The Sunday Post {8/28/22}

Posted August 28th, 2022 by in The Sunday Post / 6 comments

The Sunday Post

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

Sunday:

Oh my goodness today was a good day. For the first time in quite a long while I do not have the Sunday evening blues. Today was productive and well rounded. I took my first test for Intermediate Accounting II and came out with an Exemplary score.The adrenaline must have been raging pretty hard because I was shaking after the test. I don’t understand why though because I was pretty confident going into it. It had an Excel portion to it where I created Income Statements and figured impairment on intangible assets. I really enjoyed it. lol.

I spent the rest of the day catching up on household things. I got some written correspondence done, prepped a book to mail out for Paperbackswap, balanced accounts, paid bills, did some blog hopping for The Sunday Post, wrote a review, scheduled that review, created the shell for the review for my current read, did my laundry, gave my kitchen some attention, cleaned the bird cage and restocked their food, water, and treats, took out our trash and recycle, did a grocery pick up at Aldi and Walmart, and spent some good time reading. It’s just now coming up to 9 PM and we’re heading to bed. I’ll read for a bit before I go to sleep.

Monday:

Today was a pretty boring Monday. School starts in my town tomorrow and I am dreading the school traffic on my 5 minute commute to work. lol I know, such a commute but the number of people in this small town who don’t know how to proceed at a four way stop is astonishing. And agitating and I can already feel my complaints bubbling to the surface again. Summer was SO peaceful dang it!

I think I’ve found a good balance, for the moment anyway. I’m proud of myself. I did a few things tonight that will help me tomorrow morning. Instead of hyper focusing on school, I did something good for me. I made my cold brew coffee for the morning and baked Black Forest baked oats for breakfast the rest of the week! I’ll report tomorrow and let you know how they were. Oh! Oh! And I made homemade mayo for the first time ever and I don’t know if I can go back. I’m sure I’ll improve as I make it more often but seriously so good! It was intimidating at first but I got there.

Today’s lessons were all about depreciation (again) and the many forms of depreciation. I can tell I’m in the right career path because I actually enjoyed my lessons and was pretty excited when I understood the concepts. I think the course gets a little thorny when it comes to stockholders’ equity. Now it’s time for me to shuffle off and put my kitchen in order and then head to bed and reading for a little bit.

Tuesday to Saturday:

What a rest of the week! I didn’t have time to come in and update daily. I forgot all about balance and went full tilt back at school Tuesday to Thursday. I settled back down again on Friday and big shocker, that’s when I became less stressed. I’ve already set a pretty grueling pace so trying to ramp that up any further is a recipe for disaster.

I had a really tough time with bonds/notes payable and discount/premium amortization schedules/calculations. I’m going to see if I can’t find a recorded cohort because I’d really like to make that stick. Even if it isn’t a big part of my test. It bugs me that I’m not grasping it. It feels more like I’m messing with the numbers until I get the right answer but it doesn’t stick.

The Black Forest Baked Oats were good but not very photogenic. I find I prefer the Nutella oats much better. Tuesday I was up .6 but considering the week I had with food choices, I’ll take it. Wednesday’s Engage meeting was a little dry. We had pizza and that was okay but it was in a small convention center and the A/C was off. It was hot and uncomfortable and we did a behind the scenes tour which required a lot of walking and stairs with little air movement.

On Saturday we went to a bigger city to get an oil change on the new car. It was free since we got the car there. That was a pleasant surprise. Then we ended up at the mall. I spent at least a blissful hour or two at Barnes & Noble stalking the shelves and trying to figure out what I wanted to take home with me. I know I have the right partner when he didn’t bat an eye at my stack or total. I told him I was only leaving with one. He laughed. I tried. For about 5 minutes. You’ll see the stack in my book haul. I have no regrets honestly.



Signal Moon by Kate Quinn22 Seconds by James Patterson



The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow



  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  • One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid*
  • After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid*
  • Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides*
  • The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney*
  • Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score*
  • Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren*
  • The Paper Girls of Paris by Jordan Taylor*
  • Iron Widow by Xirzan Jay Zhao
  • We Are the Baby-Sitters Club

*I blame TikTok


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


Stephanie

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6 Responses to “The Sunday Post {8/28/22}”

  1. Jenni Elyse

    Good job on your test! I’m sorry Tuesday through Saturday was stressful and hard, though. I started school this week too and it was crazy busy. I hope you get the hand of things and it’s not so stressful this week.

  2. Lover of Romance

    It looks like you had such a solid week there. I am glad that you enjoyed that James Patterson, he also writes the type of stories that makes his readers think. I hope you have a great week though. Congrats on your accounting scores!

  3. Jinjer

    What an energy-packed, upbeat blog post! I was hoping your enthusiasm and excitement would motivate me to get my lazy butt out of bed, but alas, it did not.

    I hope this week is another great one for you!!!!

    That accounting and whatever course sounds really cool and interesting! It’s so exciting when one grasps the concept of something.

    Free oil change is also very exciting!

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