Sunday Post: Leaving on a Jet Plane

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Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!

What I Reviewed:

What’s Coming Up:

  •  The Mistaken Billionaire by Lexxie Couper
  •  Salvaged by Jay Crownover
  •  Falling Hard by Pamela Clare
  •  Fast Kill by Kaylea Cross

This Week’s New Releases:

Open Giveaways:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

Freebies I snagged:

Purchased for 99 cents!

ARC thanks to the authors and publishers:

Non-Bookish News:

Our flight leaves this Friday! First stop, London! I’m excited about our trip. This week will be busy though-cleaning the house, packing, administering the ACT to a student who has accommodations, and more. But, it will all be worth it! I can’t wait.

They came to put our AC in on Saturday. It was 92 degrees! We are expected to have a heat wave this coming week with the temp each day above 90. That usually doesn’t happen here until July. Glad the AC is back! It took them 10 hours to get it and the new furnace in! It was beyond an all day job for sure.

This past week was my first week of summer vacation! I had a dentist appointment Tuesday, then I had to take both dogs to the vet (without my husband! These 2 are tough to control in small spaces with lots of people by myself!). Yoda had lost 9 lbs in a year, so they wanted to do bloodwork. Thankfully, everything is totally fine. I think its because we have lived in the house for a year now and he gets so much more exercise! He runs around in the yard, plays fetch, and chases squirrels. He isn’t underweight or anything now either. He is just a tall, slim dog so 9 lbs was shocking. But, now that we know everything is fine, he just gets extra snacks.

My panic attacks have started. My fear of leaving the dogs is one thing that feeds my OCD obsessions. I think about all the things that could happen while we are away. Then I think about the confusion the dogs will feel when we aren’t around and they have to sleep somewhere else for 14 days (that could feel like forever to them!). This gets me into full blown panic attack and I have to take an Ativan to calm down. It has been once a day for the past few days but I fear it will get worse as we get closer to departure day. I am concerned it will impact my ability to fully enjoy my vacation as well. I have done cognitive behavior therapy in the past but my obsessions and compulsions when it comes to my pets simply didn’t change or lessen. Now I am able to take different routes to work without thinking that it will mean the day is cursed, I can mostly lessen my obsessive thoughts regarding comments people make, but I have not been able to make any headway in my pet related obsessions and compulsions. My psycharitist is concerned as to my mental health when my dogs pass away. He fears this could be a huge panic event if we don’t find a therapy that is effective. So, my point is, I’m freaking out about leaving my dogs. They are going to be boarded at the place they go to day care at so its fine. Logically, I know that. Nothing about OCD is logical though. Sigh.

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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32 responses to “Sunday Post: Leaving on a Jet Plane

  1. Eep! Your trip is so close so that’s really exciting! I’m glad they came to fix the AC, but yes, it’s supposed to get super hot here too. If I could stay in my cozy room all day instead of having to go to school, I would. I get cranky in hot weather. That’s good to know that your pup is doing totally fine. It’s definitely reassuring. You should share pics of your dogs in your weekly recaps! 😉
    I wasn’t sure if I wanted the new Katee Robert book. It’s definitely different in tone. I liked the first, but wanted more romance because it’s what I’ve come to expect from her. I’ll keep an eye out for your review.
    Anyways, have a good week ahead, and happy reading! 🙂

    • How strange is this: Me, the romance only reader, actually didn’t mind the limited romance in The Devils Daughter?!?! Crazy right! Never would have imagined. I will start sharing some pics of the dogs! I just shared one this week on instagram so I will include a few more next week!

    • My other dog is our chunkier dog! Yoda is tall and skinny, but he is usually pretty lazy. However, now with our 1/2 acre yard, he is getting a lot more exercise. Even our chunky dog lost a few pounds.

  2. There are so many great books coming out this month. That I still have to read. Salvaged, Twist, I Knew You Were Trouble…I know I’m missing some. Ahh! I need to read all day today.

  3. Oh, I am so excited for you! Have so much fun and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back. I think I follow you all over anyway but I will make sure I do and make sure to post lots of pictures.

    I know you are panicking but remember dogs can’t tell time and they don’t know how long you are gone. While you might miss them dearly they will think you are only gone for a little while and regardless be so very happy when you come home! 🙂

    Have a great week, Samantha! Safe Trip and Happy Reading! ox

  4. Wow 92 with no AC. Bet you were glad when that went in! I remember when our air went out a few years ago, it was awful- it got up to like 88 in the house. Ugh. Yay for your trip- have an awesome time! I know what you mean though- OCD is not logical. I know people who have struggled with it. I hope you do okay and hopefully when you get there you can relax knowing the dogs are okay. You can do it!!

    I kinda want to read Roar!

    • Thanks for the support! I’m glad my husband will be with me on this trip. He can usually help me keep it together.
      I have heard mixed reviews about Roar so I am not entirely sure. Normally, I love Cora Carmack though!

  5. Yay for vacations and planes! I wish you didn’t get so stressed over your dogs although I can totally relate but dogs’ understanding of time is different than ours and when you get back they’re going to be so freaking happy. Relax and enjoy it!

  6. I hope you have an amazing trip to London!

    We’ve had our AC on since April but this coming week will be over 100 and I know that I’ll have to keep the kids inside the majority of the day so I’m not looking forward to that.

    I know you’re panicking but just remember that when you get home your dogs will give you ton of slobbery kisses!

  7. YA your vacation is almost here. I hope you have fun!

    That’s wonderful they got the AC in. When we moved to CA I found out that most homes and apartments don’t have AC they do have heat, but no AC. I was shocked. I was like now what do I do, but thankfully in San. Fran we have wind and opening up the windows helps, but not for my hubby who has allergies. Oh boy!! ^_^

    I hope you enjoy all your new books. I picked up Archangel’s Viper too. (Excited)

    This was the first full week of now school for my boy. It’s been different trying to get use to having him around and having to plan some activities. We do have swim class most of the summer and soccer classes too. That takes up sometime and he loves them both. Have a great week and enjoy your vacation.

  8. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Wow your trip is so soon! That is awesome. Glad your dog is ok and just fit now 😊 sorry about the panic attacks. Hope yoh have a great week!

  9. I hope you have an amazing time in London! I’m so jealous! I’ve never been that far from home, but that’s one of the places on my bucket list. I do okay with short plane trips but I think I would have trouble with such a long flight. (I’m claustrophobic). I also have a copy of Wired! I’m really excited about it. I just started it. Hope you love all of your new reads, and have a great week!

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  10. Oh thank goodness the herd pup is okay! That would have made me nervous as well. Not sure what your situation for your pups is while you’re gone but are you able to send a blanket or clothes from home that have been worn so they have the scent of home with them? That seems to comfort ours.

    And not sure on this either but we have a PetCube. There are a lot of brands out there, too. But it’s basically a video camera that records when movement happens or at set times and does a live feed of your pets. So I can be in Florida and watch the herd via my cell phone. You get a private link connection to your cube. Our boarding place has something similar where you can log on to their website during the day and watch the dogs play. That helps ease my mind some since I can SEE that they’re okay. I know it’s stressful, though. I don’t like leaving mine for long.

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  11. oh looks like you are in for some adventures in London. Which is a fantastic place by the way. And the people are so nice and friendly. And there is so many good places to go and see. If you and your husband, like burgers, I recommend a burger place right next to the British Museum….its so dang good. Hope you have a blast, and I know what its like to stress about things when you don’t want to be stressed about it. My parents had a dog when we did our England trip, and it was hard especially for my dad and sisters, but he ended up having a blast at this dog hotel we left him at. So hope you can enjoy all the cool places you will see. Because it will change your life.

    • Thanks! I am really excited about the trip and I feel confident in the place that we are leaving the dogs. It will help that my husband will be with me this trip because he can usually calm me down.

  12. Your trip sounds amazing! I hope you have a great time! And I can completely understand your anxiety about leaving your dogs. My cat is currently being fostered by my brother because I can’t have him where I’m currently staying and I constantly stress about him getting out and getting lost or worse, even though I know my brother takes amazing care of him.

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