Sunday Post 9/23/18: Happy Fall, Crochet and the Dreaded Book Slump

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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…

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Happy Sunday everyone and Happy Fall. With the first day of Fall arriving here yesterday this weekend definitely has that sweater weather vibe to it. A big change from the upper 80’s from last weekend. I took the photo above one October a few years back. There is something to be said about the beautiful colors the Autumn season brings with it.

It has been a nice weekend at home watching movies and crocheting for the most part. I’ve been very lazy since Friday evening and I make zero apologies for it. I am feeling much better and kicked that head cold finally, it lingered for a little while there.

Also, thank you all for always stopping in and reading my posts and leaving thoughtful comments even when I am slow as ever returning visits and comments. I appreciate it.
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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday June 3 2018: Crochet, Books and The Walking Dead

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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 this morning. It’s already almost noon and I am just getting this post ready. Oh well, it’s a lazy kind of Sunday. I can’t believe June arrived so quickly. We’ve had humid and rainy days here plus high temps in the upper 80’s this past week. It’s not bad though, I prefer this over the bitter cold and snow.

It has been a busy work week but that is to be expected. My 45 minute or longer work commute turns into an easy 20 minute drive once schools are out for the summer so that will be very nice soon. And vacation isn’t too far away now so I am counting down the days. I cannot wait to wake up in the cabin right by the lake. That view and the serenity there are what we look forward to every year. It’s the best of the lazy summer days. We have our morning coffee in those Adirondack chairs. There is something wonderful to be said about not being on any set schedule and just lounging around. My parents got hooked on this place as well so they vacation with us in the summers here, our cabins are next to each other.
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Onto my Mailbox…
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Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield arrived via AmazonVine this week.

“A debut novel about an imaginative girl in the year following her parents divorce, and what happens when her creeping premonition that something terrible will happen comes true in the most unexpected of ways.

The year is 1988, and America is full of broken homes. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND drops us into the sun-scorched suburbs of southern California, amid Bret Michaels mania and Cold War hysteria, with Nenny, a wildly precocious, nervous nelly of an eight-year-old, as our guide to the newly rearranged life she finds herself leading after her parents split….”

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Sunday Post 4/8/18: My weekly updates and Mother Nature is very stubborn this year

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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…

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I can’t believe it is time for Sunday updates already, this week flew right on by. It started off with a snowy Monday morning just in time for my work commute with around 3-4 inches of snowfall. The consensus around here was “Again?”.

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It has been a cold and brisk weekend, but the sun is shining and I do hear the birds chirping even as I type this so I know Spring is in the air. Once it is a little warmer I like to get out and take care of my garden that has been neglected all winter.

Onto my updates….

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R.I.P. XI Peril on the Screen

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title: The Babadook
genre: psychological drama/thriller
released: 2014
If it’s in a word. Or it’s in a look. You can’t get rid of … The Babadook

My thoughts:
I am a big fan of indie films. Some of my favorite films are independent and you can find me many a weekend watching an indie film on Netflix with my latest crochet project in hand.

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Really Random Tuesday: Bates Motel, The Revenant and etc.

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Appearing on random Tuesdays, Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends–announcements, musings, quotes, photos–any blogging and book-related things you can think of. I often announce my book giveaway winners in these posts. If you have miscellaneous book news to gather up and are inspired by this idea, “grab” the button for use on your own blog. RRT is hosted by the lovely Suko.

Happy Tuesday, a little bit early because I know tomorrow I probably will not get time to log onto my computer to post.
I figured I would just chat your eyes off about a few things this evening. Also, thank you all for wishing me well when I mentioned my mystery allergic reaction a few days ago. I saw the allergist today and she wants to see me in a few more weeks once the meds are fully out of my system so she can do some skin testing. It seems to be something I am touching rather than eating that is the culprit.

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So, this is Otis after his visit to the groomer recently. He looks like he is smiling doesn’t he? He also came home scented like watermelon since the scent is part of the grooming service (as if he’s an air freshener lol). He’s a long haired chihuahua but I prefer to keep him trimmed during the warmer seasons.

On another note, I recently binged watched the first three seasons of Bates Motel on Netflix and have just been completely hooked. It is based on the original  Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho” and gives the backstory of Norman and his mother Norma.

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