The Sunday Post #70

Posted May 1, 2022 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 38 Comments

Greetings you guys! It’s May – it’s May – the lusty month of May! Whatever that may mean. At least we have some sunshine today, but otherwise it’s nothing by lusty here with us. Daddy has COVID and Mommy is terribly grumpy. She actually only had a two day work week and was looking forward to just reading and relaxing for a couple of days while Daddy takes control of the renovations and the contractors. Alas. Daddy is in isolation and Mommy is still doing the chicken run. Daddy is luckily not too sick and I’m rather more concerned about the grumpy chicken runner.

So let’s rather not expect a lengthy Sunday Post, but just a quick recap of the last week. As you know, we are not very good with monthly wrap-ups, but we are very proud to say that we’ve managed 23 posts in April. Good grief. Not even I know how we’ve accomplished that. Our May calendar is still a bit of a secret code that needs to be solved. We’ll do it tomorrow.  I know we have a couple of books in for review, but still need to update that as well.

A book blitz we are really looking forward to, is this one:

We are always up for a good cause and all proceeds of this book will  be donated to Roxanne St. Claire’s charity. We’ve received our ARC and can’t wait to start reading all the delightful stories. Thanks for inviting us for this Kimberly!

Scratching the Blog Pole

We had four posts this week of which two were close to my Mommy’s heart. This past week was Infertility Awareness Week and it’s never an easy subject to talk about. Especially if you are part of the statistics. My Mommy has been on this journey for 9 years and hardly ever shares anything about it. But being asked to join the blog tour for Hope Strong by Christina Oberon, inspired her to open up a bit more. From the bottom of my kitten heart, I want to thank you for all the lovely comments and messages on her posts regarding infertility. I think she might be slightly more open to share a bit more when we start with our next treatment. For now, let’s just get this damn renovations done!!!

If you’ve missed our posts for this week:

The Never Tell a Lie readalong with some of my fellow South African Bloggers and Instagrammers were the highlight of our week for sure. This was so much fun and a welcome distraction.

On the Couch

Throughout all the chaos, we’ve actually managed to get some reading done. We’ve finished two really great books over the last 24 hours and will highly recommend both of these. Keep an eye out for our thoughts and reviews on here or Instagram.

We are currently reading Drawn by the current by Jocelyn Green and we are enjoying it a lot too. Thank goodness for great reads!  Our review for Drawn by the Current should be up on Tuesday. But that’s if we say goodbye to you now and go and read.

Wishing you all a wonderful month of May and may it be a month where all your MAYbe’s turn to reality.

Oh and don’t forget to add your links to our hosts’ pages and to pay them a visit too! Debbie @ Readerbuzz with The Sunday Salon, Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer with The Sunday Post and Marlene @ Reading Reality with Stacking the Shelves.



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38 responses to “The Sunday Post #70

  1. You are so so busy lately– I feel for you! First I hope that your husband feels better soon, for both your sakes. It’s never easy to live with home repairmen to be managed.
    And I didn’t know of your medical issues but my heart goes out to you about this. My sister-in-law went through the very same. So being part of a book hop for the cause is special. And also the book about the dog and the couple, who rescued who (or is it whom, lol) people say about a human and a dog.

    Your South African book read-along book sounds so good to me. Have a wonderful week ahead, and hope you get to relax a bit!

    Mia @ My Genre Books and Me recently posted: What My Week Looked Like- 4/30/22
    • Hi there Mia!

      Thanks for your lovely message. It’s always contradicting for me to hear other people’s stories as well. It’s good to know you are not alone, but I hate to know other people are also sad and going through terrible things.

      My husband is already up and working around the house again. He’ll go back to work on Tuesday. Very happy to report he was actually just sick for a day or three and I’m fine!

      Thanks so much for the visit and I hope you will have a good week ahead.

      elzaread recently posted: The Sunday Post #70
  2. Wow! You are close to posting every day in April! I’ve never even come close to that in the almost-fourteen years that I’ve been blogging.

    Your post on infertility was very touching. I’ve shared it with a couple of friends who found it very touching, too, Mareli.

    I enjoyed The Maid very much. I do like characters like our main character in that story.

    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz recently posted: The Sunday Salon: Au Revoir, Paris!
    • I don’t know how I managed so many posts! I think a few blog tours and the kids’ reviews help a bit! Will have to see how May goes…..

      Thanks for your kind words Debbie and I’m glad you wanted to share it with others. I appreciate that.

      Glad to have you home safe and sound and I for one can’t wait for all those 800 plus photos!!

      Have a wonderful week ahead and I hope all your computer problems are sorted out.

      elzaread recently posted: The Sunday Post #70
    • Hi there Lola!

      He is already up again and working around the house and on my nerves. LOL!! He’ll be back at work on Tuesday. Thanks for the well wishes!

      Hope you will have a good week to come too!

      elzaread recently posted: The Sunday Post #70
  3. I try to talk to women as much as I can about their birthing stories, because I believe women don’t have enough opportunities to discuss their triumphs or challenges in this area of their lives. Glad you made me aware of fertility week.

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  4. I’m interested to know what you think of The Maid? I think I’ve seen a “red/ black” cover of the book and some descriptions of it being horror genre. I hope it ends on a positive note though, would hate to see the main characters being chopped off!

    I hope your husband gets better soon — and please take care to stay healthy yourself! It’s a rough period but I’m sure it will get better soon.

    • Hi Lex! The red and black cover is the default cover as far as I have it. I just used the one that is the one that I have in print. Here in SA we tend to get different covers.

      It was a great read and quite funny as well. I won’t slot it as thriller at all though. Closer to a cozy mystery and suspense? Think you might like it!

      My hubby is up and on the go again, he luckily wasn’t very ill at all. Had his vaccine and everything.

      Yes, things will get better and it’s all going to be so gorgeous! Very excited.

      elzaread recently posted: Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green
    • My hubby was thankfully only sick for about 3 days and then he was much better. He’ll be back at work tomorrow. The strain we currently have here in SA is really nothing but the flue and we are very grateful for that. I actually think our numbers are much higher than currently projected due to the fact that people don’t think they are really sick. We only tested my husband because we have a few home tests that then was positive and confirmed by the doctor.

      I hope you will have a good week too Maureen!

      elzaread recently posted: Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green
  5. I hope your husband gets better soon, and you’re able to get back to normal. I am so glad you enjoyed The Maid, as it was one of my favorites as well.

    Wendy recently posted: Sunday Post #40
  6. Happy first of May! I wish you luck with the house renovations, and I hope everyone in the household feels better soon. I’m sorry your Mommy has struggled so much with infertility; I can only imagine how discouraging and painful that has been. I wish her, and all of you, peace and joy and happiness.

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  7. Diane

    So sorry the husband has been down and a bit out but better now. 21 posts in April is amazing. I missed the more personal one but, I hope this is a magical year for you:) Take care both of you and Elza too.

  8. Hugs to you and thank you for sharing a little of your journey. I am glad your husband is feeling better and hopefully you will not get sick. I hope the rest of the renovations get done soon, and smoothly! Have a wonderful week.

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    • Hi Cindy,

      Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate it so much! My husband will be back at work tomorrow, so all’s well. I think the renovations will be about a month more, but then it will start wrapping up. Excited for the final product indeed!

      Have a good week ahead.

      elzaread recently posted: Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green
    • Hi Tessa!

      LOL! I am feeling better today and not so grumpy any more. Just a bit tired and wish all the renovations want to be done now. I think it’s about a month away still. it will be okay!

      Luckily there are always good books to read.

      Have a good week Tessa!

      elzaread recently posted: Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green
  9. Wow! You have a lot going on. I hope your husband finds himself on the mend soon. Excited to hear more about Rescued. PUPPIES! And animal shelters deserve our support.