WEEKLY UPDATES: A SLOW WEEK…

Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Post for weekly updates.

Mailbox Monday is hosted at the home site: Mailbox Monday.

And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.

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Here we are, halfway through January, and I am already stressing about tax time!  My accountant is always hard to reach in early January, but eventually she will call back in response to my message.  So I won’t worry.

Meanwhile, I only read two books this week, and I started a third one that I had to DNF.  I hate when that happens!  So now I have pulled out a Kindle book that has been resting on my device since 2017…which is now my current read.

No outings this week, although a friend called on Wednesday to say she was “on her way.”  Unfortunately, I was still in my PJs, having decided to be lazy…so we will postpone it until next week.  I hadn’t even realized we had scheduled the outing!  That’s how lazy I was.

I have been doing a bit of viewing:  old movies, some of which I had never seen, like Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (with Christine Lahti); and My Salinger Year, based on a book I had read.  Of course, I watched another episode of And Just Like That.

I have been struggling with back pain all week…and it is really annoying!  Nothing seems to work.

Is it my desk chair?  Perhaps I need to consider that.  Too much computer time?

Now…let’s take a closer look at my week.

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Tuesday Excerpts:  “Reckless Girls”

WWW Reading…

Bookish Friday:  “Find Me”

Saturday Sparks

Review:  Lucy, by Ellen Feldman

ratings worms 4-cropped

Review:  The Forever Girl, by Jill Shalvis

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INCOMING BOOKS:

Find Me, by Alastair Burke

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Apparently There Were Complaints, by Sharon Gless

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CURRENTLY READING:

Same Beach, Next Year, by Dorothea Benton Frank

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?

another 2022

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64 thoughts on “WEEKLY UPDATES: A SLOW WEEK…

    1. Thanks, Emma, I only have a shower in this apartment! But I sometimes use a heating pad while in my chair. But if I stay on it too long, it seems worse! Yikes!

      I hadn’t noticed how many old books I had until I started participating in the Backlog Book meme.

      Enjoy your week.

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  1. How about thinking of your week as “leisurely” rather than “slow”? At least your friend called to say she was on her way. We hired some cleaners to do a one-off clean before Christmas and they turned up at 8am, two hours earlier than expected, so I was still in my pyjamas!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, and yes, “leisurely” does sound better! My PJs are actually a T-shirt and jogging pants…(and no, I don’t actually jog!) so they could masquerade as clothes…LOL. But I wouldn’t actually go out in them!

      I now alternate days between PJs and clothes for outings. I like the relaxation of not being “dressed up.”

      Enjoy your week.

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  2. It is nice to be casual and relaxed at home. Ah back pain is no fun. I use a hot water bottle at times but I see you have a heat pad. The right kind of stretch might help too. Hope Dorothea Benton Frank has been keeping you entertained.

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    1. Thanks, Greg, I would like an outing that involves furniture shopping! I need some pieces to add to my space, and I’m tired of having to have items shipped that then have to be assembled.

      Plus, I am no longer able to assemble things myself! LOL.

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    1. Thanks, Sophie, I thought I had solved the back problem by moving between different places, like the desk chair or the couch. But then by night, it was worse! This morning I got up and did a lot of stretches and other exercises, and so far so good. Perhaps I can do that periodically!

      I should also go outside and walk around the grounds. But it’s always a bit wet, sigh.

      Enjoy your week!

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  3. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    We have been given extensions on the deadlines for tax filing for the past two years in India. And I just finished filing for 2020, if you can believe it. So I am assuming that we will have to be getting one this year too. It is all very confusing currently. I am glad you had lazy days, and hope you will get back to the track, soon. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Gayathri, I do hope to move beyond tax season quickly! The hardest thing last year was not being able to go in person to the accountant. But we faxed information back and forth. Perhaps we can do that again.

      I hope yours works out.

      Have a great week!

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  4. I can’t EVEN believe it’s tax time already. I used to look forward to it back in the day when I got a couple thousand dollars back every year, but then I was laid off and took a job that paid half as much so now it’s hardly worth my time to drag myself down to H & R Block. lol But I guess I will just be grateful that I get money back and don’t have to pay.

    Sorry about your back pain. I hope you figure out the source of what’s causing it.

    My Salinger Year movie is on my TBW list! Was the movie any good?

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    1. Thanks, Jinjer, I really enjoyed the book My Salinger Year, and the movie was good, too, with Margaret Qualle starring (Andie MacDowell’s daughter).

      This morning I did more stretches and leg exercises…and I think I’ll have to go for some walks outside, too. Much as I dread doing that when it’s cold!

      I never get money back! If I do, it’s just enough to pay what I owe to IRS! A state tax refund just large enough to take care of it. I used to get a sizable amount back, but never as much as some people get. LOL

      Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks, AJ, switching does help a bit. I did that yesterday, but then when I sat too long at my computer, I stiffened up again! I guess I’ll have to do regular moving around!

      This morning I did more stretches and exercises…I’ll have to do that periodically throughout the day, and that might help. Or turning young again, LOL.

      Enjoy your week!

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  5. I hope the back pain is as simple as changing where you blog, etc.
    I watch a movie on Prime last wee. Blythe Danner – I liked it even though it seemed to wrap up too quickly. I’ll See You In My Dreams.

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  6. I’m glad you had some good reading this week. I wanted to have a pj day but just couldn’t do it until today. Because every day when I walk Lulu I can’t really go out in Pjs. But today it’s snowish freezing rain and I can barely get her out to go potty, so no walking will happen. So I am in PJ pants! I had lots of problems with my back last year about this time because I was not getting enough movement. I’m better now but still do the PT exercises twice daily. Just get up and move around every hour or so.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  7. I am sorry to hear you have been suffering with back pain, but I am little jealous about all that pyjama and film time. My week was another busy, cold blur until the weekend! Take care, happy reading and I hope you find out the cause of your back pain. 🙂

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  8. Back pain is so annoying! I have had left leg aches because of the winter cold and staying indoors too much. Plus sitting, of course. I had 8 weeks of PT recently to deal with spinal and knee problems so have exercises to do every day. If I miss a day, I can feel it.

    Hope you feel better and keep on enjoying those PJ and movie days!

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    1. Thanks, Harvee, I think spending some additional time with PT might help, too. It has been a while since I had any. I will keep repeating some of those exercises, though, and I probably need to do them more often!

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  9. Literary Feline

    Tax documents are starting to come in and so I imagine we will be doing ours soon. I hope your back is feeling better soon. Mine has been giving me trouble too as of late. I was thinking it might be my desk chair–and not getting up enough to stretch while I’m working. I hope you have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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  10. My sister is a CPA so I am lucky when it comes to tax times since I just hand everything over to her every year. I am sorry to hear that you have been having some back pain. I hope you get some relief very quickly. Have a great week!

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  11. Sorry to hear about the back pain! I get that now and then and it is horrible! I wish you could give some of your tax worry to my husband. He doesn’t even start thinking about them until April 13th (at the earliest!)

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    1. Thanks, Melinda, too bad you live so far away! LOL

      My second son could probably do my taxes in a few minutes, as he majored in business and has owned a few businesses. But he lives in Vegas now!

      My current accountant has done my taxes since 2010, and I have been satisfied. The Pandemic ruined so many things, like being able to connect with businesses. Hopefully we’ll work it out.

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  12. My week was hectic getting ready for our “soft opening”(on line) opening of the spring semester at my university. I barely left the house once and often asked my Better Half to do my errands for me as I worked on adapting my syllabus and course content. It has been a race against time.

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  13. I am working more on my Kindle Library this week, even though that can be frustrating reading on my phone.
    I am thinking I will DNF more this year if I am not enjoying a book. Especially on the Kindle App.
    I hope your back pain eases off.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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  14. Cheryl Malandrinos

    Without a regular plan, it is easy to forget outings here and there. My rare days off, I try not to put together a plan so that my brain unwinds.

    I had no idea Sharon Gless wrote a memoir. I will need to grab that one. I have over 650 unread Kindle freebies. I am so awful.

    Thanks for sharing your books. Hope you have a great week.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2022/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_01812229716.html

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  15. Kathy Martin

    I’ve been trying to pull older books off my TBR mountain and Kindle when looking for something to read. I DNFed a book too but don’t feel too guilty. It was one I don’t remember requesting and likely wouldn’t have since it claimed to be Horror. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  16. I hate having to DNF books, but reading books I don’t enjoy is worse when there are so many more good books to discover! Hope your current read is better.

    The Alastair Burke sounds good to me.

    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  17. I had the day off yesterday for MLK Jr. Day but somehow didn’t get to any blog visiting. Thanks for visiting and commenting on mine! (I need to remember not to schedule a doctor’s appointment on a Monday holiday in future!)
    I never remember to read my ebooks. I read My Salinger Year, but didn’t know it was made into a movie!

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    1. Thanks, Serena, and it was Reckless Girls. But perhaps I should have kept going, as I just read another blogger’s review, and she liked it.

      My back is a little better, since I am doing my stretches and leg lifts throughout the day. Here’s hoping!

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  18. Trin Carl

    I’m already planning my tax help, and I use “help” lightly because my taxes are so complex I never do them myself. Hope you have a great week and enjoy those thrillers.

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