Sarah Sunday!




I am tired today, you guys. That’s what happens when you stay up until 2:30 in the morning binge-watching Jericho with your boyfriend, and then get up at 6:30 to go to the gym/clean/grocery shop all before coming to work for a 13+ hour shift. Woo hoo. But I AM liking Jericho – I’m really late to the party since it’s been cancelled for a long while now, but it’s on Netflix and it’s kind of addictive.

Anyways, blur of a week, as usual. Worked a bunch, didn’t get to read or go online enough, visited my dad, etc. Fun story – it’s like a 45 minute drive to visit my dad and I’ve been there at least 8 times in the last year, but yesterday when my sister was driving and I was navigating, we somehow missed the turn. By 18 miles. We were chatting until I was like “Hmmm we should be there by now…” and brought up the GPS on my phone and realized we needed to do a u-turn. My punishment was having to watch Devil Baby for a couple hours so my sis could go to the gym. Oops.

Visiting with my dad didn’t go great, mainly because we’re trying to come to some sort of agreement with my grandma’s will and it’s all very complicated, and I’m at the point where I want to just step away from it all. I told our lawyer this week that I want nothing to do with any of it, I don’t want anything, and I don’t want to be involved. It’s not like my family’s squabbling over a fortune – it’s basically deciding when/if a house gets sold and how it’s split when it does, and it’s really not worth the stress. I couldn’t care less what happens with the house or any money from it, and I don’t want the responsibility of selling it (which, as the oldest grandchild, that would fall to me). BLAH. Of course, the lawyer is currently telling me to just wait and see how the current negotiations play out, but I’m pretty decided. SO yeah. That was my main stress of the week, but now that I’ve made the decision to cut myself out of the picture, I’m feeling pretty okay about it. And this is probably just TMI, so I’m gonna stop now.

Book stuff! I finished The Corrections already, and I’m so happy to be done with it. I finished Red Seas Under Red Skies (that second Locke Lamora book I won’t stop talking about) and MAN it was soooo good. The third book, The Republic of Thieves, is out now in hardcover and I should be getting my copy from B&N early this week. I can’t wait to start it. I also read Amped by Daniel H. Wilson, which was underwhelming. Aaaand now I’m reading Horns by Joe Hill, and still making my way through The Woman in White.

I’m behind in writing posts and I haven’t even looked at Bloglovin since Friday (because THINGS), so I’m going to spend more of my shift today doing that. How’s your weekend going?





  1. I kinda want to read Horns too – how are you liking it so far?

    Maan, I symphatise with the will situation. I had bought (with loan that we were still paying) an apartment with my ex, and when we broke up, I just handed it over to him because any kind of thought of having some petty fights over material things at some point felt just the most exhausting thing in the world. I know that I will never get rich because I always value the state of my nerves and mental system more than money. It would be different maybe if I had kids and I had to think of their material well being but as long as it’s just me I am responsible for, well, no. Can’t be bothered. So I totally get you there.

    Gabby ❤


  2. Oh, that does sound tiring. *hugs*

    I really liked <i<Jericho, too, although I don’t even remember if I watched all of it, I think I missed some episodes at the beginning and then it got cancelled.

    Uh, inheritance matters can be awful and what you would get usually not worth the trouble. I sympathise. I think sometimes stepping away from it is best for one’s sanity and family relationships.

    I hope you get some rest soon.

    Aww, and Gabby seems to be getting cuter and cuter, 🙂


  3. Is that delicious burrito? Gah, I’m hungry.

    No wonder you were tired. I don’t think I could do that total lack of sleep thing anymore without seriously damaging myself 😉 Even when the readathon comes around I make sure that I can be a total zombie the next day!

    So sorry about the family stuff. Ugh. There’s not much more to say..just ugh. I hope the situation is resolved SOON.


  4. I love that you’re reading spooky reads right now! I keep seeing Horns in the bookstore for really cheap, but never buy it … I had a so-so experience with a different Joe Hill book, but might have to get this one from the library!

    Have a good week!


  5. I’ve never been involved in any sort of inheritance… I’m not looking forward to dealing with that sort of thing as I get older.

    On a more amusing note…

    My husband and I live in Dubuque, IA, which is right on the Mississippi River. My mom and my MIL, both of whom live about three hours away in the Chicago suburbs, once drove out here together for an overnight visit. When they left, they were apparently driving for about twenty minutes before they realized that, hmm, they probably should have crossed a river by now. Yeah… they’d turned the wrong way on the main road through town and just started heading farther into Iowa.


  6. I saw your Jericho comment and wanted to let you know that CBS and Netflix are in talks about bringing back the show. Fans are encouraged to write or e-mail: Mr. Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, 100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032,

    In the meantime, the Jericho story continues in the Season 3 and 4 graphic novels. The Season 3 novel is back in print:
    the Season 4 novel will be released by the end-of-the-year and can be pre-ordered:


  7. My friend Darcy and I binge-watched Jericho a couple of years ago. I’m so glad fans revived it enough to give it a second season (if you have watched the finale of the first season, you’ll see why ending there would have been exasperating). They end it at a better point in Season 2, though still unresolved. Anyway, my friend at first got a kick from there being a character named Darcy in the show until we found we didn’t like that character and we started calling her BoringDarcy. Anyway, BoringDarcy’s husband Robert Hawkins was my favorite character. It was definitely an engrossing show if ridiculous in certain plot points.


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