Weekly Recap #143: Week of 2/16 – 2/22


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.

Last week the stress of being short staffed at work got to me. I barely slept at all a couple of nights and felt utterly nauseous every time I thought about work.  By Thursday I was just flat out exhausted and took a mental health day so that I could rest, regroup, and spend some quality time with my pup.  I had a good talk with my supervisor about the whole situation when I went back to work on Friday though and am really hoping that things will improve moving forward  We’re bringing in a temp who can at least handle the more basic administrative tasks so that the rest of us can focus our attention on all of the deliverables that we have in progress and that need to go out the door soon.  It’s not an ideal scenario but I’ll take whatever help we can get at this point.

When I wasn’t stressing out and having mini meltdowns about work, I was helping get my son ready for soccer tryouts for his school team, which are in a couple of weeks. Paperwork, concussion training, conditioning, etc. I also took him for his sports physical and learned what I had been suspecting for a while now — my baby boy is now as tall as I am and will soon be taller than me.  That’s such a weird feeling, lol.  Thankfully he’s also in exceptionally good health so it’s full steam ahead with tryouts.  He didn’t make the team last year but he’s been playing on a travel team since October so hopefully his chances will be better this time around. Fingers crossed for him!

Anyway, needless to say, with all of that going on, I wasn’t around here much and didn’t really get much reading done either.  I finished an audiobook of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and I read a couple of my February ARCs.  I still have a couple of February ARCs to knock out so I’m really hoping I’ll have more time for books next week.

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















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28 replies
  1. Lori
    Lori says:

    It sounds like that mental health day was well-deserved! I hope that things get better at work for you. I am really excited to read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    It sounds like they listened to you at work, and maybe it’s not a fantastic solution, but a temp may help alleviate some of your stress. I am jealous you have Pinky. S&S hates me now, and keeps rejecting me for Menon’s books. At least my library seems to be getting all her books, so I will still be able to enjoy it.

  3. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    Suzanne with many companies cutting down their staff for years now, work can be exhausting for the ones still standing! Taking a day off was a good decision but I hope you’ll get more help soon!
    And yes when your kid becomes as taal as you that’s an odd feeling 😉 Have a great week!

  4. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    I wish your son good luck and keep my *fingers crossed* that he will make the team this time. A day for your mental health sounds very good. I should do that too. Feeling lost at the moment. Happy reading and have a great new week.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thank you! I’m really hopeful he’ll make the team this year. He has been working hard on his skills ever since the last round of tryouts.

  5. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out says:

    My boys are both taller than me, I’m 5”7 so I’m not short really but my15 year old is 6ft, and my 14 year old is now just under 5”11 .. both are still likely to grow some more too. My girls though are both shorter than me at 5”5 and 5”6 and are done growing.

    Wishing you a great reading week and a better working week.

  6. Erica Metcalf
    Erica Metcalf says:

    Phew!! I really hope you guys are able to get a temp soon! My work has been stressful lately as well, but not nearly as rough as your sounds! I just can’t seem to get my feet back under me and get caught up after being out sick for three days…. I’m so glad you took a MH day! Those are so important!!

  7. Angela
    Angela says:

    It’s really great that you can talk to your supervisor and at least have a temporary solution in place. I’m sure lots of places would just be like, suck it up!

  8. Greg
    Greg says:

    Good luck to your son with tryouts! And to you with the work stuff. work stress can definitely take its toll!

    Before I Fall sounds pretty good- I remember wanting to read that one after discovering Lauren Oliver. Haven’t gotten to it yet though, although I thought they did a good job with the movie. You Are Not Alone looks great too.

  9. verushka
    verushka says:

    Good on you for taking your mental health day Suzanne — you sounded like you definitely needed it!

  10. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    First off, that Totally Random is totally me. LOL

    I’m sorry work was so stressful – that’s rough. I’m glad you had a mental health day and talked to your supervisor as well. Hopefully things will work out okay!!

    Good luck to your son on his tryouts!


  11. Olivia Roach
    Olivia Roach says:

    It sounds like work is so stressful and I am so glad you had a talk with your supervisor about the situation because it is important these situations don’t keep happening. Fingers crossed for your son and making the football team!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thankfully she listened to me and we had a temp start at work this week. It has already been so much better just these 3 days.

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