The Sunday Salon: Still Sunny, Still Busy

Sunday Salon

Why are the weekends so short? Last week was incredibly long. Not bad, just long. The track practices and the rushing around have gotten a little easier now that we have a routine down. But The Girl is going to bed a little later, which makes the mornings a little rougher so therefore, MY mornings are a little rougher.

So, I’ve been walking again. It’s a way for me to blow off a frantic morning but gosh, I am so out of shape! Long ago, the lupus did some damage to my hip so walking can be tough once I hit the two mile mark but I do it anyway because anything less than two miles doesn’t seem to do much for me. I’ve been enjoying some audio books while doing it so that always makes it more pleasant.

This week, I have an ultrasound scheduled, which is more precautionary than anything and then later, a biopsy. I don’t really think anything is wrong, but I could use some positive thoughts anyway. This has nothing to do with the hip issue I mentioned but I have a new doctor and she is erring on the side of caution. Plus, my other doctor has been concerned about the size of my red blood cells so this will also rule some other things out as well.

What am I reading?

I am reading The Realm of Last Chances for an online book club and I am also reading Eleanor & Park. E&P, swoon. It’s a little sappy with all that young love and all, but I love the characters.

What am I cooking?

Yesterday, I made chicken with goat cheese and a green bean salad with balsamic dressing and candied walnuts. It was delish. I really, really want some Chinese take-out tonight. Right now, I just finished some bacon and eggs, over easy please. A good, Sunday staple.

What am I watching?

Nothing now, but last night we watched The Breakfast Club and tonight The Walking Dead is on. I haven’t been too interested in the Olympics. I am not familiar with any of the athletes and is it me, or do some of the skating routines seem a little…cheesy?

It’s sunny here and I should be spending it outside, but last night I reorganized the kitchen and today, I feel the need to organize something else. We took a trip to IKEA yesterday and it gave me some ideas. As a family of four, we have done a lot in the way of cutting back, but we still have too much stuff. Especially after attending church. I really feel as if we have too much. It’s so easy to accumulate things.

What do you have planned for today?

27 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Still Sunny, Still Busy”

  1. The weekends do seem to fly by. I hope this week will be a smooth one for you.

    I’ll be thinking and sending positive thoughts for you on your tests. xo

    I’m looking forward to TWD tonight. I love that show. Next week is Survivor. That’s about it for me and tv. I prefer movies. I have been watching the Olympics but I only like skiing, hockey, bobsledding, snowboarding, etc.

    Hope the rest of your Sunday is good!

  2. You are so busy…even when you are relaxing! I will think about you and your med tests this week!

    Take care!

    We are unwinding today from a stressful period…getting ready to indulge in a chili dog! And a chocolate malt!

  3. These weekends move by too quick. I cannot believe this Sunday is nearly over. I need a longer break! 🙂 I hope that all goes well and that the walking continues to help out. I am so out of shape…I really need to find a routine, but with all the snow dumped here, we’ve been hunkered indoors. It was warm this weekend and we were out and about, but I need longer periods of exercise. I’m reading Ripper by Isabel Allende right now…and watching a replay of a Celtics game from Saturday night.

    1. Your weather!! That is enough of a reason to stay in, for sure. I don’t have that excuse. It’s pathetic really because I do enjoy it once it’s done for the morning but starting… ugh. 


  4. I love the sunshine but know you desperately need rain in California.

    Walking helps me with my frustrations too.

    I’m sending positive thoughts your way for good test results.

  5. I’m sending positive thoughts your way, Ti. Good, good luck with the ultrasound.

    Ugh, entire weeks seems short to me right now! I can’t believe there are only 5 full days left in Feb. I haven’t liked the skating as much, either. It’s nostalgia, sure, but I think the Michelle Kwan/Sasha Cohen years were better although Yuna Kim is lovely. Also, NBC’s coverage style is annoying to me.

    I tearfully finished Rachel Joyce’s “Perfect” last night at 4am. I am exhausted today but it was worth it.

    1. Kim, is the only skater I’ve enjoyed this time around 

      I have Perfect but haven’t started it and to be honest, forgot I had it until you mentioned it in your comment. 


      1. I’m incredibly glad I read it and the writing was beautiful but it was a hard read in some ways (though not graphic). Somehow restorative and heartbreaking at the same time.

  6. We just had a long weekend last weekend (seems like ages ago) and no more until April! March is a looonnnnggg month around here, but the weekends don’t seem any longer! I’m reading The Luminaries, but didn’t realize it was so long, and I may not finish it in time before it has to go back to the library. Hope your tests come back with good results!

  7. Sending positive thoughts your way, my West Coast friend.

    I’ve been thinking about reading Eleanor & Park too. Will wait to see your final review before deciding.

    The Breakfast Club is one of our favorites. Finally we bought it earlier this year. I don’t know why it took us so long.

  8. E&P certainly has some awesome characters. That alone makes the book win.

    Sending thoughts your way. Hope there’s nothing wrong, and everything goes very smooth for you!

  9. It was very warm here this weekend too (50) LOL and although our roof is still thick with snow, we did have a lot of melting going on though which was good.

    Wishing you smooth sailing through this week’s tests.

  10. Audio books are awesome! I listen to them while commuting. Your cooking sounds delicious! I love anything involving goat cheese. I’m going to try to make some sort of risotto tonight.

  11. Sending you lots of positive thoughts!!!!! Loved E and P!! Listened to it on audio, fantastic. Just finished reading A Land More Kind Than Home for book club. We gave it a thumbs up! Am trying to finish listening to The Husbands Secret, I can’t renew it. I am starting Me Before You in print. I have been wanting to read this for a long time.

    Looking forward to seeing what you have to say about The Astronauts Wives Club. I have it on my TBR List.

    I need four day weekends, actually seven day weekends sound even better! LOL

  12. Nice list of things to enjoy. I’m sure you’re having almost spring-like weather. I ventured out to walk a bit today but it was too cold, with windchill almost -18C.

    1. Since you mentioned The Breakfast Club, I watched The Big Chill a couple of weeks ago on the big screen. Yes, every now and then they had these old movies in the theatres. This week they have Endless Love.

      1. The Big Chill is a great movie! I love it. I really need to own it because every time it comes on I am reminded how great it is.  Such a great ensemble for that one.


  13. I didn’t watch much of the Olympics either. I had it on a lot, and I think my kids watched since they would ask me questions about various athletes (that I couldn’t answer), but I had other things to work on and never really had the time to sit and focus on them.

    Still so jealous of your weather….we are back to -25 or -35 tonight – yes that’s negative numbers! UGH!!!

    I loved Eleanor and Park….a great YA read. Enjoy!

    Prayers with you for your ultrasound and biopsy. Hopefully everything is fine.

    1. We are supposed to get four inches of rain between Wednesday and Friday. If that’s the case, we’ll flood. Our streets cannot handle that much rain at once  with all the dead brush, there’s nothing to hold it in once it’s past the saturation point. 


  14. Keep up the walking. I just started back walking with my son. I had stop walking because of the weather for about 3 weeks. I live in GA so it is kind of warm this week, but it is going to get cold again. My feet are kind of messed up because of the shoes I wore so I bought some shoes so I can continue walking. I have pains in my hand, knees and feet. When I walk it makes me feel good and I feel no pain while walking or I forget the pain. I do feel it after the walk. I vow to continue walking as long as I am on this earth. I hope everything turns out well.

  15. I love The Breakfast Club, great movie that I saw in the theater! (shocking). I think I’m going to stay away from E&P, I have decided don’t like silly romance, even if sweet.

    Life has been busy for you with the plays etc… good luck with the dr appt (tomorrow right?).

  16. I am way behind on blog reading, so I am just now seeing this one. I hope that your medical tests have gone well. I will be keeping you in my thoughts. I did not know you had lupus. My father had lupus, so I am familiar with the struggles that come with it.

    1. I see my doctor every four months and half the time I test positive for Lupus or autoimmune diseases in general and the other  half I test negative. So, they call it lupus and treat me for lupus but I am not 100% sure that is what I have. I have stopped taking the meds to test stuff out and when I do, in about a week I am in horrible shape again so I have something.

      I hate medical crap. Thanks for the good thoughts on those other medical tests though. 


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