Weekly Recap| Jun 21-27, 2015

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

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Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

I feel like I should have things to put here this week, but nothing is coming to mind. It’s almost as if I know I did stuff but this week has been such a blur that I don’t remember any of it. Does anyone else have that problem?

I guess mainly I worked, because that’s what I do, and that’s been going well enough. I get along with pretty much everyone I work with, and while retail isn’t the most exciting job in the world, it’s one that’s working for me right now. I think I could happily spend the next four years working where I do until I can move back to London with Dave – that is, if our store isn’t one of the 100+ that are closing. (We haven’t found out yet… wish us luck!)

Bruised LegOh, speaking of work, I did get a massive bruise on my leg last Sunday, which I’m sure some of you saw on my Twitter. (If not, here’s the picture again for your cringing pleasure.) Someone asked me to help carry out metal boxes to their car when we left work Sunday, and being the helpful person I am I did, but I couldn’t figure out a way to hold the boxes that was comfortable. I ended up gripping one in each hand while walking, and between them being heavy and not having a great grip they kept smashing into my legs as I walked. And, well, the result was this beautiful collection of bruises. That teaches me for trying to be friendly and help others!

I also finally took my books out for a little field trip to a nearby park to take pictures for my Instagram account. I’m glad I finally have a little stockpile of photos to post on my account again, but am disappointed in quite a few of my shots. This park just wasn’t as inspiring as the other locations I’ve taken photos at, so many of my shots were… meh. What makes it even more frustrating is that I didn’t think to wear bug spray before I went and the mosquitos were out in full force, so not only do I have 800 bruises on my leg, I also have 800 bug bites.

So yeah, I definitely had a fun pain-filled week. No wonder my brain didn’t want to remember any of it when writing this recap! ;)

In Kelley’s Life…

I’ve been trying my best not to be an utter failure as a blogging partner this week, and I think the only way in which I’ve succeeded is by getting our comment subscription issue sorted out. You see…

My husband is coming home IN TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! That makes me very, very happy!!!!!!!! This news is also, however, why I have been so incredibly busy. It means that we will be moving to the Austin area very soon after he gets back, so I’ve been finding us a place to live, slowly packing up our stuff, and working on finding myself a new job in the Austin area. On top of that, I’ve been attempting to get some reading done, as well as baking cakes and trying to spend some time with friends and family before I move away.

I’ve been trying my hardest to keep up with blogging, but I’ve not been able to meet my typical standards when it comes to the recaps (although I *did* make an attempt this week… and failed). Expect to be seeing a bit less of me for the month of July. Things are happening fast, but I hope that once we move and get settled, life will calm down again and I can come back with new energy.

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Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week


On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips and Tricks
Rating and Reviewing
A Blogger’s Life

Things Bookworms Think About

A Bookworm’s Life
Buying Books
Re-Reading And DNFs
Series
Book Formats
Inside the Books
Different Types of Stories
Lists and Recommendations
Bookish Fun

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 14 comments

  1. I GET YOU ASTI. When I type up my wrap up of sorts, I feel like I’ve done stuff (well I hope I have because it’s been like over a month since my last one) but then I start typing and NOTHING comes to mind LOL Ouch I feel like the pain of that bruise is travelling through the internet. That thing looks painful. Hopefully it’s faded now!

    OOH HOW EXCITING! How long has he been away for by now? Hope life doesn’t get too crazy, Kelley!

    Have some fun this week, you two! <3

  2. I’m the same way Asti, I do monthly wrap ups and I can never remember the things I’ve done. I guess my life is pretty boring hehe. I’ve started using a planner/journal, so hopefully that helps even though I wasn’t great about using it much this month – whoops! Those bruises look terrible :(

    Kelley, I’m so excited you’re moving to Austin! I mean, obviously way cool that you’re being reunited with your hubby – I don’t think i could live without mine for that long (let’s face it, who would feed me?? LOL) but Austin is such a fun city. I went to undergrad not too far from Austin and I have friends you stayed in the area after. I haven’t been back in years, but it’s a great place to live!

    • Yes, I think using a planner/journal would definitely help! Not that my life is that exciting anyways, but I would feel a little better about myself if I actually could remember the things I’ve done when doing the weekly recaps! :P We’ll have to see if it helps with your monthly recap… if you remember to use it, that is ;)

  3. Asti, those bruises still make me cringe.

    Kelley, I’m so happy for you that your husband is coming back!! (Also, where are the cake pictures? Or does Asti have a blanket cake ban for the blog?)

    • Ha, I actually think they’re fascinating, but I’ve always been a bit weird like that.

      And no, no blanket cake ban here. If I were going to have one of those, I’d have a cat ban too, and I’m pretty sure Kelley would stop being my co-blogger then XP

  4. Oh wow Asti, that looks awful . Is it painful? I commiserate with the mosquito attack, they are something else when I visit Puerto Rico.

    Kelley, as a military wife I can only be happy that your hubby is coming back in two weeks and feel your pain because moving sucks!

  5. Ooof, Asti, that looks like it hurts!! Plus bug bites on top of that?! That sucks. :/ But hey, I bet the Instagram pictures were worth it, even if you’re not super happy with all of them. ;) I’m crossing my fingers for you about the whole store thing! Hopefully everything turns out okay. <33

    Kelley, how exciting about your husband! :D That's so fantastic. And AUSTIN. I LOVE that city. We went down there a couple weekends ago for the weekend and it was so much fun. The food was great, and there was so much to do. I think you're going to love it there. Good luck finding a job and all that jazz!

    I love ALL of this links, so I'm going to have to check them all out!! Thanks so much for compiling them all for our perusal. :D

    I hope you all have a great week next week!! <3

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