The Friday 56 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
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☕Weekend Coffee Share☕

Welcome &byladies and gents to this week’s coffee share. It’s going to be a quick one for two reasons: 1) I’m typing this on my phone, so my apologies for any errors and 2) I’m in the hospital.

So let’s just jump right into it. I was supposed to be participating in several challenges NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo as well as an Instagram challenge and I was ready – for the most part.

Anyway Wednesday, November 1 rolls around and I’m awakened around 3am with pain in my abodomen. I rule it as gas and take something for it. It doesn’t work. And it gets worse. I head off to Urgent Care and leave horribly disapponted in their inability or unwillingness to help. I go back home and after a while I decide I have to get this looked at properly. The pain is so bad I can’t even stand up straight.

Get to the hospital and they are on it. Within 6 hours the doctors have an idea, but need to consult a gastroenterologist  first. Well, according to all involved I had not only a bowel blockage but a twisted colon too.

They admit me for observation and to try one other thing. The other thing didn’t work. And head down for a flouroscopy not as uncomfortable as a colonoscopy, so I hear. After that I head straight off to surgery to be disected and put back together again.

I’ll be away from the interwebs at least until this time next week. Because well i’ll still be in the hospital and it’s not real easy typing a blog post on your phone.

So till then!

  1. P.S. I’m feeling so much better.

Weekend Coffee Share

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I hope you all had a great week and your weekend has shaped up to be just as good if not better. Come on in and sit a spell. Pour yourself a cuppa and grab yourself a sweet treat.

A lot has happened since my last coffee share, but I’m not going to get to much into all the happenings. Here’s a quick overview. At the beginning of the month I moved from Denver, CO back to Maryland. 😢😔 I’ll be going back to school in January to get my teaching certification for secondary education. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is where I need to be and I really can’t take another layoff.

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Weekend Coffee Share: 30-Day Reading Challenge Update

Alright, it’s official, I have the attention span of a gnat. I planned to do weekly updates on the progress of my 30-Day Reading challenge, but to be perfectly honest as of today there really isn’t much to report.

A quick recap. My goal was to read 60 pages per day and read:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Louis Stevenson
  • Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti

Which would total 1800 pages for the month. Not bad, right?  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – 1992

As I said in an earlier post, I’m revamping and rethinking some things on my blog. I did my first Throwback (Flashback Friday) post a few weeks ago and truly enjoyed it.

It gave me an opportunity to think, focus and reflect on happier times in my life. Not that I’m not happy now. Perhaps I should say a more carefree time in my life.

You know the time when all you had to worry about is if that boy (or girl) liked you and if you wanted to buy something you went to mom and dad and asked for it or the money to go buy it.

Yeah, that time.

Sooo, I’ve decided to make this a regular feature. And, here we go.

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