Sunday Post #347 Mid-December

December 16th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 57 Comments

16th Dec

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For 2018 my word was “moment.” It was my goal to enjoy the moment, be present in the moment and focus on the moment. I needed this word this year, and it is one I have been trying to embrace daily. Do you have a word? I plan to keep “moment” for 2019, as it still has much to teach me.

Good news, my mom is home! She has nurses, therapists etc coming in to her home. Her devotion in wanting to get home to take care of her three dogs was the motivation she needed. We had hoped to visit her in January, but obligations here will prevent that. However we do anticipate going down for a week during the first quarter of the new year.

This week I reached my Goodreads goal of 250 books, so anything else read or listened to this month will be a bonus. Now to write the reviews. Today I am pampering myself. I have a mani, pedi and cut and color scheduled. Hoping it lifts my spirits. I am growing out my bangs. Bangs I have had for over fifty years. Ya’ll how do you do this? Yesterday I clipped them up like a toddler..lol

Our tree is up. I only decorated the family room this year. It is enough. We finished our shopping and are looking forward to “moments” during the holiday season with those we love.   Stay Caffeinated.

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57 Responses to “Sunday Post #347 Mid-December”

  1. Olivia Roach

    Yay for your mum being home! The word moment sounds like such a good word to focus on and living in the now is so important. Also, WOW 250 books this year is amazing? I read about half of that amount and feel proud xD I am so impressed 😀

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  2. Stefanie

    That snowman comic made me LOL. I love bangs but yeah they can be a pain to grow out. You can braid them and pin the ends underneath your longer hair. You can also wear them split in the middle and swooped out to the sides. Another option is to grab them and twist them and then push them up a bit for volume and then pinning the ends down. Have fun. I ended up getting bangs again because I felt my forehead was like a glaring headlamp. I love my baby bangs which are textured.

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    I’ve never done a word of the year before, but “moment,” is a great idea. My eldest is a senior this year. It feels like it’s slipping by so quickly. I’m thrilled to hear you mom is home! Congratulations on meeting your goal, Kimba!

  4. Daniela Ark

    I’ve trying to “enjoy the moment” all my life! 🙂 sounds so simple and it can be so hard for some of us! So I’m very happy to hear you have been making it happen 🙂 I guess my word is “focus”. One of the reasons it’s hard for me to be in the moment is that it’s hard for me to focus on only ONE thing at the time 🙂 Happy to hear your mom is doing better and at home and yay for reaching your GR goal! That ah-mazing Kim!

  5. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    I have tried growing out my bangs. It just doesn’t work. They get to that point where you just want to hack the things off so you can see. They go through that terrible phase where you can’t style them at all. It’s frustrating. I think we are about ready for the holidays here. I think I over bought for one child and not enough for the other. It might be the size of the gifts though. I’m too tired to dig them all out and see if I am equal or not. It’s hard for me this close to sit back and not continue to shop even though I know I’m done. I just have to learn to relax and enjoy. I hope you have a great relaxing week!

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  6. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m so glad your mom is home and doing better. I always think that once the need for full-time nursing care is past, you recover a lot faster at home, where you can sleep in your own bed (without all those beeps and interruptions!) and you feel comfortable. So I’m glad she’s able to do that.

    Way to go on your Goodreads challenge! You’re amazing. I’m not there yet; I’m about 5 books behind. If I make it, great, but I’m stressing about it.

    I love the idea of having a word for the year, and “moment” is a really good one. I’ll have to think about which word to choose.

    Only a little over a week until Christmas! I hope your week is filled with lovely moments, with joy, with laughter, with love and with light.

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  7. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

    So glad to hear your mom is home! I’m not sure what 2019 holds for me. I will be helping to care for my mother in law with Alzheimer’s . It will be a full schedule for me and some major adaptations. Enjoy your reading week.

  8. MarthaE

    Glad your mom has been released to home. Hopefully that will help keep her spirits good.
    250 books is an amazing number. Makes me blink just to think of that!
    I see it is time to start setting up the challenges for 2019. I am pondering my reading plans.
    Hope you have a fab time with your pampering – sounds fun. And I hope this is a blessed week as you get ready to celebrate with family.
    Happy Reading!

  9. ShootingStarsMag

    That’s a great word. Mine was “adventure” and I think it worked fairly well…not sure what I’ll pick for the new year. I’m glad your mom is home!!

    -Lauren

  10. Lover Of Romance

    I did have bangs for a while and enjoyed them but they were hard to work with since they didn’t layer right in the middle so I did grow them out. This past year my goal was only 1 book hehe I just wanted to relax and read and so far I am at 260 so not too bad. So congrats on reaching your goal for the year!!

  11. Michelle @Because Reading

    Glad your Mom is home. I hope you are able to get to see her soon.

    I love the word for the year. I might see if my family wants to do something like that, I really think it’s something we can use. I also want to make a book that highlights out positive for the week and then read it at the end of the year.

    I hope you had a wonderful week, Kim! Happy Reading! Hugs! 🙂

  12. Lola

    I didn’t pick a word for the year, but I did focus this year on creating more balance in my life, which worked out well. Your word moment sounds like a good pick for your year. That’s great news that your mom is home and I hope she recovers well and you can visit her soon.

    Wow 250 books, that’s a lot. I did pretty well and read quite a bit more than my reading goal this year. I just finished my first audiobook ever, so I might have to check out that audiobook challenge you host as I hope to listen to more of them next year. Have a great week!

  13. Lorna

    So happy to hear your mom is home. I hope she does well. And congrats on 250 books! I’ve read 174 and my goal was only 150. Can’t even imagine 250! Sure sounds like you are ready for the holidays. I still have a bunch to do. It’s rained non-stop here for 3 solid days. Hopefully it will clear by tomorrow so I can get things done. Have a good week Kimberly!

  14. Sophie

    This is great news for your mom Kimberly! And I love your word because we often don’t enjoy the moment enough.

  15. Sophia Rose

    Oh fun enjoy your pizzazz day and I like your word for the year. Mine was joy. I like what it has done for me and inside me when I’m deliberately looking for joy, but looking for ways to share it. Woohoo that your mom is going home and you got some Christmas decorations and shopping done. 🙂 Moment by moment! 🙂

    Have a good week, Kimberly!

  16. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I hope you have a great day pampering yourself, Kimberly. That’s the way to do things during the holidays, I think. I’m planning on more of that when my daughters arrive for Christmas next weekend. Congratulations on meeting your reading goal. Very awesome. I met mine, too, which makes me happy!

  17. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    That is a good word to use and live in. I do not have a word. If I had to describe 2018 it would be heartbroken. But, I would like a good word going forward. Start the new year right. I might pick achievement or achieve. Something to think about. Have a wonderful week and I am off till Jan 2nd and I am really happy about that! I get to see a bunch of posts now. =)

  18. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Yay, I’m so glad to hear that your mom is home! I hope that her recovery continues to go smoothly and that you’ll have a good visit with her early next year.

    I think ‘moment’ is a great word. I don’t know that I really have a specific word to focus on, although ‘Organization’ is going to be a huge focus for me in 2019 so that I can better juggle everything I have going on.

    Lol, bangs are so annoying to grow out. The last time I did it, I think my stylist just started cutting them in a way that they would gradually start to blend in with the side pieces as they got longer. That way I could just kind shove them off to the side until they truly became part of the overall look I was going for.

  19. Anne

    There’s no place like home. I started growing out my bangs about 2 years ago, an ongoing process since my hair is long. They were always in my eyes. I still don’t think I look right but they had to go. Congrats on the Goodreads goal. With audiobooks adding to my total I could set mine higher this next year. I’m FINALLY getting my manicure today. It’s about 2 weeks late. I usually do a gel every 3 weeks and it’s been 5 with the snow and everything else happening. They are a mess. I don’t do much else with hair or makeup but I need my nails kept up. Anne – Books of My Heart

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  20. Jolene Wilson

    I like your word, moment. I think mine will be similar. I am thinking mine should be calm. I discovered audiobooks this year so I signed up for the challenge for next year. Have a great Christmas.

  21. Samantha

    Oh I’m so glad to hear your mom is settled at home now! Thats great. Good luck with the bangs. I know many friends have gone through that and swear they will never have bangs again because growing them out was such a pain!
    Love your word for the year!

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  22. Darlene

    I love your word of the year, and I think that’s a very good one. It’s too easy to be overwhelmed with all that is going on and to worry and stress about things that haven’t happened. My coworker who lost her mom to cancer last year (and then her father-in-law last week) used “breathe” as her word and she even wears a necklace to remind her of that.

    My tree is up, and I wrapped the majority of my presents yesterday and they are under the tree. I just have a few more to wrap and then I’m done! I still haven’t done any Christmas baking but I really want to do that for my kids. Have a great week, and good news that your mom is home!

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  23. trin carl

    Oh man, I’m the total opposite of you. I cut my bangs for the first time in like twenty years. It’s been hard. Thank God for my Revlon curler.

  24. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Congrats on reaching your Goodreads goal. 🙂 So good to hear your mother is back home. Those are wonderful news. 🙂 I’ve been thinking about growing out my bangs, but it’s so much work and I’m too used to this hair style that I’m not sure I’ll have the courage to do it.

    Wishes of a happy week.

  25. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Glad your mom is home and settled. And moment does sound like a good word to use for the new year! Glad that you also got your tree up in time for the holidays! Having the decorations in one room will be nice for the takedown later! Lol. Hope you have a great day of pampering too!

    No new reads this week? That’s gotta be nice for the TBR pile! Hope you enjoy whatever you choose to read this week!

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  26. A Voracious Reader

    Congrats on reaching your Goodreads goal! I lowered mine considerably to only 100 and I now have 116. My lowest goal ever, but this year just sucked, so…

    Yay for your mom being home! *does dance*

    I like your 2018 word. I don’t have one. Maybe I’ll give it a try. Now just need to think of one. Can MonsterPorn be one word? No? Ok, I’ll keep noodling it.

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Kim!

  27. bookworm

    Glad your mom is home, that is great news.
    And enjoy your pampering today, well deserved! 250 books is amazing!
    I’m considering getting bangs,but it’s tricky because I have curly hair. I might go for it, then if they don’t look right I can pin them back till they grow out.
    Happy week and happy holidays!

  28. Yvonne

    That’s great to hear that your mom is home. Congrats on your Goodreads challenge! I’m still hoping to make mine. I still have a couple of weeks to try. I like your use of “moment” for the year. I should do that too. I need desperately to focus on the moment and not worry so much about what will or should happen next.

    Have a great mani pedi day and a great week!

  29. Deb Nance

    Here’s something odd: Last week I asked my hairdresser to cut me bangs, for the first time in fifty years! I have absolutely no idea how I will grow them out when I get tired of them, though. Odd, right?!

    I hope your mani and pedi gives you some peace. It’s such a turbulent world, I think.

  30. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    Great new about your mom! I hope you are able to get down to see her soon. Congrats on 250! I am in awe of you. I.e. bangs: you pin them back until they are long enough to not bother you. Lol. Enjoy the pampering!

  31. Ailyn Koay

    i remember using hair bands or braiding them up. I hated that half way moment where you don’t know if you should cut it or tie it up. Yay! Mom’s home, hope she’s stronger every day

  32. Sam@wlabb

    That’s wonderful news about your mom! Her determined spirit is definitely a plus. Enjoy your pampering. I grew my bangs out in my 20s. It was very painful. One of my co-workers is doing it using thick headbands, but I think I remember using a lot of product and clips. It was not easy. Good luck!

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  33. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’m happy your mom is home! It’s always hard to live far away from family when you feel like they need you – and you need to spend some time with them as well. I’m sure you will find your moments to visit with her as soon as possible.
    Moment is definitely a good word. But I think my word for 2019 is going to be work or survival… I’m going to continue to be very busy 🙂
    I hope you enjoyed the mani pedi! I need one of those too.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

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  34. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    Lol! The bangs! They are such a pain to grow out. If you can just be patient during the annoying “too-long-to-be-bangs-but-too-short-to-not-be” you’ll make it. Good luck! And I hope you get plenty of wonderful moments in the coming week! 🙂

  35. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, you have done really well in the reading numbers, It’s good that your mom is home, now, too. Enjoy the tree trimming and your bonus books.

  36. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Congrats to your mom on the progress in her recovery. It’s wonderful that she has goals to help motivate her. I grew out my bangs in middle school and never looked back, but there’s an awkward stage that’s sadly unavoidable. Enjoy your day off pampering!

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  38. Laura Thomas

    That’s wonderful news about your mother, Kimberly! So glad to hear she is home and being taken care. I completed my Goodreads challenge too. I did less books for this year and actually read more. LOL My word for this year was similar. It was now. Living in the now, not the past or the future. And those snowmen. That is too funny.

  39. Greg

    Glad t hear your mom is home! Best wishes to her on her recovery. And “moments” is a great word- I think as we all get older the “moments” become more important, so good for you. Hope you have may wonderful moments this holiday season. 🙂

    Have a super week!