Sunday News #18

Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed this week. Corey and I’ve been packing up a storm to get our place ready for pictures so we can put it on the market. We barely made it yesterday. We’re both so worn out and tired from all the packing and cleaning.

I’m also feeling proud. I got my grades for last semester and I got A’s in both my Japanese and trigonometry classes. I knew I was going to fail my computer programming class because I got behind when I got sick. Instead of giving me an F, my teacher gave me a UW (unofficial withdrawal) and I’m okay with that.

I started a new iteration of the computer programming class this week and I feel so much better about it already. Since it’s the only class I’m taking during the summer, I’ll be able to devote plenty of time to learning the concepts.

I’m also feeling proud because I graduated from DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) on Thursday. I actually shared my experience on Twitter in a thread about having Borderline Personality Disorder and graduating from therapy. Here’s the first tweet if you want to read the thread. (There’s a trigger warning for suicide.)


This week on the blog:


I didn’t read anything this week either. It’s just been so crazy around here. Hopefully, today I can get some reading in. I want to focus on starting the read-alongs I’m supposed to be participating in for Wyrd & Wonder and my IRL book club’s May book, which are:

  • THE SUMMER TREE by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth (book club book)

I need to make CARVE THE MARK my priority, though, because our book club meeting is this coming Wednesday. Wish me luck.


This week, I’ve been listening to “Something in the Way” by Nirvana thanks to watching The Batman. I actually forgot about this song. I love Nirvana, but I normally listen to “Smells Like Team Spirit” and “Come as You Are” in my Faves playlist.


Corey and I finally watched The Batman. It’s on HBO Max and I’ve been wanting to see it ever since the reviews said it was the best Batman movie yet. Corey’s not a DC fan. At. All. I don’t mind some of DC’s stuff. I like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and I Shazam! Superman’s one of my favorite superheroes and I liked the first movie with Henry Cavill, but once Ben Affleck shows up as Batman I start to lose interest. I liked both Wonder Woman movies all right, except I always say this: the first Wonder Woman movie is just Captain America: the First Avenger set in WWI with Wonder Woman as the superhero instead of Steve Rogers.

Anyway, back to The Batman. I thought it was fantastic. Robert Pattinson did a phenomenal job as Bruce Wayne/Batman. I had my doubts and he crushed it. The rest of the cast was amazing too. The movie and story are very dark, but what else is new; it’s DC. I loved that the story focuses on Batman’s detective nature. Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” was perfect for the movie. It gave me chills. If you haven’t seen it and you like superhero movies, you should give it a go. If you’re a ginormous Batman fan, I’m not sure what you’ll think.


I love how clean and empty my house feels right now. We decluttered it for the pictures and while we show it to potential buyers. I think Corey and I are going to throw out a lot stuff. Everything feels so open and roomy. I miss my library, though. That will be the first thing I unpack after we move.


I want to get my nails done. They’re way too long right now. I might have time at some point in the near future to get a manicure. #firstworldproblems


I need to find my mom and dad’s death certificates. My siblings and I were each given one after both of my parents passed away. I put them in a safe place. However, as I was packing this week, I realized they’re not there anymore. I’m sure they’ve just been misplaced from the last time I used them. I just want to make sure I know where they are.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

About Jenni Elyse

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26 replies
  1. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    Congratulations on your excellent grades and on staging your house! I can’t imagine going to school and trying to get a house ready to move. Graduating from DBT is a positive step because it shows a lot of growth and learning. I hope those precepts will continue to enrich your life.

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    Congrats on graduating DBT! I’ll have to check out your tweet- kudos to you for sharing that and helping to break the stigma.

    I haven’t done anything with W&W sadly, including the Holly Black readalong I was going to try and participate. Oops.

  3. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Yay for good grades!! I know you stressed over Trig all semester so that is a wonderful accomplishment and you should feel proud. I hope you are able to get your book club read before Wednesday. It was another slow reading week for me as well. Have a good one!

  4. Jodie
    Jodie says:

    You are one busy lady! Congratulations on getting A’s and I’m glad you’re feeling better after the computer programming class. I love the feel of having my house decluttered too! I hope you have a great week ahead.

  5. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    Moving house is so stressful!! And so much work. I’ve moved many, many times as an adult, and I can say it’s always stressful, but worth it in the end. Congratulations on the A’s! Well done.

  6. Mark
    Mark says:

    Congrats getting the house ready. I shudder to think about what it would take if I were to do that with my condo. And it’s just me, so there wouldn’t be any help doing it at all.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Mark! It’s so hard to do. I’m lucky my husband has done a lot of the work. Hopefully, you don’t have to move for a very long time if ever. 😀

  7. Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews
    Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews says:

    Congrats on your great grades! That’s wonderful.

    We sold our house 3 years ago and getting it ready for buyers to look at was so stressful. We had a lot of decluttering to do. Then, when we moved, we had to declutter even more. But, the good news is that once we got to our new home, it was worth it. Although I do admit to missing my old house.

    I hope you have a great week and that everything goes well with your house and everything else.

  8. Katherine
    Katherine says:

    Congrats on the As and getting the house packed up! Neither are small feats. I hope you find the death certificates soon. We have my husband’s parents’ somewhere and you’ve reminded me I should make sure I know where they are. I think their estate is finally dealt with and settled but one never knows what will pop up. I hope you have a wonderful week!


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