I’m feeling many things. Today is Mother’s Day in the US and it’s a hard day for me. This Mother’s Day marks the 9th anniversary of when I last spoke to my mom. A week later, she passed away. As you can imagine, I’m feeling a bit sad as I remember her. I miss her so much.
I’m feeling thankful because as I remember my mom, I remember all the things she did for me. When I was in high school, she’d make sure I had a hot breakfast before I left for school. She always took care of me when I was sick or not feeling well. She gave me hugs whenever I asked for them. I could talk to her about almost anything. I always felt loved.
I’m feeling proud of myself for finishing this semester. It was much more difficult emotionally and physically than last semester and I didn’t give up. I’m glad it’s over and I’m excited to find out what my grades are later this week.
Finally, I’m feeling a bit nervous because I start a new semester on Wednesday. I’m only taking one class, though, since it’s summer. I’m actually retaking my computer programming class from this semester since I couldn’t get caught up after getting so sick in March. Wish me luck!
It has been quite the week! I blogged almost every day this past week. This week on the blog:
- Wyrd & Wonder the Fifth: Week One
- Top Ten Tuesday #16
- April Monthly Wrap-Up
- Review: Dear Emmie Blue
- The Horse and His Boy: A Disccusion
I haven’t read a single thing this week. It has been such a crazy week. I’m going to try to get caught up on the read-alongs I’m participating in for Wyrd & Wonder. I’ll focus on THE SUMMER TREE by Guy Gavriel Kay and THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black. I’d also really like to read my IRL book club’s May book CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth, but I don’t know if I’ll have time.
In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, I thought I’d share my favorite Star Wars music written by the fabulous John Williams, of course. The track’s called, “The Hologram/Binary Sunset.”
For those of you who aren’t as big into Star Wars as I am, it takes place in Episode IV: A New Hope when Luke looks into the sunset just after R2-D2 escapes, looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Princess Leia’s orders.
May the 4th be with you!
Corey and I finished watching Moon Knight on Disney+. It was awesome! Oscar Isaac was amazing. Also, I called the mid credits scene on the last episode.
We saw the new Dr. Strange movie on Thursday. I thought it was fantastic. I loved it. I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s easily one of my favorite Marvel movies. Corey, on the other hand, felt the opposite, lol.
We watched the season finale of Star Trek: Picard and I cried during a couple of scenes. I’m excited to see what season 3 brings.
Finally, we also watched the pilot of the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and we both really enjoyed it. I think it’s going to be fun and I look forward to seeing how this series plays out.
I loved spending a few hours yesterday with my friends. We went out to eat for lunch. It was a lot of fun.
I also got to see some other friends yesterday. They’re more family than friends. Anyway, they came over to help Corey load a moving truck to put some of our stuff in storage. We’re in the process of “staging” our townhome so we can put it on the market next weekend. Corey really appreciated the help.
I want our place to sell quickly. The sooner it sells, the sooner we can move into our new place and I can unpack my library. I packed up my library yesterday and I already miss sitting in my sanctuary. #firstworldproblems
I need to get used to having Twitter again. About four years ago, I deleted pretty much every single one of my social media accounts, except Instagram and Goodreads. And, I mean deleted them. I didn’t deactivate them so I could come back one day and get all my content again. I deleted my accounts. Social media was contributing to my depression and other struggles.
Last week, I decided to rejoin Twitter for Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon because a lot of the socialization for the readathon happens on Twitter. I made a deal with myself that if Twitter starts affecting me negatively again, I’ll delete my account and not look back. And, with going through DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) this past year, I feel so much more prepared to deal with Twitter. I’m staying away from accounts and topics that I know trigger me. I’m mostly following bookish people so that it remains fun and carefree.
If you want to follow me on Twitter, my handle is @jenni_elyse.
How was your week? Anything exciting happen?