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!
- [14 Mar] #SundayPost: March 14
- [15 Mar] Vengeance in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★½
- [15 Mar] Holiday in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★
- [15 Mar] Conspiracy in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★★
- [15 Mar] Loyalty in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★★
- [15 Mar] Witness in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★
- [16 Mar] Holding You Close by Kennedy Fox ★★★★
- [17 Mar] Characters I’d name a pet after!
- [19 Mar] #FreebieFriday: March 19th
- [20 Mar] The Devil in Her Bed by ★★★★
- Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham
- One More Time by Aurora Rose Reynolds
This is Maximilian. His stimulus hit this morning. Had this thing in the driveway less than an hour later. 13/10 would help him reach the handles pic.twitter.com/TH4pTGsTQI
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) March 17, 2021
Oh c’mon. We only rate dogs. This is a baby hippo just trying to enjoy his mud bath. Please send dogs. Thank you… 13/10 pic.twitter.com/1ja6p8xWC5
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) March 15, 2021
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Things at work are bad. They are making big cuts and as it stands, I have a feeling I could be RIF-ed. Add to all the people getting their positions cut, everyone is just stressed and things are getting out of hand. I cried the whole way home on Friday because the stress is just too much to bear. I had to sub on Friday too, which is always hard because it’s a STARK reminder that I don’t hear that well and I can’t be in a classroom with 25 students. Thankfully, its 4th quarter and we only have 8.5 weeks left. I’m back on the job hunt gig which is a very stressful and ego bruising task.
I got some great books from authors and pubs this week though so that helped!
I completed my FAFSA form. I haven’t done one of those in over a decade. What a pain! We also got our taxes done and I have decided from now on, I’m just going to do them myself. Every year I think “No, let a pro do it” and then we end up paying $200 to the person and we still end up OWING money to the IRS. Might as well do it myself for free and owe the IRS.
We got our stimulus payment on Wednesday. I immediately moved a large portion into savings. We have some bills to pay off, but I am putting most of it aside for the travel expenses of going to Spokane this summer/fall for a week for grad school.
Saturday I was walking Calleigh in my neighborhood and got bumped by a car. Someone backed out of their driveway and hit me (I was on the opposite side of the street and mostly my elbow hit the car then I jumped out of the way). I don’t walk with my hearing aids, so I couldn’t tell if they were saying something to me or what. I was kind of stunned that it just happened, then the car took off. I walked home and told my husband (I was shaking from the shock and crying from the stress) and we decided to go to the house the car backed out of. Turns out it was a friend of the homeowner’s daughter. The daughter called her friend and said “Hey you hit someone at my house” and she said she thought I hit her car with my hand to let her know I was there”. We made it clear that was NOT how it happened and that she hit me and I moved out of the way then she took off. Honestly, I just didn’t even know what to say or do. I’m fine-my elbow hurts a tad and my arm is a bit sore from tensing up. But, it was another reminder of how dangerous it is to be hearing impaired!! What if Calleigh has be on the other side of me? She would have been killed. But, thankfully we are both fine. I’m considering getting some kind of identification that says deaf or hearing impaired when I’m walking so people know. Anyone have any ideas if something like this exists? I hate to think I have to drive to a park and find a trail to walk every time I want to walk the dogs.
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!