Most of 2022 has sucked (for me) but April was a great month. We traveled to California, met some online friends and had many, many adventures.
Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. Moth came to stay the night and get into some real shenanigans with us. We hit the bowling alley in town on the request of Mr. C&M who was randomly craving attempting to bowl again. We did this YEARS ago and he was absolutely awful at it, and I made fun of him a lot. But if you play a lot of Wii Sports and now Switch sports, apparently it CAN translate to getting better at real bowling because we didn’t have to put up the bumpers this time. The Moths hadn’t played in years either (although Mr. Moth had played more recently than any of us) and they declared this was extra good fun and we need to do this on the regular.
We attempted to go to a Mexican restaurant that I had heard really good things about but unfortunately, they were not doing any dine in on the day that we decided to show up. We selected a decent looking burger joint that exceeded our expectations and also had margaritas.
After that we went home and played Switch Sports bowling which was just not nearly as exciting as real bowling anymore. 😛 Then, things got really competitive, and we played some Mario Party. Moth’s present game is always on-point, and I received some mighty sweet new swag:
4 out of 5 stars – I won this book in a giveaway hosted by Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy. When I couldn’t decide which book I wanted, I asked Tammy to send me one of her favorites and she was kind enough to oblige. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride through space to unravel a murder mystery on the outer edge of the galaxy. I haven’t decided if I will review it or not but here it be. I recommend checking it out.
The end of April also brought my school semester to an end. I did WAY better in Intro to Probability and Statistics than I ever dreamed I would. Math isn’t my best subject. I can do it, but I hate life while I do it. I actually enjoyed this class, so I think that says something about both the teacher and my dedication to learning. I have not had more than 3 weeks off of school at a time since I started back last summer so this round, I’m taking the summer off and continuing in the Fall. I am super excited to have the summer free to do literally whatever I want. (Still have to show up to work though unfortunately.)
What adventures do you have planned for this summer?
Good morning folks. It’s your favorite person, the perpetually tired Cupcakes & Machetes. I’m here to ask you; Does WordPress get more and more stupid to use every time you log on?
Because it feels that way to me.
Not really a lot going on here. Just trying to recover from one the worst work weeks I’ve had in a long time and I have mid-terms for Accounting coming up this week so it might be quiet here for a moment.
I’m VERY slowly making my way through Pet Sematary for a buddy read with Ms. Moth.
Picked up a couple of ebooks for very cheap:
Mr. C&M and I are all caught up on Attack on Titan now until January. I’m not sure what our next watch will be.
We have a vacation coming up in July and I cannot wait. We need to escape for a bit and do some exploring and just plan old have fun.
I hope everyone else’s week was better than mine. ❤
It’s actually well past coffee time. Although, I’ve met people that coffee time is also 10 pm. However, for myself, if I drink it anytime after 5 pm, I’m up half the night. It’s approaching dinner time here, I meant to post this earlier, but I decided to do schoolwork first and that led to hours of frustration.
I’m good now. I didn’t realize I was missing a whole section of my digital textbook/workbook, now I know why it took so long to be successful with my homework. I DIDN’T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION.
Now that I have that figured out, I’m going to start all over again and get back on track.
It’s only been one week since I started school but I can foresee this is my life now lol. Work, school, finishing bathroom and then sometimes, there might be room for other stuff.
Currently watching: Mr. C&M and I just started this for the first time and we are invested after only 6 or 7 episodes.
Did you get your taxes done on time?! We turned ours in months ago and still haven’t received anything. Sounds like that’s par for the course this year though.
Hello my favorite little weirdos! It’s the first Coffee & A Chat of 2020. A post where I just ramble about whatever I feel like because I can and I will.
First and foremost – I HAVE BOUGHT ZERO BOOKS IN JANUARY. I didn’t think I could do it but I did. I’ve been on an Urban Fantasy kick as of late and I own quite a few of those. I’m also working on a controversial non-fiction read. I take my time with non-fiction though or I don’t enjoy it as much. I have to finish it by March 3rd as that is when my Kindle Unlimited ends and I do not plan to renew it. I find I can read most of what I want that’s available on Unlimited within a month or two.
I’ve decided to not stress myself about posting on the blog so there may some weeks where I post frequently enough and others where I only post once. That does not mean however that I’m not going to keep up on YOUR blog posts. It’s a part of my morning coffee-before-work routine to see what everyone else is up to.
It hasn’t been a REAL winter here in my part of Michigan. All rain and ice and very little snow. Why am I complaining about this? Because it means I have little excuse not to go out when people ask us to and I was really looking forward to using that excuse to stay home more.
Mr. C&M and I have a lot of metal concerts planned this year. With no vacation to save up for, we’ll be doing more fun little things.
Tomorrow is the Super Bowl, which in general, I don’t care about BUT my boss has a crazy party every year so either I need to run out to buy a snack to bring or find an easy baked good to make, so ta-ta for now!
How has 2020 treated you thus far and what are you looking forward to the most???
Guilty as charged. I bought this as a birthday present for a
cat-obsessed friend but when I realized I could read it without
bending the pages/spine and making it obvious, I sat down with my
coffee and dug in. (This person doesn’t have any social media pages
so it’s a victimless crime.)
It is the purrfect graphic novel for your childless, cat-loving
friend. Purrhaps, even a friend with children and cats that still
retains their sense of humor. If your friend doesn’t like children
OR cats and prefurrs dogs, well there are a few pages of dog humor as
well. They’ll at least relate to how evil cats are.
So really, this comic has a little bit of everything for everyone. Making it a must-buy present for practically anyone in your life. Unless they lack a sense of humor and then, are you friends with an android?
Life pretty much consists of work, eat, sleep lately so not a whole hell of a lot of reading is getting done. Be that as it may, the love of books never rests. As such, I thought I’d share a super cute fundraiser that I learned about from one of the book club girls.
Crafty Cat Rescue in Ann Arbor, Michigan is throwing their first ever Book Lover’s Day event, called Books, Crafts, and Cats! The event includes; a silent auction with signed copies of books by the authors, different crafts every hour, costume contest, a huge book sale and discounted adoptions.
It sounds like an amazing event and it helps cats. As you know, cats and books just go together.
To help out, said book club girl was collecting book donations for the sale portion of the event. Of course, the rest of us had to help.
Ahoy there pilgrims! Sorry for the absence. We moved into our new house this weekend and that was a metric butt-load of work. Of course Comcast, because they’re Comcast, also screwed up our set up date so we were without internet for 3 days. The upside to that was at the end of every rigorous day, there was plenty of time to read before I passed out drooling onto my pillow. I’m making headway on my current read and awesome giveaway from Goodreads, Kings of the Wyld.
I am quite ready to be done with the stress and enjoy the summer but of course, our old place would really like to screw us as much as possible before we leave so that means another week of high stress, racing to clean it out and turn in the keys and pretty much hope that we don’t get screwed too hard without lube. I am so utterly relieved to never rent again.
I can’t get enough of the new place and precious little moments like having coffee with my cat at the dining table.
Samus is 3/4 miniature Australian Shepherd, thus she loves to ‘herd’ the cat much to the chagrin of Zelda. Last night Zelda refused to be herded and this is the dramatic response of Samus to the situation.
I wish I could say that the weekends are for relaxing, but they really aren’t anymore. If there isn’t house hunting happening, then I’m packing stuff up and trashing anything not worthy of moving. Add to that, that I’ll be going back to overtime every other week and shit is only going to get more hectic. It’s really not a bad thing since we had a cold, rainy winter and cabin fever has struck me hard in the last few weeks. So this isn’t whining, just stress relief.
I’m thinking of revamping the blog here soon. Problem is that I’m not all that savvy with customizing themes/layouts/widgets. If the appearance of this blog is random and makes zero sense, it’s just me learning my way about. Hopefully the final product will be legit.
My husband is finally going to contribute to his own section of the blog. But I’ll leave that final announcement for when he finally completes his first post. If you think I’m an awesome procrastinator, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. He takes it to the next level. Let’s just say, we’ve been talking about him doing this since I re-opened this blog about 8+ months ago.
Does not matter what is happening in life, these guys have no problem relaxing at a moments notice.