Sunday News #23

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.

Corey, his dad, and I are all finally feeling well enough to be considered “over” COVID. We each have some lingering symptoms, though. Corey and his dad still have the cough, and I still have a headache and some brain fog. Corey and I also have the fatigue everyone talks about.

My brain fog and headache may or may not be COVID related. Just before I got COVID, I started weaning myself off one of my medications (with my doctor’s help, of course). I’ve suffered cognitive decline in the last few years because of this medication and I miss the ability to memorize without effort. Coming off this medication, even though I’m doing it slowly, is causing some not so fun withdrawal symptoms (other than the headache and brain fog). Hopefully, they won’t last too long.


This week on the blog:


I finally read and finished a book this week. I read THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig and it was the most profound reading experience I’ve ever had. I’m going to start SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli today if I can actually concentrate on reading.


This week, I’ve had “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger stuck in my head. I have no idea why, but the chorus just keeps in my head over and over. I’ve tried listening to other music to get this song out of my head to no avail.


Corey and I watched THE CARD COUNTER on HBO Max. It was a lot different than either of us expected. It was really boring and a little bit weird. I wish we decided not to finish it, but Corey enjoyed it up until the end. I thought Oscar Isaac did a great job in the role. It’s not surprising, though, because he’s an amazing actor.


I love not being sick anymore.


I want to sell our place without any major difficulties. I’m still a little anxious something’s going to screw up the deal.

On Friday, the appraiser came and, as far as we know, that went well. We also had the inspection yesterday. There are a few minor things that need to be fixed. We’re going to negotiate allowances so the buyers can fix these things when they take possession of our place. Hopefully, both of us will be happy.

We currently have 11 days until we close and 13 days until we move. I hope it all goes smoothly.


I need my brain to clear. Right now, I can’t concentrate on much. It took several sittings to write this post. I’m afraid I’m not going to get caught up in my class from being sick last week because of this medication withdrawal.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

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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  1. Tessa
    Tessa says:

    I hope the closing goes smoothly. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. So glad to hear your feeling better. Hope the headaches and brain fog go away soon!

  2. MarthaE
    MarthaE says:

    I am glad your family is recovering from Covid. I do hope you are successful in getting free of the medication and the lingering brain fog.
    I also hope your closing plans go well.
    The Midnight Library is one that caught my eye a while back. I’m glad you brought it back to my mind.
    Have a good, positive week and Happy Reading!

  3. M. Ravenel
    M. Ravenel says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m glad to hear that you and your family have recovered.

    Oh, and I always have the Flagpole Sitta earworm stuck in my head. lol

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    So glad to hear that you all seem to be over the worst of it, despite the lingering symptoms. There’s no telling how many times I’ve read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Both in physical form and on audio. I adore that book. Hope you’ll love it, too!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Tanya! 😀 I’m very excited about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I watched the movie last year and loved it. I think I’ll love the book just as much.

  5. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better and hope the fatigue will be over soon too! I’m happy to hear you loved The Midnight Library as that one’s still on my TBR. And I hope you’re enjoying Simon vs, that is one of my all-time favorite reads!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lindsey! 😀 I hope you enjoy The Midnight Library just as much as I did. And, I’m very excited about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I watched the movie last year and loved it. I think I’ll love the book just as much.

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