Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Week That Was - Jan 1 - 7

After a quiet Christmas and New Year the first week of 2012 has been more eventful .......the highlight being bringing home our new baby yesterday!


 This is Murphy - 7 weeks old and the cutest little boy ever. Our last little dog died a month before our retirement move and although we've often talked about another dog in the three years since then talking was as far as we got. I do believe things happen when the time right and this small puppy needing a home seems meant for us. 
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce @ At Home With Books

Earlier in the week we had a visit from Son 2 and his family which was lovely and on Thursday a trip through to the optician, long overdue. I've needed new glasses for quite a while and am looking forward to reading and blogging without suffering headaches caused by eyestrain.

Reading this week has been wonderful and I hope it's an indication of how it will continue through 2012. I've been loving every word of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd and nearing the end with regret although I plan to reread parts this week as I sort out my next post for A Classics Challenge. Really enjoying reading everyone's posts - lots of fun and lots of new blogs being fed into Google Reader. Also read and will be posting on -
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather 

Today I've started The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy Sayers and then I have Stephen King's 11/22/63 waiting ......and on Tuesday the year-long group read of Clarissa by Samuel Richardson begins . Hopefully another great week of reading!

Happy reading!


  1. Adorable! He looks like one of those collectable Beanie Babies.

  2. What a sweet little puppy! I recently got a new prescription too - it's wonderful to be able to read without eyestrain.

  3. Your new puppy is so precious. I know you guys are thrilled.

    Some good reading going on at your house. I enjoyed SISTER last year too.

  4. He's cute, adorable and fiendishly active - I'm exhausted.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  5. He's adorable. Glad your new glasses have made reading more fun!

  6. Wonderful dog! Thanks for sharing this cute and adorable new companion.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. You will have so much fun! It has been 5 years since our dog died. I would love to adopt an older dog.

  8. He's a cutie. I hope you all have fun together.

  9. He's an adorable little guy. Makes me want to adopt a puppy.

  10. I am green with envy. The Bears will not let me have a dog. They have this strange notion that puppies like to chew. I tell them they're being neurotic but they reckon they are simply realists. Love Murphy for me as well, please.