THIS WEEK IN REFLECTION
As the semester winds down, I’m looking forward. The plan is to do a big move to the house June 3rd. I have a final exam next week and then one more the week after. I need to finish a final video for my ASL website. Oh, dang it, I also need to caption two more videos that I recorded this week! Captioning takes so long, which is a major complaint people use to avoid doing it, but closed captioning is an accessibility issue, yeah?
Thursday Nick and I headed to my parents’ house for the long Easter weekend. Nick and I are both currently affiliated with Christian colleges, so we had Good Friday off. So far, there has been a lot of lazing about, coloring eggs with the nieces and nephews, visiting my brother and sister-in-law, and we had to watch a scary movie in my brother’s garage after the kids went to sleep. Today will be breakfast and an Easter egg hunt and then home we go so I can catch my ASL Meet Up group I attend every Sunday via Zoom.
Since my birthday is in early May and I want yard things as presents, I received four shepherd’s hooks, a trowel, a claw-looking thingy that surely has a name, a saw, and some gardening gloves this weekend. I had been ripping and tearing in the plants earlier this week, but now I’ll have the tools for success. Thanks, Biscuit!
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POST
I shared my reviews of Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott, and most of the discussion revolved around worker rights! Lots about vacation days and maternity leave. Again, this is one of my favorite reasons for giving my reactions to a book instead of writing a review that directs readers to pick a book up themselves (or not).
The same thing happens when Biscuit and I do book club: we discuss our own lives in relation to the book. What happens in the story, and how does that relate to us in any way? I’ve heard my dad wants to know if we ever actually talk about our book. Well, yes! But he doesn’t hear the whole conversation.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POST
On Wednesday I’m posting about Women Up On Blocks by Mary Akers. Another short story collection, this one surprised with the unusual turns in recognizable plots, and the way a description could stick with me. Plus, there is humor where you wouldn’t expect it. I think that’s dark humor, right?
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 202
Owned Books on TBR Last Week: 182
Owned Books on TBR Today: 181