Weekly Recap #57: Week of 6/10 – 6/16


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.

Happy Father’s Day weekend to all who are celebrating!  I’ll be keeping this post short and sweet since I’m taking a break from our Father’s Day activities to write it.  We’re celebrating not only Father’s Day but also my son graduating from elementary school this past week.  He finished up with straight A’s and achievement awards in Math and Social Studies. so we’re very proud of him.

Aside from that it has been a fairly quiet week.  I took off 2 1/2 days from work this week and was thrilled to have good enough weather to actually get outside and enjoy my days off.  We’re in the midst of a major landscaping project at the moment and have ripped out all of the overgrown bushes that were planted in front of our house.  It looks naked out there now as we decide what we’re planting in their place, but the bushes were just so out of control that they had to go.  As we learned when we pulled them up, they also had snakes (yes, plural) living under them.  We think they were baby copperheads but regardless, I don’t do snakes so they had to go.  Once we finish our new planting, we’ll also be painting our shutters and doors a new color.  Nothing screams I’m middle aged like being super excited to put shutters and doors, right? LOL!

I didn’t get quite as much reading done this week as I had hoped with those days off, so A Boy Made of Blocks and Letting Go of Gravity are still on my TBR. I did start A Boy Made of Blocks last night though so I’m hoping to get through both of these and at least one more during the upcoming week.

I think that’s it for me. I hope everyone else has a great week! 🙂


















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24 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    EEEK! I am like Indiana Jones when it comes to snakes. I agree. They had to go. Hope your projects are coming along well. Oh boy! Your baby is going to middle school. I hope he has a smooth transition. I really need to read Letting Go of Gravity. I am eager to see what you think. I loved Leder’s Museum of Heartbreak.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m the same way. It took everything in me not to pack my bags and move away forever as soon as we saw them, lol.

  2. Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy
    Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy says:

    I would love to relandscape our front yard, but neither my husband or I have the time or inclination, unfortunately. Wow, snakes? If we pulled up bushes we’d most likely find black widow spiders (California). I’m dying to read To Kill a Kingdom, I’m looking forward to your review after you read it😁

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Congrats to your son (and have a great Father’s day celebration as well). 🙂 And ha ha right? Funny the things that matter when we get older!

    Not That I Could Tell and A Study in treason both have such nice covers. I love that Totally Random lol.

  4. Angela
    Angela says:

    House projects are fun, as long as they don’t get out of control! Our house was pretty well landscaped when we moved in, but now stuff is growing like crazy, and I’m not sure if it’s weeds or actual plants, so I’m never sure what I should be ripping out!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha! I hear you on that. I usually have to ask my mom to come for a visit and verify what are plants and what are weeds.

  5. Amber Elise @ Du Livre
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre says:

    Thank you for reminding me to call my fathers today. Haha! So happy (and Jealous) that you got Mirage. I’ve heard nothing but great things. And The Mermaid was really good!

  6. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Blimey! We get smoothsnakes in the garden, the occasional frog or hedgehog and foxes which insist of pooing on the grass – but I’m going to grumble about any of that (even the poo) again… I hope the building renovation goes well and you have a great week, Suzanne:)

  7. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Aj @ Read All The Things! says:

    Enjoy your celebrations and good luck with your landscaping. My yard is a mess. We have tons of snakes around here, but most of them are harmless. I jump over them when I go running because they sleep on the path. Have a great week!

  8. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Congratulations to your son and I hope you and your family enjoyed Father’s Day! We had a nice day—took in a movie and had a nice lunch out. Mouse and her dad are working on an art/media project right now. I’m curious to see how it will turn out! Good luck with your landscaping project! It sounds like quite an undertaking, but I bet will look great when you are done. I hope you have a great week, Suzanne!

  9. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Oh gosh – snakes freak me out! I’m glad you had some nice days off though. Congrats to your son on his graduation and achievements! That’s awesome.
    I’m curious about The Mermaid; can’t wait to see what you think!


  10. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    I hope you had a fabulous weekend and congrats to your son graduating with such excellent marks! Wow!

    TKAK is coming up soon on my schedule so I hope that you’ve enjoyed it – I’m really excited for it!

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