News at Home: XMAS Break!
Yes! Yes! Whipee! Woo-who! I made it y’all! XMAS Break began Friday at 1:50 p.m. That’s when I loaded the last kid into the car. And boy am I happy.
I didn’t get home until around 3. When I got home I felt tense, so I took a long hot shower. When I got out, I sat down on my bed wrapped in my towel to dry off. Next thing I knew, it was 5:30 and I was waking up from under my covers. This makes twice in two weeks that I’ve fallen asleep unintentionally… I think my body is trying to tell me that I’m in need of some rest, huh?
The rest isn’t coming this weekend, but it is coming this week! Yesterday (Saturday) was my brother’s university graduation. It was a great day and I was so proud of him.
Edit: It dawned on me this morning that people may have no idea what a big deal this is. I mean graduation is always big, but this is bigger than normal. First of all, my brother is epelleptic and that has meant trying to do class work and complete projects despite having just had a seizure, or staying up to get work done despite the fact that sleep deprivation can make seizures more likely. He’s faced discrimination from professors because of his disability, not excusing him from class when he’s having a “twitchy” day – meaning he’s having minor seizures left and right. One professor, when Philip asked him at a break if he could turn in the assignment the next day and go home to take more meds, told him he could but he would take a 50% grade reduction if he wasn’t present for all of class, like everyone else. Still makes my blood boil and part of me wishes he’d has a full blown grand mal seizure in class to show that professor how fucking serious it is to make him stay when he’s having petite seizures.
On top of all that, my brother and I were not raised to go to college. We were raised in a cult. That we escaped that life is a miracle and days like yesterday bring me to tears because we’ve beat the odds. I wasn’t just the first in my family to go to college and him the second, we’re the first to make it out and stay out successfully. It’s meant shunning from our family and childhood friends. To the extent that my dad wasn’t even at graduation yesterday. They have this ritual at his school where you take off your stole and wrap it around the person(s) who you most want to thank for helping you get to this moment. Phil wrapped his stole around me and said “thank you for being brave enough to leave the cult first. I never would have made it out without you.” so yeah, a very emotional day. End of edit.
We went out to eat afterwards, which was unfortunately in a restaurant at the mall and OMG have people not heard of online shopping? WTF are they all doing at the mall? It was horrible trying to park and drive around there. But the meal was great.
Today we’re going to be helping my brother move. He lived in a university apartment and so it’s time to move – and I love his new place. It’s closer to me. Yay!! Thankfully he has free movers for 3 hours – so that will cover the big furniture. But we need to help him with the smaller stuff.
After the moving, I plan to take it extremely easy 🙂 Let’s enjoy break!
COYER started yesterday! So excited. I’m working on the list for the first phase – no finished books yet but I expect I’ll have some by next Sunday.
I really hope to do some posts and get ahead over break – but most especially I want to do some visiting. Hopefully I’ll have time!
I’m stuck again and having a hard time finding the energy and motivation to do good. I’ve been between 80 and 85 pounds lost since the start of December and I’m not going to lie. I’m very frustrated. Thankfully I have an appointment on Tuesday (FINALLY!) and I want to get some answers.
Last Week on the Blog
- [11 Dec] Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★★
- [12 Dec] #BookishResolutions Time to make 2018 Goals! Sign Up Now! 🙂
- [13 Dec] Our #2018HW Spring Semester Reading Lists!
- [14 Dec] #BookishResolutions Goal Post
- [17 Dec] Sunday Post with Berls | XMAS Break!
- [17 Dec] Cold, Breakfast and Chaos~ WIR & SP
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123 Magic in the Classroom! #AudioReview
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
I finished Accidentally Dead, not my favorite but the series is growing on me.
I’m on to Accidentally Human and it’s better than the last book! I’m still reading A Christmas to Remember – I finished the first short story and am on to the second one. Enjoying it so far!
Not sure exactly – but I know I’ll be picking from my COYER reading list 🙂