Don’t Worry, I’m Still Alive.

Did you miss me? Of course you did. Unplanned hiatuses aren’t exactly uncommon in the blogosphere, and the reason is always “I have been very busy.” Which is true. I have been busy! Just like all of the other blogging slackers! I have been so busy that I have not even made a new goodreads reading challenge for 2014, nor have I even kept track of the books I have read so far this year.

Here is a rundown of what I have read recently:

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

The His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Cress by Marissa Meyer

One More Thing (Stories and Other Stories) by BJ Novak

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The Rotten Apple by the most handsome husband ever- Chris Stocking (This one comes out on March 22nd!)

ALSO, I started a new job in December. It’s a really good company with some decent benefits and I really like the people I work with. There is a lot of opportunity for growth within the company, which is something I was really looking for in a new job. And it’s full time. Say whhaaaatttt. I know, livin’ the dream.

Chris and I also got our own place. I know, I know, we are finally grown ups. We were married people living with a roommate, but no more! Now we are married people that actually get to open up and use all of our wedding presents (which I stashed away for this very occasion) and I have a whole new set of keys to keep track of. To sum up, in the last couple weeks I have really taken strides to join the realm of adults- I got a full time job, my own benefits, and we moved into our own place. I don’t even do laundry at my mom’s house anymore! (Let’s not mention that it’s only because she lives too far away now) It’s official, Chris and I are fully assimilated into adulthood. Wowza.

In more depressing news, I have been sick this weekend and my voice has been skipping out on me. It has been very unpredictable. The sucky part is that I am on the phone all day at work, so I really hope my voice comes back full time starting ASAP. I would really like to be up and running as usual tomorrow. Chris has been an angel taking care of me- making me a million cups of tea, keeping track of my medicines and when I am supposed to be taking them, and watching endless romantic comedies with me on Netflix (we just finished Runaway Bride). Needless to say, I picked a real winner. He’s marvelous.

Anyway, so ends the Casey update.

Thanks for keeping with me, even though I have joined the ranks of the laziest bloggers. You da best.

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Cheap Books

This week, my husband and I have been scouring Goodwills and Salvos for books. Why didn’t we think of this before? Why? We have absolutely no idea. Recently, we have gotten almost 20 books, including a box set of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, which I have been looking for for a long time! I really don’t know why we have not been looking at thrift shops for books before. We are always on the lookout at yard sales, household sales and bazaars, but those things typically only take place in the summer. We now have two tall bookcases, a short bookcase, a CD tower, three shelves, and four stacks of books that we will someday need to pack up into boxes when we move. Does anyone have a forklift we can borrow?