Sunday Sum~Up

Sunday Sum_Up (1)

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!

I am still semi-absent as I tackle lingering fatigue and symptoms, but hopeful some med adjustments will help provide some relief soon until additional testing is started. In the meantime, I apologize for continuing to respond to comments and social media at a snail’s pace. A larger portion of my time is still spent in bed.


I have decided to revive my “You Choose, I Read” feature. It has been in the works for a month or two, but after a kind follower (Thank you Karen) let me know that it was missed, I am even more excited to bring it back this coming week. Real life is moving at a more steady pace, and I continue to explore more healthy and clean eating and physical activity to aid with symptoms. I am making homemade yogurt this weekend and actually excited about that haha. I guess I have hit that point in life where even the little things are the best. I also discovered a new blend of tea called Cha Cha by Adagio Teas that I have been infusing with lavender for headaches and highly recommend.

Aside from that, it has been slow and steady here at home. Which is completely fine with me.

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36697848The Wicked Deep

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Currently Reading

36521316The Shape of Water
By Guillermo Del Torro & Daniel Kraus


It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.

Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions…and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live.

But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming.

Other Happenings

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” 
~Charles William Eliot

I am currently checking out Fallet on Netflix and a few other shows. So I have not actually decided what I am watching. I am also still favoring my classical music station on Pandora and the sound machine due to the tinnitus. What have you been reading or watching this week? Any recommendations for me?


Danielle ❤

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47 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. Homemade yoghurt? Sounds yumm.. don’t even know how to make that. This weekend I bought a box to make banana bread. I only have to add yoghurt and bananas. I have made banana bread myself but the box just looked so inviting. The Shape of Water movie vs book, I can’t wait to hear! Have a good week lovely!

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      1. If you’re meaning favourite as in make – all I’ve ever tried is this make my Ringtons. I’m still a newbie in terms of trying teas, but I’m a total tea lover. So I’ll get there, and then there’ll be no turning back haha. You too Danielle xx

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  2. I wonder what The Shape of Water is like as a book. Usually I’m wary of books that are written based on a movie script because I came across novels of this kind I didn’t like. Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  3. The little things are the best, I think, sometimes. I’ve also come to that conclusion! Glad you’re relaxing a bit, and the new tea sounds nice.

    Nice to see your feature coming back. And I really need to see The Shape of Water.

    I’ve been watching Dark on Netflix and quite like it!

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    1. I loved Dark! I am glad to see it is getting some deserved love. I was disappointed to see a few I recommended it to did not like it.

      The Shape of Water was fantastic. And then they released the book which supplies some additional back story. It seems backwards, but for me it is working haha.

      Always the little things. Have a wonderful week Greg 🙂


  4. You´re making your own yogurt?! I´m so curious about that. I´m one of those people who go out of their way to grow their own stuff and cook from scratch mainly because of the health benefits. I failed miserably making Mozzarella last weekend. ❤
    I don´t think ANYTHING I´m watching or reading now would tickle you senseless. It sure isn´t tickling me one bit. Lol. Poor character development, so far.
    You shouldn´t be worrying about NOT getting attending to comments fast enough. * wave off * No one is running away. Neither are the comments. ❤ I hope time flies and your med adjustments will bring some positive results. ❤ Btw- Great post idea ( You Choose, I Read ). ❤ ❤

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    1. Aw ❤ Thanks! The yogurt making is in process but questionable,. Chekc back tomorrow hahaha. I am trying it in my instant pot. I wish I could grow here, but it has to be container, and I failed miserably last time. Now our rude neighbor destroys everything so I am afraid to invest the money and time ❤


  5. I hope you feel better. Homemade yogurt is something I definitely want to try soon. Also, doing Whole30 helped a lot of with fibromyalgia and other physical complaints, particularly gut stuff, but I’ve recently realized a lot of the supplements I’ve been taking have additives that are problematic. Maltodextrin, for one. (Spoiler: it and other variants of MSG are in nearly everything.)

    Anywho… feel better! Naps and Netflix are good things to have!

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    1. Yeah, my doctor pulled me off all supplements they had me on aside from two multivitamins. I am trying to really stick to clean eating and have cut red meats and many sulfas which has helped a lot. I have some more testing to undergo, but will stick with these changes regardless because it is better for me ❤ The yogurt is one hour from done? Time will tell so fingers crossed haha. Thanks Heather!

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  6. Did you change up your Sunday Post format a little bit? I love how it looks this week! 🙂 I never would have thought to mix peppermint and chamomile together, but the blend sounds delicious. I’ve bookmarked it so I can order a sample! And I think you’ve shared other tea ‘recipes’ with lavender infused in them before? I love the idea of Earl Grey with lavender 🙂 Looking forward to your new-old feature and still sending all the good thoughts your way ♥♥

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    1. Ah, I have just been cleaning it up and removing some unwanted graphics ❤ I did tweak my blog format slightly a bit ago. It feels cleaner to me. So I am glad you approve. The tea is great! And they send the largest bag haha. The new-old feature is scheduled for Thurs, I think. Do not quote me. Meds have me out of my head ❤


  7. Yay for the You Chose, I read feature 🙂 So fun and unique.
    Hope the yogurt turns out well. Is it plain or with fruit? Once I’m moved into my house, I have a few sheet pan recipes to try and some vegetable ones (can’t recall the cookbook title)

    Sending good health wishes! 🙂

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    1. Hahah thanks Karen 🙂 I knew you would be pleased. I think it is going up Thursday (You Choose, I Read). The Yogurt is plain since it is first attempt. I do keep fruit and vanilla to add though. Fingers crossed. I have about just under an hour before I find out if it turned out!


  8. Ugh! I wanted to come on here and say I hope the med adjustment is helping, but I saw on FB today that it was making you sick. I hope it all gets figured out quickly!

    I’m looking forward to seeing what that “You choose, I read” series is all about. If it’s what I think it is then that sounds really fun!

    And I relate to the yogurt thing, because I get really excited about baking bread ha ha.

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    1. Oh yeah, these meds have me in a fit. They doubled down on my seizure meds and plan on running eeg to see if my blackouts are seizures. I am sick to my stomach and foggy as hell 😦 But hopefully it will settle! I am just miserable and whiny.

      The feature will be up this week 😉 And you better participate haha ❤ I say that will all love.

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  9. Slow and steady won the race! How fun that you are trying to make yogurt! Haha I would want to read about how that goes Danielle! And I too love the idea of you bringing back the we choose you read feature! That’s pretty fun… ♥️ I hope this next week I should going good for you.

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  10. Do you plan on checking out Lost in Space (on Netflix) soon? 😮 I want to give it a shot but so far I’ve only heard 1 friend who loved it while other random people out there having some… interesting… things to say about it. Yet it looks so interesting! Hope you rest up and enjoy your little adventures, Danielle! 😛 Send me some yogurt too!!! I love me some yogurt (greek yogurt is life). Actually, don’t send me yogurt. That might not be a good idea… LOL

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