Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Sunday Post #75: Christmas Is Here



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

This week was just pretty damn perfect. (Except for me getting a bad cold, but let’s not complain about that just yet.) My husband and I had the whole week off to do nothing and just relax. Most times when we have a view days off, we still manage to have a very busy schedule but this time.. we had almost nothing planned. And we needed that.

On Monday we had a major kitchen-cleaning-and-sorting-out-everything-day. We definitely needed to do this since our kitchen was just to damn full. I’m really bad at throwing away stuff, so we had several things in our kitchen that we definitely didn’t need and that were just taking up a lot of space. Sometimes we even had two of those things I didn’t need. It was crazy really. So on Monday we cleaned and I was on a role with throwing stuff away. I was really proud of myself. We ended up getting rid of seven garbage bags full with old, never used or just out-of-date stuff. Crazy. We now have a very clean and organized kitchen and I just love it.

Tuesday we had to drive several times to the junkyard to get rid off all those garbage bags and other stuff. And after that we went out for lunch and went to the city to buy a new garbage bin. I honestly thought that would be easier. 

The rest of our week was spend at home. We visited my mom, and we went to see my aunt. But other than that I didn’t do much. Why? Well for one we definitely needed some relaxing time, and unfortunately my cold that started last weekend only got worse throughout the week. I ended up having to cancel the nursing event I planned on going to on Wednesday, and although I did get out I didn’t do a lot of anything else. I now look like Rudolph, which fits this time of year and I’m filled with aspirin. Hopefully I feel better before I have to work again of Monday. 

We did manage to get our Christmas decorations up this week which I loved doing. With my Kleenex in one hand, I managed to make our home pretty and ready for Christmas. Yeah!!

Books & Blogging:

Because we had a nice relaxing week at home I did manage to catch up on my reading. I read four books, made a lot of blog posts for December and did some more work on Maureen’s Books Promotions. I shared a post there called: Why I Started Maureen’s Books Promotions, if your interested. ;)
It definitely feels good having everything under control again with my blog and reading.

Next week my Book Promo for ‘Grigori: A Royal Dragon Romance’ by Lauren Smith is up. Today is the last day you can sign up. So if your interested just sign up here

I can still use some sign ups for the January Book Promo of ‘Aphrodite’s Tears’ by Hannah Fielding. It will be lots of fun and it doesn’t have to be your top post. So if you’re interested just visit my site here


Last Week On The Blog:


This Week On The Blog:

  • Review ‘Snowflakes On Christmas Street’ by Ivy Pembroke
  • My Favorite.. Christmas Movie
  • Book Promo ‘Grigori: A Royal Dragon Romance’ by Lauren Smith
  • Audio Blog Tour ‘Paper Love’ by Aubrey Wynne

New Arrivals:


No new books for me this week! I'm proud :D

Random Pic:


18 comments:

  1. We could all use a week where we have nothing planned! I’m glad you got some rest.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/12/snow-day.html

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    1. I agree. And I think we all should be able to get a week like this. ;)
      Happy Reading!

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  2. We haven't decorated the tree yet. Should really do that about now, I guess xD
    Also, have you heard about NetGalley :(

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    1. I hope you're able to get to your tree soon. ;)
      I've heard.. but so far I'm not having any problems with Netgalley. And if I do.. Well.. we'll see.
      Happy Reading!

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  3. Hope you get better soon. :) I still haven't decorated my Christmas tree yet (or placed any Christmas decorations around the house), but maybe today will be the day.

    Happy readings & Wishes of a great week.
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. Thanks Tania. I'm always so excited about getting our Christmas decorations out. The only reason I wait as long as I do is that my husband doesn't like it as much.
      Happy Reading!

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  4. Love your tree! Ik weet precies hoe je je voelt, ik heb ook super veel moeite met dingen weggooien.
    Vrijdag hadden we op werk een borrel en iedereen moest spullen van thuis meenemen waar je niks mee doet.
    We hebben een spel gedaan (met dobbelstenen en kaartjes) en iedereen kreeg zo drie/vier spulletjes. Was echt leuk om te doen en ik ben van mijn ikea lijstjes af (Kon er echt niets mee! Haha). Ideetje?

    En het sneeuwt! Eindelijk. Een fijn weekend!

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    1. Dankje. Ik ben ook echt wel blij met de boom. Al vindt onze kat hem ook erg leuk en daardoor moet ik hem elke dag weer een beetje opnieuw optuigen! LOL!!
      Dat klinkt inderdaad als een heel goed en leuk idee!
      Geniet van je week! ;)

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  5. I love gutting my kitchen, although I cook daily so things are consumed quickly, but just going through and matching lids and such always makes me feel good. The tree is adorable. Hope the cold is gone soon!

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    1. Well.. the garbage backs weren't really filled with eatible stuff. More cups and pans and old towels etc. And very old cocao powder. LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading!

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  6. Un-planned week sounds very goody - even if you have a bad cold. I hope you're feeling better Maureen.

    And no new books!!! congrats :)

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. LOL! Thanks Lexxie. I'm really proud of not having bought any new books. Especially since I did have time to buy some. :D
      Happy Reading!

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  7. I’m glad you got a chance to relax and see your family. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks AJ. It really was a great week. I'm not ready to things getting back to normal yet though.. LOL!
      Happy Reading!

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  8. We’re in a dire need to clean up our kitchen. I want everything cleaner and neater before Christmas. Lots of family and friends will come so the pressure is on these next two weeks. Oh you’re a badass. You managed to do all that while having a cold. I hope you get better soon. And congratulations on having your new domain. Glad to hear your new company is doing great. I’ll visit it later this day to check out the book tours. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ❤️😁

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    1. Thanks Geybie. Yes. Some aspirin and some vitamins and I can move mountains if I have to. LOL!!
      I hope you will be able to get to your kitchen too. It feels so good to have it done.
      Happy Reading!

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  9. My kitchen must be MUCH smaller. I can't imagine seven garbage bags of stuff coming out of the kitchen. Good thing you cleared out that stuff! Don't feel bad - I am horrible at throwing stuff away too. Really bad. Your tree is so cute! I hope you start feeling better soon!

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    1. LOL!! I'm very good in putting a lot of stuff in very small spaces.. ;)
      Happy Reading!

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