Sunday Post – 30 June 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted June 30, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 20 Comments



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly  @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received.

Stacking The Shelves is also a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews and Marlene from Reading Reality.  It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


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Last Sunday, I caught up a bit with comment responses, blog commenting and writing book reviews.  I had some things to research and work on for the move. My daughter really worked hard on packing and I’m so proud of her.

Wednesday, we went to quilting and started a new baby quilt for a friend having a baby this fall. It’s so cute. I cut the fabric at home last week so we were all ready to make good progress.  I don’t know if you can really appreciate it from this photo and there’s another border to add before the backing.

MOVING FACTS: Garbage and recycle need to go out at least daily, or a couple times per day. Also, the garbage and both recycle carts are full. They pick up garbage tomorrow (Thursday) but recycle not until next week (which won’t be until Friday with the holiday) .

Friday after the closing, the plan was to clean the kitchen and move over as much kitchen stuff as possible other than from the fridge or freezer.  There was a small snafu at the closing which was resolved. Then I set to work.  I cleaned the entire kitchen, every cabinet and 2 pantries, plus I cleaned my linen closet.  I also cleaned all the toilets, counters, cabinets and towel bars etc in 3 bathrooms.   I also went to get a couple more things as Lowe’s and confirm the delivery which was a mindfuck.  Everything was fine but some people there couldn’t figure it out in their system. I went to get another load for the kitchen afterward and packed up almost all the rest of the kitchen stuff to take tomorrow.

It’s a good thing I am having all new smoke, carbon monoxide detectors and new fire extinguishers installed Monday.  The one in my new bedroom which is very high up started chirping today.  I don’t know if I can sleep in there with the chirping although I may be exhausted enough to sleep like the dead.

Saturday, I had deliveries from Sears outlet and Lowe’s and Home Depot. So we were set up with new washer / dryer and fridge.  The contractor also worked on putting shelving in my closet, and shower doors in my daughters bathroom. That was after he picked up shelving at my old house, picked up 2 items from Home Depot.  The guy is totally chill and talented.  I added like 5 things to his list right away when he got there; it was about 3pm.  At 6:30, we headed off to Lowe’s to buy a bunch of supplies for tomorrow.

Today, we go to pick up Lulu. Her foster is almost 2 hours away so we will spend about 4+ hours driving. She is just over a year old.  She is used to sleeping in a crate and we have one. I have an air bed and my daughter brought over a sleeping bag so we could start sleeping at the new place. By the time you read this, we will be sleeping at the new house, with Lulu.

Tonight, I have to get everything organized for the movers so they can get through the rooms without tripping over boxes.  I am going to do things like detach the mirror from my dresser. Plus I need to pack up all the freezer stuff to take over so it can be moved.

Tomorrow, Monday is the first truckload of furniture.  I’m going to try to move most of the boxes and fragile things myself in the car and have movers for furniture pieces.   Friday, the 5th we get our Internet moved over. At the old house we had 50Mbps and at the new house there is FIBER with 300 Mbps at the same price.

June Reading:  I had another good reading month.  I managed to read  27 books, but I was busy getting ready to move. Some count for more than one challenge.  I listened to  11 audiobooks, read  14 New Releases,   9 library books,  27 COYER Hunt books, and  12 Beat the Backlist books.

I finished the Treasure Hunt on COYER for the first trip with a total of 74 points so far.

I’m posting my Audiobook and Library Love Challenge update posts for mid year with details later today.


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  These are the exciting ARCs I received this week:


Thank you so much  MacMillan Audio!  It is audio but they don’t have the cover yet.





Now the really scary one. This is all the Kindle and Audible freebies I grabbed this past week. You can see why I need to do Thrifty Thursday to be sure I read a few at least one each month.




I really meant to cut back on freebies BUT  they are free so I guess that won’t be happening.


I’m not including things like reviews posted or upcoming as they are always in the right sidebar. And, my challenge status is also there.

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Posted June 30, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 20 Comments

20 responses to “Sunday Post – 30 June 2019

  1. Melanie

    You had a busy week. Mine wasn’t nearly as busy, but I’ve been exhausted anyway. Twice last week, I came home from work and went straight to the sofa for a nap and went to bed early. I’ve been a bit better the second half of the week, so maybe I’m out of the funk. Good luck on the rest of your move.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    • Thanks. I’m hauling /. packing boxes scrubbing basically 7am – 12 midnight. Last night I was folding clean laundry at midnight. My mind is strong; my body is weak. I woke at 3:30am with horrible leg cramps. My arms and legs are getting a real workout this week. Today I’ll get to sit a few hours driving to get Lulu.

  2. I don’t know where you find the energy! I’m exhausted just reading this! I know when you’re moving you just keep moving until you fall down, sleep, then get up and do it again but still… Exhausting.
    I wish you lots of luck (and energy!) with this week’s moving tasks!
    I hope Lulu settles in quickly.

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  3. Good luck with the moving. Not easy…sighs… And quilting sounds like loads of fun. I just got a blast from the past at a show called Murder on the Mississippi and the characters from the show probably knew all about quilting in the 19th century.

    • Yes and even with the loads I’ve donated, still too much stuff. But the kitchen is nearly empty at the old house. Tomorrow at least half the furniture moves.

      Well the genteel maybe knew about quilting, or the farming women. My grandma was the youngest of 13 on a farm and she was an excellent cook, quilter, knitter and worker. She was pretty much good at everything.

  4. Sounds like a very busy week. Seems like you got a lot done. Good luck with all the moving and I hope everything goes smoothly. That’s great you still read so much even with preparing for the move.

  5. Oh I hope you and Lulu and your daughter had a great first night together! The sheer amount of trash and recycling that accumulates during moving is crazy. I totally get why some people get those big dumpsters. Hope the rest of the moving goes smoothly!

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  6. 27 books???? How do you do it? And I am exhausted just reading all that you’ve done for the moving! I hope your week will be great Anne, moving or not.

    • Audio fits in well with my schedule and routines while I am doing other things. It has allowed me to nearly double my annual reading. I listen to audio in the daytime and read before bed or first thing in the morning.

      Haha you thought last week was exhausting – this week is a death march.

  7. Seriously organized, Anne! You’re my hero(ine). 🙂
    Neat how you’ve started the baby quilt gift.
    Will be crossing fingers that the rest of the move goes well, Lulu settles in, and the contractor continues to be an ace for you.

    Hope you get some sleep now and then. 😉 Have a good week, Anne!

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    • Thank you! The organizing is going as well as can be expected. I’m seriously exhausted at times. We are really enjoying the quilting. Lulu is working out well in our family. She is really great Sleep is about 1am to about 7 am these days with lots of physical labor in the day.