The Sunday Post {11/29/20}

Posted November 29th, 2020 by in The Sunday Post / 12 comments

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news; a post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Over the weekend last weekend I got wrapped up in some cross stitch projects. I haven’t touched my floss stash in 2 years and I was mid-transition of a new way of organizing it when we moved. I worked on that over the weekend and continued working on that today. Work was slow as I needed something to be done before I could move forward on any of my work. I ended up working on stuff that would be done after the project I’m waiting on.


I still haven’t read much this week. I think I may have burned out just a little but I have goals. I’ll need to focus on getting some reading done today. Today was pretty non-eventful.


Early today I finished Dev1at3. I enjoyed it but I didn’t really find the plot twist to be that surprising. In Lifel1k3 I was shocked to my core at the plot twist and didn’t see it coming. I was expecting the same sort of thing in the second book but it was pretty obvious to me. It was still a 4 star read but not as good as the first book in my opinion. I also finished The Family Tree. This book ended up being very dry. Either way I ended up finishing two books today and that was a little liberating.


I’m sure I am not alone in this but today was hard. It was DH’s birthday today and that made it easier to say we weren’t going to go anywhere. We had a traditional Thanksgiving meal but on a smaller scale. It is not my husband’s favorite meal so we compromised. Thanksgiving meal on Thursday and a birthday meal this weekend. I started the second book for book club this month: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine. I’m not far in but I’m enjoying it.


Holy batman! I couldn’t put down Killman Creek today! I read about 60% of it. I listened to some of it while I did some personal finances and some blogging this morning. My phone died so I didn’t get to listen to too much of it. I picked it back up at bedtime which was a mistake. I was up until 2 am and made it to about 90% before I had to put it aside. I can’t wait to finish it tomorrow! We got out the Christmas tree tonight and got it set up and the lights and star on it. We also got the tree skirt under it.

Million Dollar Spaghetti


Today was very low key for me. I didn’t get as much blogging done yesterday as I wanted to. I worked on ironing out a blogging schedule. I wanted to re-introduce Foodie Fridays. I currently have reviews posted on Fridays so I had to move those to Wednesdays. I decided I would move my weekly wrap up post back to Sundays and here we are! I got my 2021 schedule ironed out in general. I’ll now be able to draft posts in advance when I have a little extra time. We did a grocery pick up (no issues this week!) when DH got off work. We made Million Dollar Spaghetti to celebrate DH’s birthday. I finished Killman Creek. Wow. That was an awesome read!! I’m so grateful for COYER book club this year.

I also finished decorating our tree tonight. We watched Home Alone after I finished. This movie always makes me cry. There is just something about lonely old men that gut me. (I’m not sure I’ll ever emotionally recover from the opening scenes of Up!.) The church scene is what gets me in Home Alone. I know this and I’m prepared for it. Tonight the tears started flowing before that. There’s a scene where Kevin is staring into the windows of a house filled with family and I lost it. Clearly Thursday was harder than I’m willing to admit to.


I’m writing this post on a Saturday and scheduling this post to go live tomorrow (Sunday). Tomorrow I plan on getting some blogging in and doing some reading too. I haven’t 100% settled on what I’m going to read just yet but I’ll be able to figure that out pretty quickly as I have a December TBR to curate. I want to make sure that I have all of the upcoming week’s posts scheduled by tomorrow night. I also have COYER book club in the afternoon and I can’t wait!! I read both books this month! I also need to make some beef jerky today too.

I found this on Twitter. I really only use Twitter to follow other bookish peeps so someone bookish either liked this or shared it. It was hilarious and depressing all at the same time. I don’t think I left the house at all last weekend.

Travel Plans

What I Read This Week

I didn’t do a very good job of keeping track of what I read each day this week. I’ll have this section back next week!

Dev1at3 by Jay KristoffThe Family Tree by Karen Branan

How is your week shaping up? What exciting things are you reading?!



12 Responses to “The Sunday Post {11/29/20}”

  1. Michelle

    Sounds like you had a pretty good week. I am looking forward to book club later. I will again be cooking while we chat. 🙂
    I hope you have a great week Stephanie! Happy Reading!

    • Stephanie

      It really was. Book club was (as always!) fantastic. I love listening to you talk about what your cooking for Sunday dinner! Always sounds delicious.

      Thank you!

    • Stephanie

      It really is. I think it’s truly something special that complete strangers will continue to honor and love her gift now that she is gone.

      Thanks! Hope your week is a great one too!

  2. Berls

    I’ll go to the window today. The wall tomorrow. Don’t want to use up all my stops on one day! ? I saw that one earlier and it still cracks me up.

    So yeah this year is hard. ? I did enjoy celebrating my Thanksgiving earlier and low key. I think Christmas is going to be the Uber challenge. It was hard saying no to everyone for Thanksgiving but Christmas too? I’m holding out hope that my family will get vaccines on the first round since I’m technically in health care. But they don’t have them for kids yet and that still makes me nervous. As Michelle said in her Sunday Post today, “but this year is stupid and I am just over it already”

    Looking forward to book club. And I guess I need to read Deviate (not going to try and type that title correct on my phone lol). Have a great week!

    • Stephanie

      Lol!! If things increase I probably will abstain from Christmas but I really want to see my family and they all are being pretty serious about it. I probably won’t do the first rounds of vaccines. But I am WFH and pretty low contact with anything outside of my house.

      Deviate was good! I think you’ll like it. This book focuses more on Lemon.

  3. Samantha

    That “travel plans” meme! Hahaha! So true though. I’m hoping to get in a Rachel Caine book before 2021!
    Hope you have a great week!

    • Stephanie

      This was only my second book by Rachel Caine but it was great and it makes me so sad that she’s gone. I’m looking forward to reading her work!

  4. Anne - Books of My Heart

    It was great to see you at Book Club! I find November to be a really good time for me to get set up for the next year. I’ve done lots more this year than other years. I didn’t find the holiday hard at all because since we moved to NC it’s nearly always just the two of us for holidays. We’re comfortable and don’t have to make any food we don’t like. Well it’s especially easier now with gluten-free because others aren’t and do their usual so lots of things we can’t eat. You’re really doing a great job on getting organized with your blogging. I think it will be easier with the COYER year laid out in advance more also.

    • Stephanie

      Thank you! Book club is always such a great time! I’m glad you were able to enjoy the holiday. I was intent on moping but I got quite a bit done.

      Thank you so much! I find when you are organized it’s so much easier to accomplish your goals.

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