Sunday Post – 23 October 2022 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted October 23, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 63 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,  I got up early to do all the things to help get them out the door.  My daughter is going to a wedding of her first cousin next Saturday in Illinois.  I packed all her medications, masks, sanitizing wipes, gluten-free snacks.  Then we did the last things like trim a few trees in the backyard, reglue some of the pavers in front which were loose, replanting an aloe plant, and trimmed Lulu’s nails.  My daughter had trimmed all Lulu’s hair. I watered all the new sod and the raised bed. I pulled some weeds and picked up all the remaining bush trimmings. I cleaned up in the garage putting empty boxes up on high shelves that I need to save and recycling others. I gathered up all the drink glasses around the house and dishes to go into the dishwasher.  Then I gathered up all the dirty laundry and sheets from upstairs.  I made several trips downstairs and then to the car to help them pack. Lulu supervised from the stairs. I was at 9,000 steps and I haven’t even walked Lulu yet today.  I went thru the fridge and trashed the leftovers and such which I won’t eat.  They planned to leave at noon and left at 3pm. I was a mess so I took a second shower. In the morning I had long sleeves but it’s 80F / 27C so now I’m in short sleeves.  Now I can get to Sunday visiting.  Lulu is lying by the front door waiting for my daughter to return. We walked the longest route and then had dinner.  I did a bit more computer time.

Monday, I jumped right up from bed to let Lulu out and make her breakfast.  Since she isn’t up all night ( and going out) with my daughter, I need to not lollygag and get her out in the morning.  Then I went back to my usual PT exercises and shower.  We went out again and the neighbors were cutting down a tree which shook her.  I went about my business of watering the sod and veggies, and eventually she did her business.  Some more of my standard dwarf bearded iris are reblooming, along with the tricyrtis, japanese anemone and the reblooming azalea. Lulu and I did our long walk.  She is not eating her breakfast and seems a bit depressed.  My daughter already called because she misses us.  Tonight she called again and we did Facetime.  Lulu listened hard to her voice and when I showed her the screen with her face, Lulu licked it!  We were both laughing hysterically, because Lulu is the chief licking officer.

Tuesday, I wasn’t so energetic.   I spent some time setting up the posts for the #SIAM of the Night Rebel series.  There’s an ongoing text convo with my daughter so it’s almost like she’s not gone. Today she went horseback riding. The temperature has dropped and I feel chilly.  I keep adding a sweater, or flannel shirt or a jacket or both.  I procrastinated for awhile but did take Lulu on a walk. She has adapted and seems happy to be with me now.  I wrote 2 reviews for next week.

Wednesday,  today is errand day.  I did the usual stuff.  Lulu went with me on a quick run to Aldi’s.  Then she stayed home while I went to Sam’s club and to pick up a pizza.   After putting things away and having some pizza as a late lunch, I did some computer stuff but was tired.  I took Lulu on a medium walk. I covered up the basil and lettuces again.

Thursday,   I woke up at a normal time but then finally got into reading my current book.  I spent a lot of time researching things today.  Then Lulu and I did a medium walk.

Friday,  I did the usual stuff plus some cleanup tasks. I created some post setups for my new ARCs.  I had a bunch of wire hangers that I washed up to put in the laundry as extras or for other projects.  I put some command hooks in the utility closet to hang some cleaning tools.  I went out and planted snow peas, and swiss chard.  I mixed the compost in with the bed and another flower bed.  I mowed the front yard. Then Lulu and I walked the long route.

Saturday,  when I took Lulu out, I watered the sod and raised beds again. I did laundry and various computer tasks.  Lulu and I walked the long route.  This upcoming week is supposed to be nicer again, mid 70s.


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Marlene at  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 Social Butterfly PR, Carina Press,  Penguin Audio,   Tantor Audio.                        


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




I had a little spree on Chirp but only spent $22.  Sadly, the Richard Jury one is the only one in the series not narrated by Steve West.

I got the Audible Daily deal for $2.95.

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 23, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 63 Comments

63 responses to “Sunday Post – 23 October 2022

  1. It sounds like you’ve had a busy and productive week. It made me feel tired just reading about it!
    It’s nice that you’re still getting some warm temperatures. It’s about 14 C here and stormy. I just want to snuggle under a blanket all the time. Enjoy your new books.

  2. Is Lulu smiling?💜💜💜

    Wow, you went all in on books this week! I didn’t realize you haven’t listened to Monkeewrench yet. I think you’ll enjoy it. I’ve got my eye on that new Penny Reid book but I’ve got to finish what I already own.

    Have a fantastic week, Anne!

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  3. It is a big adjustment when a family member is gone. I remember when my husband went with my daughter on a band trip and it was just me at home with them. They seemed a bit disappointed to have just me around. You picked up some great books this week. I hope that you have a great week!

  4. This week it jumped to the 70s in Minnesota! Everyone is like, this is our last horrah! I liked horseback riding as a kid but never did bareback. I could barely manage saddle, lol.

  5. I forgot to list Folk Around and Find Out for my “received books”. It just got delivered like Tuesday? I didn’t know it was coming because they kept moving the release date around. I’ll try and fit it in. That so funny about Lulu licking the screen! She looks nice and spiffy after grooming. I need to figure out which plants in my garden need some frost protection since the temps are dropping here. I figured out what to do with my hydrangea. I want to start a compost pile as well.

  6. It’s always crazy around here when we do a travel sendoff too. Glad she can stay in touch and fun that she got to go riding. I got my fall decor set up outside and cut back some brush, but I left leaf raking for this week. Nice that you got all that yard work and gardening done as well as some good walks. I got in a few walks last week and hope to walk every day this week while the dry weather holds. Way to go getting ahead on SIAM posts and some review shells.

    Have a good week, Anne!

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  7. Awww poor Lulu. I’m glad she’s perked up a bit after a couple days of your daughter being gone. Sounds like FT helped. That’s cute that she licked the screen. It’s also good that she continues her walks and errands with you so she knows that SOME things haven’t changed.

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  8. Aw that’s cute about Lulu. They really do miss their humans when we’re gone! The Eskens book look fun, especially the last two. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! We’re having a nice reprieve on the weather. It’s been 70’s here the last two days.

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  9. Whew your weekend was so busy! It sounds super productive! And poor little Lulu!! That was so cute that she licked the screen when she saw your daughter!!!

    The Martha Grimes book looks good!

  10. Sounds like a productive week! It’s always how much just the feel of the daily routine changes when one person in the house is out of town. Enjoy your reading and have a wonderful week!

  11. It’s crept back up into the 80’s here this week. Maybe next week I’ll get another taste of fall (fingers crossed). Too funny about Lulu licking the screen during the FaceTime call. 🙂 I looked at both hockey and brother’s best friend anthologies but talked myself out of them. I already have so many anthologies that I still have yet to read. The classic too many books and too little time!

    • We got 70s this week which I like even better. 60-70s mostly now. I take all the freebies! I print out a sheet for myself and then not if each book is in a series and what #. Sometimes I like them to try and author or genre. But yes there is always more I want to read.

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  12. Jen

    Wow! That first Sunday was so busy! Glad you got so much accomplished. And poor Lulu, I love that she misses your daughter and licks the screen. She’ll be happy to be reunited.

    I was busy over the weekend visiting my son at college. Other than that it was a week filled with work, chores, reading and watching TV!

  13. That sounds like a super busy week! Lulu looks absolutely gorgeous, I hope she isn’t missing your daughter too much.
    I seem to remember reading (and enjoying) a Sandra Owens book a few years ago, so I hope that one is a winner for you.

  14. Guess, her new “hair cut” is the reason why Lulu looks so “what the heck is going on with me?” *lol* It sounds like you were busy as always.