Trying to pull myself back together~ WIR & TSP

Posted December 7, 2014 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 26 Comments

WIR vectorstock_43821-1-1Week in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Real Life & Blog News:

Did you miss me last week? Did you even notice I wasn’t around? If you did Awww!!! thanks, if you didn’t don’t worry about it I wasn’t really gone for that long πŸ™‚

I was thrown off a bit last week and it took be a gook week to pull myself back together. It started on Thanksgiving, my Nanny is 91 years old and hasn’t been doing that great, we recently had to put her in a nursing home since we were unable to really care for her anymore. She has dementia and congestive heart failure so my mom and her sister were having a hard time caring for her and worried something would happen. The nursing home lets you bring them out to visit if you want, you can take them to lunch whatever so Thanksgiving we figured we would bring her to my cousins to enjoy dinner with the family. All was going very well until she started complaining of a stomachache. So my Cousin and I were helping her to the bathroom, him in front and me walking behind her and something made me grab under her arms and she started to go down and she passed out. This happened about 4 or 5 times in my arms and at one point….I don’t even want to say it…she scared the crap out of me, I never wanted to see her like that…I just couldn’t let her go. The EMT’s came and looked her over they figured she must have had a panic attack since all her vitals were fine. When we took her back to the nursing home the Doctor on call came to look at her, she has a bunch of serious issues and we are just now realized that what happened might have more to do with her heart than panic attacks. I was/am so shaken that it pretty much threw me the rest of the weekend and the week…On top of that my sons eval from school came in since he is being reevaluated for his special services (please cross your fingers for me, it’s a long story but he can’t leave the school he is at, they are helping him, if he goes back to regular education it will be a disaster) and the one eval broke my heart since I knew most of what was in it, it’s just hard to read from someone else. I would go into detail but I just can’t right now.

So with all that I wasn’t feeling up to a Sunday post or any blogging at all. However I did read a lot because like my blog name I just needed an escape from real life for a while cause honestly last week Because Reading WAS better than real life.

I did decorate the house which looks great, I didn’t take pictures of the whole house but here is our tree πŸ™‚

IMG_2591Friday I pushed myself to do a bunch of stuff that needed to get done on the blog and start getting together all my posts for the Out with the Old, In with the New! I have it mostly set up but just need to start researching and get to writing the posts, I am rather excited about them. It was a very productive day and I was able to finish all the COYER read-a-thon logos….speaking of COYER πŸ˜‰

WinterCoyerHave you signed up for COYER yet? You still have time, I have been working on the Read-a-thon logos and it’s been so much fun I can’t wait to show everyone what they look like. So if you want help cleaning out your ereads join us! You can Sign Up HERE

2015HWLogoDid you see this crazy idea? I couldn’t help it and with Berls help its going to be a GREAT Challenge? Have you signed up for it year? Just make an assignment list of books you MUST read and join us as we find out who will Pass and who will Fail. πŸ˜‰ You can sign up for #2015HW HERE

What you might have missed on the Blog:

#Review ~ Get Even (Don’t Get Mad #1) by Gretchen McNeil

2015 Reading Assignment Challenge #2015HW

#2105HW My Assignment List

#Review ~ The Boy in the Cemetery by Sebastian Gregory

APP #Reviews ~ Dragonvale by Backflip Studios

Life of Blogger ~ Where you live!

#Review ~ Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything by Annabeth Bondor-Stone

My TBR List ~ December ~ Please stop by and vote on my next reads

This Week on the Blog:

Again it’s a bit slow, just trying to pace myself since the next couple of weeks are going to be crazy so this week and next I don’t have a lot going on until the week of Christmas.

Review – The Christmas Horror Story by Sebastian Gregory
Review – Dead Jed 2 Blog Tour
Life of a Blogger – My Most prized possessions (freebie)
Author Spotlight – Helen Rena
Review – Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas


Read this week

Kissing Santa by Heather Horrocks
Kissing Santa by Heather Horrocks
The Naughty List by Heather Horrocks
The Naughty List by Heather Horrocks
The Christmas Horror Story by Sebastian Gregory
The Christmas Horror Story by Sebastian Gregory

Currently Reading

Netgalley – A Little Christmas Jingle by Michele Dunaway

Up Next

If I finish my current reading soon I will start this one otherwise it will be My TBR List pick.

Netgalley ~  The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler
Netgalley ~ The Mistletoe Effect
by Melissa Cutler

Books I got this week:

Got this on Netgalley but I already read it and will review on Monday. It was CREEPY and really good. I enjoyed it a lot.

The Christmas Horror Story by Sebastian Gregory
The Christmas Horror Story by Sebastian Gregory

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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26 responses to “Trying to pull myself back together~ WIR & TSP

  1. Glad to see you back my friend πŸ™‚ BIG HUGS! Of course I knew all that, but still it sucks and is so hard to see people you love getting old. Both my grandmothers have already passed away (in the last few years), so I can understand what you’re going through. Fingers Crossed that Ryan’s evaluation goes exactly as it needs to for him to stay at school! Talk this week? Friday maybe?

    Berls recently posted: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  2. Oh, sweetie, that sounds like a horribly rough week! {{{HUGS}}} So sorry about your nana and your worries about your son. Of course you should take whatever time off you need to – our blogs are for fun, they shouldn’t feel like an obligation. Hang in there and go easy on yourself. You’ve got a lot of friends here; we’ll be here even if you need to disappear once in a while.

    I’ve signed up for COYER (yay!) and I will go check out the Homework challenge. Sounds interesting!

    Lark recently posted: Best New-To-Me Authors of 2014
  3. I noticed you weren’t around and it was a nice surprise to see a comment from you on my blog. Glad you’re back ((hugs)).
    So sorry to hear about your Nanny, I hope she’s doing better now.
    I also understand the stress and worry about having a child with special needs and their schooling, my son has a chronic illness and it can be heartbreaking at times.
    I hope this week is a better one for you.

  4. Oh. I want to read A Christmas Horror Story. Been seeing it around.

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I have been there and it is hard to accept and handle.
    My son had to go to a special school and never got his high school diploma. They wanted him to go back to regular high school to take required gym classes. I knew that would be a disaster, so we discussed it and I withdrew him. We are working on his GED now and he’s finally getting his drivers license. I hope things work out for the best. Those evals are hard to read, even knowing what’s in them.

    • I can’t even imagine him being in reg ed, he would last a day before he had a meltdown. Schools are suppose to help our kids why do they make it so hard πŸ™

      The Christmas Horror Story is really good, it think it’s on Netgalley still and it comes out December 8th. Great read my review is on Monday!

  5. Bea

    Oh HUGS! How stressful. I’m glad that your Nanny’s health was okay everything considered. It’s good that you were there for her but how difficult for you and your family. Good luck with your son’s eval and, you probably know this, but stay on top of the school and don’t let them try to run you over. I hope the rest of the month is calmer for you all.

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #118
    • She is better now and we all plan to go visit her for christmas it will be better for her and for us.

      Yes my sons school is awful we have to fight all the time and that is why we are so nervous about his reeval. However we think he will stay where he is but the school is always full of surprises and they tend to have a think with me since I have fought them all the way and I know to much πŸ™‚

      Thanks you (((HUGS)))

  6. Hope you nanny is fine, she is clearly very much loved by the family. With dementia, it can become dangerous if she doesn\\\’t have 24hr professional care. Aw I\’ve said this before, I really can\’t afford not to join COYER.

    Peggy recently posted: Sunday Post and I blog for myself
  7. Sorry to hear about your grandma, we’re having similar issues with ours- she’s starting to really have problems too, just recently. It’s hard to see, especially when you can’t do much. And good luck with your son’s situation- again how hard. Hang in there.

    Your tree looks good! Have a great week…

  8. Sounds like you’ve had a rough week. I understand what you’re going through with your grandmother. It’s horrible to not be able to fix it. The nursing home sounds like a good place and I like that you have to option to take her out. I hope your son’s evals go the way you want them too. On a positive not you got some interesting looking books and I’m excited about the Reading Assignment Challenge. I’m doing my challenge signups/post on Wednesday so I just need to make my list. Hope you have a better week.

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - December 7
  9. *big hugs* I can completely understand it has shaken you, and took some time to deal with your grand-mother’s health issues. Seeing her faint several times must have been really scary! I hope the nursing home will be able to take very good care of her!

    I’m happy books helped you deal with your difficult week, though, and I’m sending positive thoughts your way for your son and his special help, too. Hopefully, it will all work out the way you need it to! And your tree looks amazing!

    Am I very mean if I ask you to help me with a button/banner thing for my COYER challenge (3 Historical Romances in 3 Weeks)… If you think you’ll have the time to do it, I’ll send you an e-mail πŸ™‚

    I hope next week will be much, much better than this past week. *more hugs*

    • Thank you at the moment I can use all the hugs I can get πŸ™‚

      It is amazing how powerful books are and how they really do help out when you need them most.

      You are not mean at all! I would be delighted to help you make a banner/button. Yes email me and we can work out the details. I will hopefully have a page up soon that will have a contact form for people to fill out. It’s something I plan to offer in the NEW year since I love designing stuff.

      Have a great week Lexxie!! oxox

  10. *hugs* sounds like you had a horrible week. I feel a bit bad that I’ve been bothering you about my Lola’s Kitchen logo, I can completely understand why you forgot about it!
    I am so sorry to hear about your Nanny, it must be frightening to have her pass out in your arms like that :(. I hope things will be alright with her!

    My grandma is getting pretty old as well and sometimes it’s just so sad to see how little she can do. It’s scary to see.

    And I hope your son can stay at his current school. It must be hard for him if he has to switch schools.

    It’s good you got a lot of reading done though, that always helps me when I am feeling bad as well. And your tree looks great! We haven’t decorated the house, not sure if we will.

    Have a great weekend and I hope next week is better!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #103
    • Thank you!
      and you did not bother me at all. I feel bad that I never sent it to you.

      I am feeling much better now and going to go out today and do some shopping by myself so that will make me feel a lot better πŸ™‚

      Nanny is doing better and wont be able to spend the christmas holidays with us at home but we plan to all visit her during that week and honestly don’t think she will even remember but we will and that is what counts.

      Our house at the moment looks like a house that belongs in a christmas village, I love it πŸ™‚

      I am also hoping for a better week. Thank you Lola! oxoxo

      • Glad to hear you’re feeling better! Shopping always makes me feel better to, unfortunately I can’t do shopping as often as I want to.

        And that’s good news your nanny will be there with christmas and at leats you will remember and enjoy having her there.

        I wish I could see your house. I love seeing houses that go all out to make it look like christmas. It’s so fun to see!