The Sunday Post {10/16/16}

Posted October 16th, 2016 by in The Sunday Post / 6 comments

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news: a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It’s amazing how much can change in one week. It was a doozie of a week. I had a really bad day at work on Monday. Then to top off the god-awful day that was Monday at work, my husband’s car broke down on a country road. Allstate was actually no help at all. The tow companies literally 15 minutes away don’t answer the phones for them so we were going to have to pay out $200 for them to send out a tow truck from a town an hour and a half away. We were unwilling to wait that long so called the local tow company ourselves. They answered for us. Thankfully they came out and the tow was only $95 and covered by our roadside assistance. We just had to turn the receipt in for our claim rather than Allstate taking the claim from the beginning.

On Tuesday morning work got worse. TL;DR: I am very much a perfectionist and it has been a very long time since my department has been staffed properly and after a year and a half I was over it. I literally begged (with strong supporting evidence) for additional help for our department and was ignored. I’ve always been an anxious person; sort of a worst case scenario expert. In the end my work environment is what finally pushed me to anti-anxiety medications. How sad is that? I am by no means saying it’s something to be ashamed of. But I think that’s a discussion for another day.

On the upside I took Friday afternoon off and spent that time on me. I can’t tell you how tremendously this helped. πŸ™‚ As far as work goes I came to the conclusion that it’s not my money that’s going to suffer from willful ignorance so I can’t waste my life and mental health worrying about it. Instead I’ve been trying really hard to get through those 8 hours and come home and do what makes me feel good. Typically that’s blogging, stitching, or reading. Life is good. Work is just something I have to do to have a good life. As long as I can hold on to that, I think I’ll be alright.

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:


13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough popped up in my promoted/suggested feed on GoodReads and once I read the synopsis I really, really wanted to read it. BUT it hasn’t been released in the US so I had to order a copy from the Book Depository. It made it into my hot little hands yesterday. It’s been added to the stack of October TBR selections.


Snowfall on Haven Point by Raeanne Thayne
So I was convinced that I had a tour date of 10/14/16 for this book. I’m not sure why. I don’t but I did start it thinking that. I’m about halfway through now and I’m really enjoying this one so much. I am going to back and add the rest of the series to my list. It’s definitely the type of book to get you into the Christmas season. (And I’m pretty much a capital G Grinch about Christmas before Thanksgiving!) I’m really looking forward to finishing up Snowfall on Haven Point by Raeanne Thayne.

You by Caroline Kepnes
So I didn’t get to any of my other choices last week so this one is still a contender for this week.

The Headless Ghost by R.L. Stine
This also means I’m a week behind for the Goosebumps along but I don’t think it’ll be too hard to get caught up. These are pretty easy reads!

What are you reading this week?



6 Responses to “The Sunday Post {10/16/16}”

  1. Michelle

    I firmly believe that jobs should give mental health days. Like once a month. I really think we could all use one. I am so sorry you had a bad week and stinks about the car. They always make things so inconvenient when it shouldn’t be that difficult.
    I hope this week is filled with good books and awesome days!
    Have a great week, Stephanie! Happy Reading!

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    • Stephanie

      Thankfully my employer gives us “e-time” which means I get 20 days a year and I can use them however I need to whether it’s vacation, sick time, or mental health days. I failed to mention that the car was easily repaired. We had an appointment for the next morning already scheduled the car just didn’t make it that long. It also wasn’t an expensive repair. It just made for a late night on Monday. Thank you for the good wishes! I’m hoping I can keep my attitude on track as that really helps!

  2. Berls

    πŸ™ I’m sorry work was so stressful! You’re right though, you have to just let go and accept that if they want to be ignorant it’s their financial loss. I get that it’s so hard to do though. Especially because you want your employer to be successful. Nothing like worrying about the longevity of your job because their financial idiots! Glad you took an after for yourself! Sometimes that’d just what we have to do! Hugs!

    • Stephanie

      It’s the only thing I can do right now. I can’t keep worrying about stuff no one else wants to think about. I’m sure in a few months we’ll be doing exactly what I’ve already indicated needs to be done. I’ll savor my victory then. πŸ˜‰

      I also have another afternoon off this coming Friday so I can prep for Dewey’s! Woot! Woot!

  3. Greg

    Sorry to hear about the rough week! Car troubles are the worst especially when the ins company isn’t much help! And work- yeah sometimes you just have to get through the day and come home to what’s important. It’s too bad so many companies have to be like that, with short staffing and all the rest.

    Nice review of Girl on the Train, I wasn’t really crazy about the book either. I also had a hard time with the characters. Just didn’t like any of them very much lol.

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    • Stephanie

      They totally are the worst. We had a repair appointment already scheduled for the next morning so it was quick but Monday night was pretty inconvenient. I jokingly say that I prostitute myself out for 8 hours a day to an office. I don’t want to be there but unfortunately need the money! πŸ˜‰

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