Weekly Recap| May 3-9, 2015

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

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

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

It’s been another uneventful week for me. I pretty much just go to work, come home, play on my laptop or watch TV, and then sleep. Not a whole lot of reading going on in that mix, but hopefully soon. I only have a hundred pages left to read of World After and I always feel like the last hundred pages are the quickest for me (something about knowing I’m in the homestretch encourages me to read for longer periods of time) so I should be able to knock that out soon enough.

I did end up buying Sims 4 as an early birthday present to myself (birthday is on the 25th, wink wink). I was having a hard time running Sims 3 on my MacBook Air and was too impatient to wait for my dad to give me my PC laptop back to install them, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try Sims 4. And hey, it worked out! Yay! It means I have even more distractions from my reading and blogging, but WHO CARES?! I want to play God.

Oh, and Dave and I are starting to plan when we’ll visit each other next. If he can get the time off work, I should be heading back to the UK for two weeks at the end of August. I’m pretty excited because I do miss that boy quite a bit, so hopefully his work will approve his time off soon so I can book my tickets. (I wish I were like Kelley and could only have a short period of time away from my loved one, but alas, life hates me.)

That’s it! Hope everything is going well on your end <3

In Kelley’s Life…

My life has been so intense this week that I nearly forgot to add my contributions to this post! The biggest piece of news is that my husband’s just hit a big step in his job training, and we’ve learned who he’ll be working for once he returns to the US. That means… we now know what city we’ll be moving to! Thankfully, it’s close, so it will be much easier to plan things, and to move, but it’s still going to be some work.

The other piece of news along with that is the possibility of him getting to come back a month and a half sooner than we thought!!!! This is also AWESOME news, because OMG I’m tired of him being so far away; but it also means I have that much less time to get everything situated with the move and stuff.

So… if I seem distracted over the next couple of months, now you know why. O_O

(Oh, and in Cat Saga news… Mama Kitty has brought a few new babies to our crowded little Kitty Corner. Oof.)

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips & Tricks
Reviews, Ratings, & ARCs
A Blogger’s Life
Questionable Advice

On Writing & The Industry

Things Bookworms Think About

A Reader’s Thoughts
Book Collections
Inside the Books
Book Genres and Categories
Audiobooks and Ebooks
Series & Sequels
Book Covers
Lists & Recommendations
Mother’s Day
Bookish Fun
Book Expo America


So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

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  1. Haha Sims 4 sounds like a lot of fun. I used to play Sims Social on Facebook religiously but I’ve never actually owned a Sims game. I want to get one because I think it’s just so much fun but I also don’t want to get one for the same reason because I’m going to get sucked in! Maybe I’ll look into it during the summer when school’s over.

    Also my fingers are crossed for you & Dave! I can’t even imagine how tough it must be being so far apart so hopefully you guys will be able to make August work!

    Also yay I’m happy for you Kelley! It’s good that the city is close by although moving is always such a hassle regardless. And awww, the kitten is absolutely ADORABLE. That just totally made my day :)

    • Noooo the blog ate my comment response. *grumble grumble*

      Anyways, yes! The Sims is a lot of fun – and addicting. I’ve been playing Sims since the very first edition, actually, though I definitely don’t play it as much as I used to. I always get in random moods to play and then spend days putting together families and doing crazy stuff with them, only to get bored and forget about them. I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d ever play again since it’s been a couple of years since I last picked it up, but the urge has been strong lately! Enjoying Sims 4 so far, especially since it runs so nicely on my laptop!

      And thanks! It definitely sucks be so far from Dave, but we’re doing the best we can :)

  2. Asti: I’ve been wanting to play Sims 4, but I’m not sure I want to spend the money and I really don’t need anything else distracting me from school. I hate being far from the people I love. I can’t fathom how you handled living in UK and being far from family and then moving back and being far from the guy you love. I wouldn’t be able to handle it, so you are one awesome lady!

    Kelley: It’s great that you and your husband got such good news! Moving is such a pain. Blech. I’ve moved twice in the past couple of years because my parents wanted to downsize then we couldn’t sell our old house. We’ll be moving to the smaller home again this summer and put the big house on the market again. And then next year I’ll be moving into a college dorm. I can picture the boxes already!

    • Yes, Sims 4 IS super expensive, especially when you compare it to previous games. Since it’s the first one you’re pretty much starting from scratch again with nothing – it doesn’t really add a ton of new elements from the previous games so you sort of have to wait for the expansion packs to really get exciting new content apart from the basic stuff, but I’m just happy it works on my laptop and takes care of my Sim urges I’ve been having lately. I’m interested in getting the expansion pack, especially as you can finally follow your Sims fully to work for the first time, but will probably wait for that. And yes, it definitely isn’t as good if you are looking to limit distractions! Since I only work part-time right now and have nothing else major going on though, it works for me ;)

      And haha, yes, my situation is less than ideal. Either way I always feel like I’m disappointing someone (or myself). If only there was a way to be in both places at once! Ah well, the one nice thing about the current situation is that though my family knows my end goal is to move back to the UK and live with Dave, they get to spend a few more years with me here. You learn to appreciate the moments together a bit more when dealing with these long-distance separations, so I’m enjoying spending time with my family as much as I can while I’m here. :)

  3. Asti, I also had a pretty tough month when it came to reading last month. Don’t tell anyone this, but I didn’t even read ONE book in April. *glances around nervously* Shh… Let’s hope for a better week of reading for both of us!

    Kelley, that is awesome news! I’m so happy for you, and I hope it actually follows through!

    That Oxford Comma tweet is so awesome. I just can’t even right now. :P

  4. Oh, that is one strange and, to me, incomprehensible twitter snippet; I don’t know what on earth is going on there, but it’s amusing and certainly noteworthy. So of course I think I love it.
    I love how you link up with so many different posts, and there are now more tabs open than I imagined I would have up today, which is actually great because you linked so many amazing sounding posts! Way to go! And now, to see if the Force is a religion.

  5. Oh, SIms. I played it on my iPhone, but it gets boring after a while. But then, I do get bored easily. And I definitely hope things work out with you and Dave!

    And OMG, that tweet! I absolutely agree with it.

  6. Ahhh, I remember those blissful ol’ Sims days when monitors were still a thing and laptops were for the rich. xD Nothing can compare when you can play God and rule over a bunch of people and make them look how you want and do what you want them to do. It sure is awesome that you have Sims 4! I’ve been dying to buy it too, but ehhh, the price is enough to make me want to curl up in a ball and cry forever. I hope you’re having fun with it! And yaaayyy that you and Dave are planning to meet up again! Fingers crossed that it’ll work out for the both of you. <3

    Haha, moving house is pretty hectic. Exciting, but mostly crazy. But it's great that you're moving nearby. I hope you get everything settled and packed without any problems, Kelley! And OMG, THAT KITTEH. ITS FUR IS SO FLUFFY AND THE EYES SO BLUE AND IT'S SO TINYYY!!!!!! I remember those days when my cat was still a kitten; they grow so quickly! And you know what they say — you can never have too many cats. ;)

    That dedication. Nothing gets better than that.

    Eeeep, I'll have to check out that post about unusual mythological creatures! Thanks for linking back to my post, too. :D

    • The price is definitely crazy for Sims 4! If I didn’t have a job and my birthday weren’t coming up, I’m not sure I would have been able to convince myself to buy it. But I did buy it and I’m having fun so no regrets! (Not buying any expansion packs though since I spent so much on the base game, which is a bit sad since you can actually follow your Sims to work in the new one! XP)

      Thanks for stopping by Megan! It’s so good to see you around in the blogosphere again <3 I missed you!

    • Yeah, moving is going to be quite the adventure — especially since we still don’t have any exact dates for WHEN it needs to happen! I really… dislike all the unknowns. But, there’s not much I can do about it. >_< ANYWAY... Glad you enjoyed the kitten! Isn't it adorable?! Those little ones have been playing in my yard and climbing my window screens at night, lol!

  7. Thanks for sharing :)
    Oh my gosh that tweet makes me twitch haha. What would would do without the Oxford comma! Happy early Birthday, Asti, enjoy the Sims! I know I can get lost in that game for hours. Yay, kitties! That’s awesome news, Kelley, I bet you are excited to see him!

  8. Omg it’s been years since I played sims! I think I only played sims 2?! Yep. YEARS. There is a certain wonderfulness controlling their lives though. AHEM. YEAH. SO MOVING ON. I hope you both are reunited with your other halves soon!! ^-^ And zooomg, thanks for linking to my posts!!

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