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. 🙂
New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy
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.
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
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!