Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Salon: Marking Time

 I'm back for another week!  I'm alive!  Can't say it was a pleasurable week, but it is done.  My son got through this procedures and the doctor seems to think he is suffering from severe food allergies, exact offending foods TBD.  We will have an appointment next week and will learn our fate.  In the meantime, we have cut out dairy (he had dairy issues as a child) and he seems to be feeling better.  Let's just all say a little prayer it isn't gluten.  All he eats is gluten.

A close friend of mine lost her father this week to Alzheimer's.  As I lost my grandmother.  Horrible disease.  My thoughts were with her.

I'm not an allergic person.  I can hang with cats, dogs, guinea pigs, shellfish and peanuts.  But good LORD I had my issues this week.  I cannot breathe, and my head feels like it will explode!  It made me just want to nap and hide, and slog through the week.

I've been continuing my TV series binging.  Finished HBO's first season of True Detective (this is one of the best series I've seen, right behind Breaking Bad).  I'm close to catching up on The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.  Someone highly recommended The Wire.  I feel like I need to put a few of these others to rest first!

We've also been glued to The Masters.  Someday I'd love to go.  I suspect that is all we will be doing tomorrow, as it is the final day.

Our spring break is late this year.  It starts this coming Thursday, and we are going to Savannah and a little place called Sea Island.  It can't come soon enough.  I'm just marking time until then.

I really don't read much any more.  I don't comment much on blogs any more either...I'm just distracted.  I'll get back to my routine soon hopefully.  I did finish "The Troop" by Nick Cutter, finally.  What should have been a two day read was about two weeks.  The book was gross and fast-paced, truly a double dog dare for those that like that kind of challenge.  Now I'm back to "The Expats" again.  I'm determined to finish it.  Someday.

Audio is a little better.  I jumped into Wally Lamb's newest release "We Are Water" for book club next month.  I'd heard this was not up to his usual excellence, but from my point of view (I only have one more disc left out of 19) this is an incredible novel.  It has about 40 discussion topics which is...AMBITIOUS to say the least, but from an audio perspective, it is amazing.  Some of the best narration I've heard in recent times.

My daughter and I did our animal shelter duties yesterday (our offsite adoption event placed three dogs in homes - yay!), so today should be fairly uneventful.  Church, grocery shopping and The Masters.  Maybe a quick episode of something, maybe a little reading if I can focus!  Hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing Sunday.



13 comments:

JoAnn said...

I liked We Are Water well enough, but kind of wished I listened instead...

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Yes, Jim is all about The Masters at the moment....

bermudaonion said...

I am the same way in print right now. I'm slogging through a 250 page book - I've been reading the blasted thing for over a week now. I'm not loving it but I think much of that has to do with me and not the book.

Iliana said...

You've got so much going on and with health issues to boot, I don't blame you for just not being as present in blogland. Don't worry, blogland will wait until you are well and ready. In the meantime enjoy the shows, the audios and best of all hopefully a good solution to your son's health issues!

Trisha said...

I've heard great things about The Wire but haven't had time to watch it yet.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's not gluten too. My aunt has celiac and it's just horrid; gluten-based foods are delicious. :)

Carrie said...

I hope today was relaxing for you - it sounds like you need it! And I'm going to check out the Lamb on audio - sounds good.

Jackie Bailey said...

It's good to hear that Wally Lamb's latest is good - I'll try to get a copy on audio at some point.

Have a wonderful time on Sea Island!

Ti said...

Food allergies, huh? That will do it. It may be gluten or maybe just wheat.

Well, he is a solid kid. If he has to skip gluten he can load up on protein and potatoes. I think most guys like that diet anyway.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Yay for possibly narrowing in on your son's issues! Boo for your own allergies. My spring allergies are going insane. True Detective is high on my must watch list!

Literary Feline said...

I hope your allergies have subsided, Sandy. I suffer from allergies year round, but it's always worse in the spring and late fall.

I am sorry for your friend who lost her father to Alzheimer's this week. My husband's uncle passed away of the disease a couple weeks ago. He developed early onset several years ago and the Alzheimer's progressed so rapidly . . . It is such an awful illness.

I've only yet seen the first episode of True Detective and am anxious to see more. I loved the Wire when it was on.

The Expats was not a fast read for me either. I did like it, but it wasn't really what I expected when I started it. I hope you do end up enjoying it.

I pass one of the local animal shelters every day on my way to and from work. I've been really missing having a dog lately, and my daughter keeps asking about Riley. It'll be a year this next month that we lost him. I keep reminding myself getting a dog right now is not a good idea--not with our work hours and such. It's hard though.

I hope you have a great week!

Beth F said...

We tried The Wire -- liked it okay, but somehow never actually finished it. True Detective is the best.

stacybuckeye said...

Ah, gluten. Gage is dairy free and gluten free so if that's what you find out it's not the end of the world - there are some very good choices out there - but your kitchen will definitely change. I know Gage has other sensitivites, but it's hard to pinpoint them at this point. Trial and error and only letting him have one new food for a week. It a pain in the ass to be honest.
Hoping your son will get an easier prognosis!

stacybuckeye said...

Oh, and go organic AND GMO free as much as you can. That's my newest area of study and it's frightening what we are feeding ourselves.