Linking up at Marg at The Intrepid Reader
January 2022 - Toronto ON
COVID numbers continue to break records for 7 days in a row. Over 16,000 cases on December 31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We now know family and friends who have had covid this last week. The building also has a few more cases.
We are keeping safe and avoiding catching any variants so we spent Christmas Day at home. There were lots of wishes via email, texts and video calls.
We are keeping low until I get my scheduled booster on January 4.
Sunday I started our online grocery order for delivery on Thursday. This way I have my delivery slot secured and can continue to add to the order as we think of things.
The week was pretty much all the same.
Some photos John took on a walk.
Warm enough for stand up paddle boarding?
So finally after two weeks of only one toilet, one company visit saying we needed to replace the entire toilet ($2K to meet condo requirements), multiple calls to second company unreturned, we finally had him show up today and simply replace a piece. Cost outstanding awaiting invoice. WOW HOO! Our highlight!
Thursday's cocktail was rum and eggnog, the first we've had in a few years.
New Year's Eve was more of the same. We spent the afternoon watching reruns of Prime Suspect as we loved that series and it is airing for free at the moment.
This movie had terrible reviews and ratings, a plot full of holes, but we enjoyed it as mindless entertainment.Members of a Special Air Services team must battle a group of terrorists to save the kidnapped daughter of the prime minister.
He Who Dares
We really enjoyed Being the Ricardos is a 2021 American biographical drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, about the relationship between I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Ball and Arnaz, while J. K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, and Clark Gregg also star.
We finished Landscapers, and I'll admit, I think I need to watch it again, or read more about them.
Saturday Christmas Day turkey with stuffing, Brussel sprouts, roast potatoes and smashed cauliflower, gravy. John also had a slice of tourtiere.
Tuesday short rib and lamb kidney stew
Wednesday fish and chips air fryer
Thursday BBQ chicken legs and sauteed bok choy, bean sprouts and broccoli
Friday NYE crab legs and baked potatoes.
I finished Jenny O'Brien's Silent Cry, a new to me author and series, Welsh female police procedural. A decent read and story although you can see the ending coming. It needed more twists.
Home Truths by Susan Lewis is not my type of book generally, too much romance but I have read her before. However it is very well written and covers off much of what is wrong these days, people struggling and working so hard to make ends meet. There are viscous neighbourhood gangs, ruthless landlords, internet predators, missing kids to drugs, all around a good read.
A good book to end the year on.
And speaking of ends, I broke my reading record this year!!
2021 - 121
2020 - 76
2019 - 87
2018 - 87
2017 - 86
2016 - 89
2015 - 85
2014 - 101
2013 - 73
2012 - 95