Sunday Post: Brr! Snow and cold weather

Connecting with others to talk about books plus 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

At the end of last week I had a problem with my computer and hadn’t finished last week’s Sunday Post. Luckily, I had a couple of posts already scheduled for the week. I got the problem solved so all is well, I hope.

In the above photos I was up early and found Olaf looking out the window at all the snow. When I started taking pictures he had to see what was going on! In the photo at the right the light in the photo is the full moon.

More snow and cold weather

We had a big snowstorm a couple of week’s ago. By the time it was over we’d gotten almost 13 inches of snow. We already had snow on the ground that hadn’t melted so the snow is deep in the backyard. We’ve continued to get a couple inches of snow a few times and we may get a little more over the next few days. It has also gotten very cold and will stay cold for at least another week. The temperature when I got up this morning was -5 degrees. We are mostly staying inside. As the weatherman says we’re in an active weather pattern!

Our relocation update

We’re getting ready to paint our bathroom so we’re taking everything out and also packing stuff we won’t need for the next few months. We’re hoping to have the house ready to sell by March–and that our snow has melted and the cold, cold weather is done by then!

Our new house has walls now and maybe a roof! Still several months away from getting finished though.

Blog Life

I’m getting back on track on my blog. I still have lots of comments to answer, but I’m working on that and enjoying catching up on what people have been reading and doing lately. Of course, I go to blogs and often go down a rabbit hole as I find new books to add to my book list and read updates about your lives.

Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Connect 5
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Shamed by Linda Castillo
  • Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Books I read
  • Lost Flyght by S.J. Pajonas
  • Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonesteel
Books I got in the last couple of weeks

What did you do last week? What are you planning for 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.

18 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Brr! Snow and cold weather”

  1. I can’t even fathom -5 degrees, wow. I hope the snow doesn’t last too long. Exciting about your house! Hope you have a good week, Jan😁


    1. Thanks, Tammy! It is cold, but Iowa usually gets below zero weather at least once during the winter. We’re staying inside so we’re warm.


  2. It was colder than that – often – when I lived in Minnesota and I don’t miss it. I can always visit places to ski if I want cold / snow. It’s pretty to see though. It’s a big change to sort / throw and organize for move but I love it when I’m in the new place and can organize everything properly.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post


    1. Oh, yes, Anne, Minnesota definitely gets lots of cold weather. My grandparents lived in International Falls and in Bemidji for a while before they moved to Oregon. And yes, it’s really good to sort, give away, throw away and decide what to keep.


  3. I am glad you were able to get your computer issues sorted out. Love the photos of the snow (and that you named your cat Olaf!). You’ll be so glad to have some of the packing done now by the time your move gets closer. Winter’s Orbit looks really good! I hope you enjoy your current reads and your new books! Have a great week, Jan!


  4. Thanks! Olaf is quite a character. Yes, we’re really lucky to have so much time to sort things and pack before we’re down to a couple of weeks.


  5. How beautiful! I can’t imagine it being that cold or having all the snow! Good luck with painting the bathroom. We have a few rooms that need painting and I am not looking forward to emptying everything out. That’s the worst part I think. Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Katherine! Most Midwesterners know how to drive in the snow and take the snow and cold in stride. I do feel sorry for anyone who has to work outside or is homeless especially when it’s so cold. I think snow, ice and cold are worse in the South where people aren’t as ready for it and there isn’t much equipment to move snow or ice off the roads.

      Yes, painting is kind of a hassle–especially all the prep that needs to take place! That takes more time than the painting!


  6. Oooh, that is cold! We had temperatures and snows like that a few times when I was in college in Ohio. Brrrr. But your photos of the snow are lovely.

    I haven’t been good about visiting my favorite blogs, so I missed (or perhaps forgot) that you are moving again. I hope that goes well!

    I look forward to your thoughts on Winter’s Orbit. I’ve read several glowing reviews, so it’s already on my (very long) want-to-read list.


    1. In Oregon where I grew up we had below zero temperatures and lots of snow sometimes, Lark. And I always slept with a window open in those days! Sometimes there would be frost on the inside of the window! I slept under about 10 wool blankets so I was always plenty warm.

      We decided during the pandemic that we really wanted to be closer to our kids so we picked Indiana where one daughter lives since it’s better for retirees than Illinois where our other daughter lives! But our Illinois daughter will only be about two hours away. Our son is in Seattle which is too expensive for us plus he gets wanderlust every few years and moves somewhere else! At least Indianapolis has a large airport so it is easy for him to fly in and visit.

      I’m really enjoying Winter’s Orbit. Very good read.


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