Sunday Salon

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I know it's been a while, but I am back for now. (Does the Sunday Salon image above look a little blurry to you?)

Anyway, I have been experiencing some extreme stress and anxiety lately and have found that escaping into reading again (and doing some blogging, even though I haven't posted yet) has been a great solution. The main thing we have still been dealing with are our fertility issues. I don't know where I left off, but after four failed IUIs and two canceled cycles, we ultimately decided to go the IVF route. The process was surprisingly emotionally difficult. It was, unfortunately, unsuccessful, which is also scary because other than trying this again (which is the current plan), we are coming up on the end of this journey. Very depressing. Very anxiety inducing. So, with all the stress at home, I have been letting work stress (which seems extra high lately anyway) really get to me!! I need a vacation so bad. Soon we will be attending a family wedding out of state, but I have a strong feeling the festivities for that week will not help me feel at all relaxed.

Okay, so in books... I recently read The Three by Sarah Lotz which I have written the review for and will post soon. I am really looking forward to some other fall reading I have planned. (My husband and I have Frankenstein planned for our annual read together). But otherwise I am reading Bad Feminist which I am enjoying. And I am re-reading Beautiful Ruins, which I loved, for book club in September. (I just looked back at the comments from when I wrote that review, and now I am thinking maybe I should listen to the audio this time around since I just started the re-read! But just looked at the library and they only have the audio on actual cd... so I have it on hold. Hopefully I'll get it in time to listen before book club!) I am also reading Five Days at Memorial which I was so excited about reading when it first came out but then never got around to it. I also need to finish re-reading Gone Girl before the movie comes out!

That's about it for now!