Sunday Post #180-Feeling My Age

September 27th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 69 Comments

27th Sep

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Good Morning Everyone! The kids are having a lovely anniversary in Denver and Nonna and Grandpop are pooped. LOL The kids left Weds and will be home sometime late tonight. Our little princess must be working on another tooth, because we have had sleepless nights, runny noses and bouts of the crankies. We also managed to have fun too, but I think my husband agrees when I say we feel our age this week. Fall is here and a critter tried to take up residence in our garage. It about scared the crap out of me the other night. Sophia was up, so we were in the family room and I could hear said critter making noise. Of course, I woke my husband up to save us from certain I am in a slump with my reading. DNFing, and realizing I cannot remember anything about the last chapter I read. It may just be that I seriously need a nap. Hopefully this week things improve. Blog Ahead begins Thursday, I do hope you decide to join us! I loved everyone’s responses to my Caffeinated Confession, “What Really Grinds My Gears” thanks to all who  including those who called me Kimbra..bwahaha. Stay Caffeinated!

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69 Responses to “Sunday Post #180-Feeling My Age”

  1. Deborah

    Oh no… Poor Nonna and Grandpop. And Sophia! You must all be exhausted, but I guess it’s still a lovely experience. My parents used to look after my niece on occasions when she was very little and I like to think it created a bond which exists to this day – despite the years from 13 onwards when extended family was of minimal interest to a teenage girl!

    Love that social media meme. May need to steal that!

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  2. Katherine

    Oh I do not miss teething! My youngest has his 6 yr molars coming in and it gave me a little reminder of how awful that is! I’m betting when Sophia gets picked up you’re going to collapse for a little bit! Glad your garage critter didn’t kill you. We had a groundhog take up residence in a rocky area on our property and I was quite convinced he was going to come after me! Hope you bust out of your slump and find a book that really clicks with you. Hate when I get bookish restlessness. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - September 27
  3. Greg

    Ah, critters and garages. The pests can be a pain in the butt in the fall. Hope you get some rest this week… and nice quote too. That was funny… 🙂

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  4. Kathryn

    So Nonna is feeling tired and horrible critter in garage. Like you I would be yelling for male support!! When little ones get sick it is so hard to help them cope, not easy.
    All your new books look like they are promising – sometimes though if you are tired nothing suits! Really enjoyed reading your post about what grinds your gears!

    Kathryn recently posted: Weekly Wrap and Fitreaders
  5. Lexxie

    I hope Sophia’s tooth will come through so that you can all get some much needed sleep! I can’t imagine the getting up at night thing again, frankly, but I guess if it was only every now and then, I’d survive it.
    I was in the same kind of slump-ish mood a couple of weeks ago… Nothing I picked up to read appealed to me, and I wondered what was wrong. Suddenly, I picked up a book that hit just the right spot, and now I’m back to reading ‘normally’ again.
    I can’t wait for Blog Ahead to start 🙂
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading, Kim.

    Lexxie recently posted: The Sunday Post #51
  6. Ramona

    That’s so lucky of Sophia’s parents to be able to go away and celebrate! You and your husband make such amazing grandparents (even if you have to pay in pain for it, lol). Great new books on the blog 🙂 Looking forward to the reviews!

  7. Grace

    Oh teething is the WORST! We are working on the last of ours over here and it has caused much crankiness!! Hope you get rid of the critter – I totally would have woken up my husband too! Hope you get over your slump soon!

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  8. Natalie

    It must be something in the air – I’ve seen so many bloggers say they’re in a reading slump right now (myself included!). I hope we all get out of it soon!

    Natalie recently posted: Stacking The Shelves #178
  9. Trish

    LOL love that random pic, that is so true in todays world! Sometimes I stalk known offenders on social media just to see their over reactions! And nothing like a few nights of broken sleep to make us feel every day of our age. And you were right to take no chances with your unwelcome visitor! I would done exactly (and have done) exactly the same 😀

  10. Maureen Beatrice

    Ow man.. that definitely sounds like you’re in need of some serious sleep. I hope Sophia feels better soon and you can get some. When I’m tired I also have these reading slumps, it usually gets better when I catch up on my sleep, but they really do suck.
    Good luck this week 😉

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  11. A Voracious Reader

    I agree that you probably need a nap. I know when I’m tired nothing interests me. So sleep when you can. I think it will help. And I also agree that we just aren’t as young as we used to be. LOL We have a cute little possum hanging around our place. Too bad I don’t want it hanging around our place. lol I’m figuring out a different system for my compost bucket. That should take care of it. I hope you have a restful week. 🙂

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  12. Jan

    I can relate about the energy children have and how I feel my age when I’m taking care of them–throw in teething, too, and all I can say: “you’re a saint!” I hope you get a nap soon and have a great week, Kimba.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Sep 27
  13. Tanya

    Aw poor Sophia, it’s so hard when those little teeth are coming in. So nice of you to keep the baby for your kids anniversary, I know I always appreciate time away from my 3 boys for Superhubby and I to reconnect and recharge. Thanks for hosting, linked up my reading recap for the week, had a lot going on and rediscovering my love of audiobooks, yippee!

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  14. Sandy

    Oh boy…the lovely teeth cutting stage that I have to look forward to! 🙂 And I totally understand the critter issue. We had a critter situation this past week. But Husband did save a chipmunk from drowning in our pool! Just in time too. He seemed like he was in pretty good shock when he first got him out. But in a few hours he was scurrying around like nothing was wrong. Hope you have a great week!

  15. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Ugh. I don’t miss those days. lol. But they are still something to live through. Glad you are finding some fun in the time with the little one. 🙂 Oh the critters in the garage. I’m glad we haven’t had any yet. A few crickets, but nothing bigger. *phew*

    Do hope you have a great week, and a wonderful nights sleep tonight. lol.

  16. Lola

    Sounds like you and your husband had a crazy week with Sophia around, but it’s good you also had fun! That critter must have given you quite a scare, weird noises during the night always scare me too.
    I hope you get out of your reading slump soon! maybe once things quiet down you’ll be able to read again. I hope you’ll have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #145
  17. Teddyree

    Teething time is tough, my granddaughter is getting her first molar and she is a cranky pants and a sweetie pie all in one lol. Hope Sophia’s tooth comes through quickly and nonna and grandpop recover from all the fun 😉
    I’m sure your reading mojo will be back as soon as you’ve caught up on sleep!

    Teddyree recently posted: It's Sunday/Monday: Check-In Time
  18. Lillian

    Hope you get some rest this week! My little man has been going through a little sleep regression himself (and he’s four!!!). It sucks not getting enough sleep.

    I understand and feel your pain on the reading slump. I DNFed a lot in the last couple of weeks. Nothing is really holding my attention lately.

    Looking forward to the Blog Ahead challenge! Happy reading 😀

    Lillian recently posted: Sunday Post #44 – Welcome Fall!
  19. Angela

    I hope you guys can get some sleep this week. I remember those days, not so far away for me, when my boy was sick and fussy because of new tooth coming in. I was not a very happy person and very run down.
    Ah the reading slump. I just got over mine about two weeks ago. It was bad! Nothing would work not even the old favorites. Must have been the moon. ^_^
    Enjoy your new books, the Blog Ahead Challenge, and Happy Reading!

  20. Whitney

    I’ve had critters in the house before –it makes my skin crawl! The Diabolical Miss Hyde sounds like a fun Halloween read, I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your book haul.

    Whitney recently posted: Weekly Update: 9/27/15
  21. Sarah

    Awe, it’s no fun when babies are teething :/ We were mega close to our grandparents growing up, too. We always spent weekend with them as a kid! Best Worst Mistake looks good! I am excited for the HoHoHo read-a-thon! Get to bust out Christmas books yaaaay!

  22. Kathy

    Sounds like you had a fun time with Sophia. And I would feel the same way, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a baby in the house so I don’t think I’d have the energy to keep up with her lol. I hope you find a good book to relax with. Have a good week Kim!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #71
  23. Rita

    I agree with your review of Shadow Fall, a good book! Look forward to your take on The Hidden by Ms. Graham. I’m sure you loved it as usual.

    Good week for you bonding with Princess Sophia, even if she was cranky. I used to babysit for my g-kids when the first two were babies-toddler years.. I miss that closeness, even though I don’t miss the tantrums and hours of unrelenting crankies!

    I feel your pain with the sleepless nights and feeling your age! Me too! Just spent an all-nighter (ok, I got 2 hours sleep) while my daughter’s 20 year old cat was in the animal hospital and we had to stay to make decisions on tests… wow, could not function next day at all! How did we do it in college!?

    Have a great week, Kim, and hope you beat your book choice blues….

  24. Michelle

    I hope Sophia feels better! And I hope you get to take some nice naps soon…I think we all need naps right now. I know I do, lol
    I really enjoyed the Witching Hour, though I haven’t read the next two books yet.
    I hope you have a good week!

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  25. Elsi

    Good Sunday morning! Yes, it’s true that one reason why God gives babies to young couples is because they have the energy that it takes to keep up with them. Though I know you’re enjoying your time with Sophia. The cover of The Diabolical Miss Hyde has caught my attention — will have to check that out.

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  26. Kristin T.

    I’ve had critter problems before – one time when my husband was away…that was the worst! A squirrel had gotten into our basement – it was driving my dog nuts and I was petrified to go down there. Needless to say it was a long 2 days until hubby got home!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your time with Sophia and get to take a nap soon!

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  27. Rachel

    Haha. I’ve been having some critter problems myself, lately. My critter problem is that my cat keeps leaving them on our doorstep as “gifts.” All I’ll say is that it’s Godfather-esque.

  28. Karen Blue

    Ah, teething woes are still fresh in my memory. I hope it is over soon for her, (and you guys). Get some rest! I just got out of my slump. With as much reading you do, it is bound to happen at some point. I am sure you will find a way to enjoy your hobby again soon, don’t stress it. I am really looking forward to Blog Ahead. And no, I haven’t thought about what kinds of posts I will be putting together for it. I am not much of a planner type person. I hope you have a good week, my friend.

    Karen Blue recently posted: The Sunday Post #54
  29. MarthaE

    Oh how little ones tend to disrupt the reading time. But it is a worthwhile trade for “face” time. Hope you find some quiet from teething problems.
    I like your new titles. Updraft and The Diabolical Miss Hyde caught my interest.
    Have a good week – I hope you find books that grab your attention – without losing attention from Sophia of course. 🙂

  30. ShootingStarsMag

    Aw, sorry about Sophia. I hope she feels better soon and you and your husband get a lot of rest! I don’t mind the sound of crickets too much, but around where I live, there are TONS of stink bugs out and about again and they are really freaking me out. haha

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  31. La La in the Library

    Okay, Kimbra. Ha ha! I love this week’s Totally Random. IIhave to come back to your Grinding Gears post. Things have been crazy this week with our internet goign in and out. We thought we needed a new wireless router, but my son plugged directly into the modem and it was still wonky. I will be calling the cable company on Monday. Anyway. that is why my Sunday post is so late. Thanks to Katherine, at I Wish I lived in a Library, I have a second Ho-Ho-Ho Challenge book: Spending the Holidays With People I Want To Punch In the Throat. I saw it on her blog and was approved for it on Netgalley. I hope the munchkin feels better quickly. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #29
  32. kara-karina

    There is nothing like a toddler to remind you of your age, K.! Hope you feel less tired soon and get out of your reading slump! Sending you hugs xxx Starting blog ahead this week two with much trepidation. Have my mom visiting for the first 10 days of Oct, it will be a struggle to get anything on the blog done 🙂 BTW, The Diabolical Miss Hyde is awesome, hope you enjoy it!

  33. Tyler H Jolley

    I hope you get caught up on your sleep. Teething is the worst, my youngest is four and I still remember those days.
    I was feeling my age this weekend too. I ran over to Utah to do some panels and sign at SLC Comic Con. Rushing around all weekend is a stark reminder that I’m 40.

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  34. Kay

    I hope you have a more restful week this week! I definitely would have called in my husband if I heard a critter in the garage to save me from certain death!!! 😀
    Is that button for the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon different form last year? It is super cute! I had a lot of fun doing that challenge last year and I may have to do it again. I am still debating about the blog ahead challenge but I am reading toward participating in that one as well. 😀

  35. sherry fundin

    Loved your comments this week and you had me LOL. I am the one that generally gets the critters. I do have those moments when it is Mr Wonderful to the rescue though. I took a road trip and am having trouble getting back into the groove too. Good thing I had some posts done ahead of time, because I have spent my time goofing off…watching tv and doing jigsaw puzzles. A break was needed. 🙂

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  36. Bookworm Brandee

    Even though you’re sleep deprived, it’s very generous of you to care for Sophia so your daughter and son-in-law can celebrate. 😀 But oh how I feel for you and lack of sleep! Hopefully, that tooth won’t take too long getting in so Little Miss will be back to her perfect princess self. Fall is certainly bringing in critters…we had to have a guy out to kill wasps that had taken up residence in our eaves. Fall also brings colds…and I have a doozy. I always say colds are the worst. But maybe I just take them harder. :/ Anyway, I hope you’ve gotten some sleep and that you’re having a great week!

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