Wednesday Weekly Wrap Up {11/18/20}

Posted November 18th, 2020 by in Wednesday Weekly Wrap Up / 6 comments

The Wednesday Weekly Wrap Up is a way for me to share what’s been happening in my life through the week. It will be mostly book related but may include some stuff going on in my real life. It was inspired by Caffeinated Reviewer’s The Sunday Post.



DH was off work to day in honor of Veteran’s day and I worked remotely (this is pretty much everyday now). It was nice having him home. He made me breakfast because he’s such a sweetie. I’m really trying to push through The Family Tree. It’s a lot drier than I anticipated. I’ve decided to switch to reading a chapter a day just so I can read something else. Otherwise I’ll be stuck on this book forever.

I dabbled in candle making for the first time tonight. Not sure if it’s the kit I bought, my complete lack of experience, or both but they didn’t turn out too bad. My first candle is tunneling but I’m going to take my time and really try to do this right. I’m going to test the second candle on Monday. Our dryer also started making an incredibly awful screeching noise today but my very capable DH was able to diagnose the issue and get a part ordered.


Foot MaskLast night I did one of those baby soft foot peels. My heels have become super dry so I figured it was time. I’m hoping by the weekend to see some progress on them. I’m already trying to find ways to keep myself entertained on a daily basis. I’ve been trying some new to me crafts and I’m hoping to find something that sticks. I’m hoping that finding a variety of entertainment sources I’ll be able to keep depression at bay. If we thought COIVD spring/summer was tough….winter is going to be so hard.

In blogging news I finished catching up all of my review notes today! I was on a roll and I really just wanted to get them done. Now I just need to get them all scheduled. I read my chapter of The Family Tree. I also decided I wanted to wrap up the Sidney Chambers book I started in August and started another story from that. I’m hoping to have it finished by the weekend.


Today was a bit frustrating. My boss and I kept having misunderstandings and everything I touched seemed to require far more work than should have been necessary. I had a Pampered Chef party last week and we got that closed today.

Not much else really happened today. I firmly believe in no big events/news is more than okay. Today I started processing more of my physical collection through my cataloging process. I read my chapter of The Family Tree and I finished another story from Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. Once I had my reading goals done for the day I read the book Chain Letter by Ann M. Martin. It was a fun and very short read!


Today was super relaxing DH didn’t get home until almost 3 so we ran out to Fareway to grab stuff for Sunday. We’re making homemade Fehttuchini Alfredo for Sunday dinner. I also needed a few pounds of hamburger to make beef jerky.

In bookish news I read some more today and it feels good to be back in the habit of reading daily. I read my chapter of The Family Tree, finished Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, and read a cute little book called Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book. It wasn’t quite what I expected but I still loved it!


We had another laid back day today. We did Sunday breakfast and tried out our new cast iron skillets. They said they were seasoned but….the corn beef hash and the potatoes stuck in a big way to the bottoms. I’m going to just try seasoning them myself. We went to pick up our grocery order and they claimed to have 4 things unavailable and didn’t bother trying to substitute. So we masked up and went in. Two of the items were right there on the shelf. Two other items could have easily been substituted. I do look forward to doing my own grocery shopping again!

Today I took my review notes and put them into posts. Now all I have left to do is add book info, bulk up my notes, and proofread. Then they’ll be ready for scheduling! I didn’t read much today but I feel like I got a lot accomplished!


I scheduled three, yes three reviews before work this morning. I love feeling so productive! I also read half of The 20th Victim largely due to audiobooks. I’m going to try from now on to listen to audiobooks when I’m working. We’ll see how that goes!

We got the part for our dryer today and once DH got home and fed we trooped downstairs to fix it. Turned out to be a pretty small job. I love that the is so handy with things around the house. Saved us probably $120.


I got the rest of my Pampered Chef order today and I’m so excited about my new RockCrock! I actually used it tonight to make my stroganoff. I also used my ceramic egg cooker to make a poached egg. I got the idea from Berls. I’ll definitely be doing that again!! Other than that it was a pretty quiet day. Work was productive and I actually made dinner.

I got in my chapter of The Family Tree (only 7 more chapters to go!) AND I finished The 20th Victim. I’m scheduling this on Tuesday night and I might even work in a few chapters of my next BSC read. I’m also going to get my notes done for The 20th Victim!

Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 56 pages


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 8 pages
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie – 39 pages
  • Total Pages: 47 pages


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 21 pages
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie – 75 pages
  • Total Pages: 96 pages


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 11 pages
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie – 57 pages
  • Everything I Needed to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow – 96 pages
  • Total Pages: 164 pages


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 12 pages
  • The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson – 19 pages
  • Total Pages: 31 pages


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 15 pages
  • The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson – 184 pages
  • Total Pages: 199 pages


  • The Family Tree by Karen Branan – 8 pages
  • The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson – 195 pages
  • Total Pages: 203 pages

Finished This Week

How is your week shaping up? What exciting things are you reading?!



6 Responses to “Wednesday Weekly Wrap Up {11/18/20}”

    • Stephanie

      Thanks!! Actually Sundays don’t really work for me so I wasn’t getting my posts up. I talked to Kim and told her I’d attribute my inspiration to her and asked if it was okay to link up to her Sunday Post. She was fine with it. ?

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Hooray for getting caught up on all your reviews! I can only dream of such a thing. LOL
    So annoying when easy grocery substitutions don’t get made. I’m sure the grocery workers are swamped with orders but some of the substitutions seem so easy/obvious. Hope you’ve had a great reading week!

    • Stephanie

      Well I’m back down 3 reviews. Lol! I just need to be a little more focused. I’m sure they were pretty stressed out but it was the marshmallows being exactly where they were supposed to be that got me. I’ve accepted it’s a busy time of year and that the service is DEFINITELY being utilized way more now than it was a year ago.

      It was a pretty great reading week! I hope yours is a great one too!

  2. Samantha

    Ok, I am in love with the info graphics from Bookly!! How cute! And I agree-nothing happening is the best case scenario now a days!

    • Stephanie

      Aren’t they great?! I didn’t use it this week because I was being lazy but they are super handy when I’m doing wrap ups and such.

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