Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Salon: MIA

 I am pleased to announce that I am not dead!  Isn't that great?  I never post this late, but I figured the theme of the week was "MIA" so I might as well stay in character.  I fell completely off the grid this week.  I didn't read blogs.  I didn't read anything in print.  I only went to Andre's ONCE!  There is a myriad of explanations for my behavior.

Yard improvement project.  A team of workers spreading 20 tons (yes you heard that right) of Seminole rock in my front and back yard, planting plants and installing a new fountain.  Fun stuff but these guys require supervision.

The Killing.  I continue to obsess.  SO GOOD, OMG.  I am three episodes away from the end.  Nothing will continue to be done until I've finished.

Cold weather has lured me outside.  By "cold" I mean 60's during the day and 40's at night.  I don't sweat much in these temps.  It is wonderful.

And also sick kids, the usual hellish doctor appointments, a broken security system, and a flat tire that occupied a solid afternoon.  Also had a fundraiser breakfast and a book club meeting.  My son turned 15.  Halloween.  You get my point.  It was one of those weeks.

I did listen to audio, praise the Lord.  I finished "The Girl with all the Gifts", but I haven't reviewed it yet.  I really liked it.  It sort of reminded me of "The Passage", and one of the better apocalyptic stories I've read in awhile.  I have started "In the Kingdom of Ice" by Hampton Sides, a book club assignment.  The audio is 14 discs long and the meeting is Wednesday so I doubt I will finish it by then, but what the heck.  I haven't been to this book club in awhile because of some personality conflicts, but I'm going to give it another shot.

Today my son and I went to see "Nightcrawler" with Jake Gyllenhaal and it was absolutely amazing.  It made my heart pound, it made me flinch, it made me laugh.  Going to write that one up too, at some point.

Hope everyone had an awesome Sunday, and why would it not be the best when we gain an hour of time???  I always feel like I don't appreciate it enough, especially when we LOSE that hour in the spring.  Did everyone sleep in this morning?

 


10 comments:

bermudaonion said...

We've had a crazy busy week too and it didn't help that Carl passed his cold on to me. There was actually snow on the ground when we got up yesterday morning. I sure hope that doesn't mean it's gonna be a long, cold winter.

Jenny said...

I was wondering where you were! Sounds like a crazy week! I'm so glad to hear Nightcrawler was good. I love Jake Gylenhaal.. I need to see that. I "slept in" and still was up by 8 am! :)

Trisha said...

Binge watching tv is a sickness that I do not want to cure....

JoAnn said...

I hope your kids are feeling better soon, Sandy ...all those doctors appointments are NO fun :(

Twenty tons of rock? I'm hoping we get a picture at the end of that project!

Ti said...

I wondered where you were. No Walking Dead talk. No AHS talk. Going through withdrawals.

Tasha Brandstatter said...

I went to see NIGHTCRAWLER, too! It was really good.

Beth F said...

Loved Girl with all the Gifts. Also LOVED in the Kingdom of Ice.

All this crazy weather is hard on one's health.

Carrie said...

I just used my Audible credit on Girl With All the Gifts this morning - looking forward to it.

And Nightcrawler looks creepy-good!

Jackie Bailey said...

I always feel like binge watching TV series at this time of year too. Hope you don't have to deal with so many things next week :-)

Alyce said...

I feel like I've been MIA from blogland for huge chunks of time lately, and then too tired to really do anything about it. Every time I think I've got a handle on things, life tosses one more thing into the mix; another ball to juggle. Now my victories are in smaller measurements - like I deep cleaned the kitchen last night, woohoo! :)