Category Archives: Life

The Sunday Salon: I. Love. Long. Weekends.

I have a furlough day on Monday so this is a three-day weekend for me. I love long weekends. I mean, who doesn’t? After our tax appointment today, we decided to check out a bookstore that I had never been to before. The Flintridge Bookstore and Coffee House was damaged last year when a big rig slammed into a car and then ran through the front of the bookstore. Unfortunately, two people were killed in that accident. However, the bookstore re-opened and it’s one of the most charming bookstores that I’ve been to in awhile.

We had the best time. I picked up a copy of Catching Fire and two, really neat bookmarks. Here’s a close-up of the bamboo bookmark and you’ll see why I like it so much:

As for today, it’s Valentine’s Day and we may head up to the snow. I’d be perfectly fine just hanging around here. I’ve been so burned out lately that a day at home sounds wonderful to me, but it probably won’t happen. For dinner, I think the plan is to order some Chinese food.

Later on I plan to write-up my last Moby Dick Monday post. Yep, I finished it! I can’t tell you how glad I am. Right now I am actively reading The Weight of Heaven and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I will probably crack open Catching Fire too now that I have it in my hands.

Also, I read this post over at Redlady’s Reading Room about adding your blog to the Kindle store. I went right over and signed up, but then aborted the process when I read the terms and conditions. I’m not sure I like how it’s worded but it pretty much says that Amazon can use the content any way they like and that you have to conform to a regular posting schedule, etc. I post regularly but something about HAVING to do it turned me off.

If you’re a blogger, is your blog listed at the Kindle store? My settings are saved right now until I can think about this a bit more.

The Sunday Salon: So, So Tired.

I’m a  little slow today. Last night was the Father/Daughter dance that I organized for the school and there were over 200 people there. Somehow, I screwed my hip up. No, it’s not because I was dancing like a fool or anything but I blame it on the large bag of ice that I grabbed from an angle. I twisted my hip somehow and my hip socket is on fire! I am sitting here watching the Superbowl right now and all I really want to do is go to bed with a large heating pad.


The dance went swimmingly. Everyone had a good time and seeing all of those dads rocking out to Rock Lobster warmed my heart. Thank goodness it’s over though! I know how to throw a party but man, I sure stress over every little thing

Needless to say, this hasn’t been a typical Sunday. I’ve been limping around, eating football food and watching this very close game. Go Saints!!