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.
- Sunday Post –1 October 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - October 1, 2023
- 🎧 Saving Emma by Allen Eskens @aeskens @garytiedemann @GodfreyTweets @SaskiaAudio #JaninaEdwards #TimothyPabon @mulhollandbooks #LoveAudiobooks - September 30, 2023
- 🎧 Murder at the Merton Library by Andrea Penrose @AndreaPenrose #JamesCameronStewart @KensingtonBooks @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks - September 28, 2023