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.
More snow and cold plus wind this week. We had below zero wind chills and blowing snow one day. Roads that were previously cleared of snow were suddenly snowy and slick again. My husband and I had an appointment early that morning and luckily we had left early. We’ve had below freezing temps all week. Next week is supposed to get even colder with temperatures below zero for the high at least a couple of days. Of course, both my husband and I have various appointments and activities next week so we will be out in the cold at least some of the time. However, we have a reliable car with heated seats!
A deer in the yard
One afternoon Donnie (our son’s mini dachshund we’re taking care of during January) started barking and wanted to go outside. I thought he’d seen a squirrel so I let him out to chase it away from the bird feeders.
However, as soon as I let him out I saw a deer in the back of the yard. Donnie was ready to chase her out of “his” yard. The deer ran back and forth trying to remember how to get out of the yard. Donnie was furiously barking and forging a path through the deep snow that was almost over his head. I was standing on the back porch yelling at him to come back in since I was afraid if he caught up with the deer she would try to kick him. Of course, he ignored me!
The deer finally found the right spot to jump the fence and joined her five or six compatriots on the other side of the fence. Donnie continued to forge a path through the snow to make sure there were no more intruders! By the time I got him back to the house he was carrying a lot of the snow caught in his long hair. He was quite a sight, but he was also so proud of himself…lol. I didn’t even think of taking pictures of the deer, but once the deer was gone I did take some photos of Donnie trying to run and hop through the snow!
I’ve mentioned before that I make greeting cards to send to friends and family. This week was the perfect week to make winter cards to send out. I listen to audiobooks while I’m making my cards so I feel like I get reading done at the same time I’m creating. Makes me happy!
I’m getting back on track with posts and visiting blogs and commenting. I’m not caught up yet with all the blogs I want to visit and comment on. Sometimes I get caught up in reading several posts and then have to go do something else and don’t get a comment done. Or I follow interesting links people put up and forget to go back and thank them for their links. I’m trying to do better with that because I really appreciate the content other bloggers (especially book bloggers) contribute and want them to know that. And I really appreciate people leaving comments on my blog and want them to know that, too. I don’t always reach my goals. It’s a work in progress!
- Sunday Post: Snow, cold and sunshine
- 2018 books I meant to read but haven’t yet
- Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ambush by Barbara Nickless
- Review: Mercy Falls by William Kent Kreuger
- Most recent additions to my to-read list
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Review: Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington
- February 2019 books on my list
What I’m reading
- Rack, Ruin and Murder by Ann Granger
- Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert Heinlein
What I read recently
- Mud, Muck and Dead Things by Ann Granger
- Zero G by Dan Wells
Books I got recently
Rack, Ruin and Murder by Ann Granger
Pit Perfect by Renee George
The Expert System’s Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Working Stiff by Annelise Ryan
The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor
This Can’t Be Happening Collection (Free for Prime members–kindle & audiobook)
- Two Henrys by Kevin Allison
- Black Sheep by Rory Scholl
- The Third Man by Mani Sheriar
- Identity Thief by Rachel Rosenthal
What have you been doing? What are your plans next week?