Sunday Post ~ One Year Older

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a weekly news post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase the books and other goodies you’ve received, and share news about upcoming events on your blog. Be creative and personalize it! To get in on the Sunday fun day, see the rules here: Suday Post Meme.


Monday was a school holiday, so I slept in and it was glorious. I stayed in bed for about an hour after I woke up, reading my book with my CPAP on. Then I took my Jeep in to get my new tires put on. I am still over the moon that I paid less than $580 for the entire new set. And now my car rides like a dream and no more sliding! I’ve had some close calls lately with so little tread left. It is very reassuring to have gone ahead and taken care of this now rather than waiting.

I had Tuesday off for a doctor’s appointment, get my license renewed, and do some other much errands I don’t have time to do. My Netflix and Hulu accounts have been acting weird at my house, and when I exit a show or Netflix entirely, the sound still continues. The software is up to date, but I can’t figure out what’s wrong with it. It is only a few years old and kept in very good condition.

Wednesday passed in a blur. Thursday was my birthday and my kids were so incredibly sweet. Each class sang “Happy Birthday” followed by four encores in Spanish. I had two of the most thoughtful cards from two of my girls. They made me cry! I laminated them and I’m going to frame them. My mom, youngest brother, and I went out for my birthday while The Man finally returned to work that night. I also received a message that night from a previous coworker that I needed to go visit another who is on the brink of life. It was heartbreaking news as I adore these two ladies and they are great friends. On Saturday morning, about 20 minutes before getting out of bed to start getting ready to go visit her (a planned makeover, puzzles, and more in store), I received word not to come. She had passed in the night. Linda told me she and her husband had visited Friday night and prayed with her, and Linda told her she didn’t have to keep holding on for her sake. If she wanted to go, she could. So she did. I know she died of a broken heart, living these past two years without her husband. While my heart is broken and I’m struggling with my grief, I know she is at peace and with her beloved husband.

The ruckus from last week hasn’t settled down. We were tasked with spending Title I money on classroom libraries, and my and my partner’s requests were denied for being $2.15 over our allotted budget. The justification was to allow all in our department to purchase the maximum they can. Three already have, and I have the order of one of those whose already received her books. She had nearly $16 remaining from her budget. Knowing that there is plenty of money left from others’ orders that were under budget, and trying to claim otherwise, is just pure petty behavior. There will be no apology for it, either. Like there wasn’t for last week.

I had my last diabetes class on Friday morning. I will say I was resolutely opposed to these classes, and now I’m going to miss them. This last one was kind of a waste. A focus on stress and listing all the different types of medicines and insulin and learning how to use an insulin pen (which I don’t have, but my work partner does). My A1C has gone down a little and is now 6.2. My “bad” cholesterol also went down 45 points. However, my triglycerides went up 50 points and is now 30 points over the acceptable limit. I’ve made the switch to 1% milk and I’m working on eating hamburgers entirely bunless. I’ve been doing pretty good with eating breakfast at least 4 days a week. I have lost six pounds since I got my CPAP on the 9th.

I still have an ear infections and still hear the crackling in my ears. The pressure has subsided, but the infection persists.  I already did a 5 day round of antibiotics, and now I’m on a 7 day round of SUPER antibiotics. My doctor joked “You’re getting the big boys. GOOD stuff.” I only have two more doses, and I am confident in saying that he will be sending me to the ENT because I don’t think it’s going to magically disappear in two days when I’ve had it for 3+ weeks.

I had planned to write all three of my reviews on Monday, as well as doing my next round of Beyond the Books posts, but I got caught up in working in my bullet journal for hours. At least now I have all of March’s layouts completed and ready to go! I did buckle down and write my reviews on Tuesday and I felt such relief to get that task off my plate! Late last night I finished Wallflower Most Wanted and started in on my next book, A Devil in Scotland. My priority today is to get my February and March bullet journal posts scheduled and to write my review for Wallflower Most Wanted. Then I need to work on the rest of my March posts.

  • Monday
    • Review ~ Five Days, Five Kisses
  • Tuesday
    • Top Ten Tuesday ~ I Could Re-Read Forever
    • Teaser Tuesday & Intro ~ A Wedding at Two Love Lane
  • Wednesday
    • WWW Wednesday
    • My Favorite ~ Childhood Movie
  • Thursday
    • Beyond the Books ~ Read Across America
  • Friday
    • Book Blogger Hop ~ 3.2.18

Check back soon!

@sissybearla

11 thoughts on “Sunday Post ~ One Year Older

  1. Happy belated birthday!!! It sounds like things are busy but going well. I miss the Sunday link-ups and hearing how everyone is since I cut back on my blogging. Thanks for dropping by and reminding me I need to pop in every so often. xx

  2. A very Happy Birthday and I’m glad that you are starting to feel better. I do hope the ear infection does clear up – it is a miserable business and you will inevitably still be struggling until you throw it off. Well done on losing the weight! Sorry about the loss of your friend and the nonsense still going on at work – I hope you have a good week, despite that. Take care!

  3. How sweet of your classes to sing to you. Happy Belated Birthday Charlie! So sorry to hear about your friend. That is bittersweet and heart-wrenching. Also, what the hell is going on with your health? You need to to feel better. I really hope your ears get better. I hate to hear about your co-worker issues. They suck Charlie. I hope you get to see karma come back to them.
    Have a great week and feel better!

  4. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a pretty great day! I’m sorry to hear about your friend though I’m glad you do have a bit of comfort regarding the loss. Fingers crossed that either the infection clears up or whatever the ENT’s solution is will be quick. Have a great week!

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