Welcome to another "musings" Sunday Salon post. Here's what I'm thinking this morning:
Outside my window: Sunny and beautiful! NOT hot, NOT humid! Dry and clear and breezy!
I am listening to: Someone is blasting something in the other room. Whatever it is, I don't like it much. A minute ago they were listening to Charlie though, and I could listen to him for quite awhile before getting sick of him!
I am watching: Ah! Let's get caught up on some mini movie reviews, shall we? While on the trip I watched The Adjustment Bureau. It was interesting, but not near as intense as I'd expected. Last night watched Just Go With It, which I admit, and some funny laugh out loud moments, but still, those Adam Sandler movies have just too much potty/sex humor to really make me say "it was funny." The night before we watched Beastly, which was okay. Very sappy, rolling of the eyes sappy, but still I enjoyed it. Neal Patrick Harris was awesome in it and he needed more scenes. Also, last night, we started watching Falling Skies, so I hope to have time today to finish that and get caught up with that series. I'm also catching up with Friday Night Lights, a series that almost never fails to leave me weepy by the end of the show. What's up with that? Still pondering Netflix.... I'm this close to doing it.
I am thinking: that the rest of this summer may drag a bit after our adventure. Still it blows me away that it's half over already. I need to find some fun things for everyone to do I suppose.
I am grateful for: dry heat!
I am reading: So yesterday I was swept up into The Gargoyle and read it non stop until I finished it. Wow, I have no idea how to describe that book! But hopefully I can figure it out for a review. This morning I've read several chapters in A Crown of Swords, which means I plan to concentrate on that one this week and get it done soon too.
I am photographing: We have hundreds of trip pictures to organize now. I need to figure out which ones to print, and then also maybe make a slideshow of some of them to share. Same goes for the movies I took. I hate just taking them then not doing anything with them, know what I mean? What a waste. But it's such a project too.
I am listing: Things to do with ourselves the rest of the summer! Things to make for dinner! Top Ten things for posts!
I am creating: Movies hopefully!
On my iPod: Ugh! We listened to my "favorites" playlist so many times while driving! It made me realize all the music we have around here that I have yet to add to my iPod. Another project to do. So much classic rock that we have that I need to put on there. And musicals. And soundtracks.
To live my faith: I think perhaps I'll go to church today! It feels like forever, even though we've only missed two weeks of church. (One week we went, but it was in Ohio, and in Spanish!)
I am hoping and praying: that the kids find jobs and will be occupied for the rest of the summer.
Around the house: messy. Very very messy. I think maybe I should vacuum one of these days.
From the kitchen: So I bought a cute little cookbook in New Orleans and now I want to try some stuff from it. The girls already made some yummy cookies, so that's a start! But today, we are grilling steaks, so here's hoping those end up good.
One of my favorite things: Prison Break. Yes, we've hooked my newly returned older son on these and so he's been watching as much as he can and we watch with him now and then. And it's still one of my favorite things for sure.
The children this week:Did I tell you how great they were on the trip? Hardly any problems at all. This week I suppose they'll try to get back into a little routine, need to get lessons started up again, and have them set some summer goals.
Plans for the week: No plans. Nothing at all. Read maybe. And vacuum!
On this date: Last year I shared some of my favorite biographies, the year before I reviewed an awesome American Idol concert (the Kris and Adam year), the year before that I did a post on favorite literary couples (which needs fixing as I can see half my pictures don't show up anymore), and the year before THAT I listed what the kids were reading, which is really quite fun to look back on now four years later.