The Sunday Salon – January 12, 2014

sundaysalon2Time: 10:17 p.m., Saturday evening. Sitting in the living room, while Dad watches The Rock, Mom plays Words With Friends on her phone, and Kevin checks Facebook on his laptop.

Thankful for: That Kevin’s company has hired another part-time cabulance driver for our area. Kevin had his first two-day weekend since last January 23rd! He will be working a lot less hours, and have some nice long weekends at home. I am looking forward to doing some fun family things. :)

Also, the fact that our first week back to school is over. It’s always hard to go back after a long break.

And, that the Seahawks are going to the NFC Championship!

Looking forward to: A semi-down day. Today was busy, with a Heavenly Teas party in the afternoon. We had 17 ladies here, besides the gal who does the tea presentation. It was fun, but Mom and I had planned it before I checked the playoff schedule, so I had to DVR the ‘Hawks game. I then had to stay offline until Dad and I had a chance to watch it, for fear of spoilers. Anyway, I’m looking forward to some downtime after church. I’ll probably watch the 49ers/Panthers game with Dad, do some reading (I am horribly behind with the O’Connor stories), and maybe take a nap. Then, in the evening, we will have Family Movie Night. It is Noah’s turn to pick, so I will be looking to find a copy of Pacific Rim at Safeway, since it’s not on Netflix streaming or DirecTV pay-per-view.

Reading: A Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr (loving it so far); A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith (loving this one, too); and The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor (this one is proving to be a bit more tough-going than I expected)

Recently finished reading: Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (review will be up tomorrow)

Listening to: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (so good) and What We Lost in the Dark by Jacquelyn Mitchard (this is the sequel to What We Saw at Night, which I really enjoyed)

Recently finished listening to: The Ghost Writer by John Harwood

Blogging recently:
~ Book Review: The Cure by Douglas E. Richards
~ Audiobook Review: The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
~ Book Review: Perfect by Rachel Joyce

What are you doing today? Reading anything I should add to my ever-growing to-read list?

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18 Responses to The Sunday Salon – January 12, 2014

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    I know y’all will enjoy having Kevin home more. What great news!

  2. Kailana says:

    That’s great about Kevin’s job. :) I am not sure if I will be able to read all of the Flannery in January… It is a slow read for me!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kelly – it’s slower than I expected, too. I really need to buckle down if I’m going to finish on time!

  3. lol I was so nervous during the end of the game! The Saints certainly kept it exciting.

  4. First, congratulations on the good news about Kevin’s job. Second, what are Heavenly Teas? Third…and so on. Okay, I’ll stop with the numbering :).

    I read the O’Connor back in college, but I’ll be honest that I don’t remember if I read them all at once. While I did talk about over on my blog today not reading books in between, with those, I would make an exception. They’re a bit heavy to read all at one time.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Bryan – It’s tea. :) Special blends of whole-leaf black, green, or white teas. You can find more info here, in case you’re a tea drinker:

      I’m mainly a coffee drinker, but I do occasionally like a cup of black tea.

  5. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    It’s good that he has a job, as we all worried and prayed when he didn’t have one. I guess we have to be careful for what we ask for! At least now he will have some balance, poor guy. And Seahawks – blah. We are Saints fans (because Drew Breese is from Purdue). That was a sad thing, but as we were watching it I was thinking of you not being able to see it live. I bet it drove you nuts!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – yes, it did! Sorry your guys lost, but I’m really hoping this is Seattle’s year. :)

  6. Jen K says:

    I’m curious to see your thoughts on Bellman and Black. It was my second review of this year.

  7. Sheila (Book JOurney)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    I am going to check out those Jacquelyn Mitchard books… it sounds good!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sheila – they are – but beware that the first one ends on quite a cliff-hanger!

  8. Michelle says:

    Argh! How did I not know that What We Lost in the Dark was finally released?!?! Okay, I’m going to put it on my Audible wish list immediately!

    Yay for weekends and normal hours!! I’m so glad things are going back to normal for you guys. Enjoy your extra time as a family.

  9. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Thanks Jacquelyn Mitchard book is going to be one of my next reads.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Candace – don’t forget to read the first one, What We Saw at Night, if you haven’t already!