Weekly Recap | Sep 21-27, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

In Case You Missed It

Here’s all the stuff that we posted this week.

Kelley also teamed up with Kayla at The Thousand Lives so compare their Saturated Colors for The Archived by Victoria Schwab!

Our Lives This Week

Well, this week has been… interesting? I feel like I don’t know what I feel. (And yes, I know that makes no sense.) I’m happy my dissertation is handed in, but I’m also incredibly anxious. I now have four months to try and convince a publishing company to sponsor me for a work visa. It’s not an impossible task, but a very difficult one and I can’t help but feel slightly helpless already. Fail! I do have a work placement scheduled for this upcoming week back with the Orion Publicity department though, so that’s good.

Apart from that, the only fun thing to report is that while you’re reading this I will be with Dave’s family on a mini-weekend holiday! We’re heading down to the coast to a little place called Swanage, which is supposed to be quite beautiful. Dave and his dad are going to do some fishing, and I might try my hand at crabbing again (which I really enjoyed when Dave and I were at Westgate-on-Sea). We’re also going to swing by Corfe Castle which should be good fun. I love me some castles! So yes, hopefully I can forget about all my anxieties and allow myself to have a good time this weekend!

Welp, it was my birthday on Wednesday and that pretty much eclipsed everything else in my life this week. As soon as I walked into my office, I was greeted by a beautiful spread of homemade sugar cookies and vanilla bean cupcakes (my two favorite treats). My co-workers are seriously so freaking good to me. Then at lunchtime Asti surprised me with that heartfelt birthday post, and I was pretty much glowing for the rest of the WEEK!

Asti also sent me a surprise birthday gift, which was an AMAZING spellbook keepsake box I’ve been wishing for! My husband and I visited our ducky friends, and we also found a new park that was just swarming with Muscovy ducks!! We had so much fun visiting them, even though we weren’t allowed to feed them.

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And in the Cat Saga this week: Sarsparilla — or Lil Squeaks, as I’ve started calling him — has remained vigilant in his quest for snacks. He’s brought two friends along, one of which is rather skittish and hard to get the food bowl to before that darn piglet (Squeaks) hogs it. We call this one Sourpuss. Then there’s the pregnant kitty who’s been coming around too, and my husband has been making sure she gets food. I expect we’ll be seeing kittens around soon enough. O_O

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