Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Library of Souls

Library of Souls Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book definitely had more action to it then the first two. But for the series altogether, it was good. I liked it. I didn't love it though. I'm not sure why. I think that my taste in books is changing a bit the older I get. If I had read this series when I was younger, I may have loved it.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Is Tax Season Over Yet?

I don't know about you but I can not wait until tax season is over. Work is still busy with calls about tax form questions and some people can be pretty rude. I'm ready for it to slow down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for my job but I would like to not feel frazzled between calls. It really does impact how you handle calls after a while.

I had another Mid-cycle scan done on Tuesday. It looked like the Clomid had done its job, I had three follicles that were good sizes and Jordan had his stuff tested (he had a high count). Which is great. So I was given an HCG trigger shot to make my body ovulate that same day and now all we can do now is wait and see. I go in tomorrow to get some bloodwork done to check my levels to see if I did ovulate. So fingers crossed! 

But that's pretty much it. We haven't really done much this week. I've been mostly working on one of my scrap blankets and reading Library of Souls still. So not much to report there. I hope everyone is having a great weekend and that you have a great week up ahead.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy (Belated) St Patrick's Day!

This last week has been stressful for me. Work has been filled with stressful situations/calls and has been super busy as well, which has been making it difficult to get up in the mornings. Which, just a friendly PSA, if you have to call a company for any reason, please be respectful and polite with the Customer Service Reps you come in contact with. They are there to help you as much as the can and it becomes very tiring when they have to deal with calls from upset customers all day. Just keep in mind that they are people too and it's not their fault if something doesn't go the way you planned it to go. But anyway, let me get off my soap-box now. On top of a stressful time at work all week, I was dealing with the side effects of the Clomid I was taking. I felt so sick to my stomach and actually had to leave work Monday and Tuesday to deal with it. It was not fun.

For St Patrick's Day, we stayed home and just relaxed. I had made corned beef, cabbage, and boiled potatoes for our dinner and we had watched Deadpool on Blu-ray. I was also surprised with some beautiful flowers from my family. It had definitely put a smile on my face.

Today was another day of just being lazy around the house. I spent the majority of the day working of my cross stitch Tiger and I got quite a bit finished.

We did go into town, just to get out of the house a bit. We went to Toys' R Us (to see if they had any good sales on baby stuff), Walmart, and after Toy's R Us, we ate at our favorite grocery store, Lucky's Market. 

I finally have a crafty finished object to show off!

I spun up a Hobbledehoy sample battling that I got with my order on my Schacht drop spindle. It came out as 60 yards of a light fingering weight, single ply yarn.

I'm also reading a few books right now, but if you want more information about those then check out my Goodreads page.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Here We Go...

I haven't really been much of someone who shares alot of super personal stuff, but maybe this will reach out to someone who is going through the same thing and makes them feel less alone. I've talked beriefly about some of the medical stuff we've been dealing with but never got into the details, at least not fully. 

So we are heading down the rabbit/black hole of doctor's appointments to try to conceive. Well, back down the hole. We took a cycle off and we're now going to try Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). This is the 5th or 6th round, I've honsetly started to lose track, of Clomid and I'm feeling horrible. It's making me feel so sick to my stomach. We've been trying for a year now and it's been so difficult. I'm hoping that this will work.

I had finished reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs yesterday. It wasn't bad, but I didn't love it as much as the first. It wasn't pulling me into the story that much, which was making it hard to keep reading for chunks of time. 

I've been working on an Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits today and I'm pretty close to the crown decreases. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Spring Has Not Yet Sprung

The Panhandle of Florida seems to be getting sucked back into Winter-like weather. Which I'm not complaining about at all. I love cooler weather so I was in bliss all weekend. So I'm going to enjoy it will it lasts, not that I don't enjoy Spring and Summer but Florida is brutal when it comes to the heat, so it's a relief when it's cool like this. I do have to say, I am excited about the re-growth/re-birth of Spring. I love flowers, trees, butterflies, and birds everywhere. I'm hopefully going to get off my butt and get some gardening supplies and work on our flower beds. They need to have actual flowers in them and not leaves and weeds. We need to spruce up our yard a bit, make it look nice.

To start off March, I finished reading American Vampire: Volume One by Scott Synder, a graphic novel filled with blood, nudity, and of course vampires. It should be obvious that this is not a book for children, not at all. I loved the artwork and I want to get my own copy for my personal library.

For crafty stuff, my Tracery Vest almost has a complete front! 

Slowly but surely, it's getting finished.