Busy Week + Baby-Free Saturday Night [Sunday Post]

August 28, 2016     Michelle     Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

My own drumbeat
All right, so SHOCK and awe. I’m discovering that it’s awfully difficult to find time to work full-time, be a mom to a 3-month-old, and blog. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. Mostly because Natalie usually decides that she must be the center of attention and that NO distractions are allowed.

Last night Natalie spent the night with her grandparents (I’m anxious to pick her up and see how she did). It was some much-needed baby-free time. But in all honesty, I would have preferred to use that time sitting at the computer catching up on things. Instead we had friends over and we drank a bit, watched Deadpool (which contributed to the drinking; if you’ve never plaid that as a drinking game, don’t), and played Cards Against Humanity. It was fun, but I definitely don’t feel recharged. My husband needed it though.

I totally get why my mom overpacks for everything though. I was gathering stuff to leave with my in-laws, and I fully acknowledge that I packed WAY more than was needed. But I kept getting a bunch of “what-if” running through my head, and more stuff ended up in the bag. Mom, I’ll try not to make fun of you for overpacking as much. It won’t go away entirely, but maybe I’ll tone it down a bit. 🙂


Bloggish Things:

I’m participating in two Read-A-Thons:

  • #ReadThemAllThon — see my announcement post for my goals
  • 2016 ARC August — I’m hoping to finish 8 ARCs between August and September, so splitting the difference puts 4 in August 🙂
    • Same as last week: I’ve finished 3.5 so far. One of them, I guess I technically ended up finishing in July (though hadn’t expected to).

Mudkip#ReadThemAllThon points earned so far:

  • Last week’s balance: 348CP
  • Badges Earned: 2 * 20CP = 40CP
  • Pages Read: 67 rollover + [835 + (352+357)] * 0.1CP = 160CP (11 pages to roll over to next week)
  • Reviews Posted: 2 * 20CP = 80CP
  • Tweets: 2 * 2CP = 4CP
  • Second Evolution @50CP: 50CP
  • TOTAL: 682CP

Last Week:


Next Week:

I don’t have much scheduled yet 🙁 I’ll definitely have a review for Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire. I’m also almost done with a discussion post, but we’ll see if I manage to actually get that finished up today. I’ll likely also have a review of Withered + Sere and Feverborn if all goes well.

Back to work + baby in the evenings has made posting rather difficult (for some strange reason).


This Week I Enjoyed:

I haven’t had much time to keep up with other blogs this week. I’ve browsed quite a bit on my phone, but that mostly entails marking posts to read later. Hopefully I’ll get some quality internet time today and will be able to catch up a bit.

  • Working FT and blogging is hard enough, and with a young one even more I would think! If you can blog at all you’re doing good. 🙂 I haven’t seen Deadpool but heard it was pretty funny.

    • Oh, it was definitely very funny! It’s kind of a depressing story, but they did a good job of keeping it humorous instead of super dark.

  • It’s funny how we make fun of people for doing things and then we grow up and end up doing the same things lol. And YAY WITHERED + SERE REVIEW. Well, maybe not yay, depending on whether you liked it or not, but I am curious to see what you thought!

    • I know, right?!

      I liked it quite a bit; I’m writing my review now!