Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Sunday Salon: After the Party Thoughts
Outside my window: There's absolutely nothing interesting out there right now. It's ugly ugly ugly. Spring soon though! It's late Saturday night and I'm all hyped up about a successful rip roarin' time at our Utah Book Blogger Social tonight. And you get to be part of my hyperness, lucky you.
I am listening to: Well, it was Inception, but now it's switched to my 80's Pandora station playing some Police at the moment.
I am watching: The Twitter after party now that the big Utah Book Blogger Social is over. Yes, you CAN watch Twitter, right? Ah Twitter, what a strange beast you are. Two years after joining you... I think I finally "got" it this past week! The key? Watch TV and tweet. I don't know, we'll see how it goes THIS week and then I'll let you know if I truly get this thing called Twitter.
I am thinking: that I am very much tired right now and should be sleeping, but am a bit keyed up after the party and must write my musings post anyway. I am thinking that being social exhausts me! Hopefully I'm not the only one.
I am grateful for: so many fun Utah bookish people. Seriously, four years ago when I finally got brave enough to start this blogging thing, I had NO idea where it would all end up! It's insane!
I am reading: Oh boy I finished The Glass Castle everyone!!!! Can you believe it... AND... wow. That was a crazy story. I can't even IMAGINE how there could be people out there like that. I have lived a one sheltered life, that is for sure. Then I started the first Beyonds book by Brandon Mull. Very fun so far. Must finish that quickly though, so that on Monday I can start Lord of Chaos.
I am photographing: Utah book bloggers! But that will be another post. Stay tuned.
I am listing: nothing really at the moment, but I will come up with something soon I'm sure.
I am creating: So, this week I dusted of my sewing machine, literally, and fixed two skirts and a swimming suit for my daughter. It was interesting, actually, making that thing go again after, I don't know how long, of it just sitting there. I really really need to get creating with my sewing machine again. I miss it so bad.
On my iPod: Let's see, still nothing new. Same old stuff as last week.
I am hoping and praying: that I have the best most deepest sleep ever tonight!
Around the house: Oh I think I cleaned today! There was some vacuuming that happened, and I swiped a duster around the ceilings a bit, and we washed sheets, and did dishes! BUT, the kitchen is still a mess at this very current time. How does this happen?
From the kitchen: Pancakes for breakfast with homemade syrup, which I was raised on, but we have only recently discovered at this house. It's amazingly better than the store stuff I tell you. Try it.
SOME of my favorite things from the past week: Hanging out with book lovers, buying Josh Groban tickets, texting with my sister about Robin Hood, tweeting during the Oscars and American Idol, and I can't remember what else.
The children this week: One kid had a big choir production tonight, which I found out about after planning the Utah blogger party... so his sisters went to support him and film it for us. I think it all worked out well.
Plans for the week: Birthday party! Family over on Thursday, slumber party on Friday. WISH ME LUCK! Also, this week I will procure Markus Zusak tickets if all goes well. I'll need luck there too! It's possible all the Utah bookish people will be finding each other again at that event. Oh, wow only three weeks from now! People, you are going to have to help me figure out something intelligent to say to him. Please?
On this date: Boring to you, but interesting to me is to see what my normal week was like a year ago from now. Ha... this post from 2009 cracked me up! It was a "not a post" post.
Thanks to Ibeeeg of Polishing Mud Balls for the inspiration for this post's layout.