Welcome to the 80th Edition of My Sunday Post!
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I’ve been an emotional roller coaster this week, feeling the extremes of pretty much every emotion! And I haven’t done much reading, I think I’ve just been in the wrong mood :/
This week started out so good. I got my scores Monday – I passed my exam with a 291/300. As in – I KICKED IT’S ASS! 🙂 WOO-HOO! Sweet relief!
And then Wednesday things got gradually worse and worse. First of all, there was ANOTHER mix-up with the tests and guess who didn’t take her ESL supplemental test this week? Me! Let’s not get into it and just leave it at that… I’m tired of talking about it frankly. Clearly I can’t have a smooth experience with these exams. I’m rescheduled for April 21st now. Wednesday some more things happened that, well I can’t talk about and frankly it makes me sick to my stomach with worry and stress so I don’t even want to talk about. But it was the low point in my week and probably will be for a bit. Send good vibes my way please, I need a few miracles.
I have been knitting away, though. My stepson’s birthday is tomorrow and I really want this poncho done for him by then. I think I’ll make it and I’ll give ya’ll a picture next week. I’ve been knitting while catching up on the latest season of Downton Abbey. I’ll just say “Poor Edith!” That girl really doesn’t have any luck, does she? 🙁
Oh I do have a picture for you this week though – I made Lola’s Creamy Pesto Spinach Pasta sauce this week and it turned out really REALLY yummy! This is two servings (at least how we ate it LOL) and maybe not as pretty, but super yummy!
Then Thursday I woke up feeling inspired to write – more than I have in a while! Maybe feeling bad is a great writing motivator? So I made little progress reading, but I’ve been writing away. And Saturday brought me back full circle! We celebrated Easter Thursday and it was so much fun. We’re not religous, so Easter is just another excuse to hang out and have fun with the kiddos. We cooked out burgers and hotdogs, had some potato salad and lots of fun. We did an easter egg hunt, painted eggs, and then a couple of us ended up learning dances for hours! We setup youtube on the tv, moved the furniture and at first we just fooled around doing the cupid shuffle, Wobble, etc but we ended finding a great tutorial for Uptown Funk with Bruno Mars’s dance routine. We did that over and over and ended the day dancing along with the official music video. It was so much fun and I think I actually got it. The only bad thing is that I pushed a bit too hard and both my right knee (I had surgery on it like 8 years ago) and my left foot (the one from the stress fracture) are hurting 🙁 But it was so much fun!
The week ended on a high note, so that’s encouraging. This is typically a rough time of the year for me – a loved one died years ago on April 6th and I tend to get into a funk. I’m in a really good mood at the moment, so maybe I can hold on to that and not let the stuff that brings me down overwhelm me. I am looking forward to my annual reread of Pride and Prejudice. I’m considering doing the audio for the first time ever 🙂
Nothing going on with the blog at the moment…
I decided that I’m going to start giving a daily accounting because steps don’t count a lot of what I do for excercise – so I’ll have a record of my average steps at the end. I’m only noting exercises that don’t impact steps, so my jog/walks (for example) are just included in the steps. My foot started feeling much better this week – thank goodnes because when I’m stressed I really like to exercise. Hopefully the pain will go away from the dancing with some ice!
I’m keeping a daily accounting starting with good ole April 1st. My goal this month is 4k steps/day week 1, 6k steps/day week 2, etc – hoping to get back to 10k steps/day by end of the month or at least mid-May.
50 minutes water aerobics class
30 day slim arms challenge day 1
Steps (in addition): 9,514
30 day slim arms challenge day 2
Steps (in addition): 10,030
50 minutes water aerobics class
30 minutes laps in the pool
30 day slim arms challenge day 3
Steps (in addition): 8,817
Average steps: 6,122 steps/day (since Saturday)
Days counting calories: 7! Still doing really well with this!
Book budget money earned: $2.00
Last Week on the Blog
- [29 Mar] Sunday Post | 79th Edition
- [30 Mar] Hope's Reign by Selina Fenech ★★★★
- [31 Mar] Was It Good For You? | Hope’s Reign
- [31 Mar] Task It Tuesday Week One
- [1 Apr] Berls’s Challenge Update | March 2015
- [2 Apr] Pinching Pennies | March 2015 Book Budget
- [3 Apr] A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake ★★★
- [4 Apr] My TBR List | April 2015 Voting
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | 80th Edition
My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper
Why do you book sniff? | Fun Questions
Task It Tuesday | Week Two
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
“The Reckoning” S1:E9 | Outlander Thoughts
The Death Cure by James Dashner
My TBR List | April 2015 Results
Rachelle shared an intersting look at the history of Beauty and the Beast this week.
Liza has this fun feature where she writes letters to characters. Check out this week’s letter to Alyssa of Splintered.
Lots of good stuff from Ashley this week too! Are you an author? She’s made the plugin for authors that’s sure to become as useful as UBB for book bloggers, in my opinion! She’s also taught us how to add a Jetpack subscription to the end of each post! I’ll be doing this next week I think. Oh and she also has a great walkthough on how to Rock That Effing About Page!
Get tired of reading or writing reviews? Trish’s Bookish Chat this week is all about The Benefits of Book Reiews. It might inspire you to change your tune 🙂
Anya poses an intersting question, When’s the right time to send publicist’s review links?
And an Easter themed book-ish discussion from Carmel – Do you notice Easter Eggs? I don’t usually, but now I know some places to look for them!
Heidi asks What annoys you in books? and she’s going beyond the dreaded love triangle and cliff-hangers!
Added to my Shelf
*picture links to Goodreads*
How was your week?