Sunday Post #270 Happy Father’s Day

June 18th, 2017 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 123 Comments

18th Jun

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It’s Father’s Day in the United States. I miss my father but will enjoy the day with my children as they celebrate their father.

I actually had to amend my post late Saturday night. I wrote and scheduled the post-Friday afternoon since Prince Sophia was coming to spend the night. We took her to Olive Garden for dinner. She was adorable and loved her spaghetti. She tried spinning the pasta with her fork, but gave up and created a nest in the palm of her hand and pushed it into her mouth. We then took her to Target for new play dough, and pajamas. Gee-Gee (Gee-Gee is the name Sophia created for her Grandpop.) caved and bought her a music kit with a tambourine, maracas, kazoo and more.

As soon as we got home the skies opened. As we were bathing her the storm increased in intensity with winds reached 70+ miles an hour.  The storm knocked out our power until 7:30 the next morning and our cable and internet for almost 24 hours. Downed trees, widespread power outages, and homes were damaged throughout the area. Some areas were harder hit than others. We were among the lucky ones.

On to happier news, I received lots of new audios and books for review. It was a good week all around. The hubby and I went shopping on Saturday and picked uo some new outfits for our trip. It won’t be long now.  June is Audiobook Month and I have quite a few giveaways. Don’t miss out! While the thumbnail linky was cute, it did cause problems for those using mobile devices, so we are back to the plain text sign-up. My apologies. Stay Caffeinated!

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123 Responses to “Sunday Post #270 Happy Father’s Day”

  1. Greg

    Ooh that was a nice ride. 🙂 Hope your family has a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. Glad you had a good time with the granddaughter on Friday, but sorry to hear about the storms. Yikes! Glad you didn’t get a tree on the house or anything.

    Seven Days Of Us and The Simplicity of Cider look nice.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #199
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks, Greg. Enjoy your Father’s Day weekend. We are going out to breakfast and dinner to accommodate our children’s schedules.

  2. Lexxie

    We had one evening with open skies, too, and the lightening struck a school not far away, and the school actually burned down to the ground in the middle of the night… Scary how strong Mother Nature can be, eh?
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We used to live in Florida and VA, they got some pretty intense storms there. Here we worry about tornados. I am sure they will determine a few touched down that night.

  3. Mandy

    Sounds like you’ve had an eventul week. I can’t imagine being without power for longer than a few hours. I’m glad they got it back up and working again. I remember those days of noodle nests when the kids were just learning. I never took my littles to Olive Garden but that was more because they are so picky. I hope you have a nice holiday and a great week.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Having lived in Florida and on the east coast we have gone as long as 3 days without power. No thank you. That was pre-blogging though.

  4. La La in the Library

    Leave it to grandpa to buy the noisy toys, ha ha. I’ve been having a crazy last two weeks getting things wrapped up at the office before summer break, but I am off now until September, so I will be getting caught up with my commenting. Have a not stormy new week! 🙂

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #118
  5. Karen Blue

    That storm sounds really scary. We haven’t had anything like that since we moved to New England. Florida gets terrible storms like that. I don’t miss them at all.
    Sophie sounds so adorable! Every time my kids ate spaghetti they always managed to get it everywhere. All of a sudden spaghetti sauce is in their eyebrows and ears. Lol! Good memories.
    I hope you have a great week!

    Karen Blue recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #127
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We lived in Florida for six years, so I know. The worst was in VA. We lost power for 3 days and there was massive flooding.
      Sophia did pretty well, although she kept wanting us to wipe her hands between bites.

  6. Maureen Bakker

    Sorry to hear about the storm. I’m glad you guys are okay!
    It looks like you’ve got some great new audiobooks. I definitely want to start listening to more audiobooks again.. But I haven’t figured out how.. I had this Audible account but it became to expensive.
    Have a great week Kimberly 😉

    Maureen Bakker recently posted: The Sunday Post #53: Back to Work
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Maureen, for light listeners Audible, has a program they don’t advertise. It gives you a credit every other month. You simply have to call.

  7. Chloe

    First time I’ve participated in the Sunday Post and I loved making the post was a great idea!!

    Sorry to hear about the storm that must have been awful. Glad you’re all okay though 🙂

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  8. A Voracious Reader

    It can’t be my imagination that Mother Nature seems to be getting more and more bitchy. Amirite? Glad you guys are ok. {{{posivibes}}} for those who didn’t fair so well. It’s hard to resist the grandkiddos, but I think I could stand firm about a noise making set. lol I hope you have a fantastic week, Kim!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      She did the whole Please Gee-Gee and tilt of the head. Between that and the excited reaction when she first saw the box totally did him in.

  9. Evelina

    I’ve seen some of your new arrivals on NetGalley. It’s Father’s day there? Ours is the first weekend of July (Mother’s day is also a different date)
    Ah well, no worries, text only linky is still wonderful 🙂

    Evelina recently posted: Sunday post #11
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you like the text links. While I preferred inlinkz with its responsive design, I refuse to cave to their ridiculous billing.

  10. Anna Pittman

    Wow that’s quite the storm! It was supposed to storm here last night, but I don’ think the winds ever got that wicked.
    While I loved the picture list from last week, I know how annoying it can be to try and view something on your phone when there’s formatting issues.

    Anna Pittman recently posted: Dear Sunday: Rest Ahead
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, the code for Mister Linky is very simple and isn’t at all responsive like inlinkz the old one I used, but I refuse to pay their ridiculous billing fees.

  11. Suzanne

    Wow, that sounds like a pretty vicious storm. It was a little stormy here this week but nothing like that thankfully. What a great book haul for this week too. Dating You/Hating You is one I’ve been eyeing for a while so I’ll be curious to see what you think of it. I hope you have lovely week!

    Suzanne recently posted: Weekly Recap # 5: Week of 6/11-6/17
  12. RO

    Glad all is ok, and you survived the weather probs. I have to be honest, that today is a rough day for me, because I’m without my dad, who I really need right now. He always had these great words of wisdom to keep me straight, so I know you miss your dad, too. Sounds like tons of fun at Olive Garden! Hugs…RO

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

    Oh looks like an amazing round of audio books! 😀

    And have fun with the family. Remembering all the dads is good. Take care!

  14. Rita

    Ow, storms are scary and that was a bad one! Good vibes sent for all that they recover quickly and are not hurt.

    You do have a great line-up that came through this week! I see several I’d like to read and discuss further.

    Isn’t it such great fun to rediscover the world through the eyes of a child? Even eating spaghetti turns into something to ponder! I can’t wait to live closer to my grandkids– they’re so grown-up now!

    Rita recently posted: Weekly Book News
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are really enjoying our grandbabies. She was such a little lady at the restaurant. They have a cute children’s menu and activity sheet to keep them busy. Wait staff went out of their way to interact with the kids. We went early and they table families with children together which was nice. Sophia was not pleased with the behavior of the children who were loud and misbehaved. You should have seen her roll her eyes and hold her face.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I remember folks had some rough storms that weekend. Thankfully it has all blown through now and clean up is well under way.

  15. Terri M., the Director

    I’m missing my dad today as well. However, there is a bright side, my husband and I were married on Father’s Day weekend and we’ve always joked that we gave our fathers the best Father’s Day present ever that year.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That sounds nice Lark. Yeah, we were lucky. The whole front of the house was covered in debris but no damage for us at least.

  16. Danielle

    I never thought I would say it, but I miss when mine were young enough to play with their food and enjoy noisy toys 😉 Those were the days. I am thankful you made it through the storm without any significant damage and all has passed. Happy reading and listening!

  17. Lola

    I can imagine how Father’s day makes you miss your father. Sounds like you had a fun day with Sophia and I hope she’s happy with her new toys. That storm sounds nasty and that you were without power for a while. I’ll have to check out some of your giveaways. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #235
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL. She has a playdough fun kit she keeps here and the play dough has gotten old. We were just replacing it and didn’t anticipate playing with it. With no power, we did though! It was hot and muggy. A long night to be sure.

  18. Katherine

    So sorry to hear about the storm but glad it wasn’t worse. The cleanup is never a good time even if your loss isn’t bad. The day with Sophia sounds fun! Are you keeping the music kit at your house? You got so many fantastic books this week! I can’t wait to see what you think of them as pretty much all of them are on my TBR. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Read - June 18
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, friends east of us just got their power back tonight and lost all their perishables. Yes, since I watch them during the week it is staying here.

  19. lisa thomson

    Hi Kim, that storm sounds pretty scary! Your granddaughter sounds adorable. How nice to have quality time with her. I hope to sign up for some of your generous give-aways. 🙂 Happy Sunday to you!!

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  20. sjhigbee

    So sorry to hear about the storm, but glad to hear of your enjoyable day with the Princess:). I recall the playdoh days with great fondness – my grandchildren always used to play with the stuff while sitting in the large high chair and we had hours of fun together – especially me… I loved it. I hope you have a great week, Kimber.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks, Tiffany. Friends just got their power back tonight and lost all of their perishables. I know this hit some folks and businesses hard.

  21. Laura

    Yikes, those wind storms can be scary! Glad no one was hurt in your family. The Underground River caught my eye. I hope you enjoy all your new audios.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am listening to one of those now. I have more audiobook reviews in July and August, that I am posting arc reviews of physical books as far out as September. LOL

  22. Sophia Rose

    Just glad you all are safe after such an experience and hope those who got hit harder are able to recover from it. Sounds like a fun dad’s day. Called mine and we talked. We’ll do the BBQ thing next month when I go out for my annual visit.

    Wow, you did score some lovelies this week. I’ve got a few of those, too.

    Have a great week, Kimberly!

    Sophia Rose recently posted: Review: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen