Sunday Post – 21 May 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted May 21, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 49 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,  started with a call from Lowes at 9am they were delivering my patio chairs.  What happened to the 12-4pm window?   Anyway, they are here.  I got out stuff to fresh squeeze orange juice and make some cinnamon knots for a quick sort of brunch later.  I emptied the bathroom of stuff so we could work on getting the countertop off today.   I was so tired last night it was great to sleep in my own bed.

Monday,  another busy day.   I did my usual computer tasks.  I did an errand run to get a few grocery items, take the fabric to get new cushions for the swing, and pick up my daughter’s Rx.  We were able to get the countertop off the cabinets.  We took out the old cabinets and put in the new cabinets.  We had to shut off the water and cap the pipes.  That went well except for one of the caps leaked but luckily we got it fixed. In the middle, I was waiting to do the moving and started a chat with Microsoft to see if they could help me not go to Windows 11 without reformatting my hard drive.  The guy seemed really knowledgeable and edited registry entries.  I’m not sure it worked because I had to go help with the cabinets.  BUT it did fix my iphone problem!  It works now on the repaired computer.  So I still have to check out the Win 11 thing but it’s an improvement.


Old cabinets (shorter)                                                                 New taller cabinets with old countertop and mirror shortened

Tuesday, we did our walking.  Then I went to pickup some jewelry findings from the community gifting.  My daughter had an appt with her psychiatrist.  I looked into some other doctors to handle some other specialty tests she needs.  Then the glass guy came and cut off the bottom of the mirror since the new cabinets are 36″ instead of 31″ high.  Also the new cabinets have drawers which I need drawers. The old cabinets were falling apart.  I still have use of the shower and toilet.  I just have to wash my hands and brush my teeth with the bathtub faucet.  I fell asleep just after 10pm.

Wednesday,  the wind is back from the north, much nicer than the hot one yesterday.  We called Kraft maid because a couple of things are wrong. They say the replacements will be here in 7-10 days. Another daylily bloomed and some of the SDB iris are still blooming.  My new cransebill  I got last year is blooming.  The hydrangea has started also.  The lettuce is starting to bolt.  Noooooo!   The broccoli is finished.  I need to trim the sage and rosemary more. We went to the chiro and to drop off my daughter’s  computer to ship for repair, then I picked up a few items at Aldi.  Then I updated my COYER linky and Game board.  I stayed up very late to finish a freebie up and write my review for Thursday.

Thursday,  I managed to get a good night’s sleep, sleeping late this morning.   The weather is delightful and we enjoyed our walk.  Then I helped my daughter make medical calls and paperwork.  Next I went out to mow and trim the yard.  I wasn’t sure how much I would do but the weather was so great I did it all.  I helped to move the countertop a couple times today, including putting it in place for the final time on top of the new cabinets. The warranty company got my daughter’s computer.  They already emailed they are unable to fix it so they will give us the full purchase price to buy a new one.  Although we spent almost that much on a new SSD drive a couple years ago.  So we got just shy of four years for free out of it, but they got the SSD drive. That warranty may have been worth it.  We put the countertop on the new cabinets for real and won’t be moving it off again.

Friday,  still scrambling to keep up with my review schedule. It was rainy all day.  My ex went to Lowe’s to start shopping.  I have a 10% off coupon they sent for my birthday.  We are getting the stuff for the new raised garden bed, along with other things for the cabinet install.  My ex went first to get most of the stuff and then I went to find a few items and then do the big checkout.  I think he was there 7 hours and I was there 2 hours.  We forgot to get handles for the new bathroom cabinets though. I made soup and homemade French bread for dinner. At least I could finish my book while dinner was cooking and then write my review after dinner.

Saturday, there’s lots to do today as usual.  We were going to rent a van to pick up the lumber from Lowe’s but can’t get it until tomorrow.  So today I can plan and write reviews, do menu plans.  I’m trying to figure out the ways I want to use the cattle panels in the garden.  We need to pick them up when we have the van. I spent a lot of time reviewing videos and sites on how to use cattle panels.  I also tried to figure out what to put on the menu plan.  I did fit in a quick walk with Lulu since the weather was good.  Tomorrow will be some rain in the morning.  The afternoon is the Hammered chat and then we are off to get my panels.     Twitter just keeps getting worse.  My apps to auto share posts to Twitter are shutting down this week.  If I need to manually share, it will be later in the day, if I remember.


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):


Thanks so much to Elizabeth Hunter for the first in a new series, Kensington Books,  Penguin Audio, 



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


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.





Anne - Books of My Heart
Follow me

Posted May 21, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 49 Comments

49 responses to “Sunday Post – 21 May 2023

  1. Ooh fresh squeezed orange juice! And don’t you love it when the delivery windows change? Sounds like you had a busy week. Hope you’re haing a nice weekend!

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #504
  2. I remember seeing An Eye for an Eye on a freebie list this week but I passed….they’re piling up on my Kindle faster than I can read them! Have a terrific week!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  3. Those day lilies of yours are absolutely gorgeous. And you’ve done a lovely job on the bathroom cabinets – stooping over the sink isn’t ever kind on the back. Glad some of your computer issues are resolved! I hope the coming week gives you a bit of time to put your feet up and tuck into a book or three:)).

  4. Your lilies (or are they iris?) are beautiful! We used to have some daylilies in the wooded strip between our house and our neighbors, but either they didn’t get enough sun, or something came along and ate the bulbs, because they pretty much died a year or two after we bought the house. I need to find something that handles shade better.

    I’m amazed at your energy, and all the house remodeling you do. I wish I had your energy and organizational skills! I need to find a contractor to replace our deck and spruce up our porch. After that, we need landscaping (I’m not a gardener!) and then a lot of work inside. But before we can do that, I need to do a lot of pruning and decluttering.

    See you this afternoon at the Iron Druid chat!

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 5/21/2023
  5. You are always so industrious! It is inspiring. Your bathroom looks great!

    My sage is out of control. I have so much and I don’t know what to do with it all! Lol. I was excited today to see strawberries though! Green still but strawberries!

  6. Love the new cabinet and the photos of your flowers! I hope that you enjoy your new books and have a great week ahead!

  7. Sounds like a busy week but a productive one. So glad you got the iPhone issue settled. Technical issues drive me absolutely crazy. Love the new taller cabinets and your daylilies are gorgeous. I love all the different varieties but we don’t get quite enough sun for them unfortunately. The Ali Hazelwood looks good. I read one of her books earlier this year and really enjoyed it. Have a great week!

  8. Your daylilies are so pretty! Is that last flower picture a rhododendron? It’s really pretty, too. Sounds like a busy but productive week. I think your bathroom is turning out nice! I’m looking forward to the new Ali Hazelwood too.

    Rachel @Waves of Fiction recently posted: Sunday Post #208
  9. You have really been hitting the home to-do list this week. Those new cabinets look great and I love all the drawers and higher level for the counter. Your homemade French bread and soup sounds great since we’re still in the 60’s right now.
    Nicely done with your Win 11 working with your iPhone and hopefully with the backup computer. Glad your daughter got a new one with the warranty.
    Hope you can rest a bit at some point this week.

    Have a good one, Anne!

    Sophia recently posted: Aydarr by Veronica Scott
  10. Sometimes those delivery windows seem useless. They rarely seem to stick to them. The new cabinets looks very nice. And that’s great that the iphone issue was fixed. One less thing. Menu planning is a never ending chore. Last week I asked my husband to do it but ended up doing it myself. I may turn it over to him this week.

    • yes you are right Tanya. Why is menu planning so difficult? I’ve started to try for some regulars like seafood on Friday and soup on Saturdays to simplify. It seems like it should be easy enough to make up a month long menu and just seasonally rotate some veggies but I seem to want what I am in the mood for that week. Technician window and delivery windows are all poorly done. Customer service went out the window 20 years ago. I saw Donna Deegan won – yay! I wanted drawers in my taller cabinets.

  11. Your flowers are so lovely! Must be beautiful in your yard.

    I didn’t realize that the E Hunter book was a new series – I just assumed it was more of her existing series. I should pick it up since I’ve not read her and have heard amazing things. Plus I met her this past winter at Coastal Magic and she’s delightful.

    My weekend was so crazy, as you know. I’m looking forward to the long weekend to get some yard work done and just relax!

    • Thank you Jonetta. I love my flowers and they were chosen for minimal maintenance / long bloom in mind. I need drawers in the bathroom! If you mean the Microsoft problem, it was trying to install Windows 11 and I don’t want it, but then it didn’t load other updates I needed for Windows 10 install I think. If you mean Twitter, where do I begin? Book twitter isn’t so bad but personal Twitter is a mess. It was my first social media so I am attached to it and it seems integrated with everything (where Mastodon, Tribel, Spoutible, etc are not).

  12. I hope your new patio chairs are working out. That’s kind of funny about Lowe’s being so early–usually I hear about deliveries are late! The new cabinets in the bathroom look great, Anne. You did a good job with those! I hope you were able to get the lumber from Lowe’s like you were hoping to do.

    I hope you enjoy your new books! The Elizabeth Hunter books sounds especially good! Take care, Anne!