Sunday Post #142 -Spent my week with a hellhound

January 11th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 137 Comments

11th Jan

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Thanks to Angie @ Pinkindle and her brilly idea to share her #FitReader progress on her Sunday Post I decided to join as well. I spent the past week with a Hellhound named Flu and we didn’t really get along well. Gads there were moments when even coffee didn’t sound appealing! Before you ask, yes I got the Flu shot back in October but that particular hex doesn’t keep this year’s hellhound at bay. I spent the week in pajamas by the fire, since the temps were beyond cold. Our local schools even closed on Weds. Not a terrific reading week, but I did manage to listen to some audios. I hope your week was far better…

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FitReaders 2015My goals for this challenge are simple. To move more, eat wiser and improve my overall health. I am tracking my steps and removing temptation from the cupboards. I am going to try only shopping the outside isles, and incorporating more veggies into my husbands diet. I love them and he doesn’t. This week was a total bust.

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137 Responses to “Sunday Post #142 -Spent my week with a hellhound”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, I am so envious! I can’t wait to get The Girl on the Train…and I love the look of The Three Sisters.

    I also got Trust No One…I think I’m going to love it!

    Hope you feel better soon….that flu is not a fun thing to go through….

    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted: AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE
  2. Katherine

    You got The Girl on the Train!! I can’t wait to see what you think of it. I hope you’re feeling better. I’ve been lucky enough to only have the flu once but it was horrible and I never ever want to do that again. We’re pretty cold here as well and I’m not loving it. Since we rarely get temps below freezing we don’t have nifty things like furnaces or really heavy coats. I think I heard the heat pump crying the other day. Have a great week and stay warm!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - January 11
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been so cold. I am excited about listening to the Girl on the Train

  3. Christy

    Eff the flu. Hope you’re feeling better.

    Whee … Maybe Not! I love Warren and … Bree(?). I forgot her name. lol.

    Make the hubs a fruity smoothie mixed with baby spinach. He’ll never taste the veggies.

    Christy recently posted: Sunday Post #109 (1/11/15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      lol, yeah I had to snag that and Never, Never. Yum smoothies.

  4. Bea

    Look at all those review books! And you bought Trust No One, that’s on my wish list. I hope the flu has left you and you’re feeling better. Stay warm and read. 🙂

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #123
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I still have a nasty cold as a parting gift, and feel like poo the fever is gone and on road to recovery. I am excited about Trust No One

  5. Vilia

    I thoroughly enjoyed Discount Armageddon even though the heroine does some fairly silly things. I hope you start to feel better soon.

    Vilia recently posted: Sunday Post #34
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sharon, yep my week was hosed, but I am slowly recovering. Have a good one!

  6. Greg

    Hope you feel better Kimba. There’s a lot of stuff going around, and it’s not fun. Stay warm and have a better week. Hope Girl On The Train is good, it looks like a good one.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #77
  7. kindlemom1

    Sorry you have been sick! I heard that the strain they vaccinated for this year is not the same one that is going around sadly so many people are getting sick that got the shot. 🙁 Glad you are feeling better! It looks like my little one may be getting it as well. 103 fever today. 🙁

    kindlemom1 recently posted: Review: The Bargaining by Carly Anne West
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes it mutated..grrr. Hope your little one is is not fun at all.

  8. Tressa

    I’m so sorry you’ve been so sick! I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting old or because I have four kids depending on me, but I can’t handle the flu or being really sick. It about kills me. Hopefully this week will be much better for you!!

    The Walled City is on my list to read. I meant to read it last month and never got to it. I’m curious to see where you lay in all the conflicting reviews. 🙂 Firefight and The Conspiracy of Us are also both high on my tbr. I hope we both love them! 🙂

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #97
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL…it about kills me too. I lost an entire week. I share Walled City on Thursday. I am almost done Firefight and enjoying it. Have a great week Tressa

  9. La La in the Library

    I am sorry you were sick, especially in the middle of this sub zero weather! I will have to come back and check out your review of Golden Son. I have both GS and Red Rising from Netgalley and will be getting to them this spring. Right now I am reading Compulsion because I want to be on the street team. Martina Boone is such a sweetheart, but won’t do any sort of promo for a book unless I have read it. It is good so far, thank goodness because I hate getting chummy with an author I haven’t read, via Twitter, and then not like their book (yes, this has happened). I will also be looking forward to your review of The Walled City, I also have that from Netgalley. I am glad that Kindle downloads don’t disappear when the ARC archives. I hope you feel 100% snip, snap!

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #TWO
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I love Brown’s trilogy and hope you get to them soon. Compulsion is one I would like to read. Good luck

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melanie. When is on Tuesday and I am excited about Conspiracy.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have read all of her books under Mira Grant, and this is supposed to be in the same style. Heck yes to Never,Never.

  10. Lexxie

    I hope you are feeling a lot better now, Kim! Having the flu really, really sucks – especially since you had the shot and probably thought you’d be safe this year.
    You got some really amazing books added to your shelves this week, and I hope you’ll get the time to read them and enjoy them soon.
    Have a fantastic week and happy reading.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lexxie, I am left with a miserable head cold and cough,but feeling better.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you, I don’t recommend spending any time with Flu. Glad you are feeling better 🙂

  11. Celine

    Ah, how annoying that it was a different flu than the one you got a shot for. Hope you’re feeling better now. Discount Armageddon sounds great, I hope you enjoy it (:

    Celine recently posted: The Sunday Post #12
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes apparently a lot of folks are annoyed. Thanks Celine, have a great week!

  12. Jan

    I hope you’re feeling better, Kimba. I got the flu shot, too,…frustrating it isn’t working so well.

    You got some great sounding books this week. I have Trust No One and Golden Son on reserve at my library. And I hope you feel more like working on your goals for FitReader. Have a great week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post–Jan 11
  13. Jessica

    The flu shot people totally failed this year. Boo for you! I keep seeing #fitreaders around. I’m intrigued. I got a fitbit flex for Christmas and love it. Helps keep me accountable.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes the variant mutated this year, Glad you are having fun with your fitbit.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been bitter cold here, and glad you only had a cold 🙂

  14. fangswandsfairy

    I have a lot of tricks for getting my husband to eat veggies. Add extra to stew in big chunks so the ratio of veg to meat is higher. Same for pasta sauce. Add frozen spinach or kale to soup and stew. Double veg, reduce meat in any casserole!
    Ta for now!

    fangswandsfairy recently posted: Sunday 2, Year 32, Blog Change-Up ?
      • fangswandsfairy

        I wonder what he doesn’t like. I know a produce guy who says when he was growing up his mother cooked everything too much. He likes things less mushy. My husband just wasn’t familiar with a lot of veggies I grew up with like zucchini and eggplant. Once he got used to them he was happy to eat them.

        fangswandsfairy recently posted: Sunday 2, Year 32, Blog Change-Up ?
        • kimbacaffeinate

          He only likes green beans, maybe corn..if something has peppers he won’t touch it. He will eat salad but only likes the greens and tomato. If I make a dish he finishes and all the remains in the bowl are the

  15. Yvonne

    I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. I was sick a couple of weeks ago, too, and haven’t felt quite like myself since. Mine was bronchitis with a fever. I hope you are feeling better soon.

    The Jayne Ann Krentz book looks good. I’ve been seeing hers around the blogs lately. It’s been years since I’ve read one of her books but I’ve always loved them.

    Have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She is an auto-buy for me as are her pseudonyms. Sorry you still have the cold lingering.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree Katie, while I still feel awful with the lingering head cold I am grateful to have survived the week.

  16. Catherine

    Sorry to hear you were bit by the dreaded bug. Hope you’re feeling much better now. You’ve got two books from my wish list: The Girl on the Train and Trust Noone. Enjoy them and all your others…and good luck with the fitness challenge.

    Catherine recently posted: Weekly Book Recap #93
  17. Angela Adams

    I’ve been seeing a lot of ads for “The Girl on the Train,” and I’m waiting for your review before I deciding if I should add it to my TBR list. Hope you’re feeling better today!

    Angela Adams recently posted: "The Book Breeze"
  18. Michelle

    So sorry you aren’t feeling good! That dang flu bug is a jerk this year and has been hitting so many people. I hope you are feeling better now. Relaxing by the fire seems like a great cure for that nasty bug.

    Good Luck with the Fitreader but it’s to cold outside to really go for a walk or a run so I have been just trying to eat a little better than may join you all in the spring when I can exercise as well 🙂

    Enjoy all your new reads Kim! Rest well and feel better soon! (((hugs)))

    Michelle recently posted: I screamed with delight ~ WIR & TSP
  19. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh my. I do hope you feel better this week. We didn’t have any closings, but we had lots of delays last week. I kind of like the idea for the fit section. I’m always saying in my Sunday Posts that I need to get exercising and that I’ve started, but not much more of an update from that. Maybe if I share about it I’ll keep going.

    I’m hoping this is my returning post, even if part time at the blogging. I miss doing it but life has been so busy. Oh well.

    Do hope you feel better!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      By all means add a fitness section, this is one of the things I love about the Sunday Post we can tweak and share almost everything.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lola I am on the road to recovery, but taking it easy

  20. Trish

    Love that ecard–there are definitely a handful of characters that I continually talk about as if they were real. Ahem Jamie Fraser. Happy Sunday!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So true. My poor hubby doesn’t read them but he knows about them all

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Colds are awful too, and the flu left me with one..hopefully we both recover this week. I am excited about both books

  21. Mandy

    Even with the flu it looks like you had a good week. Lots of lovely new books to add to your shelves. I hope you start feeling better we’ve all had a form of some cold at my house the last few weeks. Looking forward to the Arc sweep challenge. Thank you so much for hosting. Speedy recovery. Have a great week. Happy reading.

    Mandy recently posted: The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Mandy, yes the ARC Clean Sweep will be in May. The Take Control of your TBR challenge can include arcs released before March 1, 2015.

  22. Candace

    Oh no! I’m sorry you’ve been sick, that really stinks!

    I had thought of doing the FitReaders but I’m afraid if I sign up I’ll totally fall off the train. I guess I should try it and see if it’s motivating because I’d be sharing things and want something good to share.

    Candace recently posted: The Sunday Post~ My Week in Instagram
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh no..that is awful. Thankfully I avoided the hospital but do not want to repeat ..ever!

  23. Audrey D Wilkerson (

    I am with you…we should do a reading/fit challenge where for every certain number of pages, you have to do so many steps. A lot of people have FitBits and other bands, or they can download an app on their phones. Winter is particularly hard on all of us…moving around (esp outside) sounds horrible!

    Have a great week, Kimba!

    Audrey D Wilkerson ( recently posted: #COYER: New Year’s Read-A-Thon 1/1/15 – 1/4/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, winter is not for walking. I have an app on my phone and listen to audiobooks and move around the house doing chores and simply walking.

  24. Berls

    Oh everyone’s been sick with the Flu lately- I’m knocking wood that it skips me just this once! I hope you’re feeling much better now! Good luck with you fitness goals – My fitbit really keeps me moving and this year I’ve added a goal to track everything I eat. They say tracking will help you eat less, so we’ll see how that goes. Enjoy all your new reads, lots of great ones!

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 70th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck to you too and stay warm..even you haven’t been safe from chilly weather:)

  25. Lark

    So sorry to hear you’ve been sick, Kimba! I hope you’re starting to feel better. And good for you for doing the #FitReader challenge! I’m thinking about it; I could certainly stand to be more active. Here’s to a healthier year for all of us!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 1/11/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Carol, I am feeling better aside from a nasty head cold that was Flu’s parting gift..the F@cker. lol

  26. Trish

    Stupid flu, just when everyone is full of healthy intentions. Hope you feel better soon and look forward to reading your fit reader progress. I’m on the same road 🙂

    Enjoy your books. I’m hoping to get the new CoHo one soon. And I have The Girl on The Train and I’m so excited about it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to all of them. Yes, not fun getting sick but better before my grand daughter would have been horrible if she came while I was ill, so I must look on the bright side.

  27. Samantha

    I am really looking forward to reading The Girl on the Train as well! I just heard about it on another blog but I was instantly intrigued. There are just so many books that are publishing this year that I can’t wait to read 🙂 It looks like you have lots of great books ahead of you. Enjoy!

    Samantha recently posted: The Sunday Post #6 (A Reading Update)
  28. Kathy

    I hope you are feeling better! I’m also doing the #FitReaders so eating right is one of my main goals for this year. Getting my kids to eat more vegetables is going to be my challenge lol. I really liked the tips you shared for cleaning up and refreshing the blog. I hope you enjoy your books and have a better week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 37
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay..good luck to you Kathy and yes veggies and kids don’t always mix. My girls love them, and my son..nope never. Glad you liked the clean up post.

  29. Adriana

    So many people have the flu! I’m so lucky I live in a state with a warm climate.
    So glad you decided to join #FitReaders! I’ve been enjoying following everyone’s progress.
    I’m curious to see what you think of Maybe Not because I just read a book that was co-written by her and simply loved it. Hope you feel better!

    Adriana recently posted: Sunday Post: Back to School
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad the warm is keeping the flu at bay..but didn’t they have a child die from it in the southern states? Never, Never? I am excited and love this author. Maybe Not is coming up soon in my tbr pile.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo you would freeze to death here tonight going down to -5

  30. Angie

    I feel like I am the last one each week now posting my Sunday Post! YIKES. I am not sure if I have ever had the flu.. like the bad flu. I have had the 24 hour flu but that’s about it.

    Angie recently posted: Project Disney- Melody Time
    • kimbacaffeinate

      24 hrs is enough my dear and “the best for last” *winks*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am holding off reading it till closer to book two’s release since I heard the cliffy was Killer

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am glad I joined too..hopefully I will get moving this week 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am on the rebound..just let with a nasty head cold as a reminder of my epic week with “Flu”. The Walled City was excellent on audio

  31. Kristin T.

    So sorry to hear you were sick!!! I had a nasty cold last weekend and so spent most of last week just taking it easy so that it would totally go away. I’m so glad to hear you joined #FitReaders!!! I’ve been part of that group for over a year now (it used to be called Book Blog Walkers). It’s a great group and really motivates you to keep active and healthy!

    Great books this week – I read The Three Sisters over the weekend and have The Girl on the Train on reserve at the library – just waiting (not so patiently) for it to come in!

    Have a great week Kimba!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I just started the audio of Girl on a Train. I am looking forward to FitReaders:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I decided to hold off on Never, Never till closer to next books release. LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been horrible here in the Midwest. Hope you don’t catch it