Weekly Recap #49: Week of 4/15 – 4/21


It’s time for another weekly recap post of all things happening on and off the blog. This week I’ll be linking to the Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and to Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I guess the big news of the week is obviously that I made it through the tax deadline that has had me working 6 day weeks for so many months!  It was exhausting and the IRS experienced an outage on deadline day that made it so we couldn’t check to see if our clients’ returns had actually been accepted, so that didn’t exactly help, but they ended up giving everyone a one-day extension and everything worked out in the end.  Woo Hoo!  We had our after-tax party on Friday night, which is always a lot of fun, and I’ve spent most of the rest of the week catching up on sleep, reading, and watching TV.  I did start getting caught up on my blog visits too, so if I haven’t made it to you yet, I’ll be there soon!

Aside from work, soccer once again dominated my week.  After our 0-4 loss last weekend, we bounced back on Monday night was a 1-1 tie against the toughest team in their league.  Our team had never won or tied against them before, so the tie this week felt like a victory!  We then went on to win our game yesterday 1-0 in another nail biter.  The team is looking better and better, and are passing more, so this passionate soccer mom is much more content than she was last weekend, lol.

I didn’t get nearly as much reading done this week as I would have liked, but Girl Made of Stars was the standout of what I did read.  I can’t wait to write and post my review for that one.  It was a super emotional read that made me shed a few tears on more than one occasion.

I think that’s about it for me.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

















30 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Hooray for the end of tax season! My sister just finished as well, so now maybe we can start seeing her again! She was so excited to be able to read again.

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Tax season wasn’t easy. We will be dealing with that until the end of the month. Checking postmarks, copying the envelopes. I hate this time of year, and it all comes back in Oct with the Sep contribution deadline. Glad you made it through. Gold star for you! I Stop Somewhere is painful and sad. It was a really good book, but a tough read.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, this is definitely not my favorite time of the year and we’ll revisit it in September and October as well with all of the business and personal returns that were extended this time around. I’m really hoping to start I Stop Somewhere tonight or tomorrow. I took a couple of accidental naps this afternoon though so it will probably be tomorrow, lol.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      LOL! I’ll never understand how we Americans named a completely different sport football and then had to come up with our own name for the sport you call football. Oh well, it’s a great sport no matter what it’s called, right? I love it so much 🙂

  3. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    Yay, I’m glad that your long work days are over. Here’s to many more days reading and doing fun things. 🙂 Congrats to your son’s soccer team – sounds like they are doing really well.


  4. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Yay for tax season being over! I hope you get to relax some. I am glad to hear your son’s team bounced back this week. 🙂 I am really curious about Song of Blood and Stone and hope you are enjoying it. Not her Daughter sounds like it will be good! I hope you have a great week, Suzanne!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks, I really hope they’re both good ones. I have to admit the cover is what initially drew me to both books, lol.

  5. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
    Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer says:

    The Crooked Staircase looks good, its been years since I’ve read the author, and I like his work. Yay for being done with tax season. Next year should be interesting. I hope the week ahead is a good one for you.

  6. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Phew! Glad you have now managed to get to the deadline, though it sounds horribly stressful – I hope you get a chance to wind down and fully relax, now. I’m interested to see that you have Song of Blood and Stone – I’ll be reading this one soon and am looking forward to seeing what you make of it:)

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks and oh yes, I’ve taken several long and wonderful naps since we wrapped up our post tax season work. Feeling so much better now 🙂

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    Yay for the soccer progress! And for tax season being over. 🙂 Looking forward to your thoughts on Girl Made of Stars. And Lies looks like a good thriller!

    Have a super week Suzanne!

  8. Tina
    Tina says:

    Yay for surviving tax season! I hope you are able to relax now. The soccer games sound so intense! The cover of Song of Blood and Stone is so beautiful, I haven’t seen it before so I can’t wait to check it out. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

    Have a wonderful week!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh yes, thanks! I had a few days there where I was taking naps almost every time I sat down to read, but now I’m feeling so much more rested.

  9. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)
    Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) says:

    Yay for getting the taxes out of the way. It’s always such a pain, but I like that lil bump in my bank account. 😉
    Song of Blood & Stone sounds so good. It’s been making its way around the blogosphere. I can’t wait to read your thoughts on it.

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