Saturday, 21 August 2021
Weekly Update #140
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
I've been absent again... Initially, I just hadn't been up to anything so didn't have anything to report.
Then I was busy... Or unmotivated... Or struggling to get out of bed and enjoy anything so blogging was super low on my to-do list.
Now, I'm a mix of everything.
So, what has been happening?! Let's see...
I'm still on medical leave and will be until at least the end of August. I'm having weird-ass reactions to the meds the doc put me on and one of the most interesting is hot flushes! I tell ya, if this is a glimpse of my future menopausal self, I pity anyone who has to deal with me! Ladies at that stage of life... I salute you! How you function is genuinely beyond me.
The little dude has been on school holidays for the past 4 weeks and we've tried to get out places at least a couple of times a week to keep him amused... It's been challenging for me, with everything I'm dealing with, but it is worth it.
So far, we've been pottery painting, a trip to Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Wookey Hole, crazy golf, a visit to see the Magna Carta, and the little dude had a 3-day tennis camp.
Aside from days out with the kiddo, I also saw Six the musical with friends at the theatre and it was fantastic! The tickets were purchased over 2 and a half years ago but because of covid... Anyway, it was worth the wait!
I also really enjoyed watching the Olympics in the evenings along with re-watching Stargate from S6 onwards with the professor... Man, I miss that show!
The professor and I had our second covid jabs over two weeks ago so we're fully vaccinated now.
This is great because it allowed us to head to Scotland a few days ago to visit my mum! (Okay, and the rest of my family...) On the drive to Scotland, we stopped off for a day at Alton Towers theme park, stayed over in a hotel, then finished the drive the day after as it is a long drive from where we live in the south west of England.
We're still in Scotland and we're working through a list of stuff the little dude wants to do whilst we are here in between catching up with people... So far, we've been to the Museum on The Mound and Dynamic Earth.
While we are in Scotland, my father-in-law is staying at our place and fitting our new downstairs flooring (switching from carpets to wood) and looking after our cats, fish and hamster.
I think that pretty much sums up the past month. In between the fun stuff, I've celebrated simple victories like getting out of bed, showering regularly and remembering to eat meals!
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Iris Moreland (Freebie)
The Varsity Dad Dilemma by Lex Martin
The Magic of Found Objects by Maddie Dawson (Freebie)
All Rhodes Lead Here by Marianna Zapata (99p Sale)
Hands Down by Marianna Zapata (99p Sale)
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas (£1.99 Sale)
Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen (99p Sale)
The Bookshop of Forgotten Dreams by Emily Blaine (99p Sale)
The What If Guy by Lauren Blakely (99p Sale)
Thanks For Last Night by Lauren Blakely (99p Sale)
9 Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean (99p Sale)
I've not been reading much but I've enjoyed what I have read... 3 books.
Two new reads (Always Only You and Rogue Ghosts and Other Miscreants) and one re-read (Dear Aaron).
Have a great week all!