Sunday Post: Almost the end of summer


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

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. Especially since the weather is so hot right now and will be even hotter next week with several days in the 90’s (and heat index in the low 100’s). Schools have already begun here which is hard for me to believe since I didn’t go back to school when I was a child until the first part of September.

I’m doing a Sunday Post for the first time since we moved into our house in mid-May. We’ve been busy, but sometimes especially in the first month after our move I kept losing track of what day of the week it was and would discover I’d missed another post–even when I had posts complete.

Things are better now though we’re still unpacking a few boxes and looking for things that we still haven’t found. This week I needed to look for clothes a little dressier than what I’ve been wearing all summer. I finally put together something I can wear though I didn’t find the clothes I was looking for. Maybe I donated them before we moved since I got rid of some of my clothes!

We are loving our new house. We’ve gotten pictures on the walls, decided where the furniture is going to be put and got rid of more stuff that didn’t quite find a home in our new house. We can get one of our cars in our two car garage! Our cat Olaf settled in after a day or two of hiding. He loves running on our carpetless floors and then sliding on them–sometimes into a wall! That doesn’t stop him. He also loves hiding in boxes or an empty laundry basket and then jumping out to surprise us!

We’ve done some traveling and have more planned plus we’re doing things with our family that lives in the area. We’re trying to do things outside though with the high temperatures at the moment that’s harder to do. The local weather forecast mentions how long it takes to get sunburned if you’re in the sun and it’s been only 20 minutes. So we’ll probably stay home more until it’s a little cooler.


I’ve been absent from my blog since we moved in to our new house. I’m hoping to write more regularly, though as I mentioned above we’re going to be gone several times in the near future so I may miss more Sunday Posts. I will try to get some other posts scheduled. I plan to visit blogs today and I hope to catch up on some of the blogs I follow.

Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • September 2021 books on my list
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Dead Blow by Lisa Preston
  • Sleeping Dogs Lie by Samantha Downing
Books read recently
  • Boiled Over by Barbara Ross
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
  • Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
  • Between Decisions by W.R. Gingell
  • Aoife’s Chariot by Katherine Pathak
  • Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett
  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
New books

What have you been up to all summer?

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: Almost the end of summer”

  1. Congrats on your new house, I know how exhausting it is to move. I can’t believe summer is almost over as well, but since Covid started I’m having trouble keeping track of time, lol. Have a good week!

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    1. I know what you mean about keeping track of time since Covid started, Tammy. And with the distractions of the move I’ve had a very hard time…lol..


  2. Glad you are enjoying our new house. Hey this is my first time to your blog. Very organized and neat .Hope to see you at Sunday post


  3. Moving is always stressful with finding things you packed, but new houses are awesome! Hope you’re really enjoying it. We are having crazy hot days this coming week here too. Students at my school where I am a librarian start on Monday. I’m not ready, but it’s happening anyway! lol Hope you have a good week.
    Lisa Loves Literature

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  4. I’m excited to hear about the new home and the travel. It is great for you to be closer to other family and spend more time with them. I am hiding out indoors mostly until it cools off myself.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

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    1. Thanks, Anne. We have gotten some much needed rain this week. We’d had none since mid July. But the rest of the days have been very hot so I’ve mostly stayed indoors.


  5. It’s great you’re settling into your new home! Good luck with unpacking the rest of your belongings.

    Olaf is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. We’re loving having Olaf. He’s such a friendly, fun cat. I’ve been lucky to have wonderful cats during my life and each one has been so unique and so different. And we are loving our new house though the unpacking isn’t so much fun especially now that most of what’s left are things we sometimes don’t have places for!

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  6. I’m the same way. We always went back after Labor Day so this mid or late August school starting thing is weird to me! 🙂

    Love your morning room! and that’s so funny about your cat and sliding. Wheeeeee lol…

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    1. I agree, Greg. It seems like half of summer is still ahead since September is often a warm month, too. The morning room is one of my favorite parts of the new house. I think we will especially like it in the winter when we welcome the sun into the house! Yes, Olaf is a funny cat.

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  7. It’s good to see you and so glad to hear you’re settling in! Olaf looks so cute in the box and has such pretty eyes. Love all that natural light in the morning room. Looks like a great place to read. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine. Yes, the morning room is wonderful for reading and I think it will be even better in the winter when we want sun warming the house.

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