Sunday Post – 21 July 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted July 21, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 26 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 weekend we mostly stayed home and just unpacked some things which really helped us rest up and feel better about things. It is great to have things unpacked and organized a bit. The sofa we had delivered a week ago Thursday has been commandeered by Lulu. Seriously, she thinks it is hers.

Monday was my daughter’s gastro appt at UNC.   This appointment was completely different than the one at Duke.  The doctor wanted completely different tests. She had no interest in my daughter having a colonoscopy. She didn’t really come up with any treatment plan yet until we get test results.   Then we stopped at the old house to pack and haul a load.

Tuesday, we got the new water heater. They were to arrive between 8-12 and of course, they arrived at 12.  I had to send my daughter to her medical appt at 3 by Uber but at least I was able to pick her up and haul another load.   Wednesday, the contractor came to do a few things.  He did some of them well but a few are really messed up.  He started out so well.  I did go and pack and haul a load after he left because I am really feeling how short the time is left.  I have left a lot of fragile, not packed well items and a car load is relatively small.    We did manage to go to quilting.

Thursday, Lowe’s came to give me a flooring estimate.  He arrived right at 8am (for an 8-12 window) and was done quickly but I have no estimate – yet. I wanted to take the day to relax and unpack some but went over to do more packing and bring another load.

Friday, my daughter went with me and actually packed a bunch of her things.  In addition to bringing another load of stuff, I did some cleaning.  I also gathered up garbage and recycle. I tried to get ready as I’m renting a U-haul van Saturday, so I actually packed more stuff. I have very few big furniture items left. I have 3 fragile ones, plus 2 bookcases, one file cabinet 2 rocking chairs, a table and a hope chest.  I’m going to get the U-haul at 4:30 on Saturday to do a load then and a second load Sunday morning and have it back by 4:30 Sunday afternoon.  The heat index is supposed to be well over 100 so it won’t be fun. I’m debating for Saturday night whether to try to take the bigger fragile items or just take as much of the less well packed stuff to get as much over as I can.  Sunday morning is the only time I will have help so that has to be the bookcases, file cabinet etc.  They aren’t really heavy but are awkward for one person.

I have reserved U-hauls for this Thursday and Saturday/Sunday again this next week. I will be doing probably daily or more often car loads of things like hung clothes from the closet which I’m not packing at all just putting on a clean blanket in the back of the car. My closet is completely full yet.  The kitchen and bathrooms are empty.  The bedrooms are mostly empty.  I haven’t brought all the yarn and fabric totes but they are easy, always packed and ready to go.  We went through and donated the fabric we won’t use.  I can’t decide how far behind I am yet.  This week is supposed to be cooler, middle 80s instead of upper 90s,  after the rain predicted for Tuesday.

This week my daughter gets her wisdom teeth out Tuesday. We have quilting on Wednesday night. I’ll be busy hauling multiple loads in the car or a U-haul.  I still need to bring over the Harley too.   I dread the boxes piled up in the new house.  Some will be easy to unload into the bookcases and fun though.  The kitchen is all set up and working well.  It’s the office / craft room stuff which will require more thought / juggling / figuring out.  At least I can just stay inside where it’s cool and do that work.

I have been scrambling a bit to get my blogging accomplished.  I’m behind on reading but doing better with audio.  Lulu took to waking me up at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30 which when one is up to at least midnight makes for a long day.  Today was the first day she was quiet until I took her outside at 7:30. I woke up several times in the night anyway.  I hope we get adjusted to a regular routine soon.


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  These are the exciting ARCs I received this week (If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry):




Thank you so much Simon & Schuster Audio,  Recorded Books,   HarperAudio,  and Brilliance Audio.


(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)



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 July 21, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 26 Comments

26 responses to “Sunday Post – 21 July 2019

    • Thanks. I am listening to the first one last night and today while moving. I will tell you about broke last night doing a load. Not because it was hot but I was SO tired. Today I had a friend helping or it would have been harder, taken a lot longer. My goal was to be done by 12 noon because of the high heat this afternoon and we were! I had to take the van back but now I can relax and unpack in the air conditioned house.

      Anyway, I like Will Trent better than the romances probably.

    • Well I have to get everything here by the end of the month but it will take longer to get everything put away and organized. The kitchen is complete but the rest I’ve just been bringing boxes over with no time to unpack because now I’m worried about getting everything over first. I told my daughter I am never moving again (last night).

  1. Good luck with your daughter’s wisdom teeth op. If you can , you should take a video of her post anethesia(sp?) it would be hilarious. I looked so incredibly fat after my anesthetic.

    • Thank ou for the kind words Laura. I almost broke last night because I didn’t finish unloading until 11 and I knew I had to get up and go early because of the high heat 100s today. But I was find this morning and finished by noon so now I’m going to read a bit before I start scrubbing out bookcases, etc. One more week and a half. It’s getting tough having all the boxes so I’m going to have to start emptying some into bookcases to free up floor space.

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  2. Sounds like a truly busy week. Moving is such a process but it’s always a great feeling to start feeling settled in the new place. Hope the wisdom teeth removal goes well! I saw the release of Love, Loyalty and Mayhem and considered it but decided against it. I’m getting choosier and choosier about buying new books and adding to my TBR. I already have more than I can ever possibly read.

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    • Exhausting week. This week will be similar but I’m starting to see the end of the tunnel at least. I am more choosy about what I buy also, especially if I can get it at the library. I really like Laura Kaye’s Raven Riders when I don’t like many MC stories. Plus this has some benefit to charity.

  3. Sweep of The Blade was fun! I really enjoyed reading the finished product.
    I hope the rest of your move goes well for you. Before long, you’ll be settled fully in the new house and getting back into normal routines. I’m laughing at the idea of Lulu claiming the sofa as ‘hers’, they like to do that. 🙂

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    • I love everything Ilona Andrews! I hope the move ends well also. Only a little over a week left. I’m wiped out tonight. Lulu is a trip. Now that she knows us she isn’t as shy about letting us know what she wants. But she knows the loveseat and the big chair are off bounds for her at least.

  4. Hope the wisdom teeth removal goes well and I hope you guys were careful in the heat. It’s been miserable this weekend here as well. Hopefully it is scheduled to break on Monday. At least audiobooks seems to be helping with your reading which is great. Hope you have a wonderful week and we need more puppy pics!

    • I am wiped out after last night and this morning. It didn’t feel too bad just so tiring. But then I’ve been pushing all week. It’s getting close to needing to have it all moved so I can’t let up but yes, I’ll be glad for the drop in temps this week. So glad!

  5. Ughhhh I feel your pain. When I moved from Phoenix to L.A. my roommate and I were both dying from the flu so we’d pack some boxes, carry them down to the truck, come back up stairs, take turns crying or puking, pack more boxes…and then we finally drove away at Midnight on New Year’s Eve. Lordy what a nightmare. The next time I had to move, across town, it was Labor Day Weekend and hot as heck. So yah, I feel ya and am glad you had help, at least, on Sunday, and can now unpack in the AC.

    Hope all goes well with your daughter. Definitely do be prepared to take video when she’s talking crazy from the anesthesia. That’s the video that recently won the $100,000 on America’s Funniest Videos. The teenage boy thought the “ugly” family dog on the couch was a raccoon! LOL

    Oh and pineapple juice sipped through a straw is great for any pain or swelling.

    • Thank you for your kind words and suggestions. I plan to make soup this afternoon. I’m going to finally scrub out some bookcases, get rid of the moving dirt, and unpack some of my books. At least this week is about 10-25 degrees cooler for the last wave of moving stuff.

  6. Jen

    I hope the surgery went well today. Good luck on finishing the last of the moving. Did you read Sweep of the Blade yet? I LOVED it. Such a great series and book!

  7. Good luck with all the moving this week, Anne. The car loads are hard. All of it is hard, but it’ll soon be behind you. I loved how you said unpacking the books would be fun! I love that too.

  8. The beauty of this week is the temperature is at least 15 degrees cooler. I’m working away and things are getting where they go in the new house. Today is the next load with movers and a truck (3rd load that way with help).

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