The Sunday Post #56 – Official Semi-Hiatus Announcement

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. I mostly use it to catch everyone up on real-life shenanigans, latest book hauls, and how things have been going in general.

Random News And Goings-On

Well, I think it’s official that I’m on a semi-hiatus. I don’t know why I’m even been pretending anything different. Work has been stressful still (just because there’s a lot going on) and even though it’s a good stress it’s still a lot to deal with while trying to devote my brainpower to other things. And even though I’d like to believe otherwise, the entire past year has been draining and perhaps things have finally caught up with me. Anyway, I am going to take the rest of April to relax and get myself in gear and come back strong in May for Wyrd and Wonder. I’ll still be around, just in a more limited capacity until then.

Anywho. I got my planting finished last Sunday! I did my planting a lot earlier in the season than I normally do but I guess I couldn’t wait for slightly warmer weather. That may come back to bite me in the butt because one or two plants are already lagging and I think it’s due to some of the cooler snaps we’ve been getting. That said, mostly everything looks good but it’s hard to tell in a week whether the plants will pan out for the season. The good thing with my garden is that most of it is in containers so I can reposition them to try different levels of light and such and if one dies then it’s easy enough to get a replacement. Here are some pictures of my porch garden so far. I really need to repaint my porch at some point as it looks pretty awful but oh well. Oh, and looks it’s early enough in the season that my azelea bushes are in bloom. (I’d actually love to dig these up and replace them with other things but they came with the house and my husband is partial to them.)

And here are some close ups of a few of them.

I usually have pretty good luck with the Gerber Daisies – they last all season. The begonias are hit or miss and we’ll see how that goes but usually when they die it’s at least halfway through the season so. This is my first time with the Dahlia as well as a couple of the others so we’ll see how those do as well. It’s always interesting to see what grows and what doesn’t work out. I do love me some Columbine and wanted to try that again this year but it always fails so I resisted but I tried a Bleeding Heart which looks equally delicate. Some of these will get pretty big and I’ll wind up having to rearrange things. In Spring when things are smol it’s always tough to remember I will have a mosquito ridden jungle by mid-summer. My husband likes to joke that he needs a machete to get into the front door in Summer (it’s not quite that bad though.)

Other than that I’ve been working on getting through some books in my physical TBR and have done pretty well this past week – more on that tomorrow. Of course this is meaningless as I constantly have new books coming in but I suppose it’s still some sort of progress. I’ve also been catching up on the web comics I follow. I was sorely behind on Lore Olympus and it’s been a joy to catch up with that one especially. It’s so well done and I highly recommend it.

I’ve been fairly lazy this week but I wound up getting sick late Sunday night and stayed home sick from work on Monday–I think I had mild food poisoning from a bad avocado. Of course this is what I get for trying to eat healthy haha. But I’ve been doing pretty good keeping up with eating well and the majority of my meals have been healthy and I lost another pound and a half. I’m hoping that continues going forward. I’d like to spend all day today reading but I’ve got to finally get off my butt and do some housework, but the plus is that I guess that will count towards some exercise. πŸ™‚

New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy

Physical Books

Once again no new physical books but I do have plenty on pre-order (I think 17 at last count). I should have some new ones soon! Hopefully this gives me some time to clear out some of my TBR to make room.

Ebooks

Now, I did get a bunch new ebooks because sales. Not too bad of a spree but a spree nonetheless. I expect that most of these will be quick reads at least and hopefully I can get to them soon.

  • Lifelode by Jo Walton
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Audiobooks

Still on my audiobook buying hiatus!

That’s all for now! As I said, I’ll be around, still expect some posts from me, just not as many as usual. It may take me some time to respond to comments and I won’t be blog hopping still until May. Hope you all are doing well and I look forward to catching up after my rest!

29 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #56 – Official Semi-Hiatus Announcement

  1. dinipandareads says:

    I’m totally feeling the semi-hiatus vibe and I’ve been leaning towards doing one myself soon. I don’t know what it is about March/April that always gets me in a bit of a slumped out mood, too. I hope you enjoy your break and get some good rest in! Also, your flowers are gorgeousβ€”all the colours are so beautiful! 😍 I’m bad with flower names as I’ve never had any (lol) but what’s the flower in the first picture? I love that peachy/orange colour! Happy reading and relaxing, Lisa 😊

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah idk either, change of seasons is always the hardest time for me. But hopefully things will get back to ‘normal’ soon (whatever that means these days).
      That’s a Dahlia! First time trying one of them so we’ll see how it does. I was really attracted by the color too and the flower shape is so pretty. Thanks, Dini! Take care!

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says:

    Enjoy your break and not having to worry about the blog for a while – I totally get why you need the hiatus, I think spring is a busy time for a lot of people, plus you got all the extra stuff going on. Your planting and gardening is coming out nicely though, beautiful flowers!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thank you! Yeah, just need a bit of down time. Of course because it’s me it’s bound to be not a *full* break but definitely stepping back a bit for a while feels refreshing.

  3. Cathy says:

    Lovely, coilourful flowers πŸ™‚ I’m so ready to get the bedding plants but we’re still having frosty mornings so I’ll have to wait a little longer. Have a relaxing break.

  4. Tammy says:

    I’ve been feeling the need for a break myself but I’m not sure I’ll actually go through with it. I hope you enjoy your time off the blog! Your garden is so colorful😁 Take care, Lisa!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Well it’s only a semi-hiatus, so I’ll still low-key be around and I have some posts in the pipe-line. Everyone needs a break now and then! Even a semi-break feels pretty good lol.
      Thanks, Tammy! ❀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    At this point you’re not the only one feeling the weight of the past year pressing on your shoulders: we are all collectively tired – mind-tired to be precise – and your idea of a semi-hiatus sounds like a good and healthy one. And given that your can bask in the beauty of your little garden, I’d say that you will come back more than refreshed πŸ™‚

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thank you! I am trying to relax as best as I can lol). Well I’d like to think I’ve inherited a bit of a green thumb from my grandfather who did professional landscaping but I think it’s really just trial and error (a fair bit of error 🀣)

  6. Zezee says:

    Love your plants! They look so beautiful! I love seeing the pots down the steps. I just think that’s so cute.
    Totally get you wanting to take a lil hiatus. Hope you enjoy it and it’s restful.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thank you! A couple of them did not seem to come out of the recent cold snap well but we’ll see if they recover when the weather warms up.
      Thank you! This week has been sort of crazy so I’m glad I didn’t really have the blog to worry about.

  7. Mary Drover says:

    I’m selfishly glad that you’ll still be around a little! But also happy to hear that you’re taking care of yourself and taking some time to recharge. You deserve it. ❀

    I was gearing up to get my front lawn done this weekend and start in on the backyard overhaul, and then it snowed. It's looking like it'll be really nice this Saturday, though, followed by some downpours on Sunday, which is exactly the combo I need for the lawn, so hopefully getting my hands dirty this weekend! Your flowers look beautiful already; I can't wait to see them in full bloom!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Well the plan was to recharge but honestly this week ended up being kind of a hell week lol. But I’m glad that I didn’t have the added pressure of trying to blog through things. Phew! Hopefully next week will be better but we’ll see.

      Yeah, it’s been crazy weather. That cold snap may have killed a couple of my flowers–it’s unusual this late in the year! Hope that the weather sticks to nice and you’re able to get some stuff done soon!

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