The Sunday Post {4/10/16}

Posted April 10th, 2016 by in The Sunday Post / 6 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 the first full week of my husband’s new job. He is the assistant branch manager at a bank but this new position means a new commute. He drives an hour each way and some nights he doesn’t get home until around 7. I don’t know how you people with children do it. By the time he gets home, I’ve spent an hour or two doing our dishes from the night before (no dishwasher!) and making dinner for that night. It sounds pretty sad but after that the most we have the energy for is eating, putting away dinner, and relaxing for an hour, maybe two, before bed. It has most certainly not been very conducive to blogging and reviewing.

We’ve switched software systems at work as well. The new software is far superior than the one we were using prior; however, it means changing our processes. Each day seems to fly by without enough time to accomplish the things that I want to get done. I don’t mind change but it is hard to break certain habits and thinking after using them for six years. Thankfully I love my job so the extra work is totally worth it for me.

I think I’m getting used to this new schedule though. My goal from the start has been to get up with Jeff and spend some time in the mornings blogging and commenting but I’ve yet to pull myself out of bed to do so. I’m feeling pretty confident about this week.

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:



Book Haul

The bargain section at Books-a-Million got me again. Seriously. I spent $80.00 but came home with a big bag! I spent $15 on an early Mother’s Day gift (Mom picked it out!) and $25 on my OTSP Secret Sister. That means that nice stack of books only cost me $40 and the manga was $11.00 of that. So $29 for 6 books? I’ll take it. I do wish that they had more adult releases that had my interest but there weren’t many.



Sailor Moon Vol 8 by Naoko TakeuchiThe Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda LeeDa Vinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott


If you watched my April TBR video, then you already know that I have solidified a few goals for 2016. I want to keep working on finishing series that I’ve started. I am currently subscribed to OwlCrate and I want to read the previous month’s selection before the new crate arrives in the mail. So my picks for this week are Sailor Moon Vol 8 by Naoko Takeuchi (series continuation), The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee (series continuation), and Da Vinci’s Tiger by L. M. Elliot (OwlCrate book).

What are you reading this week?



6 Responses to “The Sunday Post {4/10/16}”

  1. Steph

    I completely understand about the whole evening routine. We have a dishwasher but I forever feel like I am doing the dishes anyway and in the evening after work I just want to veg and not do anything. I hope that it gets easier for you both πŸ™‚

    • Stephanie

      I think it will! I managed to pull myself out of bed on time this morning and it has been so much fun blogging and commenting in the morning. Now I know when I come home tonight I won’t need to get caught up on anything there. More reading time! πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    Your husband schedule sounds like mine, he used to work for my dad and the place was behind my house but when my dad sold the business the new owners took my husband but the commute was an hour away. So he has to get up at 4:30 and doesn’t get home until 4:30. The weeks are hard to do anything because once i get home I have to get the kids homework done, dinner ready and clean up. That doesn’t leave me a lot of time so I totally understand. I realized that I do better blogging on fridays and the weekends so I try to do a ton of stuff than and leave the week to do small things. Now if I can just get back to visiting blogs that would be awesome but I did find a way to do that…I think πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a great week, Stephanie! Happy Reading! ox

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    • Stephanie

      Ugh! It’s not so bad this week. I’ve managed to get my non-morning self out of bed so far this week. Getting my commenting and visiting done in the morning the past two mornings has been a good start to my day. But we are kiddo-less so there’s a lot less for me to do to get myself ready to go.

      Dinner has been the hardest part. We’re trying to eat healthier and I’m having a hard time finding quick meals for that. They all seem to take at least an hour. I guess my perception of quick needs to change though because I consider quick throwing together a hamburger helper. Blech. Lol!

  3. kimbacaffeinate

    When we lived in Florida my hubby commuted an hour to and from work for 6 years so the kids could go to the best school system. Thankfully I didn’t work so we managed, but now that he works 15 mins from work it’s so much nicer. Hope your week goes well!

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    • Stephanie

      Yes! We’re hoping this promotion is a stepping stone to better things and that the commute won’t be forever. We’ll be able to make it work, it’s just adapting to a new schedule that can be rough. πŸ™‚

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