Sunday Post: Rain all week

Weekly meme to talk about books and a little about our lives


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 had rain all week and it was wonderful. I’ve mentioned several times that parts of Iowa are suffering from drought. This rain really helped. Here in Des Moines we got about 3 inches though other parts of the state had more. It was cool all week, too. Nice weather!

Quick trip to Indiana

We’re making a quick trip to Indiana on Sunday. We are thinking of moving to Indiana so we’ll be closer to our two daughters. We’re considering buying a house that will have to be built and we discovered Saturday evening that the site we are interested in is now available so we’re driving there to take a look at everything again to make a final decision. So I will be away from my blog for several days.

We’re getting new carpet later this month so we’ve been very busy emptying bookcases and other things which will have to get moved from the existing carpet. At the same time we’re emptying bookcases and cabinets we’re also deciding what to keep and what to throw away or give away.

Blog Life

Because we’re sorting and cleaning I didn’t have as much time as I hoped I would to visit other blogs or to read.


I finished one book this week and am part way into another one. I should have more time for reading during the long car ride!

Posts written last week
Next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Connect 5 Friday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Under Ordshaw by Phil Williams
  • Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen
What I read
  • Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
Books I got

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

The Green Man’s Silence by Juliet E. McKenna

Lost Flyght by S.J. Pajonas

Roommaid by Sariah Wilson

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews

Don’t Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell (Kindle Unlimited)

A Royal Affair by Allison Montclair (Library)

What have you been doing? What are your plans for next week? Please stay safe.

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.

11 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Rain all week”

  1. How exciting to build your house, I’m so jealous! Thats not something thats easy to do in California unless you’re rich, lol. Hope you enjoy Deception Cove😁


    1. I know what you mean about California. We lived there for a while in the 1990’s and it was expensive then. We aren’t building a custom built house. We can’t afford that! We’ve picked a new housing tract with a builder so we have a choice of five plans and we’ve paid more to choose the lot we want and make some choices inside the house. We bought a new house from this builder when we lived in Maryland and felt they did a good job.

      I really liked Deception Cove. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series when the price goes down some or my library gets it!


  2. Wow! That’s a major project, building your own house, Jan! I hope that the plot proves to be right for you – how exciting… And thank you so much for giving Mantivore Dreams some love in your lovely article about indie authors you enjoy reading:)). Have a great week.


    1. As I told Tammy in the above message we’re not building a custom home. That’s too expensive for us. However, we are excited that we are getting things we wanted in a house whether it was an older home or new one–a house with no carpet, lots of windows and light and a larger kitchen than we have in our present house. We had thought about remodeling our current home, but putting in hardwood floors throughout the house was too expensive as was remodeling the kitchen. Plus we’re really missing out kids so moving was a win-win for us–and hopefully, we’re able to sell our present home for a good price when we put it up for sale. Still a few unknowns, Sarah, causing me stressful moments!

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  3. Oh I hope the move works out for you. I can understand wanting to be closer to family. It’s rained all day here and we really needed it. Plus it was a great excuse to stay inside and be lazy. Hope you have a safe trip and there’s some good looking books there!


  4. That’s exciting! I’ve always wanted to build a house. I hope it works out well. It’s wonderful you are preparing by sorting things and getting the new carpet. It may be tedious but it’s better to do it earlier rather than the last minute.

    Our weather was also rainy and finally turned the corner from 90s to 80s, although a few days were humid. I think this week will be mostly 70s and really nice. Enjoy your trip!

    Anne – Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post


    1. I agree with you, Anne. The sorting and tossing and giving away is really good. I have more to do, but it is great to lighten our load.


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