The Sunday Salon – December 21, 2014

sundaysalon2Time and place: 6:31 p.m., Saturday evening. Just got done eating tacos for dinner.

Thankful for: The fact that 2014 is almost over. Not feeling very Christmas-y today. It hasn’t been a great week. Just when we think things are evening out financially, there’s another blow. I know God has a plan, but I’m having a hard time seeing it – or waiting for it. Enough about that; I don’t want this to turn into a pity party.

Reading: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. Hoping to start Lisey’s Story by Stephen King and The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty soon.

Recently finished reading: The Human by Matt Haig (LOVED IT!) and A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison (See review linked below.)

Recently finished listening to: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. My boys and I have been listening to this series for two years. It’s taken us that long because we only listen in the van. I can’t believe the author ended it the way he did. Total let-down. The narrator, Gerard Doyle, is fantastic, though.

Watching: I loved Mockingjay, Part 1. Last week’s movie night choice was The Expendables 3, which was fun. This week’s selection is Elf, one of my favorite Christmas movies.

Blogging recently:
~ Book Review: A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison
~ Favorite covers of 2014

I’m hoping to get my favorites posts up this week, but we’ll see. If I don’t post again before the holiday, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

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7 Responses to The Sunday Salon – December 21, 2014

  1. Without going into details here either, we can empathize about finances…or at least, I think we can. I don’t always talk about it on the blog, but we struggle with money too. At least, my wife and I will be able to be together for the holidays, and my sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew were able to visit with us yesterday (brother-in-law and nephew went on a Santa train nearby).

    On a happier front, Elf is also one of our favorite movies and reminds me (again, I think another blogger recently mentioned) that we need to watch it this year since we haven’t.

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    And financial stuff ALWAYS seems to hit hardest at the holidays too. It’s when cars break down, you get a speeding ticket, and then the bills come in. I hope that turns around for you, and you can enjoy a peaceful holiday. My reading has been very slow, but good. At some point today I’m hoping to get to my post!

  3. Michelle says:

    More bad news?!? I feel the same way you do about work. I received some news on Friday night that has left me absolutely reeling all weekend long. Just when I think things are going to settle down, they get worse. Here’s to 2015 being much calmer and more financially sound for both of us!!

  4. Belle Wong
    Twitter: msbookish
    says:

    Finances can be such a challenge. Hope things smooth out for you in the new year. I haven’t watched Elf in ages – there are so many holiday movies I haven’t watched for too long.

  5. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    I know what you mean about finances … but there are still things to be grateful for. We plan to watch a ton of Christmas movies this week.

  6. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Thinking about finances can be so stressful. I’m feeling the same way. I hope things get better for both of us.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Melissa F. says:

    We have some potential significant financial issues looming on the horizon, so I can relate somewhat to this. I’m so sorry things are difficult for you and your family. I hope the New Year brings you more of the good instead of the not-so-good.