The Sunday Salon: It’s Cold!

This is the view from my dining room window. It’s cold. Really cold for Southern California and a storm is rolling in. Look at those clouds! I am in my PJs, reading Moby Dick for my Moby Dick Monday post. The kids are doing their homework and I have multiple things going on like writing out Christmas cards, laundry, etc. Nothing like multi-tasking! The Hub is at work again (darn economy) so I’m just trying to fit it all in.

This past week I reviewed  a beautiful collection of short stories, Forgetting English. You can read the review here. I also reviewed In a Perfect World which was an eye-opening experience. Dark and disturbing yet highly readable. You can read my review here. This week I am reading quite a few books at the same time. I am reading When She Flew for a tour at the end of this month. I am also reading Finn which is my book club pick for January. In addition to those I am also reading Under the Dome and The Things that Keep Us Here so my “end of the world” reading continues. So much for trying to read one book at a time!

Tonight I am not cooking anything special but the Hub plans to grill, even though it looks like it’s going to pour. That’s the beauty of a covered patio. It can be pouring down rain and us So. Californians can still throw a steak onto the grill.

I’d also like to say a big “Thank you!” for posting such nice comments during my Grinchy-bah-humbug week. It’s been a challenging year and it all just hit me out of the blue. I take so much on, to make things easier for others that I rarely take time-out for myself, so the blogger meet-up and your nice comments were just what I needed.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday.

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12 Responses

  1. Enjoy your Sunday. It is chilly here in N. Cali too. But the sun is shining. Enjoy Moby Dick too. I did some of my cards on Friday.. more to follow.. :) Have a great week. We are going to a Kings Basketball game tonight. I want to go..but I’d be happy home as well.

  2. The view from your window is gorgeous! It’s cold here too, and I do not like it!

  3. It is freezing in Tucson! I have on long underwear, a sweater, a sweatshirt, and I’m drinking hot tea! We southwest people aren’t used to such abuse! :–)

  4. I am incredibly jealous of your window view! It is (finally) cold here in the midwest and currently it is sleeting. I keep holding out hope for a snow day on Wednesday……

    I am so impressed with your determination to make it through Moby Dick. Perhaps some year I will be so brave :)

  5. Cold Shmold! It hasn’t gotten out of the teens here today!

    The blogger get-together looked like fun. I’m with you – I love Lauren Childs’ books/illustrations. Great stuff.

  6. Its pretty cold in Florida too, but I don’t quite have the gorgeous view that you do! Wow! I always have loved watching storms rolling in. I don’t so much mind the cold. You’ll never hear me complaining too loud about it.

    I’m glad to hear you are feeling better about things. I’m not just blowing smoke your direction when I say that I understand. We do this to ourselves. We try to be everything to everybody, keeping a smile on our faces and being supermom and superwife and superfriend. It is just a fact of life that it catches up with us, and you have to let it work itself out. The best solution for the blues? Just go watch New Moon and take in all the skin…

  7. Grilling sounds wonderful! It’s freezing up here in Oregon. It’s 26 degrees in my backyard right now, and I’m about ready to head to the couch with a blanket.

    I’ve got multiple books going all the time too – it just seems to happen.

  8. It’s not just SoCal but Central too. Today didn’t ever make it to 40*. I’m so thankful for a well insulated and heated home. I love the weather but I don’t like being cold.

    I realized last night how many books I have going right now. Four last night and I started a new one this morning. It must be connected with the weather somehow.

  9. Love the view! Gorgeous!

  10. I’m still snuggling up in pj’s this morning. I’m not ready for the day. I, too, am cold. Do I really have to go shopping this afternoon? Must I? Couldn’t I just stay home and read?

  11. I’m interested to read your thoughts about Finn!

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