Welcome to the 71st 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.
News at Home
Woo-wee what a week! Where do I start? Well Sunday evening I got a text from Michelle telling me the book with my short story in it was published and asking why I hadn’t told her. Yeah, I had no idea! LOL! But seriously, how cool is that? There’s like 20 authors and somehow I got lucky enough to actually be listed in the four or so authors on Amazon. My story is called Simulated Perfection – it’s story three – and I’m through the roof excited about finally being a published author. I even have Amazon and Goodreads pages! I need to get my author website up and running, I meant to do that this week but well, you’ll see in a second why I didn’t. Anyway, here’s the book info. If you do read it, I’d be honored to know what you think, good or bad 🙂Welcome to the Future on January 10, 2015
What will the future hold? Sometimes bleak, sometimes inspiring, these twenty tales seek to answer the very question that civilization has pondered for centuries. From a world where specialized eyes shape the way reality is perceived to fabricated simulations that are designed to allow full control over an augmented reality. This book takes you to the far reaches of the universe to the remnants of a forgotten Earth. In short, these twenty tales boldly answer the question of "what if" with a simple:
Welcome to the Future.
So, OMG I was SO BUSY this week! That teacher certification class is no joke! I knew it was going to be intensive, but holy shit, I totally underestimated it. We have class from 8:30 – 4:30 every day, which means I leave at 7:20, am up at 6:30. And then I get home around 5/5:30 (damn traffic sucks!), do homework until 12:30/1:00am (with an hour break for dinner with the family). And then I do it all over again. So yeah, I kind of dropped off the face of the earth this week and I anticipate doing the same thing next week. Sorry! I did spend most of yesterday (Saturday) trying ot reply to comments and visit blogs, but I’m still hopelessly behind and don’t anticipate doing better anytime soon… sorry again! The class is awesome though and I’m really feeling super optimistic about teaching! I’ve always loved to teach but classroom management scares the shit out of me. It still does, but I feel so well equipped by these women who are clearly incredible teachers. Anyway, one more week to go on that.
Oh and I finished another knitting project! I know, with what what time? Well, when we have dinner we watch a show together. And I’m usually done eating in the first 10-15 minutes, so I use the rest the time to knit. And this turned out to be easier than I’d expected.
It was my first time using circular needles – turns out they’re super easy! So I started a new project on Friday and we’ll see how that goes. This last one was for my mom and the one I’m working on now is for a friend – I’m making her an Outlander inspired Cowl. I’m using these gigantic needles so it’s interesting!
For the reason’s mentioned above, this week was a real challenge with my fitness goals. I lost the time for my morning jogs and my walks throughout the day – not to mention the time I usually spend on my treadmill desk. I’m sitting all day – though I did use lunch breaks to go on walks and when I got home I went on a jog. But I’m so tired that I don’t go as long. As far as recording food – I was doing good, but fell apart Tuesday 🙁 I’d like to be optimistic and say I’ll get back at it, but realistically I think I should say this week I’ll probably not do so good tracking.
Average steps: 10,019 steps/day– I barely made it this week! I’m really proud that I did though! $1.00 earned for my book budget!
Last Week on the Blog
- [11 Jan] Sunday Post | 70th Edition
- [12 Jan] Like by J. A. Huss ★★★★½
- [13 Jan] 2014 Book of the Year | Round 4
- [13 Jan] Why am I unsubscribing to your blog?
- [14 Jan] Divergent by Veronica Roth ★★★½
- [15 Jan] 2014 Book of the Year | Semi-Finals
- [15 Jan] The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski ★★★★½
- [16 Jan] A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes
- [17 Jan] 2014 Book of the Year | Finals
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 71st Edition
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Do you remember your first?
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
Life of a Blogger | Accomplishments
Cutlass by Ashley Nixon | Shotgun Review
Nose Graze has a great post about adding an Opt-In Box below your posts in WordPress
Nikita had a great post about things Things that Define Me, #UseYourAnd – I thought it was really insightful.
Felicia has a brilliant idea! It’s kind of a Meme and when I have the time I plan to join in with Task It Tuesday!
I didn’t buy any books, but I did win an audio book! That’s like a double score! Thanks to Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About for the win and also to author Jamie Lake! (Click on Cover to go to Goodreads)
How was your week?
Link to your posts in the comments below so I can visit you 🙂