Welcome to the 59th Edition of My Sunday Post!
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.
I’m back!!! I’ve missed y’all so much! Life has just been insane and what I though could just be a four day break turned into an almost month long break. I really hope I’m caught up enough now though that I can stick with y’all without interruption for a good long while 🙂
So the big event that really took me away was my mom moving in with us. I knew she was moving in, but I really underestimated what a challenge that would be for me. The thing is I move all the time, so I’m an expert. Problem is, my mom doesn’t. And, since she’s been pretty stationary for years, she has WAY more stuff than I do. She knew she’d have to get rid of things – and she did a decent job. But she still brought so much! But before I even get to moving day… I totally underestimated how much work it would be to prepare for her to move in. The weekend that I began my blog break my mom asked for my help getting a new bed (she’s had a king and the room she’s in now couldn’t possibly fit a king… she needed a twin). We spent an entire day shopping and ended up at IKEA. Have you ever bought furniture from IKEA? I hadn’t, but when I saw all the pieces her bed came in, I should have ran. Instead I took the bed home and began setting it up for her, so that when she moved in, her bed would be ready. It took all my free time for 3 days! So when I say it was a three day project, I don’t mean all day for three days, but I had other work to do.
It did turn out really nice, though. Her room is my old office, so then began the process of moving my computer (which I couldn’t get to for three days while I built the bed) into my room. I got it there and it wouldn’t turn on! I have no idea what happened – it wasn’t in a spot where building supplies could have hit it, but I took it to Best Buy’s Geek Squad and they confirmed that my desktop was done 🙁 So I had to buy a new computer – not an expense I was planning on – though I do really like my new computer. That was a couple days lost – and by then my new treadmill had arrived. So instead of setting up my computer desk, I began setting up my treadmill desk. I love it and will talk about it more on my Book Blog Walkers post this week (in the interest of keeping this post somewhat reasonable).
And then there was the fact that my mom was bringing a cat – a very skiddish, everything has to be perfect or I won’t use my litter box cat. So my BF and I spent another couple days setting up the cat’s litter closet. This could have been a lot easier if we had more space. But we don’t have an extra bathroom or laundry room, so we had to convert a utility closet. Plus we have a dog, so we needed to create a safe space for the cat where Buffy couldn’t scare her. So we cut a whole in the top of the door and installed some vents for airflow and then cut a kitty sized whole in the bottom, lined with a pet-safe rubber putty so she won’t get slivers.
Phew, I’m tired again just thinking about it! Thankfully our efforts paid off and the cat has been doing great!
Then my mom moved in on October 1st – with enough stuff to fill our apartment all on her own… except we already live here. So I spent the next several days in organizing (thank goodness I love to organize) the kitchen and living spaces. Everything is actually really nice now and one of the results was my FINALLY unpacking all my books and converting a closet with built-in shelves into a me-space 🙂
Finally, she brought a washer and dryer, which is great, because I so don’t like going to laundry mats. But our apartment didn’t have washer dryer hookups. So several hours watching youtube DIY videos later, 2 trips to Home Depot, and a lot of frustration later, my BF and I rigged washer dryer hookups. We ran into some trouble because of stupid mistakes, but we figured it out and we now have fully operational washer and dryer.
But needless to say, I’ve been exhausted and barely had time to use my blog break for what I had intended – getting ahead on the blog. I am, however, fully caught up and a decent bit ahead, so hopefully I’ll be able to maintain from here on out.
Anyway – point of the story is – it’s been crazy and it’s really good to be back 🙂
The posts you may have missed from way back when…
- [14 Sep] Sunday Post | 58th Edition
- [15 Sep] Her Avenging Angel | Cover Reveal
- [15 Sep] Join us for A Month of Giving Thanks
- [16 Sep] Teaser Tuesdays | Austenland Teaser
- [17 Sep] How to use Flickr | #Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge
- [17 Sep] Fall Bloggiesta 2014 |Goals
- [18 Sep] “The Garrison Commander” S1:E6 | Outlander Thoughts
- [19 Sep] The Wright Brother by Marie Hall ★★★★★
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 59th Edition
The Next Breath by Laurel Osterkamp | Book Review
Pinching Pennies | September 2014
Trapped by Revenge by Colleen Helme |Audio Review
Crown of Midnight | Book Review
“The Wedding” | Outlander Thoughts
Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin | Book Review
Book Blog Walkers Check-in 40
Re-releases? | Fun Questions
Needless to say, I haven’t been keeping up and doubt I’ll be able to catch up. 🙁 But I am looking forward to keeping up in the future!
New Additions to My Shelf
I have not been keeping track the past few weeks – this month’s Pinching Pennies may be impossible… but I did have two author events this week and picked up some goodies (signed!!!) These were my first time meeting authors in person and so exciting. I have another even today too! But I won’t be buying any books this time!! Not shown here – I also had personal copies of Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer signed and then Kim Harrison’s The Witch With No Name.
*Clicking on Picture will take you to Goodreads*
How was your week?
Link to your posts in the comments below so I can visit you 🙂