Sunday Post: Mar 27


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

Iowa here we come!

Our older daughter arrived Saturday to help finish packing, pack the U-Haul truck, help drive and then unload in Iowa. Two of my husband’s sisters arrive the morning we leave to help with the drive across the country and unpack at the end of the trip. It’s great to have family!

We are in frenzy packing mode now getting it all finished! Lots of little odds and ends to find a place for in boxes. My husband is coming back to Maryland to finish work and then take early retirement. We are leaving a few things for him–but very few since anything he’s taking with him has to fit in his car!

The cats are going in my car though they don’t know that yet. They aren’t too happy with all the chaos, boxes and disruption of their naps. They’re going to be even unhappier when it comes time to get into their carriers!

 Cherry blossoms and monuments

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The cherry blossoms are at their peak this weekend in Washington D.C. We decided to take some time off packing to see DC one last time. It was great. We went early in the morning thinking there wouldn’t be too many people–haha. There were masses of people already and no places to park. I stayed with the car at one point and it was lucky I did, because the police were ticketing cars. Luckily, he let me move the car and luckily I was able to call my husband and daughter so we didn’t lose each other! It is all beautiful and wonderful to see and we will miss DC, but are ready for the next chapter in our lives.

The blog

I’ve got posts written for next week, but haven’t answered comments or visited blogs. I love all your comments and hope to start visiting blogs again the first week in April. Once we actually get moved I hope to have more time as I gradually unpack.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty
What I read last week
  • Arena by Holly Jennings
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Next Week–home & blog

We leave the middle of next week for Iowa. We start packing everything into the moving van in a couple days. I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to do a Sunday Post next week or not.

  • Review: Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday: March 30
  • April books on my list
  • Review: Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnson
  • 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.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Mar 27”

  1. Wow! You’re getting really close to moving time. It’s definitely great to have family. The cherry blossoms are gorgeous! It sounds likes a fun day and I can imagine you will miss DC but it sounds like you’ll have lots of distractions in Iowa. I don’t envy you or the cats for the move. Mine go berserk when put into their carrier and yowl their heads off. Have a great week! Good vibes for the move!


  2. That is some move! I just read another blog Natalie’s Life and she moved from Florida to the West Coast. I just love how in America you drive huge distances!! I live in Scotland and I wouldn’t consider driving to London and it is just 400 odd miles away!

    Good luck with the move and it will be amazing I am sure travelling through all the different states!


  3. I read the above comment from Heather with a smile. I’ve moved from NY to FL, from FL to Maine, from Maine back to FL, then FL up to NY, then out to CA. Always with kids and pets. Any tired yet? LOL!

    Good luck and best wishes with your move. I hope Iowa is everything that you wanted for retirement and that you enjoy your new home. Is that where you are originally from? We’ll see you when we see you, I guess 🙂


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