Sunday Post: Fall is around the corner

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

Sunday-Post

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

One more hot day (in the 90’s) and then we should get some rain and it cools off. In fact, the high temps are supposed to get 40 degrees cooler over the next couple of days.

More house cleaning

We’ve decided to replace our carpet since there’s a good sale going on. I had hoped for hardwood floors, but we’ve decided that costs too much. I loved this house as soon as I saw it four years ago (but didn’t like the pink carpet at all!) It’s only gotten worse since we got here since we’ve had cats and dogs around the house! We have people coming in to measure the rooms next week and in about three weeks we will have neutral colored carpet in the house!

That has made our sorting and cleaning even more urgent since we have to get stuff off our floors. All the books have to get put in boxes so we can move bookcases. That’s just about done now, but we’re moving on to other things–especially my china cabinet. I’ve meant to go through all the glassware in there. Our kids don’t want most of it so it’s time to get rid of some of it and give the stuff our kids want to them. I’ll keep my china for now, but have to pack it away. Then we move the china cabinet off the old carpet and try to sell it.

Blog Life

I wrote and posted four blog posts this week so that’s progress. I started doing a new meme I found. It’s called Connect 5 Friday hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s fun because each person can create their own book subjects each week and then find five books or book related subjects that connect them all.

Reading

I didn’t get much reading done this week. I started two books and decided not to continue with them after I was about 30% into them. 😦

I did read Picky Eaters by S.J. Higbee which was great fun. It’s a short story about a dragon family. It was just the kind of book I was looking for last week. And even better Ms. Higbee is donating all proceeds from this book to mental health charities.

Last week
Next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Connect 5 Friday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Under Ordshaw by Phil Williams
  • Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
What I read
  • Picky Eaters by S.J. Higbee
Books I got

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

Sunday Post: October 9

Sunday-PostThis is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Last week–home and blog

Back home

We’ve been home for a week and I’m still tired. We got a few things done.Our house in Maryland finally sold. It was supposed to happen in August, but at least it’s done now.

We spent a lot of time figuring out when our car will be ready to drive home. We still don’t have a date when the car repair shop says the car will be ready. That is irritating since we need to make a plane reservation and it gets more expensive the closer to the date we need to fly.

And on the road again . . .

We decided at the last minute to go see my father-in-law on Saturday. My husband is staying part of next week to take him to doctors’ appointments. Our daughter is also driving over and coming home on Sunday so I’m going to come home with her. A short visit–but only three hours away.

October weather

We are finally getting some fall weather. I love the cool crisp mornings and the bright blue skies in the afternoon. My cats are loving the sunshine coming in windows now that the sun is lower in the horizon.

Meeting people

We’ve not had a chance to meet too many people since we’ve moved here, but in October I plan to start joining some groups. We’ll see how that goes!

The blog

My blog was unavailable for a couple days this week. I finally found out one of my plug-ins was causing problems. I wasn’t able to access my site and no one else could either. That was annoying!

Because I couldn’t access the site I also didn’t get things done on my blog. I’m hoping to get more done this week.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • Casting Bones by Don Bruns
  • The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
What I read last week
  • The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

I didn’t get any books last week, but I made up for that by requesting books from NetGalley, using the new Amazon Prime deal and also buying a few books!

Next Week–home & blog

I’ve got a busy week planned. I want to put away summer clothes and find my winter clothes. They may still be in a box somewhere!

Blog posts

  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?

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