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The Sunday Salon: Rain!

This has been an extremely busy week and it has all been hampered by rain! Southern California is experiencing a little bit of “weather.” Our holiday plans have been affected by it and events that we’ve always attended have been canceled because of it. Every year we meet-up with some folks that used to be on the Special Olympics team that my husband coached way back in the day. We take them to look at Christmas lights and it’s quite the event! This year we wanted to try something different but the event ended up being canceled so we just drove around to look at the lights. They don’t care! They just love to meet-up. Here are some pics:

E1, our friend Yvonne, Adam and Debbie

Debbie and The Hub

This is almost Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil… but it’s just E2, E1 and Yvonne crammed into the third row of the Odyssey.

Today we are heading to a friend’s house for a holiday lunch and then tonight we are going to the Reindeer Romp at the zoo, but that all depends on the weather. Oh, and I forgot to mention that my son sprained his ankle at a birthday party and he is on crutches. Another reason to stay home tonight but we’ll see how it all works out.

For reading…I just finished my Moby Dick reading for tomorrow’s Moby Dick Monday post. I am also reading When She Flew and enjoying it. This will be my last week of work and then I am off for the holiday! I am so looking forward to just sitting at home!

What are you doing today?

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.