The Sunday Post #197


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, 
showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is
coming up on your blog in the week ahead. You can find the info here:

  • This past week was insanely busy at the office and I felt like I never even came up for air. I hit the ground running as soon as I walked in each morning, ate lunch at my desk, and kept on going. I went home mentally drained each evening. Not a bad week, but definitely a tough one. And also the reason why I only managed two blog posts all week.
  • My brother-in-law and sister-in-law from North Carolina are here for the weekend. It was a last-minute decision - they called on Friday to say they were driving down here Saturday morning. I'm thrilled to see them (because when it comes to in-law's I was gifted with the best and I truly gained a brother and a sister) but it also shifted the whole weekend. I need to somehow find a way to squeeze in a grocery run and do laundry for the week today which is why today's post is going to be pretty abbreviated.
  • Thanks to everyone who entered my Favorite Things Giveaway Hop throughout February. After letting Rafflecopter choose the winner I decided to go ahead and give away all of the books I was offering up and chose additional winners. So congrats to Jen, Deanna and Angela. I still have a signed copy of King by T.M. Frazier up for grabs so if there are any takers just a leave a comment. First comment to claim it gets it.* 
     (*As with the giveaway, the offer is for U.S. addresses only due to shipping costs.)

WHAT I COMPLETED IN THE LAST WEEK:
WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING: 
    
    


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How was your week? Any new books? Any news to share? 
I'd love to hear about it!

51 comments

  1. Hope you are enjoying your visit with the in-laws. I understand the dilemma. I love when my daughter comes to visit, but I still only have the weekend to get it all done, and I don't want to give up any of my time with her. It's a quandary. I wish I was busy at work. It's so slow, and they made our days longer, so that just makes it worse.

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    1. Exactly. I love seeing them but things still have to get done. I have to have close to wear to the office this week! LOL And food to eat. So the husband and I are going to divide and conquer this morning. He's running out to do the food shopping and I'm staying at home and starting on laundry. I'll get thru what I can before we meet up with the family again later on.

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  2. I totally get how you feel with work, I'm having teacher-parent conversations these weeks and they take 30 mins per student. Next to that, one of my fellow teachers is sick and I have to work more... I wasn't able to read and post that much this month, so yeah...

    +1 for us hard working women!

    Have a great March :)

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    1. Wow, 30 minutes for each conference?! That has to make for some very long days. I hope the go smoothly, Esther!

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  3. I hope the upcoming weeks, work won't weight you down so much :( I also hope you find time to treat yourself to even the tiniest things like a good meal or taking off some stress by listening to your favorite songs or watching your favorite shows, and that you're doing well despite how tough things might seem - that's the most important one **sends you some hugs** On the plus side, you got More Than Words! I hope you enjoy reading that one.

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    1. Thanks Chai! You are always so kind and so thoughtful. {{hugs}} And I'm excited for More Than Words! I love the few that I've read from Mia Sheridan so far.

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  4. Ah yes, unexpected plans really throw the weekend typical tasks for a loop. I went home last weekend to my parents for a night and came back Sunday afternoon so I had to cram all the chores and groceries into a few hours.

    I just started reading Regretting You but not too far in to get hooked yet. I hope you enjoy your reads and the week ahead isn't too draining!

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    1. Weekends can be full enough normally but throwing in unexpected trips or visitors really throw things out of whack.

      I finally got some time to get further into Regretting You last night and I'm loving it!

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  5. I wish we had a Target nearby! I'd definitely be 'running errands' there! :D
    I had a family visit this week that knocked me off schedule as well, though it was a lovely day! Enjoy your new books and have a great week! :)

    Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit

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    1. Target is a dangerous, dangerous place. LOL I can go in there for one item and two hours later I'm wandering around with a cart full of stuff. :)

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  6. Long time, no talk. I was a bit absent in the blogging-sphere in February because life got in the way so I had no idea that you were hosting a giveaway! I'm glad it sounds like it was a success. If anyone hasn't claimed King, I would love to have it for my shelf. I have been meaning to read it forever.

    Surprise visits are always a whirlwind, aren't they? Glad you got to squeeze in some family time this weekend, though. Have a great week! ♥

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    1. It's good to hear from you, Whitney! Hopefully things will calm down for you this month.

      I'd be happy to send you King! If you'll send your mailing address to me I'll get it sent your way: tatkinson599@gmail.com

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  7. I know all about these weeks that leave you drained because work is so intense Tanya! I really hope next week will be smoother for you.

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    1. Me too, Sophie! I hope this week is easy on us both!

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  8. We have our groceries delivered. I will never go back to any other way! There is always so much going on that having them shopped and delivered allows me to do something fun instead!

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    1. That's genius, Samantha! I've done the pick-up several times but have never tried delivery. I might try that next time I pressed for time.

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  9. I hope you have a wonderful time with your visitors :)

    Wishing you a great reading week and a less draining work one.

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  10. Busy workweeks can be bittersweet - they go fast, but there's no time to breathe! Hope this week is a little more calm!

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    1. Exactly, Angela! Fingers crossed this week is a bit less hectic.

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  11. I have been pretty busy at work lately as well. It makes the day go by faster but they can be exhausting. Nice that you have visitors this weekend but I understand about how it throws off your schedule. Nice new reads! Have a great week!

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    1. So true, Carole. The days fly by but I also go home mentally drained. Hopefully this week will be easier on us both!

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  12. Thanks again for the giveaway win! I hope you had a great time with your family this weekend!

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    1. You're so welcome, Deanna! I'll try to get the book mailed out by the end of the week. :)

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  13. Yay for visitors you want! Enjoy them! I hope you get some rest though after your week. I know that's when I want to just be by myself and read.

    Have a great week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. LOL Right? And they stay with us so that's even better. Haha! I'm not the biggest fan of overnight guests. I'm happy to see you but I'm also happy to help you with hotel reservations. :)

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  14. It's tough to blog when you're so worn out. Hope this next week is easier! Enjoy your time with family!

    I bought an e-copy of Wild at Heart, but I need to get through a few ARCs before I can pick it up. I wish there was an audio version. Maybe one will get released by the time I get to it. Hope we both love it!

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    1. I hope to get to Wild at Heart this month but, like you, I have a couple others to get to first. Hopefully an audio version is in the works!

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  15. Hope you had a great weekend with the in- laws. Sounds wonderful. :) Although there's never enough time right? Also hope your week ahead is a good one!

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  16. Love the meme...because it's so true!

    It must be the time of year; my office has been busy, too!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  17. Aw, that's really sweet you decided to pick multiple winners for the Favorite Things giveaway; and thank you so much for hosting a giveaway for my hop!!

    Whew- sounds like a very tiring week at work. I hope this week is a little calmer.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Lauren! I had a good time with the giveaway. :)

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  18. I'm sorry your week was so tough. But I'm glad your in-laws went to your place! That's really nice! I've also been gifted with a wonderful family from my husband's side. I won the lottery there.

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    1. Sounds like we both got lucky with the in-laws, Gen! It's great to have extended family like that.

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  19. Glad you were able to get some family time in! Hate I missed out on that King book. Congrats to the winners! Hope you're enjoying Regretting You.

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    1. Thanks Alison! I finally made some time for Regretting You last night and I'm loving it!

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    2. Yay!! I've heard mixed reviews, so I'm really glad you're enjoying it!

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  20. I hope you enjoy your company. Yeah, sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

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    1. It was great to see them, Kimberley, but when I woke up Monday morning I totally felt like I needed another weekend. LOL

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  21. I won't discuss my week lol but I did get several good books and I love your new additions book photo. Very pretty!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Thanks Karen. It was pretty coincidental that the new books all matched so nicely. LOL

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  22. That's great that you get along with your in-laws so well. I hope this week is better for you at work. I very much relate to those workdays you're talking about and will be glad to see the backside of our April 15th deadline, lol.

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    1. I'm guessing it will only get worse before it gets better for you, Suzanne. I know you'll be so relieved after that deadline!

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  23. Sounds like a fun visit with family. Was it spur of the moment?

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    1. It totally was! They called on Friday afternoon and said they were driving down the next morning. Ack! It was great to see them but it also kind of threw the weekend into a tailspin.

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  24. Ack sorry work has been crazy, I've had to cover a lot of maternity leaves, so I totally understand!

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    1. Ugh, doing someone else's job for a couple months is never fun.

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  25. Work is evil. It is sucking all the joy out of my soul so I totally understand where you're coming from on yours leaving you drained!

    (Super late reading this but I'm playing catch up...)

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    1. Well, the huge VIP visit happened yesterday at the office so I'm hoping for a week or so of quiet normalcy before the next crisis. LOL

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