Sunday Post #112 It’s the middle of June already?!?

June 15th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 141 Comments

15th Jun

Sunday Post

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This week was crazy, busy! On Monday I fell in my driveway and tore my knee up. Yes, I have a huge scab and look like a ten year old..Tuesday we painted our master bedroom and Thursday our new furniture arrived. We moved our old stuff into our oldest daughter’s empty room and now have an extra room for out of town guests. The wedding invitations were ordered and the date set. September 27th. All of this has put me a day behind in commenting! Then there must have been some paranormal woo-woo with Friday’s review post. I cannot reply to comments. Although it accepts comments. I spent hours trying to fix it, and finally threw in the towel. Saturday things were back to normal. Gremlins or Voodoo? You decide. The week ahead is a busy one, and I plan to stay caffeinated. I hope you do the same! I have some great posts this week including the Summer Essential Kit Giveaway and Recipe and a Book Recommendation.

Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • Avenge Me by Maisey Yates Fifth Ave Trilogy Tour (review/giveaway)
  • Engaging the Earl by Diana Quincy (review)
  • Strawberry Romaine Salad and a romance… perfect for summer (Recipe & a Book Recommendation)
  • Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin (review)
  • A Barricade in Hell by Jamie Lee Moyer (review)
  • The Promise by Robyn Carr (review)

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141 Responses to “Sunday Post #112 It’s the middle of June already?!?”

  1. Kimberly

    Congrats on your daughter’s upcoming wedding! I’ve been engaged 5 years and so far all I have is a bunch of pinterest boards to show for it lol. I hope you have a great week!

    Kimberly recently posted: The Sunday Post #57
  2. Angie

    I have been checking out your instagram pictures. I love home improvement projects.. I think it’s fun and when it’s done it feels so good. I also think weddings are fun so I hope you enjoy every moment of that too!

    Angie recently posted: Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Angie, I am waiting on the new bedding and need to find some wall decor then it should be finished. The next project is staining the deck..LOL

  3. Greg

    Yikes, sounds painful! Your world seems busy at the moment, keep the caffeine flowing! And Memory of Water certainly sounds different, but in a good way…

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #49
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes it is busy, but busy is good. I enjoyed Memory of Water Greg.

  4. Berls

    Wow, what a week Kimba! That wedding is coming up quick – not a lot of time to plan, guess you’re going to be very busy this summer! And I’m sorry about the fall – I do these things all the time 🙁

    I’m very interested to see what you think about Deadly Curiosities, I’m reading it right now. I should be done by time you post your review – want to have mine all written before I read other reviews…

    Have a great week!

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 45th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Falling isn’t something I typically do and I hope to not repeat it. 🙂 DC was good, hope you enjoy it. My review posts on Thursday.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes you can be my drinking buddy for the wedding. Yeah I am rethinking this whole bubble idea.

  5. Michelle

    I saw the pictures of your room makeovers and they look great! I hope you knee is feeling better! No Voodoo there, just WordPress lol. It tends to freak out a few times every year for no reason, or at least it does on the free version. i hope you have a lovely week and I hope you get to rest some!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (110)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I haven’t had WP do this and I have the paid version..who knows but I am glad the issue appears to be gone.

  6. kara-karina

    K., take it easy, my dear girl. All this rushing around will do you no good. Have a seat, drink some coffee, read a book *wink* Love your bedroom posts on FB and woo-hoo for setting a wedding date, – so exciting! Looking forward to next week’s posts, and sending you huge hugs x

    kara-karina recently posted: The Postman Knock #83
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know seriously I hardly had time to read this week :)*hugs*

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, I have had falls like that….they seem to come out of nowhere! Sounds like things are shaping up around your house. Enjoy!

    Hope you enjoy your new books.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to Tristan’s story as well. Thanks Cyn and I hope your week is delightful!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha, do you know Naomi I never even thought about it being a Friday the 13th thing!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was Sharon, thanks so much! Have a wonderful week!

  8. Peggy

    I’m the most clumsiest person and forever fall or bump into things – glad your knee is not too bad. Busy busy summer ahead for you with the wedding preparations, end of September should be hopefully good weather , well it would be nice fall weather here in the UK, and usually September is here still quite warm but not too hot and rainy.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

    Peggy recently posted: Sunday Post #20 15 June 2014
    • kimbacaffeinate

      The temps for the last 4 years on September 27th range from 74 to 91. I will take something in the middle there and sun, no rain!

  9. Cait

    Ugh, that sucks about your knee and the driveway. Knee injuries are the WORST. I’m seriously behind on commenting on blogs, though, so YES, I need some caffeine and I need to get moving. x)

    Cait recently posted: 30 YA Books That Changed My World
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I feel you, there are not enough hours in the day!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jeann. Knees ouchies are the worst. Have a wonderful week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Maybe. I would just blog the books I read. I do think people would take less chances on new authors/series.

  10. Vilia

    I thought my week was busy but you win. I get so excited whenever I plan a room reno that my get up and go, gets up and goes before I actually get to finish the room 🙂

    Vilia recently posted: Sunday Post #28
    • kimbacaffeinate

      The trick Vila is to have a ridiculous deadline. We bought furniture on Sat. Decided to paint Sunday and had to get it all done before Thursday delivery. I will say besides a bowling date with our children Friday, we have been a tad lazy this weekend, as things hurt in odd places..LOL

  11. Kristin T.

    Hope your knee is feeling better! I am still dealing with the aftereffects of my fall 2 weeks ago when I landed on my tailbone.

    I still need to read The Way You Look Tonight – I just love the Sullivan series! I just read her newest book, Kiss Me Like This, which is the first in her New Adult series, The Morrisons. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading that series, too!

    Have a great week!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #28 (6.15.14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am glad you enjoyed her NA series. I think I will try that after the Sullivans. Hope your tail feels better soon 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehehe…I think red bull has the same caffeine as 2 cups of coffee and I got that covered! LOL

  12. Michelle

    Ouch! Sorry about that fall! I hope your knee is feeling better.
    I saw the pictures of the bedroom on Instagram. The bed is gorgeous, can’t wait to see it done with the bedding.

    Ooooh a wedding I love weddings congrats to your daughter on her upcoming wedding! They are fun to plan but that’s because I’m a crazy person and think all the planning and organizing is fun. 🙂

    Hope this week is a better one with no gremlins or voodoo curses!

    Michelle recently posted: Week in READ-view & The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, I ordered bedding and of course the one I want takes two weeks to ship..LOL We are excited about the wedding and are working out all of the details.

  13. Kristin

    Ooo How did I miss your review of The Murder Complex. I’ll have to check that out. I hope your enjoying your new books and new furniture, woot. Have a great rest of the weekend.

    Kristin recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up (81)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Kristen and yes it posted Monday 🙂 hope your week is lovely!

  14. Lark

    I saw your room photos on Tumblr – looks gorgeous! And you did that with a bunged-up knee? Wow! Best of luck with the wedding plans, and congratulations again to the happy couple! Have a great week, and I hope you find some time to sit and relax with a good book!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 6/15/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes I painted with it and moved furniture, thankfully I had my hubby and son to help too. I painted baseboards and around windows and doors. I laid on my side to do it.

  15. Jan

    I’m sorry you fell down…I’m glad it’s just a skinned knee. Wow–Sep 27 isn’t too far away. You’re going to be very busy I think, but how exciting! And I think it was gremlins on Friday the 13th (with a full moon, too)!

    Have a great week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post–June 15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I totally forgot it was the 13th when I was trying to solve problem..LOL Yes it will be a busy summer for us. LOL

  16. A Voracious Reader

    I’m going to blame Friday the 13th-ness for the weirdness. And maybe solar flares. lol I hope your knee is feeling better. At least you got the painting done. I hate painting and I have 4 more rooms to go. Ugh. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 46th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I totally forgot about the 13th when I was stressing out about it! Ooo have fun with all your DIY projects and I like your new faucet!

  17. Jenea

    The pics of your room in instagram look great! Hope the knee is feeling better. Enjoy your Sunday and your new books. 🙂

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #106
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jenea. We love it. Hope your week is amazing!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, well rest. I remember one time I had so many bruises on my arm from moving a woman thought my husband was hurting me and offered help. I was all What? Wait? What?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sandy, it was a lot of work, but I am loving the new furniture. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Grace. Yes I shall be busy, busy, busy but it will be fun 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yippee! Was it the Sullivans or her new adult novel? I am hoping to read those after I complete the Sullivans.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is so funny every one mentioned the 13th and it never even crossed my mind while I was dealing with it..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really hoping it doesn’t scar. It’s a pain for healing since you constantly bend. Yes redecorating makes me smile too!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have to remember to do that. I am a planner and organizer so it will all work smoothly. Thanks Angela!

  18. Kristin

    Why did you even bother trying to fix the Friday post?? It was a full moon AND the 13th!!!! I would’ve just poured another decaf!!! 🙂

    I’m soooo sorry about your knee! What a pain in the butt that must be, especially with shorts… UGH!!! Hey, btw, how are your lungs :D?????? Are you 100% yet???

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is so funny. I never even thought about the fact that it was the 13th. LOL I am doing much better, still have a lingering cough, but feeling stronger! Thanks doll!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The 13th seems to be the consensus..LOL Hope your week is amazing Kristin 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      so true Lauren, with the wedding the last thing I need is a broken anything..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thankfully it is all a good kind of busy! Thanks Christine

  19. Kathy

    Ouch, I hope your knee is ok! You had a busy week! Painting is a lot of work. Our bedroom is the only room not painted. We’ve lived here for 14 years and I keep putting it off (too much furniture to move lol). I hope you get some relax time this week! I have a couple of Bella Andre books so I hope you enjoyed this one!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is why we decided to paint, since we had to empty the room before the new furniture arrived. Thanks Kathy!

  20. tonyalee

    Ouch, your knee! I hurt mine too recently, and although it’s better now (not much). Sept wedding! I love september weddings 🙂

    tonyalee recently posted: My Week in Books (6/14/14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It’s a lovely month for a wedding and it will be outdoors. Thanks Tonyalee.

  21. Alma

    Ouch, painful! I hope your knee heals up quickly. Renovating can be such a nightmare at times, but so worth it in the end 😀 Have a great week and happy reading!

    Alma recently posted: Sunday Post, #5 June 9 - 15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree the sweat and aches are worth it once all is said and done. Thanks Alma!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Catherine. It is fun planning everything 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah thanks Michelle, the knee is annoying but only a minor blip in my week 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is so good and one of my favorite summer meals

  22. Rita

    Busy week for you, but planning the wedding must be fun and chaotic for your family! And yes, you had gremlins here… (remember don’t feed them after midnight)! Enjoy the week reading.

    Rita recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 6/14-6/16/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Rachel you are so right, it could have been worse. Thanks and have a wonderful week!

  23. Katherine

    So sorry about your knee! I’m always paranoid about doing that. I love Sabrina Jeffries so I’ll definitely be looking for that review. Looks like you’ve got some great reviews coming up! Yay about having a guest room! A room makeover sounds fun and completely worth it. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: Sunday Post - 6/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was a blast thanks Katherine. No more injuries until after the wedding..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah for me too, so I was excited to get advanced copies. Thanks Aurian!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, unless it is a must have I am on a mini book tbr pile is about to burst!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree, I think it would limit experiencing new authors and genres. I have definitely extended my comfort zone and found new authors through arcs.

  24. Candace

    Sorry about your knee, OUCH! Yay about new furniture! It looks like a great week is planned!

    I’m behind on commenting now too. I spent almost all day gardening yesterday and didn’t get on the computer except to approve triberr posts. My garden is looking great though! Well, one of them…

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you garden is looking great, I love working in the yard. I am finding it difficult to comment on Saturdays during the summer and in fact will not be posting on Saturdays in July and August since peeps are busy outdoors.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You may be right Chene, but sadly I spent way to many hours trying to fix it..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am not looking for them, and only grabbing must haves..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Warning..once you do one room you suddenly need/want to do others!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope I don’t start making a habit of it..LOL Thanks Brandi!

  25. April

    Geez Kimberly you have the worst luck! I hope your knee gets better soon and yaya on the new bedroom furniture and paint! I bet that feels awesome and refreshing, just in time for summer. I can’t BELIEVE how fast June has gone either.. or this whole year in fact, like holyyyyyy cow?!

    Hope you enjoy your books!

    April recently posted: Mailbox Madness (79)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Christy thinks I need a bubble, but at least I am happy despite illness, falls and gremlins. The summer needs to slow down, I have a lot of things to do before the wedding.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Stephanie, it was a mixed bag of nuts last week but I am looking forward to the week ahead and wedding plans are going well.

  26. Alise

    Thanks for linking up!
    Sorry to hear about your knee! Stuff like that happens to me all the time, so silly. Usually when something big is coming up, too. Like before my cousin’s wedding I decided it was a good idea to go ice skating with my limited athletic ability and have so many bruises in the pictures.

  27. Tressa

    Sorry about your knee! You have been busy!! I’m curious to see your recipe this week and to see what you thought of The Promise by Carr. Have a great week!

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #67
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wednesday and Saturday Tressa. Thanks so much!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I totally think you are right. Whatever happen on Friday was at least contained to that post. I still cannot reply to comments made. It was weird.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, busy, busy, busy but it’s all good and I know that somehow it will all get done 🙂 No more falling though..that sucked.

  28. Ginny

    Owww…your knee. I can sympathize and empathize since I very rarely have a day with no new mishaps. I’m kinda klutzy. 😉 I hope your ouchie heals fast and yeah for all the redecorating. That is another one of my passions. I have been itching to paint my bedroom. I bought new bedding weekend before last so I’m slowly easing hubby into the idea. I hope you have a great week and take care!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck persuading your hubby. I am using this Wedding in our backyard card for all it is worth. New rugs for bathrooms, painting, flower garden…new stove and fridge. Oh yeah milking it!

  29. Teddyree

    Crazy busy week. I sympathise with your banged up knee, I’m pretty unco so I’ve usually got bruises or scabs somewhere lol. I get the occasional, random editing glitch in blogger, drives me insane, waste hours trying to rectify it, fail and the next day its fixed itself haha. Strawberry Romaine salad sounds yum … I’ll be back 🙂
    Have a great week and happy reading!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I tend to get random bruises but until now have been like a cat with the falls, I am able to right myself unscathed. The salad is wonderful and yes I need to just let website issue go for a day..but alas I am anal and must try to fix.

  30. Fiza

    You’ve been busy too, lucky for you, you only have to catch up to a day’s worth of commenting 😉 Sorry about the knee, though. How is it now, still hurting?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hello Fiza, It is taking time to heal since the cut and scrapping was deep. Eeew! I know. 🙂 but I am confident it will b good before the wedding 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You said it Michelle, but it looks a lot better this week. I have to keep it wrapped.