Sunday Post #329 Song Sung Blue

August 12th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 74 Comments

12th Aug

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For some reason I have been super emotional this week.  Whether it was listening to the final Kate Daniels audiobook or watching the final episode of Originals. I’ve found myself weeping and wanting quiet time.  Perhaps it’s because I am feeling disappointed by the actions of someone I love (not Mr. Caffeinated) ..but I am feeling rather melancholy. Which got me listening to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond. Laugh if you want, but I enjoy his music. Always have, in fact his was my first concert.  Hopefully my seven year blogoversary and a new Crossbreed audiobook will lift my spirits. Do you ever get blue and can’t quite pinpoint the reason why? Stay Caffeinated!

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74 Responses to “Sunday Post #329 Song Sung Blue”

  1. Irena BookDustMagic

    I’m sorry to hear that someone disappointed you. I hope everything will be alright with time.
    Congrats on 7 years of blogging.
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. Sissy

    It is really hard to handle being disappointed by someone you love. I experienced that last week with one of my brothers. I hope things can be worked out and righted. I’ve had times where I was just down and didn’t really have a reason, and last summer when the shit hit the fan with The Man’s dad and my dad medically, I did have to shut myself in the bedroom and just lay there in the dark for a while to absorb it all. I hope you enjoy your new goodies!

  3. Lorna

    Hoping that your melancholy has lifted a bit by now. I’m always late commenting. It’s always sad when someone else’s actions cause problems in ones life. I’m sorry you are dealing with that. Crossbreed! I pre-ordered it on Audible and although it’s middle of the night I haven’t gotten it yet and Dannika thought it would be here by now. Oh well, Soon. Hope it’s as good as we are hoping for! But then it always is.

  4. Tyler H. Jolley

    I’ve definitely been in a slump or two and I’ve been dumbfounded as to why. Luckily those times have passed and I hope yours does as well. Have a good (and healthy) week, Kimba.

  5. Tori @ InToriLex

    I do get emotional at times and can’t pinpoint why. When that happens it’s best to take time for yourself, self care in important. Your readathon looks really cool. But I can never commit to those because my work schedule can be unpredictable.

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

  6. ERK ?

    I usually get blue for no reason around the time of my periods. I feel super emotional for no reason at all! I actually begin to find reasons to be sad. I feel all messed up.

    I hope the person who hurt you sees what wrong they are doing and corrects them 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week ahead ?

  7. RO

    Song Song Blue is definitely an oldie but goodie! I feel your pain of being disappointed by someone you care about. It’s shocking, surprising and there is some anger and helplessness involved. It helps to tell the person how you feel to get it off your chest, but time does heal all broken hearts. Hang in There and know that we appreciate you! Hugs…RO

  8. Andreea

    Sorry to hear you felt a bit blue last week. It happens to me too to feel sad for no particular reason. Sometimes it’s good to have a crying session even if it’s because of the last episode of a TV show! PS: Might be double-posting, something went wrong with the first comment. Sorry!

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  9. MarthaE

    Sorry for your disappointment. Yes. Occasionally I get the blues. But not for long. Hubby and I like Neil Diamond too. You got four good books. Happy Reading!

  10. Sophia Rose

    Yes! I have gotten the blues for no specific reason. Argh! I end up doing better off by myself so I say or do nothing mean. 🙂
    Love Neil Diamond, too.

    Oh my! I’m in the middle of Magic Triumphs right now and I anticipate book hangover, too.

    Hopefully this week will be better for you.

  11. ShootingStarsMag

    Sometimes I get down and don’t have a real reason why – it’s not fun, and I hope you feel better soon!! Happy blogoversary!!!


  12. Angela

    Hope the blues go away. I’ve had those moments where I feel sad, but can’t pin point why! I try to listen, read, or watch something that will cheer me up. Lovely book haul. Enjoy!!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  13. Anne

    Well, if there weren’t ups and downs in life it would be monotone, which could be boring. I got two of the same great audios you did this week. So much good stuff. I worked all weekend. I have tomorrow off but it’s jam-packed then back to 2 more days of work. I feel too tired right now so I take pleasure in the exciting books I have to read.
    Happy Blogaversary!
    Anne – Books of My Heart

  14. Danielle Chapman

    ((HUGS)) I know what you are feeling, I am going through that myself with someone I once thought I was close to.
    Neil Diamond is awesome! My whole family and inlaws as well love him! 🙂

  15. Tizzy

    Aww, sorry you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps. I get like that for no particular reason too, I think it’s normal if you’re quite sensitive to what’s going on with others. Hope you are feeling back to your normal self soon.

  16. Kristin @ AddictedtoHEA

    I hate when people don’t do what I want them to do. *hugs* Know what song I love? “America”!! That will cheer you up 🙂 Play it real loud!! If you don’t want to be that happy, try “I am, I said”… my mom could never play enough Neil growing up. Him and Bob Seger 😀

  17. Samantha

    I get in funks like that too. I find myself getting weepy over things that would normally NOT make me tear up. But, I always chalk it up to either hormones or my OCD! Hahaha! Hopefully this week is all smiles.
    7 year blogiversary! Thats awesome!

    Samantha recently posted: #SundayPost: Back to Work I go!
  18. Mary Kirkland

    I’ve suffered from depression since I was 9 years old so I do understand that feeling all to well. I hope that it passes for you soon and you have a happy blogoversary. I am looking forward to reading Crossbreed.

    Mary Kirkland recently posted: Apartment Life #40
  19. Stefanie

    I’m sorry someone disappointed you. That happened recently in our family too. I hope you feel better and are uplifted by other things around you. Congrats on your seven year blogiversary! That’s wonderful.

  20. Sophie

    I hope you’ll feel less nostalgic next week! No Sunday post for me today as I am extremely tired and coaching my son in Dutch!

  21. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I get where you are coming from… Fingers crossed your spirits lift this coming week. 🙂

    P.S – Major book envy over Kate Daniels 10! It’s so close and it’s making the wait so much worse…

  22. Michelle

    Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling a bit down, I hope your blogoversary succeeds in cheering you up!

  23. sjhigbee

    Sorry to hear you are feeling so down:((. And I, too, know how it feels when someone close (not Himself, either…) is hurtful. It can’t help that you have also been ill for a long time, which will have wiped out your physicial stamina. I hope you soon feel a lot better, Kimberly. Thank goodness for books when Life won’t play fair!

  24. Karen

    I do! And sometimes there’s no reason for it so I try to ride it out and not get too caught up into it – it’s usually hormones lol

    Neil Diamond reminds me of when I went to the beach with a friend & her boyfriend (years ago). They put on his cassette then left for a walk so I listened to the whole album. Then they came back and replayed it since they didn’t hear it the first time. I was kind of burned out on him after that lol But I do like him.

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

  25. A Voracious Reader

    I’m normally a very optimistic person, but lately I’ve had bouts of the blahs, the I-don’t-cares, the wtfs, the blues that aren’t entirely linked to my dad dying because it’s been going on a bit longer than July. Since I’ve had them on and off for awhile now, it just dawned on me that maybe it’s because I’m boarding the menopause train. It’ll be nice when I reach my destination. I hope you feel better soon!

  26. Ailyn Koay

    I am reading Bayou Born (actually I finished it) and may I suggest the swamp? It is very effective in burying past grievances.

  27. Lover Of Romance

    Neil Diamond and John Denver are those I listen to when I need some comfort!! They just make me happy. And Neil Diamon is a GREAT performer and has amazing music.

  28. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Sorry to hear you are feeling blue. I get that way from time to time. I usually need some alone time then time with people to help turn me around some. And as for Neil Diamond, he’s got some great tunes! The high school bands even sing/play Caroline at games. lol. The whole crowd gets into it. Hope you have a nice week.

  29. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    Sorry your are down. I know how that can be. I started seeing a therapist because of my sister as you know she committed suicide. And well, I still have a very hard time with it. They put me on an antidepressant. I don’t know if I will take it forever but I will take it till I feel better. I have never taken a medication like this before but I am willing to give it a try. I still can’t talk about her with breaking down and I do have anxiety issues to begin with. Idk why I just spill my beans like this. I hope you feel less blue this week and know that sometimes these things happen for reasons. My sister died so my daughter wouldn’t. I can only tell you that god had that plan. My daughter was talking that she wanted to do it – until my sister did it. Do you understand?

    Happy Blogiversary to you! You are wonderful Kim. A very nice person and blogger friend.


  30. Jolene Wilson

    Congrats on 7 years!!!! That is a great accomplishment. I am getting excited for fall due to your Ho Ho Ho Readathon graphic. I am still busy with my Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge. Will you be joining? Children’s books count too. Have a great week.

  31. Darlene

    Sorry to hear that you are feeling blue. Disappointment in someone you love is a biggie. It can be very difficult to accept their choices, but I think what is key is that you are only responsible for your own actions and not someone else’s. When someone disappoints me, especially when it comes to family, where they have made a decision or chosen a path that I didn’t expect, I have to remind myself that it’s not my decision. I know that my disappointment comes from wanting more or better for them but, ultimately, if that is what makes them happy then I have to accept it. Even if I think it’s the wrong decision, I can say that I feel that way but my support is unconditional.

    I need to read Kate Daniels! I hope you have a better week!

  32. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re feeling down this week. I definitely get like that sometimes and often have no idea what has caused the mini-funk. I hope that you’re feeling more like yourself soon.

    Oh and Happy 7th Blogoversary!

  33. Lola

    Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling a bit blue this week. I hope next week is a better one. It’s hard to pinpoint sometimes were a certain feeling or mood comes form. And reading the last book in a favorite series is always a bit sad.

    I’ve also been feeling a bit off this week, probably a combination or having more monitor troubles and watching a good series and then finding nothing else quite lives up to the standard. I hope you’ll have a good week!

  34. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Sorry to hear you’re feeling blue! I hate when that happens, so yes, I’ve had more moments that I can count when I am just down in the dumps. I hope it doesn’t last long for you!

    Nice new reads! All totally new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  35. Jenea's Book Obsession

    Awe, I am sorry that are feeling blue. {sending happy thoughts your way} I hope everything gets all situated for you. Enjoy those new books you got this week Kim.

  36. Angela Adams

    Sorry to hear you have a case of the “blues.” I often think people, especially those who are sensitive and compassionate, sometimes just need a “time out” from everything going on around them. Hope this week is better for you.

    Angela Adams recently posted: Memories of the 2008 World Series!
  37. Michelle @Because Reading

    LOVE Neil Diamond. That man can sing. My parents would listen to it in the car on our trips down the shore when I was younger so I know all his songs 🙂

    Sorry someone made you feel blue. (((HUGS))) I’ve been riding a roller coaster for a few months and I finally think it’s time to get off. I am looking forward to coming back to blogging next week.

    YAY the Hohoho! I will be signing up! 🙂

    Have a wonderful week, Kim! I hope Neil can get you in a better mood! 😉 ((Hugs))

  38. Rita @ View From the Books

    I hear you about the moody blues! Call me your partner in crime with that kind of week. The good news is there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and you’ll work your way out of it soon. Sending a virtual hug (and I don’t usually admit it, but I do like Neil Diamond too– (I Am, I Said).

    Here’s to a great reading, listening week with enjoyment spent with your Royals 🙂

  39. Bookworm

    Hi lady, we all get the blues sometimes for no apparent reason. Listening to sad music makes me feel better too. I hope your spirits lift up this week and enjoy your books. I read the first in that Katie Ruggle series, I like the covers. Happy blogversary! I’m saving the date for the HoHoHoRAT 🙂

  40. Lynn

    I really need to continue the Kate Daniels series, I love it so much but I always struggle to finish such a long series. I hope you’ll enjoy all the books you got! I am feeling a little blue myself without any obvious reason. I hope you’ll have a wonderful week, though!

    Lynn recently posted: Sunday Post #25
  41. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Aw Kim, I hope your bout with the blues is short lived. And I’m sorry that someone has disappointed you. 🙁 And, as much a I enjoy Neil Diamond (and I do), maybe some peppier music is in order. 🙂 Hugs to you.

  42. Ceri

    Happy Blogoversary! I’m sorry you’ve been feeling blue. It absolutely does happen to me where I have periods of not being able to shake myself out of feeling down so I know where you’re coming from. I’m sorry someone has let you down – That’s always the worst and is definitely reason enough to feel blue..

  43. Sam@WLABB

    Now I have Song Sung Blue playing in my head. LOL. My father was a huge Neil Diamond fan, and I grew up listening to his music. Lots of endings this week for you. I don’t know, endings always make me a little sad. ((HUGS))

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  44. Jackie Briere

    I don’t know if I get blue melancholy but I definitely get depressed. I don’t like Neil Diamond but the Originals? Oh yeah. I haven’t seen the last season because I don’t know where to watch it and I am definitely sad about that

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    • Jackie Briere

      Hi Kim. It’s me again. Last night I stayed up all night watching The Originals season 5 on youtube. I was happy to be able to watch the entire thing in one go. I couldn’t find it when the season began but I’m glad you mentioned it in your post. It was a good reminder. So THANK YOU! Anyway, I hope you are having a wonderful day. 😉

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  45. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Sorry someone you love has disappointed you. That is the kind of thing that can make me question so many things (depending on who it is…) Sending some hugs your way.
    And Neil Diamond is awesome! Lucky you for your first concert:)
    Happy 7th blogoversary, my friend! I will definitely come by for the celebrations.

  46. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    Oh my gosh, Kimberly! That has so been me this week too! It’s rather lame to feel that way. I’ve wondered a little what was wrong with me, so I’ve been practicing letting some things go. I hope this week is better for us both!

  47. JJ @ This Dark Material

    That happens to me from time to time as well. No idea why and I usually just try to wait it out until everything settles into balance again. I hope your blogoversary and new books help boost your mood this week 🙂

    JJ @ This Dark Material recently posted: sunday post #31
  48. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I can relate to the melancholy…I go there for seemingly no reason at all. I, too, love Neil Diamond’s songs…especially Song Sung Blue. Enjoy your books…and listen to music, whatever makes you feel good.

    Have a great week!

  49. Greg

    Yeah I’ve had that happen too. Sometimes it’s not always obvious what gets us down! I hope you feel better thisweek. Happy seven years by the way- congrats!!!! *streams confetti*

    Nice to see the HoHoHo logo. Goodness we’re getting close to fall aren’t we??

    Thanks for linking my post Kimba. 🙂