I’m a Failure (but I’m trying)

So, I had planned to blog daily in June. And May. And April. Yeah, I haven’t succeeded at that at all. Work has been crazy. For a while, we were down a cashier and a dishwasher. Now, We’re not down anyone!! My daughter was hired on as the cashier, and a sweetheart was hired for the dishwasher. Both of them are doing pretty good. They both finished off their first week today. I’m ready to see how that all works out!

Life has been pretty hectic too. Madison graduated from high school in May. She then proceeded to turn 18 this month (on the 20th, aka Father’s Day). Monday, she started her first ever job, as I mentioned above. First everything. First job. First interview. First drug test. First (and second) TB test.First orientation. First FULL-TIME job! This kid is rocking this adult life already!
Ethan turned 16 in March and did driver’s ed this summer. He just has to do the driving part with the DMV folks next month, and he’s good to go. So glad that’s one less thing that we have to worry about.

In March, I’d bought a new computer. That got zapped within 60 days, and the return policy for Sam’s is 90 days, so we took advantage of that. So, I have another new computer that still doesn’t have all the apps and programs installed. Oh well.

Right now I’m updating from a Kindle Fire and a Bluetooth keyboard. I guess I won’t be able to make any excuses when it comes to getting things done. I’m hoping, since Office is now available on them that I’ll be able to use it for NaNoWriMo this year, since my laptop isn’t lasting, battery-wise.

Reading Goals: 2021

So, my goal for 2020 was 250 books. I technically read more, as some of them were compilations, but I didn’t want to break them down. I just let Amazon and Goodreads do that work. As of the writing of this blog post, I’m one book away. Today, though I’ll either finish my ebook or my audiobook, so we’ll see if I reach my goal.

This year, I’m also planning on doing some reading challenges. So, since I want to track everything, I also bought a reading challenge journal.

Six of the challenges I’ll be doing :

  1. Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
  2. Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: Author Edition
  3. Romance Reading Challenge (each month has a theme)
  4. Literary Escape Challenge
  5. Finishing the Series Challenge
  6. The Backlist Reader Challenge

To make it more of a challenge for me, I’m not going to allow myself to double count books. The good news is that I’m putting a crapton of series starters on my TBR list, so the first one can work for the Backlist challenge, and the rest can be used for the Finishing the Series!

Favorites For the Week

  1. Kindle Fire wireless charger
  2. Kindle Fire
  3. EZCO Charger Dock Compatible with Garmin Vivoactive 3
  4. Google Chromecast
  5. LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child
  6. Furmax Office Chair Mid Back Swivel Lumbar Support Desk Chair, Computer Ergonomic Mesh Chair with Armrest (Purple)
  7. Star Wars The Bounty Collection The Child Collectible Toys 2.2-Inch The Mandalorian “Baby Yoda” Don’t Leave, Ball Toy Figure 2-Pack
  8. Star Wars The Child Plush Toy, 11-inch Small Yoda-like Soft Figure from The Mandalorian
  9. Star Wars The Bounty Collection The Child Collectible Toys 2.2-Inch The Mandalorian “Baby Yoda” Froggy Snack, Force Moment Figure 2-Pack

Quick Update

Things are going okay here. Kids don’t have school for the rest of the school year. At least not in-school school. The district is working on the online aspect. This is good, because if they can figure this out now, they’ll be able to figure it out later when it comes to snow days. Then they won’t have to add extra days anymore. Maybe?

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