The Weekly Update: 11/27/16

So did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? And did anyone go out on Black Friday? I take that back, if you did you probably won't be able to answer my question since you've probably been trampled and lost some fingers and therefore cannot type (unless you use your nose or elbow, but that's harder than it sounds). I've actually still not been feeling well. I'm just so overexhausted and run down....
 

Book Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Ali, a former child prodigy at piano, has been deaf, using ASL and lip reading to get by, for seven years. But when her best friend drags her to a concert for a band whose music Ali has never even heard, she ends up winning the raffle to go backstage and meet the leader singer, Jace. Their first meeting doesn't go well, but, when he asks her to come back the next day and then notices her bruises,...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/1/16

So I've been really stressed and tired and a little out of it lately, but I actually had a pretty good week both on and off the blog. And the comments I've gotten this week on the discussion post have been off the chain! (I've never used that phrase before, seemed like fun to give it a try. How'd I do?) Seriously though, I love when discussion posts turn into actual discussion. You guys are the...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/24/16

I had a few incidents this week, one with the AC and one with some freaky-ass spider-looking/giant-mosquito-looking bugs, but both were handled without too much trouble. And I even have a bit of good news this week! So I have this *other* laptop that was the first laptop I ever owned and served me well for like six years (ok maybe not *well* for the last couple years, but it worked, at least)...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/17/16

Let's see... no word on the laptop yet (though this one is getting even slower), no crazy dreams, no ridiculous lawn mowing or construction---I don't even know what to talk about this week! But quite frankly I'm not complaining since I'd rather not have computer troubles and loud noises when I'm trying to sleep. I do have lots of bookish things to share though, so I'll just skip right to...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/10/16

So my laptop is being sent BACK to the repair center. Thankfully they're paying shipping this time, but they better not try to charge me now that my warranty has expired because it's not my fault they didn't fix it while it was still covered. Anyway, I have some more weird dream stuff to tell you all about! Except this time it's more of a recurring thing that's been happening rather than a...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/3/16

Did I not say---Did. I. Not. Say. Last week. That my computer would probably come back and end up not being fixed? BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. Toshiba sent me back my "repaired" laptop, BUT IT'S STILL BROKEN. It's still doing the EXACT same thing I sent it in for. I am so exhausted and stressed from all this that I literally put a whole tray of broccoli in the oven the other night and waited...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/20/16

This has really not been my week. As you probably already know from last week, my computer broke. I have something else to kinda use in the meantime (though I've been having such bad luck I wouldn't be surprised if that breaks too), but it's still difficult at the moment. My kindle also broke! It got overheated for no apparent reason, but it finally came back on like 12 hours later. It keeps...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/13/16

Ugh, I have bad news, guys: my computer broke. It acted up one night and just kept turning on and off by itself, but then it worked fine again the next day. I ran some scans and updates, but they found nothing. I turned my computer off at the end of the day, and that was when it decided to break for real. I didn't lose much (just a couple book reviews which is disheartening but not dire), but...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/6/16

It's March! Seriously though, I am going to be glad when the cold is gone. Of course it will just be replaced by rain, but what can you do. So remember how I complained last Sunday about the lawn mower in the mornings? Well this past week, either the person below or next to me (I was half asleep, I just know it was someone very nearby) decided 9 in the morning would be the perfect time to drill...