Sunday Post: A New Year


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.

Personal life

We’ve only had a trace of snow so far this winter and this last week we had several days it was bright and sunny and over 50 degrees.


We had a wonderful Christmas with our three kids. They were here for about a week so we had time to bake cookies, work on a jigsaw puzzle, go to a hockey game, go to brunch and lots of other Christmas activities. So much fun and so nice to have them home!

A new year
Donnie playing with his Christmas present!

We’re taking care of our son’s dog during January. He’s starting a new job as well as moving this month so we have Donnie while he’s getting settled. Donnie is a very cute mini dachshund and I will miss him when my son comes back to pick him up!

December was so busy and January is starting out busy, too. We have the Christmas decorations still to put away and cleaning and organizing to do after all the activity last month.

Personal goals

I’m also working on my personal goals for 2019. I don’t make resolutions. Making goals seems to work better for me. I’m still mulling over exactly what I want to accomplish this year in several areas of my life.

Television & movies

We watched Agatha Raisin on Acorn TV as well as a few different baking shows. We like the British baking shows better than most of the American ones. While our kids were here we went to a couple of movies–Mortal Engines and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Both were entertaining.


Lots to do on my blog. During the latter half of December I didn’t do any blogging. I had planned to schedule some posts, but that didn’t get done.

Blog goals

I’m working on my 2019 goals for my blog and a few reading challenges I want to do. This next week I hope to get all that figured out. I want to visit more blogs and see what other people in the book blogging community are up to. And answer the comments people have left on my blog…I want to get better at that in 2019, because I do appreciate people taking the time to leave a comment.

I still need to upgrade my theme and then upgrade my blog to the new WordPress. I have reviews mostly written so I need to finish them and get them scheduled.

Lots to do. . . .

Recent posts
Next week
  • My 2018 Reading Year
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • 2019 Reading Challenges
  • Blog Goals
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn
What I read recently
  • Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong
  • Hurricane by Janet Edwards
  • What Child is This? by Rhys Bowen
  • A Lot Like Christmas: Stories by Connie Willis
Books I got recently

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

The Lewis Man by Peter May

Hello Love by Karen McQuestion

Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong

A Pilgrimage to Death by Alex Padgett

The Last Train by Michael Pronko

Denver Moon: The Mind of Mars by William Hammond & Joshua Viola

Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman

Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn (ebook, library)

Mercy Falls by William Kent Kreuger (audiobook, library)

Mythology by Edith Hamilton (audiobook)

The House With a Clock in the Walls by John Bellairs (audiobook)

What have you been doing? Do you make resolutions? Are you able to keep them?