Sunday Post #126: I Love Christmas

Posted December 10, 2017 in Meme / 18 Comments

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Reviewer and itโ€™s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.



Hi there! How have y’all been? I’ve been good. Been busy getting my family over the flu we acquired over Thanksgiving weekend. Got most of my shopping done from my couch during that time. Yay me.

Finally finding time to sit and blog properly again. One of these days, it might just stick!





I finally posted my short review of The Trouble With Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones.




I know I’m going to review the books I read during the HoHoHo Read-a-Thon. It’s three books in one post. Does that bug you when I do that? They’re short reviews, I promise!




I’ve gotten a few books over the last month. These are the most recent few ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Purchase: $2.99 if you’re lucky ๐Ÿ™‚
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If you’re not too shy, I’ve got a challenge for you. Next time you’re in line at McDonald’s or any other cheap fast food restaurant, why don’t you pay for the person behind you, too? I’m embarrassed to say I JUST tried this last Veteran’s Day.

My first try wasn’t perfect but this is how it worked: I had noticed that there were two older men in the car behind me and I totally profiled them and guessed them to be veterans of war, we have a lot of those here. I got up to the first window and, thinking these two guys just probably ordered their almost free cups of black coffee, I asked the lady if she thought the guys behind me were veterans and could I pay for their meals. I was so awkward but the people at my McDonald’s, sadly, know me well so they’re used to it and are super duper nice.

The “veteran’s” bill was $16! I kind of freaked because I wasn’t expecting that. OOPS! But in for a penny and all that. Why not, right?! Even if they aren’t veterans, I hopefully made their day.

And you know what? I felt good after that.

I drove off, didn’t wave, didn’t even look at them.

My second attempt was much better…ย  under $5 I’m happy to say. I was prepared that time with a $5 bill in case the bill was higher. I would just pay a little of their bill… maybe?

The people at McDonald’s tell me that quite frequently when someone pays for the person behind them, it spreads to the next person and they pay it back, and so on and so on…ย  How cool is that? Give it a try sometime if you’re feeling brave.


Enjoy the season…






About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.



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18 responses to “Sunday Post #126: I Love Christmas

    • Ya know, I’m finding that I’m saving a TON of money shopping from my couch!! So much less stress, too ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas!!

  1. What a great idea! I don’t go a lot to McDonalds, but when I go I’m going to think of this challenge and try it. It does feel akward, but I love the idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What you did is awesome, Kristin. Youโ€™ve made their days. Trust me.

    My church did an event called Pay It Forward (inspired by the movie) a few years ago where each of us had to find someone that they would help. So, last month I suddenly remembered it. This Christmas my husband and I have a little project kinda similar for some people we know. My church does it, too.p

    And guess what? You actually just gave me a new idea. Thank you so much. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    Yeah, it feels good when we give.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend.

  3. My husband and I have done the Pay it Forward before, and it does feel pretty good. Enjoy the new shiny books!

    P.S. I had to show my daughter your little “be happy dammit.”, She said you are very inspirational. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I actually like those short mini reviews, so yeah go for it! Nice about the Christmas challenge too- I remember people were doing that around here last year. Cool idea.

    City of the Lost is awesome! And Lake Silence looks good too, killer cover.
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  5. Burn Bright and The Bishop book. I need to get those stat. I have been not requesting books lately, but now I am going to have to. Ahh… love your kindness story. I will do something like that. I always donate to all the charities whenever they ask me to at the register.

  6. Aw, that’s really sweet about paying for the car behind you! That’s kind of funny how large the bill was though – eeks!! Glad it worked a bit better the second time around. I have heard it starts a chain sometimes, and I love that!!

    I’m totally cool with multiple reviews in one post, so go for it! I do it all the time.

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  7. I love the whole idea of paying for people. Sometimes when I am in a restaurant and I see an older couple ordering of something, or a single mother with her child, I try to pay for their meal. Those that really NEED it and where it makes a difference in their lives. My grandfather would do that all the time and so I have tried to do that as much as I can afford to. And its such a great feeling to do that. Hope you are enjoying the holiday’s with your family. So many fun things to do around this time of year.