Sunday Post – 21 April 2024 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted April 21, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 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.   WTZ chat today!

Sunday,  I woke early and couldn’t go back to sleep even though I was up a bit later.  I tried to get all my regular Feedly and visiting finished up along with dishes and some laundry. Abby arrived just after one and took a tour of the house. She brought 2 of her beds so we have one downstairs and one upstairs.  We went out in the yard right away.   I went upstairs to write a review and Lulu joined me shortly.   They seem to like each other’s beds.  We went out again when I picked lettuce for a salad for lunch.  I took Abby and Lulu for a longer walk while my daughter did some homework. I’m so excited to have her caught up.   When I got back, I relaxed and read for a bit. I went to bed early after dinner and Lulu barked a lot at bedtime.

Monday, I got up early and got Abby and Lulu outside.   I made their breakfasts and had to tell Lulu 5 times not to eat Abby’s food.  She obeyed; she had already eaten all her own food.   Then I went out and pulled up the last of the broccoli plants and put in the final tomato plant.  I watered everything since it will be very hot this afternoon.  I walked the girls in the morning while it was still pleasant.  I set up a bunch of posts and wrote one review. It was a pleasant afternoon. I ran the new Dyson on the main floor especially the kitchen for cleanup.  It is quiet.  Before dinner, we sat outside even though it was hot, there was plenty of shade for the dogs to sniff around.   Our neighbor’s flight was delayed so it was 10pm before she came to pick up Abby who was as excited as we knew she would be.

Tuesday, I slept well.   With a few encouraging key words from Ashley, I was able to change my sharing buttons to include Bluesky and Threads as I saw Jen (That’s What I’m Talking About) do.  I walked Abby and Lulu. I did some more post setups.  Then I picked up pizzas at Papa Murphy’s.  We put together an order to try Daily Harvest which does smoothies, bowls, soups, pastas and flatbreads which are all gluten free.

From front to back in the tall raised bed – rhubarb, Swiss chard, spinach, a tomato plant with marigolds.  The lettuce below is at the far end of the lower bed.

Wednesday, I called to cancel the chiro appt. The doctor doesn’t want my daughter to do the chiropractic the same time as PT. Nice day to walk Abby and Lulu.  I did some reading, review writing and some laundry today. I’m really enjoying my mystery reading for the COYER RAT.

Thursday,  another great weather day to walk with Abby and Lulu.  I’m working on a menu plan with a shopping list for tomorrow.  I did manage to get out before dinner and trim the yard and pull some weeds. Finally.   Now if it could just stay that way but NO I’ll have to keep working at it every week or so for the next 6 months.

Friday,   I stayed up too late reading and then didn’t get up early.  I walked Lulu at the usual time and then we went off to the neurologist. Our PCP suggested maybe we could do more preventative rather than just treating the migraines my daughter is have 2-4 times a week.  The doc told us that was a reasonable idea and there are plenty of options.  Also they have Demerol in stock again for rescue injections if she has a migraine which lasts more than 3 days with the meds not working to break it. She’s only had those a couple times over the 9 years she has been going to the neurologist but the one last fall without the Demerol didn’t work.  We stopped everywhere on the way back Wegmans, Trader Joes, Aldi and the Asian grocery.  Each place has a few items we needed.  My daughter even went in to Dollar Tree to get Peggy the Panda IV which is Lulu’s favorite toy. We try to always have a backup Peggy. We tried Only Murders in the Building, just two episodes and it is weird.

Saturday,  as usual lots I want to do.  I have more visiting to do because I didn’t finish yesterday.  And I also forgot to do Wordle.  I also have been a reading tornado and have FOUR reviews to write for books I finished in the last 2 days. I went off on a tangent because I couldn’t find the file for my monthly reading planning sheet and had to create a new one. It didn’t seem to be on my computer or my Google Drive. UGH.   I did finish the reviews. I went for a walk with Lulu and the weather was perfect.  Rain tomorrow.  I am behind on Feedly, hopefully tomorrow I can catch up along with Sunday post visiting.  Also the WTZ Chat!

This raised but short bed from front to back has beets (they are nearly ready) , tomato with marigolds, asparagus,  snow peas, one cauliflower plant,  and then the lettuce you see above.


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 Macmillan Audio,  Simon Audio,   Brilliance Audio,                  


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

I got my Prime First Read for April.  


I got these Audible only audiobooks in the 2-1 credit sale.


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 21, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 48 Comments

48 responses to “Sunday Post – 21 April 2024

  1. My husbands busy in the garden at the moment too! He’s constantly on the go starting his seeds, planting out others, weeding etc. I watch the activity from the window feeling like King Théoden staring down the orc army at Helm’s Deep! “And so it begins.” It won’t be long until he starts hauling things in for me to freeze, pickle, and preserve.

    I’m glad you’re doing well, Anne! Fingers crossed the neurologist can help your daughter some more… Migraines are vile.

  2. Your vegetables look fabulous – so healthy and weedfree:)). So sorry to hear that your daughter is struggling so very badly with migraines. Fingers crossed the neurologist can find some options to help her. I hope the coming week is a good one for you – especially being on such a strong reading streak.

  3. Aw, Lulu is such a good girl for listening when you told her not to eat Abby’s food! Mine will have their heads in the other dog’s bowl gulping up the food before I can catch them. I should add Threads and Bluesky to my social media bar to follow on my blog too, great idea! My parents’ dog Lucy has a gator toy that has been through many many surgeries from my mom because we can’t find another one anywhere. So smart to have the backups! Looking forward to the WTZ chat this afternoon!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #166 – April 21st, 2024
  4. Nice that Abby did great for her stayover. Your raised bed growth looks ready to eat. 🙂 That’s fab that your daughter got caught on all the homework. Whew you did hit all the stores on your errand day. Way to go getting your posts set up and hit the mysteries hard for the latest RAT.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  5. Just popping in after seeing a comment of yours on Katherine’s blog post. You have a book I am looking forward to reading. Mind Games – well I probably will listen to the audio though as well. I have never read Christina Lauren – authors I intend to read some time to see if to my taste. I did read the Kay Bratt book and became obsessed with them for a little while.

  6. I was just talking about how I needed to get to Trader Joe’s soon. We have to drive 45 minutes for one and they always have the smallest parking lots lol so I don’t go too often although I love them.

    Your garden looks beautiful!!

  7. Yea, I’m glad you were able to add the new share buttons! And yea for reading so much. I’m doing okay with reading – keeping up with my scheduled reviews and able to get a few TBRs read – which was my plan for this year. I’ve taken way fewer review books. I’m a bit behind because I had a slow February.

    I love OMITB. I forgot that the first season is a bit chaotic; giving you multiple POVs. The stories become more linear – or at least easier to follow – as you continue watching. It’s a lot of fun. We’ve caught up on Will Trent and Abbott Elementary, which are the only two “live” shows we watch (for now). My daughter and I have several shows we want to start, but haven’t decided which one, yet.

  8. I’m so envious of people who can read at night! When it gets dark my brain wants to sleep. lol

    Lulu’s Peggy the Panda is too cute!!!!

    Your hard work and dedication really pays off because your garden is amazing.

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  9. Nice garden picks! We’re trying t oget our stuff in order as well. Sounds like nice weather too. It’s finally starting to get nice here…

    I’m always amazed at how much you get done!

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  10. Lulu is so cute. I saw the backup toy we have to keep on hand are tennis balls so we are pretty lucky. Plus we have a ton. They happen to be Zeke’s favorite toys and we have lots left over from Cassius and Barkley as they were big ballers as well. I hope you can find something to help your daughter’s migraines. I used to get one occasionally (pretty much they were related to my birth control we believe) and they were horrible and they sound nowhere as intense as what she gets. And so often! How sad. I could almost deal with the headache but I got bad visual auras with them. Sorry I’ve not been visiting much lately. My MIL passed suddenly two Saturdays ago and we are still kind of reeling. Wanted to make sure I dropped in and said hello though!

    Barb @ Booker T's Farm recently posted: A Rare DNF
  11. What gorgeous lettuce! Fresh grown tomatoes are my very favorite thing. I look forward to tomatoes every summer. I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  12. I always enjoy seeing your photos of Lulu and your garden. Looks like you are in for a tasty summer, with all that lovely produce. Alas, I can’t grow much here; the backyard is too shady and the HOA frowns on vegetables in the front yard (plus it’s the septic drainfield, so ick.) Once we get the back deck rebuilt this year, I might try one of those vegetable towers next summer, or at least a few pots of herbs. It gets more sun than the rest of the backyard.

    I hope your doctor can come up with a good preventive treatment for your daughter’s migraines.

    Mind Games was really good; I can’t wait to read your thoughts on it.

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday: Unread Books on My Shelves I Want to Read Soon
  13. Your veggies are looking good! I’ve got nothing planted yet. lol I may only do some tomatoes in planters since there’s going to be upheaval next year. No point trying to build raised beds until the additions are done.

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