Weekly Recap #76: Week of 10/28 -11/3


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’ve been gradually getting back on track with the blog after taking off a week for my vacation. It does seem like I’m moving from one busy month to the next though.  In addition to starting to plan for the fast approaching Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I’ve also just enrolled my son in small group soccer lessons.  He wants to try out for his middle school team in the spring and so we felt like he needed to keep working on his skills through the winter months so that he’s in top form when spring rolls around.  He has lessons Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting at 4, and I get off from work at 3:30 so there’s lots of mad dashing around town on lesson days.  He’s loving the lessons so far though so as long as he’s happy and thinks the lessons are worth it, it’s worth the running around I’m doing.

As the midterm elections will be taking place in just a couple of days, I’ve also been obsessed with all things politics, especially the House races.  For those keeping track, I live in district VA-07 (Spanberger vs. Brat).  Typically my district has been a Republican stronghold with the incumbent winning in 2014 and 2016 by double digit margins and a Democrat has actually not held the seat since before I was born. It’s usually a pretty boring race and I don’t pay much attention, lol.  This year, however, we are actually a toss-up race.  All of the latest polls show the two candidates virtually tied so it has been an exciting race to watch.  As of this moment, I still can’t even begin to guess who will come out on top.  Based on the national news coverage our race has been getting for the past 3-4 months, I also think that all eyes will be on VA-07 Tuesday night.

I don’t have much else to report. We’ve had some gorgeous weather this weekend so even though I had initially planned to stay inside and get caught up/blog ahead, instead I’ve spent most of it outside cleaning up the yard and planting bulbs for the spring.  I did take a few minutes to assess where I am on my blogging challenges.  Overall, I’m doing well. I’ve completed most of them and am getting ready to start my 30th backlist book, which will finish out that challenge.  The one area where I’m a little behind is with my discussion posts though so expect several of those in the coming weeks as I try to meet that last goal.

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















32 replies
  1. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    Yes I’ve heard about the mid term elections. I wonder what the results will be…And now I really really hope you’ll love Sadie Suzanne as it’s really a wonderful yet hard book! Happy Sunday.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    You’re doing great with the backlist challenge! I still have two more to read from my original TBR. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

  3. Helen
    Helen says:

    So glad you are getting back on track. I been gone for a few months now and also getting back to all things blogging.
    I’m interested I knowing what you think about “What if it’s us”!

    Hope you have a great week ahead. 💋 xoxo

  4. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I will be happy on Wednesday, when I can stop seeing the negative political ads 24/7, which never mention what the candidate will do for you, but rather only sling mud at their opponent. I hope all your son’s hard work pays off. I will be rooting for him when try-outs come.

  5. Northwoman
    Northwoman says:

    Sounds like you’re doing great even though you’re busy. You have a good selection of books I see. Have a good week! Anne – Books of My Heart

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Sounds like your district is quite the Republican stronghold. Must be a strong Democratic candidate to be giving the incumbent such a run for his money. I’m interested to see what you think of The Lady’s Guide and What If It’s Us. I’ve read several mediocre reviews of TLGTPAP so I’m actually not in a real hurry to read it. I totally enjoyed What If It’s Us. Arthur and Ben were precious. Love that t-shirt! 🙂

  7. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I’m smitten with that wonderful T-shirt! I need one of those shirts with sleeves:)). Glad you have had such glorious weather – we had a lovely weekend weatherwise, too. Have a great week, Hayley.

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

    Suzanne! How are you? Gosh, 2018 has just been a manic one for me so instead of panicking and trying to catch up with everything I’ve let slide on my blogging I thought I’d rather draw a line in the sand and try to start afresh! So here I am! Hopefully I manage to keep up better now! We all know how it can go at the end of the year 🙈🙈

    Kids keep you busy hey? Mine is only 4yo and she’s already got me on my toes. Next year we start preschool so that’s … Terrifying?? I mean exciting.. Yes, exciting. But sooo much to do! Swimming lessons, gymnastics lessons, our own homework! Gah!

    This weekend I’m hoping to get a bit of house stuff done. I’ve got a pile of stuff that keeps accumulating that I just need to put away but I haven’t had the time in what feels like months!

    I hope you enjoyed Lady’s Guide! And I love that Girl and books shirt! <3

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