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, 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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Sunday I continued to adjust the thermostat because now with HVAC it felt too cold. I got up and had a cold shower because the water heater wasn’t working. I called the HVAC guys because they had said they might shut it off and yes, he thought the pilot light was out. He came out a couple hours later and relit it. I ended up putting on socks and a sweater I was so chilly. I had to use the big ladder to replace light bulbs. I was also trying to figure out how to open the smoke detectors to replace batteries.
I checked my two tomato plants. One has 51 tomatoes on it so far and the other has 23! At least 4 of my new daylilies have buds but it seems too soon for them to bloom after planting.
Monday, I had the temperature adjusted fine. Lulu got her nails trimmed which is never any fun. She’s lost 3 pounds since her annual checkup in May, so halfway there. I have gained weight this year – UGH. I made a rare trip out to BJ’s for a few things including a pickup order. I hadn’t been inside the store since March so it felt weird. Luckily, I wore my mask and everyone else did too.
Tuesday I went to the post office to mail prizes for giveaways and then picked up my new grill at BJs. Wednesday, I managed to open the boxes for the grill and power washer and pull out the instructions to read. I also got on the ladder and tested all the upstairs smoke detectors, determining they use 9 volt batteries which I put on my Sam’s Club order for tomorrow.
My reading is going well this week. I’m enjoying them. But this also means I’m sleeping late since I have stayed up to read more.
Thursday I got both my Sam’s Club order and a farm box. Our fridge is overflowing these days. But I don’t want to be out of anything. I discovered one of my favorite pairs of wireless earbuds went through the wash in a pants pocket. But I charged it and it works fine! I’m happy because it’s a favorite and one of the first 2 I got when I began listening to audios.
I tried making gluten-free donuts. I had to cook them significantly longer than the recipe. My daughter likes them. I think I may try them with almond flour instead of the usual gluten free flour next time. Other than reading and regular chores, I’ve struggled a bit to accomplish other things this week. I still need to put the grill together and figure out the power washer. I did see today that even though we haven’t watered it consistently or provided any sort of care, one of the orchids is blooming. My daughter is happy to have completed her summer class!
Thank you so much to Erewhon, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Social Butterfly PR, and Penguin 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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- Sunday Post – 1 August 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - August 1, 2021
- Say Goodbye by Karen Rose @KarenRoseBooks @BerkleyRomance@BerkleyPub - July 30, 2021
- Questland by Carrie Vaughn #CarrieVaughn@MarinerBooks @HarperCollins - July 29, 2021