Sunday Post 45 | Fall Has Officially Begun

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This week has been another quiet one but the week ahead is going to be more busy than usual. My young adult daughters are taking a trip to Disney World – just the two of them. We’ve always gone as a family and I usually end of refereeing between the two and setting limits on the oldest one because the youngest gets very cranky if she doesn’t get breaks – so I’m a mom, which is my way of saying I’m a bit worried about the normal traveling stuff and about how they are going to make out without an intermediary. It doesn’t matter how old they get because a mom still has to be a mom 🙂

I’ve also got a Leadership Development thing I have to attend throughout the week on top of my normal schedule. I’m an introvert through and through, so things where you know there is going to be group activities just fills me with dread. Does anybody like those?


I have been a big fan of the Stephanie Plum series for probably my whole adulthood or at least most of it, so you can imagine how over the moon I was when I received this widget from the publisher. You would have thought I won the lottery if you had been here when the email came through.

Stephanie Plum returns to hunt down a master cyber-criminal operating out of Trenton in the 28th book in the wildly popular series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in her apartment, she wishes she didn’t keep her gun in the cookie jar in her kitchen. And when she finds out the intruder is fellow apprehension agent Diesel, six feet of hard muscle and bad attitude who she hasn’t seen in more than two years, she still thinks the gun might come in handy. Turns out Diesel and Stephanie are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless. Stephanie may not be the most technologically savvy sleuth, but she more than makes up for that with her dogged determination, her understanding of human nature, and her willingness to do just about anything to bring a fugitive to justice. Unsure if Diesel is her partner or her competition in this case, she’ll need to watch her back every step of the way as she sets the stage to draw Wednesday out from behind his computer and into the real world.


Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with the final riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Bronzed Beasts. After Séverin’s seeming betrayal, the crew is fractured. Armed with only a handful of hints, Enrique, Laila, Hypnos and Zofia must find their way through the snarled, haunted waterways of Venice, Italy to locate Séverin. Meanwhile, Séverin must balance the deranged whims of the Patriarch of the Fallen House and discover the location of a temple beneath a plague island where the Divine Lyre can be played and all that he desires will come to pass. With only ten days until Laila expires, the crew will face plague pits and deadly masquerades, unearthly songs and the shining steps of a temple whose powers might offer divinity itself…but at a price they may not be willing to pay.

I continued watching Lucifer on Netflix and Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol on Peacock. I also tried one of the new fall shows on network TV, The Big Leap on Fox. It covers surprisingly deep themes yet still has a sense of humor. I always love a good reality tv mocking.

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How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

21 Replies to “Sunday Post 45 | Fall Has Officially Begun”

    1. I do too. It’s too much being around people you don’t know well and trying to come up with meaningful words to say.

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  1. I’m an extrovert and used to dread those conferences!!! Grit your teeth and power through it😏 And, your daughters will survive🥰

    I’m a fan of Perabo so your link got my attention. Are you enjoying The Big Leap?

    Have a great week, Tessa💜

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    1. I’ve often wondered if extroverts feel the same about them as introverts. It’s good to know that they do. And yes, The Big Leap is so relatable. I am enjoying it.

      You know, after I wrote this post my oldest daughter texted me wanting to know if I sent her stuff for the trip. I was only suppose to be sending one thing so “stuff” caught my attention. Apparently, even though they are flying out Wednesday, she just now was worrying about items she expected but hadn’t come. That did not help my nerves any. Lol.

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  2. I don’t mind group activities with colleagues I normally work closely with but hate them when it’s people I don’t know so well. Oh I know that feeling of never stopping being a mum – mine are all young adults (between 18 and 21) but I still worry when they go out or are away from home for a few days. A plus side of Covid was nightclubs and bars being shut for months – it meant I got sleep at the weekends because I knew they were safely tucked into their beds!

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    1. I think it’s knowing they don’t have the wisdom and experience that we have from being adults much longer that gets you. Plus my oldest daughter has horrible anxiety- she was diagnosed with three different specific anxiety disorders – and she’s in charge of this trip which is always a concern for her being able to handle the unexpected. But she’s been doing much better than I expected with her professional position out in the adult world so 🤞

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    1. I think I actually dislike them more than speaking. They usually are just so pointless.


  3. We are always moms, even with other people’s kids. 😁 I am an extrovert, so I love group activities and those kinds of things, not sure if I am in the minority or not. I am so jealous Tessa. I want a widget for Janet Evanovich, but know that I will have to wait until it is published. Enjoy your upcoming week. 🌞😀

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    1. I couldn’t believe it when I opened the email with the widget. I felt like I won the lottery. Lol. I’m still can’t believe it. ❤️

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  4. I have two adult children so I know how you feel! Mothering never stops does it? Congrats on getting Game On! I’m looking forward to your review!

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  5. Introvert here who’s also not a fan of group activities – rarely enjoy them. I need to look into both of those book tours – thanks for the links. Hope your girls have a stress-free time at Disney (especially with those lines – we’re pro-Universal Studios, lol). Have a great week, Tessa!

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    1. My youngest bruised or fractured her tailbone recently, so the trip should be interesting. What do you do when the cranky one has more to be cranky about 😱

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  6. Oh my gosh, I’ve never seen a picture of Joe Hill before, and now that I have, all I can think is HE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIS DAD. For some reason, I’ve never read Hill’s books, either. I tend to steer away from super popular horror because they already have loads of support, but perhaps I’m missing out.

    And I totally hear you about being an introvert. I call myself a performative introvert; I can keep up like a social butterfly and am not afraid of public speaking, for instance, but I can only engage for about 75 minutes MAX before I hate everything. Plus, getting me to the social event is really hard. Oddly, the pandemic has helped because everything is Zoom, so I don’t start hyperventilating about things like the drive, parking, sitting where I can’t heart, etc.

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    1. I’m with you. I’ve loved the increase in virtual meetings and such. If only this thing I’m doing were virtual, I’d be much more on board.

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