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.
So I’ve been MIA from the Sunday Post for a while, as I was from the blog in general up until a couple weeks ago. Rather than restating what I’ve already said – besides to say I was in a bit of a funk – you can read this post, Why can’t I get out of my funk?, if you want the rambling explanation. Slowly but surely I’m making my way back though!
News at Home
What have you missed in my at home life? A lot has been going on, but again – way too much to cover in one Sunday Post. So I’ll limit myself to this past week – which had enough to fill pages! I will tell you though that I went to RT last month and had a blast – I got so many books and I’m still figuring out how to do my Pinching Pennies from last month because of it! – and I recapped that in these two posts: #RT15 Days 1 & 2 Recap & My “Official” #RT15 Fun.
So this past week started kind of rough but ended on a positive note. Last Friday my mom took her cat to the vet because she wasn’t eating and was generally not acting like herself. They did some tests and finally figured out that she had a tumor and that it was inoperable. They gave her a shot of some kind to see if it would respond to medicine, but over the weekend we realized that Jazzy was done. She still wasn’t eating or acting like herself. And from the location of the tumor, it seemed she was having trouble breathing. Not exactly a high quality of life. And she was 13 years old, so she didn’t have a short life… So on Tuesday my mom took her into the vet and had her put down.
I didn’t really have much time for mourning Jazzy though because I was in the middle of a freak out because Buffy was so sick! Ok, I’ll admit, I went overboard with my freaking out. She was vomiting, which isn’t good, but also isn’t totally abnormal for dogs. But with Buffy vomiting while my mom took Jazzy in to be put down, I was suddenly very aware of Buffy’s mortality. And unlike Jazzy, Buffy is only 3 -so I’m not even close to prepared to lose her. Well I skipped book club and everything because I was busy giving Buffy ice chips in an effort to keep her hydrated – she wasn’t interested in eating and wasn’t doing great keeping water down. That night when we went to bed I was always on the edge of awake, checking on Buffy. And at 3am, I heard her get up and drink water. At 3:05 she was vomiting it up… and she just kept going. To put it mildly, I freaked. According to my Fitbit, I had 1 hour of sleep, broken, at that point, so I was tired. But I couldn’t sleep. So I got up with Buffy and tried desperately to get her hydrated, while I waited for 7am when the vet would be open. Long story short – Buffy made it to the vet at 7am, promptly threw up (and thus moving us up the line), stayed in for some blood work and hydration and came home all better! She’s fine – something upset her tummy, not sure what – and because I hadn’t managed to keep her hydrated she needed help getting rehydrated. I tried so hard but it wasn’t enough. I’m just glad to have Buffy back to herself! She scared me – she’s just such a huge part of my life!
Oh and did I mention that all this happened on my birthday?! Yeah, June 9th (Tuesday) was my birthday. I did absolutely nothing to celebrate – but on Friday my brother came over with a bottle of champagne and we toasted to his graduation and my birthday. Good enough. My birthday gift is that Buffy is okay!
Then yesterday, Saturday, I had ANOTHER author-reader event. I’m getting spoiled 🙂 Felicia (Geeky Blogger) had a ton of books for me – many will make it to COYER, others you’ll see down below – and then I had goody bag and won some. I really have no excuse if I buy a book for the remainder of the year. Don’t quote me on that though, I’m sure I’ll come up with some 😉 It was a great time – the author I sat with with so fun and generous. She’s offered to sponsor a great giveaway for my blogoversary next month so that will be exciting. And to emphasize how small a world we live in – turns out she was teaching at my undergrad university while I was there in the English department where I took half my classes! I was surprised I didn’t recognize her name, but then I found out that it’s a pen name and turns out, I was waitlisted for her class! How cool is that? Anyway, I had a blast and it was a great way to wrap up my week.
This seriously snuck up on me! Somehow COYER starts Saturday! Wow, I’m not quite prepared, but I’m really looking forward to it. If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! Sign up here.
I’ve been doing okay, but could be doing better. I keep forgetting my Fitbit on the charger (I have to charge it every night practically!) so I don’t have a good record of steps. I do think I’m doing consistently well though.
Last Week on the Blog
- [7 Jun] My “Official” #RT15 Fun
- [8 Jun] Revive by Tracey Martin ★★★★½
- [9 Jun] The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak ★★★½
- [10 Jun] Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland ★★★★½
- [11 Jun] Do Me, Tonight by Jamie Lake ★★★
- [12 Jun] #JIABM Interview & #Giveaway | The Hollow Ground
- [13 Jun] My TBR List | June 2015 Results
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Seeing as I’m no longer “Miss Scheduled,” I can’t tell you for sure. There will definitely be a COYER kick off post on Saturday. I have a few reviews I hope to get published this week and I’d really like to get my Pinching Pennies and Challenge update from May up this week. If I don’t, there’s probably no point until next month..
Added to my Shelf
I’m going to be lazy and just show you a couple pictures… this doesn’t include the books I got that I’m putting in the COYER giveaway pile.
How was your week?