Sunday Post – 11 April 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality @Tynga

Posted April 11, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 44 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, 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!

Don’t forget to look at my giveaways on the right sidebar.

Sunday, I woke up early but wasn’t in pain and was able to go back to sleep for a bit.  The weather is gorgeous now.  The garden is planted.  My ex gave my daughter an Easter basket and she’s eating candy. I did my Sunday visiting.  Then I went to link up the rest of my March reads to the Library Love and COYER.  Whoops, the Library Love is already closed.  I tried a restore from my iDrive from my old computer to my new one  I made Lulu a new batch of food with chicken thighs, brown rice, kale and the 4 veg mix.  We had a shrimp risotto from a NEW neighborhood chef.  After dinner we untangled the “fence” for the snow peas to climb.

Monday, I woke up to another gorgeous day feeling pretty good. We spent several hours working on my daughter’s computer.  I was finishing my audio for tomorrow’s review. I also worked on setting up my new computer.  We decided to take her computer to a local place we trust to get a diagnosis and possibly even to install a new HD because we could get an SSD one instead of mechanical.  The warranty would be free repair and or replacement but 10 days minimum.  This way it will be done in 2-3 days.   I drove her there.  The ex did more weeding and planted the snow peas.

Tuesday, it’s almost hot today.  The standing is not going as well as yesterday.  The repair guy called and it’s definitely the hard drive. He offered a great deal on a 1TB SSD drive instead of the 512GB so we are getting it and it was done by early afternoon!   So a less than one day turnaround!   I had two authors thank me for the reviews which is always nice but unusual.  I felt a little better later in the day and managed to try using the ex’s kneepads to do some weeding on my hands and knees.  I could get up by hanging on to the fence or house.  No pain doing that!  The ex was getting the composter settled in its new place and power washing the driveway.

Wednesday, we had to get up and go early to get our second vaccine. I wasn’t having the best morning but sitting in the car wasn’t a problem.  Everything went well.  Afterward we came home. I tried to nap and got woken up by a phone call just as I fell asleep. GRrrr. I couldn’t go back to sleep and felt tired and achy.  I read a bit and my daughter wanted me to fix dinner.  We got it together and I turned on the AC because it was almost 80F / 27C in the house.  When it cooled down, I felt normal.  No arm pain either.  I just read more.

Thursday,  a better morning where I got laundry and dishes going.  I tried out the new freeze-dried human grade dog food we may use for traveling instead of kibble or homemade food.  I didn’t get upstairs to the computer yesterday at all.  So today will be a rush to catchup on things before the chiro / massage appts.  The massage really helps.

Friday started out pretty well.  I did a few chores and got a Food Lion Instacart.  My daughter had a video visit with the GI specialist and will have a new medication.  The rose bush bloomed and my favorite SDB iris.


Saturday was a flurry of activity.  I talked to my brother for 2.5 hours about Mom and my niece’s upcoming wedding in May.  Then I got to work on the final stuff to move to the new laptop.  I loaded 2 new audiobooks to iTunes on the new laptop and transferred them to my phone – which worked!  I also had to bring over my configuration file for Feedly.  There will be things to fix up like that but I’m switched over, even though I have the old computer sitting next to the new one if I get stuck or need to create an export file like for Feedly. I spent over 2 hours looking at classes options and professors for my daughter’s Summer and Fall registration which is next week.   I tried out my new kneepads and finished weeding the iris bed along side the house with almost no pain.

How do I do it? Do you have UBB?

I use the Ultimate Book Blogger.  There were some changes this week which were mostly for the better.  Fields like Author, Narrator, Series, etc  only have to be entered on the book instead of the Post settings. BUT   I was using the Author to set up all my Guest posters.  I put them in the Post settings but not the author on the book and it worked perfectly.    The way many people do it is create them as users, but that is a lot more work, has to have email verification,  and doesn’t have as many nice social media links as the Author bio boxes do.

But now my guest posters show up as authors of the book.  I am wondering if anyone knows about another author bio box plug-in which creates its own database with social media tags in the box, instead of using the users set up for the blog.

If you have any tips for me, please comment.


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):


Thanks so much to Del Rey/Ballantine / Random House,   CaffeinatedPR,   and PRH audio.


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

I couldn’t resist this 99¢ deal.

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 April 11, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 44 Comments

44 responses to “Sunday Post – 11 April 2021

    • Thanks Tammy. I am so happy with my gardens. Except the weeds that come back too quickly since I add good soil and compost! No real reaction to the second vaccine. My daughter had a headache.

  1. Delighted that your pain issues seem to have abated sufficiently to be able to lead more of a normal life. And your garden is looking amazing – ours has gone to rack and ruin, given neither of us are well enough to get out there and sort it out… And what a huge relief that your daughter’s computer is back working again! I hope the coming week is a good one, Anne:)

    • Thank you Sarah! I hope you are feeling well and can get out even if not for gardening. I can weed now if I am careful. It’s so tricky to only do what won’t hurt or reinjure myself. I picked up a laundry basket of clean clothes and hurt for 6 hours a week ago. But it’s definitely a bit better except for standing too much.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Thrifty Thursday – Becoming K-9 by Rada Jones
  2. I’m so impressed that you are gardening, especially with your pain issues. And hurray for getting the second vaccine! Congratulations also on getting switched over to your new computer. I’m glad your daughter’s computer repair will work out, too.

    I have UBB, too, but I don’t think I can help with your question. Since I rarely have guest posters (when I do, it’s usually the author of a book), I just have them email me the guest post and I put everything together and post it.

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – April 11, 2021
  3. We haven’t gotten our vaccines yet. It’s such a hassle trying to schedule so we decided to wait until the rush dies down. We’ll continue all the safety precautions, so we should be fine.

    Your got a lot done! Trip and I did a few things outside, but 80 is too hot when there’s no leaves for shade. lol

    I hope you have a great week!

    • Thanks Carol! It was a good week for weather and getting things done. I did have help though. But I’m glad to be able to do a bit more myself also. I mostly try to do things when I get up or after dinner now that it is light later and the bugs are not full speed yet. I’m watering the gardens after dinner every night with those new plants.

      I see lots of places now the vaccine is available close to me now (we drove 1.5 hours to Greensboro to the FEMA drive thru) but I’m glad we have finished. I had no reaction. My daughter had a headache. Two weeks until they consider it to fully take effect.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Series on Saturday: K9, part 2
  4. So many good things happening around your place. I love seeing the pictures of your blooms and nice yard after all the work you both are doing. I got some weeding done on a couple gorgeous days last week. Your week sounded much better than others pain-wise and yay that the computer transfer is going smoothly. Woohoo that you got your second vaccine.

    Have a good week!

    Sophia recently posted: Sunday Post - 11 April 2021
    • Thanks Sophia! A lot of things got accomplished this week. Between that and the great weather, it’s a good feeling. I love having the gardens planted and weeded. There are still weeds and edging to be cut but it’s getting there. It’s a relief having the vaccine but we are doing the same for now.

  5. I really need to start my garden but the last two years, the garden has gotten very messy. It needs to be cleaned out and new dirt put in. I will see if my husband will do that with me soon.
    You are always so productive and it makes me so jealous. lol I always feel like I am struggling to get stuff done.

    I hope you have a great week, Anne! Happy Reading!

  6. Looks like you had a much better week with your pain management, Anne (if I’m taking this in correctly)! Here’s hoping that continues. Your garden looks great?

    Enjoy all your new books! I’m unfamiliar with most so I’ll be looking to your reviews for more info.

    Have a great week!

    Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café recently posted: Saturdays at the Café
    • yes I thought I was having effects from my second shot, getting a headache, but no, it was just hot and I needed the AC. I love having the garden going. I go out and water every night after dinner.

  7. I always hate computer problems, and whenever things are flowing along without such issues, I am happy. But anxious, too, as the problems seem to come out of nowhere!

    I hope you have a pain-free week, and enjoy your books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. vvb

    Glad to see you got some good garden time last week. Hope this week goes well too. And happy reading.

  9. Nice to hear you’re enjoying some beautiful weather! Your gardens are looking nice. Also great that you got your 2nd dose out of the way without much in the way of side effects. Such a relief.

    I need to check out that Cynthia Eden freebie. I usually like her stories. Happy reading, Anne!

    Rachel recently posted: Sunday Post #116
  10. Your garden looks great!! I still need to wait a few weeks before I can move some of my seedlings outside but I am getting closer to the last frost date, yay!

    And yay for vaccines! I get my second one in about two hours!

  11. Jen

    Sounds like you didn’t have much of a difficult reaction to the second shot – that’s great news. I know so many who are out for the count the next day.

    I don’t use UBB, but I know Nose Graze is super helpful when I had questions about Tweak Me. Give her a try!

  12. It sounds like you had a nice week and great weather to go with it. Your garden looks lovely! Yay for getting your second vaccine! I am glad your side effects weren’t too awful. I am afraid I am not familiar with Ultimate Book Blogger. I use Blogger not WordPress. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!