Sunday Post: The great purge continues

weekly meme to talk about books and a little about our personal 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

Autumn began, but summer was still around (temps in the upper 80’s a couple of times) though I think we’ve had the last of it. Next week we’ll have several days in the 50’s. However, we still have roses blooming and our Autumn Joy sedum is covered with all types of bees. And I have rose blossoms that have wriggled their way into the middle of the sedum. I guess they want some of the bee action.

Will the purging ever end?

Another week sorting, moving furniture, throwing things away and finding places to dispose of unwanted glassware and clothes. My husband fills our garbage and recycling bins every week. One of our daughters visited for a couple of days to help us move furniture and to dispose of large items and yard waste. It was a great help.

Toward the end of next week we’re taking our two cats to visit our Illinois daughter. (This way I won’t worry about our cats getting outside.) I’ll stay with the cats at my daughter’s and my husband will drive home to supervise the carpet laying and some outside repairs. Great to see my daughter and so glad she’s staying safe and able to work from home.


A few TV shows in the evenings. I’m enjoying The Great Pottery Throw Down and a new season of The Great British Bake Off has started. Shakespeare and Hathaway and Campion are two British private detective shows I’m enjoying.

Blog Life

I still haven’t answered all the comments on my blog or visited blogs, but hope to do more of that today.

Posted last week
Next week’s posts
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • October books on my list
  • Connect 5 Friday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Stars Beyond by S.K. Dunstall
  • The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
What I read
  • The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton
Books I got

None! For the second week in a row!

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: The great purge continues”

  1. I have the Finders on my TBR, I hope you enjoyed it😁 Love your flowers! Its still in the high 80s here, we just don’t get Fall in California…Have a good week, Jan!


    1. I did like Finders, Tammy. I loved the dogs that are in it. The only parts I didn’t like were those from the POV of the killer. I hope it cools down in California soon!


  2. Yes… it’s chilly here, in the low 50s with a sharp northerly wind and Scotland have already had frosts:((. I love the pictures of your beautiful sedums and feel very jealous – they won’t grow for me, the soil is too rich. And I’m very impressed with your continued purge – we desperately need a major declutter here, but so far neither of us can summon the enthusiasm. Have a safe week, Jan:))


    1. We have heavy clay soil which we have to amend with organic matter to get plants to grow, Sarah! Having to move everything off the carpet so we can get new carpet in really inspired my husband and I to get rid of so many things. Depending on my mood I’m glad I’m doing it or feel stressed by it…lol.

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      1. Oh I can appreciate how much you are affected by the whole process – but busy to let you know… I find it inspirational to read about it :))


    1. I’m going to be sad to leave so many plants behind when we move. I’m hoping we can move a few of them, but we’ll have to see how that goes. I hope you’re able to plant a few things this fall, Anne. It’s usually a great time to get stuff started.

      I’m enjoying Stars Beyond, but haven’t had much time to listen to it. I hope to have more time now that I’m at my daughter’s to read and visit other blogs!


  3. I’m so glad the Great British Bake Off has started! It’s definitely something we need right now. Smart to get the cats out of the way while moving and doing repairs. Last big repair we did I spent about 75% of the time terrified the cat had gotten outside somehow. Enjoy the visit with your daughter and have a great week.


    1. Thanks, Shelleyrae! The Great Pottery Throw Down has made me look at pottery, porcelain and ceramics differently and realize how much work goes in to making them.


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