Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Sunday Salon: It's Book Fair Week!

At first, I thought I'd just do this sort of post just now and then on a Sunday, but everyone seems to be enjoying it, including myself, so for now I'll keep it up.

Outside my window: it's dark because it's currently Saturday night... again. How'd that happen... again? Man the weeks fly by fast.

I am listening to: silly kids.
I am watching: Castle! This past week I watched several episodes of season one while stapling book fair flyers. Love him! The solving of the murders? Yeah, that part is just okay. But Castle? He's awesome of course. Oh, and I watched The Vampire Diaries on Thursday after their big break. Oh. My. Word.

I am thinking: January went by just plain too fast. I am thinking I can't keep up!

I am grateful for: my sweet little job at the library.

I am reading: Hush by Kate White. Almost done! And then I hope to finish The Winter of Our Disconnect... and then hopefully finish The Way We Live Now. And then start... hmmm.... I don't know for sure what'll be next!

I am photographing: sadly, nothing this week really.

I am listing: nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I am creating: a scrapbook for my son...the letters he's been writing to us these past couple of years, the letters we've been writing to him, and all the mementos he's sent home for us to save. It's not very fancy, but it's a scrapbook!

On my iPod: there's nothing new. Same as last week and the week before.

To live my faith: I will eliminate negativity.

I am hoping and praying: that book fair goes smoothly this next week. Did I tell you it's my last one? After ten years of being the book fair chair?

Around the house: we've been moving junk from one spot to another! A junk shuffle of sorts. But, we did throw away a computer.. the first one we bought after marriage in fact from the 80's! It was actually sort of sad. I have a hard time getting rid of stuff. I can attach a sentimental value to pretty much anything.

From the kitchen: ICE CREAM! We are officially addicted. No, we didn't make it, but we just got home from buying it. And it's not the first time this week.

One of my favorite things: reading in bed, in the morning.

The children this week: will be doing a lot of taking care of themselves!

Plans for the week: The only plan I have is to survive the book fair. And somehow manage to fit it around work at the library. Oh, and make sure a birthday celebration of sorts happens on Friday for the nearly 16 year old son!

On this date: last year, I was rambling. Imagine that! Wait! Two years ago I was also rambling! No way! Oh, but THREE years ago, I wrote a review!

Thanks to Ibeeeg of Polishing Mud Balls for the inspiration for this post's layout.


  1. It was a pleasure to read your post!

    Here is my Sunday Salon post!

  2. I love reading this format--and hope you don't mind that I stole it from you and use it on my blog? Book fairs are the best, now that my baby is in high school, we no longer get to have them, and I miss them. His eager little face bringing home the flyer begging me to come after school and buy him a book...oh the memories!

  3. Well, may I suggest the next book you read be, a madness of angels? I'm dying to know what you'll think about it and to talk about it, of course. Also, email me about the book fair. I want to come spend money I don't have.

  4. I do love this insight to you!

    Maybe we are mirror-imaging each of my all-time favorite things to do is stay in bed and read in the quiet of the mornings. Gone are the years of waking with little ones and immediate needs. (I miss 'em though sometimes :)Summer mornings with no where to go vacations with no set time to be up and a good book to fall that's decadence.

    Good luck with the Book Fair. I love the service that's involved there and the joy of seeing kids spend money on the perfect book. Tone up the 'set-up' muscles and more power to ya!

    Enjoy the ice cream for me. I "lourve" it - but a work weight loss challenge has me watching you from the sidelines. Could you eat some Moose Tracks or Caramel Caribou for me please?!?!

    Oh BTW, Hush just arrived for me at the library on Friday - we'll be neck and neck once I finish a book to be reviewed!
    Have a great week!!



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