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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.

The Sunday Salon: Where Did The Week Go?

It’s Sunday. Really. Hmph.

My week off went by so quickly. We had a lovely Thanksgiving. We lounged around. We watched movies. We ate, and ate, and ate. My goodness, that turkey was the best turkey EVER!

I shopped. A little. It wasn’t too crazy. I was glad.

However, I find myself blue. I have been in a down mood for the past week or two. I know in part it’s related to my situation at work (forced furloughs) and I know that there is so much else to be thankful for (truly, I am thankful) but I am so blue. Also, something happened that’s left me very sad. I get incredibly pensive when my actions are doubted in any way. I need to snap out of it.

So. I’ve been  reading. I just finished In a Perfect World. I loved it, but it did nothing to lift my spirits. You’ll see why when I post the review. I have also been reading Under the Dome and today I am seeing The Road. I know! For a person who is blue I sure picked a bunch of depressing books/movies to occupy my time with.

I have Monday off (furlough) so I am going to spend the day re-grouping. Hopefully after a day of quite, nothingness I’ll be back to my normal self.

How was your week? What movies did you see? I saw New Moon, it was better than the book but you all know what I thought about the book. I hope The Road does the book justice and that it doesn’t send me spiraling into despair. Just kidding. I know what the book did to me so I am prepared!