Sunday Post #412 Ides of March

March 15th, 2020 Kimberly Sunday Post 52 Comments

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What a week. Schools are closed, I can’t buy a loaf of bread and it looks like most of us who can will work from home. Be safe. Wash your hands and help those in your neighborhood who are at high risk. Elbow hugs. Stay Caffeinated.

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52 Responses to “Sunday Post #412 Ides of March”

  1. RO

    Be well, my friend and stay safe. Sending lots of hugs to you and the family and happy reading! RO

  2. RO

    Be well, my friend and stay safe. Sending lots of hugs to you and the family! RO

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    I find it alarming that so many people didn’t regularly wash their hands before this. Yuck. Seriously though, this is such a weird time. I hope everyone stays well.

  4. Lorna

    Life sure can set us back can’t it? It’s scary times. I pray that the stores get the stock they need but who knows? The grocery where one of my housemates works didn’t receive their trucks last night and was out of everything. Plus, I’m afraid she will bring the virus home inadvertently. Super scared here. Stay safe!

  5. S. J. Pajonas

    I’ve been out of blog reading for a while but I’m back now! We’re also home with no school and working remotely. My kids start distance learning on Wednesday. I also couldn’t get a loaf of bread so I made sure to buy flour instead!

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  6. vvb

    With things being closed and cancelled, one plus is our time is opened up for more reading 😉 Enjoy your latest.

  7. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    Schools are still open here but probably shouldn’t be, ordinary grocery shopping is a nightmare, and the uncertainty is raising everybody’s stress levels.

    Stay well, wishing you a great reading week

  8. MarthaE

    Things are certainly up in the air with the issues of the virus – day to day changes.
    Eight Perfect Murders is one I have been eyeing.
    I hope this is a good week for you in spite of uncertainties.

  9. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I sent my husband to the store this morning and supplies here were okay for the most part though meat and eggs were a bit scarce and toilet paper was not to be found. I don’t quite get that part of the madness. At least lysol and hand sanitizer has a purpose in all this. Eight Perfect Murders looks really good! Have a great week!

  10. Sophia Rose

    I’m crossing my fingers that my regular grocery run day that I can get my usual items, but we’ll figure something out. Guess I can always go back to making my own bread if they left the staple goods. LOL

    Wishing everyone well this week! 🙂

  11. Kaitlyn

    Schools are closed here too, everything is basically closed now where I live in Canada. Sending elbow hugs to you and your family.

  12. Joanne

    *waves from the Caribbean* The virus is creeping through the islands as well, schools officially closed where I am now…tourism is our economic lifeblood, so rough times ahead…but safety first; following the guidelines, hoping the hysteria ramps down and real solutions amps up (requires real leadership, of course, but individual sensibleness as well). This too shall pass. New Sunday post from my verandah. Stay well, all.

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  13. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Well I am good on bread because I keep several loaves of GF in the freezer. My freezer is in fact stuffed. Plus I could bake bread if necessary. It wouldn’t be as good as the other but it would be ok. Bread isn’t one of the things I have mastered. Many of my other things are better than store prepared but bread is tough. We don’t eat much bread, mostly just in sandwiches, or cinnamon-raisin bread toast at breakfast. Anyway, luckily the things I wanted at the store last week don’t seem to be popular items. I did get one extra package of toilet paper but I have lots of backup on things like that and wipes.

    I also got Eight Perfect Murders on audio. I seem to be doing more reading and less audio for a few days, but also trying to sleep more with limited success. I’m worried. We aren’t going anywhere. It’s spring break and the next 2 weeks school will be online. Maybe longer. I think it will take longer

    Stay healthy and safe! Happy reading!

  14. sjhigbee

    Urg! We are not yet in that situation. Schools are still open and we are officially told not to self-isolate unless we are likely to be ill, but we have been warned that the time will come when sections of the population will be encouraged to stay at home. For some reason, toilet paper and pasta has become scarce… Take care:)).

  15. ShootingStarsMag

    I work at a college so students are doing all classes online, but actual workers are still on campus – and students can come in for computers or if they need help with something. So I guess it’s something, but it still makes me nervous. My mom is one of those immunocompromised people, so I want this to stay away from her! Stay healthy, and I hope you read lots of great books!! I really want to read Eight Perfect Murders.


  16. Rachel

    It is crazy out there, right?!

    I’m currently reading A Murderous Relation, I’m a little behind with my review books. Loved Undercover Bromance. I’ll check out your review.

    Stay safe, Kimberly! 🙂

  17. Hannah

    I’m anxiously waiting to hear if my employer is going to let staff stay home or not. Working at a school library, I’d feel much better about things if I and everyone else were able to stay home. Hoping for the best, because that’s all you can do. Have a great week!

  18. Samantha

    Its crazy here too. Schools are shut down until April, groceries stores are having to limit the time they are open because there is nothing left, and people are actually fighting in stores. CRAZY!

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  19. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Yeah, schools are closed here as well – which means I’m working the whole weekend to set up all my classes for online teaching and learning. And my students keep sending me e-mails, as they’re worried about upcoming tests an how things are going to work. We’re closed down until after the Easter Holiday (which starts on April 9)
    Stay safe and healthy! Elbow hugs right back at you <3

  20. Lola

    The virus is now here as well and we had lots of products being out of stock here too. Luckily I still had some bread and could buy one of the breads I like that was still available. I hope you all stay safe too!

  21. A Voracious Reader

    It’s ridiculous out there. And you know what makes me absolutely livid? The people who drove around their state and neighboring ones, clearing off shelves then tried to price gouge on Amazon and eBay while regular folk just wanted to do the weekly shopping and can’t find anything are making big bucks off a national emergency. Well, not anymore since they’ve been stopped. But WTF people?! GRRRRR! Anyway, I hope this week is better.

  22. Angela

    It’s definitely been a crazy week! Every day it seems like something else is closing. Stay safe!

  23. Vi @Inkvotary

    Well, I was able to buy some bread Saturday, but the shelves with all the fruits and veggies were empty. It is sad to see how stupid some people are.

  24. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Yeah this virus thing is crazy. No toilet paper to be found anywhere and while I’m hopeful the stores will get it back asap, will we be able to get a pack in time or will the people who bought 6 packs before the limit was set buy two and bring their whole household to buy additional sets of 2? When I panic like this, my mind tends to swirl in negativity, but I still try to hold onto hope and what positive thoughts I can!

    Nice new reads! Totally new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them! Stay safe!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  25. Sam@wlabb

    My dream is to work from home. I am still taking the bus/train/shuttle every day. The crowd has thinned, since, as you pointed out, more and more are working from home.

  26. Stephanie

    Stay well everyone! I’m linking up with a craft activity for kids as we are all trying to figure out what to do with our little darlings 🙂 Happy Reading!

    • Stephanie

      Hi Kimberly. Yes, I posted twice because I didn’t realize that I should add my blog name. So feel free to delete the Stephanie Ward at the #10 spot. Sorry, I can’t figure out how to do that 😐

  27. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I also have Eight Perfect Murders and can’t wait to read it.

    I am relishing how our bookish love can help us in difficult times. Stay safe!

  28. Greg

    You too- be safe!! It’s kinda crazy out there! Thank goodness we have books! Eight Perfect Murders looks like a nice distraction. 🙂