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Can you believe summer is almost over?
I certainly can't and with summer being over that means for us, back to school. With going to bed earlier, getting up way too early and of course school work, homework and the dreaded schedules of every day life, big breath, it has been a lot to take.
I have to say, it's already kicking my butt, which is why I've been so absent from the blogsphere. *sigh*
I usually start to get up early when I know school is right around the corner (I get up during the school year around 5:30) but this year it just didn't happen, for any of us so this first week back has been killer, but, we are slowly adjusting even if we are all a little sleep deprived. But it will get easier right? Please say it will get easier!
With summer I went for a lighter blog schedule and I have to admit, I loved it! It was nice being able to be more carefree and spend time with my family and it does (almost) make me want to stick to it. It isn't always easy posting five times a week so, we will see how it goes. For now, I'm going to work my way back into blogging a little at a time. I've never felt so much like a slacker as I have this week, I've missed all you guys and while it is nice to have a break, it is nice to be back as well.
Surprisingly I got a lot read over the summer, which was so nice. I was able to catch up on quite a few book series I had been neglecting and I got quite a few duologies and even some trilogies started and finished. There is nothing more satisfying than getting that good old TBR pile down and feeling like I accomplished something this summer besides the normal summer fun.
I did also binge watch a ton of Netflix (I should be embarrassed about this but I'm not). I caught some series I'd never watched before like Charmed and saw some new ones like Scream (so good you guys!! Watch it if you haven't! it kept me guessing the whole way through!), The Dead of Summer (kind of creepy and still airing on Hulu), and I watched Stranger Things (really good too!) and The Between (two seasons, surprisingly good as well), both Netflix originals and they both were different and fun. So yeah, I watched way too much late night TV but it was nice to veg out once in awhile and do nothing, especially on the hotter days when it was over 100 outside.
So in a nutshell that was my summer as far as reading and watching went. As much as I hate getting up early, it is nice to be on a schedule again and have the time I need to read, write reviews, and blog. It is so much easier getting all of that done without the kids around and all the distraction and chaos that comes with it. ;)
Hopefully I will be back in full swing before I know it, get some sleep somewhere along the way, and of course get to talk to all of you again. I've missed not being around every day but I know I'm not the only one that took some much needed down time and as much as I missed blogging every day, it was also a much needed break. Thanks for visiting whenever I did post and for sticking around, you guys are the best!!
(Thanks to kwizo and business insider for the images!)