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.
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Sunday, I worked on things at home blog stuff, laundry, and unpacking. I like an unhurried day to just work. Monday went well with the usual school and appointments. Tuesday, my daughter had 2 medical appointments which really took the energy out of both of us. Wednesday was fine; I got my reviews written. We did make it to quilting. We put the binding on the pink/navy/gray baby quilt, and then continued with squares.
I did get all the boxes unpacked for the kitchen. I had done everything but 4 boxes the first weekend at the end of June. Those last 4 boxes had been open, but not unpacked since 4 years ago in Minnesota. There wasn’t room in the rental kitchen. So I went through the last one this week. Some into cabinets, some donated and some thrown away! Yay me! I have almost everything unpacked in my bedroom, and only a couple of boxes in the family room, too. The dining room is full of the art work waiting to be hung. Now I may take on my daughter’s stuff because she isn’t really getting to it.
Thursday, I just felt like I was slow all day. I did a bunch of cooking, though. Friday, I was determined to do better. I mowed the lawn while my daughter was taking her midterm, did a bunch of laundry. Saturday, we had dog training class and ran a couple errands. Then we were able to work on some more unpacking. We also had a good time going through flannel for a project to make receiving blankets for a women’s shelter.
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 Tantor Audio, and Brilliance Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I had a $5 coupon from using 2 credits earlier this month, so I got an Audible daily deal and 2 from the current Editor’s Picks sale.
I got these 2 from my digital Bookworm Box.
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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- 🎧 All The Sinners Bleed by SA Crosby @blacklionking73 @alazarrewhite @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM - June 6, 2023
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Nice haul this week, Anne! I have Northern Lights waiting to be listened to so I’ll be interested in what you think of the story.
Have a great week!
Thanks Jonetta! When I buy something it seems to go to the TBR of doom though. Who knows how soon I will get to it. Happy birthday!
Congrats on the unpacking progress! We’re working on getting unpacked here and I know how hard it can be. I have a really hard time leaving anything in a box for long, so I’m usually done in 2 -3 days. This time it’s taking me a bit longer, since I have Dante to take care of too. Good luck getting finished 🙂 Have a great week!
Thank you! It’s a combo of things which have been boxed for awhile as no place for them when renting and taking the time now to both put things where they really will be mots functional AND getting rid of things it is obvious we won’t need or use now. Take the time to enjoy your little guy – these days are so precious.
Sounds like a busy week, there’s never enough hours in the day. I’ve wanted to read Taryn Fisher. Enjoy your books!
I have a couple freebies by Fisher too I think, but have not read her yet. Thank you! October is going to be full of busy weeks. I don’t see it improving until November at the earliest.
You are always so busy! And it sounds like you’ve finally gotten almost done with unpacking. I bet that feels good! Those Fisher books have wild titles. Curious about them now:)
Well I have lots I want to do. I would say the first floor has more unpacking done but the upstairs has a long way to go yet. I am excited about reducing and using up the flannel since it was more workable for MN than NC. Oh I found out they are extending the pool being open until October 6th but doubtful we will get there anyway. But 90s right now, this week. UGH.
Sounds like great progress on the unpacking. Emptying a box is always so satisfying. 🙂 That’s cool that the Bookworm Box has a digital option. I subscribed for their first 2 years or so and don’t remember them offering that back then.
I’m pretty sure the Bookworm Box digital is just new this year, August. But I don’t really want to collect more physical books so it is best for me. Moving has made it clear I want everything on my Kindle. Simple. Well I do have signed books in a bookcase but I try not to get too many.
My son has weeks with lots of appointments too and they really do drain you. Hopefully you can recover this week and do some more reading. Have a good one!
Well no, this week we have some big medical appointments but then probably not much happening until mid November. So this week will be a bit hectic. But I’m really looking forward to next weekend because there isn’t dog training so I can stay home 2 days in a row with not having to get up and go early. I definitely need to do more reading. I haven’t read the books for my reviews this week yet. Sigh.
Spartan Promise looks interesting. Enjoy.
Spartan Heart comes first and I’ll be listening to that later this week.
Glad you had a pretty good week overall!! the project for the women’s shelter sounds awesome! What a great cause!
We did quilts this spring and they will be doing more quilts. But I have all this flannel and it will make great receiving blankets. I’ve been cutting it into the right sizes this afternoon. It’s really fun.
It seems like the list of things to do never ends. I couldn’t imagine dealing with boxes to unpack. These are the things that make me quickly reconsider any ideas about moving. Nice new reads this week. I hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!
Thank you. The trick is to try to get yourself to go through things on a semi-regular basis. I just find it so much easier now with knowing what we will need or can use. I get the best books, although they were almost all audiobooks this week. It works out great because I can unpack or do laundry or cook or cut flannel while listening.
Oh my Anne moving is such a long process! It seems to me that you are getting to the end of it. You are always so busy!!!!
I don’t know. I would say we are halfway there maybe but we’ve done what is critical. The problem is there is much to do in daily life so the unpacking is slower now with only a few boxes some weeks.
Sounds like you’re nearly there on the unpacking and even better that you were able to sort through older boxes doing a keep, donate, or pitch. Looks like plenty got accomplished this week and glad you had some time for reviews, cooking and quilting. Looks like you got some good audios for review and with your coupon. I grabbed the new Melinda Leigh and that was about it for me this week.
Have a good one, Anne!
It was a good week overall. I love the sewing projects. I’m doing some of that instead of unpacking stuff. I love Melinda Leigh – you brought her to my attention. Thank you! You have a wonderful week!
I always mean to cut back on the Freebies, but then someone posts something good and I head down the rabbit hole again!
Me too. They are just there in the cloud, ready when I need them.
You have had a really busy week, again, Anne. But go you for getting those last boxes unpacked. I remember just how depressing it is when you have a lot of your possessions all boxed up. Glad you managed to continue work on the quilt – and it was a great week for audiobooks:). I hope the coming week is a good one for you and your daughter.
Thank you. I just keep working on things every day. I have to accept I can only do so much. And that sometimes things come up so what I do is different than what I planned.
That’s great you got a bunch of things done this last week. Ya, for finally getting the kitchen unpacked. You picked up a lot of books this week. I hope you enjoy them.
Thanks. I have medical procedure this week, then out of town to my Mom’s since her house is selling. Then things will get back to normal. I’ll be ready for next year. That’s why I am doing so much other stuff now.
So many books released this year using F*ck in the title.
Burnout looks pretty appealing.
Wishing you a great reading week
I’m almost finished listening to Burnout and it’s really good. The author has been a K9 officer. It has some serious sexy times too.
Congrats on getting those 4 last kitchen boxes knocked out. Sounds like you’re killing it!
It’s a sloooooow process. But I do keep working it. It feels good as I get each room finished.
i am trying to eliminate boxes. if i can’t see things, i don’t need them…do i?
I’m trying to figure that out. But I am giving it serious thought not just saving everything in case I need it.
I miss my “home” days; since the beginning of September, I feel as though I haven’t been able to catch up. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment when you can got things done.
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Yes it is great to get things finished. The progress is slow but it is happening.
We’re coming up on one year in our new house and I still have a few boxes I stashed in a cupboard and haven’t unpacked… I keep thinking I want to get them sorted and gone before we reach one year but with my energy levels at the moment it’s probably not going to happen. Good luck finishing your boxes off! You’re bossing it. 🙂
I’m working it a room at a time. But there is plenty to do yet. The good part is I’m happy with what is complete.
I know that Mom and I had those kind of boxes when we were moving a lot from middle to high school. I’m glad to be in one place now (though I think I still have some unpack boxes 15 years later). I’m sorry, I’ve been very MIA. I keep hoping to spend some time visiting everyone, because I really miss it. I’m behind on pretty much everything in my life, except my job. I’m hoping things will get back to normal soon.
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No worries. You just have to do what you can. That’s how it is with boxes or blog visiting. Life takes its own path.
I have artwork I’ve been meaning to hang for years. Maybe someday I’ll get to it. LOL! Sorry your daughter’s appointments were stressful!
I’m just glad after this week we won’t have much anything but the usual medical appointments until mid November.
F Marriage and Love!! Sounds like fun… Though its so neat how much you got done this week!! I have to get it all done as quickly as possible as my brain starts to look like my house if I don’t. So good job!! Happy reading this week Anne. ❤️
Yes I like a tidy space which is why I want the unpacking done. But this is a fairly big house and we have a lot of stuff. Part of the process is going through our things. That’s why I’m so excited to have a good use for all the flannel. We’ve been having fun with it too.
Sounds like a great week! (now that the next one is almost over!)
Yes and I’m very excited to have this week finished and a 2 day weekend. Usually we have dog training on Saturday but it is canceled for this week. I will LOVE being home working on stuff. I’m horribly behind on reading and I want to work on the flannel project. And my Mom’s house sold this week so plenty happening.
Your unpacking reminds me that I need to reorganize my bookshelves. And I definitely need to throw some things out too. Ah yes, with the cooler temperatures and rainy weather outside, Fall is the perfect time to get all those things done, right? *lol*
Have a great weekend.
Thank you! Yes I am organizing and getting rid of things I don’t need as I unpack. It’s a good system.
I remember reading that Nora Roberts book ages ago. I think I enjoyed it. I hope you like it 🙂
I’ve been reading the JD Robb In Death series forever but have only recently started to read some Nora Roberts.