Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Sunday Salon: This Week, I Did Not Like

It's been a long sad, not so fun week. I'm glad it's over. Here's to a better week to come.

Outside my window: Dark on this Saturday night.

I am listening to: The TV is on behind me, and it's some Disney Channel show, so very irritating. The thing that drives me the most nuts about those shows? The laugh track. It so awful! I hate it.

Song of the week: I can't remember listening to much music this week. A lot of 80s Pandora stations I think, while I worked around doing stuff. I can't even remember. Boring music week around here.

TV Talk: A new Survivor started. But a bunch of snobby people this go around? But the twist? Men vs. Women? On the same beach? It's going to add a lot of new elements to the show I think. Interesting. I felt bad for that girl who looked exactly like Snow White on Once Upon a Time. How would it be to make it to Survivor and break your wrist at the first challenge? Bummer dude.

Reading Report

Books Finished: I started and finished Atonement! AND.... I finished Inheritance today! I'm so very excited! Wow, I can do reviews this week!
Books started: I didn't start anything else new.
Books currently reading: Finnikin of the Rock and Overbite, oh and Path of Daggers... still. Maybe I'll try to finish THAT one this week!
Books I'm anxious to read: I just bought Midnight in Austenland, so that's one. Plus all the books I got last week at LTUE, oh, and The Savage Grace is at the top of the list now.

I am thinking: that I am really quite tired at the moment and would love to go to bed and sleep forever. Or least until morning.

I am grateful for: kitties and how much joy they bring us, even when they drive us crazy at the same time.

What I learned this week: that I'm going to be taking over and helping with a popular blog event! I'm so excited! More to come soon when we work out the details, so do stay tuned!

Around the house: nothing to report. 

Recipe of the week: Ah, Butterfinger Blondies found on Pinterest. They were yummy! 

Favorite things of the week: book club on Thursday, and talking to Shannon Hale today. Oh and the fact that I figured out how to make my Zumba game work properly, so now it can tell I'm there and doing stuff and it shoots off fireworks and everything!

Family matters: well, as you know, the biggest family matter this week was our poor kitty. How long will it take to get used to her not being here? A long time I'm guessing. She followed me around and was in my face so much. It's just weird now, you know? Even if that wouldn't have been part of our week this week, it was still a hard one. Everyone else had tests, and presentations at school and there was stress all around. Like I said, glad it's over. Oh, and add to that, I wanted to have a little excursion on this holiday weekend, but no one would cooperate, including the weather. So not fair!

Letter Writing Month: still going! I sent out a few birthday cards this week (I have eight siblings as you may or may not remember,and four of them have birthdays this month. I've always thought that was interesting.) I also mailed a couple or three Valentines, and one or two post cards and a fan letter to MZ. THAT one was fun to write! But, as I mentioned in this quick post, I need more international (including Canada) addresses to write to. Email me!

Things I hope to accomplish in the coming week: Dude, I read over the big long list of things I hoped to accomplish last week... and wow, I nearly did it all! Are you not impressed? Only, having a sick and dying cat was SO not on the list. I'm still blown away that that actually happened, after expecting it for so long and suddenly, it's over. Oh, but this week? Let's see what I need to do....a church young women event that I have a bit of a part in, another dentist visit (ugh), sleep in on Monday, more letters to write, and.... I don't know what else. It's going to be an easier week, I just know it.


  1. So sad to hear about your kitty. It's crazy good how much one can love a small furry being.

  2. It really is a shame about your kitty. I hope this week is better for you!

  3. I'm glad you finished Inheritance. It feels good doesn't it?! I look forward to you thoughts.

    I haven't been sleeping well AT ALL! I'm thinking I'm going to take a nice long nap today.

    Those Butterfinger Blondies were so dang good I can't stop thinking about them! I'm going to make my sister make and try them.

    Wow! I wish I had fireworks exploding in my honor when I exercise. :(

    I'm sorry again about your kitty. I hope this week goes better for you.

    1. You should try the Zumba game! :)

      And yes, it does feel good to get Inheritance done. Now, if I could just finish that dang Wheel of Time book!

  4. Hope that this coming week gets better for you Suey! I'm right there with you on waiting to go to bed and sleep...maybe not forever, but at least a week! Seem to be constantly exhausted lately.

    Sending more hugs your way! Losing a furbaby is hard. It took me a long time to deal with losing Didi, and I still miss her. Take it one day at a time, and remember the good times.

    1. Yes, it's been fun to think of the memories. We've been kinda of doing that a little, talking it out and stuff.

  5. I hope this week is better! Those blondies look amazing. It's probably good I'm not on pinterest or all I'd ever do is look for recipes like that & then eat them all. :)That's cool about your Zumba game. Once I started to catch on to zumba it became one of my favorite ways to work out.

    1. I am loving the Zumba thing. I'm sure I look very silly, but oh, well. That's why it's by myself in the basement! You should try Pinterest! :)

  6. Life is full of the bitter with the sweet. I hope the sweet in your life rises to the top.

    Hang in there, friend!

  7. --Disney Channel gets me with every actor having to yell, as if they've inferior sound equipment and are casting for a microphone hidden who knows where.

    --am always fascinated by the twists Survivor has to create to keep things "fresh." what season is it now?

    --popular blog event? sounds exciting!

    --pinterest is becoming dangerous for its food boards/pins alone.

    --hope things will let-up stress-wise, and so sorry about the kitty, that is hard. sounds like a full week this week and I hope it will be a good one.

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

    1. I don't even remember what season Survivor is now. 21 maybe?

      Stay tuned for the popular blog event! I hope we can give details soon!

  8. I'm sorry that you had a rough week. I, too, am still thinking about those darn Butterfinger Blondies! :)

  9. I'm so sorry about your kitty, Suey.

    The Pinterest thing is something I signed up for and then haven't bothered with. I think that's probably for the best. I'm missing out on some great recipe pinning, but I don't need another time suck.

    Hope this week is a better one.

    1. I don't end up on Pinterest for long periods of time, but I know that some do have a time suck problem! Thanks for the well wishes. We miss Kitty, but it's going to be okay.

  10. So sorry you had to deal with the lose of your cat. They are so much a part of your family that you will notice the loss for a long time. I'm glad you were able to do some fun things this week to make things a bit better.



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