The Sunday Post {11/27/22}

Posted November 27th, 2022 by in The Sunday Post / 14 comments

The Sunday Post

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27 Days to Gotcha Day I am still SUPER bummed. The husband and I both tested positive for COVID on Friday. I was supposed to meet my sweet girl yesterday. On the flip side I got our first Chewy order in its entirety. Yes Harper is going to be a spoiled little girl. I do not care. I spent time today unpacking her items. Over the next week I’ll get the house put in order so we’ll be ready for her.

I still don’t have taste or scent today and there was a three hour nap this afternoon. Honestly, we’re thankful that COVID hasn’t been too bad for us.


26 Days to Gotcha Day Degree Complete I cannot believe that I’ve made it through a college degree in about a year. It’s been….intense. I know there is going to be some adjustment time as I get used to not doing school everyday on my lunch break, for a few hours at night, and intense weekends with 8 hour+ school work sessions. I think having the time off work because of COVID will help with the adjustment a little bit. I’m still reeling from the idea of being done. The idea that I can do literally anything without the thought of school weighing on my mind is so freeing. Tonight, we’re watching a movie and I’ve read and napped today and it’s just been bliss.

Oh! And my taste and scent were back this morning. To cap off a pretty great evening, Husband and I decided to start our Marvel Universe adventure in chronological order (by storyline) with Captain America. This was the first time either of us had seen the movie and we both really enjoyed it!


25 Days to Gotcha Day Today was an interesting day. The anxiety of life shifting again hit. I hate that my anxiety even twists the good things in life. There are still daily hour long naps. I’ve been telling family that we sleep when COVID tells us we sleep. I’ve slept so much the last week that its borderline obnoxious. Today’s movie was Captain Marvel and I LOVED it. It was really confusing at first but I’ve learned with the Marvel movies that you just have to roll with it until things start making sense.

I started getting our house put back in pre-college life order and it is just one more thing that I am thankful for. There’s still a LOT to do but I’ll get there. I also started getting my books into a system so I know what I have and can get some of my book piles off the floor. I’ve decided to use Book Collectorz (personal) & StoryGraph (social) for my main focus. I’ll still use GoodReads because that seems to be the popular place to be but I’ve taken it down to using it at a bare minimum.


24 Days to Gotcha Day The days are starting to blur together. We slept in later than usual today and the whole day has just been off ever since. It was an incredibly lazy day today. I watched Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and National Treasures. It was quite clearly a movie day today. I got new pictures of Harper and a video! She is such a happy girl. Hubby is getting quite good with the fancy pants espresso machine he purchased!

I tried to work on cataloging this evening but my phone died and the barcode scanner makes it so much faster in Collectorz! I’ll probably work on it some tomorrow. I’d like to have the first bookshelf done within a week. I’m going to tuck in early and work on my current reads: The Night is Alive by Heather Graham and The Maid by Nita Prose. Both are very good reads. Both mysteries but they couldn’t be more different!


23 Days to Gotcha Day I hate to say it but it was another low energy day today. It was Thanksgiving here in the US but we rarely go anywhere because Hubby always works the next day. We put up our Christmas tree and just relaxed today. We watched The Incredible Hulk and Walle.

They say that the firsts are hard after losing someone you love. I’ve lost two this year; my father-in-law and my grandfather and I was with both of them when they passed. After coming across some of our Christmas stuff today, I just sat on the couch and cried. I’m grateful for the memories that I have of both of them but it’s a double-edged sword because then it hurts that much more knowing I won’t make more of them. I am beyond grateful to have the joy of having Harper to look forward to. I bought her a stocking. We will only have her for a week before Christmas but she deserves a good Christmas morning too.

I finished cataloging the first shelf of the first bookshelf tonight. It’s a process but I’m glad that I’ll have time to work on it now. Off to bed and my book for the evening!


22 Days to Gotcha Day Today was such a good day! I am still pretty tired but I spent most of my time today in my library. I have my December TBR planned, my book bullet journal spread done for December, and printed off some of the book covers for it as well. I also cataloged the second shelf of books. It is taking me a little longer to get them done because I’m cleaning them up as I go. I’m removing the library covers if I can without damaging the book too much and removing the stickers on the sides of the book that are possible to be removed. I will never understand why book sellers don’t use easy to remove stickers!

I didn’t get anything that I had planned to do done today, but I’m okay with that. I did have a negative COVID test today! Come Monday, I’m going to have to be back in productive mode.


21 Days to Gotcha Day Today was a bit of a rough day. It was the first big day without my grandpa. We went to grandma’s house and sat and visited. Grandma is getting one of Harper’s sisters, Noel, on the same day that I will be getting Harper. We helped get the house ready for her a bit. I took an energy drink with me because for the most part I have napped everyday. It was a pretty uneventful drive both directions.

When I got home Hubby and I watched Survivor Series and it was pretty good! Not everybody we wanted to win won their matches but the difference this time is that it felt like it really progressed the storyline. I’m actually excited to see where it goes even though my picks didn’t win.

Nada this week but I know next week is going to be a different story!

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



14 Responses to “The Sunday Post {11/27/22}”

    • Stephanie

      Yes! I’m starting to get back to doing things that I did before school and my house is slowly getting cleaner which is amazing! Congrats to you on finishing school!

    • Stephanie

      I finished The Maid this week and I loved it! Very excited to start getting back to me.

    • Stephanie

      Our energy finally started coming back yesterday thank goodness! This week was pretty good. It was long but overall no complaints!

  1. Jinjer

    I’m sorry for the loss of your father-in-law and grandpa. You mentioning the stocking for Harper made me realize that when I get out our stockings this year I am going to have to prepare myself to see my sister’s stocking. She died in September. What in the world do I do with her stocking???? Throwing it out seems wrong.

    What kind of a dog is your new puppy? That’s so nice that she already has a Chewey order waiting for her. LOL

    • Stephanie

      Oh I am so sorry. It’s such a surreal experience to lose someone so close to you. I feel like maybe this year isn’t the year to make the decision about the stocking? Maybe just set it aside when you decorate and next year when you’ve had some space make that decision. Big hugs!!

      Harper is an Aussie Mo. Her dad is a toy Australian Shepherd and her mom is a pure white mini American Eskimo. I am so excited!

  2. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Those “firsts” can be really tough, and the grief can still come back and hit you at odd moments, even decades later. I hope that you and your loved ones can be a support for each other through these times.

    Your puppy is adorable! I know she will bring a lot of joy to your heart.

    Take it easy as you recover. I have read that COVID recovery can take weeks, even months before you’ve really got your energy back, even after some mild infections. Pushing things can make it worse. Give yourself time to heal — in every way (emotionally from your losses, and physically from the COVID.)

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    • Stephanie

      Thank you Lark. It’s definitely been hard and it hits at the weirdest times. They are dearly missed.

      I am so excited for her. I know the puppy years will be tough but I’m excited!

      Hubby and I both felt so much better yesterday. We took care of some things and it feels nice to not be exhausted. Thank you!

  3. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    Congrats on your college achievement! And congrats on a new puppy – looks pretty cute! So many bloggers have mentioned covid invading their holiday plans whether it was them or a family member – guess we’re not quite over it all yet. Take it easy and I hope your energy returns sooner rather than later. And, hopefully you’ll have time to pick up a book this week!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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    • Stephanie

      Hi Terrie! Thank you so much! She is rather adorable. I feel like we’ve experienced another surge. Thankfully it seems to be mild. I’m hoping that is the case for all.

      I definitely made time for reading this week and it was glorious!

  4. Lover of Romance

    I am glad that you got a wonderful Thanksgiving, sounds like it was a fun relaxing day for you both! The weirdest thing about covid is losing scent and taste, you never realize how much you use those senses until you lose it.

    • Stephanie

      It really was a relaxing day. Oh my gosh. I only lost it for 24 hours give or take and I was in full on drama queen mode! It really hurt my heart when I realized I couldn’t smell my husband. Thankfully I didn’t lose it for very long!

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