Sunday Post #45

Posted June 19, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 56 Comments

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at the @ 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. See the rules here: Sunday Post Meme

What I’ve been up to:

I sure had a crazy week! We were ordered to evacuate our home due to a wildfire. You can see my photos HERE on my wildfire evacuation post. We were only gone for 24 hours, but it seemed a lot longer. We went to a campground on the other side of town so we could stay with our dogs and not have to take them to the Humane Society shelter.

I was much more worried about the logistics of the evacuation than the thought of losing our home. We could see the fire from our house and knew the winds were pushing it away from us. I’m sure we were only ordered to evacuate out of an abundance of caution.

My Sister and brother-in-law wisely chose to stay home and not come out for a visit.

Here are a few photos of the firefighters I got from the Forest Service page.

Photo credit: Coconino National Forest
Photo Credit: Coconino National Forest
Using the ski lift to get to work. Photo Credit: Coconino National Forest.

These photos just remind me of how hard these guys work. (someone should write a book about them!)

In other news, we are leaving for our vacation this morning. We’re headed to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta Canada. We’re spending a total of 43 days away. I’ve been planning this trip for months and I’m pretty excited about it.

My daughter turned 24 yesterday!

Happy Fathers Day!!

Last week I read:

I’m surprised I read as much as I did! They were all good, but my favorites were A Perilous Pal and A Dress of Violet Taffeta.

Next week I hope to get to:

On the Blog Last Week:

Monday: Book Review: Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher
Monday: Wildfire Evacuation
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Tuesday: Book Review: The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday
Wednesday: Book Review: The Friendship Pact by Jill Shalvis
Thursday: Book Review: The Beach Trap by Ali Brady
Friday: Wildfire Update and Book Review : Here for the Drama by Kate Bromley
Saturday: Audiobook Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: The Sunday Post.

On the Blog Next Week:

Monday: Book Review: Gilt by Jamie Brenner
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can’t Wait Wednesday
Wednesday: Book Review: An Island Wedding by Jenny Colgan
Thursday: Book Review: Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley
Friday: Book Review: A Thousand Miles by Briget Morrisse.
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves
Sunday: The Sunday Post

Have you read any of these books? What are you hoping to read this next week? What have you been up to last week? Comment below!

56 responses to “Sunday Post #45

  1. I’m glad your evacuation went relatively smoothly and was short lived. I would have been more worried about the logistics too I think. I can’t imagine how hard the fire fighters must work in these situations. Enjoy your vacation! It sounds wonderful and I bet you’ll have some amazing photos. Have a great week!

  2. Wow thanks for sharing your photos! That is a crazy disruption but I’m glad you were ok. And now you are off on a trip. I love that area. My daughter and I did a similar trip in 2011.

  3. Firefighters are incredibly brave–especially those who fight wildfires that can change direction so quickly.

    Have a great vacation!

  4. I’m so glad that you were safe from the fire and that you got to keep your dogs close while you evacuated. I wouldn’t want to leave my cats anywhere either if I were in that situation. Happy birthday to your daughter and I hope you have a great vacation! My husband and I have been talking about visiting Banff at some point in the near future. I look forward to your pictures.

  5. Have a great time! So glad to hear that the fire didn’t affect you (other than the evacuation of course!). Scary times. And happy birthday to your daughter!

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  6. Oh noo so the fire then spread then. The logistics would stress me out too, but your Canada vacation is something good to look forward to!

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter!

  7. What brave firefighters and rescue workers. Thank goodness for them.

    May you have a wonderful vacation! Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

  8. Glad you weren’t evacuated for long. I had no idea where people went when they were told to leave. We are lucky here in the South East of England that we don’t have fires. We can get flooding, but my house has so far survived!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    • They always have a shelter for people to go to at a local school. The Humane Society will take pets and livestock. I think if we didn’t have an RV, we’d just go to a hotel.

  9. Kim

    You’ve have a very eventful week, Wendy. enjoy the next 43 days! (My Mum’s a big Debbie Macomber fan, hope you enjoy reading The Best Is Yet To Come)

  10. Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip and happy birthday to your daughter! My oldest daughter is 24 ❤️. So, glad that the evacuation was over quickly and that all is well.

  11. I’m so glad you’re home was safe! I hope you have an amazing holiday – that’s a long time away! I’m look forward to reading Debbie Macomber’s latest book too as she’s one of my favourite authors. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Happy to hear you didn’t lose your home in the fire! How scary, It is tough evacuating with animals. Hope you enjoy your trip! Are you bringing your dogs with you?

    I have For You and No One Else too. Hope we both love it!

  13. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope you enjoy Father’s Day. I am so glad you’re safe from the wildfires and I appreciated the photos of the firefighters. They do work hard! Enjoy your vacation!

    • Thank you, Cindy. we can go away for so long because we’re retired, and have adult children to take care of the house.

  14. Jenny+McClinton

    Wow what a week last week, so glad you are safe. Another busy few weeks ahead too with your holiday & everything else, hope you have a lovely time 💕