Thursday, July 17, 2008

Here is the cover of the first book in the series!
So much for the early enthusiasm... :(

No, it hasn't helped that first Dad and I were speaking in the 1st Ward's sacrament meeting last Sunday, and I had to organize my thoughts on what to say there. It's hard to put into 12 minutes all the wonderful things we learned on our service mission to Hawaii.

Having that over, I was finally beginning to feel good. I had stopped coughing and was actually getting some energy back and saw all the 100's of projects that I need to start tackling. However, on Tuesday, Dad had his surgery on his back to remove the fatty cyst that has been growing very fast for the past year or so. He did very well and has not taken any pain medication for it. It is the itching that is troubling him. If I had a scanner, I would scan the picture I had to OR nurse take before they took the specimen to the pathologist. Then again, maybe I wouldn't.

Early, early Wednesday morning I woke with churning in my stomach and I won't describe what then happened, but it took several hours for me to finally get back to sleep. So, Wednesday was a 'wasted' day as far as what I had planned to accomplish. However, lying around in bed, I started reading the books that Steve and Deidrien gave me last year before we left for Hawaii.

They are the series of books by Alesander McCall Smith about "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" . I have two in the series of nine and when we get out to a bookstore, I will be getting the other seven.

Here is the review from the back of the book: "..the No 1 Ladies' Dectective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enornously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to 'help people with the problems in their lives.' Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone [Botswana Africa], she is hired to track down a missing husband, undercover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart and lands her in danger is that of a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors." These books are fun and easy to read. Just right for someone who doesn't have the energy to get out of bed. Here is the URL for the website. Be sure to turn on the music. It is delightful!

I am halfway through the second book already, but I can't pick it up today until I accomplish something around the maybe tackle the bedroom. It still looks like the day after we got home from Hawaii. Of course, in order to find a place for all the stuff in there, I have to clear around other things as well. A never ending job, isn't it?