Sunday Post: A housewarming & back home again

Sunday-PostKimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.


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My daughter who moved to Indiana in July hosted a housewarming and birthday party last weekend. It was so much fun. Quite a few people came including some surprise visitors. My sister-in-law from Seattle flew in for the weekend and a couple other family members who were visiting in the Midwest from Texas and Alaska showed up to surprise her. We all had a wonderful time.

It was a beautiful sunny day, but as the day went on it got colder and colder. We had planned to have a bonfire so we lit it early which was good because it got very windy as it got colder. After some branches blew down from trees close to us we went inside! We’d planned to cook halibut for dinner, but about the time we were ready to start the power went out. We ordered pizza instead and built a fire in her fireplace. It worked out just fine. 🙂

This is the second time the power has gone out since she moved in and both times my husband and I were visiting! The problem is that the bike trail her house backs on to is also where the power lines run and the trail has lots of trees along it. The trees drop branches and even blow down when the wind is blowing hard so the power goes out quite regularly! It came back on during the wee hours of the morning. Even with the power going out we all had a wonderful time.


Some trees have already lost their leaves and we’ve had some frost and even a few snow flurries so far, but many of the leaves on our trees are still beautiful. Our crabapple trees are especially nice this year. They’re loaded with crabapples so that adds to the color along with the beautiful colored leaves. The fall weather is lovely with cool mornings and temps in the 50’s or even 60’s and lots of bright blue skies. I love it! It’s hard to believe November is almost here.


My husband and I are watching the new Dr. Who season. We love the new Doctor. And the stories so far are great.


I didn’t get a chance to finish my Sunday Post last week with the party going on and the power going out on Saturday night. This week I have two weeks worth of blog posts and books.

My goal is to post two book reviews a week and in the past two weeks I posted five reviews so I did a little better than that! Yay! I’ve also visited book blogs in the past week which has been nice.

Last two weeks
Next week
  • Review
  • Review
  • November books on my list
  • Sunday Post & October Wrap-Up

My books

What I’m reading
  • Terra Incognita by Connie Willis
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
What I read the last two weeks
  • White Silence by Jodi Taylor
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • Hi Bob by Bob Newhart
  • Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps
  • Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
  • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor by Rhys Bowen
Books I got the last two weeks

The Blackhouse by Peter May 

Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps

Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein

Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern

The Various Haunts of Men by Sandra Hill

On Silver Wings by Evan Currie

Masked Ball at Broxley Manor by Rhys Bowen (library ebook)

Down the Broken Road by J.R. Backlund (library hardcover)

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea (audiobook)


What did you do last week? What are your plans for next week?