The past few weeks have been brutal, health wise. I was too weak to read at the beginning, and there have been a lot of naps during the day, which is not like me. I did finally manage to watch the four new episodes of the Gilmore Girls… and let’s just say that I am still processing my feelings.
The present: This weekend I was able to get back in the flow of reading. Plus, I have managed to complete all emails and I finally have empty inboxes. YAY! Since, the new Gilmore Girls episodes only contained information about 1 single book… I have added it to the challenge page.
Well now, here’s the fun and exciting news. Yes, several news items. So hold on tight:
- Over the course of the final weeks of this year, I will be posting 100 book reviews. Yes, my friends, you read that right! 100 Book Reviews over the next 20 days. We are going to end 2016, with a BANG! I hope you all enjoy. 🙂 Continue reading
A certain surprise memory occurred for me today… Four years ago today, I received my first book review request from an author!!! I can’t believe it has been four years… With everything that has happened, and through all the bumps along the way, I wanted to say, I am truly grateful for your continued support. THANK YOU! You all have kept me going and I appreciate each and everyone of you.
Now hold onto your beach hats, because several reviews are headed your way!
I have been asked two questions here lately. Where do I get my quotes? and Why do I pick certain ones to post? So I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about these quotes. Some of them come from sites like, Goodreads, while others have been given to me as suggestions. I always try to choose a quote that relates to reading and/or writing and/or books. Sometimes I may choose a quote that is from an author, but pertains to life itself. No matter where the quotes come from or what it is about, I must feel it in my soul. It must describe/summarize the feelings I have toward a subject. That is all. I hope you are enjoying them and if you have any suggestions for quotes, please feel free to share.
As you may have noticed, the quotes from this week have pertained to life rather than about reading or writing. As you may not know, I experienced a sort of anniversary this week. It has been officially one year since I became a full-time 24/7 caregiver. It has been a rather unique year with several ups and downs and bumps along the way; but each day is a new day and each day provides new lessons to be learned. Right now, I want to learn something from some of you, if that is okay. I want to know how do you all find time to write, paint, read, etc. at home. How do you work from home? Do you have set hours in each day that are your work hours? Do you have a room that is your work room, where you can’t be disturbed? You see. being a full-time caregiver means that I can’t go run and hide and read to my heart’s content. I have to be visible 24/7 and helping my family. Even as I type this post, I can think of about 15 chore-related items that I could be doing, instead of taking time to work on my blog.
But that is just it: I am, in my own way, working. I am reading and writing reviews and communicating with each of you. No it is not going out of the house from the hours of 9-5 and working in an established business, but it is work from the couch, while my grandfather and the boys are napping. While everyone is awake I work on house chores or family stuff, but then during those quiet moments I quickly take advantage of that time whether online or with a book. Yet no matter which aspect of my life I am focused on in the moment, my mind and heart feel that I may be neglecting the other aspects.
So how do you do everything? How do you balance family life with work? Do you ever wish there was more of you in order to make everything the top priority in your life? Or do you just try to designate days and/or hours and prioritize each thing in turn?
Oh and just so you know, I have a few more posts I will be typing up today. I have tried something new this week. As an idea/quote/blog topic pops into my head, I write it down on a list, so that during times like this I can just type away! Hope you all are having a wonderful and relaxing day!