Sunday News #24

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I’m feeling so much better. I still have lingering fatigue from COVID and, every now and then, I still cough or have some body aches. It’s so much better and more bearable than it has been, though.

Corey and his dad are also doing a lot better too. His dad still has some lingering congestion. We recommended he take some guaifenesin to help clear his mucus. Hopefully that will help. Corey also feels the fatigue, but he says it’s getting better.

I’m also starting to come out of the brain fog and headache I had from coming off my medication. I’m feeling much more clear-headed, which is one of the best feelings in the world.


This week on the blog:

I celebrated my 15th blogoversary on Thursday. I also have a giveaway going with my blogoversary. It’s for a book of your choice (up to a $15 value). If you want to enter the giveaway, check out my post for instructions.


I read less than I wanted to this week because of all the craziness happening with selling our place. I did start reading SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli, but I haven’t made much headway. From what I’ve read so far, I’m really loving the book, though.


This week, I listened to “Mad World” by Gary Jules. Even though it’s such a sad song, I love to listen to it when I need something calming.


Corey and I rewatched MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT. We’re both big fans of the MI series and we wanted something actiony.

We also tried to watch EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, but Corey’s eyes give him trouble and he couldn’t read the subtitles. He has neurological issues with his eyes so it’s not anything corrective lenses would fix. I’ll watch the movie by myself sometime because it’s looks really good.

We also finished watching OBI-WAN KENOBI. We really enjoyed the series, thought it was really well done. I know it was only billed as a limited series, but I hope they do a season 2, especially since Ewan McGregor has expressed interest.


I love my therapist so much! He’s writing me a letter that says my cats are emotional support animals. No matter where we move, we can’t be turned away because of our cats. (My therapist’s only writing this letter because my cats ARE emotional support animals. We’re not trying to scam the system.)


I want to show off my nails. I got a mani-pedi this week. I decided to do rainbow nails for Pride. I love how they turned out. (You can see my sad, empty shelves in the background. I’m really looking forward to getting my library back in order when we move.)


I need to know where we’re going to move. We have a few places picked out, but we can’t finalize any of our plans until we close. It’s so stressful and I hope it all works out. We currently have four days until we close and six days if you don’t count today until we move.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

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  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    Glad you’re feeling better (and your family too). It’s such a relief when some of those lingering Covid symptoms start to abate. Such a scary illness.

    15 years! Wow, that’s awesome. πŸ™‚

    I finished up Obiwan too and while I had a few issues with it, I enjoyed it. Nice to see a rematch. πŸ™‚ I’d be good with another season too. And good luck with the move!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Greg! πŸ˜€ It really is such a scary illness. I wish more people took it seriously, including the governor of my state. SMDH.

      I’m still in awe that I’ve had a blog for 15 years, lol, even if I didn’t actively post for the full time.

      The rematch between Vader and Obi-Wan was incredible. It actually kind of made up for the less than exciting one on the Death Star, lol. Don’t get me wrong. I love ANH and all the originals SOOOOO much. I’ve just always been frustrated with that scene with Vader and Alec Guinness Obi-Wan.

      • Greg
        Greg says:

        Yeah it’s a pretty lackluster duel lol even accounting for the fact that Alec Guinness was older. Nice to see him portrayed younger and dominating. πŸ™‚ I particularly liked that he won cleanly so there was no doubt that he could best Vader. Just like Luke beating Vader so he could redeem Anakin, his father.

        Wow, listem to me getting all geeky lol.

        • Jenni Elyse
          Jenni Elyse says:

          Yes! I agree so much with everything you just said. Don’t afraid to get geeky with me, lol, especially with Star Wars. πŸ˜€

  2. jessicabookworm
    jessicabookworm says:

    Happy 15th Blogoversary! I am also so pleased to hear you and your family are feeling a lot better. My own week has seen me feeling much better, too; and it has been a good, quiet week.

    Take care, happy reading and all the best with the house move. πŸ™‚

  3. Gayathri
    Gayathri says:

    I am glad you are all feeling better. I can’t wait to hear more about your moving plans and your move itself. The mani looks great. I hope you have a great week ahead.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Gayathri! πŸ˜€ I’m excited to update people on our moving as well. Next week’s Sunday Post should be a fun one IF I have Internet set up by then.

  4. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    What a relief that everyone is feeling better! I have the terrible habit of thinking (when I don’t feel good) that I will NEVER be normal again. Being clear headed is such a gift after feeling muddled. I love your mani-pedi! I need to get a new one since my toenails are showing some grow out. Plus, I adore the massage! Hope the move goes well and that you will find the perfect new place.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I’m the same way. I feel like I’m going to be sick forever and it won’t end. I’m a huge complainer when I don’t feel well. Corey’s so patient. I’m surprised he hasn’t told me to buck up, lol.

      I hope you get your mani-pedi soon and enjoy the massage. πŸ˜€

  5. Elyse
    Elyse says:

    Wait, you don’t know where you’re moving yet?! Ahh that would give me so much anxiety! Your nails are cute! Glad everyone is feeling better.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      No, we don’t. It’s so stressful! My anxiety is through the roof because of it. We’re going to look at some places tomorrow, hopefully. We can’t pay the deposit and first month’s rent until after we close and we get the money from the sale. I’m not sure how that’s going to affect things if we can’t “hold on” to the place until Thursday. 😩

  6. Jodie
    Jodie says:

    I’m glad everyone is starting to feel a little more like themselves again. I love your nails! Good luck with the closing and finding it place – it sounds stressful! Have a wonderful week ahead!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Jodie! πŸ˜€ I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything with work out and we don’t end up in a hotel for a week or two, lol.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Anne! πŸ˜€ I’m a planner too. It has been very stressful, lol. Hopefully, we’ll get it all worked out sooner rather than later.

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I am so eager to get a mani-pedi again! I haven’t had one since before the Pandemic.

    I hope you feel better soon, and enjoy your week and your books.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Laurel-Rain! πŸ˜€ I hope you’re able to get a mani-pedi sometime. I understand about being cautious because of the pandemic. I wear a mask when I go and they do too so I feel pretty safe.

  8. Lover of Romance
    Lover of Romance says:

    Happy Blogoversary! 15 YEARS is a great stepping stone for sure. I have heard that Simon and the Homo Sapien Agenda is a fabulous read so I hope that is a win for you. I hope you get to feeling better soon though, sometimes the recovery of COVID can be rough.

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

    I’m so, so glad you are feeling better this week, even with the lingering issues. I hope this week will be even better. Not knowing where you’re you’re moving must be so stressful. I’m a planner so the not knowing would drive me crazy. Hope you manage to read more of Simon this week. I adore that book. Love the mani-pedi! πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Tanya! πŸ˜€ I’m a planner too so, yeah, it’s stressful. My anxiety is through the roof because of it. We’re going to look at some places today, hopefully. We can’t pay the deposit and first month’s rent until after we close and we get the money from the sale. I’m not sure how that’s going to affect things if we can’t β€œhold on” to the place until Thursday. 😩

  10. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) says:

    Happy blogovesary and glad you’re feeling better! That is great your therapist is doing that. My mom really needs a handicap tag for her car, she has a lot of issues walking, but she won’t fight with her doctor about it. πŸ™ Hope that you have a good week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Lisa! πŸ˜€ I’m sorry to hear that about your mom. She shouldn’t have to fight with her doctor about it. They should just see her limitations. πŸ™ I know that’s an ideal world. Sigh.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Sophie! πŸ˜€ Yes, pets are emotional support. However, we have to provide proof that I need them as emotional support so properties can’t turn us away.

  11. chelsea @ your bookish friend
    chelsea @ your bookish friend says:

    i’m glad you’re feeling better! although i can’t imagine those lingering symptoms are any fun. i’ve managed to avoid catching anything thus far, but i feel like it’s bound to happen at some point.

  12. Katherine
    Katherine says:

    So glad you’re starting to feel better and that you’ve had some clearheaded moments. That’s a magic feeling! I sympathize with your stress and anxiety about the moving. I’m pretty sure I can do just about anything as long as I have a plan. I don’t do well with unknowns! I hope you continue to get better and are having a great week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ It’s definitely be hard and frustrating not knowing where we’re going to move. I think we’ll get it nailed down no later than tomorrow, but we’ll see.

  13. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jen at Introverted Reader says:

    Congratulations on your blogoversary! I’m glad you and your family are feeling better. I hope everything goes (went?) smoothly with the closing and move. I love your nails!

    Enjoy your week!

  14. Karen
    Karen says:

    I thought I had commented already – guess not lol

    Obi-Wan was fun. So much of it goes over my head though because I didn’t really watch the original films. Loved the deeper look at the Darth origins though. I don’t feel bad for him but it gave a lot of insight to the pain he must be in and why he is the way he is.

    Everything Everywhere is WILD but I loved it.

    I didn’t realize Corey ended up +. I think the last I talked to you about that he still thought it was allergies. It took me a solid 3 weeks before I wasn’t just falling asleep out of nowhere. I still have moments of fatigue but nothing like before.

    Love that your therapist is certifying your cats as support animals.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Ha ha! I totally understand. πŸ˜€ Yeah, he did test positive about four days after I did. I’m glad that your fatigue has abated, even though it still comes and goes.

      I agree with your assessment of OBI-WAN KENOBI. I really enjoyed seeing the origins of Darth and understanding why he turned so “bad.”

      Yes, my therapist is the best. I really love working with him.

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