I wasn’t wrong this time ~ WIR & TSP

Posted January 24, 2016 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 31 Comments

WIR&TSPWeek 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 @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap of the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

On the Blog & Real Life:

SOOOO…We lost two of the hermit crabs this week. Yes I am positive they died…I went to check on them and the one that lost it’s limbs was all crunchy and dried up, the other, the one I thought died but molted, fell right out of the shell. So our Hermit Clan is now down to one and I am totally fine with that. They are really fun pets but I am now a believer that they are super hard to care for and really should be left in the wild to live life on there own. They don’t deserve to be put in tanks. The kids were ok with them dying since I probably prepared them enough for when they actually did die. I did feel bad because I really tried so hard to keep them alive but after having about 10 of them I think I am done. Now we move onto more fluffy little creatures.

So I am no longer jealous of anyone’s snow. I think we got enough, Thank you! It snowed from 9pm Friday night to 12am Sunday Morning. I believe we got about 24+ inches in NJ. Today we will be shoveling that shit. I love a good snow storm but not when I have to shovel a driveway that can fit 9 work vans. It was a pretty big blizzard and when NY closes down you know it’s a good storm. Being snowed in all day gave me a good chance to make a big pot of Chicken Soup and do a little blogging. I didn’t get as much as I wanted done but I got some things. Hoping to spend the remainder of today doing a lot more…after I shovel!

This week was a little busy so I didn’t get a chance to do any visits or anything, really. I am hoping to get a lot of behind the scenes stuff done so I can get posts scheduled. With my blog being down for so long I am now a good 2 weeks behind and it looks like most posts wont go live until Feb.

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

  • Task it Tuesday
  • Review of The Hollow Boy
  • Fun Facts Friday: Confessions
  • My TBR List Review: The Study in Charlotte
  • Bookish Resolutions Post
  • Challenge Update Post


Read/Currently Reading/Next

Currently Reading
Currently Reading

Books I got this week:

Picture of the week:

We could barely see out the windows and by the time it got dark we could barely see the cars in the street...fun times...
We could barely see out the windows and by the time it got dark we could barely see the cars in the street…fun times.


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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31 responses to “I wasn’t wrong this time ~ WIR & TSP

  1. I laughed out loud over your snow comment, Michelle. 😀 Yeah, snow is always good if you don’t have to get out in it….or shovel it. 😉 I’m expecting snow today but not 2 feet. I’m glad you weren’t wrong about the crabs this time. And also that your kiddos took the deaths well. I’m glad I’ve never given in to getting hermit crabs…I don’t think I could do it and besides, I think our cats would consider them nice play toys. Hopefully your blog is back for good now. I can’t believe all the hacking that occurred. :/ I’m kinda drooling over your book haul…particularly Over You. Off to check out that one. 😀

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  2. That is to bad about your hermit crabs, but I am with you I think they are better left in the wild. Fur babies are so much better and softer…lol. That looked like a lot of good snow shoveling exercise. 🙂 I hope the weather turns nice and quickly gets rid of it all and you get a break from the snow for a while, but don’t send it my way…lol.

    Looks like someone got hooked on an author! 😉 Happy reading!


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  3. My sister andI had hermit crabs a looooooooong time ago, but I can remember that we didn’t have them very long before they died. I guess they need to have calcium powder sprinkled on them and a sponge in their water bowl or they can’t drink properly? Of course the petshop guy never told us that. I will be back to see your Pip Bartlett post and I am really interested in The Hollow Boy, so I will be checking that out, too. I live in Upstate NY and we usually get socked by the blizzards, but ths storm fizzled out before it got here. We didn’t even get the flurries they predicted. I could do without the bone chilling cold though. Ha ha. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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  4. I was actually a little jealous of the snow everyone seemed t o be getting but not that much!! I don’t envy you having to shovel all of that AT ALL! I am working on getting some blog posts written and scheduled today as well. I’ve managed two so far but my goal is at least four. I have my work cut out 🙂 Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. Sorry to hear about the hermit crabs. But like you said the kids were prepared from the previous false alarms. We only had 2 and once they died we gave up. My girls were little so they lost interest quickly and moved on to something else lol. Seeing your pictures makes me glad to live in California. I’ve always wanted a white Christmas but not anymore lol. I hope you guys get a break in the weather!! Have a great week Michelle!

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  6. Sorry to hear about the hermit crabs but they definitely sound like tricky creatures to care for.That snow is just insane. I’ve been unhappy with the 1 inch we got here. I think if I got 24 inches I’d be curled up in the fetal position in tears. I’m not a fan and I’ve never had to shovel the stuff! Have a great week and stay warm!

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  7. Bea

    Your post title made me laugh. I shouldn’t laugh at their deaths but your stories about them have been funny. Sorry for your kids though. 🙁

    Wow, you got hit by the snow. Yikes! Are the kids enjoying it? It missed me here in Massachusetts, thank goodness.

    Have a good week!

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  8. I am sorry you really lost two hermit crabs now :(. They sound like difficult creatures to care for. I believe most animals should live in the wold if possible and I always feel bad seeing animals in cages, but sometimes it’s for the best and as long as they cared for well I am sure they don’t mind and can still have a great life.

    I saw your pictures on facebook of the snow, wow that’s a lot of snow. Yay for making some chicken soup and getting some blogging done! Good luck with the shoveling and I hope you dont get any more snow. I am hoping I can get a few more Lola’s Ramblings posts written this week, I did two Lola’s Kitchen posts and a Lola’s Advice posts this week and am happy to be a bit more ahead with those now. Have a great week!

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    • They are very difficult. When you get them they make it sound so easy but if you really do research on them they are a lot harder to care for since everything in their tank needs to be perfect or it can kill them.

      I think I had my fill of snow for the rest of the year lol. Chicken soup came out great but the blogging didn’t get done like I had hoped. Going to send this week really trying to get organized since I think that is what my main problem is now. I have a few original posts I want to write I just need to organize my time better.

  9. Hermit crabs are fun, but yes they are difficult pets to are for! Anything wrong in their little ecosystems and they can die :/ We’ve been through a ton of them, too. Oh my lord, so much snow :O we only got like half an inch down here haha. Though some of Georgia got a lot more, we didn’t. Enjoy your new books!

  10. Oh no, sorry about the Hermits! I hope you enjoy Over You, I’m interested to see what you think after your post the other day!

  11. Wow, I haven’t seen snow like that for… years ! Good luck with the shoveling (digging out ?). I think one day, I saw melted snow falling last week, but I’m not even sure. The temps here are now heading up toward the 50-60°F, where’s winter ? I’m sorry about the crabs but yes, they are probably better out there. It was fun reading about them along the weeks. Enjoy a cozy sunday 🙂

  12. Sorry about the hermit crabs, Michelle. Good thing you have already decided on other pets, it will probably make it easier for all of you!
    WOW that’s a lot of snow! I’m not used to that anymore. When I was a kid in Norway, we usually had long, cold winters with a lot of snow. But here in Geneva, we really don’t get a lot of the white stuff. We did have snow for a couple of days last week, though, and the kids loved it. My youngest made a tiny snow man, and it was fun to see her and her brother play outside.
    Stay safe, Michelle!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    • Thank you, They are just really hard to care for and it’s heartbreaking when they die. So I think something else will be better.

      We usually get a lot of snow but not all in one day. The kids went out last night when it was all piled up and they had fun but it was really cold. Today it’s melting a bit but it was a pain to shovel. Three kids walked by with shovels and we paid them to help us. It’s just way to big of a driveway for just, me, my husband and the girl downstairs. We had a snowblower but she sort of bailed on us and kept getting clogged. But we are shoveled out and now I need a nap 🙂

  13. Wow you guys got hammered! 2 feet plus huh? I thought of all you East Coasters as that storm was bearing down…amazing picture out your window. I hate snowstorms like that, it takes forever to dig out.

    Sorry to hear about the crabs, but at least you don’t have to worry about them anymore. I think that would drive me nuts, not being sure if they were alive or molted or what. You did get some good stories out of them though. 🙂 I think you did a good job considering how many you had and how tough they are to care for.

    Good luck with digging out, and hope the worst is over!

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    • We really did, I wasn’t expecting THIS much. We have a huge driveway so it was a pain in the butt to clean it all up. We were outside for 6 hours and did enough to get our cars out. When it melts we are going to need a canoe.

      Thank you, I really like having them but they are just really hard to take care of. We only have one left and he seems ok…for now and he already molted. He was the story that I put him in the hallway. I think a few fluffy animals will be better for the kids because they never paid much attention to the hermits it was always me and I hated to see them die…and then come back alive….then die every other day lol