Sunday Post: Oh, no it’s almost Valentine’s Day!


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

Scorch to the vet on Monday

More snow this last week and more for today through Tuesday. We’re taking one of our cats–Scorch–to the vet to get her teeth cleaned on Monday morning so I’m hoping the roads aren’t too bad on Monday (especially our long steep driveway).

Valentine’s Day

This week it’s Valentine’s Day and I somehow lost track of that. I planned to make Valentine’s cards to send to friends and relatives, but so far haven’t sent anything. I spent too much time making and sending my winter cards! I’m hoping to spend the snowy day on Sunday working to get my cards ready to mail so we can mail some Monday morning after we drop Scorch off at the vet.

Bookstore and scrapbook store

Since Saturday was our best day (weather-wise) to get out of the house for a few hours we went to a new used bookstore. My husband found four or five books! I got one book–Brushstrokes & Balladeers. It has western art and western poetry in it. I love western art by artists such as Charles Marion Russell and Frederic Remington. The book I found has art reminiscent of those early American western artists. I was a little disappointed there weren’t more old books in the bookstore, but it was a nice store and they had a beautiful and friendly German Shepherd!

Scrapbook store

I also noticed a scrapbook store in the same strip mall so I went and did a little shopping there. I found a few things to buy and it was fun to visit a store with lots of paper, ink and stamps. I haven’t visited a store devoted to those things for several years. I was especially excited to find a set of Iowa stamps!


This week I talked my husband into watching Longmire with me. I’m enjoying watching it again and he’s enjoying it for the first time. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it.

Blog life

I’m participating in They Call It Puppy Love Challenge that Barb @ Booker T’s Farm hosts during the month of February. I’ve already read two books for the challenge and am currently reading two more. Such a fun challenge.

Recent posts
Next week
  • Review
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  •  Rescue Me, Maybe by Jackie Bouchard
  • Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes by Maria Goodavage
What I read recently
  • Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
  • Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima
Books I got recently


Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman

Stray Moon by Kelly Meding

In the Dog House by V.M. Burns

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress

What have you been doing? What are your plans next week?

Sunday Post–May 12

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week.

I enjoy taking the time to review my last week…see just what I did…and then decide what I hope to do next week.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

Last Week

Around the House
We made a day trip to Chesapeake Bay last weekend. This was the southern Maryland part of the western beach portion of the Chesapeake Bay. We are still exploring southern Maryland and all the towns around here. We’ve discovered there are lots of roads throughout the area! We found a great used bookstore on our way to the Bay. My husband and I enjoy spending time browsing in used bookstores especially if they have some old books. We spent an enjoyable couple hours and bought a box load of books when we left!

Posts on my blog
Sunday Post–May 5

Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

Review: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

Review: Sleight of Hand by Mark Hening

Books read
A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns

E-books bought

Once again…I bought many more books than I read, but they all looked so good! At least they are e-books and many of them were on sale…lol! I keep telling myself that.
Written in Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop

A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns

Now You See Her by Linda Howard
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus
The Dimensional Shift by Frances Pauli
The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds) by Jay Allan
Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Cocaine Blues: Phryne Fisher #1 (Phryne Fisher Mystery) by Kerry Greenwood

Next Week

Around the house
Our oldest daughter is coming to visit this next weekend. She’s getting out of the Army at the end of the month so she’s bringing some of her things to store with us as she decides what to do next and where she’s going to live…get a job or go back to school. She’s planning to take time off this summer which is good since she’s been going nonstop for the last eight years after she finished school.

Blog posts planned
Review: Dead Spots by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Review: Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon

Sunday Post–May 19