Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 5/2/2021: Hello May

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Hello and happy weekend. I can’t believe it’s May already. I hope everyone is doing well. As of this past week hubby and I are fully vaccinated, we both got our second doses. Sigh of relief. My husband just had a sore arm both doses but I had more symptoms mainly with the second dose. About 15 hours after the second dose I ran a low grade fever and had body aches for about 24 hours then I was good as new.
Aside from that, I’ve been reading, crocheting and taking walks enjoying the nice weather. I’ll share a few flower pics at the end of this post.

Onto more updates….

recently on the blog:
I posted a few reviews!

Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Garden in a Seed by Nazanin Mirsadeghi

Impermanence by Ren Powell

coming soon:

My review of Bird’s Eye View by TK Ray is coming up this week.


in my mailbox:

I have a great mailbox this week. We went to a local favorite used book and record shop and I found two like new copies of these two books. Lisey’s Story by Stephen King and Transformations by Anne Sexton

I finished up a sweater I had been working on for a few months. My daughter bought me this beautiful yarn for Christmas. I put my shawl to the side for now because I want to finish up a blanket for my son in time for his May birthday in a few weeks. He’s turning 25! I cry just thinking about that.
Ghost Adventures as usual and Seeking Sister Wife because it is completely nuts.
Also of note, Secrets of the Whales on the Disney app is fantastic. Have you seen any of these?


I’ll close with photos of a recent walk through our local state park. The Cherry Blossoms in particular are my favorite. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend. What are you up to? What are you reading? Stay well.

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37 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 5/2/2021: Hello May

  1. Glad you didn’t have any worse symptoms with the vaccinations – it’s interesting to hear how much people’s reactions vary. And I love the sweater – that colour is wonderful. I know what you mean about feeling teary as time goes by. I recall lamenting when I turned 30 to my grandmother on the phone and feeling a bit taken aback when she said that she had no sympathy for me – she was still coming to terms with the fact that her eldest grandchild had now hit the big 30. And now I know exactly why she said it!

    I hope the coming week is a good one – and many thanks for the lovely pics of that fabulous cherry blossom:)).

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  2. Your sweater looks great!!! Congrats on the vaxx! Thanks for sharing the nature pics, lovely! This week I am reading Ruby Red Herring. 🙂

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  3. Hi Naida,

    We have also both been vaccinated twice now, although they are talking about us all needing another booster shot in the Autumn, along with the regular ‘flu jab. It is such a good feeling isn’t it?

    Love the sweater, especially the colour, it’s a really versatile addition to your wardrobe.

    The blossom trees have been particularly glorious this year, as have the camellia and magnolia trees. Now the rhododendrons are just opening out for some late spring colour. Lovely pictures 🙂

    Your nearly new books look in great condition and I really like the sound of ‘Bird’s Eye View’.

    Enjoy all your hobbies and have a good week 🙂

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    • Hi Yvonne,
      Yes, it’s a good feeling to have gotten the vaccine finally!
      Thanks, I like the way the sweater turned out. Yes, it’s such a picturesque time of year with everything blossoming.
      Have a great week and enjoy your books!


  4. Nice that you and your husband both got vaccinated! I haven’t got my first vaccination yet, but hopefully it will happen soon. And I love the sweater and the pictures of cherry blossoms! 🙂

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  5. I love a good used bookstore! And Her Three Lives sounds like a good thriller. I just went and read your review and I love how she keeps you guessing until the very end. That’s always good. 🙂

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  6. Good news on the vaccine for you and hubby.
    The sweater looks great and I love the yarn color.
    Bird’s Eye View looks interesting.
    The cherry tree blossoms are beautiful. I miss the dogwood trees we lost during the hurricane.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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    • Thanks, I like the way the sweater turned out. Bird’s Eye View is very good, I’ll be sharing my thoughts tomorrow. The cherry blossoms are so pretty.
      Happy reading this week also!


  7. Lovely sweater and yay for vaccines! Here it goes by ages and we’ll be able to add our names to the list this week, I’m looking forward to it.

    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  8. I am glad you are both fully vaccinated now! I had similar symptoms after my second dose as you did. My husband goes in for his second dose next week. He took a couple days off work just in case. You are doing better than me. I have barely posted any reviews. I am behind in writing them, sad to say. It’s just been so hard to carve out the time and when I do have time, I have been feeling so unmotivated. Not feeling good hasn’t helped either though. I love the photos you took from your walk. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great week, Naida.

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    • Thank you Wendy! I have been trying to keep up with my reviews and had a few review deadlines to meet so that was the extra push I needed also. I try to do the Sunday updates now just twice a month. I know what you mean, it is hard to find the time. I hope you are feeling better, blog-land can always wait.
      Have a nice week ahead 🙂


  9. I’ve been so behind on blog hopping but just wanted to stop by and say hi! So glad you guys got your shots. We did too and feeling a bit more hopeful! Your sweater came out so pretty!

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