Category: Checking In

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

Trimming some of my wrap-up topics this month, my loves, because I am exhausted to my core.  We’ll make this bare bones – new books, books read, and challenges, and posts from April.  Rather than the real life adventures section, I’ll give you a sneak peek here…. First, the inevitable, I’ve definitely got the coronavirus blues.  As an essential worker, I’m only able to quarantine part time.  Some days, I’m really bitter about this, trying with a handful of people to do the work of several while adjusting to wearing a mask and gloves full time. April rounded out poorly […]

Posted May 4, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments //
Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]

Posted April 6, 2020 in Bookish Things, Checking In // 6 Comments //
A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUESS WHAT. Winter is almost over. Here in Massachusetts, we probably still have a solid month of snow and cold and misery but THEN spring will be here!  And while, yes, I realize that really just adds mud into the mix, I’m still pleased.  I like the visual aesthetics of winter, but it really makes me hate leaving the house.  Particularly in the morning to go to work.  Also driving home in the dark is a major bummer.  I’m over it! Still, there was a lot of good to February, so lets get down to it! The Monthly Haul […]

Posted March 2, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments //
New Books, New Hobbies, New Look: My January Wrap Up!

New Books, New Hobbies, New Look: My January Wrap Up!

January is the month that lasts forever. Here in the northern hemisphere, January is the first full month of really, really cold.  Well, at least it is in Massachusetts.  I’m looking forward to the thaw – I’m tired of shivering and numb fingers.  Grateful to have a home and a place with heat, so I try to focus on life’s small blessings instead of the single digit temperatures. I am not a winter person, I swear. But there’s been a lot of things going on this month, so that can also be exciting! The Monthly Haul Um. So.  I tripped […]

Posted February 3, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments //
2019: My Year in Books!

2019: My Year in Books!

Good morning everyone!  How has the beginning of 2020 gone for everyone so far?  Has everyone stuck to their New Years Resolutions?  I’m rubbish at resolutions, if I’m being completely honest, but one of my big ones this year is to take better care of myself physically – sleep, hydration, diet, etc.  I mean, most people have that, right?  Here’s hoping that I can keep to it, and you all are doing amazingly on your resolutions as well! Every year, I do a bit of a review on my blog to look at all the reading I did in the […]

Posted January 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
December Chaos and Change and Delight – The December Wrap Up

December Chaos and Change and Delight – The December Wrap Up

Good morning and happy Monday!  I deeply hope that everyone celebrating their winter holidays over the last week or so have had a magnificent time of it, whether that’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or what have you.  And if you haven’t been celebrating anything, well then, I just hope you’ve had a magnificent week! As I mentioned last month, this wrap up is going to be short and sweet without major highlights, as December has been absolutely bonkers. I’ll tell you all about it in the “Real Life” section below.  The end of the year is always busy, though, […]

Posted January 6, 2020 in Checking In // 2 Comments //