Sunday Post #96 – Out of Pixie Dust

Posted October 9, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 29 Comments

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Happy Sunday y’all! What a week! A couple of weeks ago I told y’all that I had to take little man to the doctor for allergy/skin testing. The results were not good. Little man did great being poked and prodded but the test showed that he is highly allergic to just about everything that grows in our area and had severe reactions to dog, cat, horse, and feathers. My poor baby has true seasonal allergies that affect him just about year round. The asthma we thought he had is actually allergies. So this week we started allergy shots. For now he gets two shots a week of the next 36 weeks (yeah, you read that right). He’s a trooper, hopefully that continues.

Well….my Vols lost last night but MAN what a game!!!! They put up one heck of a fight, losing in double OT. It’s Bama next week in Knoxville and I’m like

Reading wise, it was an okay week. I’m participating in a group read-a-long of the Imdalind series by Rebecca Ethington and the author is stopping in weekly to discuss with us. It’s a ton of fun, but I’ll admit I’m an entire book ahead. I started the reread and could not stop 😀

Currently Reading

I’m close to halfway done with Rose & Thorn  and honestly I’m not sure what to think. I’ll let you know later ? I’m also listening to Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine, so far I like it better than Ink & Bone.  I also started Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram as a part of a group read this month. Love this author!

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

  • Trial by Dreams by Jolene Buchheit – blog tour, review of book #1
  • Top Ten Tuesday | “All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation” via the Broke and the Bookish
  • Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas – blog tour, review
  • Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 by JK Rowling – review
  • Weekend Reads | The Great Library by Rachel Caine (hopefully ?)

This Week’s Book Fix

What are you reading this week?

This week my husband is on vacation and little man will be on fall break so we are heading out of town on vacation. It will be our first (yes, first) ever family vacation and I’m super excited. We’re heading to the mountains for a couple of days, not going to do much but I’m still looking forward to it.

Before the vacation though, little man has a field trip to a local corn maze/pumpkin patch. I LOVE going to these. They are so much fun. I love seeing little man enjoy being out doors and learning new things.

With everything going on this week, I don’t anticipate much reading happening, but I will try 😉 What are your plans for this week?


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29 responses to “Sunday Post #96 – Out of Pixie Dust

  1. My son had seasonal allergies, he also gets Asthma from it. He is no fun in the winter or fall. This year was pretty rough for him but I do hope the shots help your son. That is a lot of allergies for a little guy, I hope he will grow out of them.

    Enjoy your time away! That sounds so nice, I have to make sure next year to plan my days off of work so I can take a week off for a mini staycation. I really want one this year but can’t get off.

    Have a great week, Lillian! Happy Reading! ox
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    • I hope so too. He’s miserable in the spring and fall. The doctor said that by the end of the 2 years he should see a significant reduction or absence of symptoms. That’s the goal anyways! Hope your son is doing well!
      Have a great week!

  2. Sorry to hear about the allergies. 🙁 Sounds like he’s being a trooper about it though. My cousin’s kid had the same thing- went in and had all the pricks and was allergic to a LOT of stuff. They’re recommending the allergy shot regimen for him too.

    Glad to hear PAper and Fire is good. And I love that cover of Immortals.
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    • I’m glad he’s being cooperative. I was worried since he’s only 5 but he’s my trooper. Hope your cousin is doing well! The skin testing is miserable.
      Thanks for stopping by Greg! Have a good week 🙂

  3. Allergies are the worst. My teenager is allergic to grass and when he was little it was awful. Hopefully, the shots help get it under control better.
    Vacations are the best but I don’t see a lot of reading time. At least mine never let me read.
    I wish I could read more than one book at once. I keep trying but I’m terrible at it. I’m glad to hear that the Rachel Caine book is good because I’ve heard the series is great.

    Thanks so much for sharing I hope you have an amazing week and enjoy your lovely new books.

    • It’s terrible! I hate that he is allergic to so much. I feel like we need to move because of it ?
      Yeah I don’t expect much reading this week with vacation. I just recently started reading more than one at a time. It’s been easy to keep track of them because of the different formats. I’m listening to one, reading another and discussing/group reading the other. Otherwise I usually just stick to one book at a time ☺️ Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I have allergies, but have never had shots to determine just what I’m allergic to….but I also have asthma, and those medications help, too.

    Enjoy your vacation…it sounds like fun.

    Your books are new to me…enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
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    • Yeah I’ve had allergies my whole life but never been tested. Little man’s were just so bad that he needed to be tested so we knew what to avoid. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lol! I don’t have much hope of beating Bama other than just making them play hard for the win ? I’m hoping the shots help his allergies. The doctor said we are in for about 2 years of shots but that he should have a significant reduction or complete absence of symptoms by the end.

  5. At least now you know it’s not asthma. I don’t know where you live but I hear that pollen and allergies are worst up north.

    I just discovered Rose and Thorn. I would like to read the first book before I get into that one. I hope you like it (:

    I’m curious to see what you thought of The Cursed Child. I feel like I had the opposite reaction that most people did or at least the reviews I read.

  6. Serial hottie was a cute read! Sorry about little man’s allergies! I know how tough that is! I did allergy shots for 3 years. It helped a little but I still can’t be around cats or sit in the grass. Both those things are too terrible!
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  7. Sorry to hear about your son’s allergies. Will he grow out of any of them? A friend of mine’s son was allergic to dairy until he was 3 or 4 and she had to keep getting him tested during that time.
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    • Well the doctor has started allergy shots on him. He said it takes 2-3 years sometimes longer to see results but that by the end of the regimen he should see a significant reduction or absence in symptoms. So crossing our fingers and hoping for the best ☺️

  8. I am so sorry to hear your son has so many allergies, although it is good to know for what he is allergic. I hope the allergy shots will help him. I am curious about that series by Erin Watt, not sure if I will enjoy it. But I heard a lot of good things about it and it made me curious. I might pick it up one day. I hope you’ll have an amazing vacation!
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  9. OOoh very nice! Sooo conflicted about buying the second Illustrated Harry Potter book. I know if I buy it, I am choosing to go down that road of owning them all! And so far…I’m struggling to imagine those later books as one since they get soooo long! Especially the 5th one! So yeah, conflicting times! LOL! I own the limited edition of the first book and am content with that…but the second book is so pretty too! LOL!

    Happy Reading!

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    • I love the second one! But I’m all for owning them all 😉 My son (at 5) is loving the illustrated versions. We’ve read them before but he likes seeing the pics. Hope you have a great week 🙂

  10. I liked both Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire, but I can see what you mean. They are such different books with way different circumstances for the characters. All of your new books look fun!
    Have a great vacation with your family! I know you must be excited.
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    • Thanks Karen! Ink & Bone and Paper & Fire are like night and day to me. I’m really enjoying this one much better than the first. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

    • HaHa! I know what you mean. I’m looking forward to it. He’s much better in the winter months than the rest of the year. He’s miserable then! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week 🙂

  11. So sorry to hear of your son’s allergies. I was diagnosed as allergic to grass and tree pollen when I was 14 and had a series of injections. But used to find early summer an ordeal, until we moved here by the seaside in my early 30s. My eyes are a little sore during June, but nothing like the severe symptoms I used to endure. These days, though, they know a lot more about the process so I hope the treatment regime will help him. In the meantime, have a great holiday:)

    • I hope so too. The doctor seemed hopeful. He said children usually respond better to the shots than adults so I’m going to pray he’s right. He’s miserable. He’s allergic to all but one tree that grows here, grass, several weeds and then all the animals he loves. It’s pitiful! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week 🙂

  12. That really sucks for your boy. I hope the shots will work soon.
    Love the sound and looks of your current reads. They are soo pretty.
    I hope you and your family have a great vacation. Enjoy and happy reading!

  13. I had to get the shots when I was younger, and they didn’t do much. But I have heard good things about the modern versions. I have several friends who are able to live mostly allergy free by getting the shots just a couple of times a year.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation.