The Sunday Post {12/27/20}

Posted December 27th, 2020 by in The Sunday Post / 8 comments

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. Itโ€™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.


Today started off rough. I had a migraine late Saturday night and it wiped me out. I slept alright but at 10:30 am I was already down for a nap. Jeff continued to work on his radio station. My nap seemed to clear the rest of the migraine cobwebs and I continued organizing my life. Lol.

I have an Artful Agenda subscription (I’m thinking of doing a post later in the year) and I haven’t been utilizing it much the last few months. I got my blog schedule set up, got my reading goals through the second week of January in there, and realigned daily, weekly, and monthly chores (both life and blog).

Once I had everything straightened out I started assigning reoccurring task lists. I can’t tell you how much I love Artful Agenda! I like having a paper planner but having a digital counterpart really makes life easier!


Today was pretty uneventful and I can appreciate that. I started getting my weekly chores schedule going today. It felt really good to have things under control again. I read more of Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters today but I didn’t want to stay up too late like I did Sunday night. I wanted to finish it today but I’ll just have to work on it tomorrow.


Another pretty boring night. We had to make a run to the grocery store because we didn’t have chocolate chips to make chocolate chip cookies with. Jeff decided to try his hand at a burger that we had while on vacation in San Diego a few years ago. It’s 50% beef and 50% bacon. He really liked the outcome he got. I’m sure they’ll become a semi-regular thing around here, especially when summer hits.

Today I finished Tears of Tess and by BSC read, Claudia and the Perfect Boy. I even went to bed at a decent hour. I am fairly proud of today’s reading success.


Today I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies and an egg nog pound cake. If you’re a fan of egg nog I HIGHLY recommend this cake. I couldn’t find my bundt pan which annoys me to no end so I ended up making it in an angel food cake pan. It worked just as well. It was so good.

I listened to some of Throne of Glass on audio today. I didn’t get nearly as much read today as I had intended. I’m okay with that though. I’ll have a 4 day weekend to get caught up again.


Today I got to spend time with my family. It was a small gathering with just my grandparents, my uncle, mom and her partner, sister and her boys, and I. I got to spend some real quality time with them. They’re the first people that I’ve seen since the first weekend of November. I soaked up every minute of it. I loved talking with my grandparents. As I’m getting older I’m learning it’s more about listening than talking.

I listened to quite a good chunk of Throne of Glass today. I forget how much I loved this story!


Merry Christmas! My husband and I spent the day together. We made a delicious breakfast of cinnamon rolls and biscuits and gravy. We skipped lunch or just grazed if we needed to and made homemade pizza for dinner. It was delicious!! Typically we don’t exchange gifts but this year seemed to call for it. He was surprised with each of his gifts. He did great with mine too! I immediately cracked open the 1000 piece Friends puzzle he bought. He also bought me The Awakening by Nora Roberts.

I only read a little bit of Throne of Glass before sleep.


Tonight we video conferenced in with Jeff’s side of the family to watch our nieces and nephews open gifts. It was so much fun to see them open their gifts and be excited for what they received. They’re old enough now that their tastes are a bit more discerning but they haven’t learned to contort their faces yet. It’s always a bit of a mixed bag as to what you’ll get. Lol! They’re great kids and loved and appreciated them all.

Tonight I worked on my puzzle some more and it’s really coming together! I will say that it’s easier than I expected as there are SO many points of reference it makes it easy to graph out. I read a few more chapters of Throne of Glass tonight.

Honestly this post is being posted Monday, I’m so far behind. I need to get caught UP!

What I Read This Week


  • Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters – 120 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 120 pages


  • Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters – 94 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 214 pages


  • Claudia and the Perfect Boy by Ann M. Martin – 149 pages
  • Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters – 61 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 424 pages


  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – 43 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 465 pages


  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – 151 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 616 pages


  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – 35 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 651 pages


  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – 21 pages

Total Pages Read this Week: 672 pages

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan WiggsMurder in the Locked Library by Ellery AdamsThe Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel HollisThe Trespasser by Tana FrenchThe Prize by Julie Garwood

Sapphire Flames by Ilona AndrewsBrazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLeanThis Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman

An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia QuinnNone Shall Sleep by Ellie MarneyThe Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Friendship List by Susan MalleryWhen No One Is Watching by Alyssa ColeThe Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Baring It All by Megan Frampton

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



8 Responses to “The Sunday Post {12/27/20}”

    • Stephanie

      That egg nog cake is dangerous! I end up sending it home with my mom. Lol The puzzle was SO much fun while it lasted! I honestly think I may wait until the trilogy is published before I read it. Her last trilogy had some big cliffhangers.

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Mostly a very nice week! I’m glad you got to spend some time with family. We didn’t see anyone at all, just the two of us. But this isn’t forever and it seems safer. I hope you have a great week with some more days off to relax and read!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  2. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Ugh, migraines are the worst and I know exactly what you mean by “migraine cobwebs”… Glad the rest of your week was a good one! I got a puzzle for Christmas too and I think I might tackle that today. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a happy new year and enjoy your week.

    • Stephanie

      I slept pretty hard that day. My body must have needed the extra rest. I hope you had fun or are having fun with your puzzle if you cracked it open!

      And Happy New Year!

  3. Iza

    There are many good books in your haul ! I hope your migraine has flown away and you’ll be able to read some ? Or relax a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy your week !

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