Sunday Post ~ 75%

0abf9b9e-b7ac-4d59-b451-7eb7c64ea1b9_zps47hi5hueThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things received, and share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead. To get in on the Sunday funday, see the rules here: Sunday Post Meme.

The week did not start off very well. At all. Fury is the only word that comes to mind.

Around Thursday afternoon the stress levels went waaaaaay down. I was able to get so many tasks done on Thursday afternoon and Friday that were crucial for the coming week. My yearbook students also started a new semester-long project: bullet journals. We started with me showing them early in the week my bullet journal and them picking a spread to create. Most picked A-Z About Me because it was the easy route and they moaned and groaned and bitched about just doing that one page. Then on Friday we set up a graph-paper bullet journal booklet, and they were tasked with setting up their key/legend, and their minds exploded. This was no longer a stupid project. 🙂

I was also pleasantly surprised that our current “final chance” sales campaign has spiked yearbook purchases by over 60 books since sales went stagnant at Thanksgiving. We are sitting right under 75% of our goal, but I am still planning to reduce our final copy count.

And we are currently just about 75% of the way through the school year.

At some point in the latter part of the week Verizon updated its Messenger+ text app and the man was not receiving ANY of my texts for two days. When I arrived on Friday as he was getting ready, he was worried. Worried something had happened to me. Worried I’d changed my mind and was freezing him out. Worried enough he wasn’t going to go to work if he couldn’t get ahold of me that night and come looking for me. I was wondering why he never answered my questions, and he was wondering why I was so unusually quiet. We were both worried about each other. We tried trouble shooting and I went on Saturday to the Verizon store. They couldn’t help. I got back home and did some more digging and that is when I discovered it wasn’t my phone, it wasn’t his phone – it was Verizon updating the damn app without testing it before rolling it out. I found I am one of few who could uninstall the updates so it reverted back to how it was when I first bought this phone last January. Communication is sustained.


Staying for Good | Lyrical Lights




  • Monday
    • Review + Giveaway ~ Somebody Like You
    • Blitz + Giveaway ~ Once in a Blue Kentucky Moon
  • Tuesday
    • Top Ten Tuesday ~ I Wish For More…
    • Teaser Tuesday & Intro ~ TBD
  • Wednesday
    • WWW Wednesday
    • Blitz + Giveaway ~ Obsidian Sky
  • Thursday
    • Famous Last Words #22
    • Blitz + Giveaway ~ Shopping for a Billionaire’s Honeymoon
  •  Friday
    • Feature Follow Friday ~ Rereads
    • Book Blogger Hop #7


I finished my final book of January. My goal was to read six books and I rounded out the month with four. Still, not bad. I am currently listening to Crows & Cards on on audio. It reminds me quite a bit of Huckleberry Finn and his river life. Jury is still out on how I feel about this one.

I also started a new book last week, the second book in the Darling, VT series entitled Someone to Love. I stayed up way too late Thursday night reading 75% of it. And on Monday my students and I will start chapter 9 of The Phantom Tollbooth. We only meet 4 days of the week for 25 minutes, and it takes two days to do their work for each chapter, so it is a little slow going.



I started this feature as part of my Sunday Posts in the fall. After being asked by a coworker – in all seriousness – if I had a life, I decided to join disc jockey Bobby Bones of Kase 101 in doing one human thing each week.

How does it work?

In order to not lose what little sanity I have left and in order to not become enslaved to the Texas Education Agency via my school district, I will…

  • leave school within an hour of dismissal once a week
  • go do one human thing with another human
  • talk about my human thing on the blog each week

No human connections this week. I left work right after school on Monday and Friday. I even cancelled our yearbook production meeting Monday night. The rest of the week I spent preparing all kinds of things I thought were not going to get finished. I spent some time with my bullet journal, watching new episodes of How to Get Away With Murder (although I think I missed something somewhere) and The Bachelor (seriously, that Corrine girl is psychotic). I thought I kept up pretty well with visiting and commenting this week.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Post ~ 75%

  1. I’m assuming the fury you’re referring to was more about politics than anything really personal? At least I hope so… not that the political stuff isn’t infuriating but I just hope you didn’t have something else on top of the phone stuff.

    I like the sound of the bullet journal project for the year book students – what a great idea!

  2. I am glad the kids became more enthusiastic about their bullet journaling project. It sounds like fun. I have this irrational fear that I won’t get a year book for my daughter’s school this year, which I know is silly. We pre-ordered one last fall.

    I can imagine how frustrating the Verizon issue had been. I start worrying if I don’t get a text from my husband each morning (on work days). I It’s our tradition (if that’s the right word) to check-in in the morning since I leave before anyone else in the house is awake. I suffer from anxiety and if I don’t rein it in, my brain takes me to the “Did he die in his sleep and my daughter is crying, shaking him and unable to wake him? Did he and my daughter get in a car accident and are in the hospital, unconscious?” and so on. Pathetic, I know. Anyway, I am glad the issue with the texting has been resolved.

    Such beautiful dogs!

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Charlie!

    • I do the same thing. My brain fires in a million different directions, and none of them good. And his did the same thing. He kind of brushed it off, but he was legitimately worried. It was scary, but also really sweet. Affirming we are on the same page and all.

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