This week was supposed to have been about reviews. Rather, it became a week of crises. Some “stuff” hit the fan at work, resulting in serious thoughts about my future at the company. Then, I was hit with a migraine on Thursday, followed by a car accident on the way home from work on Thursday afternoon. I’m okay, and the kids were not with me. Unfortunately, the gentleman was blitzed out of his mind at 4 PM in the afternoon and failed to notice both the red light, the row of cars in front of me, my brake lights or my turn signal. Idiot. This all occurred while Jim was out of town on a business trip. Needless to say, I stayed home on Friday in an effort to recover my sanity. It was much deserved.
Apparently, when I get stressed, I read. I finished five books this week, three on Friday alone. I was worried about not having enough to review for the month and now am about eight reviews behind. I cannot complain about this because it means I was able to remove five books from my TBR pile. That is always a good thing.
So what did I get done on the blog this week? I managed to post two reviews before things got heavy at work and my mind decided to take a break each evening: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. Connor reviewed Tanglewreck, and we celebrated the winner of the Heidegger’s Glasses giveaway. I continue to be brutally honest about my latest push to get healthy. Lastly, I put forth some thoughts I have on collecting books. I would have loved to have posted at least one more review, but I just did not have the mental capacity to do so.
This week, being a short work week, should not be as dramatic as last week. At least, I’m keeping my fingers crossed it is so. This means that I should be able to post at least a few more reviews. I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year for those of us with no family in the area, and Connor starts indoor soccer this Friday. Between that, and getting ready for Christmas, I imagine the week will pass fairly quickly.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and an even better week to come. Happy reading!
Thanks, Jodie! The situation is still ongoing but now in HR's hands. I'm hoping for some form of resolution this week, as it needs to be resolved one way or another.
What an awful week you had. Ugh drunk in the middle of the afternoon, wow good decision there man. Just making the parents proud isn't he? Good luck for this week and I'll cross my fingers about your work situation.
Thanks! Because it is a short week, it is automatically an improvement over last week. It honestly cannot get much worse.
LOL! I love any excuse to read, but there is something so relaxing about forgetting about your troubles with a good book. Have a great week!
You too, Michelle! You deserve a break from your pain!
Thanks, Amy! With a three-day work week, it's automatically an improvement!
OMG – what a week you have had! Hang in there – sending you good thoughts for a smooth week!
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Here's to a better week to come – as you said, a short one, so hopefully that will help!
Apparently, injuring my shoulder is good for my reading productivity :).
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I hope you do better this week, Michelle. 🙂
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Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your week, it sounds terrible. I hope that the next week is much better.
I was thankfully in my truck, so I won that battle. I wasn't hurt but horribly shaken up. I had reached my breaking point by then. I am really hoping that this week is MUCH quieter!