January 2019 was the longest month ever…it’s also freezing. #thesundaypost

Posted February 3, 2019 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 21 Comments

hosted by Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Week in READview:

This week was FREEZING! On Thursday we hit -20 degrees which isn’t as bad as some areas but still really cold. The school was closed on Thursday for my daughter but my son had a delayed opening. We had a small blast of snow on Wednesday that caused white out conditions for about 20 minutes before it stopped. The last week of the longest January ever was really weird.

My parents are coming by today to watch the Superbowl. I do this every year with them and make some fun food to eat. I will also be watching the Kitten and Puppy Bowl because I can’t resist watching puppies and kittens run around.

Worked on Blogging stuff this weekend and got a few posts finished. Still about a week ahead on posts so for now I am good with that, plus I am working with no real pressure to avoid any slumps again. Sundays at the moment are my best visiting days and I am enjoying checking out all your weeks in review. 🙂

Played a few games this week but now my Steam gaming app isn’t working anymore, I am so bummed. I hope they are going to fix it because I don’t appear to be the only one having an issue. I also lost all my data for the games i was playing, I was having so much fun too. Been playing Star Stable also so I will just play that for now until I can get my Terarria back. I was able to fix it, it was suggest that it was a font issue causing Steam not to open so I closed all the fonts but apparently it was a font not active that was causing it not to load. So I did get some great Star Stable playing in and was able to train my horses but this week is all about Terarria! I have some caves to explore and zombies to kill.

I am finding balance again in my life and have found ways to push down the anxiety. I still have minor setbacks but overall doing so much better than 2018. Just taking things slowly. 🙂

What I am watching:

EVERY FRIDAY AT 8 HALLMARK IS PLAYING A CHRISTMAS MOVIE! Who’s excited? THIS GIRL!!!!

Lately I have been addicted to Home and Family on the Hallmark channel. I usually watch them after work on DVR because I love the cooking segments and a few other things that they do. They recently made coffee creamer that I am DYING to try. Did you know if you soak raisins in milk, almond milk or coconut milk you can make condensed milk. NEITHER DID I! I need to try that and make the creamers they look so good. Here is the recipe if you are interested.

Reading News:

I rocked reading in Jan, I am so excited but had a complete genre shift. I can’t seem to get enough fantasy and/or SciFi. I still love my RH but it’s all about Fantasy, as far away from reality as I can get. This world just sucks at the moment and I need an escape.

Check these out:

Nothing to share this week but if you have a moment, would you be able to stop by My TBR List Post and give a vote for which book you think I should read this month.

Books

(Read, Currently Reading & Next)

What I grabbed

Nothing this week since last week I went crazy! 🙂 lol

Last Week on the Blog:

What you might see this week:

  • Book Report ~ Month 1 of Year 2019.
  • Review of The Darkest Day book 1 and 2
  • My TBR List Winner

Just for Fun:

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So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading

ox

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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21 responses to “January 2019 was the longest month ever…it’s also freezing. #thesundaypost

  1. Wow -20 that’s really cold. I heard about the polar vortex that hit the states, but wasn’t sure if you would get cold weather too. That kitten and puppy bowl sounds fun to watch and I hope you had a great time with your family watching it all.

    Sundays are my best visit days usually too. Glad to hear you’re enjoying your games, but that’s annoying about the steam app issue, good that you got it fixed.

    It really is a struggle sometimes to balance everything, glad to hear you’re doing okay mostly. I think it’s normal to have a few minor setbacks sometimes.

    I hope February is a good month for you!

  2. I love you just for fun picture – so me. Like yes – me. I get so distracted at times. I had my family over for SB Sunday but for something else so I just saw bits and pieces of the game. I used to watch the puppy bowl when my kids were small cause they loved it and would yell at the tv for them to move. It really was cute. Have a wonderful week.

    Mary

  3. Yeah, what is up with Christmas movies, like we didn’t have a whole two months of them! I know you love it but I was staring at the TV going what the heck! I am all about the mysteries on Hallmark and Mystery channel so you can have your Christmas…lol. 🙂

  4. Good riddance to January! And isn’t it sad I almost FORGOT about the Super Bowl being this weekend? I used to love watching it but this year I’m just kinda meh. Maybe it’s just the teams I’m ambivalent about. Anyway the Kitten and Puppy Bowl are much more popular around here these days!

    Terraria sounds kinda awesome???

    • My husband is a football fan no matter who is playing so he does football pools. The Kitten bowl was really cute, I love they had special needs cats on .

      Terraria is awesome. It’s bitmapped characters and you just need to survive and explore. They have zombies, pirates, flying eyeballs, angry snowmen and sometimes evil bunnies. It’s a great game. I used to play it with my son now we play on the computer but I currently have my own world I am exploring. so much fun! 🙂

  5. I alternated between thinking January was the longest month ever and wondering where the hell it went. I was so busy most of the time. Ugh.

    I saw somewhere on Twitter about Steam being down or something, but the boys didn’t say anything so either they weren’t playing on it or they just didn’t say anything about it. lol

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Michelle! XOOX

    • It might have been my post. It was affecting only people with a Mac but happily someone figured it out. I was able to play for a little while. 🙂 My son said he didn’t have any problems.

  6. I’m with you on fantasy books being the best escape.
    I’m glad you’ve found a way to calm your anxiety and things are going well this year. My anxiety is running rampant and trying to throttle me at every other moment which is a complete turn-around from 2018 in which I was predominantly calm and under control. 🙁

    We don’t have superbowl madness here but interestingly they DO show it live on TV. My cousin is American Football nuts and is a HUGE Patriots fan so he’s absolutely giddy at them being in another superbowl… I think he’ll actually cry when Brady retires. 🙄

    • They seem to be where I want to be.
      I find that music helps my anxiety the best but more the soundtrack type of music. I just need to get my brain to stop thinking and that seems to help the most. I did have a minor issue last night but was able to get it to go away but it does get hard sometimes.

      My husband is a fan of football, he has his team but can watch all the games. He is very into sports.

  7. We were off school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday because of the cold. Today? Its 60 degrees. I love the puppy bowl!! I didn’t know they had a kitten bowl too!

  8. Have a great super bowl! My hubs took 2 of our kids over to a friend’s house. I nagged him repeatedly out the door not to forget to let the kids watch puppy bowl. LOL. It’s just too cute to miss.

  9. I don’t even know what -20 degrees feels like and I’m really sure I don’t want to know. It sounds awful! I’m glad you’re finding balance again. It’s so frustrating when that’s off and it affects so much. Now I’m curious about the creamer! Try it and let us know if it works. Have a great week!

    • I am not even sure how to describe what -20 feels like but it wasn’t fun at all. lol
      I am planning to make the creamer next weekend, so I will let you know. I plan to make it with milk first and going to try the cinnamon swirl. I am hoping it’s good 🙂 Creamers can be so expensive.

    • It’s alway so fun to watch. I love the kitten bowl is adding special needs kittens. I have two so it’s would be nice to see them get adopted.
      Thank you! 🙂 It was fun to make and really fits us.