Sunday Post #506 Baby It’s Cold Outside

January 9th, 2022 Kimberly Sunday Post 51 Comments

9th Jan
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This was a long week. The Royals went back to school on Thursday after being home since December 22. They were excited to see their friends. We are staying close to home as Covid cases are overwhelming the system here. I am still woefully behind on writing reviews and have all of next weeks to write. The posts are prepped, but that is about it. I have about 9 reviews in the queue and 2 books near completion. Perhaps I need to stop reading and catch up. LOL Saturday I took down Christmas and boxed it up. The house feels naked! Elbow hugs! Stay Caffeinated.

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51 Responses to “Sunday Post #506 Baby It’s Cold Outside”

  1. Lorna

    I’m so jealous you have Crowbones! And of course Dianne Duvall’s new one. I hope the royals and you and your family stay safe during this current spike in Covid. Sometimes it just feels like a bad dream. I wish!

  2. Joanne

    You’ve just reminded me I need to take down my string of lights. First time putting lights up so it’s not coded in to me lol. Sounds like you have a busy week of catch up ahead. Same. Good luck.

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  3. vidya

    we got our boosters this week and keeping our fingers crossed that the spikes do not continue as we do want schools to continue in person for our teens.. (so necessary for them).. and hoping you (and me too) can catch up on reviews (i will need to pause my reading for that, which is always tough!!)

  4. MarthaE

    I do hope you are still improving health-wise and I am glad you are staying close to home and being cautious.
    I am current on the book reviews but I don’t expect to ever be ahead.; just current.
    Stay warm and stay healthy. Happy Reading!

  5. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Covid cases are rampant here as well (and pretty much everywhere, as far as I can tell.) So we are hunkering down too. Even our library has closed down again; you can place holds and pick them up curbside, but you can’t go in.

    I can really relate to being behind on the blog. I was behind in October, and then I spent November getting ready for our trip (packing up Robin’s stuff, mostly) and December visiting my family. So now I am really behind! Oh, well, I’ll try to catch up little by little. I hope you are able to catch up soon!

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post, 1/09/2022
  6. Wendy

    We’re doing the same, staying and trying to stay away from everyone. I hope you and your family continue to stay safe.

  7. Lover of Romance

    What a great week it looks like you have had there, glad you are staying safe. I know cases are rising due to the new variant which is more spreadable but thankfully it’s less severe which is the silver lining at least.

    It can be so easy to get behind on reviews. I love seeing all of these challenges.

  8. Anstice

    I took my decorations down this weekend too. I’m enjoying how tidy it looks, though. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books.

  9. Melanie Simmons

    Sorry to hear cases are up near you. They are up here in Ohio too. Sadly everywhere, I think. We are never getting out of this. I try to stay positive that I’m healthy and able to work from home. I know many aren’t nearly as lucky as I am.

  10. Anne - Books of My Heart

    It’s been colder here but not like there and it’s pretty nice today before tomorrow it’s back into the freezing temps. I am doing well with keeping a bit ahead on posts and hope to keep it that way. I finally had to sit myself down and focus to write 5 reviews last night. I have a couple more yet to write. Our Christmas stuff is all up because we only put it up Christmas Day.

  11. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Glad the Royals were able to go back to school. We’re waiting to find out if our kids are going back in-person tomorrow. We’re actually hoping not, since the COVID rates are so high. (But our kids are high school, so that makes things a lot easier.)

    You reminded me that I have to catch up on The Others spin-off series.

  12. Berls

    I’m glad they were excited to go back to school and see their friends – that’s always a good sign! COVID is overwhelming our system at well, not to mention hitting our staff super hard so we’re having a hell of a time at my hospital keeping enough staff to treat everyone coming in. Stay safe!

  13. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    I have most of my Christmas decorations down. I have even taken the decorations off my tree. I just still need to put the tree up. Maybe one night this week. Hope you are able to get some reviews done this week like you want!

  14. Ethan

    I’m envious of the cold weather! It is still hot and humid here. We took down all of our Christmas as well, and the house definitely feels bare. Makes me think we need to buy more decor to fill out the house year-round.

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    My husband has refused to take our tree down. He likes the way it lights up the room at night, lol. Have a great week!

  16. Patricia in New Mexico

    What a great description – naked – after taking down Christmas decorations! I find myself eager for Valentines’ Day! Hope you have a great reading/writing week!

  17. Laurie

    Ahhhhh your Christmas break was different from ours. We should have had 2 weeks starting on December 24 till tomorrow, but since we went in lockdown on December 19, Christmas break got extended with one week. Schools will re-open tomorrow, only from kindergarten till high school. Uni’s and other higher education has to remain closed and distant learning untill further notice.

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  18. Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    Oh back to school! My partner is a teacher so he is back too. Christmas is also boxed up here. I live in the UK and the Covid cases here are just insane (putting it mildly!). Hopefully you get some time to put up your reviews 🙂

  19. Vi @Inkvotary

    I am still enjoying some candles in the evening. But I know how it feels when all the decoration is gone. Glad your grandkids are happy at school. Here in Germany school starts tomorrow and we all are in a mix of happiness, a bit fear and the hope that the infectionrate will stay low… Happy reading and stay safe and well.

  20. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Yeah, I always feel sad when the Christmas decorations have to come back down. Everything returns to plain boring normal. Lol. I basically had my Halloween decorations up in September, immediately went Christmas on Nov 1 and then when I started taking them down, I couldn’t remember where my normal stuff went! Lol. So I revamped things a bit this time.

    Ooh nice new reads! I also picked up Crowbones! I can’t to get back to this world! Hope you enjoy the new reads!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  21. Cindy Davis

    Interesting assortment of books, I hope you enjoy them when you get to them. I laughed a little bit when you said you were behind on reviews, that you still had NEXT weeks to write! I love that you are able to work ahead and hope that you do get caught up. I have only been able to schedule blog posts a few days ahead one time, I pretty much write them the day I post them. Maybe someday I will feel like I can write them early. Have a great weekend!

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  22. sjhigbee

    Yes… we are also surrounded by cases of covid here and our wonderful National Health Service is teetering on the edge of being able to cope:((.

    I’ve just scooped up a copy of Dark Whispers as I LOVE that series. I’ve fallen behind on the Anne Bishop series – but seeing there is another book available – I need to catch up! I hope this week is a peaceful healthy one for you, Kimberly.

  23. Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

    Happy Sunday! It has been crazy cold in the Midwest. Yesterday was the first day that we saw double digits in awhile and then the roads started to freeze towards evening. It’s supposed to warm up a bit in the middle of the week. Fingers crossed.

    I hope you get those reviews caught up! I know they can really sneak up on a person, especially when the reading is good!

  24. Mareli @ Elza Reads

    Hi Kimberly! I am just as behind with reviews. Gosh, I hate it! But I will try to catch up this week. Although school also starts for the private sector here in SA tomorrow. Let’s see how it goes!

    Have a good week and take care!

    Elza Reads

  25. Sophie

    Cases are increasing here too Kimberly! And I am behind on writing reviews too with the website having had so many problems in December so maybe I should stop reading too… LOL Have a great and productive week!

  26. Louise Hallett

    I have to write my review as soon after I’ve finished the book as I can – and always before I read the next one or I forget what I want to say! Hope you find the time to catch up and have a great week.

  27. Maureen @ Maureen’s Books

    I’m happy to read your grandbabies are excited to be back to school. Here we are still in lockdown.. only the grocery stores are open, and it has been like this since the middle of December.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  28. Greg

    It does feel weird when the Christmas stuff goes away! And sorry to hear about Covid. It’s bad here too. My daughter was exposed this week at school we just got the notification. *sigh*

    Have a great week!