Just A Quick Check-In

Hello people of blogland!

So, obviously it’s been awhile since I’ve posted (although I did have some reviews set up ahead of time). Here’s the skinny: My broken computer has now been fixed, which means I can now regularly post again! BUT, I’m going to temporarily hold off on new posts for a short while.

Unfortunately, I had to get a wisdom tooth removed this past Monday, and as anyone who’s had a wisdom tooth removed can tell you, it kind of sucks. It wasn’t the easiest of extractions (they had to break my tooth into 8 pieces to remove it because it wouldn’t come out) and no, I was not knocked out for the procedure… just your usual numbing shots. So as you can imagine, my mouth/jaw is super sore right now. They’ve got me on some pretty heavy pain medication, and my body doesn’t like it. I’ve been feeling super nauseous, dizzy, and tired the last few days, and I’m still recovering. So, I’m putting myself on break, at least long enough to let myself heal and get off of medication… because I’m just not functioning right now. (and don’t even get me started on how tired I am of eating mush). Hopefully I’ll be feeling better closer to the weekend.

I have a ton of new review requests queued up in my inbox to go through (I promise, I’ll get to them as soon as I can) and then I’ll be back to reading and reviewing. Right now, using my computer or my kindle to read leaves me feeling motion sick, so I’m going to take the time to heal up before I jump back into things. I hope everyone has had a great couple of weeks, and I’m excited to be back!

Short Break – Computer Issues

Hello, ladies and gentlemen of blogland! Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you that I’m taking a short break from blogging for (possibly) a few weeks. Obviously, I’ve talked about my previous, numerous, computer problems (you can read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,  and here) yup, there’re that many problems. Anyways, my computer has decided to randomly shut down these days at extremely inopportune times, and after a little testing, we’ve discovered that the power supply on my computer is dying.

At this point, there are programs I can’t run, and things I can’t do unless I want my computer to shut off (and possibly not turn back on), which puts a little bit of a hold on my work. I’m in the process of contacting the company my computer came from in an attempt to replace the dying power supply, but basically, what this means is, I’m probably going to be without a computer for a few weeks (maybe less if I’m lucky, maybe more if I’m extremely unlucky) while I wait for my computer to ship, be fixed, and then be sent back to me.  Le sigh. <-can you hear my enthusiasm?

So for now, I am on hiatus. I may or may not have access to a laptop during this time in which to do posts—but I’m not counting on it. I will continue to read and write up reviews (which will be posted as soon as I am able), and yes, feel free to send me new review requests, but I may not get to them in a very timely manner until this situation is resolved. Please have patience, and I will endeavor to do the same.

2016 & The Winter Holidays

Oh man, it has been one hell of a long holiday season. You may have noticed that the posts have been winding down over the last few weeks—though the reviews have been on time (at least up until now) the Weekend Wrap-Ups and Free Fiction Fridays have dwindled—I promise they’ll be back. It’s just been a bit busy here lately. Unfortunately over the last week or so, I became terribly ill—having severe breathing problems until just a few days ago when I ended up stuck in an ER for 5 hours. To cut a long story short, my terrible allergies you’ve heard about time and time again spurred on a severe asthma attack, and for a terrifying few hours, I was struggling for air. I’d previously never had a severe asthma attack, so as you can imagine, I was terrified.

It’s all good now—I have meds that are keeping me breathing, though I still get winded wandering from room to room at the moment. To make matters worse my daughter picked up some kind of stomach bug while we were in the ER, and has been puking all over my house for the last 12 hours. As you can imagine, chaos has descended. So, I’m calling myself in a vacation. I’m still here, I’ll still post, but it won’t be on a regular schedule until the medical issues in my household wind down. I apologize for the delay on regular reviews and other posts, but I assure you, it is temporary. When things wind down a little more I’ll be ready to continue on as usual, bringing you brutally honest reviews with a side of some wonderful indie freebies. Keep your eyes peeled for further posts!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful, hopefully healthier holiday season, and I hope you are enjoying the start of the new year!