Sunday Post {Edition 1} Hello November!

Posted November 2nd, 2014 by in The Sunday Post / 22 comments

Sunday Post

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. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Borrowed from Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This week was a bit hectic on the homefront. I worked some overtime this week trying to get ahead before the first of the month. On Friday night we spent time at my in-laws and it was overfilled with babies. On my husband’s side we have a 5 year old niece, a 22 month old nephew, a 5 month old nephew, and a 3 month old niece. It was the first time seeing my 5 month old nephew so I monopolized his time. It isn’t something I advertise but my husband and I have decided not to have children. It’s not a sad decision just one of those things that is. At 30, I don’t really see that changing. We love on our nieces and nephews and then send them home. πŸ™‚ I fed Julian and got to experience the burp ups and the poor kid is a bit of a geyser. It was a great time and I’m really looking forward to the holidays!

On Saturday my husband found a bike that he liked at a motorcycle dealer about an hour away from us. They had a great layaway plan. Come the end of March the hubs will have new wheels to transport him to work on nice weather days. I’m happy that he’s found something both nice and affordable. He’ll really enjoy it!


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22 Responses to “Sunday Post {Edition 1} Hello November!”

    • Stephanie

      They shall be a grand read each I’m sure of it! πŸ™‚ Exactly! I get to have all the fun and none of the scary responsibilities. πŸ™‚ I’m sure we will!

    • Stephanie

      It really depends on how picky you are about your book quality. I have it listed in my requester conditions that the books have to be in good enough condition to repost. It used to be you didn’t have to do that but now it seems like if you don’t you can get some that are almost falling apart.

      For the most part though it’s a fantastic website and I love it! πŸ™‚ Just like anything else there are times when it has a bad apple or two.

      • Angie F.

        Ooh, well it’s good that you have to list the condition. I’m not too picky about condition, since I don’t keep books after I read them anyway. But I also wouldn’t want one in such poor condition, and then send it off to someone else! I’d feel bad.

        Hmm. I’ll have to think about it more.

    • Stephanie

      Thanks! I’m excited to dig into all of them. My reading habits were a little off for a few months but I’m ready to dive back in to it! Must have been the weather.

      She is fantastic!! I don’t really advertise it because I get a lot of mixed reactions. I’ve been told that I’m being selfish and told that it’s smart that we know what we want before having a child. πŸ˜€ I’m glad I did too! I’ve found a few new blogs while commenting!

  1. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    I too have chosen not to have kids. People get so shocked about it. I am now 35 and just feel comfortable. My husband does still want kids sometimes but has chosen to respect my decision. We are going to try to move closer to family though so we can be closer to our nieces and nephews.

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    • Stephanie

      Right? I like my life the way it is and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. It’s nice to have so many so close. I miss my 7 year old nephew who lives about two hours from me. Thankfully my hubby feels the same so it isn’t much of an issue. I hope you guys can find something you like. Moving can be stressful.

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  2. Lola

    Good luck with Blog Ahead, I am participating as well! I only have one post written yet, so far though.

    I hope your next week is les shectic!

    I just wanted to say I really like your blog design, the soft colours are really nice and I like your banner. Ashley can made some really awesome designs, I use one of her premade themes the Tweak me theme and I love it!

  3. Amanda @ On a Book Bender

    Whee! I didn’t hear about Smash coming back, but that makes me happy! You also got some good books, I see. πŸ˜€

    PS. At 29 (the boyfriend is 31), neither of us want kids. It’s not something I advertise either, because it’s just so… expected of you (along with the getting married part). I’m happy with nieces and nephews. Then I get my kid fix and can hand them off to their parents for the real work.

    Amanda @ On a Book Bender recently posted: Bedding Lord Ned by Sally MacKenzie {Amanda’s Review}
    • Stephanie

      I just happened to be on Twitter when her first post went live. πŸ™‚ It is a happy thing! I can’t wait to dig in to these books. Good books make everyone happy!

      It is expected and kind of annoying. EXACTLY! I can have all the fun and then when things start to get hectic back to mama and papa. πŸ˜‰

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    My brother-in-law and his wife have made the same decision as you and it sounds like you both do the same thing. They come over play with ours, get their fill and have fun with them. You got some great books! I love the Kleypas series (Devil in Winter is my favorite) and McKinlay is one of my favorite cozy authors. Don’t you just love Paperbackswap! Have a great week!

    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted: At Home with Madame Chic - Review
    • Stephanie

      Plus I can totally spoil them because I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to do for my own kids. πŸ™‚ It works!

      I’ve read the Wallflower series before but I want to revisit it. It was SUCH a good series. Devil in Winter was my favorite too. πŸ˜‰ I’ve read the first book in the Library Lovers series and adored it! YES! I do love Paperbackswap so much so that at one point I had a year and a half of the Gold Key service. Are you still on it? If so, what is your nickname? I can add you to my friends list!

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