Sarah Sunday!


Good morning and happy Sunday πŸ™‚

Holy frick, you guysΒ – I know that I was complaining about being busy before, but I feel like lately it’s been EVEN busier. I’m now doing 10 to 12 hour-long days at work, and it just leaves pretty much no time for anything else. And I haven’t had downtime at work in weeks. BUT I really like the stuff that I’m learning how to do at work, so at least I’m not miserable at work. I’m just exhausted whenΒ I get home. So, once again – sorry for not being around. I have posts in my Bloglovin reader that are like 2 weeks old, and I’m slowly going through and reading posts. I’ll probably be apologizing for this on a weekly basis, until we get a temp to replace meΒ at work and train him/her.

But ANYWAYS, let’s bullet-point a few things:

  • I learned how to do my first Excel formula this week. I realize this probably isn’t very cool or exciting, but I’m a nerd and I love making spreadsheets and learning different ways to use them.
  • I’m disappointed in the newest (fifth)Β season of Cougar Town so far. Really, the two first seasons were the best and funniest – once the seasons got cut from like 25 episodes to 15, things were rushed, and there’s not as much continuity (seriously, some guest characters just disappeared without it ever really being explained), and the characters have become caricatures of themselves, in a weird way. And I LOATHE the Travis-Laurie storyline and hope that ends.Β I still love it and will watch all the new episodes they ever make, but yeah. Disappointing.
  • I drank a LOT of wine this weekend. It was game night on Friday (and drinking was probably a poor choice, because I had been up since 5:30 and drinking makes me sleepy so I was definitely trying to doze whenever it wasn’t my turn), and then my friend came over yesterday to watch some Cougar Town and OBVIOUSLY that called for wine.
  • I went to my sister’s Birthday /Β Premier Designs party on Thursday (Happy Birthday again sis!) and I said the saddest. thing. ever. Someone asked me what I was currently reading and I said “nothing”. I finished a book on Monday or Tuesday and then it just wasn’t worth starting anything else because things were so hectic and I just didn’t have the focus.
  • I got my first big overtime check this week, and a large chunk of that went to buying books… I ordered Saga Vol. 2, Chew Vol. 3, and Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories from Amazon and those should be here on Tuesday. And then I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and bought The Martian by Andy Weir, Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb, and Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell. I’m a big believer in treating yourself for working a lot.

And that kind of brings me to my main exciting thing – I only have to work 3 days this week because then it’s my birthday and I took time off so I’ll have a 4-day weekend! And I know exactly what I want to do on my birthday – I want to read all day.

So, if you’re around on Thursday and feel like reading, you can totally join me in my birthday readathon. It’s not a formal thing – I might not even do a blog post, because let’s face it – I’m lazy. But I WILL be reading and eating snacks and tweeting and Instagramming with the hashtag of #bdayreadathon, so feel free to jump in at any time.

And now I’m going to do laundry and jump into The Martian, which I hope it as awesome as I’ve been hearing so that it sucks me in and I end up reading the whole damn thing today. Hope everyone’s having a good weekend!




  1. Yay for overtime checks to spend on books!
    My birthday is coming up too – it’s next Saturday. I wish I could join in your birthday readathon but I sadly have parents evening at work on Thurs, which means I’ll be working a 13 hour day 😦


  2. Ick, sorry to hear about all the stress but yay for overtime checks and buying books! I’m glad you’re starting The Martian soon because I want to hear how it is! πŸ˜€ I took 5 days off for my birthday and it was great so I hope you enjoy your extended birthday days off! Also, I love that picture of you and Gabby. It’s so adorable!


  3. Happy Birthday! Your birthday is my wedding anniversary (19). We will be working on that day but going to Las Vegas for the weekend. I am already trying to plan the perfect book to read on the airplane. Have a great day off and read your head off, ‘kay?


  4. HELLS yeah a birthday readathon! That’s the awesomest way to spend a birthday I can think of πŸ™‚ I’m sure I’ll read at some point on Thursday, and I’ll wave at you on twitter and stuff!



  5. Happy early birthday! And hooray for new books! I’m so jealous you get to read The Martian for the first time! Yes, it’s THAT good! Hope you love it lots! πŸ™‚


  6. I’m so excited for your Thursday! πŸ˜€ I might join in at some point, though I have work day, but that’s not the whole day.

    I’m glad you’ll be reading The Martian because I want to, too, but so far *something* has been keeping me a bit wary. So I will be looking forward to see what you think of it.


  7. Happy early birthday! Sorry that the work hours are long, but hooray for overtime checks! And I’m geeking out with you – Excel gets cooler and cooler, the more formulas you learn and realize all that the program is capable of doing. My friend coded a GAME via Excel.


  8. That’s great that you’re at least loving what you’re doing, despite being super busy! And I liked the Trevor-Laurie thing BEFORE they were Trevor & Laurie. You’re so right – the first two seasons were the best.

    Yay for your birthday! I’m still debating what to get for myself from my husband and baby for my birthday … since I’ve only bought 3 books this year, I might have to get a few more. πŸ™‚

    Happy early birthday!


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