The Sunday Salon: Sluggish, Windy, Rainy and COLD

Griffith Observatory

This picture does not go with the post heading does it? Well, that’s because Saturday was absolutely gorgeous. Actually, the entire week has been gorgeous and made for a very nice Spring Break but today, it’s windy, rainy and cold and I am sluggish from a touch of food poisoning or maybe a stomach bug. Not sure which but it’s a real downer.

First, let me share a few more photos with you. On Saturday we visited the Griffith Observatory, which I hadn’t been to since the $94 million re-model.

The Girl. Griffith Observatory.

The view was gorgeous. The hike up the hill to get there, not too bad. The parking is still a nightmare and we got there right when they opened. I suggest getting there an hour early, eating a picnic lunch, and then making your way to the displays.

The Girl. Observatory.

She’s a little camera shy. Yeah.


The top deck is almost exactly the same as it was before the re-model, but there is a downstairs now! Yes, they carved into the hillside to create this new floor and it’s all shiny and new and very impressive. We had a great time.

Sunday Salon

Today though, The Hub took the kids to visit their uncle and I am about to cuddle up with a book to shake-off whatever is left of this food poisoning/bug. In case you are wondering, we didn’t eat at the Observatory so the food there was not the cause πŸ˜‰ I think I may read a bit more of The Book Thief as it is taking me forever to read it, but what I really want to read is The World We Live In which was sent to me by Jill.

It may be a slow review week as I read a bunch of books and then realized that they probably shouldn’t be reviewed until it’s closer to their release date. Do you ever do that? I could have sworn some were coming out this week but they aren’t coming out until May.

Anyway, off to my chair, or bed depending on my mood. Hope you are enjoying a nice day and that those that participated in the read-a-thon are recovering nicely.

20 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Sluggish, Windy, Rainy and COLD”

  1. Oh dear Tina–
    I hope you feel better soon. Stomach stuff is no fun! I missed you at the read-a-thon but I suppose spending time with family is more important. I can’t believe your having a slow time at getting through The Book Thief—that book is one that I tore through! πŸ˜‰
    Have a happy, happy Monday ~~

    1. It’s my “in-between” book so I only read a few pages at a time in between the other books I have on my shelf. I am enjoying it though but really need to pick up the pace a bit.

  2. Hope you are feeling better! And what great pics – sounds like such a fun outing with your family πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read what you thought of The Book Thief. I absolutely loved it! One of my favorite reads of all time. I just finished reading it this past Friday and posted about it. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I did.


  3. Ti, thanks for sharing the pictures. Your family is lovely and your little girl quite a model! πŸ™‚

    Hope you feel better. Take care!

  4. The rain came my way early this morning. It was such a lovely weekend weather-wise. It looks like you and your family had a nice time at the observatory! I haven’t been in quite a few years.

    I hope you have a great book, Ti. Enjoy your reading.

  5. I love observatories in general, except for the fact that you usually have to drive up scary, steep inclines to get there! Me no likey! Sorry about the stomach thing. I can relate with you. It seems like it happens to me ten times more than to the rest of my family added together.

  6. Hope you’re feeling better. That dreary weather was just God’s way of making it easier for the kids to go back to school!

  7. lol!! great photos. πŸ™‚

    did i read your post correctly? is there someone else on the planet struggling to read ‘the book thief’? can i dare to hope? i feel like such an outcast because i’m the only person around who hasn’t managed to finish (and love!) that book.

  8. Yikes Ti, food poisoning? hope you are feeling better. I loved you family photo. You daughter is not camera shy…LOL (You hub looks familiar and cute too), and your son, well I just can imagine the calls from all the girls beginning soon…LOL

  9. I loved going to the Griffith Observatory when I was in CA. Thanks for sharing the photos! Your daughter is, as always, a joy to see.

  10. lol-your daughter shy – NOT. She’s so sweet though. I always get a kick out of her. Great pictures.

    Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well. Food poisoning is no fun. Sorry I’m so late commenting too. I haven’t been reading the blogs much this week. Just getting around to some now.

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