Sunday Post: Mar 15

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The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

 

Last Week

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I’ve been in Iowa since last weekend and now am in northern Wisconsin for a wedding! The weather is surprisingly warm here–in the 50’s during the day. There’s still snow along the side of the road, but things are melting. Some parking lots are skating rinks though since it gets below freezing every night. My daughters and I arrived very early Thursday morning (1 a.m.) so we were in time to meet everyone at a salon Thursday morning for manicures and pedicures. So much fun! I seldom have either so this was a treat for me and so fun to talk and catch up with relatives. One of my daughters is a bridesmaid so she is off getting her hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding. This is a big, family wedding. I think the bride wanted something a little smaller and more casual, but her sisters talked her into this. So she has a big, but casual wedding (seven bridesmaids and every child in the family is part of the bridal party!) The family is pretty laid back about it all!

We’re leaving early Sunday morning for the trek back to Iowa (eight-hour car trip). I’ve only managed to drop in occasionally during this week a few times and had book reviews scheduled so it has worked out well.

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

 

What I read this week

Darkwalker by E. L. Tettensor

New–Books, E-books, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Library

None

E-books

None

Audiobooks

Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

Next Week

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We plan to arrive back in Iowa early Sunday afternoon. Then my younger daughter and I are getting ready for a trip to Ireland. We leave on March 21 and return on March 28. My husband is meeting us in Chicago for the flight to Dublin. And we’re joining 30+ relatives for the trip! The bride and groom from the wedding decided when they were planning the wedding that they wanted to go to Ireland afterward and they invited family members to join them. We will have our own bus and tour guides in Ireland and have many group activities, but also free time every day. There are still relatives in Ireland whom the family knows well and we will be spending some time with them, too.

So the next two weeks are busy and I will have some scheduled posts, but especially when we’re in Ireland won’t have internet access.

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
  • Review: The Future Falls by Tanya Huff
  • Sunday Post

What books did you collect last week? What are you planning next week?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Mar 15”

  1. The weather here in the upper Midwest has been fabulous hasn’t it! Sounds like you have been and will be busy but in a fun way. Great job keeping up with the blog! Have fun in Ireland (VERY jealous)!

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    1. Sorry I’m so late to answer your comment, Stephanie. Ireland was so wonderful. I’ve only been home a few days and it already feels like several weeks. We had so much fun!

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  2. I hope the wedding goes off smoothly! And that trip to Ireland, wow. Exhausting but wonderful! I look forward to hearing about it when you get back.

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  3. My goodness, you are all over the map lately. LOL The wedding sounds lovely. I was worried about you going there as Wisconsin can get pretty bad this time of year. Glad you arrived safe and sound. Enjoy Ireland. I hope you post pictures!

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    1. These past few weeks have been wonderful, Laura. Now I’m trying to get my thoughts together, write more in my journal (which I didn’t write in much in Ireland!), go through my photos and so much more. I’m hoping to write a post about it in a few days.

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    1. Thanks, Kimba. It’s nice to be home to rest and recuperate–came home with a cold. 😦 Not unexpected with all the kids on the trip.

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