Sunday Post – 26 March 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted March 26, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 57 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,  it got near freezing so I needed to uncover the plants when I took Lulu out.  I also watered them and then disconnected the hose since the next 2 nights will be freezing.  It’s still not bad in the daytime.  I picked up sticks and felt misery over the weeds in the lawn.  I ordered a different type of weed killer.  Lulu was happy to walk again but it was a bit colder and we took a medium route.  I did more planning for reading freebies.  Then I prepared some setups for posts. I reorganized my sock drawer and am very pleased with it.

Monday, I got the weed killer and hope to apply it tomorrow.  I wasn’t going to go out until later in the week but there are some specials I want to get which will end tomorrow. When did soda get so spendy?  I finished up the menu plan.  I feel organized for the week and now just have to make it happen.  I picked up a few items at Harris Teeter and Food Lion that are on sale this week.  I updated my linkys for COYER and Library Love.  Then Lulu and I took our walk.

Tuesday,  it’s the last overnight with freezing temps.  The heat is coming in a big way for later in the week. We did our walking and it was surprisingly nice.   I got ready to do the weed killer, reading the label, and.. it can’t be used on the kind of grass I have. UGH.  So I ordered a different kind, plus some composted manure and garden soil to pick up at Lowe’s tomorrow.   I wrote all my reviews up to date.

Wednesday, we had our walk with Lulu & Abby.   We went to a gluten free bakery and got a couple items. I’d been there once before but since everything there is gluten free I thought my daughter would like to see it.   I dropped off an Amazon return at UPS, then did a pickup at Lowe’s.  They had African violets for $5.48 and so I couldn’t resist getting one.  It’s nice.  The bigger one I have was $24 I think.

Thursday,  I got right to spraying the yard with Roundup.  It was easier than I expected.  We did our walk with Lulu and Abby.  Then I settled in to get some reviews written and setup. My daughter is fussing over a paper due later in the week and not sleeping well. Lulu sat on the corner of the landing for half the afternoon.  Lulu didn’t eat dinner, then threw up and then ate dinner later.  It’s hot, we actually had to turn on the AC.  I saw the thermostat needed new batteries and replaced those.

Friday,  I tried to get Lulu a vet appt but they said they didn’t have any available.  I had a mammogram.  Then I read about Lulu’s symptoms.  She ate breakfast and walked with us.  I was tired in the afternoon so I spent a little time starting a new book.  Lulu wasn’t eating dinner so much and I’m worried. I made the french bread dough while fixing dinner.

Saturday,  finally a day where I don’t have to get up for something. I slept until I woke up.  I heard my daughter going to bed about 5am so I knew I could sleep a bit later.  I took Lulu out and she is still subdued.  I need to do the menu plan. I waited until late afternoon when my daughter got up but then we took Lulu to the vet hospital.  It was a 2 hour wait but they told us she has a spinal problem.  We have to give her pain meds and keep her as immobile as we can for the next month.  It won’t be too hard because she loves to be next to us but no jumping up on couchs or beds, no stairs, no walks.   We are going to get a dog sling so she can go on walks in the sling.  I hate that she has been in pain.

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):




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

I chose my Prime First Reads book.

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 March 26, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 57 Comments

57 responses to “Sunday Post – 26 March 2023

  1. Our front lawn and the back property edge (where our yard meets the wooded area) needs some attention. Neither of us have the inclination or know-how, so we’ll have to ask our yard guy for suggestions and have him do his magic. The prices on soft drinks have got ridiculous! We always keep zero-sugar soft drinks on hand and the difference in price is awful. Sorry to hear about Lulu’s spinal problem. Poor thing. I hope rest and immobility helps her feel better quickly.

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  2. Oh no! Poor Lulu! How old is she? I’m hoping it is something age related as opposed to a problem if she’s younger. 🙁 I love African violets. They were my grandpa’s favorite, and when I was probably in middle or high school, we used to go the city’s flower, lawn, and garden show, and I always had to get one every year. Needless to say with my black thumb it didn’t last long. My back yard is made up of so many different types of grass that I get some green now, other parts still yellow for a while. So I’ll have tall patches to mow before I’m ready. Hope you have a better week and that Lulu gets to feeling better!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #112 – March 26th, 2023
  3. Poor Lulu! I am so sorry to hear she is suffering. Hopefully after a month of rest and medication she will be all better. It got cold several days here last week as well, but I think those are over for us.

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  4. If I remember correctly one of my mom’s dogs had an injury kind of like Lulu’s. I hope that she starts feeling better very quickly! I drink way too much soda. It is really my one vice but we buy generic which helps a lot. Everything is more expensive anymore. I am home this week and would love to be able to post that I am completely caught up with reviews (but I know that will never happen). Have a great week!

  5. You did have a lot of running about this week, but sounds like it was worth it to get some good deals and get Lulu properly diagnosed. Don’t beat yourself up for not catching her injury. Animals do stuff many times when we’re not even around to suspect that their action caused a problem. You’re getting her help now like a good pet mom.
    Yay for getting all your reviews put in and set up.

    Have a great week, Anne!

  6. Poor Lulu! At least you were able to find out what the problem is so that you can help her now. Nice that you’re making it possible for her to get out and enjoy the outside even if she can’t walk as much now. I’ve seen people with doggie strollers for their older or injured dogs.

    Hope you enjoy the warmer weather!

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  7. OH! Poor Lulu. I’m glad you were able to get into the vet’s office and the problem is treatable. Lots of snuggles for her! What will you do for your walks?

    My week was crazy busy and so much fun. I’ll talk about it on Friday’s post, but I was out or at an event five days last week! This week is get back in routine!

  8. I’m sorry to hear about Lulu. It’s so stressful when our furry family get sick. Enjoy all your new books and best wishes on the week ahead.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Lulu. My dog jumped off my bed a few months ago and hurt his back, had a slipped disc. I have to give him pain meds and keep him from jumping for 2 weeks but he fully recovered. Hopefully Lulu will feel better soon.

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  10. Aw poor Lulu. I hope she feels better soon. They sometimes have a hard time sitting still but hopefully her recovery is fast.

    It’s sunny here and looks nice out but it’s only in the 40’s

  11. Oh I’m so sorry to hear about Lulu’s spinal issue. I hope the sling and rest help her feel a bit better. Sounds like a busy week! Lawn care stuff drives me crazy. It’s so finicky. Thanks for the reminder to organize my sock drawer! I’ve got a high number of single socks and I have a feeling that the matches are buried in the drawer. Have a great week!