April 2020 Recap

A recap of my favorite books, movies, tv shows, and life from April.

Header credit: Slava Stupachenko

Personal

I’m sick of being sick: Literally, on the first, my allergies started acting up, which I expected, except I got a cold on top of it. The cough was the worst part and I actually had to call off work. I didn’t have a fever and the cough wasn’t dry and eventually it went away but then I was just left with allergies: sore throat, coughing, and even wheezing when I breathe (which I never dealt with before.)

But this is the third time this year I’ve been sick and that’s not even counting the weeks I dealt with a back strain. I just want to workout and every time I try, literally, something happens days after.

Work is work: I’ve mentioned I work in a grocery store (I sell alcohol and make food) and as you can imagine, it’s tiring and every day is busy. It hasn’t let up in almost two months. One of the most annoying parts is seeing some of the same people come in numerous times during the week. Everyone agrees we need a month vacation when things start to clear up because everyone is physically and mentally exhausted.

I’m rewriting my book: I’ve thought about it for months. I spent $600 last year to have it professionally edited and here I am…I’m just not happy with it. I can’t imagine publishing what it is now. There are some things I want to tweak and right now I’m doing a quick draft which is me just writing down everything that happens, no dialogue or description.

My neighbor’s pet pig is out: Yes, my neighbor has a pet pig, who lays on their front porch all day, sometimes with a blanket covering it when it’s cold. He’s adorable, sometimes the highlight of my day, and is one of the reasons why I stopped eating pork.

Cat Update: If you didn’t read my lastest post (which I linked below) there are…kittens. I about lost it when I saw them hiding in the corner on the second floor of my garage. Right now, I’m just letting them with their mom since they’re only 4-5 weeks old but we will eventually find homes for them. And I do plan on keeping one (I’d keep all three if I could.)

Accomplishments

  • I survived another month of sickness and overall bullshit
  • I didn’t get the virus…?
  • I read at least two books
  • I posted every week
  • My blog got over 3,700 views
  • I stopped stress eating by the end of the month so I’m eating better
  • I’m doing a good job of saving money and actually thinking about buying things before I do

Favorites

Nintendo Switch Lite + Animal Crossing

I splurged and got myself a Switch with Animal Crossing. I saw some people say the Lite isn’t worth it but I personally like it and love Animal Crossing. It arrived just as I got sick so it was something to do while I laid around, hacking up my lungs.

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Saved By The Barn

Saved By the Barn is a new show on Animal Planet showcasing the Barn Sanctuary who saves farm animals and brings light to them. No matter if they’ve been abused or born with disabilities, they take all kinds in. Hell, my family’s joked (but kind of seriously) about getting a pig.

saved by the barn

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“break your glass slippers” by Amanda Lovelace

I’m a big fan of Amanda’s poetry and found out, on the exact day of release, she wrote another book. I couldn’t wait and it did not disappoint. Like a lot of her work, the book is motivational and can resonate with so many people. It even has a forward by another favorite author of mine, Nikita Gill.

fairy godmother says

you are limitless.

you can have the lipstick.

you can have the sword.

Kinky Boots Rewatch

A few years ago I saw Kinky Boots while they were on tour and my family and I loved it. Then I discovered it on Broadway HD and signed up for their free trial just to watch it. It’s the London cast and I think they did a great job.

kinky boots

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Posts

May Goals

I’m feel pretty motivated going into May to eat better and get back into a workout routine, which is the first time I have since the beginning of the year.

  • workout 3-5x a week (I’m keeping it open since I don’t know what work will be like)
  • finish the rough draft of my book and start actually writing it
  • spend more time outside
  • continue to be meatless 2-3x a week
  • manage to get the kittens out of the garage, get their mom fixed, and stop waking up at 4 am due to kitten-stress

Personally, even when businesses start to open, I don’t see myself going out any time soon. I’m also sick of people in general. If anyone is wondering my job is giving us bonuses and free lunch every day but I’m just tired. However, my first vacation of the year is less than two months away so that’s something to look forward to.

How has your April been?

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8 thoughts on “April 2020 Recap

  1. Alyssa Flynn says:

    I didn’t know Amanda Lovelace had a new book! I’ve really enjoyed her poetry as well so I’ll have to check it out. Kudos to you for accomplishing anything while working where you do at a time like this, and while dealing with allergies on top of it. I hope your May is far less stressful

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  2. MomsBookCollection says:

    Wow you are a busy person! I thank you for doing your job and i believe you should get a break. I try not to go to the store more then twice a week as well i have 6 people plus 2 animals in my family and my children are giant pigs…. like most children should be haha.
    I hope May is kind to you and you have an awesome month.

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    • quibblesandscribbles says:

      Thank you so much 😊 I can totally understand coming in 2-3 times for bigger families. I’m doing the shopping for mine of 4 (since I’m already here) and do twice. Its the ones who come in every day, only buying a couple things so they have an excuse to come in tomorrow 🙄

      I hope you have a great May as well ❤

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  3. screenstreams says:

    I’m a fellow shop worker too, I can relate to your pain! But we can get through it all together 💪

    Your April achievements are amazing! Lots of writing, you know where you want to go and you got plenty of views – go you!

    I too am planning on working out, writing my book and updating my blog this month! We both got this 💪

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    • quibblesandscribbles says:

      Thanks for reading! I hope things start to get better at your job. It seems like the area I live won’t be reopening for at least, a few more weeks, so we just have to keep pushing.

      Good luck with all your goals! 🙂

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  4. Bexa says:

    It sounds like you have had a full on month, Meagan! Sorry to hear that you have been feeling unwell, it sounds like you deserve a break, thankfully not too much longer to wait until your vacation 🙂 Oh my, the pet pig next door sounds super adorable and would definitely brighten my day too. The kittens sound super cute and lovely you are going to keep one! I hope you have a good month and all the best with your May goals! ❤ xx

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