Sunday Post – 17 April 2022 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted April 17, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 56 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.

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

Sunday,  it’s a cold morning and windy.  I went into my visiting and updating and setting up blog posts.  I’m doing things but I’m tired today.  My daughter was up early enough that she went on the walk with Lulu.

Monday,  I did a Wegman’s Instacart.  The weather has really warmed up.  The snow peas are poking up, and so are the peony plants.  The rose bush has dozens of buds and will be blooming soon!  It was really warm when Lulu and I went to walk. At bedtime, I had a really bad headache which is unusual.

Tuesday,  my daughter had a bad night because she couldn’t find things.  I also didn’t sleep well.  I worked on getting RX for my daughter and planned for errands tomorrow.  My daughter got up early enough we could talk one more time about options for her classes if I couldn’t get the first choices.  I had to get together garbage / recycle.  Lulu and I walked the long route by the swans.  My order of Astilbe came today and I want to get it planted tomorrow.

Wednesday, I ran errands to drop off Amazon returns at UPS, pickup and RX at Walgreens and a curbside pickup at BJs.  Lulu went with me.  Then I added garden soil to the front bed and planted the astilbe.  I did some watering of the plants in front and set a sprinkler in the back.  Then I got to computer work, finally doing tax stuff.  I didn’t mean to wait this long but something always came up, like the day the printer failed I had everything organized to do them.  I did my daughter’s which were very simple.  I started work on mine but then needed to get dinner going.  I felt bad because I missed walking Lulu to do all the other things today.

Thursday,  I got up early to sign up my daughter for her summer and fall schedule.  She has all the classes she wanted!  Then I got right to the computer.  I walked the longest route in the neighborhood early since it may rain later in the day and because I felt badly for missing yesterday.  I did a few other tasks then went back to work on my taxes.  Everything was fine except for the Internet crash in the middle of the process.  I had to reboot the router and then it was fine.  I’m glad that’s done.  I had to use a new software this year and I wasn’t sure but it was fine. I was tired enough I was asleep by 10:30.

Friday,  the snow peas are really sprouting up now.  The weather is a bit cooler today which is nice.  I took a relaxing day to do some updating of Goodreads. I set up some posts on the blog.  Then I updated my cookbook program for the inventory and some recipes.  I was falling asleep really early like 9pm but managed to get a second wind to finish the book I was reading.

Saturday,  I got to sleep until I woke up because even after doing my PT exercises and showering, my daughter is still up and hasn’t gone to bed, even now at 11:30am.  She wasn’t feeling well and also having some anxiety, and reading a good book. I did some computer stuff and then decided to walk Lulu before it might rain.  We did the longer route by the swans.  After that I did some sprinkling and watering of the lawn and gardens,  pulled a few weeds and used Preen n Green on the flower beds and garden.   Then I came in and updated the linkys for COYER and the Library challenges.  While doing all those things this afternoon and cooking dinner, I finished two audiobooks.

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):


Many thanks to Berkley,  AceRoc,   Inkubator Books.                        


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

I picked my Amazon first read for the month.


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 17, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 56 Comments

56 responses to “Sunday Post – 17 April 2022

    • Thank you AJ Michelle at Limabean Designs did my new header. I always wait until the last minute but I have a degree in accounting and have been doing them for years so it was easy. The worst was when I had income from multiple states when I was a principal in a CPA firm I had $2.53 in income from Massachusetts. Most states just start with the 1040 AGI and then do some additions and subtractions and then use their tables or if you make less than $100 you don’t have to file. No they wanted their own version of every form and schedule. It would have taken hours. I sent them a copy of my 1040 with all its forms and schedules, and a check for $2.53 . They sent back a check and said I didn’t own anything but at least I didn’t spend 2 days doing all their forms for a couple bucks.

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  1. Great that you have these one to ones with your daughter, and the weather has been all over the place in MN. I went from 70 degrees in Tampa to 30 with snow in MN.

    • My daughter and I get along pretty well. What I like about the weather here is not that it’s warmer (it is) but that the range of temps is smaller. MN might have between -40 to 105F. NC stays between 20 to 105 with longer spring and fall with temps in the 50-70 range. We can have big temp changes though. Tomorrow’s high will be 53 and later in the week 88 is projected. But we only get about 2 days of snow a year.

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  2. Jen

    Your blog is so springy! Happy Easter. I had a good week… Especially the weekend. On Friday, my son had the best lacrosse game of his career (started in 3rd grade). He had 6 goals and an assist. It was so exciting. I also went to a Prince tribute concert with some girlfriends. He laughed, danced, and sang. I did a lot of reading on Saturday, which I haven’t done lately, so that was awesome.

    • That’s the blanket my daughter is knitting. I purchased the yard to make a blanket in 2006 but then she wanted to make one and I told her the way I was going to do it with the three colors. There’s enough to make another whole blanket and this one is HUGE. Lulu loves blankets and thinks they are all hers. I somehow seem to always wait to do my taxes which is dumb because usually I get a refund.

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  3. I’m sorry your daughter had a bad night on Tuesday. I hope that got settled quickly. I hate when I have bad nights and they linger for a while. I love your pictures as always. I hope you have a wonderful day and a great week!

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  4. My daughter did her taxes through the Cashapp app since she has a card and it was free for her. She loved that and it was fast. Happy Easter. I hope the Easter bunny brought you some goodies.

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  5. Happy Easter!! I can relate to the sleeping problems- I’ve been sleeping weird this week. Hope you had a nice weekend and holiday today.

    I’m glad your daughter got all her classes. That must be a relief. Love your gardening pics as well. 🙂

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  6. Oh, how lovely your garden grows! Lulu looks adorable all snuggled up there💜

    Nice haul this week! I didn’t know that OMJ Ryan had another book out so I’ll definitely be checking that one out. Have a wonderful week, Anne!

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  7. Your garden looks so good, mine seems to be more weeds than anything at the moment. I hope you enjoy your new books, you have a great looking selection.

  8. Yes… this year my taxes were a bit of a mess. I ended up posting them later than usual and ran into a major stumbling block in that I didn’t have any suitable documents to identify myself online to the Government tax authorities (my passport expired just before we went down with covid and it’s one of the chores stacking up that I haven’t felt well enough to tackle). So I ended up talking to someone for over an hour… I wish we had I.D. cards – so much simpler in such situations! Your garden is looking fabulous – I love it when everything is fresh and bursting forth:)). Have a lovely week, Anne.

  9. You got quite a lot done! And you’re definitely way ahead of us on the planting front. We need to step up our game and soon. I also got the taxes done this week. Whew! So glad that’s done. And my printer won’t print so I guess I need to research a new one. Ugh.

    I picked the same Kindle First book! I hope it’s a good one.

    • Thank you Carol. Good luck with your garden. I’m waiting on the tomatoes and should have waited on the basil, it didn’t handle that cooler weather well. I didn’t want a new printer. I love this one so I bought a used one just like it. Now I have more parts if I have any other issues. I got emails from the publisher about this Kindle first book and was thinking about it when I saw I could get it not as an ARC. That way I don’t have to try to fit it in to the schedule or review it around the release date.

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  10. That’s great that your daughter got all the classes she wanted. And hooray for getting the taxes done. Always good to get those out of the way. None of the Amazon First Reads were calling to me this month so I decided to skip them. But I did get Crazy to Love You by J. Saman. That series sounds very promising.

    • Thank you! She can really struggle and it makes her physical issues much worse. I was glad to finish a bunch of things last week. It’s like I am waiting now for the weather to settle for a bit. We haven’t been getting much rain. The temps seem to either be cold for April 50-low 60, near freezing at night, or windy. Or it is in the 80s and kind of hot. I like those 60-70 days for more yard work. I do have to water some these days.;

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  11. Taxes…yuck! My sister is a CPA so I make her do mine but she was so busy this year that I was mailing my check on the very last day. Your plants are looking great! I love this time of year when everything starts blooming. I hope that you are having a great week!

  12. I love the new header! Your plants are looking wonderful. Peonies are one of my favorites but we don’t really have an area we can grow them here – or if we do I haven’t figured out where! Sounds like a busy week but you got a ton accomplished. Have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you Katharine. It was a good week in getting some things off my plate. They weren’t difficult just big emotionally. I love the blooming and growing. The work I put in the last 3 years means I have perennials now with not so much work. The soil is not good here so I keep adding compost and extra good soil though. Michelle from Limabean Designs does all my new headers and I just needed some spring.

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  13. Ooh Storm Echo! I need it in audio though, hopefully it will be a simultaneous release with Tantor! Your garden is looking great. Mine is something I decided I had to let go this year – I just have too much else on my plate. Something had to give. So glad your daughter was able to get her first choice classes! I hope she’s feeling better this week and you’re having a good week as well!

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    • Thank you! I will likely also get Storm Echo on audio. I sometimes get both formats so I can read and listen. Also I feel like if I only get audio it kind of depresses my Netgalley stats. But it also just depends on the book. This series I have used both formats but some series I do only in ebook and others only in audio.

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