Sunday Post: Jan 17


This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

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.

Last Week–home and blog

New York City–then back home to a cold

We had a wonderful time in NYC. We did some bar and restaurant hopping with our son. He wanted to go to some places he hadn’t been before–and that’s easy to find in New York! We had some great food and great conversations. It was a good visit. He had other plans Saturday night so we went to see a play–Fun Home. It’s staged in a theater in the round so that was very interesting and it’s a musical which both my husband and I love, but it’s a more serious musical and was very well done.

We arrived back home late Sunday evening and on Monday morning I had a cold. 😦 It progressed from my head to my chest during the week and though I’m feeling better I’m still coughing a lot. I spent most of the week resting, sleeping and reading.

Des Moines and house hunting

What time I spent on the internet this week I was looking at house listings our realtor had sent us. That was exhausting!

We left Friday night for Des Moines and didn’t arrive at our daughter’s house until midnight. My husband came down with the cold on Friday afternoon so he wasn’t feeling so great and by the time we arrived I wasn’t either. We started out with nine houses to see on Saturday, but when our realtor picked us up we were down to six (our favorite had sold, another was a short sale and they weren’t allowing showings??! and at the other house they had unexpected visitors). Of the six houses we might revisit two of them and we’re still hoping to get into the house with the visitors! I was ready for bed by the time we got back to our daughter’s house.

We may have to make another visit in February for more house hunting. 😦


I didn’t feel like watching TV which meant I got more sleep and more books read!

The blog

I did very little on the internet this week especially on my blog. I only had two posts ready so that’s all that posted and I didn’t visit blogs. My thinking process were nonexistent…lol. What little I did do on the internet was reserved for looking through house listings on the internet for our trip to Des Moines.

I love comments on my blog and I love to comment on other people’s blogs, so I hope when we arrive back in Maryland on Tuesday I can spend some time catching up on comments.

Blog posts

What I’m reading

The Big Brush-Off by Michael Murphy

What I read last week

Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy 

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

Threads of Deceit by

A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson

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


Library books

  • None



Next Week–home & blog

We get home Tuesday morning and I’m sure I’m going to need some time to rest and recuperate. If I’m still coughing I’m going to the doctor.

It will be a busy week since I got nothing done last week. Our son is coming next weekend and then we are taking care of his dog while he attends business meetings all the next week.

I’m still trying to complete some posts from 2015 including 2015 reviews. I hope to do some of that next week. And comments.

Blog posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • 2015 reading challenges–how’d I do?
  • Sunday Post

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

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.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Jan 17”

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in New York City. It’s one of my dreams to visit there one day. I’ve only ever been to upstate New York. I would love to see Fun Home. I read the graphic memoir the musical is based on years ago and loved it. I was sorry to hear about your cold. I hate coughs with a passion. I hope yours is gone soon. I don’t envy you the house hunting. I remember when we had to do that about five years ago. I actually enjoy looking through houses, but it we we were on a tight timeline. I hope you are able to find something you like. Have a good week! Safe travels home!


    1. NYC was so much fun. I hope you’ll get to visit sometime. We have gotten to visit a number of times since we’ve lived on the East Coast.

      Fun Home was great. I haven’t read the graphic memoir and hadn’t heard about the musical until my husband suggested we go see it. We are both glad we saw it.

      We are back from house hunting and we’ve made an offer on a house so we’ll see how that goes!


    1. Thanks, Molly. House hunting can be stressful. We did find a house we like a lot and we’ve made an offer. So now we wait.


  2. You’ve been busy! I hope the house hunting goes well, it can be exhausting but exhilarating when the right one comes along. 🙂 Hope you feel better.

    Your NYC trip sound great!


  3. I didn’t know you guys were looking to move! Good luck house hunting. I remember it being a lot of work when we shopped for houses, but it’s worth it when you find the perfect one 🙂


  4. I’m glad you had a good time in New York! It’s years — no, decades — since I’ve been back there, but I spent my first 6 years there. Last time I went was before Robin was born; Mr. Bookwyrm and I went up to see Phantom of the Opera. Now she’s 21. It’s time for another trip, I think!

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick, and I hope you feel better soon. I hope the househunting goes well, too, and that you find a great house and don’t have to make another trip. I’m kind of kicking myself that we haven’t met up while you were living in this area, though. Maybe there’s still time; when are you actually moving?


    1. I hope you get to go to NYC before long, Lark. I’m hoping to get lots of rest this week and maybe the cold will go away! The last house we looked at about two hours before we went to the airport is a keeper–if we can come to an agreement with the seller!

      I’m going to be leaving before my husband–probably in March though it’s still up in the air. It would be great if we could figure out a way to get together, Lark.


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