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October Books and more...

I only read 7 books in October. Looking back, I guess that's the same that I read in September, so I guess I'm on target...

Here is my list for October:
1) The Wrong Hostage - Elizabeth Lowell. I had never read any books by Lowell, and this has been in my "to be read" stack for probably a year. I'm glad I finally picked it up. It was really good. I will be looking for more books by this author.
2) Killer Smile - Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline is one of my favorite authors, and this was one of two of her older books I found while shopping at thrift stores this past month.
3) That Holiday Feeling - Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods & Robyn Carr. Each author contributed a Christmas story to this book. Macomber and Carr are favorites of mine, and now I believe that Woods will also become a favorite (see the rest of list)
4) Wedding Belles - Haywood Smith. This is the first of Smith's books I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
5) Never Too Late - Robyn Carr
6) Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
7) A Slice of Heaven - Sherryl Woods

The last 2 books are the first 2 books in a series by Woods. I'm reading the third one now.

Corby was gone most of this past week - traveling for his job. Foley bought out Martin Tractor's Kansas locations. Martin was the other Caterpillar dealership in the state. The sale takes effect tomorrow, so this past week was spent in stores around the state doing inventory counts. Corby spent time in Chanute, Topeka and Emporia, and made it home late Thursday night. It's very unusual for him to travel with his job - he's only been gone twice before for 2 days each for training - and that was a long time ago. It turned out to be good overtime for him, and we can sure use it!

My car is having transmission problems. We've decided to take it to a transmission specialist and see what they can tell us. I'm not ready to give up on it yet.

My best friend, Melody, took me to see CHICAGO last night (as my birthday present) at Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre. We had seats right at the stage, and it was a wonderful show! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The theatre was about half empty - most likely because of all the Halloween parties around town! Corby stayed home and hung out with our neighbors - giving out candy to the little trick-or-treaters. He said there weren't that many. I remember when we were kids we would trick-or-treat for hours, but the world is such a scary place now that I think most people take their kids to church functions, private parties, etc.

The twins have both been sick this past week. Kaitlin had a bad cold, and I think Kaleb has had a touch of the flu. My guess is that Brandon and their other roommate Dom will be sick soon. So far, KNOCK ON WOOD, Corby and I have avoided sickness. However, I've had a sore throat since yesterday, and since that's usually my first warning sign of a cold, I started taking Cold-Eze zinc lozenges. We'll see if that staves it off!

Next weekend will be busy. We have a Jewish wedding to attend. I'm also invited to a baby shower the same day, but it's out of town, and I don't think I can make it to both. So I'm sending the baby shower gifts with another friend. And I say "gifts" because she's having boy/girl twins. I'm ready to help her out with all the advice and comfort I can!

We're sure having a beautiful end to October and start to November with high 60's yesterday - no wind, and low 70's today with a strong wind. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!

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