My Sunday-Monday Post

My Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date

First, let me say that I am thinking of everyone who has been affected by the Hurricane. What a terrible situation and I am praying for everyone who was in its path.

This past week was full of work – school, housework, and all the prep needed to start painting our bedroom. How did I have so much in that room? I am flabbergasted. It was a good opportunity to reconsider it all and make choices about what is actually going back in.

We did do some good stuff too – a field trip, watched Hocus Pocus 2, a fire and adult beverages at my brothers. All in all, a pretty solid week.

Read Last Week:

Sheets – what a very different, emotional read than what I was expecting. I absolutely loved it though. I am still working on Invisible Women but it is good so far.

Reading This Week:

Winterset Hollow caught my eye a few months ago and I wrote it down to read this month, October. I am not sure about it honestly – sometimes straight horror books are too much for me these days. However, I am curious about it and I am looking forward to reading it. Hopefully in my newly finished room tonight, but we will see how far Billy and I get today.

Posted Last Week:

My Cozy Fall Shopping List

Spooky Cinema Season: Hocus Pocus

Talk With Me Over Tea

Friends’ Fall Day Trip

Homeschooling Journey: John Henry, Clementine Hunter, and West Virginia

Watching and Listening:

Billy and I never watched the LOTR show darn it. Maybe this week. We instead watched McDonald and Dodds Season 3 – wow that first episode was the best! We started the Chelsea Detective but decided we want to wait on it for winter watching. We also tried out Recipes for Love and Murder and decided we weren’t interested at this time. Maybe later. We obviously had a weird week of tv.

I spent the week catching up on the podcast Your Own Backyard with Chris Lambert. He has been covering the trial of Paul and Ruben Flores, who are being tried for the murder/disappearance of Kristen Smart in 1996. I listened to the podcast earlier, pre-trial, and it is seriously one of the best podcasts I have listened to. Lambert is an amazing investigative journalist, in my non-expert opinion, and the podcast actually helped to propel this eventual arrest and trial of the two Flores men. I am waiting for the newest installment, which covers the last week of the trial, as the closing arguments are this week. No cameras or video recordings are allowed in court due to some of the sensitive witness testimony. Anyway, I could go on and on about this case. I have lots of opinions and feelings.

And that is it from my corner of Michigan!


20 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post

    1. Yes! We have lived here for 22 years and wow have things accumulated! Lol. I have been slowly going through areas and rooms and refreshing and sorting through things but my bedroom has been pretty untouched until now. It’s going to feel much different and I am looking forward to the change! You will have a pretty big change too! We live in a 1000 square foot home and I do love living small honestly, although I do have to be more selective and a bit more creative in my use of space. Like my china cabinet turned art cabinet. 🙂

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  1. Sounds like a good week. Winterset Hollow sounds like a good Oct read. And Rings- it starts out a little slow (I thought) but man- episode 6 was WILD. Hope you guys like it when you try it.

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  2. We haven’t watched Hocus Pocus 2 yet. We (meaning I) decided to rewatch the first so we would be up to speed. We have been watching True Blood. We have also been busy hanging pictures…even nailing holes in the walls which just about gutted the Mr.! I’m reading Mr. No Show after finishing A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (which was just a light read cuz I needed one). It’s not exactly spectacular…keep hoping it will get better!

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  3. I’ve been cleaning out the closet in my office and it’s terrifying how much stuff is crammed in there. I don’t even want to think about clearing out a whole room! It’ll be amazing when it’s all freshly painted though I’m sure. Have a great week!

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  4. Kathy Martin

    I’m not much of a collector of anything but books (unlike my brother who has never met a piece of paper he didn’t want to keep), but I understand how things can accumulate. Good luck with the decluttering and painting. Your books, which are all new to me, look interesting. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Lol it is!! I was going through the stuff that we took out of the room and I am like I don’t really want this but I don’t want to get rid of it… I need to make some choices I guess. Marie Kondo this room. Lol.

      I loved Sheets. I really need to look into the Cybils more!


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