This was a rough week for me. Thursday night I found myself in sudden pain and realized that I was passing a kidney stone. I had a large stone blasted about 10 years ago but the pieces just decided to hang out in my kidney instead of passing so this happens every once in a while. This was the worst kidney stone that I have ever had. I spent about 5 hours in my bed alternating between crying (I am not a crier), vomiting, and shivering. I came very close to asking my husband to take me to the hospital but didn’t want to move enough for that to actually happen. In the middle of the night, the stone moved to a less painful position and I was actually able to get a few hours of sleep. I still wasn’t feeling great on Friday so I took a sick day and just laid low. On Saturday, I was feeling very sluggish and realized that this is probably due to the fact that I missed my thyroid medications Thursday night.
Today, I am looking forward to watching the Super Bowl with my husband. The teams that I was hoping would play didn’t make it but I have no problem cheering the Bengals on!
How was your week?
What I’m Reading
I finished 5 books this week. Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes was a fantastic science fiction horror novel that I had a hard time putting down. I didn’t like Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson quite as much as the first book in the series but it was still an enjoyable listen. I had pretty mixed feelings about Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein since there were things that I liked about the book but also things that I really didn’t like at all. The Mistake by Elle Kennedy was a fantastic read that I looked forward to picking up every day. Bone Deep by Charles Bosoworth, Jr & Joel J. Schwartz was a true crime book about a strange case that occurred near my home and I found it to be an interesting read.
I have just started listening to White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison but I am excited to see what Rachel is up to in this installment in The Hollows series. I decided to go ahead and dive into The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood and so far so good. I have also just started Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown which I have had on my NetGalley shelf for years. I love Sandra Brown’s writing so I have high hopes for this one.
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?