Sunday Post: Moving along

Connecting with others to talk about books plus a little about our personal 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

We are in the final stretch for getting our house on the market on April 2. Our two cats and I are in Illinois with my older daughter so my husband is in charge of getting the yard and house ready. It sounds like he’s doing a great job getting the final details done. My cat is still sick. Apparently it takes a lot of time for the pancreas to heal. We’re still not sure she will get better. I think the next week will tell us more.

New house

The first picture is taken from what will be our driveway. So this is the view we’ll have from the front of our house. I love sunsets! And we’ll have sunrises to see out the back of the house.

The second picture is the front of our house. We finally have a firm move-in date of mid-May. The builders are moving ahead quickly.

Blog Life

Not much on my blog the last couple of weeks. With getting together what I need for the next couple of months, nursing my sick cat, moving to my daughter’s for about six weeks it’s been hectic. At least I’m fully vaccinated now. And I hope I’ll have time to visit more blog friends.

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

My books

What I’m reading
  • Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
Books I read
  • The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths
  • The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith
  • The Monster Mash by Angie Fox
  • Upon Reflection by Sting
New books

The book links are to Goodreads.

I hope you’re all staying safe. What have you been doing?

Sunday Post: I’m back again!

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.

Home

My husband and I drove to Indiana this last week where one of our daughter’s has moved. She sold her house in Iowa at the end of June (on the first day it was listed for sale!) so she bought a house in Indiana and signed the paperwork for it this week. My husband and I brought some of the things she had left at our house (including her two Labrador Retrievers!). Bailey and Juneau were so happy to see her!

Once the house was hers we painted her bedrooms, a hallway and living room. She wanted to get them painted before her household goods get delivered (next Thursday or Friday). I’m going to stay here in Indiana through next weekend and then meet up with my husband in eastern Iowa where he is working to get a house ready to sell.

Television

I didn’t watch any television this last week since my daughter didn’t get her internet connected until late in the week plus she doesn’t have a TV since her household goods aren’t here yet.

Blog

I haven’t done a Sunday Post for several months. I struggled earlier this year to get blog posts (especially reviews) written. I think I’m getting a handle on my review books so I’m happy about that. I’ve started just writing a few sentences for some of the books I read. So far that seems to work okay.

Since I’m travelling sometime next weekend I’m not sure I will get to do a Sunday Post and then the next week I won’t have internet for part of the week. I’m going to try to have some posts scheduled.

Last week
Next week
  • Tell Me Something Tuesday
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Review: Spindle by W.R. Gingell
  • Review: Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  • Sunday Post (tentative since this is a travel day for me)

My books

What I’m reading
  • Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
  • Blackfoot by W.R. Gingell
  • Black Velvet by Steven Henry
What I read last week
  • Gun Shy by Donna Ball
  • Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  • Blood Hollow by William Kent Kreuger
Books I got this week

Stormy Cove by Bernadette Calonego

Black Velvet by Steven Henry

Drifters’ Alliance, Book 1 by Elle Casey

The Salaryman’s Wife by Sujata Massey

What did you do last week?

Bout of Books 10 Goals

bout-of-books-10I signed up for Bout of Books 10 before my daughter asked me to come to Iowa and help her move into her new house. Thus, I haven’t had a chance to join challenges or twitter chats. The only thing I’ve done is some reading and listening to an audiobook! My daughter doesn’t have internet yet at her new house and I’ve been there putting in shelf paper

White Night
White Night

and waiting for people to show up for TV service and carpet cleaning. Thus, for now I will just give my reading goals:

  • White Night by Jim Butcher
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (audiobook)
  • Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
  • The Iron Night by M. L. Brennan

I doubt I will get all this read or listened to, but I’ll try…LOL! Check out the Bout of Books blog for a list of other people who have posted their goals.