Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 3/27/22: Library Book Sale, Crochet, etc.



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 everyone and happy weekend. Thanks for stopping in, I hope this post finds you well. The past week flew right by. Work and life were busy as usual but I managed to get in a salon visit for a hair dye and trim, I finished up my crocheted Mickey Mouse which made me miss our Disney trip even more and we went to a library book sale this weekend.

On top of that poor Otis had to have a dental cleaning procedure done at the vet this past Friday and they pulled 2 of his teeth. I get nervous with that because he goes under anesthesia for it but he did well and he’s recovering nicely. Poor Otis has to pretty much spend the day at the vet for this procedure too. I dropped him off early before work at 8:30am and he was ready to be picked up at 4:00pm. He was definitely mad at me when we got back home from the vet, he didn’t want to look at me when I was speaking to him. I’m just glad we got that done and over with for his sake.


onto my updates…..


recently on the blog:

I shared my thoughts on the dust of hope: rune poems by Judy Croome.

in my mailbox:
We went to a library book sale this weekend and I found some great books all for $10.00.






I found The Silkworm first and I told myself I would only get it if I could find The Cukoo’s Calling as well. I found it on the other side of the room so I got both.


Bonfire was the first book I saw when we walked in so I grabbed it right away. I’ve heard good things about it. Have you read any of these?



watching these few weeks:


I watched The Weekend Away which was very good and had alot of twists and turns. I also watched Deep Water which I thought was good, you do have to suspend disbelief for it. And I finished up Pam and Tommy which I somehow got sucked into watching and ended up enjoying this one. I’m not sure how much of it was actually true but it’s definitely entertaining. It also shines a light on what Pam Anderson must have gone through when that sex tape was stolen and published without her consent.




crochet:
I finished my Mickey Mouse and I really like the way he turned out. I may have to make another one for my parents, they really like this one.






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Well, that covers my updates this week. How was your week? Let me know in the comments and happy reading this week. 🙂

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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.



crochet:
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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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 1/23/2022: Updates and Crochet



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 all. I hope you are doing well and reading good books. I’m glad January is almost over with because January through March are the dreary cold winter months here and my least favorite time of the year. The weather lately has been bitter cold. I’m grateful I am working fully remote again through next month at least so I don’t have to venture out in the cold.


onto my updates…

recently on the blog:

I shared my thoughts on 1984.

reading now: (both are very good)

Our Trespasses: A Paranormal Thriller by Michael Cordell


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

in my mailbox:

I found a next to new hard cover copy of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King at a local used book/record shop.



watching:
I’m hooked on I Am A Killer on Netflix. We watched Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far which is based on a true story and is very good.

crochet: (with ranting)
I made a unicorn. The curls took the longest to make, nearly 4 hours to make and attach. I’ve named him Lafayette (from Hamilton).





After sharing pics online, a few people messaged me wanting this unicorn. I am flattered that people like my work but it gets to a point where it’s a bit much sometimes. I didn’t want to sell this item to begin with, I worked on him a full week and I work full time as it is. But I did message a price out of guilt to one person who is distant family.
Basically I quoted the price to cover the materials and little else. Materials for this alone cost me about $25.00 and the price I quoted meant I’d get paid maybe $1.25 per hour which is absolutely ridiculous anyway. In the end, they seemed to think I was just going to quote the shipping cost. As low as I quoted they didn’t even expect to pay for the price of materials let alone for my work. I don’t understand some people. Do they work for free? Why should I then? I didn’t want to sell this item to begin with is the irony of it.

If you crochet or knit or create has this happened to you? Where people either expect you to make them items for free or expect to underpay you?

I crochet for my extended family all the time and for my close friends also and I love seeing them enjoy what I make for them, it comes from my heart. That’s one of the things I love about crochet, it makes people smile. And I do take commissions, when it’s worth it because again, I don’t work for free.
But for people to expect me to make things and for either free or for pennies, I find it insulting.

If you’ve made it this far, sorry for the rant and thanks for listening. Happy weekend from Lafayette. 🙂




That wraps up my updates this week, what have you been up to? Stay well and happy reading!

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 11/21/2021: Book Updates and Happy Thanksgiving

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….


Good morning everyone, happy Sunday. I hope this post finds you well. I’ve been MIA from blogland these few weeks but it’s the same old story, just busy with life and work as usual. I’ve been mostly working fully remote lately and will be remote through most of December which is nice. On the days I drive into the office it’s been cold and frosty in the mornings and the traffic has been awful. Thank you for commenting on my last updates and wishing my step-dad well with his surgery recovery. He is getting better now and has been getting back to his daily routine slowly but surely.

Also, Happy Thanksgiving this week to those who celebrate. We’re having a quiet one at home. My daughter helps me cook the meal and desserts and my parents come over. What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

Also, Otis had a lovely Halloween last month and as promised his costume pics are at the end of this post.


Onto my bookish updates….


recently on the blog:

I hosted a book giveaway for Last Stop on the 6 by Patricia Dunn. Congrats to C. Lee for winning a copy. C. Lee please email me your mailing info naida1276@yahoo.com.


Author Ruth A. Casie stopped by this past week for a chat and a gift card giveaway. Please check that out and enter to win if you’re interested there’s still a few days left for that.

in my mailbox:
Alot of crochet these few weeks!

Modern Crochet Style: 15 colourful crochet patterns for your and your home, including fun sustainable makes came via Netgally and the Publisher.


Anyone Can Crochet Amigurumi Animals: 15 Adorable Crochet Patterns arrived via NetGalley and Fox Chapel Publishing. How cute.

coming soon:

I sound like a broken record but my review of Simple Tryst of Fate: Some Rules are Meant to be Broken by D.M. Barr will be up this week.


Up next is Our Trespasses: A Paranormal Thriller by Michael Cordell.

watching:

OMG Midnight Mass. I binged this one in a few days and it was fantastic and terrifying and crazy. I recommend if you enjoy horror. Have you watched it?

We also finished American Horror Story: Double Feature which was very good.


crochet:
I started this Christmas ripple blanket in late October because I wanted to have it done in time for Thanksgiving. This took me 3 weeks and I worked on it every day and I like the result. I started bringing some of the Christmas decorations out already and will put up the tree this week.




I took on 3 commissions this month so I’m working on those now. It’s 2 hooded scarves and an ear warmer so I’ll share pics when those are done.



That covers my updates, happy reading this week! Thanks for stopping in. Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments. I’ll be doing some blog hopping today. I’m curious to see what everyone’s been up to.

I’ll close with the Halloween pics. Here is Otis in his costume as Obi-Wan Kenobi. I dressed up as Princess Leia with him 🙂

“Use the Force, Luke.”





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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 10/24/21: Another busy week and book 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….


Happy Sunday everyone. I hope this post finds you well. How is October flying by so fast? Fall is definitely in the air, it’s 55 degrees here today. I’m enjoying my Starbucks hot chocolate and toasted croissant as I type this.

It’s been a very busy last couple of weeks. I wanted to blog last week but just could not make any time for it and last Sunday I was bedridden with a migraine from the morning into the late evening. I think that was my body’s way of telling me I needed a break. I also put in 5 hours of community service at a church this past week packing bags of food for those in need then helping distribute them. It feels nice helping out and I do this once a year. Although it’s a drop in the bucket compared to those who volunteer on a regular basis or those who run these charities…they do so much. We packaged and handed out a little over 100 bags of food to people last Tuesday.
And to top if off, my step-father surgery last week so it’s been a week of hospital visits since he was admitted for 7 days. He’s okay, recovering at home now from a complicated gall bladder surgery and we’ve been helping my mom with things while he gets better. Needless to say I’ve been physically and mentally exhausted these few weeks and my reading time has been put on the back-burner unfortunately. I hope this upcoming week will be easier and less stressful.


On another note, Otis’ Halloween costume arrived a few weeks ago so I’ll be sharing pics next updates post 🙂 Can you guess what he will be? Hint: the first film came out in 1977.

onto my bookish updates…..

in my mailbox:

A copy of Our Trespasses: A Paranormal Thriller by Michael Cordell came via the author for a November review. This sounds like a good one, I like the paranormal twist.

coming soon:

I’m behind on my reviews but I’m aiming to get my thoughts on Simple Tryst of Fate: Some Rules are Meant to be Broken by D.M. Barr up this week.


watching:

We’ve been watching the new season of You on Netflix which is really good. Also, I re-watched Alias Grace on Netflix which was worth the re-watch. And we watched the very popular Squid Game. What are you watching?


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crochet:
I recently crocheted two sets of these, one for myself in grey and one for my daughter in blue. These are scarves with a matching ear warmer.







That wraps up my updates, thank you for stopping in. I’ll be blog hopping this week and catching up. Enjoy your weekend!


Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download. Some of these links are affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. The photos in this post are my own and not to be removed from here.