05 August 2022

Five Things for Friday 8/5/22

  1. Wow. What a couple of weeks. My last Five Things Friday didn't end so well, as I took a tumble in the street and earned myself an overnight in the ICU and five stitches. I'll count the fact that I made it to 50-years-old before getting any unscheduled stitches lucky, right?
  2. All's well that ends well, right? I didn't miss any work, and I'm back to doing my best at juggling work for 40 hours a week while struggling desperately to meet the kids needs, at least most of the time. My sanity is definitely still questionable. 
  3. The job is still peachy. My whole department got job band and title promotions this week - woo-hoo! And our pay adjustments hit last month. Reviews are in the next couple weeks, but I don't think mid-year reviews really 'do' anything. Looking forward to the newly calculated bonuses that came along with the pay adjustments, but that windfall isn't until next spring.
  4. All work and no play makes me...well, me, I suppose! Hahahaha... I am taking a couple days off later this month for family trips to Kings Island and Cedar Point. We do Cedar Point just about every year, but this will be the first trip to Kings Island for the kids, and my first trip since I was little. Any tips?
  5. And the whole reason I was so determined to get this post up was to give my book summary for July :) Since my last post, reviews have been published for The Hemlock Cure (4 out of 5 stars, with a giveaway ending 8/8/22) by Joanne Burn, and Our Little World (4 out of 5 stars, with a giveaway ending 8/11/22) by Karen Winn. For the month of July, I finished four books total. I think I'm a bit behind for my Goodreads goal of 80 books for the year, but I just keep reading when I have a chance :)

1 comment:

Liz Parker said...

Thanks as always for the book reviews, and sorry to hear about your "tumble in the streets"! (sounds like you got in a street fight or something - like West Side Story, lol) I too have not had any stitches as an adult but when I was a kid, I whacked my head into an open glass slider door apparently, and had to go to the hospital for stitches for that - if you look closely at my forehead there's still a little line there from it.