Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Salon: Water-logged

 I know, I know, I'm running a little late today.  I was tired last night, and I woke up late this morning and barely made it to church.  Then my little ducklings were begging for food, as they do every three and a half hours, so I went to the grocery store.  Then my daughter had a rare burst of things to say (versus hiding in her room), and when that happens, I sit and listen.  So.

It seems like I talk a lot about the weather.  I'm such an old fart.  Don't old farts obsess over the weather?  But it sorta drives my week!  This week, a huge blob of yuck hung over us, and it rained and rained and rained.  I couldn't walk, I couldn't do yard work, and everything felt slimy.  It was one of those weeks when you wanted to stay in bed.

My husband threw his back completely out of whack playing golf last weekend (he thinks it is a pinched nerve) and while he tried to tough it out, by Friday he couldn't move AT ALL.  So he has been underfoot.  He did go to a chiropractor and is at least moving a little bit today.

We had an open house this week for the high school magnet program my son wants to attend next year.  High drama and emotion around here until he finds out whether he was accepted (which should be late February).  Friday we attended a food truck fundraising event for a little 2 year old boy in our community who has neuroblastoma...horrible, horrible, horrible thing.  Only this kind of cause would have gotten me out in that weather.  My daughter and I worked an animal shelter adoption event yesterday.  One dog was adopted.  Another one, an old and somewhat sickly dog that was scheduled to be euthanized today, found a potential owner.  There was a flurry of panicked phone calls from me to the shelter to MAKE SURE THAT DOG WAS TAKEN OFF DEATH ROW, so arrangements could be made on Monday.  I lost sleep over that one last night.

So is everyone partying tonight?  I honestly don't have much of an opinion on either team, but I love the festivities, getting together with friends, and the commercials.  For the last couple of years, we have celebrated at a unique location...a "garage" where a bunch of classic cars are displayed.  There is a full kitchen and about about three or four big-screen TVs around.  This is not your dad's garage.  I'm going to take pictures this time, as proof.

I guess I should talk about reading since this is a sort-of bookish blog.  For all the rain, you'd think I should have read six books but alas, no.  I have dug myself into a very large HOLE in reading "Winter's Tale".  Because the sizes of books are invisible with e-readers, I plunged in, only to find out that the damned thing has 768 FREAKING PAGES.  OMG!!!  I'm about halfway through it, and hey, I like it.  It is just insanely long.  Who knows if I'll get it done while the movie is showing at the theaters.

On audio, I finished the amazing "Someone Else's Love Story" by Joshilyn Jackson.  Oh how I love her.  She is just always so enjoyable to listen to.  I just wanted to walk and walk and not stop while I was listening.  I'm now about halfway through a Jack Reacher installment "A Wanted Man".  I think I've got one more book after this one in order to be caught up.  Honestly I can't really tell you one book from another after I've read them, but I enjoy them.  You can always count on Jack Reacher to be a cool customer, kick everybody's butt, and be really smart about stuff.

That should about wrap it up.  I'm fixing to go on a long walk and get some steps in before I go and eat something bad for me tonight.  Hope everyone has a great Sunday!  



JoAnn said...

I'm not too excited about the game today, but the food and commercials should be fun. My plan is to quietly slip away the moment Downton Abbey begins! Hope you have better weather this week.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I complain about the weather all the time, and I am not really that old :)

I'm going to a friends to watch the game tonight. We arbitrarily decided to cheer for different teams, so that should be entertaining, at the very least. I do need to run to the store and pick up some snacks before I head out!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am in total audiobook love right now and so I have to ask - have you listened to The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, read by the amazing Will Patton? Because it is pure audiobook brilliance.

Anonymous said...

OMG the weather was absolutely horrendous all week!!! Although every time I started complaining about it, I reminded myself that I could be in Chicago freezing my behind off and dealing with snow ... so it can always be worse. ;)

bermudaonion said...

We actually got some snow last week but it didn't affect our area much. My walking was down because my mom and sister were here. Now they're gone and we're supposed to have rain the next 3 days. Yuck!!

Ti said...

Oh, the game was so boring. I was rooting for the Seahawks and everyone else was rooting for the Broncos so there was much cussing and yelling all around.

Usually the commercials interest me but this time around, they were boring too. There were a couple of good ones but not many.

I could really use an extra day to just decompress but nope, not gonna happen this week.

Angela said...

I have the same problem with books - they all blur together once I've finished reading them.

Iliana said...

We've been having crazy weather here in Texas so I understand how all of a sudden that dictates everything you do! I feel like the weather is all everyone talks about here too.

Hope you get to enjoy more of "Winter's Tale." I've read some great reviews of it but my goodness that's a lot of pages :)

Beth F said...

Weather ... give me the rain instead of ice, snow, and subzero temps. I feel soooooooo cooped up, I'm stir crazy.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

What a crazy week! I'm curious which Jackson book you think I should read next now that I've read Gods of Alabama?

Anonymous said...

I want to see pics of that garage this week!
Rain sucks, but then so does 10 inches of snow. The weather this winter has not been kind anywhere it seems.