Sunday Post #263 Send Chocolate

April 30th, 2017 Kimberly Sunday Post 143 Comments

30th Apr

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Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a time-loop or a bad version of Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? The Royals and I are just passing funk back and forth. Just when I begin to feel like me again, they both come down with head colds, coughs, and runny noses. Lysol is my friend, and I should own stock in Puffs tissues.  Now my husband is congested, and I want to wrap myself up in a huge plastic bubble. We need the weather to improve or at least be consistent so that we can clear up the funk!

Last Sunday, the kids took us to the Zoo for three hours. It was 70 and beautiful. Admiditly I had a hard time walking around as I was still recovering from the sinus infection/bronchitis, but the fresh air did wonders. Then our temps went haywire. The warmest, dryest day was 55, and we even had frost. WTF? Gotta love Nebraska.

Keep us or I should say my son in your thoughts on Tuesday. On Easter Sunday he cut his finger at work and it required stitches. Unfortunately, we soon realized something was wrong with the finger and he will be undergoing surgery to have the tendon and nerves repaired. Followed by three months of having,  his hand kept bent and fingers straight. Poor kid. No videos games or work. If he doesn’t comply it could take up to a year to completely heal! Eep! Needless to say, we will be taking him at 5:45 am to the hospital.

I managed to make rounds on the blog this week and will be visiting y’all today. Hope you aren’t experiencing the funk. Have a great week and stay caffeinated!

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 This Week on the Blog
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  • Skitter By Ezekiel Boone (review)
  • Nonna’s Corner: Hattie Peck: The Journey Home By Emma Levey (review)
  • The Night The Lights Went Out By Karen White (audio review)
  • Two Minutes By Dannika Dark (audio review)
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143 Responses to “Sunday Post #263 Send Chocolate”

  1. Katherine

    So sorry to hear about your son. Fingers crossed for an easy and quick recovery. Great books this week! I’m really looking forward to seeing reviews of the Jenn McKinlay. I love her cozy mysteries. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - April 30
  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, so sorry you all have been fighting illnesses…and then the injury, too. You are definitely due for some good times now!

    Enjoy your books. I think Bear Town looks like a good one.

    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted: AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE
  3. Di

    OH NO!!!!!!!! I’m so sorry that you’ve all been so ill. That’s no fun at ALL!

    The zoo sounds amazing even though it wasn’t exactly the right time. 🙁

    I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s finger… Gosh – that’s hectic!

    Will think of you all this week. Best of luck getting healthy and with the hand!

  4. Greg

    Sorry to hear about your son, definitely sending best wishes your way (and his). Hope it all goes well with the surgery and healing! You know the weather has been goofy here too, we’ve hit 70’s a couple times now but then we get more rain and 50’s- we just can’t seem to keep the nice weather!

    Hope you’re feeling better. It’s the worst when you keep catching things over and over…

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #192
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Gads, thankfully that is behind you. The Surgeon told my son, he would own his hand for 3 months. The contraption they are putting it in sounds awful.

  5. Michelle Gilmore

    I’m so sorry about your son’s hand! I hope it heals up quickly, it sounds like it’ll be a source of irritation for a bit. The no video games thing would get to me after awhile.

    I hope you all feel better soon!

    Michelle Gilmore recently posted: Sunday Post (252)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, he will be down for a while. He is super bummed, he just ordered a custom remote controller from Playstation and it hasn’t arrived yet. He won’t be able to try it until he recovers.

  6. Lexxie

    Sorry you guys keep passing the germs around, Kim. I hope you’ll all get back to top shape real quick!
    I’ll be sending healing, calming thoughts to your son on Tuesday. I’m sure the surgery will go very well.
    After breakfast, I’m leaving for the airport 😉 I so wish you were coming to Atlanta as well! {{{Hugs}}}

  7. Annemieke

    Oh, thumbs up and best wishes to your son. I hope the surgery goes great and he recovers fine. I hope the colds and such will clear away for you too. It takes so much energy to be stuck in that endless cycle. Hugs.

    Annemieke recently posted: Dancing out of April 2017
  8. emma

    Wow – I hope your son’s surgery goes o.k. Sounds horrible. As for the colds, it’s the same in our house. Germs seem to live forever when we’re ill (though thankfully it’s not that often). Hope you feel better soon.

    emma recently posted: Weekly update: 30th April, 2017
  9. Hayley

    I hope your son’s surgery goes well this week, it sounds awful what happened to him and I wish him a full recovery. Hope the bug doing the rounds in your house leaves very soon and that you all start feeling much better.

  10. Grace

    Oh boo to passing the funk. We have had the allergies kick in here and that has not been fun. Hope all goes well with your son. Happy reading and have a great week!

    Grace recently posted: Weekly Rewind ~ 4.30.17
  11. Lola

    Sorry to hear you’re passing that nasty funk back and forth. i hope you’re all feeling better again soon! I hope you had a fun time at the zoo, even though you weren’t feeling 100%. That sounds like a very bad cut! I know my mom once cut her finger badly that it required stitches, but at least she could still use it a bit. I hope this week is a good one for you all!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #228
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hadn’t been outdoors in almost 10 days, so it as good. They own a pass, so we went for three hours, and then I took a long nap!

  12. Melanie Simmons

    I’m sorry to hear about that finger injury. That doesn’t sound fun at all. I hope he heals quickly. I hope you and your family get over those colds and stuff. That is never fun. I’m glad you had a great time at the zoo. I love spending time at the zoo. I do volunteer work at my local zoo. I was just there on Saturday telling people about are new baby polar bears.

  13. Jan

    I hope everyone gets well and stays well! And I hope your son’s surgery goes well. It’s hard when it’s our kids who have to go through stuff like that.

    I hope you can keep reading and have great books to enjoy!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Lots of Family Fun
  14. Julie

    Sorry to hear about your son, that sounds painful! I hope the surgery goes well and he has a speedy recovery. My family and I all got sick and kept passing it back and forth for months over the winter. It was miserable. Hopefully the weather calms down for you soon. As soon as our weather calmed down, we all felt much better. Hope you have a great week!

    Julie recently posted: Stacking the Shelves & Sunday Post
  15. Trish

    Sounds like a stressful week (apart from the fun zoo visit), so I hope you feel better soon and your son too. Everyone around me is sick too, I have no idea how I’m avoiding the germs, but somehow I am! *runs around the room, touching all the wood!*

  16. Jessica

    Yeah those colds man! They rotate in our house! Especially since my older sister is a school teacher! And then there’s my niece! There’s always a fresh strand of something going around!

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

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  17. Samantha

    I am sorry about your son’s finger! That sounds awful. Hopefully the surgery goes well and he is back to normal in no time.
    I know how miserable it can be passing the same funk back and forth! I swear thats how it happens at school all the time. No one can ever get better because it never goes away!!
    Have a great week!

    Samantha recently posted: Sunday Post: Holy Crap it’s May!
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are all at different stages. My hubby is the worst at the moment, and I am the healthiest. Clayton is a close second to my hubby, I feel so bad for him.

  18. Nick

    Kids are like petri dishes, so it’s very easy to get sick from them. Do you take Vitamin C tablets, Kim? If you don’t, it might be a good investment. I take them and they protect me quite a bit. And oh no! I’m sorry to hear about your son and his finger. I hope he’ll be okay and that the recovery will be swift. I’m loving the sound of About a Dog from your haul. I’m going to look it up!
    Happy reading and take care, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh yes, I take a regiment of vitamins Nick and get all my shots. I am just susceptible because of my RA. Doesn’t that romance sound adorable? I have not read author, but had to give it a try )

  19. Sandy

    Keeping your whole family in my prayers. I hope you all get well soon and for healing for your son’s finger. Have a great week!

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  20. Lark

    So sorry to hear about the “funk” you and the Royals are passing around. Little ones seem to catch and bring home just about everything that’s going around, especially if they spend any time in day care with other kids. Praying you all get over it soon — and that your son’s surgery and recovery go smoothly. That’s no fun at all.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No daycare, but they interacts with cousins and friends kids. Nonna is daycare. So I may have passed to them, and them to me, and Gee-Gee. LOL

  21. A Voracious Reader

    I think it was back in Feb that we were passing the funk around here. I was glad when we could open the windows and air out the house as well as get outside and away from being cooped up. lol I hope you guys get better soon and I’m sending extra special {{{posivibes}}} for your son. My husband cut 3 of his fingers pretty severely back in 98 when he was assembling a metal outdoor shed. He got stitches but the ER Dr never said anything about the tendons being messed up on his middle and ring fingers (his pinky escaped most of the underlying damage because the metal deflected off his wedding ring). It wasn’t until a few weeks later after the cuts healed and he got the stitches out we realized he couldn’t bend them as far. By the time we saw a specialist it was too late for them to do anything except surgery to bring the tendons up from his wrist, but he would have been out of work for a long time. He had also just started college, so that was out. It’s not too bad though. He lost about 30% mobility in his ring and middle fingers. He can’t bring them all the way in. In other words, if he wanted to play guitar he wouldn’t be able to hold the strings against the struts. He’d have to play wonky handed. lol

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is exactly what is wrong with my son’s hand, although as a gamer he knew within days something was wrong. The injury happened at work where he is a chef, so they will be handling the cost of surgery and his leave.

  22. Mandy

    The colds this year have been nasty. We keep passing them around in my house too. I hope you guys beat it and feel better. Glad we aren’t the only ones with the funky weather, some days it’s warm and sunny next it’s cold and wet. I’m ready for consistent sunny days so my little garden will grow. Eek surgery is no fun but better to do it right instead of waiting a long time for it to heal. I hope you have a great week!!! Happy reading!!!

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  23. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh my. Hope surgery goes well for your son. And hope you all see the end of the loop of sickness soon! It’s terrible to keep passing it around. Take care!

  24. Amanda

    I hope you and the rest of the family feel better soon! I have finally been able to breathe correctly this week after fighting a dry cough for weeks after a cold.

    I’m definitely going to have to check out the Clean Sweep Challenge. The books are starting to pile up and I fear they may crush me some day.

    Amanda recently posted: Sunday Post: Apr 30, 2017
  25. Lory

    Ugh, so sorry about your health difficulties — I hope they will be soon in the past! I cut my finger in a blender once (dumb, I know) and I know that can be tricky to heal. We will all be sending our positive thoughts, for sure.

    Lory recently posted: Month in Review: April 2017
  26. Lampshade Reader

    I’ll definitely keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry that you are going through all that. I love watching Groundhog Day but I would definitely not want to live it!

    Here’s hoping that you have a good book or two to distract you. 😉 ~Aleen

    Lampshade Reader recently posted: Sunday Post #31: A Change is Coming
  27. kindlemom1

    I think the weather has been crazy for everyone, to goes from 70 to 50 here and now this week one day will be 80 and then back down to 60, it’s no wonder so many people are getting sick. 🙁 Hope you all are better soon. Yikes on your son’s finger, hope the surgery goes well and it heals quickly. Nerves are some of the hardest things to heal, it takes a really long time. 🙁

    kindlemom1 recently posted: Review: Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
  28. Darlene

    Sorry to hear about your son needing surgery. Hopefully, it goes well and his hand is back to normal. Sometimes it’s hard to stop passing viruses back and forth between the adults and the kids! My kids are always bringing home germs from school 🙂 Hope you have a better week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      We have one of the largest in town. The kids are members, so we can just pop in for three hours and not kill ourselves with an all day trip.

  29. Mary Kirkland

    It’s so easy to pass around a cold. If my daughter or grandson get sick I tell them to stay away until they are both well again. When I get sick, I’m sick for a month and I just hate it. Hope your son heals fast.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am the same way with illness Mary. What is a simple head cold for them develops into something nasty for me. I watch the Royals 4 days a week, so no escaping the funk.

  30. Angie

    Oh, man. That does stink. We’ve been passing sickness around at work for months now. I was sick three times over the winter, and I am rarely sick more than once a season. I will keep your son in my thoughts, and I wish you a better coming week!

  31. Danielle

    You deserve and are in need of some respite! I will continue to send those positive vibes and hope surgery goes well <3

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That will be nice. The kids have a family pass, which lets us go for just a few hours if we want. Enough to tire out Nonna and the

  32. Lorna

    So sorry to hear about your sons finger and surgery. And you all and the funk as well. Not fun! Glad you did get one beautiful day out though. We had 90 degrees yesterday. I am not a fan of hot weather, but living in Nebraska I bet you love it! Hope your son does well and that all start feeling better. Looking forward to your review of Two Minutes this week.

  33. Sophia Rose

    Oh, no, no, the recycling is no fun. My brother’s household did that for two months. They did the Lysoling, pitched toothbrushes, all that stuff they recommend along with remedies and drugs, but it took a while. Hope you all feel better soon. Our weather’s not pretty either. I wore shorts for a few days and now I’m back in fleece- go figure. 😉

    Oh, very nice haul. Hope they’re good one for you. I have the About a Dog one, too.

    Yay, gearing up for Cleansweap, too.

    Have a good week, Kimberly!

  34. Angela

    Oh my, I’m sorry to hear about your son. I hope everything goes well. Mr. Angel was having problems with his R foot and found out this week he has a stress fracture. I has to keep off it as much as possible, keep it up, and this week he’ll get a cast to help, but he’s hurting and limited on his movement. Boy Angel is happy to have dad home so much, but both parents are going stir crazy… ^_^ Enjoy all your new book hauls. Have a wonderful week, feel better, and happy reading!

  35. Laura Fabiani

    Yikes, what a week for you! I find that Spring flues and colds are worse than fall ones. I hope you all feel better soon. Weather is up and down here too. I feel do bad for your son. I hope that the medical staff can take care of it properly. The function of our hands is so important especially for young one who have to use technology for work.

    I’d love to read A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain. Enjoy all your new books!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, my biggest fear is limited use of the hand. I am ready for warmer weather and flip-flops Laura. Have a good week!

  36. Tanya

    Oh jeeze! Yes, after all you’ve got going on, I’ll send you chocolate. You certainly deserve it! I hope all that funk clears up soon for you and your family! Hubby came down with some crazy bug last week, but he seems to be on the mend. As long as I don’t get it! *knocking on wood* I’ll keep your son in my thoughts, that is a long recovery time, poor guy. All set to get started on the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. Can I count the one I’m still reading or do I have to wait and start the count with the next one? Have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My hubby is still congested but doing better. Yeah, I am glad you are ready for Clean Sweep and thank you for the good wishes.

  37. Nise'

    Prayers for your son’s healing. Sorry you are passing the funk around. It is still trying to make its rounds here. We have been experiencing the same type of weather and I am ready for spring to stay!

  38. Olivia

    I hope the recovery goes well and will definitely keep your son in my thoughts! Sucks that everyone keeps dealing with the flu and colds etc. – It was a weird winter, I was sick for the first time in forever and it knocked me out for almost two weeks and my cough was so bad my chest muscles still hurt a month later when I make a weird movement… either I’m getting older OR… the bugs this winter were just vicious?
    Have a great week with lots of reading and hopefully only good things!

  39. La La in the Library

    I will definitely be keeoing your son in my thoughts and sending good energies on Tuesday. I hope you can clear the funk out of your house this week. It seems to be gone from my house now. I am going to sign up for the Cleansweep. Have a wonderful and funkless week. 🙂

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  40. Tyler H. Jolley

    Oh man, I’m sorry to hear about your son. That’s terrible. Good thing you guys got it taken care of and noticed it before permanent damage was done. Poor kiddos, I hope you guys kick what your passing back and forth.

  41. Charlie

    I hope you, the hubs, and the babes start feeling better – and stay better! That is rough and tiring. I hope all goes well with your son’s surgery and that he is able to follow doctor’s orders. I know that must be hard with not many options for him to do while out of work. The prime time for zoo visiting has come and gone in our area unless you want to be cranky and miserable all day! I’ll take the pool until the fall. lol