Sunday Post 112722 | Time To Start Planning for Christmas

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We had a very nice Thanksgiving with lots of good food. 😋. My youngest made a Paul Hollywood brownie cheesecake recipe that we converted to gluten-free. It came out pretty good, though we weren’t particularly fond of having a thin layer of cake as the base instead of a graham cracker crust (or in this case, we decided a crust make with gf Oreos crumbled – just like you would would Graham crackers.).

I made a dent in my Christmas shopping this week as well. Still a bit more to do but hopefully I’ll get it done this week. I’m not a Black Friday shopper but I found lots of good sales online.

So, that was my week – how was yours?

A quiet week with only one book haul book but I think it will be a good one. I’ve enjoyed this author’s stories in the past so I’m looking forward to reading this new one.

February 21 , 2023
New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton Novels had one of the most unique towns in crime fiction. Murder at Haven’s Rock is a spinoff, a fresh start… with a few new dangers that threaten everything before it even begins. Haven’s Rock, Yukon. Population: 0 Deep in the Yukon wilderness, a town is being built. A place for people to disappear, a fresh start from a life on the run. Haven’s Rock isn’t the first town of this kind, something detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton, know first-hand. They met in the original town of Rockton. But greed and deception led the couple to financing a new refuge for those in need. This time around, they get to decide which applicants are approved for residency. There’s only one rule in Haven’s Rock: stay out of the forest. When two of the town’s construction crew members break it and go missing, Casey and Eric are called in ahead of schedule to track them down. When a body is discovered, well-hidden with evidence of foul play, Casey and Eric must find out what happened to the dead woman, and locate those still missing. The longer Casey and Eric don’t know what happened, the more danger everyone is in.

We are watching holiday specials on Disney+ and I’m loving it! This week it’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and The Santa Clauses.

  • Monday (November 21, 2022) Book ReviewThe Locked Attic by BP Walter (Psychological Thriller)
  • Tuesday (November 22, 2022) Book Review – The Last Party by Clair Mackintosh (crime thriller/police procedural)
  • Wednesday (November 23, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (November 24, 2022) Thanksgiving!!!
  • Friday (November 25, 2022)
  • Monday (November 28, 2022) Book ReviewLet’s Not Be Friends by Phoebe MacLeod (Rom Com that’s more of a Women’s Fiction story)
  • Tuesday (November 29, 2022) Book Review – The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle (Psychological Thriller)
  • Wednesday (November 30, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (December 1, 2022) BookReview The Dragon Heart Legacy trilogy by Nora Roberts (Fantasy)
  • Friday (December 2, 2022) – Book Blogger Hop

31 Replies to “Sunday Post 112722 | Time To Start Planning for Christmas”

  1. I’m nearly ready for Christmas! I’ve ordered all the food so just have to pick that up closer to the time and I’m done on present buying! And we’re putting up our tree today!

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  2. Glad you had a great thanksgiving, I’ve been starting my Christmas shopping this weekend too 😊 That cheesecake sounds amazing, hope you have a great week 💕

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  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your family home, Tessa. I have most of my Christmas preparations complete (decorating, presents) so will get to enjoy the season much more than in the past. I have been watching Hallmark movies, but I did watch Christmas Vacation for the first time in years! I also have the Kelly Armstrong book and look forward to it. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving! Every time I see pictures of people’s spread on this day, my tummy grumbles endlessly cos it all looks so good! 😍 Have a great week ahead!

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  5. I don’t really Christmas shop anymore. My siblings and I agreed years ago to stop buying each other gifts and last year was the last year for exchanging gifts with my kids/wives who are 38 and 40. We all agreed that we’d rather spend the day together eating and playing games than opening gifts. We’re all at the point that we don’t really “need” anything and buy things for ourselves, so. …. I know it sounds so boring, but it’s practical and suits us all beautifully. But I still decorate because I love the lights and my Santa collection and it all makes me happy. And on books: I also have Armstrong’s ARC of that book and can’t wait to read it. I love the Rockton series and this is the new direction for those characters. Can’t wait.
    Have a great week!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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  6. I’m interested in the Personal Assistant. We spent Thanksgiving at home as we didn’t want to pass on our coughs to our elderly and compromised relatives at dinner! Hopefully Christmas will be better. Have fun reading this week.

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    1. I’m trying to finish quickly because of that crazy Disney trip. I should never have let my oldest talk me into such craziness.


  7. I’m always impressed with people who start (or even finish) their Christmas shopping in November. I tend to be a last minute shopper. Internet shopping has made life a lot easier, though.

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  8. I’m glad you had a peaceful Thanksgiving, Tessa. And good for you for getting some shopping done! I tend to wait until the last minute, but it’s so hard to shop for my picky family. Lol. Even the nine-year-old is very specific about what he wants. What happened to the old days when everyone got new pajamas from grammy? Have a great start to December and Happy Reading.

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    1. I think you should go back to that ☺️. My girls miss being surprised by their new Christmas pj’s that I always laid out on their bed Christmas Eve. Until I realized they had stop growing and we all had way too many Xmas pj’s and stopped (with a warning beforehand, of course.)

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      1. Ha ha ha. What fun. I did get PJ’s for the grandboy. 😀 He’s still growing, so we have some years to go. He also wanted a laptop. Oh, my.


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