Sunday Post: October days

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

Weather in the 80’s this week, but rain and cooler weather over this weekend and next week. Even if it rains it’s so nice to get outside when it’s cooler.

When we got out and about this last week we saw lots of harvesting plus tractors taking corn and soybeans to grain silos.


Geronimo, my daughter’s cat died this week. My husband and I took care of him several times for extended periods when our daughter deployed when she was in the Army plus we were there when she picked out her two kittens–Geronimo and Gato. So it felt like we were losing one of our cats, too. She asked us to come over and for me to come to the vet with her. He was 15 years old and he was losing weight so she knew the end was coming for him, but it came faster than she had anticipated.

Geronimo was such a special cat–he was an escape artist and a jumper. He loved to get on top of kitchen cabinets and learned to open downward lever door knobs as well as any door not latched completely. He was so smart and had so much personality. Geronimo and Olaf were good friends and visited each other regularly. He is missed.

Birthday Parties
Deviled Eggs

We celebrated my niece’s birthday on Saturday. We took her out to dinner Saturday night. (The deviled eggs were the first course.)

Next weekend we’re celebrating our younger daughter’s birthday. I’ll make a cake and she’s requested pot roast and mashed potatoes for dinner. I’m still trying to decide upon a birthday gift.

Fire pit

We’ve had a couple of fire pits already this fall. I love an outdoor fire during cooler weather.


Not much happening on my blog the last couple of weeks. My daughter has visited several weekends so the weekends are busy. And it has been busy during the week, too. I do plan to visit blogs this next week and catch-up with people.

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

My books

What I’m reading
  • Dry Bones by Craig Johnson
  • Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes
  • Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
Books read
  • The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly
  • Easy Mark by Shannon Baker
  • Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne
New books

What did you do last week?

Half over, half left

Life is busy lately–nothing bad, but I haven’t gotten posts done. I’m hoping to fix that and start posting more, but our summer is a busy and wonderful time.

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My daughter adopted a new dog and named her Juneau. She was abandoned by someone and is a real sweetheart. Hard to imagine someone abandoning her. Bailey and Juneau seem to get along well which is really important. My daughter also got a new bike and has enjoyed biking. We have great bike trails.

We’ve had a number of visitors which I love and lots of activities–barbecues, baseball games, a birthday, visiting gardens and garden centers. It’s all fun, but also tiring. When I’ve had time to myself I’ve tended to read which is what this blog is all about–except I haven’t come here to talk about that. And sometimes there wasn’t even time for reading. 😦 However, when I did read I read some really good books.

Books I read in June:

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor–science fiction, time travel

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen–historical mystery, audiobook

But for the the Grace by Peter Grainger–mystery, police procedural

Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell–historical mystery

And what I’ve read or am reading in July:

As the Crow Flies by Damien Boyd–mystery, police procedural

A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmondson–historical mystery

White Hot by Ilona Andrews–urban fantasy romance

I’ve missed my blogging friends, but am loving summer. Hard to believe June is over already and half the year is gone, too. I’m still struggling to get reviews written so I plan to work on that and write at least a few lines about the books I read. We’ll see how it all goes during the next half-year . . . .

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!