Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Salon: The Fantasy

 Let me share with you my latest fantasy.  (Don't worry, this isn't TMI.) The fantasy is that I lay burrowed in my bed, all day.  No shower.  No cleaning, cooking, shopping, acting as a psychiatrist, resolving disputes, arguing.  I'm mentally and physically drained!  I'm not sure that a day in bed would solve anything, but it sounds so good.  But that's not going to happen.  The best I can hope for is a quick afternoon nap.  I also have occasional fantasies about living in an apartment, too, by the way.

How are all the holiday festivities going for everyone?  I have probably 85% of my shopping done.  The things left to do are primarily gift cards, which I can do online.  I still have to sit down (probably today) and plan out various holiday meals and come up with a grocery list.

Next week is mid-term week for my daughter.  What this means (besides stress, foul attitudes, tears and emotional outbursts) is that there is no day next week with a clear schedule.  Tests are at 8:00 and 10:00, but not necessarily both times every day.  So basically this is an on-call week.  Plus we have my son's Christmas program (the SAME PROGRAM I've been watching for the last 12 years, Jesus give me strength), and another Confirmation class.   I'm definitely not feeling the spirit yet.  Maybe later.

We had a book club meeting this week, discussing "The Silent Wife".  This was one of those books that we all read ravenously, but hated all the characters.  We had a good discussion.  At January's meeting we will be discussing "The Rosie Project".  We will see who shows up...we have a lot of pregnant women coming due.

I saw in EW they had an online bracket game determining the best YA book ever.  The winner of course was Harry Potter.  But I was just as delighted with the runner ups...To Kill a Mockingbird, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  That is a damned fine lineup, and I'm feeling pretty self-satisfied that I've read them all!

All the "Best of" lists are starting to appear everywhere, and it is so much fun.  It just makes me wish I could read faster.  Or maybe it just makes me wish I could read, period.  Anyway, even though I'm not officially blogging anymore, I will be doing my "Best of" lists this week.  On Monday, my favorite audios.  Tuesday will be my favorite Fiction reads, and Wednesday Young Adult.  I've been working hard!

But not reading unfortunately.  Still reading "Death of the Black-Haired Girl", and people, this is only a 280 page book.  My library due date is coming up soon.  I need to get cracking.  I HAVE been listening to audio this week though..."Police" by Jo Nesbo to be exact.  I need to take a moment and express my frustration with this man.  He freaking messed me up with "Ghost", then came back with this installment and is manipulating me some more.  I am nearly enraged.  I won't go into details, but you can't trust a thing he says, and he kills people I love.  Damn him.

Today my daughter and I will do a little kitten therapy at the animal shelter.  Beyond that, maybe we will see a movie.  Hobbit?  Out of the Furnace?  Dallas Buyers Club?  Such choices!  But first, a nap.



bermudaonion said...

I fantasize about staying in my pajamas all day too, but it ain't gonna happen for me either. Oh well, we should be thankful for what we have.

I'm ready for Christmas except for the menu planning and the grocery shopping.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Not Ghost: Phantom! LOLOL

JoAnn said...

My friends and I used to joke about pooling some cash each month and renting a "Mom's Respite" apartment… maybe it could work for you;-)

Marybeth Whalen said...

Living In an apartment fantasy? Check.

Planning menu and grocery lists for Christmas? Check.

Struggling with wanting to read All The Books? Check.

Upcoming week of no time for self or normal routine? Check.

Wishing for a day in bed with no hope of that coming true? Check.

Loving all the best of lists and watching your TBR list grow depressingly long? Check.

So glad you're still checking in via your Sunday posts? Check! Check!

Heidenkind said...

I haven't been reading much, either, except on audio. I can't decide if I should do a best of list or not this year... I guess it will depend if I have time.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're still going to do your year-end lists - I love comparing notes! Hang in there through the next week or so - Christmas vacation is on the horizon.

Ti said...

If I had the loot, I'd rent a loft type space for me to read and snooze in.

I could never lie in bed all day. Even when sick I stumble around the throw a load of wash in. I have to be productive even when sick.

Right now, I am just over the material crap that Christmas brings with it. I am not done, but I am calling it a year and ending it. It's not making me happy at all so I am declaring myself done.

Iliana said...

I'm jealous you are almost done with your shopping! My fault, I waited too long.

I'm probably not going to do my favorites year end list until we get to the very end of the month. Could be my favorite book is still there waiting for me :)

Looking forward to reading about all of your faves!

Nise' said...

I've got The Silent Wife on audio, do you highly recommend it?
I was forced into your fantasy with a bad back, did not like it one bit. So hopefully, you get that fantasy because you choose it!

Literary Feline said...

I share your fantasy, Sandy! Especially right now when getting around is so much effort. At least I can say all my holiday shopping is done (hopefully).

I hope you are able to find time to read amongst your holiday preparations, Sandy. I have a few days off for the holidays, which we'll be spending with the in-laws. I plan to hand Mouse over to them so I can rest my knee and ankle and read!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Beth F said...

A whole day to myself to goof off? Maybe in my next life.

Anonymous said...

I like JoAnn's idea of a collective Mom's Respite apartment!

Jeane said...

Gah, wouldn't I love to stay in bed all day sometimes! or even better, in a hot bath that never went cold. I can't even do that (the bed) when I'm sick anymore, because my kids still need me!