The past coupld of weeks have been overwhelming. I found out that the company that I work for will be moving soon. I have worked at a company during a move before and it really sucks. I am one of 3 people that work in the 8,000 square foot building and there is 20 years worth of crap to go through and decide what needs to move on to the next location. One of the reasons that I have stayed at my job is that is is 3 miles from my house but it looks like the plans are to move much further. So, my commute will probably go from 15 minutes to 45 minutes each way. Part of me wants to start looking for a new position closer to home and the other part of me knows that I would have a hard time finding another position with the freedom that I currently have. It’s just a bummer.
I mentioned that I have been having trouble with my neck lately. It’s been pretty bad. I had a regular doctor’s appointment and my doctor suspects that I have arthritis in my neck based on my loss of mobility. He wants me to get an x-ray and started me on medication. The medication seems to be helping, but I don’t think I will get the x-ray unless something else happens due to the expense.
I apologize for not posting last weekend. We spent last Saturday at my mom’s working on her house and brought back a mattress to our house for my daughter to use and I was drained by the end of the day. On Sunday, we got up and took my mom to Ikea to get a few things for her house and then put the things she bought together. We didn’t get home until late in the day at which point I had to focus on laundry so that we would have things to wear to work. Yesterday, my sister’s family came over to swim then we loaded up my daughter’s old bed to set up for one of her kids. Today, we have to make it to the grocery story if we plan to keep eating. I know that I have a lot of comments to catch up on and hope to tackle it during the upcoming week.
What I’m Reading
I finished five books in the past two weeks and I really liked all of them. I enjoyed Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid which I thought was a great introduction to this author’s work (my review). I absolutely loved The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid and believe that this will be one of my top reads of 2021 (my review). I took a chance with All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle and am going to be highly recommending that other readers give this book a try. Jill Shalvis is a favorite author of mine and Love for Beginners did not disappoint. What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin is one of the few books that I have left to review on Edelwiess so I am thrilled to cross it off of my tbr list.
I am more than halfway through We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman and am loving it so far. I have only read a little of For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten and am intrigued. I am not quite halfway into The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti and can’t wait to see how things work out.
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (Publisher); Sex/Life: 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton (Publisher); We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (Kellogg’s Feeding Reading Program); Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Kellogg’s Feeding Reading Program); Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison (Penguin Random House Reader Rewards)
The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer; One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston; Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
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What books do you add to your shelves this week?