Sunday Post: Brr! Snow and cold weather

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

At the end of last week I had a problem with my computer and hadn’t finished last week’s Sunday Post. Luckily, I had a couple of posts already scheduled for the week. I got the problem solved so all is well, I hope.

In the above photos I was up early and found Olaf looking out the window at all the snow. When I started taking pictures he had to see what was going on! In the photo at the right the light in the photo is the full moon.

More snow and cold weather

We had a big snowstorm a couple of week’s ago. By the time it was over we’d gotten almost 13 inches of snow. We already had snow on the ground that hadn’t melted so the snow is deep in the backyard. We’ve continued to get a couple inches of snow a few times and we may get a little more over the next few days. It has also gotten very cold and will stay cold for at least another week. The temperature when I got up this morning was -5 degrees. We are mostly staying inside. As the weatherman says we’re in an active weather pattern!

Our relocation update

We’re getting ready to paint our bathroom so we’re taking everything out and also packing stuff we won’t need for the next few months. We’re hoping to have the house ready to sell by March–and that our snow has melted and the cold, cold weather is done by then!

Our new house has walls now and maybe a roof! Still several months away from getting finished though.

Blog Life

I’m getting back on track on my blog. I still have lots of comments to answer, but I’m working on that and enjoying catching up on what people have been reading and doing lately. Of course, I go to blogs and often go down a rabbit hole as I find new books to add to my book list and read updates about your lives.

Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Connect 5
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Shamed by Linda Castillo
  • Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Books I read
  • Lost Flyght by S.J. Pajonas
  • Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonesteel
Books I got in the last couple of weeks

What did you do last week? What are you planning for next week?

Sunday Post: April 3


This 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

Iowa–here we are!

I’m starting this before we leave for Iowa because I don’t know how and when I will get a chance to write this after we leave or when we arrive in Iowa. We are hoping to arrive Friday afternoon, but I probably won’t have any time or internet available until at least Sunday and maybe Monday. So I will write this and schedule it, but may not get it linked to Kimba’s blog right away.

Packing all our stuff into the moving van

The moving van is getting packed. Beautiful, spring weather for the move. Not quite sure right now if there will be enough room!!?

The cats aren’t too happy at the moment since they are closed up in rooms without much stuff in them! Once the trip starts they will be even more unhappy, but they usually settle down.

Even though we are all exhausted and a little stressed it is great to spend time with our oldest daughter. We don’t get to see her often enough. We’ll see her more once we get moved, but we will still be 5 hours apart and she’s looking for a new job so hard to tell where she’ll end up.

The blog

I’ve got some posts scheduled and will try to get more written and scheduled. With all the time in vehicles for the rest of the week I’m hoping to do some reading.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst
What I read last week
  • The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Next Week–home & blog

I will be unpacking boxes and putting things away for awhile! Our out-of-town helpers are all flying home on Sunday. My husband leaves for Maryland on Monday. He has to work for a few more months before his retirement. I’m so happy he decided to take early retirement! So glad my younger daughter is here so I will get to see her and not get too lonesome for my husband I hope.

  • Review: Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates
  • Review: Arena by Holly Jennings
  • Waiting on Wednesday: April 6
  • Sunday Post

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