This Week – Elections, Doctors, and Friends

What I read in April

It’s been a few weeks since a proper update, so we’ll see if I can wrap it up in a shortish post. This week I worked as a poll worker at the Ohio primary. There was only one choice, of judge, so turnout wasn’t good. But we still had to be there at 5:30 am and stay until it was done. I got home at 9:15 pm. On Thursday Gage had an initial appointent at the Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine offices. Three clinicians, labs and 3 hours later we left only to have to go to his orthodontist because one of his cheeks was swollen from his mouth device. We stopped at 5 Little Free Libraries between the two offices to distribute leftover books from our book sale, lol.

We had to do something to our computer because of a suspected virus and now I can’t log into half of the things I need to, including this blog’s email. I’ll prbably spend too much time on that today.

As a reward we had friends over for a game night. Two of them will be taking their citizenship test soon so we played an American trivia game. Lots of laughs and a nice end to a stressful week.


Since my last update I’ve read 13 books and they have been very diverse. 4 kids picture books, 2 kids nonfiction, 2 adult fiction, 2 adult nonfiction, 1 graphic bio, 1 romance, 1 kids fiction.

Seeing With Our Souls: Monastic Wisdom for Everyday by Joan Chittester. I just finished this morning and it was such a fantac way to spend 10 minutes every morning these last few weeks. Hopefully I’ll get to a proper review eventually. Some that sttod out…

Mad Honey by Jodi Piccout and Jennifer Finney Roylan was our April book club read and I highly recommend it for book clubs eveywhere. You won’t lack for issues to discuss.

The Pear Tree by Luli Gray and Madelyn Goodnight is a great folktale about when Death comes to visit. I’m a sucker for a these folk retellings and this was well done. 40 pages

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu is a fantastic graphic novel about 30 bold women from across centuries who really stand out. I knew most, but certainly not all. I checked this out of the library but may buy a copy because it’s a beautiful book.


We haven’t had time to watch any these last few weeks! But we did finally finish LOTR: The Rings of Power, season one . It was fun revisiting a favorite place.


We did ‘finish’ a 500 piece Fred puzzle this week and while I liked the art, I didn’t like the puzzle. In both the top and the bottom, the blues would fit together but not be right, they would fit ‘better’ somewhere else. Having to redo chunks of puzzle more than once was very frustrating.

Plans for the Weekend

Catching up and prep! Gage’s 2 hour tutoring sessions for homeschool ends tomorrow and that leaves me 2 hours of schooling to fill EVERY DAY!

What are you up to today?

8 thoughts on “This Week – Elections, Doctors, and Friends

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I loved Brazen. I enjoy reading stories about strong women.

    It’s great that you were able to pass along leftovers from the booksale to Little Free Libraries.

    Good luck to your friends on their tests. I remember some parents at my school studying to take the test, and I thought it was challenging.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’ve had a growing appreciation for graphic novel nonfiction in the past few years. I’m sure my firends will be fine, they are smart cookies. It’ll be great to add two intelligent citizens to the country.

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