Sunday, 22 November 2020

Weekly Update #129

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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

Hey, check me out! Only two weeks since I last joined the Sunday Post... I'm getting better. 
Maybe soon I'll be back in a weekly routine? That would be nice. 

I'm still lacking in motivation, still reading super slowly, and generally feeling lethargic and miserable but good news (?) is that it's not just the pandemic blues! 
My thyroid is going haywire and can pretty much be blamed for all the shitness so that's a surprising relief. 
The long story made short (well, as short as I can make it) is that I've had an underactive thyroid pretty much since my son was born. It went high after he was born, then low and stayed low - thus medication - and it's been pretty much stable and consistent for the past 8 years (after about 18months of it making its mind up as to what it was going to do). It gets checked annually at my medication review and it's always fine and the dose stays the same... But not this year. This year at my annual check it was super high, which was weird. They decided to keep my dose the same and recheck in 6 weeks thinking it was an anomaly. When that check rolled around it was super low... So, they've kept my meds the same again and are going to test again in another 4-6 weeks and then take it from there. 
We don't know what's set it off yo-yo-ing again but it's off... The frustrating thing is that no matter what they try they need to wait 4-6 weeks to see if it's working because that's how things roll with the thyroid so this could rumble along for a while. I don't really feel ill effects when it goes too high (I don't even get the weight loss!) but when it goes low I feel so ill... I'm so tired, the brain fog is horrendous and my mood plummets. All I can say is that I'm glad the CFS is in remission or I doubt I'd be even semi-functional. 
Nice excuse (reason?) to curl up under a blanket and refuse to move though! πŸ˜‰
Now if the reading mojo would just speed up that'd be great...

Beyond that, my mum seems to be pretty much recovered from covid. She's still a bit tired but otherwise completely fine which is a relief.

The professor's mum finally got her surgery (and simultaneous reconstruction) and is doing well which is a massive relief. We were worried it would get cancelled seeing as Ireland has been in lockdown for the past month or so (and like everywhere else is struggling with hospital capacity) but it wasn't, so phew!

And now we're just preparing for Christmas... There's no denying it - it'll be a strange one! 
But we'll take it as it comes. The important thing is everyone being okay and getting to see next Christmas, you know?
I've got a giveaway running in the sidebar, the Annual Black Friday giveaway Hop begins on Friday and (in case I don't post next week) there will be another couple of festive giveaways the week after! So... Lot's of opportunities to win gift cards or books!

Hope you're all doing well!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Runaway Road by Devney Perry
One Winters Night by Kiley Dunbar
Ruthless King by Meghan March
The Wright Mistake by KA Linde
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
Cupcakes For Christmas by Kate Hewitt

Mixed bag of books these past couple of weeks and unfortunately none of them higher than a 3.5 stars... My biggest disappointment was The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans. It was one I really wanted to love but it had too many things that niggled me. πŸ˜”

We watched Enola Holmes last week and really enjoyed it!
Millie Bobby Brown is absolutely delightful as Enola and Henry Cavill in Victorian apparel? *fans oneself* 

The little dude and I also watched The Nutcracker and The Four Realms and even though it was visually stunning, what in the ever-loving god was that about?! What was wrong with the original story of The Nutcracker? Why did they have to ruin it?! *sigh*

TV shows:
Binge re-watching Big Bang Theory and am almost finished. Again. We finished our last re-watch only in January... But familiar and funny is just the ticket at the moment.
I'm really in the mood for a The Musketeers rewatch too so that will begin this week. 

Have a great week all!


  1. My mother has an underactive thyroid, and it can be awful when the levels aren't right. I hope they get your dose worked out quickly. Glad all the moms are doing well. That's good news. I spy a Wright book. I liked that series. I saw there was holiday book coming out. I might cave and get it.

  2. Ugh, I've been there with the wacky thyroid levels. I hope they get leveled out for you!

  3. I am glad your mom recovered well!
    And my daughter had Achimoto syndrom since years now. TSH very high but so far this is stable and she does not need medication. She gets tested every year though.
    I hope you'll feel better soon Nicci!

  4. I'm really not reading that much either and I just feel tired all the time.... Hopefully that will change soon, for both of us :)

  5. I'm so glad about your mum. Mine is better without having had any symptoms. The stress of this year is taking its toll; I certainly need to take better care of me. I hope you feel better and have some great reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  6. My thyroid is a mess. I forget to take my meds, which makes it all worse! Sigh.
    Glad to hear the professor's mum is doing well!!

  7. Glad to hear about your mom. That's excellent news! And thyroid stuff- my mom has always had thyroid problems as well. Glad everyone is doing well though including your mother in law. Crazy times right now!

    Be well and have a happy and safe week! :)

  8. I'm so glad your mum is recovering from Covid and that is great news about your MIL! I sort of wanted to ask how she was getting on but was afraid to ask y'know? I have an underactive throid too and I get a yearly check for it. The biggest side effect I get is that I'm cold pretty much all the time. I'm guessing the being tired and sore a lot comes from that too. I wish it would sod off as I have stuff to do!

  9. It's nice to know what makes us not feel right. Hope they get your thyroid sorted. Glad to hear your mum is okay.

    Big Bang Theory always makes me laugh, too! I want to watch Enola Holmes! I loved Hearts in Darkness, but it's been years since I read it. The Christmas Pact was fun, too. Have a lovely week, Nicci! :)

  10. I'm sorry your thyroid is all out of whack. That has to be so frustrating. I've had weird symptoms that sound like thyroid issues, but I've been tested more than once and nope. So strange.

    I'm glad your mom and the professor's mom are both doing well though!!!


  11. I'm glad you were able to pinpoint what was going wrong and that your mother is feeling better. Enola Holmes was really good, right ? We happened to watch several episodes of The big bang theory too to cheer ourselves up ;)

  12. Sorry to hear about the thyroid issues, Nicci. I hope they're able to get it balanced with the right meds soon and you can start feeling better!