Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
In my private life
As you may have guessed from today’s title and my hints at wet weather, this week as been ….one of these weeks!
I should have guessed it would be full of inconveniences when my washing machine broke down on Monday!
If there is one modern appliance that certainly allowed women’s lib it’s the washing machine!!!!
When you are a family of four and do sports, the pile of dirty clothes is growing by a mile every day! If we had to wash everything by hand, we’d never have time to go work oustide. Or we’d be sleep deprived…
Then on Tuesday, we realized that the car I inherited for my dad should have been sent to the annual mandatory control (I don’t know how you call it in English when the government asks of you to present your car yearly to an official station and check that everything is running smoothly) months ago!
Usually, you get a reminder some weeks before your time comes to an end to present your car only …we didn’t get such paper!
Sadly, the paper is rather considered as a courtesy and we should have known better….
As we rarely used that car as we already have two others, we never realized!!!
To sum it up: we can’t drive with it until our booked control (in…August!) and we’ll have to pay a big fine ! 😥
For someone who prides herself to always pay the bills on time and walk the line, I feel ASHAMED!
Then I learned that the little baby bird I saved last week and drove to a shelter didn’t make it and died a few days after!
It was followed with me not being chosen as rep for Illumicrate (and yes I know this is silly but I can’t help it) when I had hopes that , this time, it would be it (nope, re nope).
To top everything, we learned that Fairyloot had been victim of a malware and they advised their clients (me among many others) to block their credit cards as informations about cards had been stolen. Several customers reported fraudulent operations…
I checked and didn’t spot any anomaly but, to be on the safe side, I blocked and cancelled my card!!!
That means that right now, I don’t have any valid payment method on several online sites like ….Amazon and Audible as they don’t allow Paypal!
With the COVID, I don’t know how long it will take for my card to make its way to me!
Last but not least, we have an increase in COVID cases in some parts of the country and we are waiting for government’s decisions today. Sigh.
I told you, it pours!
I have decided that it was enough and fate had its fun with me but that would stop right now! And next week will be better.
It already began this morning with two other bloggers brainstorming with me to plan something fun for August.
But if you want to send some positive vibes my way, feel free 😀
On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)
Only one review this week but I have read two books (the other one will come tomorrow) and …what a book!!!!
The Empire of Gold by SA Chakraborty deserves all the stars!
On Monday you got my second post about a unicorn author and this time, it was Amy Harmon in the spotlight! If you want to know why you should read her books, just click on the graphic!
On Tuesday, it was all about Ten Books that made me smile!
On Friday, in the face-off, we talked about covers with someone holding an object.
On the blogosphere and literary world
Epic Reads has a quiz based on your “One Direction” opinion and tells you what reading genre you are (Greg, I wonder what your results would be ) 😀
Click on the graphic below to take the quiz
And …they nailed my results for that quiz as I got:
“You’re a romance!
You like the sweeter things, and that would be reflected in the pages of your life story! So whether more of your chapters are filled with the sweetest thrills or painful heartbreak, you’d bare it all with impressive vulnerability.”
Katie explains how she manages to read many books at the same time
That was my week in a coconut! How was your week? Better I hope?
Thanks for reading