The Sunday Salon – August 17, 2014

sundaysalon2I am writing this on Saturday afternoon, because we are expecting company this evening. Mom and Dad are away having fun with friends this weekend, and so we took the opportunity to have people over for food, conversation, and perhaps some board games. I’ve spent most of the day straightening up the house and preparing food: Parmesan bacon Ritz bites; bacon-wrapped Little Smokies (because you can never have too much bacon, right?); my own secret salsa con queso dip recipe with corn chips; veggies and Ranch dip; and brownies. Not sure what board games we will play – if any – but it will just be nice having some people over for conversation and fellowship.

Noah’s wisdom teeth extraction went extremely well. The kid is a trouper! I gave him a pain pill the night of so that he wouldn’t wake up in pain, but after that he didn’t want any pain meds, not even ibuprofen. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He ate some (soft) pizza last night, and was very happy to finally have a full tummy – pudding, scrambled eggs, chicken noodle soup, yogurt, and ice cream only go so far. I’m hoping when Natalie has hers out next month that she will have as good an experience.

More lesson planning on board for this upcoming week, plus an orthodontist appointment. I also need to find someone to cut the boys’ hair, as our usual hairdresser had an accident on her horse and is out of commission for a few weeks. I hate trying to find someone else when she does it exactly right every time!

I did manage to get some reading in this week, which was really, really nice.

Currently reading: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and The Major’s Daughter by J.P. Francis

Recently finished reading: The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman; The Good Girl by Mary Kubica; and Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics, edited by Chris Duffy

Watching: We watched the first episode of the new TNT series Legends, starring Sean Bean, whom I adore. It seems promising. We didn’t do movie night last Sunday as we headed to the lake instead. Not sure what we’ll be watching tonight. Oh, the boys and I did watch an episode of Sherlock, too, and Kevin and I watched a few episodes of season five of Justified.

Blogging lately: Mini-reviews: No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen; We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

Can you believe August is halfway over? I am so not ready for September! What are you reading or watching or doing today?

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10 Responses to The Sunday Salon – August 17, 2014

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I got one in school this past week and the other one (my baby) starts high school tomorrow. I feel like I’m going to throw up. So I’ll be curled up in a fetal position in the closet for the next few days, that is where I’ll be. I’m so glad your son’s wisdom teeth experience was good. I think most people do fine. I did not, which is typical. I missed a week of work because I got dry sockets. Looking forward to seeing what you think of The Poisonwood Bible.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I am loving The Poisonwood Bible, which I find hysterical, since the first time I tried to read it, I didn’t make it past page 50. My youngest is starting 7th grade this year – and will be a teenager in November. I’ll have four teenagers!!! How on earth do these things happen?

  2. No reading today, well, except for Sunday Salon posts :), but my wife and I are going to see The Guardians of the Galaxy this afternoon. Later, we’ll be playing cards with neighbors…which ought to be fun. Like you, we think it’s good to get together with folks for conversation and fellowship. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Bryan – Guardians of the Galaxy looks so good – hoping to take one of my boys to it soon.

  3. JoAnn @Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing
    says:

    Glad your son is doing so well! Both the twins had their wisdom teeth extracted this summer. Twin B sailed right through it last May, never taking any pain meds other than a few doses of ibuprofen. Twin A’s teeth were partially impacted, so she had a more difficult time. Seems like we’ve spent a small fortune on dentists over the past few months!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      JoAnn – Dental work is so expensive! Natalie is having hers out next month, and I’m sure Jonathan will need his out shortly after having his braces off, so they don’t undo all the hard work the orthodontist has done.

  4. BermudaOnion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I’m glad to see things went so well for Noah!

  5. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    Shhh on the being almost September. I am so not ready for winter.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Candace – I know – me, either! And I just read online that Starbucks is releasing pumpkin everything in August this year!? What is up with that?