The Sunday Post ~ Stress, Books and Peace ~ Week in READview! 2021

Posted July 4, 2021 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 14 Comments

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Week in READview:

On & Off the Blog:

Happy 4th of July friends!

Last weekend started a very stressful and anxiety filled weekend. My ex-bossed texted me asking me one more time to come back because they are super busy. That he was sorry for how things went down and before he started the nightmare of finding someone else, he would love to have me come back even part time (which I already was before i was let go) or Freelance. Problem is I don’t want to work for him anymore but the extra money from freelance would be good. However, I don’t trust him now to have enough work when I am still trying to find a real job and it will mess up my unemployment until I do find a new job. I stressed so hard trying to decided what to do that I finally told him I had to pass and good luck with the search. I almost felt like this last text was a threat, like this is your last chance to come back. After 6 months, this is the first “I’m sorry for how it went down” text. So if they weren’t busy I would never have been called. Again, I made the right choice in passing because I apparently was stressing and anxiety filled alone since when I texted him all I got back was no problem. I am still hurt and now I just can’t trust that I wont be let go again. I need to know my value and I know that I wasn’t valued very must there. So now I can be at peace knowing, whatever the universe has in store for me, will not be something from my past. On to NEW adventures (again), scary but exciting, I am ready!

After all that, I took the kids to Barnes and Noble and a few other places to get some fun end of school year stuff. My daughter went crazy grabbing Manga and thank goodness for Gift cards, I had to actually tell them to stop grabbing books lol. Good thing is I will read them too. My daughter has great taste in Manga and Anime! 🙂

The rest of the week was ok, had a slight issue with my mom and her struggle with her granddaughter being gay.  However once I had a nice chat with her, I think she realized that it is my daughters choice and if that is how they feel then my mom just has to except that. Sorry not sorry, my child has the right to choose who they are at any age. I will support them 100%, it’s their life because In our family, you are who you are and you love who you love. If anyone has a problem with that, this mama will fight them!

We had a heat wave in the beginning of the week, like 98, real feel 104. I stayed inside. By the end of the week it cooled off but rained on and off for like 5 days. Since I have been avoiding house work, it’s given me a chance to finish up some things around the house.

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Michelle had an interesting and stressful couple of day but she got LOTS of new books/manga! Click To Tweet

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

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four 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 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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14 responses to “The Sunday Post ~ Stress, Books and Peace ~ Week in READview! 2021

  1. Your ex-boss sounds horrible and I wish you lots of luck with your new adventure!!! Great book haul!! Enjoy!

  2. Your ex-boss sounds like a user and I think not going back is definitely the right choice. He’s not going to change and it sounds like you avoided giving yourself lots of extra headaches. No work situation is perfect but the flaws on the old job seem pretty high. Fun to have to tell the kids to stop getting books! And that’s great you were able to have the conversation with your mom. I think it is hard especially for people who are a little older and I think a lot of it stems from fear of the challenges the people they love will face. I hope she will be able to advocate for your daughter as much as you do! Have a great (and much less stressful) week!

  3. I can relate to your ex-boss problem. I’ve been feeling under-valued for years, all while being exploited in more than a way. They need us, but they don’t want us to feel like we’re important. I wish I could leave my job (which pays shit, on top of everything), but I don’t know what to do and where to go, especially at 54…Anyhow, I’m sure you made the right choice, and I wish you all the best with your job-hunting!

    “Sorry not sorry, my child has the right to choose who they are at any age. I will support them 100%, it’s their life because In our family, you are who you are and you love who you love. If anyone has a problem with that, this mama will fight them!”

  4. I think you made the right choice for you with your ex-boss. Hopefully that definitely got rid of some of your anxiety now too. Doesn’t sound like they were worth working for anyway. I always love all of your graphics, I’m not thrilled with my current banner exactly, but I only got it a year ago, so not probably going to pay for it any time soon. Are you going to be doing anything like book covers? At some point I have ideas for at least one of my books to have the more, I can’t think of the word, it’s not cartoonish, but you know, not real people on the cover. Anyway, hope you have a better week!

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  5. Your daughter is so fortunate that you have their back. So many LGBTQIA+ people face rejection from their families. It can make all the difference if parents are supportive, loving, and accepting.

    It sounds to me like you made the right decision about returning to your former job. If you didn’t feel appreciated there, then you probably weren’t. Your mental well-being is more important than the job… and this way, you are available for whatever new opportunities come your way.

    I hope next week goes more smoothly, and with less anxiety all around. Wishing you peace and love and a nice, quiet week.

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  6. Yeah, when a decision is stressing you out like that, it’s probably indicative of how the job would be especially since he wasn’t exactly remorseful. Fun summer shopping trip with your kids and have a dialogue with your mom and explain. Whew, that got hot, but glad it cooled off.

    Have a Happy 4th and rest of the week, Michelle!

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  7. I’m glad your daughter has a great advocate in you! That’s so important. And I think you did the right thing about the job-going back would have filled you with more anxiety and uncomfortable feelings. They did you dirty, and it is not your responsibility to help them now just because they realize it was a mistake. Hang in there!

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  8. Ugh. My comment didn’t post. Well, I think what I typed was along the lines of:

    You did the right thing in telling your old boss no. I understand the whole not feeling appreciated or needed until a pile of crap is needing done and then being cast aside once it’s done. You deserve to be always valued and needed at your job! Wish you the best of luck in continuing your search. Sorry to hear about your mom’s trouble accepting your daughter’s coming out. Like Linda says it doesn’t impact your mom in any way and she should be supportive instead. Hopefully she will in time. I believe everyone should be happy for their loved ones if they are happy no matter how they get there.

    Nice new reads too! I picked up For the Wolf not too long ago. Still need to read it but it sounds like my kind of read! Hope you enjoy all the new lovelies!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  9. You definitely made the right choice with your ex-boss. I’ve been in a similar situation (I moved sub-department in the same department of the same company and she went to my new boss to ask if I could help until they found my replacement…), but I’m lucky that my new boss has a great understanding of my priorites. Sometimes you just need to get firm with them and focus on your own wellbeing.
    I’m seeing For the Wolf everywhere just now and I’ve no idea what it’s about but it’s making me want to read it.

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  10. ugh! What a week! I think you did the right thing with your ex-boss – he definitely just wanted you as a place-holder for a little while. Good for you that you stood up for yourself while trying to find the perfect fit.
    I’m so sorry your mom has had trouble just letting your daughter be after they came out as gay. It doesn’t impact your mom in any way, so I guess it’s just something I don’t understand. Who other people love has nothing to do with me, so I’m just happy for them if they are happy.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading. I miss you so much!! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

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