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I took this week off from work and it was FANTASTIC. It made me realize how much easier it would be if I didn’t have to work while watching Dante. It would be downright stress free and fun.
On Monday we went for a play date with a friend of mine (the same one we usually go to, because she’s just as careful as we are). Both her boys celebrate birthdays between Wednesday of this past week and Wednesday of next week, so we celebrated their birthdays and had some Thanksgiving fun.
Tuesday my brother Philip and his partner Zach came over for our Thanksgiving. We celebrated early so they could drive to Houston Wednesday to be with Zach’s family on Thanksgiving. It was a great day, even if it was a very different Thanksgiving for us from our traditional, with tons of family. We kept it super small for safety this year!
The rest of the week was pretty relaxing. I played with Dante, read, blogged, and napped. Total bliss. Thursday, since we were busy declining family invites (big groups and people just not taking things seriously enough), was a little stressful. It sucks to have to say no when you want nothing more than to be with family. We took a really nice walk though and had Pollo Regio for dinner. I didn’t leave the house again until Saturday, when I took Buffy to the vet for her annual shots. Besides that, it was just more relaxing. Today I will run my normal grocery errands, food prep, and chores for the week and then Monday back to normal life. It’s going to be so hard to go back to that stress, but at least I had a really great week. I hope everyone else did as well!
As I mentioned, I spent a good deal of time Wednesday – Saturday blogging. So much time that I’m basically done with my posts for December (just not the ones that I can’t do in advance, like Sunday Posts). And I’ve made major headway on Goodreads shelf reorganization I’d been working on. And I have a game plan for staying ahead… I’m really hoping that it will mean regularly visiting all of you, replying to comments, and having a consistent four posts per week (Tell Me Something Tuesday, Review, Fit Readers, and Sunday Post), plus rejoining in on Michelle’s TBR List Meme.
Michelle and I have worked hard to get ready for COYER 2021 and this week you’ll get to see the full plan. I’m super excited for it, especially because I feel prepared and like I can be organized way better than this year (where we just made it year long on a whim). This year has been fun, but being organized is my zen place 🙂 Watch for the details on Wednesday. And join us in the FB Group on Sunday for a Facebook Live event to preview our plans and ask questions.
Michelle and I announced a Holiday Hop November 18th… and then our blog went down several days and I’m not sure everyone got to see it. I hope a few of you can join us in spreading some Holiday Cheer, since it’s an off Holiday with COVID.
Added to My Shelf
I’m trying to be more responsible about keeping track of the books I acquire, so I’m going to start sharing them again. If I share them here, surely I’ll remember to add them to Goodreads, right?