The Sunday Post #44

Sunday, July 25, 2021


Greetings you all! How was your week? Our week mainly consists of terribly cold weather and Parent/ Teacher meetings. For those of you who are or were in Education over the last couple of years, you know exactly how it went. 


Like I've said, it's been terribly cold this week with snow on the mountains and nearby areas. Mommy and Daddy didn't go for the scenic drive, they rather just stayed inside curled up in front of the fire. Oh wait, that was me. But they still didn't go for the scenic drive. 

Adding to the Litter





You guys! There is a new Knitty Kitty Mystery Series Book coming out! As you all now know, Pearl and Kit are my favorite feline sleuths and we can't wait to start reading! Of course we will review it on this blog. Death takes a break is one of those books my Mommy bought on a lunchbreak at school. I wasn't there. So let's hope it proofs to be as much fun as the cover. The Cottage on Ghost Lane was recommended by Ashley @ The Rustic Reading Gal. It sounds soooo good.

Those 3 books now tips my Mommy's TBR pile over the edge of 500 books by about 10 books. The same way that kitty litters will just continue to multiply in an uncontrolled environment. I think it's time for a bit of neutering here. Our plan of action for this week is to match up all the Kindle books to our TBR and see what is double, what is toil and what is trouble. Will keep you posted!

Scratching the Blog Pole


We didn't have the most adventurous week on the blog, but at least we did manage three of our regulars:


On the Couch


Currently Reading


We are so happy to be visiting our favorite place in the imaginary world again - Destiny Falls. Love spending time with Latifa and Hayden and sweet little Lola. 

So far we are a bit sealed lips with regards to The Midnight Library. Let's hope it lives up to the hype for us as well. What were your thoughts on this one?

Currently Watching


The God Committee is seriously thought provoking, but brilliant. Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles both give notable performances as well. All and all, yes - we highly recommend it.

The Walking Dead has landed my Mommy caught with her hand in the swear jar this week. Within 5 minutes, my Mommy's reaction was WTF. 10 minutes later it was still WTF. And 43 minutes in, it was F*ck no. Daddy loved it. And Mommy is curious enough to probably continue a few more episodes. I'll just make sure the swear jar is near by. You know my treats get bought from that jar. 

And that's all from us this week! What have you been up to?

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Lots of Love,




34 comments

  1. I remember the moment that everything changed in schools. I was teaching fifth grade and an edict came down from our school board: No child will fail! Whoa. Even if the child doesn't complete any work? Right, we were told. If a child fails, it is the fault of the teacher. Wow.

    I am not happy when I have too many unread books on my shelves. I can't abide clutter, and I must do a purge when books start to accumulate. One of the nice things about having a Little Free Library right in front of my house.

    Snow sounds good right now. It's been hot and rainy. You'd think we were in the tropics. A sign of the future?

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    1. It's been like that here in SA since I entered education 12 years ago. That is why I work in special needs and supplementary education. I still fail my kids when there really is no other option. But we still get a lot of grief from the parents. Not easy at all!

      I have started sorting out my TBR list yesterday and worked about the whole afternoon and evening. But I believe it will be worth it and then at least I know what is going on with all my books! Something to look forward too.

      It normally felt like the tropics where we used to live 5 years ago and I sometimes miss it! Winter rainfall and this severe cold is still something to get used to.

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  2. Oh, I totally get this change in teaching. I had a parent get so mad about a disciplinary that I thought the vein was going to pop out of his forehead. There were a lot of other fun things that happened that year as well.

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    1. Times sure has changed Trin and it doesn't make our lives as teachers easy at all....!

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  3. Haha, I love the teacher cartoon. I was a terrible student, and my parents always yelled at me, but never at the teacher. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Ha ha AJ! I don't think you could have been that terrible! I was a rather goody two-shoes. Real head girl material! Wha ha ha!! And now I have the world's naughtiest cat ever to raise....!!

      Hope you will have a good week!

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  4. Great books to enjoy! Thanks for sharing...and I loved the cartoon, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. Sorry to hear about the cold weather and all the teacher/ parent meetings. I have to pick up that Tracey Drew series! I bought the first 3 books, but haven't gotten around to reading them yet, they sound so fun! I am excited to see you're reading The Ghost Camper's Tall Tales, I had fun reading that one. Destiny Falls certainly is a great place to escape to and the weather is always perfect too. I hope you'll have a great week!

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    1. Hi there Lola! The Tracey Drew books are wonderful! You won't make a mistake reading them. They are a lot of fun.

      The Destiny Falls series are such fun cozy mysteries and the perfect escape from reality.

      You introduced me to both series and I am ever so thankful to you for that!

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  6. I love your logo! All those cats standing between you and whatever you're reading - or at least that's the way it works in my house. Thanks so much for visiting Reading Reality and linking to Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. Aaah Marlene! Thank you soooo much! That compliment means the world to me. I've actually had a different logo and graphics and then with the latest blogger updates, they got all messed up! No idea why... But I was devastated! So these ones are quick fixes and has to stay like this for a while as time is a very expensive commodity at this stage.

      Thanks for stopping by and so sorry for the late reply!

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  7. My TBR list is at 468...wait, 469 because I've just added The Cottage on Ghost Lane!

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    1. It's better than mine! I'm sorting out my kindle and my TBR and instead of removing books, I'm just adding more..!!!

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  8. It's a shame teachers are now blamed! No respect for authority anymore. The Cottage on Ghost Lane looks good. Oh, I've enjoyed The Walking Dead. Still need to finish the series, though. Have a lovely week!

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    1. It really is a problem with the parents these days. But I also have to say, we are a really strong team that works together and we are quite the barricade if you want to go through us. LOL!

      We've watched a couple more episodes of The Walking Dead, I just sit and blog and watch with one eye. My husband loves it!

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  9. Ha. that graphic about sums it up, I think.

    The Walking Dead lol. Yeah I've had a few of those reactions to the show too! I watched it for a while but have fallen away after so many seasons...

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    1. I thought you would be a Walking Dead fan! LOL!! We only watched a few more episodes, but I mainly work so I only watch with one eye. Suits me better!

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  10. I used to love The Walking Dead but then I lost interest. I loved Ghost Camper's Tall Tales. I have to get back to the Tracey Drew series. I'm already behind. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

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    1. Oh my gosh Yvonne! I would never have pictured you as a fan of The Walking Dead. LOL!! I'm also enjoying The Ghost Camper's Tall Tales, but haven't started with the new Tracey Drew yet. I haven't had much time for reading this week.

      Have a good weekend!

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  11. I think that the "every child passes" rule is ridiculous! That's why so many young people can't read or write very good, don't know basic history etc., can't tell time on a face clock/watch, and can't make change. For example, I used to work in the office of a store and so many employees and customers would give 3 dimes for 30¢ instead of a quarter and nickel.

    I may watch The God Committee.

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    1. Hi Vicki! You are spot one. I guess someone like me mustn't complain too loudly though - I have a whole centre of extra reading and maths classes due to kids not grasping (or lack of trying) it at school. The sad thing is just that even with me, some of them sit and do nothing...

      The God Committee is worth the watch. Keep me posted!

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  12. Although I don't have any experience in education, I know what you mean. Growing up, I got yelled at if my grades didn't satisfy my parents' expectations. Now, I hear about how much parents help their kids with schoolwork and also, how they talk to teachers to ensure their kids got the best. I have two little ones so I probably will hear more from parents than teachers but I'll keep that cartoon in mind.

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    1. Just remember that it actually benefitted you to have your parents being strict with you to better your grades. It's not all parents, we do still have the ones who are on "our side". LOL. Online schooling is really good, but unfortunately, it just allows the parents to help the students even more.

      Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the late reply!

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  13. So your weather has been cold and we've had too much rain 12+" in July. That cartoon about parents then and now is so true - in the eyes of some parents it is never their child's fault - that is sad!

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  14. That cartoon is sadly accurate. I tutored for our local school system for years and most parents never put blame on their own kids. Striped and Strangled looks good. Have a nice week. XO

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  15. Yes... that cartoon just about sums it up. And even more disturbingly, teachers suddenly find themselves in the firing line when a child is disciplined in any way for often very disruptive, aggressive behaviour:((. Such a shame, when the majority are a joy to be around.

    I enjoyed The Midnight Library:)). But my favourite Matt Haig book is The Radleys, which is a bit dark, but also absolutely hilarious. Have a lovely week - and I'm with Mummy regarding The Walking Dead!

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  16. I've never watched the Walking Dead, but any show that gets that reaction from you is probably pretty darn good!

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  17. And you just listed the primary reason I didn't go back to school to get my early education certifications. I used to substitute teach a lot and I loved it but after a few long term jobs I knew there was no way I could handle dealing with parents and the politics. Have a great week and stay warm!

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  18. The Cottage on Ghost Lane sounds intriguing. I'm off to check it out!

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  19. The cartoon is hilarious! And, sadly, very true.

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  20. I must say I'm a little envious of your cold weather. It is hot and sticky out here in California. And yes, The Walking Dead will do that to you! Love that show!

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  21. How close are you to snow? I never think of snow there. The first few seasons of The Walking Dead were good and probably the best ones ... I think we lasted till about season 5 or 6 then finally bailed .... as it got to be too much of the same .. Enjoy.

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  22. I completely see the problem in the teacher treatment nowadays. There are so many implications from that picture, something I've never really considered before. It's kinda sad.

    Thanks for recommending God Committee, going to check that out for sure. As for Walking Dead, I haven't seen it, but I've heard it's pretty binge-worthy. Think you'll be buying several jars very soon. :)

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