#SundayPost: August!?!

Posted August 4, 2019 in Roundup Tags:

Sunday Post

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:

  •   Discretion by Karina Halle
  •   I’d Rather Not by Lani Lynn Vale
  •   The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
  •   Stay With Me by Nicole Fiorina
  •   Big Shot by Katy Evans

This Week’s New Releases:

Open Giveaways:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

Nothing! Can you believe it?

Non-Bookish News:

How is it August?! I’m not ready to go back to work (see my meme above). This week I have a training on Friday (I am a mentor teacher for beginning teachers). Then I have to officially report back to work on August 16th.

I had a meltdown this week. I was out at a doctors appointment and couldn’t understand what was said even with my hearing aids in. I kept having to ask them to repeat themselves and it was so frustrating. As soon as I walked out, I burst into tears. Being impaired like that is scary. Its overwhelming. I’m trying to remind myself that I had surgery and it might take more time to get back to normal. But, right now, everything is worse than it was before I had the surgery which is freaking me out. This is really typical of my OCD. I fixate on something and panic that the worst has/is happening. Knowing its my OCD doesn’t make my brain stop though and this day it all just got the better of me. So, bottom line, I’m scared. I’m scared my hearing is so impaired I can’t function well. I’m scared this is going to make my agoraphobia grow. I’m scared that going to work in a few weeks is going to be too difficult with my hearing issues and every day will be overwhelming. I’m trying to manage those fears.

Saturday I had a family get together which is always great. First, most of my mom’s family is hearing impaired like me, so everyone talks loud. Second, we all “get” each other. One cousin is an author, one is a professor, one is just plain quirky, and then there are the 2 I used to nanny for when I was in college who now have kids of their own! Plus, my aunts and uncles are fun too. 3 of us don’t want/never wanted kids so we bond over that. Then the professor and I chat about teaching (she is WAY smarter than me obviously, but turns out, teaching is teaching at any age). Then the author and I chat books. Its all very relaxed and given my recent stress, I need that.

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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13 responses to “#SundayPost: August!?!

  1. Oh Sam, that must really be scary :/ My grandma needs hearing aids but they’re too expensive and none of us can afford it for her. So we always have to talk loud, talk slow and face her so she reads our lips and for the past few years, it’s worked great for her. I’m hoping one day we have enough money to get her the hearing aids. I’m glad you had a nice and fun get together with your family to take your mind off of things 🙂

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  2. When do you head back to work? It’s so crazy that summer is over for kids when I’m just now getting my summer break.
    Ugh. I’m so sorry to hear about your hearing issues. I can understand why you panicked. I really really hope that it all gets resolved because you don’t deserve this. What do the doctors say? Did they prepare you for your hearing being worse than before the first few weeks?
    I’m glad you had a nice reunion with your family. Take care, Samantha.

  3. I’m so sorry your hearing hasn’t gotten much better, Sam! I hope it will continue improving, and that your fears are unfounded. I totally get your fear, though, I’m pretty sure I’d feel the same way!
    We start school on the 26th, but I have meetings on the 22nd and the 23rd. And the classes I was supposed to have (as announced at the end of June) were changed almost completely, so I have to get some new manuals as some of the programs will be all new to me. I’m sure I’ll manage, though, and I’m happy to have a few more hours than anticipated.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading <3

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  4. Sam I can totally relate to how you feel because I panic in the same way for everything health related. I always imagine the worst case scenario when I am stressed! I hope that talking with your doctor could lessen your stress. But know that you are not alone to react that way! I send you postivie vibes from belgium. xoxo

  5. I’m sorry your hearing hasn’t improved, yet! I can understand why you’d have a freak out! Hopefully you’ll get some positive signs soon. It is hard to be patient when it impacts your life so much. Glad to hear the family gathering was just what you needed. It’s important to have people who understand and can sympathize.

    I requested a copy at the library of Brazen and the Beast after your review. Have an excellent week, Sam! 🙂

  6. I’m so sorry to hear you had such a rough time this week. Keeping everything crossed you start to see improvements soon. I can understand why the thought of going back to work at the moment feels overwhelming but hopefully, it’ll all come together for you.

  7. Our school starts later in August too, and there’s lots of adjusting this year as we usually started after Labor Day, I imagine some of the teachers aren’t thrilled lol.

    Sorry to hear about your hearing issues though. I hope your hearing recovers soon and you’re good as new. That would be frightening for anyone I would think. Hearing is something I imagine we don’t really miss until it’s gone. Your family get- together sounds lovely though.

    Take care and have a good week!

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