Sunday Post #143 C is for Coffee

January 18th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 142 Comments

18th Jan

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No granddaughter yet. My daughter is 85% effaced and has had contractions. At her last visit, she was 1 cm dilated. My daughter is beyond ready, but we are patiently waiting for Sophia to decide she is ready. Our weather has warmed up and it is wonderful. Of course, I know this is only a tease as February and March can be brutal but 56 and sunny..heck yes. It has me longing for flip-flops. I spent more time listening to books than reading this week. A first, since usually I spend more time reading. This week tell me something about yourself. Favorite color, a secret, a quirk..confess ..go ahead.

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142 Responses to “Sunday Post #143 C is for Coffee”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am getting excited Laurel. My daughter asked me to join them in the delivery room.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Of course I will post them all over the place. Her due date is the 26th but of course early would be ok too,

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks is like waiting for a new book release without having the exact release know it could be any day now..but it could also be February 1st..gads.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes 8 days is so exciting. My daughter and son-in-law asked me to be in the birthing room. I am kind of excited to see things from a different perspective.

  1. Michelle

    Ahh, that’s so exciting!!

    Hmm I’ll tell you multiple things about myself: Favorite colors – Red, but I utterly loathe wearing it because it’s too bright. (go figure). Favorite foods – ice cream, chocolate, & strawberries…all of which i’m allergic too, go me! Quirk – I have obsessive tendencies and when stressed out I collect things, but to keep in check I play games that involve collecting things. There is a game on facebook called Hatchlings, literally all you do is click eggs and try to find new ones. Incredibly stupid, but so therapeutic and it keeps me from being on Hoarders.

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (137)
  2. Sharon

    Oh how exciting. I hope everything goes well for mum and bub.
    A quirk of mine is that i need to check things multiple times before I’m satisfied. I.e I check that I’ve locked the house several times before leaving it. Favorite colors are pink, purple and black.

    Sharon recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up – 18 January 2015
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I cannot drink out of plastic or metal cups. Even my to-go coffee cup is ceramic

      • Jessica

        I’m with you here. I almost always drink out of glass. It just TASTES better. Plastic retaines other tastes and odors. Though, I’ve found that water out of a large Tervis tumblr isn’t so bad as long as no other kind of liquid has ever gone in it … ever.

        Jessica recently posted: Sunday Post #30
  3. Kathryn

    What an exciting time as the arrival of Sophia is so close. Good work with the #fitreaders’ challenge, and I smiled at all the holiday treats gone. Unfortunately some of mine still around! I have as yet to try an Ilona Andrews but hope to listen to an audio soon.

    Fav colours yellow and purple. I like strong colours, pastels I don’t like. Oh and I did like Ashley’s post earlier in the week, those things drive me nutty.

    Kathryn recently posted: Fatal Scandal Marie Force
  4. Berls

    Already? Wow! I know she’s not thinking that at all LOL, but it seems so fast to me! Well best wishes to your daughter and here’s hoping Sofia decides she’s ready sooner than later 😉 Hmmm – how a out a favorite color? Purple! I’m not ready to confess quite yet! LOL!

    I’ve been gobbling up the audio too, it’s really all I’ve had time for this week. And yay, you’re doing great with FitReaders! Have a great week, I have a suspicion it will be amazing with the new grandbaby and all 😀

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 71st Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Time flies..except if you are expecting..then it takes forever. I love purple but red is my favorite..bright, crimson, and all shades in-between.

  5. Greg

    I’m ready for flip flops… and warm breezes and barbeque. You got warm today, we did too ( a bit) Have fun when your granddaughter arrives, what an exciting time. Have a great week.

    LEt’s see… I have a Nook but never read on it (much)… I usually just play games.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #78
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL..I have the Nook HD and read on in 98% of time. I love that I can adjust the font. Yes flip-flops and BBQ.. *sighs dreamily*

  6. Katherine

    I spent 2 or 3 weeks at 80% and 2 cm with the Tornado. Hopefully that won’t be the case for your daughter but if it is I hope she has a labor like mine – 5 hours basically from start to finish. Good luck to everyone and I love the name Sophia. It’s such a pretty name and will work for a little girl and an adult.
    My confession for the week – my favorite color is green line to the point we realized almost every wall in the house is either painted a shade of green or is planned to be painter green. It’s gotten a bit better since we noticed it but it was a little crazy!

    • kimbacaffeinate living room is green and our old bedroom in Virginia was green. I loved it. She isn’t due till the 26th. She had contractions 30 mins apart all night Thursday and they went away. She sees her doc on Weds and I have a feeling she dilated more. Everyone’s 2-go bags are packed. I have my Nook, charger, phone charger and change for coffee machine

  7. La La in the Library

    I will have to come back and check out The Walled City post. I have that title sitting on my Kindle. I am getting ready to listen to my very first audio book this next week. How exciting for the grandbaby’s arrival. I hope you are holding her soon. A quirk I have is the minute I get home I have to have bare feet. No slippers, no socks, nada! Even if it is cold I will just tuck my feet up underneath myself to keep them warm.

    La La in the Library recently posted: The SUNDAY POST #three
  8. Ashley Farley

    So exciting about your grandchild. You will have a lot to look forward to this week. A baby. There’s nothing more special. I wish you all the best. I can’t wait to read your review of First Frost as I just finished mine as well. Something gab out me….well… I emailed my second novel to my editor tonight. Hope to release Her Sisters Shoes late spring.

    Ashley Farley recently posted: The Sunday Post for January 18
    • kimbacaffeinate

      How exciting Ashley, I hope things go well with the editor and it releases on time 🙂

  9. Lindsay

    You book that arrived called When things are Right sounds interesting. My sunday post is under Mailbox Monday post. You can see what I been up to on my Bloggiesta list as well. I will do a wrap up post for it. I hope you have a fun week of reading and relaxing.

    Lindsay recently posted: Mailbox Monday #18
  10. Red Iza

    My first daughter took her sweet time before she finally decided to show herself, lost the waters on a monday evening and she was finally born on wednesday – and for the youngest, I barely had time to reach the hospital ! You won’t have to wait for long 🙂
    Just love that random picture lol ! A quirk, secret ?… When I was a kid, my favorite color was blue. As a young adult, I prefered green because I love nature. And now, guess what it is – even my hair is red lol
    Have a great week, i’m sure it will be filled with happy news and times and love 🙂

    Red Iza recently posted: The sunday post #5 : What's up ?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Red is my favorite color 🙂 My first was a week late and yep my third delivery was very fast too 🙂

  11. Trish

    Exciting! Your your little lady decides to make an appearance soon 🙂 Sounds like it won’t be long more!
    And a quirk about me is that I don’t instinctively know my left from my right. I have to stop and consider it. I’m always in front of the cooker, considering which button I need to switch on! It’s weird.
    Hope all the books are great but you’ll be so busy celebrating your new granddaughter that you might have less time this week for them 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Your confession brings back memories of making L’s with my thumb and finger to see which is my left hand. 🙂

  12. Lexxie

    Very nice haul this week, Kim. I got This Heart of Mine last week, and I’m really looking forward to it.
    Your daughter must be so impatient to meet her daughter now. I remember how I felt like I would never go into labor.
    My favorite color is purple. It used to be blue, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s now purple, I’ve even had purple stripes in my hair 🙂
    Have a great week and happy reading.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is my daughter’s favorite color. I love Red in all the various shades..but purple is cool. I am looking forward to This Heart of Mine. I am doing a tour for a friend.

  13. Nyze

    Oh! I remember waiting for my little one was so exciting despite of the labor pain. Congrats in advance! Hmm.. I still want to be a mermaid. Lol! I’m weird like that. 😀

    Nyze recently posted: My Week in a Wrapped #17
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Mermaids are fun..I did want to be one as a child. I don’t think they have under water coffee shops though so that dream

    • kimbacaffeinate

      8 days and counting, but it could happen any day now. I get nervous when she calls me:)

  14. A Voracious Reader

    *doing the excited jiggling from foot to foot dance* Oh, oh, oh! So excited! Come on, Sophia! Come out and join us. We have cookies. And books!

    Hmmm…a secret about myself? *does best Pooh impression, thinkthinkthink* I hate peanut butter and jelly. The closest I come to the American staple is I’ll put pb on one side of a bagel and jelly on the other, but eat them separately. Not so much a secret I guess, as a quirk. 😀

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 76th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love peanut butter and jelly but it must be on super fresh bread and then I am only in the mood for it once or twice a year. The bagel sounds good. We walked the mall Saturday hoping to move things along, but nothing. I will anxious to see if she has had any movement on Weds.

  15. Camille

    I see Sophia’s taking her sweet time. ^_^ All the best to you, your family, and your soon-to-be born granddaughter! 🙂 Well, my favorite color’s green and I just saw Pope Francis up-close and in the flesh after waiting for 3 hours for his convoy to drive by here in the Philippines. 🙂 Have a great week ahead, Kim!

    Camille recently posted: Sunday Post (47)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      How exciting you saw him. I do like green. My living room has green walls and they look lovely. My favorite color is red and I have it accented all over the house.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes..I am thinking she will come after her due date despite all this movement..but don’t tell my daughter that. The idea of waiting 8 days to her is like a child counting down till Christmas in

  16. Lola

    I hope your granddaughter is there soon! And yay for warmer weather, it’s been a mild winter so far here.
    My favourite colour is green, hence the reason I choose that colour for my blog. But I also love a lot of other colours. Green and brown always makes me think of ature and makes me feel at ease. For a quirk, how about the fact that I always have to open different tabs on my internet browser in a specific order, mail first, then facebook, then blog, then lola’s blog tours e-mail.

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #109
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hopefully Spring will be here before we know it. I was a fish as a child, until my Dad allowed us to watch Jaws. My mother still hasn’t forgiven him.

  17. Jan

    Such an exciting time for you all. I hope all goes smoothly and Sophia makes a graceful entrance!

    My husband and I have the radio on and listen to the BBC all night long! We love the sound of British voices, I guess.

    Hope this is a great week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Jan 18
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love that Jan. My husband and I tend to watch a lot of British shows and prefer them to their American remakes.

  18. Holly

    I think I need to make a list of my quirks so that when asked a question about them I can just refer to my list because when I’m asked on the spot I can’t think of anything! Though I know there are many. I don’t really have a favorite color…though I’m probably drawn to a lot of blue shades if one were to look in my closet. Our temp this weekend was in the low 60’s and you better believe I was in flip flops the whole time! Shoot, I’ll wear flip flops in 50 degree weather. Enjoy your week!

    Holly recently posted: Sunday Post #111
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Love my flip-flops. Um, the fact that you cannot remember your quirks is a quirk in and of itself my dear. I love blues too but red is my favorite color 🙂

  19. Stormi

    Congrats on the grandbaby who is about to make an appearance! It’s been nice the last couple of days here too and I love it but like you said I am afraid it won’t last. 🙁 You got some great books this week!


    Stormi recently posted: The Week In Review #20
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes sadly we will get more cold before we do warm. Counting down the days on so many fronts Stormi 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, and oh lord the phone calls from my daughter are hilarious and cute. She is so ready, but I have the feeling it won’t be till after the due date.

  20. Catherine

    Nice new books to keep you occupied while you wait…maybe by the time you read this, Sophia will have arrived.

    Glad you’re getting a bit of warmer weather, It hasn’t been getting much above 29F recently. BTW, my favorite color is green, followed by purple. Hope the wait is over soon.

    Catherine recently posted: Weekly Book Recap #94
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nope, still waiting and I have a feeling these contractions are just teasing her. I like green and purple but red is my favorite. Above 29 is warm..lets hope it stays that way.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Anytime Anna. 8 days till due date, it won’t belong now.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I do think you are release date to be sure 🙂

  21. tonyalee

    Hey Stranger! 🙂

    I am so happy to hear about the baby! I am excited for you. The wait must be killin you 🙂

    Have a great week!

    tonyalee recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up (42)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited yes..but I think the wait is killing her. She is so uncomfortable.

  22. Michelle

    My daughter didn’t want to come out either. Tell her to just relax because once that little cutie comes out it will be a whole new world! So very happy for you all.

    Tell you something…ok since we talk babies, I had a c-section with my daughter and when the doctor took her out she said “Wow look at the pout on this ones face, your in trouble” truer words have never been spoken. That little girl is a handful and still makes the pout 🙂

    Have a great week Kim! Happy Reading!

    Michelle recently posted: Another Crazy Week ~WIR & TSP
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh too funny Michelle and I keep telling my daughter to enjoy the calm before the storm.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I just finished the first in Ryan’s new series and this is the second..a romantic suspense and there are BROTHERS!!

  23. Kathy

    That is exciting you are on baby watch! It seems like the first babies can be stubborn and take their time. At least that’s how it was for me – my first daughter was born a week after my due date and my second daughter was born 2 weeks before my due date.

    Speaking of being late, tardiness is one of my quirks. I am almost always on time so it bothers me when people aren’t. Especially for family gatherings, we know who will be late so we always give them an earlier time to meet lol.

    Congratulations to you and your family! Have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 38
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL I am always the first to arrive, I cannot help myself. Yeah I imagine Sophia will take her sweet time.

  24. laura thomas

    So exciting waiting for Sophia. She’ll be with you soon!
    Something about myself, hmm….
    This may sound weird, but I like the smell of my dogs feet! LOL They smell like earth and grass and it makes me think of when I was younger and would lie in the grass just enjoying the scents and sounds around me. Wouldn’t dare do it here as the fire ants would eat me up. LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved sitting in the grass as a child, usually under a tree with a book. Not even gonna ask why you are smelling your dog’s feet. bwahaha.

  25. Leeanna

    Well this just means you’ll have BIG news next week! I was a baby who waited until I wanted to come too… when everyone at the hospital was asleep but my mother.

    Nice new books, too . That should keep you busy until the kiddo comes.

    I’ll go for favorite color since I just woke up and can’t think of a quirk. It’s grey.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Grey is nice and so many shades. Thankfully my daughter is still home. I have a feeling we will see her due date come and go.

  26. Rita

    Congrats on Sophia’s journey to meet her family…hope it’s soon for your
    daughter’s sake!

    Here’s a boring thing to confess, my favorite colors are blended shades of blues and greens– peaceful… and reminds me of the ocean and grassy fields 🙂

    A more exciting confession– I have to get a handle on my book buying addiction soon and will probably feature some titles released before the past few months to read and review. They’re still books, so we don’t only need to read the newest ones, right? That’s what great about the book blogging community…room for everyone’s writing style, reading genres and diverse locations and personalities!

    I look forward to your thoughts on First Frost and the new Stacy Green book.

    Rita recently posted: Cold Cold Heart Review
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL we all need to get a handle on our addiction..but it is so much fun. I love the colors of the ocean and have quite a few photos and paintings of it.

  27. Ramona

    Very excited about your daughter, Kimba!!! I bet you’re just dying to hold Sophia in your arms already… And what a beautiful name! You do know it has Greek roots, and it means “sage, wise”, right? If I had a little girl, I would definitely consider naming her Sophia. Otherwise, glad to hear your weather is improving, here is still below freezing and so unpleasant, ugh! Your book haul looks awesome too. As for a secret? When I was younger, I was sure that when I’d grow up and have my own family, it would count five kids precisely 🙂 Sad to say, I stopped at one. Life is funny like that… Have an awesome Sunday, Kimba!

    Ramona recently posted: Book Or Movie?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah I wanted to be a mum when i grew up too. I ended up with three although I dreamed of six. I am loving the name they selected. She shall be our princess.

  28. Lark

    A granddaughter! How exciting! I hope she comes soon and everything goes smoothly.

    Something about me? I’m a chocoholic. I particularly love dark chocolate, but I’m also really addicted to Cadbury Fruit and Nut bars. (They’re better in England than in the US, though – slightly different chocolate formula.)

    Have a great week! You have a ton of reviews scheduled – how do you find the time!?

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 1/18/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo Lark I love those fruit an nut bars too. Didn’t know about that..funny folks in England complain ours are better. As for reviews I have more trouble figuring out how to post them all.

  29. Audrey D Wilkerson (

    Ooh congrats on the soon to come baby! So fun.

    Confession? I have at least ten (and prob more like twenty) books that I have read for which I never posted reviews. Unfortunately, these are books that have to have reviews. So I have to re-read all of these books. And most aren’t that great to begin with. #BoyDidILearnMyLesson

    Audrey D Wilkerson ( recently posted: Review: The Body in the Woods by April Henry #COYER
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh no that is awful. I suppose if they were good your memory would serve. Maybe just skim them and it will come could do tweet type reviews of them.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yum..I would love that, but my daughter won’t touch

  30. Samantha

    Yay for a new grandbaby! This is certainly exciting!! I love that coffee picture as that is how I feel sometimes. Especially when I am waiting for my first cup of coffee to brew in the morning. I hope that you have a great week!!!

    Samantha recently posted: The Sunday Post #7 (Reading Decisions)
  31. Michelle

    I love Ilona Andrews and her Kate Daniels world, but I am hesitant to start Gunmetal Magic. The rest of your books sound interesting,

    Good luck on your Granddaughter’s arrival

    Michelle recently posted: The Sunday Post [3]
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is full length which excited me..I am listening and so far love it

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Karina..I am listening to it now. I was grateful to find out it was full-length and on audio since I have listened to all the rest!

  32. Ro

    Wow! Exciting news and hope the little one comes soon. Like everyone who has been posting, I’m waiting to hear the good news, as well. Your blogs are always fun and thanks so much for sharing. Here in NC, it’s trying to warm up, but looks like we’ll still be wearing flipflops INSIDE the house for a little while longer. lol Happy Sunday to you and the other bloggers. Hugs…

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, as much as I want my flip-flops it is too soon. Thanks Ro 🙂

  33. Amber Elise

    We reached 43 degrees yesterday, and it was BEAUTIFUL.

    I didn’t know your daughter was expecting (you got weddings and pregnancies, 2014 must have been a great year for your family). I adore the name Sophia though! My friend’s two year old shares the same name and she is just the sweetest (maybe it’s a trait of all Sophias. Haha).

    I LOVE that coffee image! Although for me, I would replace it with hot chocolate. 🙂

    Amber Elise recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up: January 11-15, 2015
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I hope it is a trait and yes 2014 was a wonderful year and 2015 is looking to be the same. Hot chocolate is good especially combined with coffee:)

  34. Tressa

    This Heart of Mine looks really cute. I’m curious to see what you think. Something about me… my favorite color is green. I like all greens, but a dark green is my favorite. I also love playing racquetball, although I hurt my arm, so I can’t play right now. 🙁 I’m curious to see what your 2014 fav audiobooks were. Going to check out your review for The Walled City…

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #98
    • kimbacaffeinate

      My top ten favorites already posted, but I will highlight two series and have a nice little giveaway next weekend. I like greens too but red is my favorite color

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It started slow, had a mild triangle with a possible quad. LOL but engaging with twists and turns.

  35. sharonda

    congrats on becoming a grandmother! So true, babies come when they’re ready 🙂

    If I tell a secret, how can I remain mysterious? lols! seriously fav color is black…it just goes with everything 😉

    have a great week!

    sharonda recently posted: Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #18
    • kimbacaffeinate

      One can never have too many pairs of black pants and shoes..but I love red. Ah, you are always mysterious and spontaneous Sharonda no worries!

  36. Lorna

    I’ve always heard eating Mexican food would bring labor on, maybe she could try that. I know you are super excited! Something about me? I am 62, and still listen to popular music-pop, hip hop, etc. I don’t ever want to be looked at as an old lady I guess. Oh, and navy blue is my favorite color-I’ve had 3 cars that color 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes someone else told her to eat ghost peppers..but she doesn’t like I am 48 Lorna and my young adult kids laugh because I am up on current trends. I believe you are only as old as you feel.

  37. Adriana

    Your daughter is almost there! You must be anxious.
    Fantastic job with your steps! I’ve been really bad these last couple of days. Getting back to walking is helping me.
    I only have one pair of boots but they make me powerful – like I’m a heroine in a book 😛

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I love that your boots make you feel that go kick some ass!

  38. Tyler H Jolley

    What an exciting time!

    Ok, something random about me..I used to be a gymnast. My mom convinced me that it would help with football, I totally fell for it.

  39. Elsi

    The weekend was so chaotic, I’m just now getting around to linking up my posts. I’m hoping to see pictures of little Sophia shortly. At this stage, the waiting is so hard. Granddaughters are very special.

    Elsi recently posted: Sunday Summary: 18 January 2015
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope things quiet down for you Elsi. No baby yet, although Mommy is more than ready.