Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Sunday Salon: So Much Stuff!

It feels like I've got SO MUCH to tell you! Let's see if I remember any of it!

Outside my window: FALL! I see colors changing on the mountain now! Cool cool nights. And yet warm enough for the windows down in the car during the day so I can have the wind tangle my hair into an uncombable mess!

I am listening to: At this very moment, something dumb on Disney Channel playing in the background, and the sound of someone having a shower. (It's Saturday night.)

I watched: The Man from Snowy River this week. That's because Toto is reading a book for school about a cowhand and I thought this movie would help her envision things better. I think it worked, but have I told how much I totally LOVE this movie? Oh my gosh yes. And I watched some more Survivor and Vampire Diaries and just a tiny bet of X Factor and another episode of Dr. Who. The boys, however, are hooked on 24.

I am thinking: of posting reviews of some of my favorite banned books I've read in the past in honor of Banned Books Week this week. Perhaps I'll actually fit in reading a banned book too? I'll try.

I am grateful for: Kelly who cuts my hair and knows pretty much just want to do and I can just sit back and relax.

I am reading: All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zavin. I also read Brodi Ashton's new book Everneath, which I can't review until November. Just know I loved it and can't wait to tell you about it! This weekend our little read along for Under the Dome starts. Don't forget! Let me know if you still want to join up! And a couple of weeks after that I'm also going to start a little mini read along for Interview With a Vampire.... finally. Do you think I'll be to handle that book? I'm a little nervous... in a good sort of way.

I am photographing:
This the gag gift I got at our work party this past week! Ha.
Maybe the calendar I have up by my desk gave it away, you think?

I got to meet author Cinda Williams Chima this week! Sadly, I haven't read her books yet,
but now I have the first book from both series signed and ready to go! 

I am listing: books to reorder at the book fair, and people who might come volunteer with us and books I want to buy at the book fair (Virals, Rot and Ruin, The Gardener, and more I can't remember!) and stuff to fix on my blog and....

I am creating: maybe perhaps a new blog design? I don't know, I'm chickening out I think.

Around the house: Hmmmm.... nothing new to report here at all. Things are status quo and pretty much out of control as always.

From the kitchen: Chocolate chip banana bread baked in a tube cake pan. Yum. Also anything I can think of using green peppers.

One of my favorite things: A fun GNO that included my 89 year old grandma!

The children this week: A new guitar, a doctor appointment, new rock band group classes starting up, lots and lots of homework, just the normal stuff really....

Plans for the week: Book Fair! Yes, I can't stop with the book fair thing. I hope I survive the week, I really do.

On this date: Mini reviews of some books I read four years ago, here's what I was rambling about three years ago and it sounds awful similar to today's post, ah two years ago I was pondering present tense! And then a year ago I was thinking about villains and posted one of my favorite posts.

It really feels like there was more stuff, but this will have to do for now. Enjoy your day!

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


  1. Whew, that's a lot! I like this format of updating, it covers a little of everything. I want some of that bread now!!

  2. I say go for it on the new design, but I can totally understand your fear. I Love The Man From Snowy River. As a kid it was for the horses but now I kinda like the romance. I'm really getting nervous about Under the Dome...It's huge! What if I'm bored with it? What if I can't keep track of all those characters?

  3. I'm so happy you liked EVERNEATH! I can't wait to read your review. :)

  4. I still love this post format--but took a break from it and am doing something a bit easier and quicker. I only have one child still at home and I am still waiting for my life to calm down and leave the arena of chaos--ha! I love the sound of your pumpkin bread--so yummy and fallish.
    *smiles and happy wishes for you book fair days*

  5. Your banana/chocolate chip bread sounds yummy. I am focusing my blogs on Banned books all week, too, including Sunday Salon.


  6. LOVE The Man From Snowy River. One of my all time favorites!!

  7. Erin: It's a fun way to write random thoughts, that's for sure.

    Jenny: You'll do fine with it! I can't wait to get going.

    Brodi: Thanks for a fun (heart wrenching!!) book!

    Kim: Ah, thanks! I'm going to need that book fair luck I'm thinking!

    Anne: This recipe I tried tasted like Costco muffins to me, yum! Happy Banned Books Week!

    Jana: Mine too! It was so fun to watch it again.

  8. Green peppers? How did you get so many? We planted two plants, hoping for a couple at least, and got one pepper. So disappointing. What is your secret? Seeing that picture of The Man From Snowy River makes me want to watch it. I wonder if it is on Netflix streaming.



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