Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Salon - 05/27/12

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Thank goodness for long weekends!

Outside my window: Beautiful, sunny warm (but not stifling hot or humid) day today. Currently, getting dark out.

I am listening to: The hubby watching reruns of Smallville, which he has recently gotten into.

I am reading: Still In Zanesville by Jo Ann Bear, though I'm just about done; Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley; and As the Beat Goes On

I am going to read: This Beautiful Life, and Frankenstein, seriously I mean it.

On the Blog: Slow, not much exciting.

Around the Book Blogosphere: Same stuff, new books.

I am thinking: Thank God it is a long weekend, otherwise this Sunday evening would suck royally.

I am grateful for: Long weekends and holidays!

Around the house: We bought a hedge trimmer and began the process of cutting back years of neglect. Once the hedges along the road were cut, the same hedges we've been arguing about how to handle for months, we finally agreed how nice the lawn would look if it went to the curb and the hedges were removed.  I didn't think that was possible, but we agree. Now it's just a matter of doing it.

In the kitchen: Cheese burgers for dinner.

High of the Week: Friday 5pm. It was a long time coming, given I worked last weekend for graduation activities in addition to my normal hours.

Low of the Week:  Accidentally cutting through the electric cord with the hedge trimmer...oops. Hubby saved the day with a "get back on the horse" talk, a flowering plant, and ice cream. Good man. I went on to aggressively cut back six fir trees that were taking over the side yard. Win!

Family Matters: Had a cookout with my parents yesterday and started planning our wedding reception cookout (wedding was in January, with reception coming in August)...very exciting!

The coming week: Tomorrow off, thank goodness...lots of reading after sleeping late. Short work week.

Words of Wisdom:  
"And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I'd gladly stand up next to you 
and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land.
God bless the U.S.A.!!
  -Lee Greenwood

Have a wonderful, save and patriotic Memorial Day everyone.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I've read In Zanesville. It's not a book that got a lot of attention, but I liked it, even if it was a bit of a downer.