Off the Blog
So you might remember, maybe, that I mentioned taking the next two Sunday Posts off to finish out the summer and get the kids back to school. Since I wasn’t going to be around much on Sunday to visit but I would be on a brief hiatus to enjoy the last weeks of summer but would be able to visit and I would be around…well that didn’t go as planned…
On Monday Aug 21st after making the post, I had a stiffness in my neck, figured I slept wrong, by Wednesday I was in so much pain that I had to go to the doctors. This is pretty much the same thing that happened in December but much worse. The pain would start at the base of my head, travel down my neck and EXPLODE across my entire upper back. EXPLODE! Like Burning Pain. Apparently a pinched nerve is a big thing. I had no Idea and will not use that term lightly anymore. A pinched nerve is when the coating of the nerve rubs off and the nerve is exposed but the pain was radiating down and causing my muscles to spasm. The area of my back that has those chicken wing things, those muscles. I was in bed for 5 days. I couldn’t move and was on some pretty good meds. By Monday the 29th, it was better and the kids were with my parents at the shore so I had the whole week to rest after work. It was uncomfortable for the first 3 days of work but after that the pain wasn’t so bad, it sort of is at the side of my neck and would only hurt at the muscle by the chicken wing on the left side. Those ThermaCare Heating PADS ARE MY BESTEST FRIENDS! Those things work amazing.
By Friday, September 8th, I am feeling much better, little twinges and sometimes achy, I am about 95%. Seems like this might be something that happens often because this is the second time. The pain was UNREAL! So I need to still not lift anything heavy and just take it slow. I don’t want that to happen again.
The kids went back to school with no problems, liking the teachers and no issues (thank goodness) with my sons bus company this year. Same people as last, he likes them and so do I. So over all I am pretty much back to blogging, reading and binge watching. 5 days in bed, I binge watched Bates Motel and slept 🙂 I am almost done with it but season 5 isn’t on Netflix yet so I am taking my time hoping it pops up before I am done 🙂
My daughter is a cheerleader and her first game is one Saturday so our weekends might be a little busy but my husband and I plan to trade off and each go to a game. I obviously will have to do Sunday games since my husband wont leave the house because of football but I have some big projects I want to do in the house and I only have weekends to do it so alternating who takes her will help us both.
Blogging News and Updates:
I am a touch behind but I am trying to do as much as I can, so it might be a lot of Berls until I can catch up. I am working on it. I had planned to bring Task It Tuesday back two weeks ago but that didn’t happen (see above) but I plan to do it this week or next. Again it wont be every week but I have a lot of projects I want to do and I think it will be fun to Task them out and chat about them. Plus I have a new feature that I will be doing and possibly Berls too. Just Random Reviews of non bookish stuff. I was going to being app reviews back but instead Random Reviews sort of covers that type of stuff too. Hoping to do those closer to the end of the year into next year.
COYER is officially over but I am will be helping out with Bloggiesta this time around so if your interested in joining it starts September 21st to 24th. Want to help? Sign Up HERE
I plan to do Can you read a series in a Month? again. I might have sign ups for that up soon, I am thinking of doing it for November…maybe.
Blog Ahead starts on October 1st. I plan to join that also this year so I can get as ahead as possible. With Berls it’s easier to fill up space but it also helps with doing some fun original stuff that I haven’t been able to do in a while because I was blogging alone. So If you are interested you can sign up for Blog Ahead HERE
Last Week on the Blog:
- [4 Sep] Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan
- [4 Sep] Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
- [4 Sep] Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
- [4 Sep] Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen ★★
- [5 Sep] Ten…Eight books I recently gave up on #TTT
- [6 Sep] Bubbly Berls is Babbling about accessibility on your blog
- [7 Sep] Currently I’m…. #10 Feeling a little better! 🙂
- [9 Sep] My TBR List Pick for September 2017 with Berls
- [9 Sep] My To-Be Read List ~ And the September Winner is….
- [9 Sep] Sunday Post with Berls | I hate kid germs!
- [10 Sep] Well that didn’t go as planned but I am back ~ WIR & SP
What you might see this week:
I know Berls has some posts this week and I have Binge Watchers but I am very behind at the moment, trying to catch up so it might be a very light week unless I can finish some posts! 🙂
Bookish News and What I grabbed
With This Christmas Ring was sneaky email grab. I clicked to see the book and was auto approved, that for me, is a BIG NO! Especially when the email doesn’t say that but I kept it anyway because it does look cute and deleted the rest of the email.
Devils unto Dust doesn’t come out until next year but it’s really good and lately I just sort of want to read what I want instead of what I think I have too. It’s helping me stay out of a slump. I’ve also been in a horror mood which is good because I need spooky reviews for October. 😉
So sorry this is so long, next week, will be shorter, I hope! 🙂
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!