Sunday Post – 28 April 2024 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted April 28, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 58 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 giveaway ends tonight!

Sunday,  today was rainy.  I was busy trying to catchup with Feedly and Sunday posts.  Plus my daughter had to turn in her homework and I checked the spelling and phrasing.  She only has this week left.  I really enjoyed the chat – it was great to see everyone!  Excellent discussion.  I went to bed at the normal time of 11:30pm sleepy and started coughing and coughing until about 2:30am, when the smoke detectors went off Beep Beep Beep   Beep Beep Beep!  Just 6 so I went to the bathroom and another half hour 6 more beeps.  So I walked around to see if I smelled anything, walked around to see if I saw anything.  Nope.  Half an hour later, 6 more beeps.  So I got dressed, went out to the garage to get the 8 foot ladder.  I disconnected my detector.  Another half hour, 6 more beeps.  So I disconnected the one in the family room, just outside my bedroom door. I read news and emails for the next hour and all was quiet. So finally I went to sleep at 5:30am.

Monday,   I got up to feed Lulu and let her out and went back to sleep until 1:30pm.  Yeah, I feel like crap.  I don’t know what that coughing was, seems like an allergy thing since I am fine today. I wonder if I forgot my nasal spray at bedtime last night because I was stuffy.  I was caught up on visiting today but nothing else. We tried an order with Daily Harvest which is all gluten free.  We are finding the items to be rather expensive for what you get and many are more like side dishes without protein.

Tuesday, it’s still a bit cool.  I walked Abby and Lulu and wore a light jacket. FS Poster has an update which is supposed to work with Threads.  I sent it to Ashley to upload, now it seems like none of it works.  I went to Harris Teeter for my daughter’s RX and a couple specials, and dropped off an Amazon return.

Wednesday, I was going through emails.  There was one from Hailey Edwards with free audio codes and I found one which worked! So I got Gray Seas.  Now I just have to get going on reading the rest of the series.  I walked Abby and Lulu and the weather is near perfect. FS Poster is now not working for anything since the update. I looked through some expiring deals on Chirp.

Thursday,  these next 3 days have no appts and nothing on the schedule which is just lovely.  I can stay home and do what I need on my own schedule.  I did some testing with FS Poster this morning.  I set up some reviews, edited some and wrote some.  I made pasta with fresh spinach.  It looked like so much spinach until it cooked and then we wanted more, much more.   I read about the arguments at the Supreme Court in two cases and I have to say I am furious. My daughter finished her last assignment so she is finished for this session.  She’s going to take the next session off because 2-4 of her medications are changing.

Friday,  I’m enjoying a more normal sleep schedule for a couple days. Ashley looked at FS Poster overnight and patched it again.  Then everything, the auto shares, the direct share test, and the schedule (like Revive Old Posts) from the last 2 days all posted everywhere at once around 3am.  Now I think we are back to normal. I was adding Lulu photos to this post. I label all photos Lulu so when I searched for that in the media library, it shows I have 249 Lulu photos. Sounds about right. I am contemplating going dairy free while this whole H5N1 avian flu virus in dairy cattle and milk.  But that would include yogurt, cottage cheese, cream, cheese and even ice cream, I suppose. I went to the farmer’s market as it is peak strawberry season and I got some fresh basil. I also got some impatiens for the pots by the front door.  I got on to my regular computer stuff.  I called the guy down the road because I’ve decided I need another 2 yards of blended soil.  I finally got through after several calls to make an appt for my daughter’s PT.  She called her neurologist because she is on the third day of a migraine but they can’t get her in until next Monday for a rescue injection. Then I went out and pulled weeds and mowed the back yard.  I planted another basil plant.  Now I need to make a new menu plan but I need to walk Lulu and fix dinner. It’s already 6:30pm.

Saturday, I was lazy about getting up but then I went at the usual tasks.   I wrote and edited a few reviews.  I finished up a menu plan.  It’s cloudy but nice today for Lulu’s walk with me.   There are lots of scheduled things for the next week which I find more challenging. This next week is going to be hot – mid 80s / around 30C.  No rain until next weekend.


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 thanks to Simon Audio,  Home Cooked Books,  Penguin Audio.                        


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



I bought some deals at Chirp all under $5.

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 28, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 58 Comments

58 responses to “Sunday Post – 28 April 2024

  1. Oh no about the smoke detectors! That would definitely ruin your night! Scary too when they go off…Hope you have a nice week! Was warm here today almost 80.

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  2. Well that was a rough and tumble night between coughing and beeps. Glad you had some lovely weather days before that heat moved in. We went from frosty nights and snow flurries to steamy 70’s in 24 hours and my body didn’t do well with that. Yay for your daughter finishing off her assignments even with the migraine, poor thing.
    Nice book haul and way to score on the Chirp sale.

    Have a good week, Anne!

  3. Sounds like another busy week. I’m not sure if it is new but I love the header. I’m actually visiting on my laptop today instead of my tablet so maybe I’m just noticing it. Did you find out what was making the alarms go off? Hope it was nothing major but it would worry me. When You Had Power looks really good. I’m going to have to look into it. Hope you guys have a great week!

  4. If I forget to take my daily allergy medicine, I start to have symptoms like a cold is coming on, and then I worry I’m catching a cold and then I realize I didn’t take my allergy medicine. I’m glad there wasn’t any fire concerns! I hope your daughter is feeling better. I swear the ratio for spinach is 10 cups uncooked = 1 tbsp cooked!

  5. Damn you had a rough beginning of the week Anne! I am glad you had three days without appointments after!

  6. Those smoke detectors going off at night weren’t great! Did they need new batteries? I know ours keep bleeping if the battery is running down. And if you are considering avoiding dairy – we’ve been vegan for a while and there is now a really good range of alternative milks, cheeses and ice cream made with plant-based ingredients. We even have a really good butter replacement. I personally prefer oat milk in my tea and coffee, but there are other options – almond, rice and soya. Have a great week:)).

  7. Smoke dectors are a pain in the but we have ones from vivint and when they go out you have to call them to get the addd back on your panel such a pain in the but. Gray seas looks intersting i am rarely luck enough to get one of those codes to work probably cause i am on the west coast. Hope that your daughter starts to feel better. Have a great reading week.

  8. Those smoke detectors can go haywire sometimes! What a bummer it interrupted your sleep so much. It doesn’t sound like Daily Harvest is a good buy. I have been curious about some of these meal delivery services, but my husband never wanted to try them. I planted basil, pepper, cilantro, and potatoes. I need to get my cucumbers and tomatoes in bigger containers with cages for the tomatoes and support for the cucumbers because it’s finally warm enough at night!

    Rachel @Waves of Fiction recently posted: Review: The Stranger I Wed by Harper St. George
  9. I could not give up dairy. I already have to be gluten free, I am not going cheese free too. Because I am hearing impaired, we have a special smoke detector that connects with my phone and sends alerts that way. That is how it tells us it needs a new battery too. If I’m asleep, I get the notification on my watch (which I wear to bed). I love the tech! Enjoy your new books!

    Samantha recently posted: #SundayPost: April 28th
  10. Busy weeks can be stressful! It’s nice to have a few days in a row without extra things. I could never give up cheese, lol, but I rarely eat much other dairy, and I very rarely drink milk. Looks like you got a few good audiobooks. Hope you enjoy them all! We had a ton of rain this weekend and the end of last week. I’m ready for some dry weather, as much as I do enjoy rainy nights though.

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #167 – April 28th, 2024
  11. Isn’t it lovely when there are no appointments to deal with? And the weather was soooooo gorgeous this past week. I hope your daughter got some migraine relief today. Have a great week, Anne!

  12. I have that Ruth Ware on my TBR. I’ve enjoyed almost everything I’ve read by her. That’s so frustrating about the smoke alarms though glad it wasn’t anything. Still – I don’t like having my sleep distubred! Have a great week!

  13. Bird flu or no bird flu, you will have to pry all the dairy products from my cold, dead hands.

    3 days with nothing on the schedule must’ve been heaven!

    That pasta looks gooooood. I’m completely OUT of ALL pastas and keep forgetting to restock.

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