Sunday Post: Back to Indiana


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

I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last Sunday. I was visiting family and didn’t have time or internet access for a few days. In the last week my husband and I were in Chicago, central Illinois and then I came back to Indiana and my husband drove home to Iowa. He’s going to meet me in Indiana at the end of the week.


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My husband and I drove to Chicago to visit my sister-in-law. She always takes us to fun and wonderful places! We went to see the Choir of Man on Friday night. So much good music and any show set in a pub that invites the audience onstage before the show for free beer and then pulls people onstage during the show is great!

On Saturday we went to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see their orchid show. I love orchids (mostly because I can grow them and get them to rebloom, but also because they come in so many sizes, colors and shapes.) After the orchid show we stopped at Northwestern University and visited an art exhibit called “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time.” Fascinating. I had no idea so much trade in gold and salt went on in the Middle Ages between Europe and Africa.

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by going to an Irish pub and getting corned beef and cabbage. They had Irish dance and music. There wasn’t time to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade or the Chicago River turn green–maybe another year.

Central Illinois & Indiana
Bailey and Juneau
Bailey and Juneau relax on the bed!

After the weekend we drove to Bloomington to spend another few days with my older daughter. My husband drove back home to Iowa and after a few days in Illinois I went to Indiana to visit my younger daughter again and take care of her dogs while she vacations in Scotland. I brought my cats along so we have a menagerie here! I’m staying through the first week of April. And I’m happy to report my daughter has bulbs coming up in her yard so I hope to see some flowers blooming while I’m here. Great to see signs of spring!

Blog life

With all the travel I’ve been too tired and busy to spend much time on my blog though I did have a few posts scheduled. I haven’t even had very much time for reading. I hope that all changes some next week.

Recent posts
Next week
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
What I read recently
  • Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
  • Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron
  • 10 lb. Penalty by Dick Francis
Books I got recently

Ambush by Barbara Nickless

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley (library ebook)

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

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.

14 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Back to Indiana”

  1. Thank you for the lovely orchid pics – the only two houseplants I have are orchids, which also repeat flower for me, though I can’t claim they are actually thriving… But there are some stunning examples out there… I notice you’re reading ‘Honor Among Thieves’ by Rachel Caine and Anne Aguirre – both authors I love, so I hope – despite being tired – you are enjoying this one. Look forward to hearing what you think about it in due course. I hope you enjoy your stay at your daughter’s home and have a great week:)


    1. Thanks, Sarah! The orchids were very inspiring. Mine aren’t thriving like the ones at the bontanic gardens! I am enjoying Honor Among Thieves. It’s quite different than I expected when I started it. I’m hoping to finish it today.


    1. We had so much fun in Chicago. Ambush is the third book in one of my favorite series so I had preordered it. I hope to read it soon!


  2. My daughter has the touch with orchids too. Her therapist was killing hers and gave them to my daughter and now they are blooming and gorgeous. I think it is important to do different things and have changes in pace so I’m happy you got to travel and spend some time with family. You are reading some wonderful books! Have a marvelous week ahead!


    1. Thanks, Anne. I agree that it’s great to have a change of pace. I’m loving spending time with my daughters. I’m enjoying my books though I seem to have problems finding time to read as much as I would like.


    1. It’s definitely lots of driving. We stay home all winter and then suddenly we drive all over the place. It’s been nice.


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