Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Sunday Salon: Spring Break

Outside my window: It's a cool and springy night this Saturday evening! Windows have been open all day, car windows open, wind in the hair... nice!

I am listening to: Tron Soundtrack at the moment. I didn't get the DVD this weekend, did you? But maybe soon.

I am watching: lots of stuff.... all the reality shows I enjoy are keeping me pretty much glued. Vampire Diaries is intense. I'm wanting to find Friday Night Lights, but have been unsuccessful. I watched Jane Eyre this past week, as reported earlier, and last night we rented Morning Glory. That was pretty funny in parts.

I am thinking: that after cleaning and shuffling stuff around in the basement today that my back and legs really hurt! Ugh! I want to sleep!

I am grateful for: a haircut.

I am reading: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. Hmmm... not sure what I'm thinking so far. I'm sick of all the fighting, and I hope now that I'm more than half way through it, things will be changing soon! Up next I think is The Name of the Wind. And Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie for book club, and The Pun Also Rises for a blog tour. Reviews this week on Skellig and City of Bones. Buddy review on Lord of Chaos coming up the week after that. I know you are dying to read what we thought of that one, right? Ha.

I am photographing: Nothing at all. But my son did upload nearly 100 pictures he took at Disneyland this past week!

I am listing: stuff we need to do to get ready for The Big Trip this summer... and stuff we need to see!

I am creating: space in my basement for my son so when he comes home next month (next month!) he will have a spot to reclaim as his own!

On my iPod: iPod? What iPod? Neglected this week!

I am hoping and praying: that everything goes well with a friend who has recently been diagnosed with and is now deep in the fight against cancer. I get weepy every time I think about it, but she is one tough cookie and can beat this thing!

Around the house: Do you ever look around your house and feel like you should be featured on one of those hoarder shows? No? Me either... of course not! :)

From the kitchen: Lots and lots of bad-for-you stuff. Ugh.

One of my favorite things: is sitting together as a family and getting into a TV show. I've never understood when they say TV is bad for the family, I mean, as long as you are watching it together, and enjoying it together, it's a wonderful family bonding thing.

The children this week: As mentioned, one kid returned home from a school trip to Disneyland. He suddenly seems much more interested in girls then pre-trip. Hmmm. The other kid is finishing up finals at school, and then will be done and bored for months until school starts again. The third kid had spring break and was pretty much bored while her brother was at Disneyland, and the rest of us went about life as normal.

Plans for the week: Book club this week! And I suppose I should get ready for Easter? I think that's next Sunday, yes?

On this date: last year, on the Saturday of spring break, we spent our last day in San Diego... at Balboa Park and museums, and eating out a hole in the wall Greek place. So fun!

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


  1. We watch a lot of our favorite tv shows on I noticed last night that Friday Night Lights is on there. Since you have the internet you can watch a lot of tv that way. We don't have cable, so it's the only way other than ITunes.

  2. I agree with you about family and TV. For FHE my mom and I always get together and watch our favorite shows. Well, that's what I call it. I doubt she'd call it that, but still.

  3. Anybody that came to my house would definitely think we're major hoarders between my books, my mom's recent eBay selling venture, and my dad's newfound love affair with antique crock jugs (er...don't ask) - it's bad, it's real bad! LOL!

  4. I totally agree about the TV watching. We have some great family memories that revolve around our favorite shows, and I have certain shows I watch with certain kids. Of course right now they are all watching Good Luck Charlie and I'm heading to my room to read, so it doesn't always work...

  5. Page: I'm the last and final season, so I'll check it out and see if they have it yet! I am recently discovering and loving Hulu.

    Jenny: Sounds like a perfect FHE to me! :)

    Megan: Awesome! Antique crock jugs? Sounds cool!

    Shelley: Oh yes, Good Luck Charlie is very popular at this house too! But, like you, I'd take that as a cue to run to a book!



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