Furbaby Friday 11/18/2022

Happy Friday, book friends! Azula and I got some alone time this week, since Andy was traveling for business on Monday and Tuesday. We also got some snow and some icy rain, which means Azula has not had the walkies she deserves. She did get some extra cuddle time as I worked from home two days this week due to ongoing IBS symptoms.

Our schedules have been pretty off this week, what with Andy being out of town and me picking him up from work a couple of times. Azula got to take a confusing car ride which was just us going to get Andy from work. She associates the car with adventures, so she was a bit perplexed when we didn’t do anything but go get Daddy, stop by Choolah to get dinner to go, then come back home.

All that driving gave me enough audiobook time to finish Tom Felton’s memoir (review coming soon), but not much time to read my print book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. I did bring my kindle with me to a doctor’s appointment, so I got a good start on To Get to the Other Side, which was nice. Alas, I somehow didn’t realize it would be a dual perspective narrative, which is very much not my favorite in a romance.

This weekend, we get to finish up our Great British Bake Off league by watching the semifinal and final and having a bit of a bake in between. I don’t know if it’s mathmatically possible for my team to win at this point even if my one baker left has won it, but it’ll still be fun to see how the season ends up.

In my internet life, I’ve become increasingly more convinced Twitter really is about to collapse in on itself, so I’ve been poking around for some alternatives. I enjoy Instagram, but it’s image (and now video, ugh) heavy, whereas Twitter is still mostly text-based. So, I’m trying out Mastadon, which seems ot have emerged as the Twitter alternative contender for now. It’s a bit daunting learning a new platform when I haven’t really done that in a long time (I’ve been on Twitter for 11 years), but we’ll see how we go. If you happen to be on there, you can find me here. No dedicated blog account just yet as I work out how to use the thing, but maybe one day!

In all, the week went by quickly and I’m very happy to settle in to a relatively cozy weekend. The snow is going to be an adjustment for me as it is every year, but at least it means even more snuggles from the snuggle pup.

I hope you’ve had a good week and have a great weekend ahead, book friends!

Furbaby Friday 10/14/2022

What a week! After being nervous about it for over a month, my big presentation for the Board of Trustees is over. It was a long day as the two of us gave the 45 minute presetation four times in a row for the different small groups, but I think it went well overall.

The face of a woman who is about to present for four hours

Afterwards, I got to come home and spend some solo Azula and mom time, as my husband went to the Pittsburgh Penguins game with a friend. Perfect timing, since I really wanted the alone time after so much talking.

I also had to focus on getting caught up with grades this week, as midterm grades are due today. In spite of that, I feel more caught up on work than I have in a while thanks to our fall break, which meant no students and no classes to prep for on Monday and Tuesday.

We had our Great British Bake Off fantasy league viewing party Tuesday night, a weekly occurrance this time of year. I am still furious about who got sent home (will say no more in case anyone is catching up), but one day, I may forgive the judges.

On Wednesday, it was time for Dungeons & Dragons night, aka the time I come up with crazy ideas and try to convince the DM why my character should be able to do them. Those are long nights for Azula because my husband and I both play and we’re usually not home until later in the evening.

The photo I sent my husband when he asked how we were doing last night

Reading wise, not too much has happened for me this week. My brain and body are exhausted from all the presentation prep and stress, plus the feeling of being two weeks behind on life maintance thanks to traveling two weekends in a row. I’m really grateful that I’ll be home this weekend and can get caught up on laundry and cleaning the house, not to mention making a nice loaf of sourdough.

Hopefully I’ll also get caught up on some reading and definitely some puppy snuggle time. Hope you’ve had a great week, book friends!