Sunday Post: Spring is here

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

Yesterday we had our first real spring day–up to 74 degrees! And then last night we had thunderstorms most of the night and woke up to the alert for a Tornado Warning. We got up, but by the time we checked the weather on the TV the storm had moved so fast it was past us. We got quite a bit of rain and it was windy, but we didn’t get the brunt of the storm. I haven’t heard that anyone in our area actually had any damage.

No problems this time, but spring is here with it’s changeable weather (more cold temps next week), thunderstorms (more thunderstorms tonight) and possible tornadoes.

Alaska

Our two daughters are in Alaska so my husband and I are cat and dog sitting! The girls are spending about a week in Anchorage. The Iditarod starts this weekend. This is the 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. The race commemorates the freight route to Nome, Alaska and the way sled dogs contributed to the settling of Alaska. For example, sled dogs were used in 1925 to deliver serum to Nome when a diphtheria outbreak threatened Nome and the surrounding area. The dog teams that delivered the serum and saved the area from an epidemic were hailed as heroes. (Sorry about all the history and lore here. I’ve always loved stories about sled dogs starting when I was a preteen and read Jack London’s The Call of the Wild–though I cried and cried as I read it. After that I read other happier stories about sled dogs!)

My daughters are loving their time in the Anchorage area. They’ve met up with relatives who live in Alaska and they’ve seen some of the wildlife, had great meals, done a little shopping and seen the start of the race.

My hand is healing

I’m still wearing a splint and my hand hurts at times–especially where the pins poke out of my hand or I’ve used my hand too much. My doctor says I should get the pins removed in about a week. I opted to have the pins removed in the doctor’s office rather than in the operating room where I would have to have anesthesia and spend hours at the hospital. I have to admit I’m a little anxious about the pin removal. The doctor says it will hurt, but I figure three pins shouldn’t take more than a minute or two to remove so it should get done fast (I hope)!

Blog

I haven’t done very much on my blog. I’ve been tired lately so I take naps almost every day. Some days I don’t even open up my computer which is kind of amazing to me.

Posts last week
Posts for next week
  • March 2022 books I plan to read
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell
Books read
  • Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide (to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons) by Quenby Olson
  • The Only Survivor by Katherine Pathak
New books

What are you doing these days? Are you getting spring weather coming where you live?

Sunday Post: Oh my, it’s already May

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’re having typical spring weather–sometimes in the 70’s or even low 80’s, but sometimes rain and wind and thunderstorms. The warm weather does mean that trees are in bloom and plants are growing and flowers blooming.

A busy month

May is a very busy, exciting month for us since we move into our new house, but we also have house inspections to complete, changes of address, utilities to start as well as utilities to stop, papers to sign, the moving van to pack, then drive the van and cars about 470 miles from Iowa to Indiana, unpack van then start unpacking boxes. Plus the new owners sign the paperwork to complete the sale of our Iowa house about a week after we move into our new house. I have a spreadsheet to try to keep everything straight!

New house

We only have two weeks until we close on our new house and move in. From photos I got yesterday I can see the kitchen with countertops, floor and all the appliances! So exciting! I remember thinking May would never come and now it’s coming and there’s so much to do.

Blog Life

I may not get too many posts done in May. And I probably won’t get to visit too many other blogs. I have a few posts done for May and will try to get a few more scheduled in the next few days.

Posts
Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post — Maybe

My books

What I’m reading
  • One Lost Soul by J.M. Dalgliesh
Books read
  • The Prince of Secrets by A.J. Lancaster
  • A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber
New books

What are you doing during May?