The Sunday Salon – January 20, 2013

sundaysalon2Well, it’s been a roller coaster week. As many of you already know, Kevin’s new job disappeared. I spent all of Wednesday in a funk, but am doing better now. He’s back to applying for everything that comes up on the job boards, and I’m back to praying for a job for him.

But, I don’t want this blog to turn into one big depressing rant, so enough about that. I did finish one book this week: Eldest by Christopher Paolini. I listened to it on audio with my 14-year-old, Noah. It was his first time through, and a reread for me. I liked it as much as I did the first time – my review is in the review database, if you’re interested.

Friday was a nutty day: orthodontist appointment for Jonathan; haircut appointments for the boys; grocery shopping; and then visiting at Michelle’s. Kevin and the kids all had plans for the evening, so my folks took me out to dinner. Our town is teeny, and yet we have this amazing restaurant called The Chalet, where you get food that looks and tastes like it came off the Food Network. It was amazing!

Yesterday was a lazy day – I did a lot of reading, played some cards with Mom, and signed up for a few more reading challenges.

Today will be low-key. Church this morning, and then I will probably watch the play-off games, even though I’m still in mourning over my beloved Seahawks. I hope to get some reading time, too.

Current reads:
~ The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma – I am loving this as much as I did the first in the series!
~ More Baths, Less Talking by Nick Hornby – Can’t get enough of these bookish essays.
~ My Antonia by Willa Cather – Beautiful.
~ Promised by Caragh O’Brien – I’m not very far into this last book in the trilogy, but it starts strong.
~ The Host by Stephenie Meyer (audio) – A reread before the film comes out.
~ Dark Magic by James Swain (audio) – Just started this one, but I like the premise.

What will you be doing today? Who are you wanting to see make it the Super Bowl? (My picks are the 49ers and the Patriots.) Or could you care less? What are you reading these days?

On the blog this week:
~ Book Review: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
~ Book Spotlight: The Panem Companion by V. Arrow
~ Book Review: Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

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16 Responses to The Sunday Salon – January 20, 2013

  1. Laurie C
    Twitter: baystateRA

    I’ve never met someone who has more books going at a time than me! I have the audio of The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma waiting, so glad to know you liked it. I like Nick Hornby’s fiction, so should try his essays. Good luck with all, reading and everything else!
    Laurie C´s last post ..The Power of Habit Group Read Part 3

  2. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    I’m praying for a job for Kevin too!
    bermudaonion(Kathy)´s last post ..At the movies: Parental Guidance

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Lots of prayers coming at you for a job to materialize. I have faith. We will probably be going to see The Impossible today at the movies…we are working our way through the Oscar nominees and have heard really good things about Naomi Watts in this role. Maybe a little reading or review writing too, if I am lucky.
    Sandy´s last post ..Sunday Salon: Checking in

  4. Bryan
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn

    Again, I’m sorry to hear about Kevin and the Seahawks (no, really). I’m not a fan of any of the teams left, but like you, I think it will be the Niners and the Pats. I’m pulling for the Niners, as the lesser of two evils. :)
    Bryan´s last post ..Addicted to that rush — in this case, graphic novels

  5. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    I’m keeping a new job for Kevin in my prayers. How disappointing. The Chalet sounds like an amazing place to dine. Today I plan on relaxing and maybe reading a bit.
    Vasilly´s last post ..Sunday Salon: 2013 African American Read-In

  6. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks

    I am just amazed that you can read six things at once! Sending positive thoughts for the job hunt!
    Melissa´s last post ..Added to the Bookshelf – 1/20/13

  7. irene says:

    I too am keeping Kevin in my prayers, for a job, and for his self esteem, he must be so down. I can’t read as many books at one time as you. you are amazing. Don’t have any interest in the playoff, tried watch curling today when I sat down, it’s a big deal here in Canada, but just couldn’t get into it, decided to do another load of wash instead. I know, I know it’s Sunday, but my husband is in his uniform all week, and he just strips it off on Saturday night, and I just couldn’t gather myself off the couch to do it. So… Love that you spend some quality time with your parents, I’d give my right arm to be able to do that. Enjoy it.
    irene´s last post ..Sunlit Sunday… dreamin’ and hopin’

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Irene – I’ve seen curling before – it’s intriguing to us Americans! And thanks for the prayers for Kevin. :)

  8. Susan says:

    I’m still in mourning about the Broncos, so I can relate. It was surprising about the Patriots, but I’m glad about that loss. cheers.
    Susan´s last post ..Zero Dark Thirty

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