Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 7/14/2019: Relaxing, Summer, Couch Potato Days

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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. Can you believe we are halfway through July already? Well, we are. I love these summer months.
This week at work was hectic but I finally got caught up on my deadlines so I can breathe a little easier now. I relaxed in the evenings by watching my shows and working on crochet. I finished up the book I was reading so that was good. Aside from that, this has been a quiet weekend at home relaxing. My daughter wants me to bake an apple cake so I’ll be doing that later this morning. This is the recipe I use and it has become a favorite.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 6/16/19: Good morning starshine the earth says hello

 

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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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Hello all and happy weekend. I took a month long unexpected blog break but am catching up a little this weekend. I have missed you all. Life has been busy, both my kids had birthdays these past few weeks and work keeps me busy as does life in general. I  know you can all relate to that. And lately the nicer weather has kept me outdoors in my free time so blogging tends to take the back seat. Most afternoons after work have been spent out in my yard reading and relaxing or crocheting in bed watching movies and shows. Our pool is open but I still haven’t gotten it, the weather has been warm but it needs to be really hot for me to go in. I did read a book, a big one too, over 500 pages and my review is up for Doctor Sleep .

Also wishing the dad’s a very Happy Father’s Day today. Yesterday was spent at a Father’s Day BBQ with family so that was really nice. One of the guests was 98 years old and we enjoyed chatting with her and hearing her stories. She was telling us how she was traveling to Russia when Chernobyl happenedAnd that she has volunteered with her church’s food bank for the past 22 years and still does! She said they take her there a few days a week she and sits in a chair and helps place the food on the plates for the homeless. And that she obtained her science degree and she is the last living founding member of a women’s group from Brooklyn who recently sought her out to honor her and she met Mayor de Blasio at the ceremony. She brought the ceremonial booklet and honorary sash with her to show everyone. Founded in 1954 the group has grown and has chapters in several states including California. I could go on and on about the chat I had with her. Amazing and inspiring. I could hardly believe she was 98. God bless her.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 5/19/19: Sunshine, 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 blog-land. I’ve been a little MIA around here but I am catching up this morning over coffee. I like quiet Sunday mornings like this when the house is still asleep and I can blog-hop for a little while.
The past few weeks have been full of rainy days but we have also had some beautiful weather in between. This weekend has been gorgeous in the high 70’s so far. I’ve been crocheting, watching shows and reading as well but when the temps are nice like this on weekends, I love being outdoors after spending most of the work-week in my cubicle.

Onto my updates…

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I am almost in a reading slump but I am just about finished reading Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin so I hope to have my review up soon. I need to get get back onto my reading schedule because I have reviews due for June.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 5/5/19: This and That

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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….

I am moving in slow motion on this rainy Sunday morning. Another busy week has flown right on by and now with May here, my seasonal allergies are in full swing. I didn’t get too much reading in this week, my eyes have been to tired to focus from staring at the computer at work pretty much all day. Lately, by the time I get home I just cook dinner and put the tv on and settle in with my crochet. I am also slower than usual on blog hopping. Thank you all for always stopping in and commenting even though I don’t always get back to the comments and visits as soon as I would like to.
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Top Ten Tuesday 4/30/19: Inspirational/Thought Provoking Book Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s TTT topic is “Inspirational/Thought Provoking Book Quotes”.
I love a good book quote. Memorable passages in novels tend to stop me in my tracks while I am reading. I like to re-read them before moving on. I usually highlight the quotes I like on my e-reader or *gasp* I dog ear the pages on my print copies for reference later.

I could list 100 favorites, but these are just 10 Favorite Quotes From Some of My Favorite Books

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1. “He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her.” – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”- The Hobbit by  J. R. R. Tolkien. 

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