Sunday Post #197 Home Again

January 24th, 2016 Kimberly Sunday Post 79 Comments

24th Jan

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Sunday Post #197 Home Again

I imagine many of you on the east coast are still digging out after this weekend’s snow apocolypse. We flew home late Tuesday evening after spending a week in Florida and saying goodbye to my father. The service was wonderful and the folks who spoke about him and his impact on their lives made me so proud.  I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your kind words and thoughtful emails, comments and offers of assistance. It meant so much to me, as did your faithfulness in visiting Caffeinated. I am doing ok and taking it one day at a time. Being busy has helped, I came home to take care of Sophia and started back to work. I was going to jump right back into blogging, but found I am extremely tired and melancholy. It has been a struggle concentrating on tasks.  So I spent most nights curled up with a book and rebuilding my cushion of posts. I am taking the weekend to restock the house, clean and rest but I will be back tomorrow. I seriously miss you all and need to find out how you have been- so update me..what is new in your world? Thanks again and as always stay caffeinated.

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79 Responses to “Sunday Post #197 Home Again”

  1. Diana

    I’m sure your sweet Sophia was happy to see her Nonna. Glad you’re home safe – take it easy. I’ve got my eye on the Amanda Quick book. The blurb sounds great!

    Diana recently posted: Weekend Report {9}
  2. A Voracious Reader

    Getting back into a routine is good, but so is letting yourself grieve. {{{posivibes}}} to you and yours, Kim.

    We didn’t get much snow here in central NC and I’m very thankful we got zero freezing rain. And how crazy is it that we’re supposed to get up into the 60s in the next 10 days or so? Ikr?! Other than storm prep which I didn’t need and much reading, I’ve got nothing to report. 🙂

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: AVR Weekly News ~ 128th Edition
  3. Greg

    Thoughts and prayers with you in this difficult time Kimba. Take care of yourself and hope your week ahead is full of peace, reading and of course caffeine. 🙂

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  4. Deborah

    Kimberly, I’m glad the service went well and you were able to hear the wonderful things people said about him. Take care and take your time getting back into everything, x

    Deborah recently posted: Weekly check-in
  5. Michelle

    Taking some time for yourself is good and I am sure Princess Sophia will help you though most of it. Glad you are back *big hugs*

    In NJ we got about 24+ my poor dog disappears in the snow like seriously disappears. I am not so tall myself so it was almost up to my waist. I have to carry him and try and lift my legs to get back into the house. Today will be no fun shoveling all that snow. I don’t even know where we are going to put it all!

    Have a great week, Kim! Happy Reading!

    Michelle recently posted: I wasn’t wrong this time ~ WIR & TSP
  6. Lexxie

    While I’m sure it was also very sad, I’m glad you got to hear some of the good things people had to say about your dad, Kim! I think it’s beautiful that he made a positive impact on them, and that they felt moved to actually share that.
    I’m glad you’re back home, and that you have Sophia to hug you. Take your time! You know we’ll all be here when you feel up to visiting and blogging once more.

  7. Lark

    Welcome home, Kimba. I know your heart is sad, and it will take time to heal. But I’m sure that precious little girl will bring light and love and laughter to your dark hours and days. Hugs to you, along with warm thoughts, and prayers for peace, comfort, and healing.

  8. Cynthia

    I am so sorry about your father! Take all the time you need to get back in the swing of things. Reading is great medicine for times like these. 🙂 Have a great week.

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  9. Nick

    Kim, take all the time you need! We will all be here for you. I’m glad to hear that the service went well. You’ve been in my thoughts this week. <3
    I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Salt to the Sea. It sounds very interesting.
    I hope this week goes better for you. *hugs*

    Nick recently posted: The Weekly Recap (175)
  10. Trish

    Hugs Kim, your totally random is very poignant this week. Just take things slowly and do things as you want. Grief is so strange and comes in waves so try and do whatever makes you feel better. I’m glad the service went so well and it sounded lovely and personal.

  11. Red Iza

    I’m glad you’re back after a moving service. You need to grieve, it’s natural, so don’t worry about feeling melancholy – we understand that perfectly. Enjoy time shared with little Sophia and your family *big hugs* <3

  12. Maureen Beatrice

    Welcome back Kimberly. I’m glad your doing okay. It must be strange to get back to ‘normal’ when someone close to you is missing.
    Enjoy your weekend with your family and just do what feels right 😉

    Maureen Beatrice recently posted: The Sunday Post #4
  13. Grace

    Welcome back and so glad to hear the service went well. It must be such a hard time and you need to take as much time as you need. I’m sure Sophia will such a bright spot for you. That quote is beautiful and very true. Hope you have a better week.

    Grace recently posted: Weekly Rewind ~ 1.24.16
  14. Daniela Ark

    Welcome back Kim. Again, very sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a parent. I know. Just like your beautiful quote says, it is an big part of you that will always be missing. The pain will always be there. But you’ll find a way to deal with the pain and the motivation to do things you love. That little fairy of yours, Sophia, will do the magic 🙂

  15. Lillian

    You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. *hugs* When my grandfather passed in September, I was the same way you are now. I was tired and has zero motivation where the blog was concerned. Take your time coming back. You’ll find some days you easier to write than others. Take advantage of those days and on the days you’re not feeling it love on Miss Sophia.

  16. Jessica

    Welcome back! Glad to hear you’re doing well. I know I was a wreck after my grandpa died, because he was basically like my father. It’s been 2 years and sometimes I still find it hard to believe he’s gone. But I like remembering the happy times when the occasion arises!

    Nice new reads too! They’re new to me but the one on the right looks familiar! Hope you enjoy them both!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  17. Jan

    Saying goodbye is hard, Kimba. Even four years later I often think of my parents and how much I miss them, but I do smile more about my memories as I remember the happy times. Give yourself time and enjoy your reading, Sophia and all your family.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Jan 24
  18. Melissa (My words and pages)

    So glad you are home and all is well. Hope all went smoothly for you in the planning and with the family. **hugs**

  19. Joann Downie

    Welcome back home. I know how you feel as I lost both my parents 5 years ago, and they were 2 months apart, both times I had come from Tx to PA. I think that’s the reason I decided to move back to my home state(PA). I understand and sympathize with how you feel, there are days where it still hits me hard. But I have come to the acceptance part, so I guess that’s good. Anyways, I wish you well, and don’t pressure yourself. It does help to stay busy, but it also helps to just do what you feel. You are a great blogger,and I enjoy your reviews and posts.

    Joann Downie recently posted: The Sunday Post #7-SNOWY EDITION
  20. Lola

    I am sorry for your loss Kimba and saying goodbye is always hard, it’s good to stay busy and take it one day at a time and hopefully eventually it get’s a bit better to deal with.
    That’s nice it was a good service, I only went to one service so far in my life which was for my frandfather and it really shows how many people knew him and who’s live he’s impacted. It’s both powerfull and sad to see that.

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #162
  21. Ro

    I can totally relate, Kim. Lost my mom first which was horrible, but when my dad passed (we were really close), I just felt like I would lose it. In time, the pain eased, but I still wish they were both around to see their grandbaby, but I do believe that every once in awhile, those we’ve lost smile upon us when we least expect it, and say hello. Prayers and hugs to you and your family, and happy reading when you’re ready to get back into it.

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  22. Sarah

    Welcome back, we missed you Kimba! I was really sorry to hear about your father, but I’m glad you took awhile to rest and rejuvenate a little bit and just read. You didn’t miss much on my end, I’ve been more busy with school and my grandma than anything!

  23. Kathy

    Welcome back Kim and it is good to hear you made it home safely. It does take time to heal so what really matters is you and your family. We aren’t going anywhere lol. Take care and I hope this is a good week.

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #86
  24. Karen Blue

    I am so curious about Salt to the Sea, it looks so good.
    I love that quote. I am really glad the service went well and so many people were able to attend and make it even more special for you. I completely missed my trip to FL due to weather and the stupid airline, but enough about me. Take care of you! We’ll be here when you get back.

    Karen Blue recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #71
  25. Mandy

    Welcome home!!! It’s always such a nice feeling to come home after being gone even for a short time. I’m so sorry to hear about your father it’s never easy to lose a parent. Sounds likes a beautiful service which is really great. When my mom passed away I found the keeping busy was the key to making it a little easier. It looks like you’ve got lots to keep you busy. Thanks so much for hosting this weekly we all love and adore you….I plan to make your Navy bean soup in the near future. I hope you have a great week. Best wishes.

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  26. Bea

    Welcome home! I’m so sorry about your father. It’s good you were able to be with your family. I imagine Sophia was delighted to have you home again. *hugs*

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  27. Literary Feline

    Thinking of you. I wish I could say it gets easier. In a way I suppose it does, but it’s not something you ever really “get over”.

    ‘Til Death Do Us Part sounds like it will be good. I’ve never read anything by Amanda Quick before.

    I am glad you arrived home safely. Have a good week, Kimberly!

    Literary Feline recently posted: Sunday Post: Winter Is Here
  28. Rita

    So sorry for you loss, Kim 🙁 I’ve been away and didn’t know your dad passed. Take your time getting back into the swing of things. We miss you but understand you need to reflect at this time.

    Rita recently posted: A Bit Late to the 2016 Party!
  29. Lover Of Romance

    So sorry to hear about your father!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Its always good to take some time for yourself to get back into the swing of things. I just read The Marriage Contract, I bought it right after your reading your review and I read it in one sitting. I loved it. So thanks for the fabulous recommendation. I can hardly wait for the next book. Hope you have a great reading week.

  30. Tressa

    So glad you’re hanging in there! Sometimes keeping busy with life does help. I love the quote you picked – so super sweet and true! I hope your week goes well and you get to ease back into things a little.

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #150
  31. La La in the Library

    My goodness, Kim, take all the time that you need; we will all still be here, you can’t get rid of us that easily! I was rubbish at getting around to everyone’s blogs last week, so I will be taking up the slack this week. Be good to yourself and take care. 🙂

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #43
  32. Charlie

    I’m so glad you made it home safely. For me, keeping busy is what I need when I have something that has such emotional power over me. I have to throw myself into tasks and not stop because when I stop is when my mind begins to wander and I allow myself to think. I hope the healing process begins as you slowly work your way back up to things.

    My world is topsy turvy right now. I took over this semester as my school’s yearbook advisor, and NOTHING is done. Absolutely nothing. Unrelated to that, the district employee responsible for paying out is refusing to pay the fall and spring deposit for the yearbook. I am so frustrated all around. I think we got rid of all the fleas at the man’s house, my house and on Baby. A twist in the legal dispute with his ex occurred Friday night and Saturday night when he went into work, so he’ll be meeting with the attorney again next week. It should be a very interesting outcome.

  33. Jen

    I’m sorry to hear about your father, and I’m sorry to just now notice. I haven’t been keeping up with everything very well between my poor health, financial troubles, etc. Take your time and do what you need to do. We’ll still be here :).

    I haven’t lost my father yet (he’s 73, so not getting any younger, and I dread the day it comes). I lost my grandfather in July. People had a lot of nice things to say about him, like they did your dad. It’s a great way to remember them–not by the loss of them, but by all the things they accomplished in their lives.

  34. Sophia Rose

    Glad you got back safely and could be back with little miss Sophia who missed you. And I am glad you can take some time out to recharge and sort through your emotions after saying bye to your dad. Take as long as you need. 🙂

  35. Stormi

    Glad you made it home safely! Don’t feel that you have to jump back into things we will all still be here when you are ready to do more blogging. Keeping busy does help. *hugs*

    Enjoy your new reads!


    Stormi recently posted: The Week In Review #73
  36. Bookworm Brandee

    I miss you, Kimberly, but understand your need to take care of you, process things, etc. You do what you need to do for you and your family. We’ll still be here. 🙂 I’ve been busy with trips to All-County band rehearsals, concerts, ortho appts., and financial aid forms…you know, the usual! 😉 {{{{hugs}}}}

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  37. Heidi

    Glad you made it home. It isn’t going to be an easy road, so you take all the time you need. I am sure blogging feels so unimportant right now, but I think you will get back to it in time, and it will be a way to help you heal. In the meantime, you surround yourself with loved ones, stay healthy and get lots of rest. We will be here when you are ready.

  38. Tyler H. Jolley

    Again, I’m so sorry for your loss. I really hope that inner peace returns to you soon. What’s new? Well I bought a jeep and took a trip with my eldest son to Utah and we went jeeping. It was really cool.

    Tyler H. Jolley recently posted: Burning Nights
  39. Lorna

    I am glad you are home and getting a bit of rest. Going through the loss of a parent is so hard and I still miss mine everyday. Time does help, but you will always have him in your heart and memories. As for me, we live outside of Baltimore and got 29 inches of snow. Lost our heat two days ago and just got it back on about an hour ago. Take care of yourself and stay warm!

  40. Kathy

    You are certainly missed, but I know you need time for you and to get through this. It may not seem like it at times, but you really will move forward in the time it takes for YOU, not anyone else. We’ll all be here. I miss my mom so much since she was suddenly taken and think of her everyday. The random quote certainly shows that everything is a matter of perspective, and I like that you just gave me a different and uplifting perspective. My thoughts are still with you. <3