Category: Checking In

December Wrap Up and MERRY CHRISTMAS

December Wrap Up and MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted December 25, 2017 in Checking In // 5 Comments

Merry Christmas my loves! I hope you are all having a lovely day with friends and family if you celebrate.  It’s okay, you can read this post tomorrow.  I’d rather you celebrated! And, of course, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re having a lovely Monday. As you read this, I am at my parents house for Christmas brunch.  Soon enough, we’ll head to my in-laws for Christmas with that half of the family and dinner.  It’s a day off and a day to be with loved ones.  Back to work tomorrow! The Monthly Book Haul My books this […]

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November Wrap Up

November Wrap Up

Posted November 27, 2017 in Checking In // 26 Comments

Well this is going to be a short post. Remember last month when I got a gazillion books and everything was busy and I read all the posts and was awesome?  This month is the exact opposites.  My beautiful people, I have been DYING to finish La Belle Sauvage.  To catch up on NCIS or Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.  None of these things are happening. On the bright side, I am making a little bit of pocket change working overtime.  So there’s that?  My brother-in-law told me a couple weeks ago, “You always find the silver lining, huh?” and I told him, […]

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The Halfway Update, Including Ragnarok & Stranger Things

The Halfway Update, Including Ragnarok & Stranger Things

Posted November 13, 2017 in Checking In, Real World // 3 Comments

Hello my beautiful people!  Happy Monday! November’s already halfway over, and for you Americans like me, we’re just a little over a week until Thanksgiving – ack!  I haven’t even gotten a turkey yet, and we’re still finalizing plans.  I’m a super organized person, but my extended family isn’t, so I’m losing my mind!  But that glorious turkey coma will be worth it in the end.  Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans is one of my top three dinners, so I’m looking forward to it. Well, I’ve been a busy bumblebee these last two weeks.  Work continues to be crazy […]

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October Wrap-Up

October Wrap-Up

Posted October 30, 2017 in Checking In // 11 Comments

Well my dears, it’s here! October has packed her bags and gotten away from me again.  Every year I feel like I’m chasing the autumnal delights of this month, and I just can’t keep up with it!  It’s my favorite time of year, but it’s also one of the busiest times of year, and it just slips away.  I come out at the end panting like it’s been a marathon but the loot was well worth it!  The leaves are off the trees, the air is getting crisp… winter is just around the corner. This Month’s Haul Well this month was actually […]

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The Things Nobody Wants to Talk About:  My Miscarriage Story

The Things Nobody Wants to Talk About: My Miscarriage Story

Posted October 23, 2017 in Checking In // 19 Comments

It’s hard to find representation in fiction for the horrible things that happen in life.  I think that the reason for this, in short, is because nobody wants to read about cancer.  Nobody wants to read about ALS.  Nobody wants to read about miscarriage.  These are the things in our society that we prefer not to talk about.  We’ll talk about how people are “strong” and “brave” when they suffer from terminal illness, or heartbreak, or injustice.  But in our books and movies, we don’t want to talk about the ugly side of it.  Who would buy that book?  It’s […]

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