Weekly Wrap-Up #96

Posted May 28, 2016 by Kathy in Wrap-Up / 13 Comments

My Weekly Wrap Up is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This weekly meme is a chance to share news about your blog, books and life. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet bloggers and add more books to your collection.

 

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week.

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Weekly Wrap Up post. I took a mini break from the blog since this time of year is always busy. Work is crazy as usual. We are close to our live date for our new software so my days are filled with meetings after meetings. One day I had back to back meetings from 9 am to 4 pm, only getting a quick break in between to grab my lunch from the break room to eat during the next meeting. But all this stress will be worth it since our current system is so ancient and we are limited to what we can do with it. My family schedule has also been crazy this last month. After Mother’s Day we then had birthdays and school activities. I’m really proud of my daughters. They worked really hard this school year and ended it with great grades. My oldest daughter Tyler Marie graduated from High School on Wednesday and it was an emotional day for me. I started feeling emotional when she put on her cap and gown but the tears came when I gave her a lei I made for her. I made her two leis, one in her schools colors and another in her favorite color pink. I made money flowers and added buttons to the pink lei. The buttons are of her favorite things: BB-8 (Star Wars), Melanie Martinez (singer), Panic at the Disco (band), and Bob’s Burger (TV show). The Disney movie Up is one of our favorite movies and I found a button that said “Adventure is Out There”. I also found a button that said “You are here” with an arrow pointing to a heart. I wanted her to always remember how much we love her. I was really surprised when she started crying after seeing the leis. Of course I started to cry! I stayed up late the night before to finish the leis and it was worth it to see her reaction. I can’t believe how fast the time flew by and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. Here are some pictures from her graduation.

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Even though I haven’t had a lot of posts I still have been reading and writing my reviews. But we just bought a new videogame Overwatch and I’m really tempted to start playing this. But since my husband and daughters are also playing this I have a long time to wait for a turn on the Xbox. Here is a trailer and the graphics of the actual game are really good.

 

Currently reading or listening to:

  • The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine(audiobook)
  • Dark Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery (eARC)

 

Here is what happened since my last Weekly Wrap Up:

 

 

Here is what is happening this week on the blog:

  • Double Down (Lois Lane #2) by Gwenda Bond – ARC Review
  • At the Edge by Laura Griffin – Book Review
  • Edge of Surrender by Laura Griffin – Book Review
  • COYER sign up post
  • Reading Challenges Update

 

Currently Watching

Last weeks Outlander episode was heartbreaking. Since season 2 started this was the episode I was bracing myself for. I cried when I read this part of the book. I was bawling my eyes out when I watched the episode. In the book Claire doesn’t get to say goodbye to Faith so it was really emotional to see the scenes. I think it was a smart move for the shows writers because now we really get a feel of Claire and Jamie’s pain and how their love grows stronger.

 

To add to my emotional weekend I watched Games of Thrones. Hodor!!! I can’t believe last weeks episode and so many of the good guys are having bad luck lol. But I couldn’t help but laugh at the chemistry between Brienne and Tormund. I wonder what will happen with these two lol.

 

How was your week?

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13 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up #96

    • Kathy

      Thanks Lexxie!! I hope the launch goes well too but I know there will be glitches in the beginning (there always are lol). Have a great week!

  1. Congratulations on your daughters graduation! Exciting times. It is definitely a crazy busy time of year!

    That ending to Game of Thrones was intense! And poor Hodor. What a shock. Can’t believe it’s been a week and another episode tonight! Can’t wait to see what’s next… 🙂

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    • Kathy

      Thanks Greg! Sundays episode of GOT was another surprise. This season is getting really good and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Have a great week!

    • Kathy

      Thanks Laurel and I hope I get some free time too. I have a lot of books I want to read this summer so I hope I have the time. Have a great week!

    • Kathy

      Thanks Molly! I still haven’t had a turn on the Xbox lol. But it’s ok since I have some ARCs to read lol. Have a great week!

  2. Congrats on your daughters graduation, I love the leas you made for her that is really cool! Hope you have a great week!

    Stormi

    • Kathy

      Thanks Stormi! I followed a YouTube video so it was easy to make. Have a great week too!

  3. Congratulations to your daughter! It’s so great when our kids reach milestones, but also very emotional. So nice of you to do the leis for her.

    This sounds like a very busy time for you. I hope you have some time for some fun reading.

    • Kathy

      Thanks Jan and I’m still busy (see how late I am to reply to your comment lol). It should slow down for me by next week and I can’t wait to be able to relax. I hope you have a great week and weekend!

    • Kathy

      Thanks Jan and I’m still busy (see how late I am to reply to your comment lol). It should slow down for me by next week and I can’t wait to be able to relax. I hope you have a great week and weekend!