Welcome to the 79th 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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I’ve had another super busy week! Monday I FINALLY got to take my teaching exam! There were no hiccups and I feel like I did well. The results are supposed to come in 3-5 business days, meaning I should have them by the end of the day tomorrow. I was really hoping I’d have them already, but if I passed, I don’t care that I have to wait. Fingers crossed! And I have the ESL exam on Thursday – it kind of snuck up on me because when I initially scheduled it I was supposed to have all this time in-between exams. I don’t feel completley ready yet, but I’m hoping I can get myself there in time.
It’s also the start of birthday season in my world. Tuesday was my step-son’s little brother’s birthday, so we went out with his family for dinner. I gave him a couple books, since he’s my reading buddy. Then Friday my BF and I went out for dinner to celebrate his birthday, which is actually today. Every other Friday is our date night, so we decided to double it up as his birthday. We’ll be going over to his son’s mom’s house today to spend time with them too though, so I won’t be around a whole lot today I don’t think.
I’ve also been a knitting mad woman – I finished a scarf that I’ve been making for Michelle @ Because Reading and then immediately started work on a poncho I’m making for my step-son. He requested it – picked out the colors and pattern and everything (weirdest color combo, but I’m sure he’ll pull it off) – so I’m trying to get it finished in time for his birthday, which is April 6th. I’ll share a picture of it with ya’ll when I’m done. Here’s a picture of Michelle’s scarf- I’m super proud of it:
I’ve been a busy bee! Bloggiesta ends today and I’ve accomplished so much this week! You can check out my to-do list for the run down, but I’m also super excited because I think I’ve finally found a system for keeping up with comments and visiting other blogs. For commments, I got a new WP APP on my phone and I’m answering them there, which is turning out to be much easier to keep up with. I don’t know when I’ll get to all those back comments, but I’m hopeful that I’ll finally be able to stay current. I also reorganized the blogs I subscribe to on my RSS reader (an app on my phone). I have the blogs divided up into Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and I made myself limit my daily to 5 blogs. So instead of trying to conquer them all daily and missing quite a few, I have a daily rotation. It’s worked really well this week, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign.
My foot had several bad days this week 🙁 But I did also up my activity when I probably shouldn’t have. It’s just so hard – I don’t want to lose all the progress I made. I’m trying to pay attention to it though – I guess that’s really all I can do. The result was some good days, some bad days for steps. I’m averaging just under 6000/day.
Days counting calories:7
Book budget money earned: $2
Last Week on the Blog
- [22 Mar] Sunday Post | 78th Edition
- [22 Mar] Spring 2015 Bloggiesta Goals
- [23 Mar] Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley ★★★½
- [24 Mar] Binge Read or Stay Current?
- [25 Mar] Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch ★★★★
- [26 Mar] What Would Your Patronus Be? |Harry Potter MOTW
- [27 Mar] Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett ★★★★½
- [28 Mar] 1ST QUARTER UPDATE | 2015 AUDIOBOOK CHALLENGE
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 79th Edition
Hope’s Reign by Selena Fenech
Was It Good For You? | Hope’s Reign
Berls’s Challenge Update | March 2015
Pinching Pennies | March 2015
A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake
My TBR List | April 2015 Voting
It’s time to sign up for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon again! Sign-up here!
Felicia shared some very relevant and interesting views about Ethics in Book Blogging.
Lola shared a yummy sounding recipe for Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce.
Trish gave some really great Justifications For Buying All The Books.
Have you heard of Reading Alley? I got an email invite for it this week and it looks like a smaller NetGalley. Use Trish’s post to justify it 😉
Carmel asks for some advice on How to fight blogging slumps.
The Book Nympho’s Talking Between Reads is all about Plagiarized Reviews.
Added to my Shelf
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