The Sunday Salon: The View From Where I Sit

What I’m Doing

My husband had to work today so I am cleaning out backpacks, filling up pencil boxes and doing laundry. Not very glamorous. So then I decided I was going to sit on the couch and read, but then I look outside my windows and see a sunny day with trees blooming everywhere. I find it incredibly hard to read when it’s so beautiful out.

However, I do have some book tours coming up, so at night I have been reading The Day The Falls Stood Still and The Angel’s Game. I alternate between the two. I am going to have to fit The Danish Girl in there as well as it’s my book club’s pick for next month.

Tonight I am making a roast with mashed potatoes and having a nice, relaxing dinner.

What I Did

This past week I reviewed Fear The Worst [review] and Bridge of Sighs [review]. I enjoyed them both in completely different ways. I will definitely read another Russo book as Bridge is still with me. I love it when I ponder a book long after finishing it.

Yesterday we rented 17 Again and we all enjoyed it. There are some cuss words which I sort of did not notice (because of my potty mouth) but my son pointed out that it was not appropriate for my daughter to hear. Yep, you are right son! I was probably distracted by the overall hotness of Zac Efron so if you have a young one in the house, take note of the language.

What I’m Excited About

My kids start school on Wednesday so I’m pretty excited about that. I have a 6th grader and a 1st grader now. My son is already getting sentimental over his last year in elementary school. My brain is not quite there yet but prepping for the week is sort of getting me there.

The campus where I work does not start classes until August 24th so this week is my last week of sanity before all those incoming freshman hit the campus. In addition to that, I am also taking advantage of the fee waiver benefit that the university grants me so I am taking GOLF. Last semester I took photography so this time around I thought I’d try something new.

So what are you all up to this fine Sunday?

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14 Responses

  1. Did you know that Russo has a new book just published, 'That Old Cape Magic'? I am trying to keep my purse in my pocket and wait for it to come into the library, but I'm not sure that I'm going to succeed. I'm a real Russo fan.

  2. ::sigh:: Zac Efron ::sigh:: Oh wait, back to books. LOL!

  3. Sounds like a typical Mommy-Sunday!

    Enjoy!

    Sheri

  4. I love the view from your living room! Nice windows! And cozy-looking couch!

    I took golf. And flunked. And took it again. And flunked. etc. It seems to come easier to some people than others!!! I hope you're one of the ones for whom it comes easy!!!

  5. I hope you and your kids have great school years! My son starts back on the 24th, too, so he'll be leaving sometime this week.

  6. we're having roast and mashed potatoes tonight too!

    I didn't do any reading this weekend, but I did clean my bedroom for the first time in months, and the Pirates room. I've done a lot of sewing too, on something I'm taking extra care with.

  7. I'm so glad that you enjoyed 17 again! Zac Efron's hotness certainly did help! lol
    I will be reading The Day the Falls Stood Still in a couple of weeks and I'm definitely looking forward to that one.
    I work in student account at a local college where I work, so I am with you with the sanity issue!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ti!

  8. Hope you all have a great start to the school year!

  9. Your talk of book club reads just reminded me that I need to be keeping up with my book club reading.

    That's so cool that you're taking a golf class! I've never taken a class, but I love golfing. My husband and I are planning to go golfing this next weekend for the first time in about 10 years. It should be highly entertaining! :)

  10. What a great Sunday. I love your view/ room. I am just the same.. I go out to read and when it is so nice outside .. I get distracted. Great post. Good luck to the kiddos as they are off to school.

  11. Has it really been a year since you took that photography class? I loved when you posted your pics, esp. the series with the doll (who I thought looked like a prop in a horror film!)

    Good luck to everyone with back to school. My kids return on September 3 … still 2 1/2 weeks of summer vacation to get thru :)

  12. The view from your living room looks so nice but so does the nice comfy couch. I've got The Days the Falls Stood Still as well up next to read. How are you liking it so far? Good luck with the new school year. I can't believe how quickly the summer went.

  13. You have a wonderful view from your living room couch. Your rooms look so homey! Hope all goes smoothly for the first day back at school for your kiddos. We don't go back until after labor day as our schools are under construction.

  14. I love that picture! I love reading in beautiful weather, but I can't be on the laptop at all, hehe.

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