Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/20/22: Updates

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….

Hi all. I hope this post finds you doing well. I’ve been MIA from blogland for some time now. It’s the usual not enough hours in the day situation. I’m so happy that March is nearly over and Spring is around the corner and with it the warmer temps. I’m living in the wrong State because I am not a fan of winter and the cold months just drain me.

It’s been a busy few months, we just got back from our Florida vacation last week. We had a fantastic Disney vacation, visited 3 theme parks and enjoyed hot weather. It was 90 degrees the days we were in Universal Studios and Magic Kingdom. I had Butterbeer and visited Diagon Ally! Finally! On the day we spent at MGM Studios it was high 80’s and it randomly downpoured. Also, it seemed like barely anyone wears masks down there and the theme parks were crowded and it was shocking being around that many people again after social distancing and quarantining for so long. Masks at the airports are still mandatory so that was good. And we had a fantastic time, I already want to visit again. That Florida sunshine was good for my soul. The Disney resort we stood at was really beautiful. When we were done, I needed a vacation from my vacation. My health App showed we walked around 7-8 miles per day at each theme park. I’ll include pics at the end of this post.

Onto my updates….

currently reading:

I haven’t been reading too much lately, but hope to pick up the pace again. In the meantime, I’ve been reading The Stand by Stephen King at night before bed. This is the uncut version which adds about 400 pages to it I think.

coming soon:

Dust of Hope by Judy Croome I have a review set for March 22nd via Poetic Book Tours, please stop by then.

in my mailbox:

When I saw that the Grant Cottage was having a February book club read along of Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War by Charles Bracelen Flood, in my mind I really believed I’d be able to read with them during February but that didn’t happen. So I have my copy and I can listen to the book discussions videos on Facebook at my own pace anyway.

Trigger Point by Tony Roth arrived via Meryl Moss Media for review.

After our Disney vacation I was inspired to crochet a Mickey Mouse. He’s in progress now so I’ll post finished pics next updates post.

vacation photos:

The resort took us to and from Magic Kingdom by boat on their private lake which was awesome.

The parade at MGM.

This is from the Star Wars area at MGM Studios.

A rainy afternoon by the cabin.

Resort views. I miss the Florida warmth and that sunshine. I enjoy kayaking but no way was I going in after seeing these gator/snake warnings lol. I will pass on that please and thank you.

That wraps up my updates for now. Thank you for stopping in. What are you up to? I’ll be blog hopping this weekend to catch up. Stay well.


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18 thoughts on “Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/20/22: Updates

  1. We went to Disneyworld Florida, at least once a year and often twice, for almost twenty years and I can’t believe it has now been ten years since we made our last trip! Half of me wants to go back just once more ‘for old times sake’, and the other half tells me to let it go and remember it for the amazing times we had, as nothing will be the same if we return and I might come away a little disappointed.

    Given the renewed spike in Covid cases (nearly 100,00 per day) and with hospital admissions on the rise again, I’m not really sure that I want to mix it with that many people anyway, or stay in a room which someone else has recently vacated.

    I am so pleased that you had such an amazing time though. Welcome back to blogland and I look forward to meeting your Mickey Mouse when he is finished 🙂

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    • Hi Yvonne. Time flies, it was about 14 years since we last went so it was really nice going again, I feel like it’s so much more crowded now and the lines are longer.
      The mask mandate has been lifted here even at work but I continued to wear mine when near people, especially grocery shopping. It’s weird though now seeing most people unmasked.
      I finished Mickey today so I’ll share pics next updates.
      Happy reading this week 🙂


  2. Glad to see you back at MM. So glad you had a good visit to Florida. I do love living in Florida Panhandle. We spent many visits at Disney with the kids, several in our motor homes in Wilderness Campground..
    How brave of you to read the full version of Stand.
    All the books look good. Happy Reading!

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