Sunday Post 3/22/2020 : A few quick updates

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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…

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all staying safe and able to stay home during these uncertain times.

I haven’t been on blogland at all in about two weeks and I have found it hard to even concentrate enough to read a book so I have not been reading.  I’ve been working from home alternately, one week at home then one week in the office. I hope that will change soon and that I can work from home full time until this passes. I work in Bergen County, New Jersey which has the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state so far. I stay isolated in my cubicle when I am in the office and eat my lunch by myself as well. Half the building is empty rotating weeks at home and I stay away from co-workers as much as I can when I am there. This all seems surreal. I would be lying if I said I haven’t had a few meltdowns and cried it out but I’m trying to stay positive and of course be safe.
I haven’t let my kids leave the house since last Friday and they will continue to stay home as long as it takes. It is hard for them staying at home away from friends but necessary.

On the weeks I work from home, Otis insists on staying on my lap. He is good company….

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/8/2020: Random updates, poetry and crochet.

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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….

Happy Sunday all. This past week flew right on by. Today the temps are supposed to hit 60 degrees and tomorrow 70 so the warm weather is definitely welcome. I will be taking a nice walk later today at the park to enjoy it.

I have a busy upcoming week so I know I won’t be posting an update next Sunday, but I will be back after that. I finished up The Outsider this week which was excellent and I enjoyed the last couple of chapters while eating handmade chocolates my husband surprised me with. Books + chocolates = bliss. I had to refrain from eating this entire box in one sitting. He knows I love those handmade chocolate turtles which have cashews and caramel. Those are my weakness.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 1/26/2020: Reading, Watching Etc.

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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….

Happy last Sunday in January. Goodbye January and good riddance, that means spring is getting closer. Can you tell these long, cold winter months do not impress me? I need the sunshine and warmth to thrive.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 1/5/2020: Reading, Watching, Etc.

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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….

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Good morning and happy Sunday. January came around so quickly. We had a quiet New Years here, we ordered Chinese food for dinner on NYE and watched the ball drop on tv.  I took the Christmas tree down on New Years Day since I was home. I feel that January through the end of March are the longest three months of the year. These are cold and dark winter days but at least they make for good reading and tv binge watching time.

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First Lines 2019

I have a blogging tradition of posting my first lines on New Year’s Day. This is a fun way to kick off the new blogging year while looking back on the past 12 months. I first heard of this meme through my blog friend Suko and it is hosted over @ The Indextrious Reader.

Today I will be spending the day at home relaxing and reading while also watching The Righteous Gemstones which is hilarious, I recommend.

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Happy 2020 and onto my first lines of 2019….

January
Yay to the new year.

February
Good morning and happy February.

March
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty was equal parts interesting and uncomfortable.

April
The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The King’s Elite Book 3) by Virginia Heath was entertaining historical romance with a blend of intrigue, mystery and a dash of humor.

May
I am moving in slow motion on this rainy Sunday morning.

June
Hello all, I am still here and after taking a few weeks off blog-land I figured I’d come back with my thoughts on Doctor Sleep which is the sequel to The Shining.

July
In An Eye for a Lie inspector Lukas Richter is more than your average detective.

August
As the blurb reads, Pono Hawkins is a veteran from the Special Forces who races from a surfing competition in Tahiti to France to hunt down a terrorist he believes was dead.

September
Dark Blossom is a story that is full of secrets and centers on a therapist named Cynthia, her daughter Lily and her newest patient Sam.

October
The Magical Sunglasses is an adorable young children’s book about a teacher who gives her class magical sunglasses so that they can each face their fears.

November
Wasn’t it just summertime?

December
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan is a nice read mainly centering on family life during the holidays in a small town.

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Those are my first lines for 2019. Do you have any blogging traditions around the New Year? Happy New Year and enjoy your week!

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