Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week . I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer . 

In my private life

Well, what a week!

In French we say something like “Quand il pleut, il drache” which losely translate in “When it rains, it pours” to say that a problem never comes alone.

That was basically my week.

Where do I begin?

1) My dog who was sick last weekend was still sick throughout wednesday, when I went back with her to our usual vet.
For five nights in a row she woke me up six times at least. She was miserable and I was exhausted.
Now she is much better but the medicine has her drinking a lot more and …peeing a lot more, at night too!
But it’s still better to wake up twice instead of six times.

2)I went to a drink to celebrate the reitrement of a colleague.
I was bewildered to see people kissing on the cheek and staying very close to each other with their drinks!
I refused to kiss (before Covid I had no problem cheek kissing) and tried to maintain some distance but the recommended 1,5 meter was impossible or I’d be rude to people. Kind of counterproductive while attending a social gathering right?
Well the day after, I learned that one of the people attending had been diagnosed with COVID… Cheers!
Now we wait, knowing that I did my best to still be careful.

3)Yesterday morning I discovered that someone had broken in into my car and stolen the card I use to buy fuel for my car. This is a card you can use to only one brand of fuel company and it’s debited from my account!
The car was not forced and I was certain I had shut and locked the car.
But there is something called “smart opening” (that is not smart but the dumbest thing in my opinion) where if you are close to the car with your key and someone just brush his fingers on the handle, the car will unlock.
We suspect that’s what happened just after I had unloaded groceries in my garage.
And let me tell you as I lease my car and the leasing company’s offices were closed on a Saturday I had to be really creative to finally reach someone who could cancel my card!
Lucky for me we checked, it had not been used since the last time I refilled.
I guess with the fuel prices reaching new highs now fuel is the new gold…

As you can see, the week was…interesting and I am ashamed to confess that I again have a ton to catch up with on the blog and your blogs! I’ll do my best in a few hours promised!

On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)

I wrote two reviews ! And one of the book was even a six stars!

Thanks for reading!


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  1. What a week you had! I can only hope this week has started off better! Hopefully your exposure at the work event was minimal enough so that you’ll be okay. And thank goodness the debit card wasn’t compromised. I guess that’s a silver lining!

  2. Wow, Sophie. When it rains, it pours, indeed. I’m glad to hear your puppy is finally feeling better, but that’s a bummer about the possible COVID exposure. Really hoping you stay negative for that. Fuel costs are crazy right now. I’m so glad I’m still working from home so that I rarely even use my car anymore these days. I could definitely imagine teenagers trying to steal fuel cards around here. Some of my son’s older friends have had to start riding the school bus more and more because they can’t afford to put gas in their cars. They feel so uncool, lol.

  3. Wow – you had a week, Sophie! So glad your puppy is feeling better. Also glad you were able to get the card canceled before any damage was done. Hope this week goes better for you!

  4. That was not just a thief, but also a stalker since he kept close watch on your movements to take advantage of the situation!
    And yes, fuel is the new gold… Diamonds are not a girl’s best friends anymore, but a fuel card indeed is! :-)

  5. Oh no poor doggo! My dog wasn’t feeling too good this week either, and he had to go out and do his business a lot too so I can sympathize with the stress and exhaustion. Hope things get a little better this week!

  6. Oh wow! I’m so sorry for the crazy week you’ve had! I hope you don’t get COVID and I’m glad you were able to cancel your card before the thief used it. I also hope your dog continues to get better, poor thing. :( I hate when my cats are sick. It breaks my heart. I hope this week is a much better week for you!

  7. oh such a week. Yes I would have also been uncomfortable in a close crowd. I’m sorry your puppy is not feeling well. I REALLY want to read The Maid; I have it on reserve at the library.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  8. How horrible, I don’t know where to start! Your poor puppy. Was it a tick or something that made her sick? And your car; I’d never heard of this trick for unlocking doors, that’s not good :(
    Hope the rest of your week goes much better {{hugs}}

  9. I was just talking about that- how people are doing things like hugging and shaking hands with strangers and I’m like… did we learn nothing from Covid? lol

    I’m sorry to hear about your dog. Poor thing (and you!)

    Hope this is a better week!

  10. I’m so sorry to hear your week has been rough. But I can understand, I’m in for a rough week ahead as my kiddo is sick and I’ve got testing for school. Hopefully, things can get better soon! I’m glad you got your gas card canceled before someone used it.

  11. I think a lot of people just feel that if they get COVID, oh well. It is kind of crazy how blaise people are. Bummer about your car but its good they didn’t actually use the card. That is always a hassle.

  12. I’m glad to hear your dog is on the mend. It’s always very worrying when our pets are ill. I’m sorry to hear about your card too. I hope next week is better for you!