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This is a much delayed Sunday Post. This week was fairly smooth. A district test that was all wrong. One was the same one wrong from last year we told them specifically how to fix. Still wrong. My kids can tell you it’s not a good quality test. Sad to be told by ten-year-olds.
I took the entire day off on Wednesday for dentist and doctor appointments. I was on call for the dentist, whose office assured me there would be cancellations. Nope. My plan was to sleep in and catch up on since Tuesday night is my late night each week with my partner. Nope. I was up until 1 am sorting through papers trying to find my last statement for my Roth account (never did find) and then going through a bunch of papers in the hopes of trashing things. Things are so much tidier, but my internal clock still woke me up at 6 am. I was peeved. I got up, worked on the blog and apparently squandered the day before my appointment. Did I mention I couldn’t eat at all? I was starving and a little hangry. I am going for a “real” sleep study with a new doctor. Between you and me, I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere because Scott and White has shitty specialists who run you around the bush before getting you what you need. I’ve talked to numerous policyholders and they all say the same thing.
Friday night was the dance my yearbook kids co-hosted, the only one we get out of the entire year. We made about $430 after paying the DJ, which doesn’t buy much in terms of photography equipment or workshop costs. The summer workshop was $75 per person for perspective.
I stayed in my town Friday night because Saturday morning I had to open my school and host the UIL practice meet for my school and our sister middle school. All in all, things ran smoothly. We had double the number of kids participate as our rival school to practice their skills and get a feel for the real competition in January. I was EXHAUSTED at this point. Saturday night The Man and I went to a hockey game and I was in mortal fear the cameraman was going to put us on the Kiss Cam when he came and sat in the aisle walkway two rows down from our seats. Thankfully, it didn’t happen. Also, I had already seen one of my yearbook students on the Jumbotron, so I definitely did not want to be featured on the Kiss Cam.
Sunday we celebrated my parents’ 32nd wedding anniversary and when we got home at 5:15 I laid down for a nap and slept until 10 pm. I got up and took meds, ate something small, and went back “to bed” where I ended up reading my Kindle until 4 am and finishing my book. Good choice, but bad choice.
I was disappointed in the cover for The Scandalous Flirt. It was very deceptive. Never throughout the entire book are either of the characters so displayed on a chaise lounge. In fact, there is not a steamy scene until the last 10% of the book. I would much have preferred a more suitable cover to the heart of the story, but sex sells. I did enjoy the twisting plot. Who better to discover a blackmailer with than the person you thought was the blackmailer? Plus, non-insular ideas about women and “modern opinions” about them!
This is the book I stayed up basically all night reading. I didn’t realize where the time had gone. I literally almost cried when I spied it was 4 am and I had to wake up in only an hour. It was a rough day on Monday.
I didn’t get nearly as much done on my blog list as I had planned to on Wednesday, which was catching up all the October posts and prepping for November. It’s taking more out of me these days to create a full month of the same type of posts than it used to. I wrote and scheduled all of the reviews except for my last audiobook written!
Now I can move on to the last NetGalley download before my round of Christmas reads. Some are novellas, a few are full-length novels. I can’t wait, and The Scot Beds His Wife should put me at the 10% mark…I think. It is extremely small steps, but I am trying to fix my NetGalley mess I landed in when I first joined four years ago.
Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him…more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity…
A marriage most convenient
Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own.
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