Sunday Post #248 The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

January 15th, 2017 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 70 Comments

15th Jan

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This was a bit of a tough week for me. It was the anniversary of my father’s passing and it hit me a lot harder than I anticipated. My reading was off, it was hard to concentrate on work and there were moments when I just threw in the towel and took a nap. Thankfully, the Royals kept me busy and my family was patient with me. I fell behind on commenting and managed to catch up through Thursday before calling it quits and unplugging.  I  plan to spend most of the weekend napping, reading and watching mindless TV. We have a weather event beginning today with ice, snow and more. It is expected to impact us through Tuesday. I don’t mind since I work from home, but worry as my peeps all need to drive to work. Fingers-crossed companies are reasonable and put their employee’s safety first.  I hope your week brought you good reads and happiness! Have a wonderful week and stay caffeinated.

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70 Responses to “Sunday Post #248 The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”

  1. Deborah

    I had to laugh at the running meme… I can so relate.

    But I’m really sorry about the anniversary of your father’s passing. It’s been just over 5yrs for me and I’m not sure it gets any easier, but think it hurts less over time. I’m able to remember more of the good stuff and not the ‘final’ stuff, if that makes sense! xx

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  2. Greg

    I’m sorry to hear about your father, I lost mine last year too and it’s tough. Sending lots of well wishes your way. Hope your weather doesn’t get too bad- it’s cold here but the snow mostly melted midweek when it warmed briefly. Stay warm and good luck hope the roads don’t get too bad…

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  3. Maureen Beatrice

    Sorry to hear about your rough week. I guess it will always be hard this time of year. (Sending virtual hugs!!) Thankfully the grandbabies are there for distraction! 😉
    I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend! I’m working and need to get going soon.. But it’s so nice and warm inside!! Brrr.. Happy Reading!

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Those anniversaries of loss are the worst….the pain just hits you all over again. But as more time goes by, you do start to thing of the good memories.

    I hope you aren’t totally snowed in this week…cabin fever will ensue! Even when you work from home, it’s nice to be able to leave the house.

    Enjoy your books…I am curious about The Duke and I. And I love that “random” meme.

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  5. Christina T

    Thinking of you.

    Hope the bad weather misses your area or that it isn’t as bad as predicted. I hate winter. We had an ice storm last week and I missed half a day of work. My boss is pretty good about closing. Would be nice to work from home though.

    I will have to check out your review of The Burning Page. Really looking forward to that one.

  6. Michelle

    Sorry to hear about the bummer week; I can’t totally relate, but I can understand. Hopefully you find your healthy headspace again soon, but take your time getting there 🙂

    I can’t wait to read what you thought of Breath of Fire by Bouchet — I just recently had someone recommend those books to me and am thinking about trying them on Audible.

    Hope this upcoming week brings good things for you!

  7. Michelle Gilmore

    I’m sorry your week has been hard, my thoughts are with you. I hope the bad weather misses your area!

    We’ve had 60 and 70 degree weather here, it feels like spring. I’m waiting for it to turn vicious again, or the tornado season to kick off. It does feel super nice though and I’m enjoying it despite the worry.

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  8. emma

    I’m sorry it’s been a tough week for you. Grief is a hard thing and something you can’t ever predict. It’s good you could switch off and have your family around to help you get through. I hope this coming week will be better. We got a tiny sprinkling of snow here and people panic’d because we aren’t used to driving in it. It slowed down everything. I still loved it though but, like you, I work from home so it’s easier for me.

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  9. Hayley

    I’m sorry to hear that it was the anniversary of your father’s passing this week, I know how hard the anniversaries of losing loved ones are. It’ll be the anniversary of my mum’s passing next week and even though it’s been 8 years now the anniversary of losing her always makes me feel down for a few days. It does get easier though in time.
    I hope everyone stays safe in the ice storm this week.

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  10. sjhigbee

    Some anniversaries always catch us raw, don’t they? And it’s not the best time of year to be confronted with one of these – sorry to hear you have been battling and very much hope this coming week is easier. Fingers crossed the weather event isn’t too dire – I LOATHE snow, the rain is coming down as I type, grey and cold. But at least it isn’t freezing! Take care.
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  11. RO

    I can totally relate to how you’re feeling. I lost both my parents, and sometimes certain things act as a trigger, and it can be rough. I’m praying for you. Healing comes in its own time. Hoping that everyone is safe and warm. Hugs…

  12. A Voracious Reader

    My condolences on your loss. Those anniversaries are so hard.

    Our weather event happened last weekend, but for once we didn’t get ice and I’m so glad. I hope everyone stays safe and warm for yours. *fingers crossed and {{{posivibes}}}*

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  13. Grace

    I can imagine it would be a tough week with that anniversary. I hope all your people are good with travel in the weather. I hate when it is bad out and my husband has to commute to work. Enjoy your new books and have a better week!

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  14. Olivia

    Sorry to hear about your father’s passing and the weather sounds awful as well. Britain got some snow this week which was quite impressive, we rarely do. I hope your next week will be a good one.

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  15. Lola

    Take care! I can understand why this week was a bit off for you :(. I hope this week is a better one. And working from home sure is nice when the weather is bad as you don’t have travel time. we only had a bit of snow that disappeared quickly again.

    I actually already read both blog posts on other blogs you linked to this week. Have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #213
  16. Michelle

    {{{{HUGS}}}}} I think a little down time is what you needed to get through this week. I am sorry it was a hard one. The Royals are a cute pair and I am sure they gave you a lot of joy to help with the sadness. Rest Up and take it easy.
    I hope this week is a good one for you Kim! Happy Reading! ox

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  17. Angela Adams

    I sympathize with your “challenging” week. But, if anything can bring a smile to your face and ease the ache in your heart, it’s those precious (and adorable) grandchildren (smile!).

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  18. Lark

    Those anniversaries can really hit hard. {{{hugs}}} I’m glad you had the Royals to keep you company and remind you of joy amid the sorrow. And I’m glad you took care of yourself and gave yourself some time to rest.

    Have a good week, and I hope everyone stays safe in the icy weather… and that you read some wonderful books this week!

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  19. Stormi Johnson

    Stay safe with the ice storm, we got lucky here, it didn’t hit us as bad as they kept saying. We got a little ice on Friday and then it got warm enough to just turn to rain and has stayed warm enough it’s not icing. I hate Ice.

    Have a great week and I hope you were able to just enjoy the Royals. I know it’s tough when the annivesary of a loved one comes around. *hugs*

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  20. Shandy Sanford

    I’m sorry you had a rough week, losing a loved one is hard and does linger. I hope the weather gets better, too. We just got a warm front and everything melted, but now it’s cold again. So it’s like a temperature yo-yo. I hope you have a good week. Happy reading!

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  21. Jan

    I hope you’re feeling better, Kimba. It’s good to listen to yourself and take things easy at times like this.

    We’re supposed to get some of that weather later today and though I can stay home my kids aren’t so lucky. I hope bosses and companies help them all stay safe.

    I hope you get some fun reading done this weekend.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: January 15
  22. Jessica

    Yeah, the first year always seems to be the toughest after losing a loved one. All those special dates that come up. My condolences on your loss.

    I’m at the end of an ice storm myself. Friday I actually called in to say I wouldn’t make it. I live maybe 5 minutes from work, but I also have a cold that just continued to get worse everyday and when I woke up Friday I felt worse and then knowing ice was coming soon I felt no motivation to go in. Plus we were already taking preparations to make it a quick day. I work in a transportation office you could say, so we wanted to make sure our employees could back to their homes before the ice fully hit. Colds are the worst though! Couldn’t even read because I was struggling to breathe! I am missing reading at the moment too! It should be warming up by tonight though and I have tomorrow off for the holiday, so hopefully my cold will skedaddle so I can get some reading in!

    Nice new reads too! All totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  23. Dragonfly

    Yes, I know what you mean Kim. Anniversaries are always tough 🙁 and some are tougher than others for no reason. 🙁 I also find it hard to concentrate when I down or stressed. Mindless TV is the way to go for me too. The more superficial the better. 😛 Hopefully all your loved ones driving will be fine and you’ll have a better week cozily snuggling at home, steamy coffee in hand, watching the snow, while you read and blog. OMG I’m already jealous! 🙂

  24. Toady

    That time of year when we have lost a loved one can be very difficult. It hits me with the anniversary of my grandmothers passing (she was like a mother), even when I am not conscious of the date approaching.
    Here’s to everyone being safe in the upcoming storm.

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  25. Mandy

    I’m sorry you’ve had a rough week. Looks you’ve got a great support system which is so important. I lost my mom when I was 17 and while they may be gone they are never forgotten. They will always have a place in your heart and it will get easier. Sometimes we all need a little unplug to find out center. Sending good juju’s that you have an amazing week and that even with snow it keeps your family safe. Have a great week.

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  26. Kathy

    Sorry to hear you had a rough week. An anniversary is a hard reminder you lost your father so take care of yourself. Those adorable grandchildren are definitely keeping you busy and I hope this week is better and your family is safe during this bad weather.

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  27. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    **hugs** So glad your family’s there for you. Take care! Hope the little ones bring a little light to your days.

  28. Berls

    Hugs Kimba! I know how hard it is to loose loved ones and those anniversaries just bring home how much we miss them. XOXO So glad you have so many loved ones surrounding you to make it easier 🙂

    Thanks for the mention! I’m LMAO at the running apron – I do run a little, but boy do I know the people that I should run if I see them running. Have a great week 🙂

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  29. Sophia Rose

    Yeah, grief can be so sneaky at times and sucker punch you even when you think you have a handle on it. I burst out sobbing at work one day and freaked my co-workers out since I’m not an outwardly emotional person in general. 🙂
    Take care of you and hug on the cuties.
    Oh this weather is nuts and I agree for you folks in the Plains states, treacherous. Hope everyone stays safe.

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  30. Tiffany

    Sorry you’ve had a difficult week. I’ve been in your shoes before, and it still surprises me how off guard I feel when it happens. I hope this week goes better for you. I also need to catch up on The Royals. I’m stout of touch, I never realized it started. I hope I can see all the episodes. Keep safe and warm during your storm!

    BTW, Love that tank top! I do run, but I’d still wear it.

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  31. Maria Behar

    So sorry about your father’s passing……. I can relate, as my own dad’s anniversary is coming up in May. All I can say is, if you’re a believer, stay close to God, family, and friends. And it’s so WONDERFUL that you have your cute grandkids to enjoy!! Blogging also helps, as I can tell you from my own experience. Of course, on the anniversary itself I don’t do any blogging, but the rest of the week, I do. I’m sending hugs and prayers your way!! <3 <3 <3

    Oh, I see you've reviewed "The Burning Page"!! I SO want to read that book!! I'll go check out your review!!

    As for your book purchases, I'm especially interested in "The Duke and I", and "All You Need". They look GREAT!!

    Thanks for sharing!! Hope this coming week will be a better one for you, Kimba!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  32. Di

    I’m sorry it’s been such a rough week but I think you have the right idea… I hope next week is infinitely better for you although I’m glad you enjoyed the Royals and your family have been so good!

    Di recently posted: Weekly Round Up #16
  33. Heidi

    Hugs. It sort of gets easier, but not really when you stop and think about it. The pain isn’t as raw though. Hugs. I heard about the ice storm hitting the Midwest not fun. We had one last week and we got out of it for two days and then got a foot of snow. I am tired of being cooped up with the kids. Hopefully this week it will melt and things will get back to normal.

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  34. Laura

    Yes, death anniversaries are hard. Sometimes, you still need to give yourself time to grieve even after years have passed. Enjoy your reading week and I hope the weather doesn’t get too crazy. We’ve had bouts of snow, rain and ice rain in the last week. Very hard for seniors to get out for fear of falling.

  35. Tressa

    So sorry Kimberly! I hope this week is much better and that everyone is safe with the turn in the weather. We’ve had crazy weather here, but nothing like the rest of the country. Ours is mostly just our temperature dropping 20 and then rising 20 a week apart for the past several weeks, but it’s still fairly nice weather from teh 50s to the 70s, so I can’t complain. Enjoy the rest of your relaxing weekend!

  36. Laurie

    Sometimes unplugging from everything is the best medicine, take care of yourself and enjoy you grandkids 🙂

  37. MarthaE

    Hope your heart remembers the good times too through the loss.
    I do hope everyone stays safe in this weather. My son is in Illinois and I know they closed his office on Friday.
    I saw the Julia Quinn and went right to Audible to add it to my wish list. She is a fav author of mine.
    I also hope you get some rest and peace. Snuggle up with coffee and Happy Reading!

  38. Tyler H. Jolley

    Kimba, I’m so sorry. Those types of anniversaries are horrible an unavoidable. I’m glad you took a step back and unplugged. I think I speak for all your followers when I say this: Never apologize for not replying to comments. You are awesome and respond 99.99% of the time. If you miss a few, we know you have your reasons. Heck, maybe you are busy snuggling with your new grand baby. But you don’t owe us a reason or explanation. Take care and I hope this week is better.

  39. Lorna

    I love the I don’t run thing. That is so me!
    It’s totally normal to be “off” on a anniversary of a death. I still have some problems even after 19 years for my mom and nine for my dad. A nap is a good way to cope by my way of thinking.
    I hope your weather event is over and everyone got where they needed to go safely! Hope you have a better week 🙂