Sunday Post – 24 October 2021 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted October 24, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 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.

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Sunday,  well I finally got a text back from the contractor about a family emergency and it looks like the kitchen reno is postponed starting for a week.  I am mostly packed.  I got 2 readymade meals from a neighborhood chef in preparation but it looks like they might require more equipment than we will have once the renovation starts.  So that works out ok; we can eat them this week.  I will have to buy some different groceries this week since we can bake and use the stovetop, we will want to do it.   I enjoyed the FB chat on Shield of Winter, although my computer decided to reboot itself right at the end.  It’s been doing that 2-3 times a month and is the reason I upgraded my older computer it replaced as a backup.    Since I have things mostly packed and ready I look forward to relaxing some this week.  I got out the comforter and washed it to put on my bed as it’s getting colder and I haven’t turned from AC to heat, maybe this week.

Monday,  it feels weird since I expected the project to start today.  I have the last few things to pack all put together in just a couple cupboards.   My daughter had an appt where she had more adjustments to her anxiety meds; she is feeling very emotional and anxious.  Her doctor made some minor adjustments to her medication but she’s only been on the new med 2 weeks.   We then went to Walmart to spend our FSA card which expires at the end of October.   We spent almost $200 out of $235 remaining.   Then we picked up the new RX at Walgreens and it went quickly for a change.  I looked out the kitchen window which overlooks the neighbor’s back deck.  I saw a fluff ball.  They got a puppy, and 8week old minidoodle named Marlee.  I’ll try to sneak a picture sometime.

Tuesday,  I thought it would be a quiet week. HaHaHa   I looked into where we might find a new doctor.  I was able to get my daughter an appt tomorrow with a flu shot and me one in a few weeks.   I signed up to get my flu shot and COVID booster this afternoon.  I picked up just a few items while I was at Harris Teeter for the immunizations.    My daughter has her midterm this afternoon.   I managed to stay awake long enough to finish my book.  I got a package which was the paperback finished copy of Miss Moriarty, I Presume which I won in the Goodreads Giveaway.  It’s a gorgeous cover but the whole reason I enter is to give them away to you, my readers.

Wednesday,  I was up too much in the night.  My hip hurt.  They told me not to take ibuprofen with the COVID shot and I normally take it at bedtime and in the morning.  So this morning I took acetaminophen.  I actually overslept my alarm but we got out on time to the doc appt. We think it went well. The new doc listened and asked a lot of questions.   My daughter got her flu shot. I offered 4 herbs for the neighborhood Buy Nothing group – rosemary, basil, sage and garlic chives.  I took Lulu for an hour walk and it was fairly warm. I made more progress on packing.

Thursday, I got up early to take the car in for its appt and confirmed the certified techs were there.  Nothing was wrong with the car actually, just a sensor had failed.  It was done early enough I could stop at Trader Joe’s for a few items.  Then Lulu and I took a nice walk.  The day is just so lovely.  I bagged up all my daughters old medications and found that this Saturday is the National Take Back Initiative. I finalized our menus for the weekend so I could pack everything else. I started moving everything to the dining room which will be the temporary “kitchen.”

Friday, I took my time as it has been and will be hectic many other days. I did more packing.  Lulu and I walked again, a short walk.  I’m trying to get to daily though.  It was supposed to rain but nothing.  I made an appt for Lulu’s next vaccine update. I requested refills for another 3 of my daughter’s RX.

Saturday,  I had to be up and going.  I had the meds to drop off at the Take Back Initiative.  I picked up the 1 RX they had ready on the way home. At least, it was the one most needed. Then I had the herb packets to make up for my neighbors who wanted them.  Then a guy from Buy Nothing group came at noon to take the 8ft wire shelving out of my old pantry to use in their greenhouse.  He was pretty self sufficient, so I made another batch of Lulu food.   I got an email today — I am auto-approved for another publisher!  I finished writing all 4 reviews for this week and got the November Series on Saturday all ready to go.  I really like being just a little ahead.  Lulu and I took a longer walk over to the neighborhood pool area. It was another beautiful day. Monday at 8:30 the renovation begins so I have to finish cleaning out the kitchen tomorrow but there isn’t much left now.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by 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):


I am very thankful for these review copies from  Tantor Audio,  Goodreads Giveaway,  Carina Press, 


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




I grabbed this scifi dystopian for just $2.95 as an Audible Daily deal.  I found lots of deals at Chirp either $2.99 or $3.99.


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 October 24, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 Comments

48 responses to “Sunday Post – 24 October 2021

  1. Its always good to check if people are there in advance. This week I’ve been trying to make sure each of the coffee shops are opened and walk in accessible before I go. I plan to keep people updated on this google map reviews. It helps

  2. I’m sorry about the delay in the renovation, hopefully it will go smoothly once they’re able to start.
    And I hope your daughter’s midterm went well, and she’s feeling more settled.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  3. Sounds like a week’s delay in the reno worked out to let you finish up and get several errands and tasks done without rushing. Good that it worked out with the meals, too. We had our first frost last night so finally switched over to heat. Yay for your GoodReads wins. I don’t enter many these days, but it is always fun to win something. Good to score another publisher auto-approval, too.

    Have a good week, Anne!

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  4. People begin to get their booster here as well. They go with the older people first and well go down from there. Have a great week Anne!

    • We are continuing to get all our vaccinations and be very careful. I’m worried about workers coming into the house even. We wear our masks if we have to go out and I’ve had too many errands lately. I don’t understand how people can be so callous about not getting vaxxed because it affects children and other people, not just themselves. I hope you are feeling much better soon.

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  5. It sounds like a busy week and that’s too bad about the renovation delay but hopefully it will go smoothly moving forward. I need my booster shot also, hopefully by the end of this year. Enjoy your reading this week!

  6. Wonderful, long post, as usual. My takeaway from this one is, the whole family getting jabbed with needles. lol

    I hope the next phase of the renovation goes off without a hitch and CONGRATS on being accepted by the new publisher!

  7. I have a comforter on my bed all year round because in the Summer I have the AC set to 71 and the ceiling fan on high. Then in the Winter I have the window open and the ceiling fan on high. lol I like it cold enough to need a comforter all year round.

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  8. Jen

    Oh… bummer you have to wait a week, but hopefully all is okay. I had a decent week. Crazy weekend. My son had his prom (it was supposed be spring of Junior year but due to COVID moved it to this fall). And then today, he went skydiving (it is his 18th bday gift). We went and watched. But now I’m beat. And another weekend of crappy, crappy eating. UGH.

  9. I remember the feeling only too well when my kitchend had to be renovated because of the broken tube inside the wall. It was kind of a nightmare. Couldn´t use it but saw it every day… Congrats for the author approval. Guess that came from Netgalley? Not very familiar with that *smile* Wishing your daughter all the best with her meds and her anxiety. Hope she will feel better soon. Hug Lulu, please *smile* Happy reading.

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  10. Hope you’re feeling better! Waking up with pain is not fun. and I hope your daughter’s RX adjustments help. Anxiety can be so tricky. I hope the new week is a good one for you!

    I love the look of those Sherry Thomas books and have been mulling trying one.

    • Thank you Greg. I have discovered I love historical mysteries. I read the first 73% yesterday and I’m sure I will finish today. I’m good. I seem to bounce back from everything quickly which is why the hip thing earlier this year (and sometimes still) has thrown me for such a loop. Now that my daughter’s mid terms are over I think she will feel better.

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  11. Lorna

    You stay very busy! Mine would read something like read, listened to a book, watched tv, played a game,and ate dinner. Seriously. I’m glad you all are having access to the boosters. Moderna got ok’d late but I’m hoping to get it soon along with my flu shot. Have to have lab work done prior to a yearly CAT scan follow up to my renal cancer. Then urologist visit then regular doctor physical. Too many outings for my taste! I love that you have that neighborhood freebie group! I’m sorry your reno was late in getting started! Great about the car being an easy fix. I hope your daughters meds start working better!

  12. Are they going to be working on your kitchen this week? I imagine that it would take some time to redo a whole kitchen! I am glad that you have been out walking with Lulu a lot. What does she think of the puppy next door? Congrats on the auto-approval! I hope that you have a great week!

  13. Too bad about the kitchen delay but at least it’s another week of cooked meals. 🙂 So have you settled on the new doctor? One who takes the time to listen and ask questions is a gem!

  14. Sounds like another busy week for you. I’m sorry to read your renovations have been delayed. I do hope they are able to start this week.
    I hope your daughters new medication will start working soon.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

    • Thank you! They started Monday and it’s an adjustment. I thought it would be a light week but my daughter had 4 medical appts and I was trying to organize eating without an oven or stove. I also had to figure out which restaurants had gluten-free options for take-out. We eat out some but not as much as we are now. So things have been topsy-turvy. Maybe I will get to more projects next week, there’s only 1 medical appt. All the running around is tiring. I just like to stay home.

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