Sunday Post: Feeling great!


Kimberly 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.


We’ve had a few snow flurries so far this season, but no snow. However, we’ve had a lot of cold weather so it feels like winter! We’ve had cloudy days, but also a few bright blue sky sunny days, too. I love those. We have a big window in one of our rooms which faces the south and for four months or so during the winter we get the sun coming in. I love to sit in there and read.

Donnie and Elf sitting on my lap as I type my Sunday Post!

Our son came home this week from a road trip to the west coast. We’re enjoying having him and his dog here for a few days.

We’re all going to our family Thanksgiving this next week, but he’s taking his own car and picking up one of his cousins on the way. After Thanksgiving he’s planning another trip. These trips he’s taking are to help him decide where he wants to live when he starts his new job in January.

Feeling back to normal!

This week I finally started feeling great again after my appendix surgery. It took longer than I thought it should especially since my son had appendicitis when he was 19. They operated in the wee hours of the morning and the next day he left for a spring break vacation! I guess as I get older it takes a little longer to heal…lol!

Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge

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My husband and I took a ride one afternoon this week to the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge which is about a half hour east of Des Moines. This refuge has been around for almost thirty years.

The mission . . . is to actively protect, restore, reconstruct and manage the diverse native ecosystems of tallgrass prairie, oak savanna, and sedge meadow.

I’ve wanted to visit this wildlife refuge since we moved to Des Moines a couple of years ago and we finally got there on a beautiful sunny, cold day. There were very few visitors which was kind of nice. We enjoyed the exhibits at the visitors’ center. I learned a lot more about prairies! I love the design of the center. It’s low to the ground so it blends in with its environment.

The refuge has herds of buffalo and elk as well as other wildlife and prairie. We weren’t able to get too close to the herd of buffalo and didn’t even see the elk! Hopefully, we’ll see more animals on another visit. I can tell we’re going to need to visit this refuge every season to see how it changes!


I didn’t get much done on my blog last week. We were busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and visiting wildlife refuges! And I won’t get a lot done this next week either since we’re traveling for Thanksgiving.

Last week
Next week
  • Review
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Terra Incognita by Connie Willis
  • Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell
What I read the last week
  • Dangling By a Thread by Lea Wait
  • Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron
Books I got last week

Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron

Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson

A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert

Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan (library ebook)

The Clincher by Lisa Preston (library hardcover)

What have you been doing? What are your plans for next week?