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.
We mailed our absentee ballots last week. I hope everyone in the U.S. has voted or has plans to vote on or before November 3.
Our first hard freeze came last week. But our third snow of the season is forecast for later today and tomorrow. Last week there was a small amount of snow on Sunday and a little more snow on Monday. Only 10 miles north of where we live there was nine inches of snow! Of course, my husband and I weren’t here for the first two snow events so we have to be content with the third!
Good to be home and back to a routine
We drove home a few days ago and I was happy to see that our Autumn Gold Helianthus is still blooming even through the snows and cold weather. Elf and Olaf are happy to get home and happy to be rid of our old pink carpet. It’s good to get back into some routines–up early and read, a little computer time and then on with the day.
It was great to see my daughters and I am so appreciative of the help they gave us especially with our cats when our new carpet was put in. So far we’ve done a lot of errands–picking up and going through our mail, mailing our absentee ballots and seeing that they’ve arrived at our county election office, mailing birthday cards, taking books to the library, grocery shopping.
Next week we start more sorting!
I found a furniture consignment shop and they suggested sending photos of furniture we wanted to consign. Shortly after sending the photos they sent a text saying they weren’t interested in any of our furniture…lol. I thought that at least our wood dining room table would interest them, but maybe they don’t want wood or maybe our furniture isn’t as nice as I thought! Perhaps we can donate some of the furniture to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. That will be a project to check on next week.
I’m working on writing blog posts and scheduling them ahead of time. I’d like to stay at least a month ahead if I can. That way as I get busy with holiday activities in the next couple of months I can add more end-of-year posts. Also I have a list of books I’d like to read before the end of the year including library books that have to be returned after three weeks even if I haven’t read them. Plus I’m hopeful I will get caught up on visiting other blogs!
Posted last week
- Sunday Post: Back home next home
- Can’t Wait Wednesday: A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong
- Connect 5 Friday: Five 20th century science fiction books I love
Post for next week
- Can’t Wait Wednesday
- Connect 5 Friday
- Sunday Post
What I’m reading
- The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
- Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
- Stars Beyond by S.K. Dunstall (I haven’t listened to this as much as I’ve wanted since I keep getting library audiobooks I need to listen to!)
What I read
- The Bond by Robin Kirk
- Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas
Books I got
- The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith (Kindle Unlimited)
- No Simple Death by Valerie Keogh (Kindle Unlimited)
- The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton (library audio)
- Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (library audio)
- Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan (library audio)
- The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira by Lou Diamond Phillips (ebook, purchased)
What have you got planned for next week? What did you do last week?
Please stay safe. . . Wear masks when necessary. . . Plan to VOTE!