Sunday News #3

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’m feeling many things. First, I have to explain what happened this week so you know why I’m feeling so much and then I’ll explain what I’m feeling.

Corey was sent to the ER on Wednesday afternoon after eating at a Wendy’s. It’s suspected that a disgruntled employee put cleaner in his Coke. Not only did it make him extremely sick (vomiting and the like), he also had a severe allergic reaction to it and went into anaphylaxis (trouble breathing, closed throat, bright red, etc.).

Right. I’m feeling:

  • extremely thankful that what happened to Corey isn’t worse than it was. He’s recovering pretty well. He still feels crummy, but he’s getting on with life.
  • overwhelmed because I’m behind on my homework now.
  • tired because I’m not sleeping well. I keep waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety-filled dreams.
  • disappointed in humanity. I can’t believe that someone would try to poison a customer just because they were having a bad day.

Even though it’s been a crazy week, I still had a good blogging week. I visited many blogs and I’ve had a lot of visitors too. I’m also excited for some of my scheduled posts coming up.


I finished reading THE MAGNOLIA PALACE at 2am on Thursday night. I couldn’t sleep so I stayed up reading. I really enjoyed doing that. I’m posting my review tomorrow. After I get caught up on my homework, hopefully tomorrow, I’ll start reading TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han. It’s my IRL book club’s book for February.

I also have BROKEN by Jenny Lawson out from the library and I got a notification yesterday that my hold for ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Alice Feeney is now available.


While I was driving to the hospital, I kept having scary thoughts. I distracted I’m myself with music. One of the songs I listened to was “LifeBlood” by Fabrizio Paterlini, which was really calming and soothing. It helped a lot.


I watched the first episode of The Gilded Age on HBOMax. I noticed that it was another Julian Fellowes creation. I adore Downton Abbey, so I thought I’d give this one a try.

It’s set in New York City at around the turn of the 20th century. One of the main characters, Bertha Russell, is “new money” (her husband is a robber baron) and she’s trying to get accepted into polite society. The “old money” families don’t want to accept her because she doesn’t come from a long-line of aristocratic families. It seems like it’ll be interesting.


I discovered I couldn’t eat gluten about a year and a half ago. It’s been a struggle finding substitutes I like. However, in the past six months, maybe, I’ve started to find my stride and figure out what I really like. On Friday, I tried a new gluten-free bread by Udy’s and I it. I’ve had toast with jam for breakfast the past few days and it has been grand!


I want to know which books I get to choose from for the February book from Book of the Month. I know I only have to wait two more days and I still want to know now. First world problems.


I need more time to get caught up on my homework so I don’t feel so overwhelmed.

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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6 replies
  1. Anne@HeadFullofBooks
    Anne@HeadFullofBooks says:

    Terrible about the contaminant in the drink. Did he still have some in a cup so they could check or were they (healthcare workers?) guessing. Awful. Glad you found a good tasting bread. I have found that I have to eat organic bread because apparently I am sensitive to that RoundUp chemical that is often used on grains. If I don’t use organic then my joints start aching like crazy. Have a good week.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      He does still have the drink. Right now the Health and Police departments are doing their thing. However, they want us to bring his drink to them in a couple of weeks. The suspect is mostly because Corey could taste it. He took one drink and thought it tasted off, but thought it might just be his taste buds. But, when he took another drink, he realized that it might be cleaner and stopped drinking it. Within 30 minutes, he had the reaction.

      It’s so interesting how our bodies react to different things. I’m glad you’ve figured out that organic bread doesn’t make your joints hurt. It doesn’t surprise me that RoundUp affects you like that. It probably affects everyone in some way or another.

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    Oh my gosh are you SERIOUS? I’m so sorry that happened. I hope that person is prosecuted if that’s what they did.

    It’s amazing also how food can affect our bodies. I used to eat just about anything but I’m much more careful these days.

    Take care this week. I hope your son recovers fully and doesn’t have further problems

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you! We’re hoping the person gets caught as well. We found out that this has happened before (not necessarily by the same person) and a policeman died because of it.

      Yes, food and our bodies are weird. I can’t eat much sugar anymore. Otherwise, it triggers my fibromyalgia. No fun.

      I’ll let Corey know. He’s my husband, actually, but he’ll be happy to shave off 20 or so years. Lol.

  3. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    That is awful, Jenni Elyse. I hope Corey is feeling better. I hope they catch the person behind it. That is so scary. And that on top of everything else you have been dealing with. For what it’s worth, I am sending positive thoughts your way and I hope things calm down for you.

    Since we have HBO/Max for the month, I will have to check out The Gilded Age if I can.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you! He is feeling better than he was. We’re still waiting to hear from the police. Thanks for the positive vibes. I really appreciate it.

      I hope you like The Gilded Age. 🙂 I haven’t had a chance to watch the second episode yet. I hope I will be able to soon.


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