Sunday, December 18, 2016

AVR Weekly News ~ 174th Edition

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--- AVR News Update ---
Hello and Happy Sunday!
I will not be posting next Sunday since it's Christmas, so I just want to wish everyone...
I love Christmas lights. :)

On the Home Front: A better week (sort of), but I'm still doggy paddling like crazy and not making much progress. Did I mention I had to take Trip to the ER last Saturday? Don't worry, he's fine and the puncture in his leg is healing quite nicely. I really hope 2017 is a better year because I'm so over 2016.

In other news, I'm nearly done Christmas shopping. Just waiting for some stuff to arrive from Amazon. I need to get a few small things locally and I'll do that tomorrow after the boys go to school, but then I'm finished except for the wrapping. Have I mentioned how much I hate shopping? And wrapping? Gah! But I do enjoy watching their faces on Christmas morning, so it's worth it.

Touching Nature: The temps have been up and down like a woman saving a horse and riding a cowboy at full gallop. We've been as high as 65º and as low as 19º this week. Wtf?! In other news, I did the last battle of Leafageddon and was victorious. Though my trusty sidekick, Leaf Blower, is in serious need of attention. He's very sluggish. Dr. Hubby will fix him.

Book News: Not much to tell here. I've nearly finished a book I started back in Sept. So...progress, right? I also lowered my Goodreads yearly goal one last time. I figured there was no way I'd make 200 since I was at 176, so I dropped it to 175. There. *dusts off hands* Now I don't have to worry about it. Cheating? I call it creative management. Hey, if the gubermint can do it then so can I. At least I'm not wasting taxpayer money.

With luck I'll be back to commenting and visiting soon. Right now, it's just too much. I know I've been a shitty blogging friend, but I wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your visits, comments and support. I also know I've been vague about what's been going on, but I'm not ready to share and I may never do so since it concerns my family. Thank you everyone.

Don't Touch That Dial!: Not nearly as much Netflixing this past week since we've been a tad busy. Also, no Christmas movies have been watched. The horror!! We will remedy that this week. Hopefully. At the very least we need to watch Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Elf, Rudolph, and It's a Wonderful Life. Plus, no Christmas is complete without watching A Christmas Story on either Christmas Eve or Day.

At the Flicks: We will be seeing Rogue One on Friday. Woot! We wanted to see it sooner, but the schedule isn't permitting. So...we wait.

Cyberspace Playground: Nada

Randomness: Cutie Kyleigh finally warmed up to Santa since Uncle Trip was there to protect her. This is the first time she didn't freak out and she actually sat on his lap! :) BB Boone has no problems with the jolly man. Santa is at hubby's workplace every year and we've been taking all 6 kids since 1997 (they get a goodie bag and a present) until they reached the cut off age which seems to be getting younger every year. It used to be 16 then it was 12 (Kyle made that cut off) and now it's 10. So, except for 2013 (when Kyle was 13 and right before Kyleigh was born) we've been there every year. :)

And then Santa asked Trip what he wanted for Christmas. LOLOL

Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom: When times are tough make a list of five things (or more if you want) everyday that you're grateful for or maybe just something that made you smile, laugh, or think. And to help you get started, I'll give you the first item on your list: You woke up.

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.
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  1. You shouldn't feel obligated to talk about private stuff if you don't want to say anything. Some people are comfortable telling everyone what is going on in their life but I don't need to know private stuff to enjoy following your blog! Real life gets in the way of the fun stuff all the time so don't sweat on it. Look after you first and everything else can come later. Have a great Christmas!

  2. I hope what your dealing with passes and everything works out like you hoped. Christmas is a busy time and I got most of the shopping done. I just need a couple small things for my girls stockings. I hate gift wrapping too so I use gift bags if I can (and then save them for next year lol). I love the pictures with Santa and I hope you have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  3. Glad you got your shopping done! Shopping an be such a hassle! And your kids look so cute hanging out with Santa! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. Yay! It's always exciting to get any type of shopping done. And you don't need to talk about anything you don't want to. That's the nice thing about the internet, sometimes it's nice to not talk about things, and sometimes it is. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

  5. At the beginning of the year I was like oh I am going to do 200 and then I got nervous and put it down to 185 a long time ago and yay, I got that so I am excited...I like your management of your challenge because we can't have that little Goodreads thing laughing at :)

    Merry Christmas!!

  6. I hate shopping too, even for myself. It just wears on me. I hate wrapping even more. I never give a wrapped gift anymore - everything is in gift bags. That's how terrible I am at wrapping. I believe in your creative management style! I think I did that a few years ago, and since then I've always set my goal at 52 books. One book a week is still impressive. Don't worry about telling us - or not telling us - something. You don't have to, that's the beauty of this relationship!