Welcome to the 76th 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
Let’s see – I think the big thing going on at home this week would be that we finally got hit by winter here in DFW and it sucked. It made everything go wrong. I hate winter. Sorry snow lovers, but I’m not a fan. Let’s see – school was cancelled all week, which is just great for the kiddos but not really for the parents who have work to do. I still had to study for my teacher certification exam – which I studied hard core for and improved my pre-study score of 69% to an 85% the day before my test. EXCEPT – my test never happened. Guess why? Yeah, the snow!
See – my test was scheduled for 12:30 pm in a location about 30 minutes away. Due to the snow and traffic reports, I left my house at 11am. Okay, so for those of you not doing the math, I left 1 hour and 30 minutes before I had to arrive to a location 30 minutes away. Seems a bit dramatic right? WRONG. At 12:15pm I had to give up and call the testing center and explain that for the past 15 minutes my GPS had gone from saying I was 15 minutes away, to 20 minutes away, to 30 minutes away, and finally 45 minutes away. All while I drove and GOT CLOSER. The traffic was so bad and so slow and so full of accidents that I essentially was moving forward and yet somehow getting further away. I observed one accident happen and then, not 5 minutes down the road a truck that was pissed that he’d been slowed down by the accident (I’m assuming by the fast, reckless way he drove over the icy overpass) flew by and I got to watch him skid all over three lanes, smack the back of his truck against the barrier, stop, realize he hadn’t hit anyone and just keep driving. Yeah. Safe drivers were all over the place.
Thankfully they’ve rescheduled me at no cost – which is why I didn’t just rescheudle up front, those suckers are not cheap and you can’t just change your date for free, generally speaking. So I get more study time, but STILL. I spent my entire day basically driving to get nowhere and clearly putting my life at risk for nothing… because guess what I did after getting off the phone? Turned around and headed home… and I arrived at home at 3:45 PM. Yes I drove from 11am – 3:45am (4 hours and 45 minutes) to travel a distance of about 30 minutes total (round-trip, because I only made it halfway there). And that, my friends, is why I do not like winter, snow, cold or ice.
But besides that, I guess it was really a good week LOL.
COYER wraps up this week and I’m both sad and excited. Sad, because it’s always fun. But excited because it’s been a success and well, I’m tired. It’s a lot of wheels turning in the background when we do COYER and by the end I always need a little break. So I’m looking forward to just reading and participating in other challenges for a bit after I wrap up with COYER this week 🙂
I do think I’m a wee-bit more tired than usual because (in addition to trying to get my teacher certification during COYER) we did the Murder at the Reinhart Event during COYER, but boy was it fun! It wrapped up yesterday and I couldn’t be more happy with how everything went. Will definitely be doing this again!
I don’t think I can take it much longer! I didn’t make it to the gym at all this week because of the weather and that normally would have been fine, but since I can’t walk long without intense pain in my foot, I’ve been so inactive. I’m going to try floor routines this week when I can’t get to the gym and see how that goes. Is the 6 weeks up yet? I did count my calories though 🙂
Book budget money earned: $1.00
Last Week on the Blog
- [22 Feb] Sunday Post | 75th Edition
- [23 Feb] Murder at the Reinhart | Part 1 by Katie Hayoz
- [24 Feb] Murder at the Reinhart | Part 2 by Katie Hayoz
- [25 Feb] March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR | I’m SO in!
- [26 Feb] Life of a Blogger | Concerts
- [27 Feb] February Report Card | #2015HW
- [27 Feb] February 2015 Write On #Reviewathon
- [28 Feb] Winter 2014-2015 #COYER Update | Last Week 🙁
- [28 Feb] At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost ★★★★
- [28 Feb] Murder at the Reinhart | Round 3 Results
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 76th Edition
February 2015 | Pinching Pennies
February 2015 | Berls’s Challenge Update
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
Harry Potter MOTW | Best Neville Moment
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
My TBR List | March 2015 Voting
COYER Finish Line!
Lola asks “How do you use your Goodreads Shelves?”
Carmel @ Rabid Reads asks “Do you multitask while listening to audiobooks?”
Ashley @ Nose Graze talks about “How to Make Your Blog Future-Proof”
Jessi talks about “Plagiarism and Instagram” (and opens my eyes, since I know nothing about Instagram)
Michelle reviews the App Game Haunt the House and it looks fun!
Brandee travels by book and then for real! Her vist to Lake Quinault
At The Book Nympho this week’s Talking Between the Reads is “50 Shades of Nipples”
Added to my Shelf
*picture links to Goodreads*
How was your week?