Sunday Post #291 Snuggling up with a Book

November 12th, 2017 Kimberly Sunday Post 63 Comments

12th Nov

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We are midway through the HoHoHoRAT and despite my bout of depression, it has been fun putting on my Santa hat and participating.  I am slowly coming to terms with the source of my stress/anxiety/depression. Realistically, I know that I cannot fix the issues for those involved, but damn it breaks my heart.  I am sorry it has kept me from the blog and visiting. I miss chatting but in all honesty, all I want to do is watch movies, hug Mr. Caffeinated, who shares my feelings, and read.  By the time the Royals go home and I finish up work, I am done in. Thanks for all your kind words and support. I promise I will be back to my caffeinated socializing ways soon.  As always Stay Caffeinated!

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63 Responses to “Sunday Post #291 Snuggling up with a Book”

  1. Maureen Bakker

    No worries. Just take care of yourself Kimberly. Sometimes we all need a break.
    I’m loving the HoHoHoRAT so far. I’ve finished only one book since I have to work 6 days and just don’t have enough time.. But I’m trying to catch up in the evenings. 😀
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

    Maureen Bakker recently posted: The Sunday Post # 71: Bugs & Reading
  2. Geybie's Book Blog

    I am so sorry to hear that, Kim. Sending you love and positive thoughts. I hope whatever issues you’ve had don’t kill your spirit and joy. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week, my friend. #hugs

  3. Emma

    Sorry life is harder than you would like a the moment. Depression is a horrible thing and I hope you come out the other side sooner rather than later. Life, I think, has a way of working itself out but whilst you’re living through it I know it doesn’t feel like that. Enjoy your movies and hugs from Mr. C. and don’t worry about anything else x

  4. Karen Blue

    So sorry you have been going through depression this week. I admit I was so bad off Wednesday morning I contemplated committed myself. I work with people having suicidal idealizations and I know what that looks like. You and I are lucky to have people to hug. I did quickly talk myself out of it. I have way too many people depending on me right now to fall apart. I am glad too, because although circumstances haven’t changed, I am feeling better about everything. I hope you come out of this, too. So much of what we deal with is temporary. I hope that is the case for you.
    Anyways, you got loads of good looking reads in and read this week. Have a better week and happy reading!

    Karen Blue recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #146
  5. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    I hope you are holding up. I don’t know the details of what’s going on, but I hope everything will get better soon. November is a tough month in general, usually.. It’s dark, and the daylight savings don’t help. Please hang in there! And also watch cat and puppy videos. Those are a great help to me, usually. If only for a little while, they give you good vibes.

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  6. sjhigbee

    So sorry to hear of your pain… I sometimes think the price we pay for growing older with friends and family around us – is watching when Life strikes and being unable to stop it happening. Thinking of you and Mr Caffeinated – snuggle down for as long as it takes. This, too, shall pass…x

  7. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    So sorry to hear that your heart is still heavy, Kim. I’m such a “fixer” and when I can’t fix a problem for someone it can weigh on me. It’s hard to accept that sometimes there’s nothing you can do. In the meantime, take care of yourself in whatever way you need. {hugs}

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #81
  8. Lola

    I am sorry to hear about your stress/ anxiety/ depression. Even if you know you cannot change the situation it can be hard to come to terms with that. Spending some time with the royals and your husband sounds like a good idea. Hope you feel better soon!

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  9. Jan

    I hope things get better (or at least under control soon), Kimberly. Take care of yourself and do the things that make you and your family feel better.

    I hope this next week is a better week.

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  10. Amy

    You have to take care of yourself and your family so don’t worry about anything else. Just look after yourself. I hope everything works out for you and I hope you have a better week next week.

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  11. Darlene

    Kimberly, sometimes you just need to step back and take a break from the blog and social media. Be good to yourself, and don’t stress about returning comments. Your regular followers are bloggers too, and we don’t always have time for that either! Take care of yourself, first and foremost {{{hugs}}}

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  12. RO

    Many people go through life depressed and don’t know why, making it even more difficult to cope with. I’m glad you know, and are working towards healing. Hugs, movies, cheeseburgers and ice cream help a little too. Sometimes as bloggers or even writers, you just don’t feel like even being bothered and need to step away from it all. I’m so glad that you have a family around who loves and supports you. Of course, we appreciate you to Kute Kim! Hugs…RO

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  13. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I am so sorry you and (I assume) people you love are going through a difficult time. I’ll second the calls to take care of yourself and put your needs first. The blog and all your friends and followers will wait. Get lots of hugs, love on the Royals, watch comforting movies, read what you want to read, and do the things help you cope. And know that all of us who enjoy your blog and care about you are sending good thoughts, prayers, and hugs your way.

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 11/12/2017
  14. Danielle

    I think prioritizing yourself is most important at this time. Please do not worry over the rest. We will continue to be right here for you always. I know that with all of my forced breaks and hiatus, you have been a never-ending source of support and I extend that to you my friend be well and self care right now. That is all that matters. Sending love – xx

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  15. Mallory

    Selfishly feeling bad that I wasn’t able to participate in the HoHoHo Readathon this year – but am having fun following along from a distance 🙂

    Take care of yourself, Kim! We’ll miss you out on the blogosphere, but taking care of yourself if by far more important 🙂

  16. ShootingStarsMag

    I’m sorry you’ve been feeling so down. You take care of yourself – sometimes you just need to cuddle up and not worry for awhile! I DO hope you feel better soon though, just for your sake. I know how awful anxiety and depression can be!


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  17. A Voracious Reader

    Big hugs to you, Kim! I’ve been that way myself a lot lately and as much as I wish things were different, wishing isn’t going to make it happen. I have to just keep moving forward and hope that some day things will work out. It’s out of my hands.

    That randomness is something I totally need. lol I hope you have a fantastic week, Kim!

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  18. Kathy

    I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles. It is hard to not get involved but sometimes they have to make the choices and we just be there to support them. Take care and I hope this week is better for you!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #138
  19. Heidi

    So sorry to hear you are struggling. This is the time of year that I really have to be careful or my anxiety can get out of hand. I hope you take it easy and surround yourself by those you love and things you love. We will be here when you get back. I totally understand, I have been there and struggled with keeping up.

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  20. Sophia Rose

    Most of us have been there at one time or other. Glad you have outlets and a strong husband support. 🙂

    Yes, my HoHoHoRAT books have been great and I’m right on target to hit my goal.

    Yum, some fun ones in the haul.

    Have a good week, Kimberly!

    Sophia Rose recently posted: Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer
  21. Charlie

    Kimba, I understand so much. With my grandfather’s fall and all the subsequent aftermath (which is still going on, but not as much thanks to lawyers), and for the last year my brother and his divorce disaster mess. It is draining. I am so sorry. Keep your loved ones close and love on them. Read more of your books. I do the same thing in times of worry. *hugs*

    Charlie recently posted: Sunday Post ~ Kicking Cancer’s Butt
  22. Barbara Strickland

    I get what you are saying only too well. There are things we can do and things we can’t because it wastes the energy we already don’t have. You’re not alone when so many people care.

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  23. Laura@Library of Clean Reads

    November is a tough month. It’s dark most of the time, not as much sun and the cold settles in. I always feel a bout of depression that I struggle to fight during this month. I hope you feel better soon and know you are not alone. Enjoy your new books.

  24. MarthaE

    Sorry to hear you are still struggling. I am adding prayers for comfort and peace for you and your loved ones. It is hard sometimes to cope with issues we cannot control.
    I have to say that my daughter would love your Random Image! I will show it to her tomorrow.
    Your arrivals are all new to me (not all the authors but all the books). Hope your mood and reading gets better for you.

  25. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’m sorry to hear you’re in a tough spot. It’s so hard when we can’t fix things or really change things for people when we so desperately want to. I’m glad you’re taking time for yourself. Time with the Royals and Mr. Caffeinated and watching movies sounds like the perfect medicine. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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