Weekly Recap| Jan 25-31, 2015

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!

In Case You Missed It

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

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

By the time you read this, I will be back in America and, honestly, I’m not sure how I will be feeling. I think there will be a lot of happiness at being reunited with my dogs and family, and thankfulness that Dave and I still have a little bit of time left together, but there will likely also be a good deal of sadness and a sudden realization that “Oh shit, it’s over.”

But hey, at least I had a good last month in the UK! Dave and I definitely took advantage of our time off to venture into Central London, and I’ve really enjoyed recounting it all on my personal blog. Speaking of which, the posts you might have missed this week:

And for this next week? Well, don’t expect to see too much of me! It’s bound to be a pretty hectic week as I meet up with family and work my way through unpacking my room (not only do I have my bags to unpack, but all the boxes from when I moved out last year. Oh, and on top of that I plan on painting my room! So yeah, business)!But yes, I hope YOU have a great week and thanks for being a friend. <3

In Kelley’s Life…

Things have been extremely busy! I’m on some pretty short deadlines at work, and all of my spare time at home is spent with my husband, getting ready and just being together before he leaves (in less than 2 weeks).

A couple of awesome things that have happened in the past week:

  • I saw Brandon Sanderson and showed him the Bridge Four symbol I had shaved onto the back of my head. He loved it and asked me to email a picture of it to him. He may post it on his blog, but we’ll see!
  • My in-laws came to visit over the weekend and we spent a great day with them going to Moody Gardens and Bishop’s Palace, where my husband thoroughly tested out his new GoPro.
Don't bring me anywhere and expect me to take pictures of anything important...

Don’t bring me anywhere and expect me to take pictures of anything important…

Cat Saga News: The two kittens are getting pretty brazen these days and some days I’ll have a swarm of kitties greeting me when I get home. But, those little a-holes have been bullying Squeakers and I’m thoroughly unhappy about that. I’ve been trying to make an effort to give Squeakers plenty of snuggles and only bring out food when Squeakers is there. She’s the special one!

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging tips and resources
A Blogger’s Life
Reviews and Ratings

On Writing & Publishing

A Writer’s Life
The Industry

Things Bookworms Think About

A Reader’s Life
What and How we Read
Buying, Borrowing, and Organizing Books
Inside the Books
Series and Novellas
Lists and Recommendations
Bookish Fun


So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 31 comments

  1. Aww Asti, I send my love and support your way, it’s got to be difficult, but I do hope things settle a little for you, in heart and mind. Sometimes live throws curveballs and we have to change direction, there will be things worth the pain. Kelley, you look after Squeakers, she’s adorable and deserves all the love and cuddles! You two have a lot going on, but I’m proud of how you’re managing, and once again, thank you for linking me. Keep your heads up and chug along, things will be okay :)

  2. Sending lot of love your way, Asti! <3 And I'm glad you didn't extend your internship or take on any more extra work during your last month in London. You sure needed to spend that time on yourself, Dave, and everything and it's wonderful that you got to make the most out of your time in the UK! I hope you arrived back home safely and are having a grand reunion with your family and loved ones :)

    Kelley, I gotta say, your kittens are adorable! Every time I see photos of them, I end up cooing over them or laughing about their latest silly escapades ;)

  3. @Asti, I hope you’re adapting to beign back in the states, must be difficult to make a transition like that and sad that your time in London is over. And good luck with unpacking and painting your room!

    @Kelley, those cats really seem to have come to appreciate you. Can’t you take Squeakers into your house?

    I hope you both have a great week!

    • Squeakers does sneak her way into my house sometimes, but I don’t like to invite her in. She’s pretty much just a stray that became friendly. She doesn’t have shots — and neither does my cat, because she stays inside — and since my cat is allergic to fleas, I don’t want to take the chance of her bringing fleas inside either. :(

    • I hadn’t heard of it either until last weekend! We were wondering what to do after lunch, and someone suggested looking up “top ten things to do in Galveston”. So of course, I did the searching and found a list of 30. Bishop’s Palace was #3 on the list, and when I saw the photos, I knew my husband would want to go there — so we did! It was AWESOME.

  4. SENDING POSITIVE VIBES YOUR WAY ASTI! Definitely sounds bittersweet. Take some time to yourself, catch up with the fam bam. I hope it all turns out well.

    I’m so tempted to get a Go Pro, but I feel like I’d tire of it really quickly. I hope the week hasn’t been too tough on you. I’ve been busy myself and it’s so hard to keep an online presence.

    Keep healthy and safe. Eat some fruit. Enjoy some sun. Get some well deserved sleep! <3

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