Weekly Recap #71: Week of 9/16-9/22
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.
Well, it has been a pretty difficult week here. My grandmother passed away on Saturday after nearly a week in hospice care. Thankfully I was able to make the trip home this week to see her one last time, but it’s still sad to think that she’s no longer with us.
It was also a bit awkward because she died on my son’s birthday. At first we were going to postpone his party, but I finally decided that we could all use the distraction, so as I’m sitting here typing, I have 4 pre-teen boys running around my house acting like lunatics. Their silliness is infectious, so I’m glad we decided to go ahead and have them over.
Needless to say though, I haven’t gotten much reading or blogging done this week. I had some pre-scheduled posts that went up last week, but it will probably be pretty quiet here until after the funeral. I will get back on a regular schedule as far as posting and visiting as soon as I feel up to it.
Thanks for your understanding and I hope everyone else has a great week.
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [16 Sep] Weekly Recap #70: Week of 9/9-9/15
- [17 Sep] Discussion: Why You Should Give Audiobooks Another Chance Even If You Think You Dislike Them
- [18 Sep] Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Books I’m Planning to Read This Fall
- [19 Sep] Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
- [21 Sep] The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas ★★★★
- [21 Sep] My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton ★★★½
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
I’m so sorry about your grandma, Suzanne. You should take all the time you need.
Thank you. ♥
So sorry to hear about your grandmother😢 Take care!
Thank you. ♥
So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Don’t worry about blogging, just take your time to recover.
((HUGS)) So sorry to hear about your grandmother, but how lucky you were to have her in your life so long, and that your son had the privilege of meeting his great-grandmother. I have a hold for Wildcard right now. I am going to try the audio, because I think I could do that book on audio. I heard chapter 31 is really emotional, and I need to read it myself.
Thanks, yes we were very fortunate to have her as long as we did. She was a sweet lady so I’m glad my son got to know her.
Hope we both enjoy Wildcard!
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother 🙁 Prayers and feelings for your family.
I definitely want to read the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Enjoy!
Check out what I got this week – Ashley @ Oh Hey! Books.
I am sorry about your grandma, sending a virtual hug.
Thank you. ♥
I am so sorry, Suzanne. Sending a big hug your way. Happy Birthday to your son! That has to be hard. I am glad you went ahead with his party though. It sounds like he had fun. I hope you have a peaceful week!
Thanks Wendy. ♥
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that Suzanne! All my condolences to you and your family.
Happy birthday to your son though!
Take care this week. I love that cover of Lisa Jewell’s new one!
Thanks Greg. ♥
So sorry to hear about your loss. I’m glad your son’s party could help keep your mind off things for a bit.
Thank you. ♥
*Hugs.* Sorry about your grandma. Happy birthday to your son, though.
Thanks, AJ. ♥
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m glad having your son’s party was a bit of a nice distraction though. Happy birthday to him!
Thanks Lauren. ♥ And yes, the party was definitely a great distraction.
I’m so sorry to hear about your grandma Suzanne! I actually just got back from the hospital visiting my gma. It’s so hard to see these strong women suffer.
I started listening to Sadie a few weeks ago but I wasn’t in the right mood. I hope to get to it sooner than later.
Thank you and yes, it really is hard to see them suffer. I’m glad that I was able to make it to the nursing home and see her one last time, but at the same time, I just hated seeing her that way.
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. All the best to your family.
I am so sorry for your loss, Suzanne. 🙁 But I hope your son had a good time–belated happy birthday to him!
Thanks Aimee. ♥
Oh no, I’m so sorry about your grandmother. That had to be tough that it was the same day as your son’s birthday, but it sounds like the party helped a bit. Take your time getting back to blogging stuff when you’re ready. *hug*
Thanks Kristen. ♥
Dear Suzanne, I’m so sorry for your loss, and know it’s so rough for your family. I’m keeping you guys in prayer. I remember when my son used to have his friends over, and they used to eat everything in the house or stay up until the wee hours of the morning talking about and practicing football plays. (lol) Nothing like all that noise to keep your mind off of stuff for sure. I did make it through because he’s 35 now.(lol) Get back into the blogging thing when you feel like it. My parents and grandparents are all deceased, and the pain eases in time, but those precious memories stay with us forever. Hang in There and sending some cyber hugs your way. RO
Thanks RO! xo
oh so sorry to hear about your grandmother 🙁 silliness is a good companion for grief. Makes it more bearable. Take your time. We’ll be hear when you are ready to come back. You do have wonderful books waiting for you 🙂