Sunday Sum~Up


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!

This week was a whirlwind. The nonhubs returned from California briefly only to now be on a flight to Tennessee. We had multiple appointments to juggle and a few things to work through at home. I did accomplish a nice amount of reading and several posts though. So no complaints there. I thought I might start including a few extras each week like the shows or films I am watching, etc. It adds some variety and I have fewer reviews going up right now.

Health update: I mentioned last week that I received hearing aids. They are great! I love not having to ask others to repeat themselves. Now I can catch the kids when they sass under their breath haha. I saw an acupuncturist this week and it was amazing. I cannot say whether the long-term therapy will be successful, but I found it greatly helped me focus and find some stress/anxiety relief. I am continuing with the hour-long sessions and waiting on a referral to a naturopath. I am looking forward to exploring alternative options. Symptoms are still at a high and I was placed back on Valium and a new anticonvulsant, so my responses and blog visits are still limited as I adjust. I have even missed a few days of work this month. But I am feeling very positive about this new direction of treatments.

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13 Minutes

By Sarah Pinborough


I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?

(New)Other Happenings

  • This week I participated in the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you Greg for the nomination!
  • I mentioned a discussion post about blogging groups that I was hesitant to share and received a ton of positive feedback and support. But I have decided to leave it on hold now. The reason being that it simply reads too negative at the moment. And that is not what I want for the blog. I will continue to edit and share when/if I feel I can convey my thoughts in a better manner.

What I am watching this week!

In one simple answer; Murder Maps on Netflix. I am in love with this show. They have 3 seasons available. These are easy to digest episodes (docudrama) that explores the darker history of London and some of its more infamous murder cases. The narrator Nicholas Day is incredible and the history fascinating. Highly recommend!

That’s it! I have spent this week getting stabbed with needles and watching murder documentaries 😉 Sounds ideal for October. How has your month shaped up? Any new shows or books that you recommend?

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” 
― John Green

I hope you are all well!


Danielle ❤

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46 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

    1. I am really sick on this one so far. But only about 4 days in. I have to double it soon. I am trying to weather it out, remaining positive that it will help when I adjust though ❤ The more meds they give me, the more sensitive I seem to become haha. Sending all the love back!


  1. I just finished 13 minutes !! :O I wonder what do you think about it? Happy to hear about your ears haha 😉 My best friend is in audiology and she was having this existential crisis if any of her work would do any good but yes it would 😀

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    1. Audiology is so important! Losing my hearing has affected my life on so many levels that I would never have imagined. Tell her it does so much good ❤

      I loved 13 Minutes in so aspects (like really loved) but then struggled with a few others. Will be hard to review, which I need to do ASAP because I am way late haha. I think I saw your review is up. I will be taking a peak 😉


      1. Oh that’s so rubbish about the new meds’ doing that, hopefully things settle down soon for you. Sounds like you’re running yourself ragged my dear! Bet you’re counting down till nonhubs is home 🙂 I’m plodding skint as always xx

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        1. He is returning for two days and then back of to Cali for the week. This month has been terribly hard without him 😦 But I should not complain. He is the one having to travel and works so hard for us. I am sure the med symptoms will pass. Think of you often, even when I suck at social media – xx

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  2. I love that you can hear the kids sass under their breath now. 🙂 I hope your new treatments work for you!

    I want to read 13 Minutes. Looking forward to your thoughts!

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  3. Oh I like the idea of featuring the extras like Murder Maps.. I don’t have Netflix but at least I’ll know what everyone else is watching then :-). I’m also very interested in your take of 13 Minutes. I just finished Behind her Eyes and really liked that one but I’m wondering if it’s the same and if I would like it as much.. I’m very happy the hearing aids are making such a difference! Have a great week darling!

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    1. They are making a fantastic difference aside from the fact that I keep forgetting to put them in haha. It is an adjustment.

      I really liked 13 Minutes. I did struggle with a few elements, but love her writing. Will review soon I hope.

      Have a wonderful week also ❤

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  4. I definitely think alternative treatments are well worth exploring when other methods have failed. My dad thought acupuncture helped his back and neck but the limited number of sessions they give you don’t last long enough for him to continue pain free!

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    1. I may find myself limited in sessions as well because I am having to pay out of pocket and the hour long treatments are not exactly easy on the funds when talking weekly. But I am staying optimistic and will relish in any relief 🙂


  5. Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!😂😂😂 If I had a dummy (pacifier) I would have well and truly spat it out!😂😂😂 Gutted! You know how much I love negativity and you tease it with the discussion post and then take it away! Bad Danielle, bad bad bad!😂😂😂

    Joking! Of course, obviously, you have to be comfortable with what you post and how it’s written on your own blog. I really want to read it, makes puppy dog eyes, there’s probably a damn good chance I’ll agree with everything you’ve written too.👌

    Oh no! Poor kids! Being able to hear them sass under their breath, the horror of all kids! What did you say?! Nothing mummy, good, I thought not.😂😂😂

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    1. Lol yeah the kids are not thrilled with my new hearing. They have to be very cautious 😉

      I will share the post at some point. And I am sure it will spark some debate as I am disagreeing with the majority of the community on a relatively hot topic, but I need to make sure I am not being negative. I have no room for that in my life right now. With RL things hang in a fine balance and I must always aim for the best 🙂 Besides, I do not thrive on that sort of attention. You know me. I like being open and honest, but do not crave the spotlight. I am a tad shy haha 😉

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      1. To be quite honest the only thing that matters with the post is if you think it’s right to post and are pleased with it. We will all wait to read it and really, what it contains just like my discussion posts or anyone else’s is irrelevant. Not in a horrible way or that your or my opinion is irrelevant but irrelevant as in, no matter how many times we edit, read back, change a post or even how positive or negative it is there will always be haters and people who take offence no matter what the post or view is. Sadly, it’s just how people are, haters gonna hate and their will always be someone who acts like a numpty over something. So yeah, keep plugging away with it until you are pleased with it and that’s all that matters cos we can’t please everyone so we might as well just please ourselves.😀

        Hot topic?!? Ha, I’m that out of the cool kids circle in blogging that I haven’t a clue what the hot topics are!😂

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  6. very happy to hear acupuncture is going well for you & that the hearing aids are working well *insert happy emoji* You’ve piqued my interest in 13 Minutes so just as soon as I have a need for a palette cleanser lol, It will be on my tbr 😉

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  7. That’s such good news! ❤ I hope the treatments will do their charm. And I'm really intrigued by Murder Maps right now by the way. I was going to continue reading this afternoon, but now Netflix is calling me haha.

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  8. So glad about the hearing aids!! I do hope things keep on getting better for you, Danielle! And man, I guess its just the timing, but Strangers Things 2!!!! Oh, and you should TOTALLY check out Mindhunter. I’ve been waiting for that show to come out ever since they announced it and it does not disappoint. I believe you’d enjoy it as much as I do. 😉

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