Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

1. My daughter finally got to go "live" on the pump Friday. No more shots (for the most part). And she'll only get deep poked once every 2-3 days versus 4-5 times a day. Unfortunately, the technology is not at the point where she won't have to prick her fingers 4+ times a day yet. We still have to tweak it and such until we figure out what's right for her body, but it will give her more freedom. No more timing meals, snacks, bedtimes, and wake-up times!

2. I made a bedside pouch for my ereader.
It's designed to match my favorite "magic" blanket.

It's magic because whenever I cover up with it, I go to sleep. Even when I'm not tired or have been dealing with insomnia.

3. An update on the pump (#1). Things aren't completely ironed out, but oh.em.gee, I forgot what it was like to be able to sleep in and not have to time meals *just so*. My daughter has also taken to doing her own dosing. It's been pretty freeing for me, so I can only imagine that it's just a million more times freeing for her. 

4. Got approved for a few more titles at netgalley. I had a post set up to do Mailbox Monday, but I was busy on a Monday (for once?!) and it didn't get posted. (Next Monday, it will.) I made sure to limit how much I requested and made sure the release dates were in the future. I still get a bit shocked when I get approved. I always tell myself "declined" as I open the notification emails so that I am mentally prepared for being turned down. 😓 (Hey, it works for me!) 

5. Finally sat down and watch Bridget Jones' Baby. (Yes, I'm way behind). It was surprisingly not terrible. Not something I'd recommend to everyone, but a decent lighthearted watch. (Let's be real, we all knew who she was going to end up with.) 

6. Saw Despicable Me 3 in theaters with my dad and the kids. It was okay. Definitely better than The Minions Movie. The part with the girls, the minions, Gru's mom, and Balthazar Brat were pretty good, but the whole Gru and Dru thing was bleh. The kids enjoyed it, though it mostly convinced them that they have to see The Emoji Movie (which looks absolutely awful). 

Until next time.~*☀Shannon


  1. So glad that the pump is working out!

    Love that ereader pouch!

    I also enjoyed Bridget Jones's Baby, although I don't really like the Colin Firth character...LOL.


    1. Me too! *^-^*

      Thanks. I spent way too much time on trying to figure out what I wanted to do. (I actually did two failed ones that didn't feel right before figuring this one out yesterday.)

      I remember Mark Darcy being more likable in the first one. He was much too standoffish in this one. They played up the love triangle far too much. (We've been waiting 15 years, we know who she gets with.) And the whole "you love someone because they feel like home" scene was done too early. I think it could have actually been a really memorable scene had they placed closer to the end of the movie.
      ---And I don't know why Emma Thompson kicked both of them out of them out of the delivery room when it was time for Bridget to have the baby?!?!?!?

  2. #5- I just saw that a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. So much better than the second one!

    1. The Edge of Reason is so bad, I've only ever been able to sit through it once!