Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Salon: Lazy Sunday Sandy

Hi, I'm here, I'm here!  Better late than never right?  These are the results of being on vacation.  The weather in Indiana has been SO NICE...I woke up this morning (with my windows open) to 48 degrees.  This is mind-blowing to a Floridian.  I am not going to want to hop on a plane and return to the soupy muck and reality on Tuesday.  Blah.

Throughout the week, we have been diligently working on projects for decorating for my mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary party, which happens tonight.  I finally broke down and signed up for Pinterest, and I tentatively browsed around and found some cool ideas (I'm scared to death this website is going to suck out my soul and all my free time!).  The kids and I did take a day and visit my old haunt, Indiana Beach, which is kind of a throw-back to amusements parks in the olden days...wooden coasters, coney dogs, and fair-type rides.  And as the week progressed, my sister drove down from Minneapolis and my husband arrived for the festivities.

This week I started posting pictures from Poland, and I'll keep doing that for a few weeks until I've at least shared the highlights.  I got a lot of comments on my Zurek soup picture, so in a couple weeks I will post a recipe to make it (even though I haven't actually done it myself).  I do intend to try it as soon as I get home and get my life in order.

My reading has about gone into hibernation.  The only time I listen to audios is when I'm putting on my makeup.  (I've been running, but I'm always running with someone, so no listening time there.)  I did finally finish Lauren Oliver's "Requiem" in print, and thanks to the forever-life-saving Jill, who sent me a express package to my parent's house, I am now reading "Night Film" by Marisha Pessl.  Funny side story:  When my sister showed up Thursday, she was ALSO reading "Night Film".  This is so ironic since the book isn't even out yet!  Great minds and all that.

Even though I haven't been on the blogs all that much lately, it does seem like it is so slow out there.  Everyone must be taking breaks and having their vacations.  I do look forward to getting back into a routine, but if I were going to be brutally honest with you, I dread this back-to-school time of year.  Dread like the plague.  I just want to go to sleep and wake up about November.  Go ahead and tell me that I only have five more of these years, so I'd better appreciate it, but I will only ignore you.

Hope you all are having a great Sunday.  I look forward to catching up with you soon!    


Beth F said...

These cool nights have been sooooo welcome! Congrats to your parents, and hope the party is wonderful.

Iliana said...

Oh wow, I'd love to have some of that 48 degree weather right now! :)

Looking forward to seeing more pics of Poland. Congrats to your parents!

Anonymous said...

It has been very quiet in blog-land lately - I suspect everyone is melting from the heat or out vacationing. :) Glad you're having a good time with your folks. I finished Requiem this week (on audio) and though I enjoyed it, I wasn't blown away. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd read all three books in a shorter time period.

JoAnn said...

These cool nights have been heavenly... I can see why you aren't in a big hurry to head south again.

Welcome to Pinterest! I've found some great recipes and ideas, but it really does take discipline not to spend too much time looking around.

bermudaonion said...

I want a vacation!! Things have been quiet and I'm not sure why, but that's okay.

I was afraid Pinterest would suck my free time too but it hasn't. A friend of mine used to spend a lot of time on there and she said the pins starting recycling in a month or two.

Happy Anniversary to your parents!!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Hah, now that Pinterest has its greedy little fingers on you, you will never escape! :--)

Serena said...

everyone seems to be reading Night Film...I must read this book I presume.

caite said...

I was in Florida one time in could not pay me enough to go back.

Julie P. said...

So glad you're enjoying your vacation. I'm counting down until ours. Of course, life is insane between now and then!

Unknown said...

Yes, things are slow on my blog too. My reading has also gone into hibernation as I'm so busy with the kids. I should sign up to pinterest - I might find some ideas to help to keep the boys busy!

Pass my congrats on to your parents!

Darlene said...

I'm on Pinterest but it isn't anything that's sucked too much of my time but I know it does for a lot of people.

I hope the anniversary party went well. Maybe you'll post a picture or two from that as well.

Your reading will get better once you're back home probably, especially the audios.

Ti said...

I love Pinterest for keeping track of recipes and decorating ideas but I use it in spurts. I can only take so much of it and then I get bored, so you should be okay.