Week 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:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope you all have a wonderful new year filled with tons of good books and blog posts! 😉
It’s back to organizing, blogging, commenting and visiting 100%. I wasn’t expecting to take a 2 week sort of break, but it happened, a lot was going on and between Christmas and New Year’s Eve I was in a strange limbo. I wasn’t sure what the hell I was doing or what I was even suppose to do, so now the rest of this weekend and next week will be catching up and getting stuff done. This Tuesday is the first Tuesday I will officially be taking over Task it Tuesday (boy do I need it) so if you are looking to get organized feel free to sign up and join me. I also have IDEAS! So I might be putting out a few new posts I am so excited about. 2016 is going to be the year I organize and stay organized…let’s see how that goes. 🙂
I had my New Year’s Eve Hoopla on Thursday with a bunch of friends and we had a blast, always good food and lots of laughs, it’s my favorite party to host. If I had a bigger house I would host a lot more but it was nice to have my tiny house filled with friends.
On a not so happy note, I am losing my insurance at work so now I have to go find my own. I can’t even explain how many things have been taken away from me at work. 15 years and no raise, and when I did get a somewhat sort of raise it was taken away when I lost a day at work. Now he’s taking our insurance and would give us a “raise” to help pay for it but that doesn’t really help because now it’s all on me to handle everything else. That means no raise for real and a new bill to pay. I am not happy and as much as I HATE change I think I might have to start thinking about what I really want and what will be best for my family. This is only me losing the insurance, my kids have it and so does my husband but I just can’t keep doing this and never getting any compensation for how hard I work. Change might be coming and it might be coming very soon.
On Friday night my son had a bit of a meltdown, not a angry meltdown but a depression one. He cried because he doesn’t think he is special and it broke my heart. My husband and I sat with him and explained all the things we know his is good at and told him that he is very special. He feels like he can’t do anything and was just so upset by this. I know he has tried making YouTube videos and I love him for trying but I don’t think that was really for him. Ryan is very creative and always has a unique way about him, it suddenly hit me what I think he would be good at. I explained to him that I think he is creative and unique and that he is a seriously awesome gamer and maybe he should try to learn how to create apps so when he gets older he will be able to be a video game developer. He thought it was a great idea and went to bed very happy. I explained that it wouldn’t happen over night that it takes a lot of practice and patience to learn coding (something he has a hard time with). When he woke up this morning he asked again about it and since I did a little research that night I found a few apps and a website that will teach coding. So I should him this morning and he hasn’t stopped smiling. I do hope this will help him feel special because he really is and I think would make an excellent game creator. I also believe Julia can do it, she is very creative and very artistic. I have my fingers crossed that this is a good change for them and something they will want to keep doing. If he makes a game I will be sure to feature it on an app review 🙂
Last Week on the Blog:
- [28 Dec] Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2015 Recap – August #oldnew
- [29 Dec] 2015 #BookishResolutions End Post! Link up and Giveaway!
- [29 Dec] Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2015 Recap – September #oldnew
- [30 Dec] Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2015 Recap – October #oldnew
- [30 Dec] Because Reading Challenges End Post
- [31 Dec] Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2015 Recap ~ November #oldnew
This Week on the Blog:
- Review Jackaby
- Task it Tuesday
- Review Pip Barletts Guide to Magical Creatures
- Wish List Wednesday (If I have time to set it up, otherwise it will be next week)
- Fun Facts Friday
- My TBR List Winner
Books I got this week:
Picture of the week:
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!