Sunday Post | Book fun Galore!ย 

October 23, 2016 Sunday Post 10

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 – Book Fun Galore! 

I’m in the midst of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon at the moment! It’s currently hour 18. I’m having a blast and,  though I doubt I’ll make it the full 24 hours, I’m feeling like I’ve got a couple more hours in me.  

And tomorrow is Buns and Roses,  a charity event Ive been attending for three years now.  I have  blast, get to mingle with authors I love and buy books ๐Ÿ™‚ This year my mom and Franky’s step mom are coming with me,  sitting at Darynda Jones’s table.  I’m super excited! 

On the school front – this week was another good one, with a couple down moments.  I had duty,  which means staying my day 20 minutes earlier – but to be ready 20 minutes earlier I really have to start about 40 minutes earlier.  So by Friday,  I was exhausted. Actually,  Thursday I came home and passed out.  The other downer is that one of my kiddos – one that I’ve been having major issues with angry outbursts and emotionally shutting down – told me his mom’s nose finally stopped bleeding from his dad hitting her.  He told me he hits her a lot.  And does drugs.  #heartbreaking 

This is the part of my job that sucks.  I hate how many times I’ve had things like this in just the two years I’ve been teaching.  I just want to wrap him up and take away all the hurt he’s feeling.  No wonder he’s violent, angry,  and an emotional mess.  So I filed my CPS report.  Hope something comes of it,  but I know now how often nothing does. And that just sucks.  

On the positive me kids are doing awesome. I had a great observation and my assistant principal told me  she had no notes,  what she saw was exactly what she looks for,  so it was time to make a new goal.  And she said they were incredibly happy they’d gone with their gut,  hiring me over a lot of more experienced candidates.  That made my day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad they did too!

Blog News

Due to Dewey’s, I haven’t really moved ahead with my blog ahead posts.  Maybe I’ll manage to get some in this week – if not, I’ll make a desperate last attempt next weekend. 

#FitReaders Update

I had a great fitness week. I made it to the the gym Tuesday,  Wednesday and Thursday! Yoga,  zumba and yoga again.  Fridays I work late to get ready for next week – though I’m thinking I might switch that up and start staying late on Thursdays instead.  I like yoga,  but I like zumba more and zumba is Fridays. I also ate really well most the week.

Oh and on Monday – my day off – I met with a surgeon about possibly doing weight loss surgery. I’ve been successful on my own, but only to an extent.  I know several people who’ve done will thanks to surgery and my insurance covers it finally,  with a $5000 copay… So I’m thinking about it.  

Last Week on the Blog

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Books from Kinderland | Halloween Fun


Snow Like Ashes | My TBR List Review

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

10 Responses to “Sunday Post | Book fun Galore!ย ”

  1. Melanie Simmons

    I’m so sorry to hear about your one student. That must be horrible. I really hope that CPS can do something, but they probably won’t. Hopefully, you’ll be able to get through to him and help him at least while he’s at school. {{hugs}} to both you and the child.

    I’ve been very MIA from blogging for the past few weeks. Vacation and just life getting in the way. I’m hoping to be back now. I guess we will see. Have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I want to hear all about Buns and Roses! Was it just awesome?? I wish we had events like that here. It sounds like you had a pretty good week to go along with your bookish weekend. Congrats on having such a fabulous observation. But I’m not surprised. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am sorry to hear about your student though. It breaks my heart when kids have to live like that. I hope something comes from your CPS report.
    Kudos to you on your Dewey’s success, and having such a wonderful week fitness-wise. That’s fantastic! I wish I got a better workout of Zumba…I think the main benefit I get is longer life span…from all the laughing at myself! LOL Keep me posted on the weight loss surgery. I didn’t know you were thinking about it…
    Have a great week, girl! I miss your face!!!!! {{{hugs}}}
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  3. A Voracious Reader

    I hope sopmething comes of the CPS report. In the meantime I’m glad he has you. And well-deserved praise from the AP! *high fives*

    My brother had surgery back in December and he’s lost 140 lbs. As you can tell by what he lost, he was very overweight. It’s major surgery with a lot of changes, so I hope you’ll think and think and evaluate before you commit. Knowing you, I know you will. *two thumbs up*

    Have fun today!
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  4. Trish

    Poor little chap, I feel so sorry for him. I have no idea how you manage to deal with that on a daily basis, live is very unfair for some people. I hope his family gets the help they obviously need. And yay, that’s great praise, I’m delighted that this year is so different to last year.
    Zumba is fun! I need to try and fit some back into my life, I used to laugh my way through the whole class but it’s great exercise too.
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  5. chucklesthescot

    It’s always nice to be valued by an employer and having their confidence in you. I’m always having issues with my weight and this winter I really need to shed some pounds and try to get the weight down. My health has suffered from it recently and I need to get motivated. Hopefully we can both have some success with that!
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  6. Lexxie

    It makes me so sad one of the kids in your class lives in an environment where it’s a good day when his mom’s nose stops bleeding due to the hits she takes from his dad *sighs*
    I have no idea how you’ve been able to actually be functional for 18 hours, Berls – I can’t do that. I need my sleep… at least 9 hours if I want to feel good the next day ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have fun with Darynda Jones today!
    I hope you’ll have a wonderful week ahead, and happy reading, Berls {{{HUGS}}}
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