Chit Chat – July 2021

July brought me back to my blog, officially! I did some reflecting this summer and decided I want to find more things to be joyful about in my life, and reading and my blog brought me happiness and contentment. I was a little under the weather with gastro issues for about two weeks, which prompted me to demand a future appointment with a gastroenterology clinic. I foresee another endoscopy and colonoscopy in my future. We have also been doing all the things to get rid of fleas. Poco seemed to pick up just a few, so it was easy to get under control. I am having to save up for a $4300 transmission replacement after already sinking $1300 into my car with replacements and maintenance in June. It’s a CVT, so there is no rebuilding – it’s all or nothing. I’ve got a little less than half from my summer school pay. I squandered my last few weeks of summer staying up late and sleeping in while re-watching Downton Abbey. And of course the end of the month brought all manner of technology PDs to have a leg up for this coming school year. Lastly, Baby A is doing great and is now 14 weeks. I’m still convinced it’s a boy and will be a big baby.

@sissybearla

I read these books this summer (June and July).

Average Rating:     2.8
Pages Read:           1,528
Favorite Book:       Brown Girl Dreaming

I think I’m going to forgo any previous challenges I used to participate in until the new year. I have set a Goodreads goal of 12 books for the past couple of years, and I have met that goal this year. Most of the books were read during our Texas Snowstorm Shut-Down in February when we had no power, heat, and water for a week or more. I spent the time snuggled with the dogs underneath 4 or so comforters in bed the entire week. Plenty of reading time!

Reviews:

Christmas Angels | Once Upon a Bad Boy | The Earl Next Door

Personal Posts:

Where in the World is Girl of 1000 Wonders? | Baby A

At the time of this posting, I am reading One for the Rogue by Manda Collins and I Thought You Said This Would Work by Ann Garvin. Then I think I’ll pick up these three.

How are you doing? What is going on in life?

One thought on “Chit Chat – July 2021

  1. I’m glad you’ve returned to blogging and are trying to really embrace things that make you happy. I’m sorry to hear about your car. So frustrating and things always seem to pile up like that. The photo of you going in to take care of the cat made me laugh. There are some seriously evil cats out there! Hope you have a great week!

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