Sunday News #31

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I’m slowly feeling less broken-hearted. I still miss Dax, obviously. I’m just really glad she’s no longer in pain.

I’m also feeling much better about my eyesight. My vision’s still fluctuating a bit, but not as bad as it was in the beginning now that I’m no longer taking antibiotic and steroid drops.


This week on the blog:


I still didn’t read this week because of my eyesight. I’m going to start reading again this week, though.

Before I had LASIK, I started reading A DRESS OF VIOLET TAFFETA by Tessa Arlen. I’m going to put it on hold, though. I can tell I’ll like the story; I’m just not in the mood for it right now.

My book club meets this week so I’m going to try to get LINES OF COURAGE by Jennifer A. Nielsen read by our meeting. Then, I’m going to start A THOUSAND MILES by Bridget Morrissey.


I’ve been listening to a lot of music this week so I’m sharing two songs. The first song is from JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. About a month ago, I bought some new clothes and one of them is a rainbow-colored jacket. I wore it this week and my husband started singing “Joseph’s Coat” to me. I, of course, had to listen to the whole soundtrack after that. (The video’s from the film adaptation of the play.)

The second song is one I discovered while watching CODA on my AppleTV. It’s a song I grew up playing on my player piano, and I love Emilia Jones’ rendition. The song is “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell. (The video’s from the movie.)


As I stated above, I watched CODA on my AppleTV this week. It was such a heart-warming story. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it’s based on the book of the same name. CODA stands for Child of Deaf Adults. If you have an AppleTV and haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it.

We also watched the RESIDENT EVIL series on Netflix. I enjoyed it a lot View Spoiler ».


I love that Corey and I are basically done unpacking. We just need to hang our artwork and buy a few things for organization and then we’ll be done.


I want to start crocheting and knitting again. I haven’t done either since December.


I need to get ready for school this week. The new semester starts next Monday. I’m taking 15 credits, which includes my nemesis class Basic Computer Programing. Hopefully, I’ll get it done this semester. Third time’s the charm, right? (It’s not that it’s difficult. I’ve just gotten really sick both semesters I tried taking it and got so behind that I couldn’t finish it. Let’s hope I stay healthy for the next four months. )

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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46 replies
  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    I started Resident Evil but haven’t gotten very far yet. And I hope you’re feeling better after your LASIK. I’ve heard the results are usually pretty amazing.

    Good luck with school too! I don’t think I’d be good at programming. 🙂

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Greg! I am feeling pretty good after LASIK. I can see far away without problems. Sometimes my vision’s blurry; that’s to be expected, though, for the first couple of months. 😀 I hope you enjoy RESIDENT EVIL. It was a wild ride.

  2. Roberta R.
    Roberta R. says:

    Great news about the unpacking, and especially about your returning vision – I hope you’ll be able to read without strain soon!

    A rainbow-coloured jacket is just my kind of thing 😀. I LOVE colours.

    I hope your course will go smoothly this time – BCP is a thing that I would like to try my hand at if I got the chance…

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      My LASIK surgery was a complete success. 😀 I can see far away without problems. Sometimes my vision’s blurry; that’s to be expected, though, for the first couple of months.

  3. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    It sounds like progress on the eyes, the grief and the new place. Those are all positives! Progress, even small steps, always is.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      My eye surgeon also told me I could do one eye too. I had a friend do the one eye thing and she sees just fine. I elected to do both of my eyes and wear reading glasses. It’s worked out great other than my vision fluctuating right now which is normal for a couple of months after LASIK.

  4. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    Any Dream Will Do? Is that the song from Joseph? Love it! Oh and Both sides now is a classic, but a lovely song. Glad both songs are inspiring for you at the moment.

    Hopefully your eyesight will be better this week and you can get back to reading.

    Take care of yourself!!

    Elza Reads

  5. Louise Hallett
    Louise Hallett says:

    I’m glad the eye surgery went well and hope your vision will settle down quickly. It sounds like you’ve settled into your new home really well too.
    Both those songs are just so amazing, thank you for sharing them.

  6. Jodie
    Jodie says:

    I’m glad to hear your eyesight is improving. I was lucky enough to see Donny Osmond in Joseph years ago when the theatre production was here in Vancouver. I loved CODA too! Have a wonderful week ahead.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Jodie! 😀 That’s awesome that you got to see Donny Osmond in Joseph. I’ve seen Joseph with Donny’s nephew as Joseph. He did a great job as well.

  7. Emily @Budget Tales Book Blog
    Emily @Budget Tales Book Blog says:

    I am glad that you are healing and that your eyesight is better. I have tried crochet and knitting. I am not very good at either. I am not creative in any way, shape or form!

    Have a better week next week.

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Emily! 😀 Crochet, knitting, and very minimal drawing are my only creative outlets. My mom used to sew, knit, paint. She was truly creative. I miss her.

  8. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    I’m so glad you’re just about all moved in. It’s so stressful not having everything where you can find it. I’m going to have to check out CODA. I love a good heartwarming story.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Wendy! 😀 It’s so much better now that we know where most things are. We still have a few things in storage that we need to get.

      I hope you like CODA. I want to read the book now. I didn’t know it was a book until after I watched the movie. I’m hoping it’s just as good or better. 😀

  9. Tessa
    Tessa says:

    I’m so glad you finished unpacking. That must be such a relief. Hope your eyesight is getting to be where it’s supposed to be after the lasik and that you have a wonderful week!

  10. Sara
    Sara says:

    My heart goes out to you during this time, Jenni <3 Dax <3
    CODA was my favourite movie last year – so happy they won! Was jumping up and down when I watched the academy awards. The father character really was amazing, loved him and so happy for his award.
    Take care <3

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Sara! 😀 I really appreciate it. <3 And, I'm so glad you loved CODA. It definitely deserves the praise and awards that it has received.

  11. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Yay for the unpacking being done and being able to read again! I am already looking forward to my eyesight being back to normal. I hope you have a great week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Anne! 😀 To be honest, my husband did most of the unpacking. I helped with our bedroom, the bathrooms, my library, and a little bit in the kitchen, but he did the rest. He’s a rockstar. Lol.

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