Once again I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
The students come back tomorrow. I hate that the first week is a full 5 days.
So Monday started out busy as last week. I spent the first three or so hours working on moving boxes to where the shelves should be and I got few boxes opened and some books put on shelves. Then in the afternoon we had more professional development meetings.
Tuesday we had a lovely rainy morning. I had to get an ultrasound of my liver due to some bloodwork results, and had scheduled crazily at 7 am thinking I’d go right into work after. Well I forgot we had open house for school from 5:30-7:30. So I took my full half day in the morning. Which included going back home after the ultrasound and taking a little more sleep in the rainy morning. In the afternoon we had time to work in our rooms so I did some things that I could do at my desk. They had scheduled to have pizza for us at 5 pm, but it didn’t show up till almost 6:30. By the end of the night I was tired and ready to be home. The trees that I talked about a huge branch just hanging in back in July, finally had those branches loose enough I could pull them down.
Wednesday I woke up and really couldn’t believe it was only Wednesday, the week seems so long! We had professional development in the morning, two of the three sessions had more to do with classroom teaching. So I skipped one of those after the other was kind of a waste of time for me. Our administrators grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for us for lunch. The afternoon was time that I spent moving more boxes of books to the shelves near where they will go which meant other shelves that I can actually start on are now clear to get to. It was a nice quiet night at home thank goodness. I think the dogs were happy I just came home too.
Thursday was even harder to believe it wasn’t the end of the week yet. I was so tired all day! In the morning we had the 9th graders come for a half day where they got to run through their schedules quickly, and then there was an assembly and a little activity/sports fair where they could see about joining or things they’d be interested in. Another quiet night at home, just trying to get as far in the over 700 page anthology I had to review on Friday as I could.
Friday. Ugh. We started the day with intruder training. While a lot of it seemed pretty common sense and I felt like we’d gone over it in past years, I did learn a few new things. When I got home from work there had been a kid with a gun at a high school in the district I used to teach in, and they have metal detectors which we don’t. So I feel it is an unfortunately necessary evil. The rest of the day Friday I did some unboxing and getting some books on shelves, and then got started on labeling all the laptops, not all were done by the time we left. Here are pictures of how many my clerk and I have to get done by Wednesday. What sucks is there are different types for each grade, and not only that, some students get special laptops based on a survey they filled out telling the district that they have no other type of computer of any sort at home, so those have to be figured out and sorted too.
Also my mom and step-dad were out of town the last week and ended up decided to stay till Saturday night, but didn’t schedule their dog sitter that whole time, so I had to go feed their dogs right after school on Friday, then go back in the evening before bed.
Saturday I got up in the morning about the same time I do for work and went and let my mom’s dogs out and fed them. My mom texted me about the time I would have gone back over in the afternoon to say they were almost home so I didn’t need to go over. So that was nice. I went and saw a movie, and did a bunch of commenting on some blog posts I’d saved. Which reminds me, some of the posts I’d saved no longer had an option to comment on them. Does anyone know if they set posts to stop taking comments after there are so many or maybe after a certain amount of time? It’s weird! I know some of the posts were from July, but I guess I’m kind of slow at times to get around to commenting. That’s why I save the emails to remind myself to go back and read the reviews.
The first was an audiobook for a blog tour coming up this week, technically I finished it last week but forgot to include it in my wrap-up. The second was for a blog tour review this past week. The third one was also for a review this past week.
New Additions to My Library
Got an awesome surprise box of books from Sourcebooks Casablanca, plus I think their new Bloom Books imprint. Now I already have When Life Gives You Vampires, and since I haven’t started the Amanda Bouchet series yet, even though they gave me the first one, I’ll probably see if I can trade the 4th one’s ARC that they sent for something else.
I ended up not getting into the book I’d spent my credit on Audible this month. So I returned it and got this instead.
The publisher reached out and offered me an e-galley of this. Even though I prefer physical ARCs whenever possible, I went ahead and got it on Netgalley. Unfortunately this took my 80% rating I just got this week and dropped it back to 79%.
The first three were from signing up for an author’s newsletter. I have already read Lani Lynn Vale, but haven’t read this one yet! I haven’t read any Helen Hardt yet. And I’m hooked on Katee Robert after I got hooked on her Neon Gods series! The rest were free on Amazon.
As I was unboxing books in my library on Monday I came across this one and it is one I need to read for the library committee I’m on. So I went ahead and checked it out.
I loved the first one, so asked my friend who still works at B&N to get the second one for me with her employee discount that I miss so much! She finally got it to me this week. Not sure when I’ll get to this, but I can’t wait!
What I’m Watching
Again, the same series that I’m going through slowly either because they only release one episode a week or because I want to enjoy them longer than a quick binge. It was the season finale of Evil, and man what an ending!!! I also went and saw the movie Beast on Saturday. It was definitely an entertaining movie.
- Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop – This giveaway goes clear until September!
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: July 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in August
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Bloody Fool For Love by William Ritter
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Honeys by Ryan LaSala – only a couple more days for this one!
- August 10th was my 13th Blogoversary and I am celebrating with a month long giveaway HERE!
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
I’m also hoping to get a DNF post put up. There are some cover reveals this week as well!
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? Have anything exciting coming up this week?