Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
I will also combine with my monthly wrap up for July
In my private life
This week I was back to work at home and the week was …hard.
I love my job but I need a clean break between job and private life or I won’t be able to be efficient. And working from home all the time for months now it’s an every day struggle.
I lived a burn out when I was 21 and I know my limits and how I work best to be in for the long run.
That means that I need some ME time, doing things totally different from my job like blogging, reading, hiling, making funko pops and bookstagramming. Just to recharge or reload the battery.
But hey, I am resilient and I will ponder kick back 😉
The interesting part of my week, and that’s sad when you think of it like that, was a visit to the speech therapist… for me!
With working from home and being in skype meetings all the time, my voice has changed and my vocal cords don’t close anymore.
I am no singer but I can’t reach some tune anymore and by the end of the day, my throat is hurting and I can only whisper.
Well, going into speech therapy is like entering priesthood!
You sign a contract vowing to: avoid alcohol, stop smoking, sleep a lot, not drinking too much coffee or tea, avoid long chat on the phone, avoid AC, sit and walk straight ….
Because all these factors influence our voice. I am lucky that I already did most of this!
I had to go to the hospital, wearing a mask and being checked for fever at the entrance. Then I had to sing, blow air, shout (can’t think of what people milling in the hall were thinking while earing shouts and my false falseto ) etc.
The bad news: no health insurance will reimburse my costs. The good news: that’s because my problem is not bad enough.
So yay, I’ll be in for three to five appointments.
I have to drink an infusion with thyme, clove, cinamon, honey the whole day.
And the most difficult is that I have to inhale while making sentences.
Easy you think? Well no! I have a ginormous lung capacity thanks to swimming for more than 40 years. That means that I can speak long sentences while inhaling only at the end.
Well, that’s bad for the voice and I have to inhale sooner. This is very weird as I have to “stop and resume” in the middle of my sentence. That also means that you can’t rant or shout or be very passionate while doing this!
I swear I’ll have to explain to my colleagues of they won’t recognize me 😀
One positive light this week!!!
An author contacted me on Instagram to commission and funko pop after one of her characters.
Usually, I don’t create pop for people I don’t know but she showed me a picture of her character and I fell in love with it!
You can see his face on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1207011806161370&set=p.1207011806161370
Basically, he is a fae with pointy ears, olive complexion, white hair in a bun and blue eyes. He is also wearing a suit with a waistcoat.
So I did it yesterday and I am very happy with how he turned out! It was a real challenge as I had to redo the hair totally, something that is still the hardest part while making custom funko for me.
I started from this funko pop:
And you can see below what he looks like now 🙂
I will ship it to Switzerland Wednesday and she was so happy that she asked me to make his mate! But I asked for a few weeks as I have lots of ARCs to read this month!
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
I won’t talk about all the books that I have read in July (I thought I had read few books in Julybut it was still an honorable month with 10 books!) but will give you my favorites!
And this week’s quiz is from Epic reads again and they ask us :
Which Book’s Color Palette Fits Your Vibe? Click on the graphic to take the quiz.
How was your month? Do we have books in common? What were your best reads?