Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Budget | March 2015

It was originally thought up by Felicia at Geeky Blogger's Book Blog.
1) I can buy 2 books a month or spend a MAX of $20, whichever comes first.
2) Only accept/ask for 2 review books per month. Including NetGalley.

At the end of each month I will post a recap and we will see if I stayed within my limits.
*Prices are subject to change as I do not control sales and some of the books listed below are from online specials.





TOTAL: $ 27.97

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Day In The Life Of....

A Day In The Life...
Trish from Love, Laughter and a touch of Insanity is hosting the ‘a Day in the Life’ blogger event.Thought I'd write up a late post when I saw this on Book'd Out blog.

My days are pretty much the same Monday through Friday - wake up, go to work, come home, eat, watch TV/read/blog. The only thing I'm trying to add is walking on my treadmill daily (this is something I struggle with). My weekends are a completely different story - they range from very chill and relaxed to hectic and exhausting.

Here's my normal day:

6:30 AM - alarm goes off and I smack the snooze button at least three times

7 AM - shower and get dressed for work

7:15 AM - make lunches for hubby and I

7:30 AM - off to work we go 

8:30 AM - 5 PM - work (I work at a bank and I have a split job - so I run all over the place and am exhausted at day's end)

5:30 PM - pick hubby up from work

6:30 PM - figure out what to have for dinner (I need to star making lists)

7 PM - 10 PM - watch a little Netflix while I try to write up blog posts and reviews, read, play Hay Day and trying to add in walking on treadmill

10 PM - go to sleep (sometimes it's later depending on how tired I am or how great the book I'm reading is)

This is what happened on my Saturday (March 28, 2015).

1 AM - arrive at my Dad's house after a six hour drive with my three year old nephew (we came for a birthday visit)

2 AM - finally get nephew settled down and snuggle in bed with some books, Grampa and Rocket (Dad's Jack Russell Terrier) and nephew asks Grampa to sleep in his room to keep the monsters away

6 AM - woken up by nephew who is staring into my face and waiting for me to wake up because it's time to eat breakfast and play

8 AM - start making Rainbow Jello Eggs with nephew (this is the most time consuming thing I've ever tried to do with a three year old, but they did turn out pretty cool)

making jello eggs - copyright Chrystal Scalesjello egg

10 AM - 12 PM - play with lego, race cars around the living room and check out Grampa's new car

checking out the corvette - copyright Chrystal Scales

12 PM -  4 PM - my brother came to visit too and we all took a trip to town to run errands, then had a late lunch/early dinner and watched movies

5 PM - 8 PM - play video games, eat snacks and snuggle with my nephew as he wasn't feeling well 

8 PM - 11 PM - watch PVR episodes of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune trying to see who could get the most right answers

11 PM - time to sleep before it all starts again on Sunday (when we have to make our way back home)

What is a day in your life like?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: The One Where I'm More Like Hermione Than I Realized

Harry Potter Moment of the Week - Uncorked Thoughts
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Otter Patronus

What would your Patronus be? Just call me Hermione! I love the look of her patronus and how playful it is when you see it in the movie. I like that fact the Hermione is so studious, but it's fun to see her patronus be symbolic of letting go, enjoying the moment and spontaneity. It's almost representative of all the things the Hermione needs more of in her life and I realize that I need those things more too. I stress too much and work too hard sometimes.

What would you want for your patronus?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bloggiesta - Spring 2015

Bloggiesta time again! It's time to get cracking on those never ending lists and things we need to get done for our blogs. Hopefully you'll join in too!

1. Get review posts ready for April (make up the post so that all I have to do is add the review part).
2. Make a schedule for posts for April and maybe May (I want to get back on track to posting more often).
3. Write 3 review posts for the books I read during vacation.
4. Come up with some discussion post ideas for the coming months.
5. Write up some Top Ten Tuesdays and Harry Potter Moment of the Week posts for a few weeks. 

Good luck everyone!

-one Harry Potter post written
-most of a review written
-half of my budget post written

Not much completed as my week was hectic and I went on a road trip this past weekend with my three year old nephew.

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