Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday May 17, 2020: Book updates, crochet and still staying home

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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….

Good morning and I hope this post finds you safe and well. I hope the moms had a nice Mother’s Day last Sunday. I had a really nice one at home with my family and was spoiled with these thoughtful presents, all of which were ordered online….
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I dropped a homemade cake for my mom and a pink rose-bush I ordered online for her garden and we chatted through her window a little. It’s sad but I’m also grateful. Our stay-at home order was extended another 30 days from the May date so we’re inside until June. I’m still working from home until then at least which I’m fine with. Today marks day 56 of quarantine. My indoor allergies have gotten bad so I had a virtual visit with my allergist last week which was interesting. I feel that will be the norm for a while.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday May 3, 2020: Reading, Crochet and 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 Sunday everyone, I hope you are doing well and staying safe. I am happy May is here. I keep wanting time to push forward if that makes sense. Hopefully the covid cases keep going down as the weeks pass. My niece tested positive last week but she’s doing okay and staying home so knock on wood it is on it’s way out of her system. It took her 10 days to get her test results back.

We had more of less the same kind of week, thankfully uneventful, still working from home, still staying inside. My husband had to go to the grocery store finally after almost two weeks for a few things we can’t get from curbside pickup. So while there he picked up a few packs of burgers which we’ve been grilling this weekend and eating al fresco in the backyard. The weather has finally gotten really nice here and after rain pretty much all last week and most of April, we’ve now got a stretch of gorgeous sunny weather in the 60’s and 70’s for the next couple of days.

I’m relishing the sunshine and warm breeze on my face. It’s funny the things you really stop to appreciate now. The parks here in New Jersey have been reopened after being closed for a few weeks and I’m hoping people are social distancing if they go. As of now we are still in lock-down until May 15th.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday April 26, 2020 A few 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…
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 all and happy Sunday. How is it the last Sunday in April already? I am glad May is just around the corner, it’s a pretty month when so much is in bloom after a rainy April and the temps start to warm up more regularly. I hope you are doing well and staying safe. Today marks day 35 of quarantine for myself. I’m still doing my yoga/meditation daily and aerobics a few days per week. It continues to be helpful. Working from home keeps my mind busy a well so that’s been good. My kids are grown but they are also going stir crazy and they miss their friends and just being able to get out and go. I might be back to the office in early to mid-May but I have not heard for sure yet. It will be an adjustment going back as well.

While I’m busy with work during the week, being home gives me more time for things I enjoy like baking. This week I made homemade cornbread. It’s really good warm from the oven with a little butter spread on top.

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Mailbox Monday/Sunday Post April 5 2020: Staying home, trying to read and 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…
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 blog friends, I miss you! I haven’t been much in the mood for blogging or reading these past three weeks. I feel like I just can’t concentrate. I’ve had several meltdowns and panic attacks. It’s hard not to worry over the unknown. However, I am managing my anxiety by doing yoga daily and trying to stay in the present moment instead of worrying over tomorrow or next week. It’s such a surreal situation it is hard to believe it is even happening.

I also stopped watching the news and limited my social media and that has helped alot. And somedays if I need a good cry, I will allow myself a five minute cry then I have to move on with my day with no more crying. Starting tomorrow it will be my third week working from home so that has been great and I am so very thankful that I am able to stay at home with my family.

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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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