Category Archives: Meme

We made it to May. Now what?

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I hope that everyone is having a relaxing Sunday. This last month was a tough one for me. I found myself under a lot of stress with work. My job doesn’t really translate into a teleworking gig. So, the abrupt change and lack of guidance from the uppers has left a lot of my coworkers, and myself, beyond stressed out. I wish I could be one of those people who are taking this time to be productive and/or using this time to get a little r&r in. I honestly thought I would get so much accomplished with all the time spent at home. However, that clearly hasn’t been the case.

I did manage to get some reading in this month. My reading still isn’t where I want it to be, but I feel like it is slowly picking up.

 

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The Month of Mayhem


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So last month was… yeah. I feel like I’m in a dystopian novel. I’ve never seen so many people panic before. One minute you’re at work and then *bam*, you’re laid off, grocery stores are barren, and you’re told you can’t leave your house, while the news just shows all the chaos in the world and the growing infected/death rate. So, yeah… last month was a bit intense. Something tells me this month is not going to be any better. Luckily mine and my coworkers jobs are safe for now… but only for a couple more weeks. Then who knows. I’ve been very fortunate that due to my husband’s job, he will never be laid off and will always get a steady paycheck. Not to mention the security needed to get on base has gone up, and you can’t even enter the commissary without verifying that you’re healthy and not at risk of getting others sick. However, it doesn’t negate that tingling sense of fear as day after day you tune into the same chaos on the news.

Due to Covid-19, I’ve found that I have a lot more time on my hands, as I’m sure we all do. I thought I’d get a lot of reading, gardening, and running/walking in… but then pollen happened and the winds picked up, and I’ve been stuck inside with all the windows closed itching to get out of the house. I don’t know about you guys, but for some reason I’m having a hard time focusing on books lately. Well, my focus has been shot on just about everything, if I’m being honest. Now I understand why my dog gets so excited about the happenings of outside, and goes nuts when he sees a rabbit or bird on the front lawn.

I hope that you guys are all well and staying safe. This is a crazy time, no matter where you’re from. Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay healthy!

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I’m ready for shamrocks!

 


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This year is just kicking my butt. So, I started the month in the hospital. I started to not feel well at work, and thought nothing of it until I got worse as the night progressed. I spent the night in the ER as they tried to bring down the pain and nausea that I was experiencing. In the end, they still weren’t able to figure out what was wrong with me, and thought maybe I just came in contact with some severe stomach bug or something. When I got back to work I realized that others were out from the same symptoms. The last handful of months have been awful at work with everyone getting sick. We’ve had both strands of flu, stomach bugs, phenomia, and just everything and anything come through our offices. I got my flu shot this year, so I was hoping to dodge the bullet this year, but apparently my body wasn’t prepared for the stomach bug that came my way. Needless to say, I don’t ever want to see the inside of the ER again.

Considering how my reading has been previously, I feel like I killed it this month. I really pushed myself to read this month. I used to have so many reviews saved up for later, but lately it’s been a read and post kind of schedule. I really need to sit down and get more books and reviews in because this year is going to be crazy busy. I already have plans to go to Comic-Con, there’s a family vacation planned in Florida, and a couple other side trips scheduled for various work and family events. Basically, I need to start cracking and get some reviews in my reserve.

 

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A pretty crazy month

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I know it’s like a week  into the month of February, however, last week I was out sick with some serious stomach bug that brought me to the hospital. So, now that I’m all better and back to 100%, I thought it was time I do my January wrap up.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen the post announcing that we decided to keep the foster kitten. I had only planned to hold onto her until until the no-kill shelter had space for her, but after a month and a half of caring for her, I grew too attached to her. So, the Mister and I had a long talk about taking on another lil book sniffer and ultimately decided to keep her. My older cat may not be too thrilled with that decision, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of being yet another person who let her down and abandoned her.

Last month I also really cracked down on getting posts scheduled to go out way in advance. Which, came in handy because I made a last minute surprise flight across the country to surprise my mom for her birthday. I was so proud of myself because over the past couple of years, I’ve really struggled with getting posts out on a set schedule. I may have my reviews all typed up after I finish reading a book, but I just never seem to sit down and get them formatted for the blog until the day I plan to post them. So, last month I nailed it. I’m just hoping I can keep that trend going for the rest of the year.

 

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I blinked and now it’s 2020!

 

I feel like as I get older, the years go by quicker. 2019 was a year where if you blinked, you missed it. Maybe I’m the only one that feels that way, but it felt like every time I turned around, it was a new month. This year I had some health issues pop up, which slowed down my reading to practically nonexistent. There was also a moment where I thought I would have to move again, and I was dreading it, but thankfully everything worked out and we could stay where we are for a couple more years. I experienced Disneyland for the first time, and it was magical. I enjoyed it so much, that my bestie from NY came out to visit and we went to Disneyland. We ended the year with taking in a kitten that was found in the middle of the night, in the middle of the desert. We’re still fostering her, but our cat has not been happy, regardless of how many pheromone diffusers I bought and put up around the house. To say that this year was a bit chaotic would be putting it mildly. I didn’t get a whole heck of a lot of reading in this year. I read 58 books when I set my Goodreads goal to 125. However, I’m hoping that 2020 will be the year of books for me.

 

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Here’s to some holiday cheer


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Another month, another adventure. This past month was crazy. I started the month by attending and participating in my first ever parade. The national park that I work for was participating in the Palm Springs Pride parade and I was invited to walk the parade route with my coworkers! It was a lot of fun and a huge honor to get to participate. My best friend from back home flew out for a week of fun. We went to Disneyland, I got to show her the national park that I work at, and then we took off for my husband’s huge work event in Vegas. Oh yeah, and on that trip we got into an accident. Everyone was okay, but my car took a bit of a beating and is still in the shop getting fixed. I also rescued a kitten last month. A wonderful lady found her, but was unable to hold onto her and care for her while an owner was found, so I took her in and gave her a warm and safe place to hang out. Unfortunately, it appears that she was dumped in the desert, so now we are just fostering her until she finds her forever home. To say that November was a bit chaotic would be an understatement. It’s already December, which to me is usually the busiest time of the year, and I’m already exhausted. I had planned on putting up holiday decorations today, but I’m currently typing up this post while I wait for a plumber to come and fix my leaking sink. LoL December is not starting off on a good note. :\

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Break Time is Over!


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So you might have noticed that I took a couple of months off. I wasn’t reading, I didn’t have the focus or drive to sit down and blog, and I wasn’t even on social media. Some of you know that I was having some health issues and thankfully that has all been figured out and I’m on medicine to help keep my levels regulated. Since getting back on track medically, my desire to read came back. I found myself reading as much as I could with my time off from work, and I started to notice my old self coming back.

In the last couple of months I’ve slowly started to get my reading groove back. I also resumed a knitting project I had started months ago. One of my good friends who is a whiz with a sewing machine (she makes so many quilts that she should start an Etsy account), came over and taught me how to use my dusty sewing machine that I’ve had for about 15 years. I swore that thing was just crap, but apparently it was all me. So, I’ve taken up sewing projects during my time off from blogging as well.

I think the biggest thing I did during my time off was the Mister and I did some exploring. We went up to Big Bear for my birthday to do some hikes and explore the mountains. We took some time off from work to go out to Disneyland. Which was something the Mister said he would never do, but I really wanted to see Halloween Disney, so we went. I also took a trip out to the mountains to take in the fall weather and eat some apple cider donuts. Needless to say, I’m starting to get back to normal and be more active.

Thank you to everyone who stuck with me the last few months as I sort of slowed down and disappeared for a bit. I tried to stay active on Instagram so that you all knew I was still alive and well, but I wasn’t really online much more than that. So thanks for sticking with me while I got my health back up to speed. <3

 

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How is it already September?

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year is just flying by. Every time I turn around it’s a new month. It also seems like with every month, a new challenge pops up. For me this month I had some health issues arise. I was getting dizzy and having a hard time focusing. It was kind of scary because no one knew what was going on and why. After a handful of tests the only thing that the doctors could find was that my thyroid levels were a little off. So, hopefully that’s all it was an my body either gets back in line and levels out, or the medicine they gave me fixes the problem. I’m just ready to get back to normal and start feeling better.

So, with that being said, not a whole lot of reading happened… again. Ugh! I’ve exhausted all of my backup reviews that I’ve saved over YEARS of blogging, and I’m a little stressed out about that. Every summer I take part in a reading challenge, and this year I didn’t finish one category. With that being said, I might be taking a bit of a break pretty soon. I’ll still be online and checking out everyone’s posts and talking with you on Instagram, but I might not be posting much of anything myself except for sharing excerpts from books and maybe some discussion posts.

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Playing Catch up


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Oh man, it’s been a couple of months since I’ve done one of these. I’ve just had a lot going on and in all honesty, just haven’t been present all that much. Which, I’m sure you guys have noticed. I’m trying to get better about that. It’s just that I’ve been a little busy and kinda fluttering around so much, that I haven’t really had time to just sit down and blog, let alone read. Don’t even get me started on my reading schedule.

 

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The super bloom craziness is over!

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April was a super busy month at work due to the super bloom, Coachella music festival, and spring break. Needless to say, there was never a quiet moment at work. I was still able to get some reading in, but I was dead on my feet every night after work. I’m so glad the busy season is over and things are starting to slow down a bit. While the flowers were pretty amazing, the massive jump in tourists visiting was just a bit overwhelming for some of us here in the small town. When your hairdresser is talking about the craziness when she’s cutting your hair, you know everyone is feeling it. Ha!

I did take a road trip with a friend earlier in the month to check out a farm sanctuary. I was really excited to get to walk on a farm and see all the animals, but I definitely wasn’t expecting the PETA vibe. I should have known, but I was so focused on getting to see farm animals that were rescued and got to live out their lives in a happy place, that I didn’t even stop to think that most of the animals weren’t coming from neglect or turn-ins so much as meat farms. Whoops. :face palm: It was still cool to get to see and pet the goats, pigs, and cow, but I definitely felt like the odd man out. Especially since I wasn’t vegan like everyone else, and I was wearing a leather wrist band. I still support what they are doing, and it was heartbreaking to hear all the things that each particular animal faced before they reached the sanctuary. I’d love to one day own a farm where chickens and other various farm animals can just chill and have a good living space.

 

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