Sunday, 20 January 2019

Weekly Update #44


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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!


Another week and more work stress... I'm seriously questioning why I wanted to step up into this role! But I'm sure it'll get better... Eventually. *sigh*

The little dude had his first week at a fencing club and he did great and had so much fun. He'd originally participated in taster sessions at his school back in term 1 and had really enjoyed it so I'm so glad we managed to find a local club where he can continue to learn.
It's not a common sport/hobby but he's a quirky kid and it suits him and his quirks perfectly.


I read a book! It was 27pgs but it counts!


I'm now convinced that my reading slump is a result of the work stress.
My mind is constantly whirling like a deranged hamster on a wheel and shutting it down long enough to escape into fiction is nearly impossible.
However!
I've been working my way through A Curse so Dark and Lonely and really enjoying it and I'm still going strong on The Lost Hero audiobook and that's awesome too.


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I wanted to avoid all of this nonsense but my brain needed mush and this show fit the bill... It was oddly therapeutic watching it too.
Thankfully, we've kinda KonMari'd our house by default. We had a serious declutter when we moved only bringing what we absolutely wanted to keep and when we unpacked our thing was "everything must have a place." If we hadn't, the professor would have us ripping the house apart for he loved the principals... There's more we could do, I'm sure, but for now I'm pretty content and don't feel the urge to run around asking myself if my things bring me joy.


We finished it! It was awesome.
This is how books should be adapted for the screen.
Definitely one of those shows that has appeal for the entire family. It made us laugh a lot despite the dark humor and menace.





Movies: 2019 Releases I'm excited about!
Review: No Man Can Tame by Miranda Honfleur


Dunno... I'm still struggling with the bookish blues which is translating to blogging.

Have a great week all!


49 comments:

  1. your books are all new to me but the Sparling book is really intrguing! Happy reading!

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  2. Sorry to hear that work is still so stressful. That can really impact... well, everything. I hope things settle into a more manageable groove soon. Seems like I saw the name Marie Kondo on *a lot* of blogs this past week and I have zero idea who that is. I should probably Google that. LOL

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    1. Work sucks right now but I'm sure it'll settle down... Eventually. :(

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  3. I hope you feel less stressed soon and are able to get over your reading slump. Stress does make it impossible to escape into fiction.

    Enjoy your new ARCs - I'm dying to read We are Blood and Thunder.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. We Are Blood and Thunder sounds so good!

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  4. Work stress just sucks. But at least you're still reading, even if it's only a little bit. Omg, fencing. My 19yo son would love to learn. I think he looked to see if there was a club around here, but I don't recall if he found anything. Bummer.

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    1. I had a lot of fun watching them train... I'm quite glad that if he continues with it long term I wont have lots of time sitting in the cold watching him for it's an indoorsy thing, lol.

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  5. I have that Tidying Up feature in my Netflix queue...so as much as I have been resisting the book, I may find the film more palatable. Or not. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I found the TV show good brain fluff. I wouldnt want to read the book, I dont think.

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  6. I'm sorry about all the stress you are going through. I hope it gets better for you soon. Have a great week!

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  7. Hope your job gets less stressful! Marie Kondo is everywhere! I need to watch an episode. Have a great week, Nicci! :)

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  8. Work stress is the worst! I hope it gets better for you.
    I just was telling my family we should watch series of Unfortunate Events. I think we would all enjoy it. Glad you liked it.

    I hope this week is awesome for you, Nicci! Happy Reading! xx

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    1. Thanks and I really recommend A Series of Unfortunate Events!

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  9. Yes even 27 pages count! Plus this one seems super cute Nicci ;-) Now fencing is one of the best sports! Works on cardio, reflexes, speed etc. I hope at work you'll find your rhythme. Have a great Sunday!

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  10. Of course it counts. I should get some kids books just to read to make myself feel better. I hate when I don't get a real chance to get some pages read. What can you do? Sorry work is a bit stressful. I hope this week is better and you get some time to do the things you want to do.

    Mary

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  11. I hope you have a better week at work. Position changes can be rough.

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  12. Sorry work has been stressful. That sucks. Hopefully you settle in soon and things get better. Have a good week!

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  13. Work stress or any kind of stress can make it hard to sit down and enjoy a book.

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    1. I used to be able to hide in a book when stressed but I guess I'm either not wired that way anymore or this stress is on another level to what it used to be...

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  14. Good luck with the work stuff- that can be tough. Work stress can take a lot out of a person.

    Marie Kondo is taking over the world haha! I haven't seen the show yet but I've heard sooo much discussion about it!

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    1. I've no idea where she came from! But I had to check it out after all the chatter, lol

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  15. I hope the job gets better and there is less stress! I still need to watch all the seasons of A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I'm glad to hear you loved it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. There's 2 episodes per book so we always tended to watch a 'book' at a time instead of a family movie. It doesn't take long to work your way through them and they're fun!

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  16. Fencing! That's so cool. I can only imagine the equipment is really pricy, but it's a really interesting sport to watch. Good luck to the little guy. As for your step up at work - just breathe.

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    1. At the moment, the equipment is provided by the instructor but you're not wrong! If it's something that he wants to keep up long term we'll need to buy the relevant pieces. :/

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  17. I am sorry that work is proving to be such a joyleech and hope that it soon eases up. I fenced at college and thoroughly enjoyed it - it's a highly strategic sport and is a great way to get rid of stress under highly controlled conditions, so I think it's great that the little dude has taken it up as a hobby.

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    1. Joyleech! What an excellent way of phrasing it! :)

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  18. I'm sorry it's so crazy for you right now. Hopefully, you will work into a bit of a routine so you can also have time for you. I wish for you a great week! Anne - Books of My Heart

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  19. I’m glad Little Dude enjoyed fencing. I’ve always wanted to try that. I hope work gets better for you soon. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. It looks to much fun! I kinda want to try it too, lol.

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  20. Sorry to hear about the workstress. I hope it gets better soon! ;)
    I'm glad your little one loves his fencing classes so much. It sounds like fun too.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  21. Sorry to hear that you're so stressed about work. I hope things get better for you soon. That's so cool that you were able to find a fencing club for your little dude and that he's enjoying it so much.

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  22. Oh some great books! Oh, your little one just started fencing. I would love to take fencing, but I don't think there are any classes near me. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

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    1. Fencing looks awesome! I'm a little jealous I can't join in, lol

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  23. I hope work gets less stressful for you! And reading slumps are the worst, I hope you get back into things in soon. And I so need to make time for Marie Kondo's show, it's all everyone keeps talking about these days! And I love George Ezra, I hope you have a great week :)

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  24. I think your work stress is impacting on your reading fun. I had that for years and it really affected my reading. In fact I didn't read a book for that ten year period which sounds horrible now! I hope things settle down at work for you.

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  25. Sorry to hear about your work stress, I hope things calm down for you soon and you can get more reading done. That sounds nice how you cleaned out everything already when you moved. I am slowly working on cleaning things out. I haven't checked out Marie Kondo tough, although I keep seeing posts about her. Have a great week!

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