The Sunday Salon: Me Busy, Me No Like

Sunday Salon

It is almost mid-March! Can you believe it? Of course, with the time change and all, I feel totally gipped of a full weekend. I’ll get over it.

Here are some updates:

  • The Boy’s basketball season ended. We did not win the championship but it was a great season with great kids and a super coach We really enjoyed this season. Next? The Boy plans to go out for high school ball (frosh). There are some complications with that since the camp conflicts with his 8th grade DC trip. Why do they do that??
  • The Girl finished her Toastmaster’s speech and although she memorized it, she ended up reading the entire thing (according to her teacher). I think we had a week off from that and then BAM…a book report. The one with the dreaded biography DOLL that she (we) have to make. She chose King Tut. How does one make a King Tut doll? I am envisioning creative uses of tin foil.
  • Tuesday, they post the callback list for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. If the Boy and Girl get a callback, they will be auditioning again the next day. Cross your fingers for me. They each tried out for two parts. The Girl felt good, the Boy was not clear on how he felt. Boys! You have to really dig to get any info.
  • Still working out. Still enjoying it (a first). I did something to my calf muscle, which has been bothering me for a really long time. I figured I just wasn’t use to the exercise, but then someone said it might be a blood clot. Gasp. And here I was massaging the hell out of it. I took aspirin for three days and now it’s gone. Hmmm. If it comes back I am going to have to see a doc.
  • Doing lots of reading and finally catching up on the reviews. I normally write my reviews before work and since I have been hitting the gym, there is very little time to get them written but I am slowly catching up. I think I have like…12 to write. Eek. I am currently reading The Orphan Master’s Son. It’s very different than what I expected, but it’s really good. At least, it has been. I am about 60 pages into it.
  • Spring Break is almost here. We plan to hit Palm Springs and then right after that, The Girl starts volleyball, which is new for her. She took tennis last year. I thought she was pretty good but she wants to try something different this year.
  • It’s also gopher season and they have once again dug up our yard. The Hub has his black box trap and is going after them with a vengeance. Reminds me of Caddyshack but these gophers look nothing like that furry little imp from the movie. Think rats with long, long teeth.

Well, that’s pretty much it for me. I made pancakes (gluten-free) and bacon for breakfast and drank about 4 cups of coffee. Weeeeee, I am wired! I made meatballs last week to throw into the crock pot this weekend so pasta and meatballs for dinner tonight. Easy and good. I’m all for that.

Have a wonderful Sunday, I plan to stop by your blogs later today.

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24 Responses

  1. I miss our chats. You are so busy!!!

    Are you tired?

    Enjoy your day…we are having pasta tonight, too!!! Our butcher made our meatballs…I make really lousy ones…lol…

    • How can you make bad meatballs? You are Italian, no? I make some mean meatballs.

      I am tired. The weekend goes by too fast.

      We can still chat, you know. It may not be back and forth instantaneously, but I’ll always respond ;) Work has been a challenge. No down time, but there’s lunch and in between meetings, etc.

  2. I’m feeling pretty busy these days myself, but you’ve got me WAY beat! I’ve slacked a bit on the workouts. I am a bit envious of your on-campus gym.

    Today I have a review and a couple of posts to work on, and hope to spend some time with John Green, on my iPad (reading The Fault in Our Stars for BlogHer Book Club). Not sure what’s for dinner around here. Enjoy your shortened Sunday!

    • I didn’t know you got an iPad. Do you like reading on it? I am on a computer all day long so I don’t think I can deal with the refresh rate of the screen. I like my Kindle for reading, but of course… it would be nice to have a device that could do a bit more for me.

  3. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: oooh, love it. Best of luck to the kiddos in getting parts there. Let us know how it turns out…

    Have heard of this Orphan Master’s Son book from other book bloggers. Will be interested to hear what you think.

    • I don’t know what I expected when I picked up Orphan Master’s Son. but I didn’t expect to find humor. It’s not laugh out loud funny, but a bit wry. Oh, and I LOVE Joseph. I sure hope the kids get parts.

  4. Get used to digging for that info from the boy…it gets even harder as they get older! :D

    Life is busy but I know you love it!!! :D

  5. Spring break in Palm Springs sounds pretty good to me. So much going on in your lives right now… have a great week!

  6. I so need a break. Both of mine are in volleyball and the schedule makes for SOMETHING volleyball related four days a week, plus their trainer, plus horse. If anything just know that I feel your pain. From the working out too. I tore my pectoral muscle and while I still worked out (babied it) it took nearly 8 weeks to heal. Keep up the good work though. It is all going to pay off!

  7. Sounds like you’ve been very busy, but productive. I have fallen behind in reading since the in-laws have visited….But I should be finishing up a couple books this week.

  8. You could rival Sandy for busyness … and she is hard to beat!! Hope this week settles down … and I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one with gobs of reviews to write.

  9. It’s nice that you get spring break week off. We have to work. I am behind on reviews as well. Hope all goes smoothly this week for you.

  10. You sound very busy Ti…good luck to the boy & girl on the play and to you getting everything done! Kudos to you for working out, I’m hoping to do something once I am out of this walking boot.

  11. Oh Ti! You sound like me about 12 years ago–I had 4 kids going different directions and along with feeling like I lived in my car, I never seemed to know which way was up most days! It is a crazy season of life, but one that does not last forever—thankfully, because at age 50 that would kill me! :)
    I just finished reading the 3rd Hunger Games, and thankfully after all that build up, I did not feel too disappointed by the ending although I remember you recently telling me you did not care for it. I couldn’t really see it ending any other way.
    Hope you have a great week despite the crummy time change–something I loathe. I know from the past that all of us in my department at work will be dragging all week. :(
    *smiles*

    • I just felt as if that last book was a cop-out. It wasn’t well constructed and the ending didn’t work for me. But as a whole. the series was very entertaining. Can’t wait to see the movie, although I can’t seem to find anyone to go with me!

  12. As we learned from my injuries and the degree…. be careful with your body. It’s not worth it, there is some perfect blend of fitness and overall health. :)

    Sounds like you do have a very busy week planned… so now book reviews are craft projects! I love the creativity but sometimes these projects end of being family projects (which can be okay but some families help, some don’t)…

    Good luck this week!

  13. Good luck to your kids — they sound busy (but hopefully happy!). I feel ya on the review backlog — and the deeper I get in, the worse it is. Ugh! Hope things slow down for you soon!

  14. I’m tired just thinking about all you do!

  15. ugh! Now all I’m thinking about are rats with long, long teeth! Let’s see if I can quickly switch to pancakes and bacon and meatballs and food and maybe go look at Pinterest, cuz I’m hungry…
    :)

  16. That does sound incredibly busy! I hope you guys manage to take out the rodent soon – they are so annoying. Good luck to your kiddos!

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