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!
- [3 May] #SundayPost: Its finally May
- [4 May] Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan ★★★★★
- [5 May] Butterfly Bayou by Lexi Blake ★★★
- [6 May] #LastNowNext: May 6th
- [7 May] Love and Other Crimes by Sara Paretsky ★★★½
- [8 May] #FreebieFriday: May 8th
- Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen
- A Secret for a Secret by Helena Hunting
- May Contain Wine by Lani Lynn Vale
Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there! Every year, I mention how my mom is a huge reader like me and how her and my dad have always been readers. Friday my mom texts me because she found those adorable scarfs from storiarts and wanted to buy me one (she doesn’t wear scarfs). I love that my mom and I have similar interests!
How is quarantine going for you all? This week in Ohio we are starting to open stuff up again. By May 15th, salons can open. By May 21st normal dining can resume. By June I can see my audiologist to get new hearing aids! Woohoo! I’m not planning on going out and doing any thing. I have never been one who enjoyed going out anyway. But, I also don’t want to get sick. I’m a teacher-I have been exposed to every crazy illness under the sun and for once, I want one to just pass me by. I’ve earned it.
In addition to announcing the opening of businesses, the governor also announced 300 million dollars in budget cuts to education. That is just for the rest of this fiscal year. There will be more. I hope everyone has enjoyed homeschooling their kids, because with these types of budget cuts, schools won’t be able to operate. Also, it is giving me flashbacks to 2007 when the economy sucked and I had just graduated. I was trying to find a job in a TERRIBLE job market. So yeah, my anxiety has been high. I remember back then there were teachers with 10 years experience who were rifted. The low man on the totem pole had 10 years experience. A new graduate like me didn’t have a chance. Now is starting to feel like then all over again. The stress level is real. Several people I know have already been told there is no position for them next year. And seeing how I just accepted a new job, I’m the newbie who will be let go first if it comes to that. So, yeah, thats my life right now!
I have been loving podcasts where actors from some of my favorite shows host a behind the scenes recap type show. I have been listening to Office Ladies (with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey from the Office) and Fake Doctors Real Friends (with Donald Faison and Zach Braff from Scrubs). If you enjoyed either show, you should check these out. Its hilarious! Both have had guest stars on the podcast from their shows, so it’s even more fun. Normally I listen to true crime podcasts. But I am totally caught up on those, and they only release 1 a week, so finding Office Ladies and Fake Doctors has been awesome.
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!