Sunday Post – 16 June 2024 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality

Posted June 16, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 41 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’s the usual Feedly and Sunday post visiting.  I’m still having trouble reading at bedtime these days.  We talked about going to the Zoo this week but with the migraine and the nausea on car rides decided against it.  The sink cabinet has about an inch of water in it so I took everything out.  My ex said the seal of the left sink bowl was failing, which wouldn’t matter if it wasn’t also clogging again.   I may have to get out the 75 foot snake again and look into sink repairs.  The sink was only installed about 2 years ago. I walked Lulu and it wasn’t as humid as I expected. I did water all the plants and garden because it looks like a hot week.

Monday, I woke early but worrying about the sink issue and when to do the yard work.  The weather is not too bad today and tomorrow so I need to tackle some things sooner than later. I finished up a review and some new setups after the usual blog visiting. My daughter woke with pain in her knees.   She has her therapist after a 2 week vacation.  I have my annual checkup. That went well with just some other screenings to do. When I got back, I got out the snake, took out the ptrap and started to snake the drain until it wouldn’t go.  I tried multiple times but couldn’t get it, so I texted our neighborhood plumber/electrician, Walter.

Tuesday, I tried to get all my indoor computer work before 11:45 when Walter came.  They were able to use my snake with a drill to work through the clog which was almost at the end of the kitchen drain before it went into the main pipe.   After they left, I went out in the yard to pull weeds and trim plants. Then I hauled dirt to the garden where the lettuces and snow peas had been where I will plant carrots.  I also put some dirt in the front flower bed.  I have 5 yard waste bins out for tomorrow from trimming bushes mostly, plus weeds.  I ran the dishwasher and it was nice to have it and the kitchen sink for dinner. I placed a Walmart order for pickup tomorrow since we need just a couple items and will go right by there after PT.

Wednesday,  I just did not get going fast enough.  I have bruises all over from the yard work yesterday.  At least I don’t have the cuts and scrapes since I now have my long gardening gloves for my arms which still have open wounds from 2 weeks ago yard work. My daughter had an appt at the PT,  then we stopped to use her birthday coupon at Culvers, and then the Walmart pickup.  After a bit of computer time, I took Lulu for a walk and we had an early dinner.  I planted carrots where the lettuce and snow peas used to be and watered the gardens.

Thursday,  I was awake for awhile during the night so I didn’t get going too early.  I helped my daughter with her sheets to launder them.  Today is the first day in about 6 weeks she hasn’t had a migraine!!  It has finally broken.  She has had short periods for a few hours but this is the first day she has started out well.  We are having a low key day at home.  I took Lulu for her walk before things heated up too much.  The temps have been mid 80s / 30C with a moderate humidity, the next week starting tomorrow will be 90s / 33C  and higher humidity.  And by 2pm she was having a migraine again.   I’ll need to do some watering and probably slightly less yard work unless it’s a day with lower humidity. UGH. I made a good task list but working on it is going so slowly today. I did visiting, wrote a review, edited and scheduled a bunch of posts.    I worked on a menu plan with some success.

Friday, I walked Abby and Lulu at the normal time and though it’s going to get hot later, it wasn’t as bad as I expected.  I did my blog visiting, then I went over to Costco.  I shopped for a few things, then I cancelled my membership.  They said it’s good until June 30.  We also have BJ and Sam’s Club and we don’t need all 3.  Costco is the most expensive. I go there the least even though it’s closest to our home and they are the only one which doesn’t do curbside.  I picked up one of the new Triple Berry Frosty on the way home for my daughter since she’s wanted to try one. I got everything put away.  Lulu was licking her foot so we had to put the bootie on her foot.  She doesn’t like it but her foot needs protecting.  My daughter is setting up her new computer.  She doesn’t like that Windows 11 won’t let her have the task bar on the top.  I found an app to put it on the top but it crashes the computer .

Saturday,  another hot day but with moderate humidity and north winds. Another day where my daughter doesn’t have a migraine in the morning.  There hasn’t been a full 24 hours yet but it’s getting closer.  I do a combination of chores and computer tasks.  My daughter is still restoring her backup.   I worked on looking at options on the everything on sale at Audible.   I took Lulu on her walk before dinner.

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 grateful thanks to Macmillan Audio,     Thomas & Mercer.                     


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

Not Yet.


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 June 16, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Sunday Post / 41 Comments

41 responses to “Sunday Post – 16 June 2024

  1. I am glad that your daughter had a two good mornings! You gotta take the wins, no matter how big or small. Hopefully she gets to a full day migraine free soon. 🙂

    Take care and have a good week!

  2. You’ll have to start doing your gardening in the morning if you get the humidity like we’re getting right now! I’ve never had a Costco membership, go with my mom if I need something. Used to have a Sam’s Club, but don’t even have that anymore for just me. Love Lulu pics always. Glad your daughter is getting a little relief from the migraines, I hope it continues to get better for her!

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  3. Jan

    I glad your daughter has some relief from her migraine at least for now. Yardwork is a pain and summer does not make it pleasent to do at all. I glad the sink was able to be unclogged i always find it a pain and hubby always seems to be gone when it happens. Have a great week.

  4. Costco is such a nightmare for people like me-hearing impaired and high anxiety. So many people, so much noise, bordering on chaos. I can’t do it. It is always so crazy there. And, there is only like 1 in the Cincinnati area, so EVERYONE is there all the time. Ugh. Glad your daughter got some relief from her migraine even if it was short lived.

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  5. Glad your sink was able to be unclogged and you got in so much garden work to fill five barrels. That is fab news about your daughter getting some breaks from the migraines. A few years back, I made the decision to let the Costco membership go to save money since we didn’t go as often. This week will be hot for us, too. Hope you have a good one, Anne!

  6. I’m glad to hear your daughter’s migraine is starting to let up sometimes. And that you were able to get your sink unclogged. I hope you can get someone in to fix the seal, too.

    I’m always amazed at your energy, and how much you can get done in a day! Especially in your garden. And of course, I always love the Lulu photos.

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 6/16/2024
  7. I’m so glad your daughter’s been headache free for a little bit. I hope it lasts. After all the craziness of my daughter’s graduation, I can’t believe a whole week has already passed. I was busy with work and it all went really well. The weather has been fabulous, so I’ve been outside. I even got in my walks this week!

  8. I hope your daughter continues to feel better from her migraines. No headache days are great to hear. I’m at Costco all the time. We have BJ, too, but rarely use it. I never had Sam’s. I’m not even sure where there is one close to us. Costco is good for us since we also use their pharmacy. I hope you have a great week!

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  9. I was glad your daughter managed to get a bit of relief from her never-ending migraine – and really sorry when it started up again. She must be at her wit’s end… And what a relief to get the blockage in the sink unclogged – things like that are a complete pain. I’m still sticking with Windows 10 – I thoroughly understand it inside and out and don’t particularly want or need to move to Windows 11. But I suppose there’ll come a time when I’ll have to grapple with it. I hope the weather doesn’t get too hot or humid this coming week, Anne:)).

  10. Hi Lulu! We have a BJs membership and I go all the time for greens and fruit. Every once in a while I get the pre packaged chicken breast it’s way less expensive in the long run than the supermarket.
    Hopefully there’s more migraine free days ahead.

    Bookworm recently posted: Do Not Disturb by Freida McFadden
  11. We don’t have a Costco or Sam’s Club membership. We tried Costco once, but it wasn’t worth it for us. We have a WinCo, which is similar but with no membership fee, that is closer. We don’t go often, but it’s an option. My mom uses the base commissary and will sometimes pick things up for us. We just got a notice from our HOA saying we need to pain the trim on our house. After the bee fiasco, we aren’t looking forward to having another huge bill to pay. When it rains, it pours. Echo and Trouble in Queenstown both sound good! I hope you are having a great week!

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