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, I heard a couple barks about 5:30am which I suspect is when my daughter went to bed. I don’t know if I don’t hear them when it is earlier or if she doesn’t bark when it is dark. But the barking is much less. And I was able to go back to sleep right away. I decided to go through all the leggings in my leggings drawer and got rid of some without pockets or that don’t fit right. I did some watering when I took Lulu out and then it was on to see what everyone has been doing this week. Oh last night I took photos of my daughter doing poses for her yoga class. We about died laughing at Lulu trying to do some poses or at least get my attention.
Monday, I woke up early enough but fell back asleep somehow. I went through my long sleeve t-shirt drawer getting rid of those which didn’t fit right. I spent the day working mostly on blog stuff. I set up some things for Library Love, my 5 year Blogoversary and Sophia’s August posts.
Tuesday, it continues to get hotter this week. I’m trying to do indoor tasks. I picked lettuce and snow peas. The broccoli is looking good. I finally put together a menu plan. I’m reading to finish up books for May. During dinner prep, I did some watering as the next days will be so hot and no rain. I ended up walking Lulu after dinner when it’s dark and hard to see the poop to pick up. But the temperature was pleasant.
Wednesday, today is the do things I’ve not managed yet. I called my doctor about a checkup and RX refills. I went to the post office and a Walmart pickup. Then I called the guy who installed our main floor furnace to do an inspection of the upstairs one and a quote for what it would cost to replace. Then I called the home warranty to place a claim for the fridge which crushes all the ice – we want cubes. I also figured out how to go into my online account to place the second claim for re-key services.
Thursday, I was stressed out about the schedule for today and woke up 2 hours early. After taking care of some flower watering, computer tasks and kitchen cleanup, we headed out for dental cleanings. I was all good but my daughter has 3 cavities. We got home just in time for the fridge repair guy and he handled it well. The farm box arrived while he was here. Then I was waiting for the guy to re-key all our locks and he called and said it would be more like 5 instead of 3-4. So even though I put in the comments I didn’t have any keys he said he needed those or he’d have to get another tool. He’ll come back tomorrow late afternoon again. I hunted in the garage and did find the keys for the deadbolts, which I called and told him. We had a really good dinner and then took Lulu for the late night walk in the dark but the temperature was lovely.
Friday, it’s my daughter’s 26th birthday. I slept later because I only got 5 hours of sleep the night before. The temperature was lovely with a north wind and a drop into the 80s along with a few clouds. There was a mixup on the blog posts to juggle. I worked on my other blog stuff. I filled my last review slot for July and I only have one left for August. The guy came and rekeyed the locks which went pretty quickly. I cleaned out the cabinet in the dining room finally, washing with Murphy’s oil soap. I also did the other wood pieces in the dining room and living room and then the wood edges of the stairs. I finally started washing the china to go in the cabinet, starting with my grandma’s tea set. With the dining table more cleared, we decided to play a couple games of Skip Bo. I took Lulu for a long walk before cooking dinner. My daughter chose what she wanted for dinner: crab alfredo, salads and lemon cake.
Saturday, I tried to get going early to do yard work. I started a bunch of laundry and washed another batch of china. I mowed the lawn. I cut some branches. I used Preen on the flower beds and the veggie garden. I picked a bunch of lettuce for lunch. Lulu and I walked a medium route. Then I showered and made up the bed with fresh sheets. I put away the china and washed another batch. I started the dishwasher. Tomorrow I must write some reviews and come up with a menu plan.
May Reading: I managed to read 22 books. Audiobooks continue to help me read more. Some count for more than one challenge. I listened to 13 audiobooks, read 5 library books, 21 COYER reads, and 2 books which I already own.
All Library books (including ones not reviewed on the blog) 2022 Library Love Challenge
I did manage to read 2 books I own (goal is 3 per month):
- Where Are They Now by UD Yasha
- 🎧 Trickster’s Point by William Kent Krueger
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):
My grateful thanks to Minotaur Books, AceRoc Books, Berkley Romance, Simon & Schuster Audio, Brilliance Audio.
(If you click on the cover, it will take you to the Goodreads entry)
I got a few deals at Chirp for $1, $4 and $5.
I decided I had to have this novella for 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.
- 🎧 Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @taviagilbert @avonbooks @HarperAudio @BerlsS #Read-along #GIVEAWAY #LoveAudiobooks - December 2, 2022
- 2023Library Love Challenge Sign Up & #Giveaway #LibraryLoveChallenge @angels_gp @BooksofMyHeart #GIVEAWAY - December 2, 2022
- 🎧 A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams @LyssaKayAdams @eiden_andrew @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks #GIVEAWAY #HoHoHoRA2022 @angels_gp - December 1, 2022