Sunday Post – 28 July 2019 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted July 28, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 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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What a crazy week again.  It’s almost over. I am writing a quick bit today (Saturday) before I go get another U-haul van so tonight and tomorrow I can get the last of the items at the old house, hopefully.   Thankfully,  the weather has been much cooler which is great.  Also, Lulu has not been waking me up early this week.  The sofa and patio swing are hers, of course.  Each day I either hauled loads in the car or in a UHaul truck.

Monday my daughter had 2 doc appts and I packed and hauled loads around them.  Tuesday, she had her wisdom teeth out and it rained a lot. The dentist was only about a mile from the old house, so I ran over and grabbed a load.  Tuesday night, I was paying bills and putting a few things away.  Wednesday, I grabbed a few loads. We did not go to quilting. My daughter was doing fine but kind of tired.  No quilting the next 2 weeks as our hostess is out of town.

Thursday, I wrote some reviews and did some organizing in the morning, then went to get the truck and meet the movers. They didn’t have the 17foot truck, so they gave me a 20ft.  The problem is that can’t be back into the steep driveway so everything had to be carried up and down.  Also,  boxes take longer to load than pieces of furniture.  The guys were really nice and helpful but quite disorganized. They had brought no drinks with them, so they drank all the water and gatorade I had left at the old house. They stayed with it past the hours I had contracted and even called 2 additional guys to help unload. I did convince them to let me pay more because the 2 extra guys were really on the ball.

Friday, I drove the U-Haul truck to our annual doctor checkups, then went over to fill it up for another load.  My daughter was really helpful. But the steep driveway was killer.  My hands were cramping and I was exhausted.  I dropped the truck right at 4:30 pm.  Friday night, I went to Lowes and Walmart because I knew I would accomplish nothing at home.  I was dozing while listening to audio after I showered. Then when I was ready to sleep my hands and legs were having horrible muscle cramps.  Finally I just laid completely still and slept. I’m fine this morning.

Today I am doing some more paperwork and a bit of unpacking.  Tonight and tomorrow mornings loads should be the end of it.  Well, there might be a car load of some fragile thing like a lamp or framed art work.   Monday, the cleaners and carpet steam cleaners will arrive. My daughter has 2 more doc appts.   If I have any energy, I should pick up sticks and pull weeds.  I did put new filters in the furnace and new lightbulbs everywhere needed on Thursday.  I still have to bring over the Harley.

Today is my mother’s 92nd birthday. Until January 24, when she broke her hip, she still lived in her own home and was driving. She passed her driving test last year.  But since then, she has been in a nursing home and it seems unlikely she will be able to go back.  Last week, my brother and his wife went to the house to get rid of more items to prepare for eventual sale.  There were things like expired canned food, etc.

I’m behind on reading. In fact, I was supposed to be part of a blog tour today and haven’t yet read the book. I hate that; I’ve never missed a commitment.  I am only doing well with audio this week.  I have 3 books to read this week but after tomorrow things will be easier.  I want to unpack quickly but it doesn’t have a deadline.


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

Thank you Kaylea Cross and InkSlingerPR!



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 28, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 30 Comments

30 responses to “Sunday Post – 28 July 2019

    • Thank you! Yes exhausting but I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m off to haul a last big load today but the second floor is empty and I vaccuumed it last night. Today the last bits from the first floor. The cleaners come tomorrow and I have a load to donate yet. But the small things remaining can easily go in my car. I’m so excited to just be able to put things away and then Book Bonanza!

  1. Sounds like a busy week with all the moving. I hope you’re almost done with moving everything. That’s good the weather was a bit cooler there, here we had a heatwave. Have a great week!

    • Thanks Lola! I took the last big load. Tomorrow it’s just the cleaning supplies and the vaccuum. Now I can spend time putting things away instead of moving them.

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  2. Sounds like a busy week and aww Lulu is too cute. I hope your daughter feels better, those wisdom teeth! Have a nice week, I’m trying to catch up on my reading this week myself. It seems like I’m always behind.

    • I’m tired every day but each new day seems ok. I will be happy to not run back and forth now and spend more time putting things away inside the house. Although I am going to have to figure out how to work the new lawn mower this week. Lulu is doing well.

  3. Oh my goodness….look at that crazy week you have been having….I don’t even know how you have been sleeping and eating LOL

    Hope this week is calmer for you!!!

    • yes, sometimes I am too tired or too hot to eat. Today wasn’t so hot but I was tired by the late afternoon when I took back the UHaul truck. I wanted to just go to bed tonight but I needed to do a load of laundry and finish getting organized for tomorrow. Monday and Thursday are full of appointments but nothing scheduled yet for other days.

  4. I’m not surprised you haven’t had time to read the book yet! You don’t sound like you’ve stopped at all this week (or for the past month or more really!)
    I really hope the remaining bits with the old house go smoothly and you can finally chill in the new one! You’ve more than earned a bit of peace and quiet.

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    • I was worried I wasn’t going to manage it all by the end of the month but last night I knew it would be ok. Today I hauled the last load other than cleaning supplies and stuff to donate. Cleaners come tomorrow. My daughter only has med appts tomorrow and Thursday so the rest of the week I can work on unpacking inside with air-conditioning!, catching up a bit on reading and maybe even a bit more sleep. Definitely better eating with actual cooking of meals instead of just moving stuff and skipping half my meals.

      Lulu is letting me sleep until a more reasonable time. Then we go out, she noses around the yard, does her business, and then sits on the swing with me. It’s been nice in the morning. It’s a good start, even today when I had to go load/ unload for about 8 hours.

  5. Melanie

    You’ve been very busy. I’ve been busy too, but nothing as close to what you’ve been. I’ve five reviews behind on writing, so I need to get caught up and did almost no visiting last week, but was able to get some yesterday and today. I . hope things slow down soon.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    • I finally finished the moving and the cleaning took place mostly yesterday. Now at least I can unpack in the air-conditioning which doesn’t have a deadline. But I’m behind on reading and have 2 blog tours this week plus the read-along. So I am doing more phone calls, paperwork, laundry, emails and reviews this week. I have to catch up and get a bit ahead before Book Bonanza.

  6. Cute puppy and I’m glad your daughter’s wisdom teeth removal went fine. Can I just say your post made me exhausted! I don’t know how you’re doing it all!!!!

    • Well it has been exhausting because it was really hot this month and I did so much by myself, alone. I am glad I took the strategy of moving all the kitchen stuff first since that is all set up and unpacked it was easier for me. Now I have boxes everywhere and lots to unpack, after cleaning out the cabinets / bookcases , etc they go in. That doesn’t have a deadline and is all here in the AC. So it will be better now. We have a lot, a whole lot of medical appts yet this month. Then I am going to Book Bonanza and my daughter starts her college classes a couple days after I get home. It’s going to be a whirlwind for awhile yet. But I like this part with the unpacking and organizing more than the hauling boxes in the heat.

  7. It’s good to catch up with what you’re doing through the Sunday Post. I like finding out a little about the people I follow! I will go and read more of your reviews and Sunday Posts I’ve missed, but now I have to work on getting ready to leave on another trip later this week.

    I hope you’re all moved in and can concentrate on reading and unpacking!

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  8. I am so exhausted just reading that!!!! Hope it’s all behind you soon.

    That doggie is so cute!!!

    Sounds just like my 92-yo. My Mom was completely independent and still driving until she broke her hip as well.