I have so much to tell you all since last week. It was so busy and so much happened, but first I will start with the results of my week of Bout of Books.
According to my goals, I had hoped to read a total of three books and listen to at least ten hours of my audiobook. Here is what I actually did get accomplished for each day . . .
Monday: 22 pages
Tuesday: 0 pages
Wednesday: 141 pages
Thursday: 80 pages
Friday: 66 pages
Saturday: 40 pages
Sunday: 328 pages
That leaves me with a total of 677 pages read. I was able to finish Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness and almost finished The Book of Life also by Harkness in time (though I did finish it this morning). Unfortunately, I was not able to listen to one minute of my audiobook. My original audiobook had expired and I was unable to renew it. I then tried to check out a new one, but have had issues all week with getting the book loaded. I'm really hoping to figure this one out soon because I have really missed my audiobooks!
Overall, I am going to count this a success, especially once you hear how the rest of the week went!
So, what is this big news that I keep referring to? Well, this past week, I interviewed for a job. Initially, I did not intend to begin searching for a new job until my kids were settled into school for the year, but an opportunity arose that I could not pass up. Less than 24 hours after completing my 4-hour interview, I received an offer for the job . . . and I accepted it! I think it is going to be an interesting transition heading back into the world of work after taking this last year off, but I am super excited about the opportunity. The even better part is that I will not be starting my job for a couple of weeks, so that I can still ensure that my kids get settled into their new school.
That's not the only thing from this last week either! I also finally was able to replace the car that was totaled earlier this month (and I love my new replacement!). And, I participated in an all day photography workshop on Saturday, even despite the drizzly rain that would not go away. I am feeling so lucky after all the events of this last week and am so thankful for my opportunities!
What does this mean for the blog? Well, hopefully, nothing! I will be working extra hard in the next couple of weeks to get caught up on the stack of reviews I need to write and plan to schedule as far in advance as possible to help with easing into the new schedule. I really have no intention of going anywhere on a permanent basis, but we will see how well I can transition back into being a working mom with a crazy schedule!
Now, it's your turn . . . Did you participate in Bout of Books? How did you do? Any other exciting news in your neck of the woods?