Monday, October 11, 2010

Hauling Sunday XIV

Hi everyone!! Did you miss me? :P Sorry for the lack of posts in the past week. Life has been busy, chaotic and stressful lately ^_^;

Sigh, where to start? I guess from the beginning. I've been experiencing some health issues in the past two weeks. It all started when I suddenly got urinary frequency. At first, I thought it was an urinary tract infection and so, went to see the doctor who prescribed me antibiotics. However, after a week, I was still experiencing urinary frequency. Seriously, peeing every 30 to 60 minutes really does alter a life... and it's not fun :( Since the bacteria culture came back negative, the urologist is suspecting the kidneys. However, my blood test came back normal... So go figure. In any case, I have an ultrasound scheduled this Friday, so we'll see. However, right now, I think everything was due to stress ^_^; Seriously, seems like stress is going to kill me one day.

A lot has been going on at work also. We're in the process of publishing an article, my co-worker's work schedule has been erratic due to family emergency, the experiments are going so-so... and of course, it just had to happen all at the same time.

The only good thing that has happened is that I went to New Jersey/New York City the past week-end! Woohoo! My sister has been saying that she wanted to go somewhere for her birthday. She specifically wanted to go to New York City and initially, none of her friends could... so I told her we should go :) That way, I would get the chance to meet Hilcia and Christine :P And so, that's what we did! :) Because of my health issue and work, the trip was almost canceled, which added additional pressure. In the end though, my sister and I left early Friday morning and spent the week-end with Hilcia and we got to meet Christine :) I had an awesome, awesome time and a full post coming up very soon :P I was planning to share the good news with everyone, but yeah, it was very busy ^_^; Add in that I had relatives coming over during the week-end and staying in my room... that meant extreme deep cleaning ^_^;

So yes, life has been quite busy... however, I'm back :D Or at least, I'm planning on it :P and to start it all, here is my haul from the States :)

Here above are my new books from Borders. I have to say, I prefer Borders over Barnes and Nobles for some reasons.

Quickly, here's the breakdown of the haul.

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook - That was priority number 1 of the trip. Something's been going on with book delivery and some books have been showing up really late at the bookstores. Trade-size paperbacks have been most affected so far.

Healer's Choice by Jory Strong - This is book 3 in the series and I haven't read the first 2, but I'm intrigued with this one thanks to Tori's review.

The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks and Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt are two books I've gotten because of the great reviews they've received in blogland. Other books I bought because they caught my attention at one point and I was like, why not since they are cheaper in the States :P

Here are books I've got from Hilcia mostly :) She's a ruthless purger and I took advantage of it LOL. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin is a loan from Christine :P

All in all, I think that once again, I did great in the States LOL.


  1. I hope everything is ok and it's nothing serious.

    Can't wait to hear more about the trip.

  2. Good haul nath! Glad you had a fun trip. And I hope the doctor can figure out what's going on with you!

  3. I can't tell you how cool it is to be able to say I was with you when you bought all these books for your hauling Sunday post. ^_^

    I, too, had an awesome, awesome time meeting you in person last weekend and I can't wait to hang out with you again. Isn't Hilcia just the BEST?

    For the record, I would have GIVEN you Butterfly Swords instead of LENDING it to you if it wasn't signed to my name by the author. Sheesh. You make me sound so stingy about giving my books away! Oh wait. I am... LOL! :P

    Thanks for everything, nath! xo

    Please tell your sister I say hello! :D

  4. Nath, you have got to be the BEST and fastest book shopper I've ever known!! Organized with lists and everything. :D (I always forget what I'm going to buy and wind up buying something else, lol!)

    I had THE best time with you and Emilie! I'm so glad I finally got to meet you in person. Oh and don't listen to Christine, she's not stingy... she's great. I second Christine...thanks for everything Nath. :D

  5. It sounds like you needed that trip to NJ/NY bad! Nothing like hanging out with other book lovers to put things right with the world, even if only for a weekend. :)

  6. I'm so glad you were able to get away for the weekend and have some fun! Hope you enjoy all the books.

    And I sure hope that the doctor figures out what's wrong, and that it's a super-easy fix!

    Hang in there!

  7. Isabel - I hope so too, Isabel. At this point though, it seems to be really stress-related. I broke down in tears on Thursday and ever since, it's been going much better.

    Ames - Thanks Ames :) I had a great time :) Next time, you'll be there with me! :)

    Christine - LOL, Christine :) I'm glad you had fun! It was awesome to meet you face to face! :P and yes, Hils is just the best! Wonderful really!!

    Awww Christine! You're not stingy at all!! What are you talking about?!? You took out time to meet a stranger :P And I know if I wanted any books on your shelfari shelf, you would have given it to me! Meeting you was awesome enough!

    As for Butterfly Swords, I don't want it LOL. A loan is perfect for me! and I totally understand that you want to keep it since it's personalized!

    Hilcia - LOL, best I'm not sure, but fastest, I'll take that! LOL. And for someone who buys so many books, I need those list LOL... and yet, I still forget what I want sometimes!

    LOL I know Christine is not stingy! It was simply great to meet you two as well for me! It was my whole purpose for going and it was definitively the highlight of my week-end!

    Leslie - Hi Les! I think I did need it :P I'm looking forward to November for some more time off :)

    and true, true, this is the best kind of week-end, getting together with people that understand me :)

    Lori - LOL, I will try to enjoy them all! :)

    I do hope it'll be super-easy to fix. One thing I realized - it really sucks to have something not right going on with your body :( Healthy people are definitively blessed!

  8. *hugs* So sorry about the health stuff - I'm going to assume they have done blood work (diabetes can cause lots of urine - learned that from Gorgeous Cousin). Take care!


  9. I hope the doctors figure out what's wrong soon - good luck!

    And totally jealous of your trip and book haul, you've some good books there! Looking forward to your full report :-)


  10. Cindy - Yep, blood work has been done and it's normal. Doesn't seem to be diabetes, so that's the good news :)

    Li - I hope they'll figure out something. I'm just afraid that there's no cause ^_^;

    LOL, you know me, can't go anywhere without at least trying to buy some books :P