The Sunday Post – Saying Goodbye to 2017

Posted December 31st, 2017 by in The Sunday Post / 10 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.

It was a week and then some ladies and gents. Nothing overly exciting happened but it did include Christmas for those of us who celebrate and a shortened work week for most of us. I have major sympathy for those who work retail. I try my hardest not to step foot in a grocery store during these two weeks. Or to at least make it only once during that time. I actually used our grocery store’s online shopping and pickup option this past week to avoid it.

We had our first significant snowfall on Friday and it was beautiful. Of course it was a mess when it was all done but from 9 am to 4 pm I sat in my office cubicle and could watch the snow fall. It was also that beautiful fluffy powder sugary looking snow. Absolutely gorgeous while it fell! Depending on how the weather went for Saturday and Sunday (I’m writing this late Friday night) the husband and I may have made doors for our house this weekend. Our house is exactly 100 years old this year. The owner’s prior to us took the original doors off the walls and did who knows what with them. Guess what? They no longer stock doors in our door size anymore and they must be custom ordered. Do you know what custom ordered means? $$$$$$$$ SO hubs and I are going to DIY some doors to our attic and basement sometime in the very near future.

Tomorrow (1/1/18) I’m going to throw myself a mini-readathon. I was going to do it on Saturday but the DIY project is sort of our priority. To be honest though it works out beautifully because there can be no better way to spend the first day of the New Year than with a book and a warm cup of cocoa.

I would be remiss if I didn’t include pictures of my nephews. I love them both so much! Ty has proven that he is an amazing big brother. He loves his little brother and enjoys making him giggle. My sister has a great little family!

Aunt FeFe (me!) is great at making them babies go to sleep. Not that I had to try too hard on Christmas Eve. Little man was tuckered out and we kept him up to open gifts.

Previously on Once Upon a Chapter:


I received a few books from Paperbackswap and Barnes and Noble earlier in the week.

Barnes & Noble must have thought I had been a very good girl indeed because they sent me a part of my order two times! It came on the same day and they didn’t even charge me twice. Lol. One set has a UPS sticker to go back to the warehouse. No way could I have kept them nor do I need them.

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret StohlI have some chunkers in my TBR for January. If I manage to finish my current read (which by Sunday I’m sure will be done) then I’m going to pick up this one. I’m really excited because I started this series forever ago and just recently re-read the first book. The movie really derailed this series for me but I am ready to continue now!

Magic Bites by Ilona AndrewsI’m also ready for some adult sexy times and I hear this series is a great go to. Truly as a romance fan it has taken far too long to make it’s way up my TBR. I’m very excited to get to this one in the upcoming week.



10 Responses to “The Sunday Post – Saying Goodbye to 2017”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    Oh I just know that you will love Curran and Kate. Their romance begins slowly though, just to warn you but its FANTASTIC!!! Curran is probably my favorite hero.

    Happy New Year!!!

    • Stephanie

      Just got started. I’m not sure but I feel like I have already met Curran even if Andrews hasn’t named him yet. πŸ™‚ We shall see. I’m hoping to enjoy this one immensely!

  2. Greg

    Good luck with the doors- and with reading for New Years. That sounds like a great way to start a new year! And we have snow too. It is beautiful with the trees all covered and the blue sky… and now that the roads have calmed down it’s not so bad to go out. πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a great New Year!

    • Stephanie

      We decided against the doors as it was too frigid to cut wood. πŸ™ We’re going to wait for it to warm up at least to above zero temps. Instead we invested in new heavy duty plastic sheeting and cut small frames for the windows. We’ve managed to keep it cozy though. πŸ™‚

      It was a fantastic way to start off my New Year. Loved it! I know what you mean we are getting good old freezing rain right now and it’s awful. Hopefully my tomorrow it will have cleared up a little bit.

      Hope your new year is great as well!

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    Happy New Year! I think your own mini read-a-thon tomorrow sounds wonderful. I’ve been getting caught up on a lot of graphic novels the past couple days, so that’s been nice. Now I just need to actually review and schedule ahead! πŸ™‚


    • Stephanie

      It was fantastic! I didn’t quite reach my goal of 200 pages but I’m happy with what I accomplished (150 pages). Graphic novels are a great way to take a little break from the pages full of words novels. I think they break things up nicely!

      I find reviewing the hardest part! Sometimes if I get ahead things aren’t so bad but when I get behind it can take some time to dig myself back out! I hope you get ahead!

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