Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Salon: New Beginnings



Howdy guys!  What do you know, I'm up and on my game this morning.  I was thinking about my week, and decided it was definitely a good one.  I read a post yesterday (OK I read A LOT of posts yesterday as I've been really slacking and had to catch up) that reminded me to shut the hell up about being busy.  It isn't about being busy, it is about managing my time more wisely.  I have plenty of time to sit down and read or chill out, but I don't because that is the way I am.  In fact, I'm thinking that my word of the year should be something along these lines...CHILL.  Lest I give myself heart failure.

Lots of "beginnings" to the new year this week.  I had my first Polish class of the year on Wednesday evening.  It was nice to see some of my new friends again, and I'm hoping with the arrival of the puppy in a few weeks, I can keep this up.  It is good for my brain.  Speaking of the puppy, gratuitous weekly photo:    
















The puppy "nanny" who helps the breeder texted me this picture on Friday afternoon.  Made my day.  I love these women.  He is getting bigger by the day, and is so precious - look at that expression.  Makes my heart swell.  I should have my Sunday update pictures soon, and when I get those I'll post on FB.

Also had my first Heathrow Literary Society meeting of the year on Wednesday as well, discussing "Orphan Train".  That was such a good book but I read it so long ago.  I brought my mom with me, and I think she enjoyed it.  This group always reads the book and has lots to say.

I also think I found a new trainer to replace Andre.  I was a little bereft at the beginning of the week without my regular flogging, but tried a new place on Friday with a couple of my workout ladies, and we had our asses kicked thoroughly.  As in, I can't move, even today.  This is a good thing.  I'm going to give it a month and see how I do.

I'll need to do some extra working out next week because we went to a seafood buffet Friday night and out for my hubby's birthday last night.  Today will require bread and water I think.

I'd love to tell you that I did all kinds of reading, but I did not, at least in print.  I am totally addicted to a game on my phone called "Wordbrain", and until I conquer it, which will take awhile, I may be on a reading hiatus.  Ha!  (If you see me posting about the game on FB, it is because I am pimping myself out for hints to help me in the game.)  However, I did finish "Amy and Roger's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson and in a word?  Perfect.  I claim to have started "Where All the Light Tends To Go" by David Joy but I haven't really started it in earnest.

On audio, I finished "Blue Lily, Lily Blue" by Maggie Stiefvater, the third installment in the Raven Cycle series, and it was very good.  Love this series, and I'm totally hyped for the fourth and final book.  This is a minor miracle, considering my general attitude towards YA.  I'm now about halfway through "Lock In" by John Scalzi (and narrated by Wil Wheaton - woo!).  Apparently Audible has a corner on this audiobook.  Even libraries aren't getting it, which is annoying, so I nabbed it with an Audible promotion.  It is good - creatively genius - but not the easiest thing to understand.  I'm wondering if this is going to be a series?  It could be.

I'm not sure what is on the agenda for today.  I'm afraid to speculate reading, because while that would be great, I'm usually offered other suggestions.  Sundays are for family.  It will be a surprise!  See, I'm chill.  
   


11 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Yeah, I'm not reading much these days either. I AM busy but do have free time and, here lately, choose to do other things with it. I think part of the problem right now is that I'm not loving the book I'm reading - it's for book club, though, so I feel like I need to power through it.

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

I think I read the same post as you did about being busy. I agree, we all need to take a minute and just calm down and stop complaining about our busy lives. I do have plenty of free time, more than most probably, as I don't have kids to take care of! But I find myself constantly saying I'm so busy. Blah. I need to work on that, too. Use my time wisely and all that. Happy Sunday. :)

Beth F said...

The puppy is way too cute! I'm busy but I'm also spending less time online, which is super nice.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would love to know how audiobook decisions are made! So many I wish were on cd but aren't. Although it doesn't matter anymore; I'm listening to one so long I won't be done until 2016 at the earliest! LOL

Ti said...

I am still waiting for meds to kick in and now the girl is complaining of stomach pain.

I watched church online and now I am drinking cayenne pepper and honey tea.

Glad you found a trainer. I know you need that outlet. I need to find one.

Trisha Eclectic Eccentric said...

I have got to read Orphan Train. It is waiting there on the shelves, but for some unknown reason, I continuously pass it up for something else. WHY OH WHY? And yay for the Raven Cycle, such a wonderful series.

Literary Feline said...

I spent way too much time the other day playing Threes on my phone when I could have been reading. I probably have too many moments like that these day . . .

I can feel your love for that little puppy every time you post about him. :-)

I am glad you found a new trainer, Sandy.

I hope you have a great week!

Florinda Pendley Vasquez said...

I'm so glad you're getting a puppy! He's adorable. And I'm glad I won't be the only one posting dog pictures every Sunday :-D!

Marie Cloutier said...

Enjoy your Polish course- how fun! I'm a big fan of language learning. My reading has been slowish too. what can you do?

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I'm with you on needing to remind myself to chill out -- it feels so indulgent, sometimes, to just sit and read where there are Things To Be Done... but relaxing is worth time too!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Love the pup! Also it's funny, Orphan Train is the first book my book club is reading and we're discussing it tomorrow.