Thinking about:Finding a new job. I've been working for a surgeon for the past five years. I started off as a part-time receptionist. Within one year I was full time, also doing his transcription. Within two years I was also the surgery scheduler. Now I am the office manager and biller on top of everything else. I really REALLY like my job. I love the people I work with and I love our patients and the surgeon himself is a great boss. HIS WIFE, on the other hand, makes my life miserable. She has to oversee everything. She does his coding for the surgeries and she overbills all the surgeries (i.e. Medicare fraud) and when the insurances call her out on it - she wants ME to find a way to make them pay for it. It's all too much. I'm a Christian woman and I see her doing this and then on top of it yelling at ME because the insurances won't pay for 2 hernia surgeries when the operative note clearly states that he only repaired ONE. I had to turn off my phone because she will not stop texting me. It's SUNDAY morning. On the blog last week..... Trying to get my flow back. HHM, The Monday Book Report, and Book Beginnings. On my reading pile....I finished "A Cowboy for Christmas" by Lori Wilde. This was pretty good 3.5 stars. I'm now reading four NON-Christmas books: Almost done with *real* book: Julia's Hope by Leisha Kelly The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell The Power by Naomi Alderman Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
On my TV..... So many Hallmark Christmas movies! lol Ghost Adventures YouTube videos Movie of the week...... My favorite Hallmark Christmas Movie of the week was ......... uhhhhh ........... A Bramblehouse Christmas - and the new one with Tia Mowry, My Christmas Inn was good.
On the menu for this week....
Sunday - Scalloped potatoes and ham with green beans Monday - Homemade pizza
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Spaghetti with steamed broccoli
Thursday - Tuna sandwiches and soup
Friday - Dinner @ Dad's - probably pizza out
Saturday - Jolly Family Christmas Party - Potluck
Best recipe of last week...... Thanksgiving dinner of course! On my to do list.... Dishes Laundry Dollar Tree Drive Jennah to a friend's house Finish up planners Blog The Monday Book Report
Looking forward to this week.... Family Christmas party, decorating the familly tree (ours is done) making a Christmas dessert with my nephew
Looking around the house....Just started decorating. The tree is lovely and the lights make me happy. I should keep some lights up year round! Bible Study..... I am back doing my Ruth study. She was so loyal, patient, and kind - I want to be more like Ruth!
WHAT DID I READ THIS WEEK: I finished three books, but none of them were amazing. They were all pretty good though. A Christmas Homecoming This one was cute but had no substance. If you want a quick, romantic Christmasy read, you might want to pick this up.
I also finished Colleen Coble's "Tidewater Inn" This one was ok, but no as good as her usual books. 3.5 stars Finally, finished Debbie Macomber's "Starry Night". This was my favorite of the three, still it barely rated 4 stars.
WHAT WAS THE BEST THING IN MY MAILBOX THIS WEEK? I received some handmade cards from Etsy to send to my penpal from the Victorian Letter Writing Guild. WHAT BOOKS DID I BUY/BORROW THIS WEEK: From the library, I borrowed Susan Wigg's "Candlelight Christmas" and Lori Wilde's "A Cowboy for Christmas". WHAT IS THE BOOK I MOST WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON RIGHT NOW: Marilla of Green Gables. On my Amazon Christmas wish list! FAVORITE BOOKISH MEME AND/OR BLOG-VLOG: I'd like to thank Books in Bloom for hosting #Frankenfest, where I won a $10 Amazon gift card! Also, Caffeinated Reviewer for hosting the #HohohoRAT, which has been a lot of fun.
ANYTHING READING RELATED, ETC.: What books are on your Christmas list this year??
The weather in my neck of the woods..... We've had some wimpy snow. Pretty to look at, but it's not quite cold enough to stick! Right now I am....Blogging during commercials of a Christmas movie! Thinking about.... Holiday planning and budget. On the blog last week..... Behind again - this past couple of weeks have been uber stressful On my reading pile.... I haven't been reading nearly enough. Over the past couple of weeks I finished Debbie Macomber's "Starry Night" 4* "A Christmas Homecoming" 3* and Colleen Coble's "Tidewater Inn" 3*. I need something amazing now. These books were all just ok. On my TV..... Hallmark Christmas movies YouTube videos Chicago Med Ghost Adventures Movie of the week...... My One Christmas Wish with Amber Riley (Mercedes from Glee) It's beautiful and touched my heart! And it's based on a TRUE story! Definitely look for this one!
On the menu for this week.... Breakfasts: Egg and turkey bacon breakfast sandwiches on homeade 3-point everything bagels Lunches: Roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, turkey and gravy *festive*
Thursday - THANKSGIVING! Turkey with all the trimmings
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - YOYO
New recipe I want to try...... For our Jolly family Christmas party (12/1) I am supposed to bring a dessert. We have a LOT of kids between 2 & 13, so I want something kid friendly. I also want to make these with my daughters and my 9-year-old nephew. These look perfect!
On my to do list.... Dishes Laundry Update planners Vacuum living room Meal prep Looking forward to this week.... 3-day work week Thanksgiving with family Black Friday
Right now I am.... Waiting for Jennah to get ready so I can drive her to work.
Thinking about.... As usual, just trying not to overthink.
On the blog last week..... Bare bones. Only HHM and The Monday Book Report. On my reading pile....I finished "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Deliah Owens. It was an excellent book. I give it 4.5 stars.
On my TV..... (I might be obsessed) Hallmark Christmas movies! "Christmas Cookies" "My Christmas Dream" "The Nine Lives of Christmas" "A Christmas to Remember" "Coming Home for Christmas" "Christmas at Holly Lodge" "Sharing Christmas" "Rocky Mountain Christmas" "Christmas Joy" "Engaging Father Christmas" "Marrying Father Christmas"
On the menu for this week.... (VERY unprepared!)
Sunday - Taco Skillet Monday -
Wednesday - Dad's birthday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy, green beans
Bible Study: I've returned to finish my study on the book of Ruth!
Sorry so short again - All my time has been taken up watching Christmas movies apparently! Have a blessed week!