Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What's Up Wednesday: May Edition

1. What We're Eating This Week...

Monday: Pizza
Tuesday: Salmon & Caesar salad

and I don't know about the rest of the week.

2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

I've been thinking a lot lately about our annual Summer vacation we took while I was growing up to Lake George, NY. To this day, this is still one of my most favorite places to visit. A few years ago I had the opportunity to go back to Lake George while I was visiting my family in NY during the Summer. When we used to go there every Summer growing up, it was always a dream of mine to one day have a Summer house on the lake. Obviously, when I was a kid, I wasn't realizing the cost of a Summer house on the lake. LOL.

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3. What I'm Loving...

That during my three day weekend, I was able to Facetime with my nephew N on Sunday and my nephew J on Monday. I love getting to Facetime with my nephews & nieces especially since I don't get to see them in person nearly as much as I would like to.

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4. What I've Been Up To...

I finished up my first full year of substituting last week. I love being in the classroom and working with the kids. Today is the last day of my after school care job. At home, I've started deep cleaning my room going section by section and re-organizing and de-cluttering as I go.

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5. What I'm Dreading...

I'm so heartbroken over the fact that I will not be able to go to NY to visit my family this Summer. This has me very sad and depressed as I miss my family immensely and I only was able to go to NY twice last year (once for a three day weekend for my nephew N's communion and for one week in the Summer) and so far I've only been able to go back to visit once this year and it was just for a few days.

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6. What I'm Working On...

Deep cleaning my room, catching up on blogs & Youtube videos, making videos for Periscope & Youtube. I'm also working on a blog schedule.

7. What I'm Excited About...

An upcoming planner meet up with my friends!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading...

Watching: The shows that I watch that are still on --> Pretty Little Liars, Famous In Love, Good Witch, Downward Dog. And as always, lots of New York Mets baseball games!

Reading: Shaken by Tim Tebow
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9. What I'm Listening To...

Ed Sheeran

10. What I'm Wearing...

Shirts/Tank tops, jeans/shorts/capri's

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

I will be continuing to clean my room and get caught up on things. That's the only plans I have as of now.

12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

Planner Meet up with friends, Niece A's birthday, Nephew S' birthday

13. What Else Is New...

I recently received my 2018 Erin Condren Life Planner. I will be doing a blog post about it this weekend or early next week!

Bonus Question:
What's Your Favorite Vacation Spot?

 Lake George, NY as I mentioned above. I have so many very fond memories made during our week long vacation there every Summer growing up. I also fell in love with the Caribbean and it's ocean during my first trip to Turks & Caicos in February of 2012. I was very lucky enough to be able to go there again this past February/March and I hope that I am lucky enough to go back to the Caribbean during my life. I also wish that it was possible to trade the Atlantic Ocean for the Caribbean ocean. I would be at the beach all of the time if that was possible.

^Turks & Caicos in February 2012^

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

2016 Book Survey

Well since we're almost half-way through the year, I decided I should finally post my 2016 Book Survey! 😁

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Just A Note: These past two years (2016 & 2017), I have been so behind on so many things including reading. I'm hoping to rectify that and other things I've gotten behind on due to various things including lots of sickness, two surgeries, and a busy schedule the last few months.

2016 Book Survey:

1. Currently Reading?

My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

2. Your Book Goal of 2016?

75, I think?

3. How many books read in 2016?

41. I had started the year off good but after my first surgery in the Summer, my reading amount went downhill.

4. Fiction/Non-fiction ratio?


5. Male/Female authors?


6. Favorite Book(s) Read?

Among The Wicked (Book #8 in the Kate Burkholder series) by Linda Castillo, Me Before You -Jojo Moyes, After You -Jojo Moyes, Amazin' Again -Greg W. Prince, One True Loves -Taylor Jenkins Reid

7. Least Favorite(s)?

Everybody Rise -Stephanie Clifford, Room -Emma Donoghue

8. Longest Title?

A Parcel For Anna Browne -Miranda Dickinson

9. Shortest Title?

A few books I read, had one word titles.

10. How Many Re-Reads?


11. How many audio books?


12. How many of this year's books were library books?


13. Favorite cover of a book you read?

Amazin' Again -Greg W. Prince

14. Most Disappointing Book?

Room by Emma Donoghue. I liked the movie but I didn't find the book to be as interesting as the movie which normally, for me, is the opposite. I usually like the book more than the movie.

15. Book that had the greatest impact on you?

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

16. Book you wouldn't recommend to your worst enemy?

I don't have one.

17. 2016 read you recommend the most?

Among The Wicked by Linda Castillo, which is the 8th book in the Kate Burkholder series. I recommend the entire series as it is one of my favorite book series'. I also recommend One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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