Welcome to the 74th 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.
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Last week was another crazy busy week! I can’t remember what I did on Monday… except my taxes, which we don’t want to talk about, okay?
But Tuesday I had book club and, as usual, it was a lot of fun. My friend, Jaime, has started joining me at book club and it’s been a real bonus since it means we get to see each other that much more! Tuesday I also FINALLY got my approval to observe at one of the school districts for my teacher certification – that made Wednesday – Friday CRAZY busy.
Wednesday (after my morning jog) I went to water aerobics with my mom, like usual. As I was jumping around – because I push myself HARD in these classes (want to get the most out of them) – I landed and felt this intense pain go through my left foot. Now that foot has been bothering me for about 3 weeks (4 now I guess), but I shrugged it off as a bruise and pushed through the pain. But whatever happened Wednesday was the straw the broke the camel’s back… or more likely, made the stress fracture worse. I haven’t been to a doctor because:
- From what I’ve read all they can do for a stress fracture is have you stay off it, elevate it, and ice it frequently.
- I have insurance, but it’s the one provided by my school – AKA, crappy insurance – and the XRAYs and, more likely, MRI would cost more than I can afford right now.
So I’m not 100% it’s a stress fracture, but everything I’ve read suggests it’s highly likely, especially since I’m an overweight runner. Blah. So I have to try and stay off it as much as possible the next 6 weeks.
I didn’t do too good with that this week, because after the gym Wednesday we had to get groceries and then I headed to my friend’s house to stay the night with them so I go to work with her husband (also my friend LOL) and observe him in the classroom Thursday and Friday. They live kind of far, so it was easier to stay with them. It was really enjoyable and I’m starting to think I might want to reconsider and get my certification to teach high school after all. He teaches high school Geometry and PreCalculus and the kids were great (though sometimes I had a hard time not laughing when they misbehaved – it was kinda hilarious and I have to figure out how I’ll deal with that…)
So I was on my feet a decent amount Wednesday – Friday. Friday, when I got home from observing, my BF and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day so we could stay home and be super lazy Saturday. We went to dinner at this new-to-us place called “Seafood” LOL! It’s a whole in the wall family restaurant we stumbled upon and it was fantastic! Not only was the food good, but everyone was so friendly – so much fun, we’ll definitely be back.
By time we got home, though, my foot was throbbing – whether I was on it or not. So I spent the entire night tossing and turning in pain and all day Saturday pretty much with my foot up and putting ice on it. It’s not so swollen now and it doesn’t hurt as bad, but I’m going to try and take it easy as possible.
I spent a good portion of this week trying to remove all connections between my “real life” identity and my “blog” identity. Basically I just don’t want to take a chance of someone Googling my name and coming up to one of the few erotica reviews I have and having that person be a principal considering hiring me. But I also don’t want to stop reading and reviewing whatever I like. I’m still working on it – I’m cleaning up social media right now, but the blog is clean.
Round one of Murder at the Reinhart wrapped up and we announced the winner yesterday – Congratulations again to Lynn! Come back tomorrow and Tuesday to read and vote for round two contestants CC Dragon and Colleen Helme!
Because of the maybe stress fracture, I’m altering my goals a bit. I’m aiming for 5000 steps a day OR 1 hour of physical activity (going to start swimming laps for a while I think) average per day.
Average steps: 9128 steps/day No wonder my foot hurts, I pushed too hard for having an injury these past few weeks :/
Days counting calories: 7! Woo-hoo! Finally back on track!
Book budget money earned: $2.00
Last Week on the Blog
- [8 Feb] Sunday Post | 73rd Edition
- [9 Feb] Murder at the Reinhart | Part 1 by Lea Wait
- [10 Feb] Murder at the Reinhart | Part 2 by Lea Wait
- [11 Feb] Alienated by Melissa Landers ★★★★
- [12 Feb] Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger ★★★
- [13 Feb] Invaded by Melissa Landers ★★★★½
- [14 Feb] My TBR List | February 2015 Results
- [14 Feb] Winter 2014-2015 #COYER Update |Oops!
- [14 Feb] Murder at the Reinhart | Round 1 Results
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 74th Edition
Murder at the Reinhart | Part 1 by Colleen Helme
Murder at the Reinhart | Part 2 by Colleen Helme
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Murder at the Reinhart | Round 2 Results
Felicia @ Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog asks: What does New York Times Best Seller mean to a reader?
The Book Nympho contemplates the difficulty of explaining genres in this week’s Talking Between Reads: You’re Reading What?
Chapter Break shares their Top 10 Favorite WordPress Plugins
Michelle @ Because Reading talks about how page numbers kinda freak her out now that she’s a blogger… me too!
Ramona @ My Bookish Life talks about Why Women Read More Than Men (and I get too into it in my comments LOL)
Added to my Shelf
Kensington emailed me and I couldn’t resist…
*picture links to Goodreads*
I also won a $5 Gift Card from Tiffany @ TiffyFit’s Reading Corner! Thanks Tiffany!
How was your week?