I Think I’m Back

Hi there! It’s been a while, a little over 8 months in fact. Let me catch you up on the goings on I’ve had.

First things first, I no longer have pain or tingling in my arm and my hives are completely gone. Hallelujah! We never figured out what caused the hives. My theory is that my body was just under too much stress with the arm pain and the very emotionally taxing therapy I was doing to work through my PTSD.

I haven’t been reading very much this year. I finished my 12th book on Tuesday. I’m hoping to get a couple more books read by the new year. I do plan to highlight the books I read while I’ve been gone in my 2023 Reflection post at the end of December.

Instead of reading, I’ve been helping a friend in need by babysitting. I watched her three kids over the summer and once school started, I’ve just been watching her youngest. I love her kids dearly so I’ve been happy to help. She doesn’t need me as much anymore which I’m grateful for as I’m a little burned out. Toddlers are rough!

When I was home, I mostly watched TV or played my Switch since neither requires a lot of energy to do. Corey introduced me to ARCHER and we’re currently bingeing GAME OF THRONES for the first time. As far as games, I played the new Zelda and Pikmin games. I also finally gave in and started playing Stardew Valley.

I’d like to start reading and blogging again. I’ve really missed both. Please bear with me as I try to get back into the swing of things, especially commenting and reading other blogs.

I hope everyone has had and continues to have a wonderful holiday season!

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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10 replies
  1. Roberta R.
    Roberta R. says:

    Ah, to end the year on a happy note! I’m glad to hear things are going well for you. Let’s hope the good trend continues and you manage to reprise your reading/blogging/commenting activity in 2024! Happy holidays!

  2. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I’ve wondered about you many times and been concerned, so I’m glad you’re feeling better and have been busy. Sometimes life gets in the way of reading, but books are still there waiting for us! Take care!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Margaret! 😀 Yes, I’m glad this year has mostly been a busy one rather than a bad health one. I hope everything is good with you and your family. Happy holidays!

  3. Susan
    Susan says:

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better, Jenni! Isn’t it interesting how what’s going on with the mind affects the body so much and vice versa? Definitely a reminder that it’s important to take care of both.

    Toddlers ARE rough. I’m enjoying lots of snuggles with my new grandbaby while she’s an infant. Pretty soon, she’ll be a toddler who’s everywhere and getting into everything. Yikes! She’ll be a lot harder to babysit then.

    I’m so glad you’re back to blogging. I’ve missed interacting with you!


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Susan! 😀 It really is interesting how much the mind can affect our bodies. I can definitely see how psychosomatic illness is a real thing now.

      Yes, I love infants, especially newborns. They’re so cuddly and sleepy. Once they start to get more wiggly, then I have a harder time with them, lol.


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