As usual I’ll be linking this up with the Sunday Post (hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer).
Sunday was the big AFC championship. And we played the same team that we lost to last year. That we’d lost the last three games we’d played them in the past year. So I was nervous about the game. And I was right to be nervous! It was so close! It came down to a mistake by one of the Bengals players at the very end that let the Chiefs get into field goal range and so we beat them by 3 points just like they beat us by 3 points last year. I think both teams played a good game! They’re just pretty evenly matched and it came down to a chance type of score like that again I think.
I’d really rather not even talk about Monday. I was alone again in the library, and it was crazy. Plus my clerk took another Covid test and was positive again, so pretty sure that means another 5 days she’ll be gone. It sucks because I don’t get to close the library to take a lunch. I have to just sit at my desk and try to eat.
Tuesday was not any better. It seemed like every single person, teacher, student, admin, visiting people wanted something from me, and all at the same time. I was so angry at one point with some of the stuff that I didn’t even feel like eating lunch. And believe me, I am ALWAYS able to eat. So to give myself a little laugh for the day, I changed the background screen on my circulation computer at school to this:
Wednesday I had an ultrasound on my liver and gall bladder. The tech said the polyps they found last time were the same size as before, and they also saw some gall stones. But she said if it wasn’t bothering me it probably wasn’t a problem. I’m sure my doctor will have more to say about the results when I meet her later.
Thursday more of the same. My clerk sent me another picture of her positive Covid test Wednesday night. Not like I expected her to show up at all this week at this point. I’m just hoping this doesn’t turn into the almost two months of her being gone like happened at the end of February last year. I’m going to try once again to ask my principal if we can’t get a sub for her if she’s gone that long. Even if it is just someone for parts of the day, like me getting a full half hour lunch break with no one bothering me.
Friday was actually a quiet day in the library. I was able to get a Black History Month display put up.
Then that evening my mom, sted-dad, and I took my niece and nephew to Chuck E. Cheese. My nephew is just like his dad, my brother, he was hamming it up for the camera on this ride the whole time.
Saturday I went with my mom and my aunts to watch Dixie Longate’s show at a local theater. We’ve been to see her every time she’s come to Kansas City in the last 5 years. I missed 2020, and then she didn’t really get back to touring till 2022. This is a commercial for the original shows she did. The last two were more stand up comedy without the actual real tupperware show!
The first one was read for my library committee. The second was an ARC that I read and both reviews were posted this past week.
New Additions to My Library
Got this ARC in the mail finally from the publisher/PR company. Had thought I would do a review of it last week but didn’t get it by then, so now the review is postponed till later this month.
I saw a Vincent van Gogh painting with a woman reading, and as I searched for a post of that I could buy, I came across this book painting by him and bought it instead. For now it is just taped up on the blank wall in front of my desk.
The first one is for a blog tour later on the 14th I think, and the second one is for the author’s review team, I think I’ll be posting my review on the 21st.
First was a novella for signing up for the author’s newsletter. Second was also for signing up for an author’s newsletter.
I bought this back at the beginning of January for the Flirty in Kansas City Convention this month. It just now came in.
What I’m Watching
Keeping up with The Last of Us. Everyone was going on and on about how this past week’s episode had them devastated. And yeah, it was sad, but it’s a zombie/apocalypse type of world. I wasn’t that upset. Although maybe it’s because I read all the people saying that and so I went in prepared to not be that way? Tried starting the second season of Black Summer, but had trouble keeping interest in how it went. Now while I’ve watched one or two episodes of the series Black Mirror, it was only because people told me to. I’ve started going back and just watching the whole thing. And that first episode was WHOA! What I thought was the 4th episode was actually a little interactive movie that I got to make choices on what the characters would do.
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
First is an audiobook I’ve got to hurry to get through to post a review on the 7th I think! The last two are e-galleys for reviews on Wednesday or Thursday and Saturday.
Don’t forget that I do now have the nice little box on the right hand sidebar so you can check out giveaways all the time! And my latest monthly wrap-up giveaway started on Wednesday. Last month I had over 300 entries so I picked three winners!
Scotland Tour Tidbits
Shopping for plane tickets is still kind of depressing as I continue planning my trip. But I’m not giving up!
So I kind of skipped over the first part of the tour when we get picked up in Edinburgh. We will start with the Royal Mile. I didn’t include it at first because I wasn’t sure exactly what it had to do with the tv show. But I knew I wanted to see it for other reasons. But I guess scenes from the show that were filmed there were Jamie’s print shop and also where Claire met Fergus again after she’d come back through the stones again. First is a picture of the royal mile. The second picture is the building that was used to portray the outside of Jamie’s print shop.
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? Can you believe it is February already? This week I’ll share a picture of Argyle all snuggled up in the blankets on the couch, just his little grey nose peeking out.