Well, my planned Mother’s Day didn’t go off as planned. My brother and sister-in-law were sick, possibly Covid, and I had a sinus infection. With my mom and stepdad having been in the hospital in April we are still being very cautious around them, so didn’t celebrate in person on Sunday. I pretty much spent the day around the house blogging, reading, etc. Except when I ran out to get some Mucinex for my sinus infection. Debated if I’d try to get to see a doctor this week for it, but most of the time the only time they’ll give you medicine is if it is bacterial, so not sure if it’s worth the cost of the co-pay for urgent care.
Monday morning, just another hell like Friday, alone again in the library. In the afternoon once I got all the senior laptops and textbooks checked in from Friday that I didn’t get to, I had a few minutes to sit and breathe. Going to try to be more positive this week, as much as possible.
Tuesday my clerk was back for half a day. Of course things weren’t as crazy today. Although I did find out that the district isn’t going to charge seniors any fees for laptops or chargers, so not sure why I had to collect them and go crazy over all that on Friday and Monday? Also found out that I think now one of our other assistant principals is leaving. So right now, we’re losing a principal and two assistant principals. Next year is going to be crazy. In the evening my 5 year old nephew had his Pre-Kindergarten graduation. It was cute!
Wednesday, half a day alone again. But Wednesdays are our early release day, so at least the last hour and a half there were no kids.
Thursday was also a half a day alone again. Plus one of the teachers that was scheduled to bring students kept forgetting to bring her class, so that was a little bit of a rush once I would email and remind her close to the end of those hours. After school was our normal monthly staff meeting, only this week it was just really a retirement celebration for the 3 teacher retirees. I also got offered a committee position for the American Association of School Librarians on the Intellectual Freedom Award Committee. I’m excited to be a part of it!
Friday kind of busy with seniors back in the building for graduation practice and when they went to pick up their graduation tickets realizing they had things like textbooks or library books that had to be paid for or found and turned in before they could get their tickets.
Saturday was nice for sleeping in, we actually had early spring like weather, in the 50s compared to the 80s we’d had earlier in the week. I went to see a movie I’d been waiting to see for a while.
So the first one was for the Gateway committee. The second and third were for SmartyPants Romance. Fourth was for the author review team. Fifth was for a blog tour. And last was an audiobook that was only 4 hours, so I got through it quick, I love Cara Bastone’s books!
New Additions to My Library
Both of these were advertised on Bookbub.
I ended up ordering the original paperback cover of this one when I found out that the author’s books were going to be published now with Entangled Publishing and all the covers would be matching one of the others in the series. But I really liked this cover.
What I’m Watching
I was reminded that they made a tv series based on a book series I had wanted to read, the Silo series by Hugh Howey. Started watching this week and the first few episodes were good!
I missed out on a bunch of movies in April because of the craziness in my life, so I made a list to try to make sure I remembered to find them once they were streaming. Friday night I watched Dungeons and Dragons. It was fun. I think I would have enjoyed it more at the theater, since at home I was interrupted by taking dogs outside and my phone distracting me.
And as I mentioned above, on Saturday I went to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. And it was good, but kind of sad a lot of the time too! But still had funny parts that had me giggling.
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
First is a SmartyPants Romance review, the rest are all either blog tour reviews or publisher/author team reviews.
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! My new monthly giveaway is HERE. Remember if I get over 100 entries in that monthly giveaway I add more winners, and last three months I had over 100, so that was two winners each month this year so far. So far it is over 100 already, if it gets over 200 entries I’ll pick three winners! Only a week and a half left to enter.
Upcoming Scotland Tour Tidbits
The third place on the 4th day of the trip is Culross, which is a perfectly preserved example of a 17th century town. It was used as the setting for the fictional town of Cranesmuir in the series. It was where Geilis Duncan lived as well as the scene where the boy who was caught stealing is nailed by his ear to a stand in the middle of the town and Claire makes Jamie help him.
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? This is my last week of the regular school year, so I’m ready to be done! And Friday I’ll be driving to Branson for my family’s annual Memorial Day weekend in the cabins on the river. Here are some pictures of the peonies blooming at my house at the beginning of the week. Although by today, when we’ve had some rain, they are now drooping to the ground. Rain isn’t nice to the blooms as they are heavy and at the end of long skinny stems.