#SundayPost: Snow days!

Posted January 14, 2018 in Spotlight 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:

  • Rescuing Casey by Susan Stoker
  • Leveled by Cathryn Fox
  • Out of the Darkness by Heather Graham
  • Judgement Road by Christine Feehan

This Week’s New Releases:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:

Nothing!! Can you believe it?! (I don’t really believe it myself…I feel like I am missing something but I checked my kindle-nothing new!)

Non-Bookish News:

I got my snow day!! Monday we got some ice so no school for me! Then, Friday, we got snow in the afternoon so we had an early dismissal! Monday the 15th is MLK day so we don’t have school but we are suppose to get more snow that morning. I am one very happy teacher!

Even with it being a short week, it was a stressful time at work. Its the end of the quarter and everyone is cranky (adults, kids, everyone!). I had a less than friendly run in with a coworker and I hated it. I don’t like confrontation at all! Because of my OCD, I really tend to perseverate on these types of interactions and its just so frustrating.

I had my endocrinologist appointment Thursday. As I suspected, my TSH was higher than normal. However, it wasn’t high enough to warrant a med increase. The thing about Hashimoto’s is that your numbers swing like this. My thyroid has been pretty well managed so the swings don’t happen often, but when they do, its super noticeable to me. So, I have to make a few changes to my diet (fewer carbs, more veggies) to see if that helps. She also ordered a cortisol test. So, I have to get up at midnight two different times and spit into a little vial. How strange is that?

One of my goals this year is to up my Instagram game. I have been taking lots of pics and working with other romance bloggers to help build up my IG skills. I find I am really enjoying taking and staging pictures; however, I do NOT have the same artistic eye that others do. It certainly doesn’t come naturally to me…like at all. But, I’m going to keep trying! Are you on IG? Have any tips you want to share with the desperately unartistic like myself?!

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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18 responses to “#SundayPost: Snow days!

  1. I hope the change in medicine helps you. Spitting in a vial is little weird, but the doctors knwo what they are doing. So, spit on! My daughter has decided that she will be my picture taker for Instagram. She has plans to get all kinds of little things to go in the picture for around the books this week. She’s always enjoyed taking picture, that might be why she has almost 2000 followers, and I have like 75. lol… Have fun with it! HAve a great weekend, and enjoy the day off tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  2. Snow days are my favorite, I love spending the day with the kids and watching the snow, however I do hate shoveling it.
    I am on the hunt this year for an endocrinologist for my son. We think he has thyroid but I am taking my kids to a new doctor so I hope she can recommend one or do it herself to check and see if he has it or not. His meds make his thyroid levels a little high.

    I hope you have a great week, Samantha! Happy Reading! ox

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  3. Yay for snow days! Always nice to get a little time off… and sorry to hear about the work conflict. That can be tough.

    It does feel a bit off when there’s no book haul, right? We get WAY too used to new books I think lol.

    Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  4. No book haul? Lol-ing a little because I picked up two books from your freebie friday post last week πŸ™‚ (I’d had Drop-Dead Sexy on my TBR list FOREVER and was SOOO excited to see that it was on Freeibe) Good luck getting through the last of the semester – hopefully the time away with snow/ice days gives everyone some time away to settle down πŸ™‚

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  5. I am afraid I don’t have much of the staging gene either. I am terrible with instagram, but I use it now and then. I wish you luck mastering it. I know you can do it! Yay for snow days! We don’t get those here at all. I do have Monday off for the holiday though and my daughter and I are looking forward to it. My husband, unfortunately, has to work. I hope you have a great week, Samantha!

  6. Good luck with all your tests. I hope you are feeling 100% soon. Sorry to hear about all the snow. I despise it, and am happy that the snow they thought we were originally getting is now gone from the forecast. Your Instagram game is better than mine. I don’t like clutter, so I have like no props. My co-bloggers are so much better at the pictures, but they have no time.

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  7. Yay for snow day! Although I’m sorry about the confrontation with the coworker :-/ And that sounds tough the way your illness changes so much. I have no insta tips since I don’t even use it lol. I have enough to do w/ my blog and Twitter and reading, no time or energy for taking photos πŸ˜›

  8. Ya for Snow Days!! We are off school on Monday too. A long three day weekend. I was one happy momma when my boy went back to school. I got to dive into some review books I’ve had for a while now. The holidays don’t allow any me reading time, so I’m so glad schools back in. Take care and have wonderful week.

  9. Yay for snow days! That’s unfortunate that you had a run in with a co-worker! It does stress me out if something like that happens at work. Hope the situation is resolved. I’ll have to check out Nalinii Singh’s Bonds of Justice. I have Keep Her Safe and the book just isn’t working for me. Have a great week, Samantha! πŸ™‚

  10. We have a long weekend too! Yay! So happy to have an extra day to rest! πŸ™‚

    I am on IG, too! One of the best advice I can give you is practice, practice, practice. Also, follow your favorite bloggers and try to copy their style to help you create your own style.

  11. Huzzah for snow days! I used to love them, both when I was teaching and when I was homeschooling. Sometimes I give myself a snowday now, too — even though I work from home. Hey, everyone needs a fun day once in a while, right?

    Had to chuckle about your “no book haul” comment I never know whether to be relieved or disappointed when I don’t have any new books. Usually both, TBH.

    I know what you mean about fluctuating TSH. (Boy, do I know. I have Hashimoto’s, too.) Thankfully, mine seems to have subsided for the last few years, and has been pretty stable with no dosage changes, but I was getting some wild swings for a while. Not fun. I hope yours sorts itself out soon.

    Have a great week, and have fun Instagramming! I’m trying to up my IG game, too, but between not having a great eye for staging book photos, and not having good lighting, and not having TIME, I’m not getting much of anywhere. So I wish you the best of luck!

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 1/14/2018

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