Weekly Recap #141: Week of 2/2 – 2/8


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.

Why is every week such a blur to me when I sit down to recap it?  I guess because it’s mostly the same old, same old and therefore nothing stands out.  There’s also drama at work again that consumed me for the past few days.  I learned this week that a woman I had been training and mentoring for the past eight months applied for another job within our firm. She had apparently just used my team to get her foot in the door of the firm and then move on to what she really wanted to do.  She had her interview on Friday so now we’re all just sitting around waiting to see if they’re going to let her move and leave my team short-staffed yet again just as we’re going into our busiest time of the year.  So frustrating.

Anyway, on to other things because I don’t want to think about work anymore.  Since it was rainy here all this past week, I stayed inside a lot and ultimately fell down the Disney + rabbit hole again.  Toy Story 4 is now on there so I finally watched that (I’m still not sure how I feel about it) and I also watched the first four episodes of Diary of a Future President, which I thought was really good.

In odd news, my dog has developed a weird little growth right in the center of his nose right around Christmas time and it still hasn’t gone away. It looks almost like a little tube or horn.  His veterinarian doesn’t think it’s anything serious, maybe a wart or a skin tag, but without removing it and sending it off to be tested, she’s not entirely sure what it is.  Based on his reaction every time someone tries to touch it, I think it hurts him so we’re going to go ahead and get it removed this week. It will be minor surgery but he’ll still end up wearing the cone of shame for a few days, lol.

On the reading and blogging front, I finally sat down this week and wrote mini reviews for all of the backlist books I read in January.  I finished 9 books so it will be a pretty big post. It probably sounds silly, but I also have to say it’s very satisfying to look at my TBR shelf and actually see a few gaps in there for a change.  I’m sure I won’t be able to keep that pace up all year but I’m going to try. Wish me luck!

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

















32 replies
  1. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    My dog had the same thing happening to him just on the left side of her nose Suzanne! In the end we had to remove it too but it was minor. Crossing my fingers for you now!

  2. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    At my company, you cannot post for an internal position until you have spent one year on the team. Still stinks that you spent all that time training her, and she knew the whole time she was a short-timer. My daughter and I watched TS4 on the cruise, and we were ready to throw stuff at the screen when it ended. NO TOY GETS LEFT BEHIND!!!! I’m just saying. I hope all goes well with the pup

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Yes… weeks can become a bit of a blur… I hope the surgery on your poor dog’s nose goes well and I am really sympathetic at the prospect of having to train up yet someone else. It seems these days, most companies cut costs by overworking their employees:(. I think it’s really short-sighted as it creates tension, illness and often problems with burn-out so there is a constant churn of new people coming in. Have a great week!

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

    That really has to feel like a waste of your time… all that training and mentoring. Only to (possibly) be left short-staffed again. Ugh. And awkward for all if she doesn’t get the position. Kudos on getting all those reviews written. I *really* need to make that a priority and get caught up myself.

  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    Oh that would be frustrating about work, for sure! Good luck with that whichever way it goes. I imagine it might be a little awkward if she stays in your department lol. But hopefully it all works out. and good luck with your dog’s surgery- hope it’s nothing serious. The cone of shame is coming! Poor guy.

    Ha love that annoyance graphic! 🙂

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

    I have been reading some library books and also ones I own which I’m just doing short reviews on Goodreads and not on the blog. It feels good to get some of them read and not do a whole production.

    I got Sun Down Motel on audio for review and I’m looking forward to listening.

    I hope this week is much better and you read some great books.

  7. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Aw, your poor dog. I hope the surgery goes well and it’s nothing serious! It’s definitely been rainy and snowy around here too. Makes me want to sleep all day. LOL


  8. lisa thomson
    lisa thomson says:

    I hope your doggy recovers quickly 🙂 xx. Many of these titles look enticing. I’m especially curious about The Sundown Motel…I look forward to your upcoming reviews, Suzanne.

  9. Tina
    Tina says:

    I feel for you being short-staffed at work, and that drama with the new person totally sucks! How selfish of them. I’ve heard good things about Foul Is Fair and I hope it lives up to the hype! Have a good week. (And random, but I love your header and the way your site is organized! It’s super tidy and nice!)

  10. Becki
    Becki says:

    Toy Story 4 was definitely not a favorite. I ended up doing other things and being pretty distracted while ‘watching’ it. That never happens with Princess and the Frog! 😉 Great job getting 9 books done in January! Hope work settles down.

  11. Olivia Roach
    Olivia Roach says:

    I hope your dog is okay when the growth gets removed! Best to be on the safe side like that. I am sorry work has been a bit of pain with drama. It sounds like you managed to have a productive week though!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thank you! He’s doing really well, although he’s not a big fan of the funnel the doctor is making him wear while his stitches heal.

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