MIA, EASTER & Softball ~ WIR & TSP

Posted March 27, 2016 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 17 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 Kim @ 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:

HAPPY EASTER to those that celebrate and if not HAPPY SUNDAY!

This week I spent a lot of time behind the scenes and getting stuff done, you might not have even noticed I have been MIA. Since this week was Bloggiesta I did a lot of work and attended most of the twitter parties. I am feeling much better and in a pretty good blogging mood. Now if I could just get over this stupid reading slump. Things will get back to normal after Easter and I am looking forward to visiting and commenting again.

This weekend is Easter and I might also not be around since I have family over that day for dinner. I am hoping the kids enjoy what the Easter bunny brought (I’ll have a picture next week) I know one thing my son wanted the Easter Bunny couldn’t find, but found something similar, so I am hoping he is ok with that, I am pretty sure he will be but with him it’s about specifics..it’s hard to explain.

Julia had her first softball practice this weekend, she was very nervous because she was scared she was going to get hurt but I keep explaining to her not to worry so much and just have fun. I wasn’t able to take her to practice since I spent the day making Gravy (Tomato Sauce) and Easter Pies, plus  a few other things for Sunday’s Dinner. I will attend her next practice (good place to sit and read for a bit) Apparently my husband wants to take her because he is so excited she is playing softball, I am so happy she finally wanted to join something and I hope she sticks with it since she tends to bail out often and I usually don’t stop her but this time I think she needs to get out and be more active so I might make her stick to it even thought I hate doing that. This will help her confidence in herself and even make some great friends. If she doesn’t want to do it next year I am fine with that but this year she will play the entire season.

Thank you for being so patient with me the last few months. This was the worst slump I ever had, I even noticed I might have been slumping on life as well. I am feeling much better now and have a lot planned for the coming months. I promise still to not catch up anymore, only move forward, because I think that is what made this slump so much worse. 🙂

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

  • Bloggiesta Wrap Up Post
  • Task it Tuesday
  • Bookish Resolutions Progress Update
  • 2016 HW Progress Report
  • Monthly Rewind
  • My TBR List April


Read/Currently Reading/Next

Currently Reading
Currently Reading

Books I got this week:

Oops, I didn’t realized if you wish for a book on Netgalley they actually will grant it to you 🙂



Picture of the week:


Got these super cute book marks (the fruit smells like Tutti Fruiti) but I am in love with these books. They really help with creativity and I can’t wait to start writing thing and drawing in them. It just looks like so much fun. I plan to review them also. 🙂


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

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading




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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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17 responses to “MIA, EASTER & Softball ~ WIR & TSP

  1. I think it is great that Julia is playing softball. I played softball and I loved every minute of it. I hope she doesn’t want to bail out on this season, and wants to play again next year. Happy Easter!

  2. When I go into a reading slump it tends to be because I’m stressed or feeling overwhelmed and I tend to slump in real life too. Hopefully everything is feeling better now. I’m hope Ryan was pleased with what the Easter Bunny left and I know what you mean about being specific. I have one like that too. Hopefully softball practice went well! I love the cover of The Requiem Red. I’m definitely curious about that one. Have a great week!

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  3. I hope you’ll get out of your reading slump soon, but that’s great you were in a good blogging this week! i hope it continues and that’s nice you got so much behind the scene stuff done.

    That’s great Julia her first softball practice went well! I always was afraid I would get hurt as well and was horrid at sports. It’s great she found a sport that she likes. I hope it helps with her confidence and helps her make friends. I think a bit of pushing is okay so she will at least give it a try and like you said if she doesn’t enjoy it anymore she can quit next season.

    And thanks so much for the sweet pie recipe! I really want to to give it a try now. Maybe next week after I’ve done my grocery shopping as I need to buy a lemon and ricotta cheese first.

    I haven’t gotten any of my wished for books, so I did wonder if they actually did grant wishes, so it’s great to know that they do. And those bookmarks are so adorable and the books look like fun! I hope you’ll have a great week!

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  4. I hope you had a good blogiesta and got lots of things done. 🙂 I am glad that Julia is trying something like Softball, I wish my parents would have encouraged me to try something like that as I needed to be more active. (Been overweight since about the 5th grade). Hope you had a great Easter Dinner, we don’t do that we just go to church and then out to eat somewhere…lol. Your pies looked yummy and I have never had a sweet pie so I am very curious about them.

    The book you got looks cute, I have only had one wish granted by I have tried for about three or four so they don’t always get granted but you just got a lucky one…lol. 🙂

    Happy reading!!!

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  5. Bea

    Happy Easter! I hope your kids enjoy their presents and dinner goes well. Slumps can be miserable; glad you’re coming out of yours. Try not to stress over it though, that just makes the slump worse.

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    • Thanks, Bea! I hope you have a fantastic easter as well.

      I really did make mine so much worse and I am glad I took a step back and realized I just need to post when I can and not stress so much. I have been feeling a lot more bloggy and have most of April filled up so it was nice to not worry about March and just focus on the coming months.

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  6. Happy Easter!! The Easter Bunny brought baskets this year that I think the teens will like. They’ve never been much for Easter candy anyway so I went to Five Below and bought some cool stuff there. We’ll see how they like it.

    I didn’t play sports when I was young. I joined a co-ed softball team when I was 22 and loved it! I also learned to ski and to golf. I even joined my mom’s bowling team. Hmmm, I learned a lot of things after I got divorced. Mostly how to have fun. lol

    I’m still reeling over this wishlist thing on NetGalley. I didn’t have time to look at it yesterday, but I think I’ll go poke around today. I really shouldn’t. I mean REALLY shouldn’t. But I’m going to anyway. hehehe

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Michelle!! XOXO

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    • Five Below is the best store, my kids love it and they have some really cute stuff. Sometimes it’s hit or miss. I hope they loved their easter baskets!

      I was NEVER a sports girl my mom wanted me to join something so I joined the band in the color guard because you can go on trips. I could careless about twirling a flag…TRIPS!!!!

      I need to go wish for more things now LOL That might be just as dangerous as requesting.

      Michelle recently posted: Non-Review ~ Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  7. Hey, thanks for sharing your “OOPS” on FB this week! I had no idea they did that, either!!! I’ve wished before, too but my wishes never came true. I always chalked it up to the fact that my profile is still a “librarian” profile and they don’t get access to the same books sometimes. Like, I couldn’t get some romance books from Forever. Weird, right?

    Winter in the NorthEast is a total slump time for everyone. It’s no biggie. That’s why they have this thing called “Spring Cleaning’. It applies to your mind, too!!! 😉

    We had a “Mario” Easter… how was yours 😉 ???

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    • I was shocked like wait what? lol I didn’t realize that did that but I am not complaining 🙂 I never get disney books so this was a surprise…a nice one 🙂

      I totally agree and when the windows are open I always feel a lot better 🙂

      We had a pokemon, sonic Easter. He is all over the place at the moment but it always goes back to Mario Maker!

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  8. Happy Easter Michelle! Hope you enjoy your family dinner and have a great day. And good luck with the slump- I’ve had a bit of a reading slump, although for me it’s more a matter of not knowing what I want to read next. For a few months there I had book after book waiting, and now I’m kinda looking around lol. It happens. 🙂

    Both Requiem Red and The Lingering grace look good!

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    • Thank great! I hope you have a great easter also.
      I think my slump is moving along now, I also think it happened because I couldn’t figure out what to read next. The Requiem in Red is actually pretty good but I realized I read two asylum books in a row going to need a light and fluffy book next so I don’t feel crazy 🙂

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  9. I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Michelle! I’m sure the kids will be happy. 🙂 Mine better be. Haha. That’s great that Julia is playing softball. I hope the season goes well for her and that she has fun.

    I am glad you are feeling better. I may take the week off from blogging. I haven’t decided yet. Ends of the month seem to be hard for me these days, I’m not sure why.

    I hope you have a great week!

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    • Thank you! Happy Easter to you too. My kids had a great time and loved the toys the Easter Bunny gave them since he doesn’t really do candy. 🙂
      Julia had so much fun she really enjoyed it and I think she might stick it out. It peewee softball so its really just fun and to help them learn how to play.

      Taking a week off helps give you a clear head. I just made it worse by trying to catch up.

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