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The Sunday Salon: 48 Hour Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

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Over the course of 48 hours of reading, I really didn’t accomplish all that much. Granted, I didn’t read for the entire 48 hours but there were “chunks” where I tried to catch-up on my reading. I wasn’t successful though. I did manage to finish Orwell’s Coming Up for Air, but that’s pretty much it. The back-to-school paperwork kept calling me, as did the pile of unpaid bills. Let’s face it. I got distracted by life.

It was fun though and just putting it down in writing means that I know what my goal is for the week. Thank you Wallace for putting this together.

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Today has been a “do nothing” kind of day. I felt blah when I woke up so I hung around the house doing a whole lot of nothing. The kids got the best of me though and dragged me to see Despicable Me in 3D. Why does everything have to be in 3D these days? 3D is not fun for those that wear glasses. Glasses on top of glasses just isn’t attractive, but the movie was good enough for me to forget how I looked.

Oh, and then I got sidetracked at my new favorite store, Ulta. I’ve been on a quest to find my new, signature scent. I want something that is going to be around so I tested all sorts of fragrances and then ended up with something that I used to wear in college (go figure). The newer scents just don’t smell good on me or they fade.

I had a huge Facebook discussion about it. In case you’re interested, I went back to Obsession which used to be very strong for me but now it isn’t at all (The Boy, The Girl and the Hub agreed). Perhaps the formula has changed? Anyway…that’s it for now unless Calvin Klein discontinues it tomorrow which would be my luck.

Hope you had a lovely Sunday. Now I’m off to watch Shark Week!

48 Hour Read-a-Thon – Update #2

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What I’m Reading:

One Day by David Nicholls

How I’m Feeling:

Meh. I’m feeling meh. I’m only a few chapters into One Day but it’s not pulling me in. It may not be the book though. The Girl is a bit under-the-weather so she’s a tad needy. Needy means that I have to put down the book a lot to get her stuff. BUT, I did re-claim my corner on the couch. The Boys stole it from me last night.

Speaking of last night…

I did not read all the way through last night. I actually had a weird scare where I had a panic attack or something. Not even sure why, but it totally freaked me out and almost sent me to the ER. After that I went straight to bed. I seem fine today though.

Random Tidbits:

I decided that I don’t feel like cooking dinner so we’re all foraging for our own food tonight. Perhaps this will allow me more time to read.