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My mom had surgery earlier this week and I’m taking off for almost two weeks to be around more while she’s recovering. Although it was outpatient the whole procedure was a lot more invasive than either of us expected. But I’m happy to report that Mom is doing well and feeling a little better every day. Being the nurse during her recovery is a little scary because it’s a lot of responsibility but I think we’re both doing well.
On Friday I got to see my friend Becky during a NYC stopover between Florida and her big international trip. We braved the rain to head uptown to Serendipity which was charming.
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Took a break from nurse mode today to catch up with my good friend @edenn85 during her stopover in New York before a big trip. ❤️ We braved rainy weather and ridiculous subways to head uptown to @serendipity3nyc. The decor was stellar and I think we were both pleased with our first encounters with frozen hot chocolate! ❤️ #latergram #nofilter #lunch #serendipity #serendipity3 #frozenhotchocolate #dessertporn #dessert #newyork #manhattan #midtown #mirrors #chandeliers #stainedglass
It was also really fogggy!
I’m feeling a little weird being off from work for so long (and suddenly because I extended my leave time the day of Mom’s surgery) but I’m reminding myself that being a caregiver is valid and important and requires as much time as work (or being sick myself) would. And it’s as valid a reason to unplug from work stuff as a vacation day would be.
I have officially bought notebooks for my planner and made a couple of monthly spreads. My original plan was to track everything in one book but after I got a reading journal from Shelflove Crate (see below) I decided to use that for reading stuff and I’m tracking habits/tasks/spending in another notebook. I hate the trackers I made and am already realizing they have some limitations. BUT I’m going to keep trying.
Do you use a paper planner? Do you bullet journal? Any tips and tricks for me?
I’m posting every day on Instagram this year. Here’s one of my latest:
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When I heard the theme for December’s #shelflovecrate was “Timeless” I was pretty sure I’d love the items (and had a good idea what the book might be) so I decided to go ahead and order the box as an early birthday present to myself. 📚📚📚 I’m happy to say the box didn’t disappoint! I’m very excited to read Everless soon and have already been using the Peter Pan inspired planner/reading journal which is filled with reading challenges, weekly and monthly calendars, and beautiful quote prints I am very likely to cut out and frame when I finish using all of the pages. And who doesn’t want a time turner of their own or a time is money magnet? Swipe over to see a list of all the items included in this fun box. 📚📚📚 #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booknerd #yalit #yabooks #instareads #booktography #bookstagram #igreads #booklove #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #everless
If you you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my January reading tracker.
How was your week? What are you reading?
Let’s talk in the comments.