Weekly Recap #125: Week of 10/6 – 10/12


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.

So, remember last week when I said soccer was over and I was excited that we would have a little break before it gears up again?  Yeah, that didn’t happen.  One of my son’s friends convinced him that he should try out for one of the local travel soccer teams.  After talking about the pros and cons of it with him, we finally agreed to at least let him try out and see what happened.  Well, he ended up making the team.  This is obviously a YAY! because of course I’m proud of him and want him to continue to up his game, but at the same time, my poor old tired self is just like *sigh*.  I’ve spent the past few days frantically filling out paperwork, buying him new gears, and taking him to as many practices as possible because their season has already started and he needs to catch up ASAP and be ready to play his first game on October 20th. He’s happy though and I think it has given his self-confidence a boost so that’s really the most important thing. Everything else will work out in the end and I’ll adjust to this new schedule of practices and to traveling to games, which apparently are sometimes out of state so that will be new for us.

In addition to soccer, this week is also another big deadline week at work. We have both a tax deadline and an audit deadline so everybody’s jumping and working overtime. As soon as I finish this post, I’ll actually be jumping online because I have to work today.  Thankfully it’s only for half a day though so that I can still get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather that has finally arrived.  I’m hoping to get out there and relax and get some reading done.

I got a fair amount of reading done this past week, although my reactions to some of what I read was mixed.  I finished How to Hang a Witch and thoroughly enjoyed that, but then I read Katie Lowe’s The Furies and found that pretty disappointing.  I won’t be doing a full review for it on the blog but it was a 2.5 star read for me.  The writing itself was good, but the story just didn’t hold my attention and I didn’t feel invested in any of the characters.  I skimmed a lot, thought about DNFing, and was ultimately just glad to finally be done with it. I also finished Fireborne by Rosaria Munda, which I quite enjoyed and will be reviewing on the blog tomorrow, and I also finally started Christina Lauren’s Twice in a Blue Moon, which I’m enjoying so far.

Anyway, I think that’s pretty much it for me.  Have a great week, everyone!

















30 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I don’t want to wish the years away but it will definitely be nice when he can transport himself to some of these practices, etc.

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

    Congrats to your son! When I was little, my coach wanted me to try out for the travel team but I couldn’t do it for some reason. My mom was probably paranoid about my asthma getting the better of me. Good luck with all of those work deadlines!

  2. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I can understand your torn feelings regarding the soccer, but I do agree it will help with a sense of confidence – though that’s easy for me to say when I’m not the one doing the ferrying and I recall the misery of standing on the sidelines in horizontal rain when my son was that age. Good luck! Have a great week, Suzanne:))

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! Yeah, I think I’ll be good to go once I adjust my own schedule. Thankfully at least all of his practice fields and facilities are pretty close to where we live.

  3. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    What wouldn’t we do foru our kids Suzanne right? I recall when they were young and I had to drive all the time on Wednsday afternoon navigating fomr juod to dance practices and grocery shopping! But as you’ve said if it gives him a confidence boost it’s so worth it!

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

    Hope the travel team is a good experience. I know those can be super time consuming. And hopefully the audits are over soon and you can get back at a regular schedule. It’s taking me forever to get through Twice in a Blue Moon. I don’t know what it is because I really an enjoying the story. But it’s been a full week (if not a bit more) and I just hit the 50% mark. I need to kick my reading into high gear this week.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It’s starting off kind of a slow read for me too, I think just because of all of the distractions. I am enjoying it so far though.

  5. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I totally understand your conflicting feelings about more soccer. I was a dance mom for 12 years (15+ hours of rehearsals per week, master workshops, summer intensives, weekend out of town competitions). It was SO much work, but when I see my daughter still dancing at 24, I know it was worth it.

    I liked Twice in a Blue Moon. It’s not as rom-comy as their previous books, but it was still great for me. I LOVED Bromance. I hope you enjoy both.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      That’s so cool that she’s still dancing after all of these years. I hope my son’s passion for soccer will continue for years too.

  6. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
    Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books says:

    Congrats to your son on making a new football team! Sorry that it means lots of running around for you though! The life of a parent… I wish people had told me how exhausting it can be, lol.

    I’ve seen mixed reviews for Fireborn so I’ll be curious to see what you think! I hope you manage to get some good reading in this week around the hectic week at work.

  7. Michele
    Michele says:

    I have the same deadline coming up this week and I cannot wait for it to pass – the last month or so has been horrible for my reading! Best of luck!

  8. Greg
    Greg says:

    Good luck to your son with his soccer team, and congrats to him for making the team! Hope you guys have a great season! 🙂

  9. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    It’s tough to have things scheduled every day all the time. I’m struggling with it too. You have lots of reading to help balance things. I am getting the audio for Twice in a Blue Moon. Have a great week and hang in there!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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