Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dear Sunday: Rest Ahead

Hello and welcome to my weekly recap-- inspired by The Caffeinated Book series.

I'll save you the lamentations of a busy week. What I will say is that I had a blast this past week doing lab tours for elementary/middle school kids-- they were such a great group! I've done lab tours for kids in the past who I was just unable to get excited about the science we do. Luckily these kids were super involved and asked great questions. Almost enough to make me consider teaching kids. 


Ha ha. Just kidding. In my opinions teachers are nothing short of saints and I do not think sainthood is the path I want to take for my future. I am thankful that other people are willing to take on that job.

In other news, I've been working on my hand lettering and a new watercolor-esque technique that actually uses a Ziploc bag, some markers, and water! Bonus points to anyone who realized that I accidentally switched a word in the quote on the left. ;) 

But on to book news! My plan tomorrow is to hang out in my lovely local library and write this week's posts so if I sound a little hazy on the firm details on what's getting published when, that would be why. Luckily for me, this upcoming week is going to be (fingers crossed) a lot less busy which gives me more time to both read and write! 


                                                              

I didn't write a Stacking the Shelves post this past week because, well, I didn't stack my shelves with any books. I'm making my way through a non-fiction I wrote about in the last stacking the shelves and since I never read non-fiction, my progress is pretty slow. The other book I read this past week was part of a series and those always seem to fly by. Anyhow, I think I'll pick up a couple books tomorrow when I'm hanging out at my library. Most of the books I want to read are currently on hold--- thus the lack of new additions to my shelves. 



  • Maybe a book tag
  • Maybe a Top Ten Tuesday
  • Maybe both! 
    • the universe is an unknowable place
  • Probably a stacking the shelves
  • Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Well that was probably not the most helpful what to look forward to list I have ever written...looks like you'll just have to follow me on Bloglovin' to see what gets posted this upcoming week-- it'll be a surprise! For everyone involved. 

I hope your week is also a slower one! Unless you've had too many of those and want something busy in which case I'm jealous and hope to become you by the end of this week. 

12 comments:

  1. Ah the dreaded library hold. And why is it that all the books I request all come in at once? It sounds like you had fun in the lab. I am with you, I love children but motherhood was enough of a sainthood.

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    1. I know-- books always come in droves whenever I place holds on them.
      Haha that's true, motherhood is also a form of sainthood!

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  2. I'll take a slow week. :) Although not too slow. Hope some of your library holds come in... waiting for those can be awful sometimes. I'm the same way some weeks- sometimes I have no idea what's going up the next day, let alone a week out!

    Hope you have great week ahead.

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    1. I know-- by the time a hold finally comes in, most likely I've forgotten all about it!
      Haha yeah I understand why people like to advertise what's coming up next on their blog but that requires so much foresight some weeks!

      Thanks-- you too!

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  3. I love kids but they are seriously exhausting. Anytime I visited my son's class I'd come home feeling like I needed a nap! Love the hand lettering and I had to read it through about 4 times to find the work switch! Enjoy your library time! It's a dangerous place as books are always coming home with me even though I have more than enough here!

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    1. Haha they are! When all the kids were gone I wanted to call it a day and head home...even though it was only 10:30 in the morning..;)
      It can be a dangerous place! But luckily if I bring too many books home I can always return them if I can't find time to read them.

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  4. LOL at "the universe is an unknowable place".

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    1. :) that's my favorite reply when anyone asks me any question that I don't know the answer to.

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  5. I love your watercolour! Yay! You did amazing! I'm with you on teachers being saints...couldn't do it. I actually taught a children's watercolour class for a couple of seasons but it really wasn't for me! lol
    Have a great week, Anna!
    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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    1. Aw thanks! I've enjoyed lettering different quotes this weekend.
      That's so cool! Yeah, I feel like it takes a special person to teach kids art.
      Thanks, you too!

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  6. Oh the library and all books at the same time... I hate when that happens, plus they gave me a 1400 page book and it was already reserved for another borrower and three weeks was not enough! And now I'm waiting for books again! I hope you have a great week :)

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    1. Yikes, 1400 pages?? I couldn't do it-- and for sure couldn't do it in just three weeks!
      Thanks, you too! :)

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