Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Salon - February 10

Hope this Sunday finds those of you hit by the nor'easter (I refuse to use the names that The Weather Channel has decided to give storms) all well and safe. I know some of you (I'm lookin' at you, Mari!) have enjoyed the snowfall and I hope the rest of you have been able to use it as an excuse to read and relax.

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Covers - the local indie music station plays covers on Fridays and I've been making a list for a couple of years but never got around to getting them put somewhere I could listen to them. Finally found most of them on Pandora and I'm really enjoying them.

Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in "Out Of Africa"
Watching: As part of February's Pin It/Do It (once again hosted by Trish of Love, Laughter and A Touch of Insanity), I've been watching some old favorite movies I've pinned. I haven't been able to focus as well on reading of late and I've needed the mental break the movies have provided.

Reading: I finished two books on Thursday, City of Women on audio (I drove all of the way home from work crying while listening) and The Painted Girls, which I'm looking forward to discussing with the Omaha Bookworms and Cathy Marie Buchanan this month. I'll be finishing up Randy Susan Meyer's The Comfort of Lies for review this week. I'm listening to Salmon Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence.

Making: Yesterday I made vegetable broth for my vegetarians. Today I'm going to work on making some breakfasts for the coming week. I'm just fed up with paying what they want for a box of dry cereal but I don't always feel like making hot breakfasts on the weekdays. We'll have some muffins, some oatmeal, homemade pop-tarts (thanks Pinterest!) and perhaps an egg casserole.

Planning: I'm working on plans for a very special surprise but I can't say anything about it here for now.

Grateful: That we live close to our families. We've been making a lot of trips into spend time with The Big Guy's mom and being close also meant that I got to babysit my two great-nieces and my great-nephew the other night. They worked wonders on raising my mood! What do you think of my new nickname - Auntie Ick?

Loving: My sister and her family just bought a new house. We have no desire to do that but it really has gotten The Big Guy fired up to make some long-needed changes around here. We've already been updating hardware and that will get finished, some new light fixtures are in the works, some changes in furniture and even (gasp!) some painting. Hope we can get everything done before this whim passes over!

Thinking: There need to be more wireless computer components. I finally pulled out my desk and tried to make some sense of all of the wires running back there. Clearly I 'm going to have to start being the person who hooks up the components as we replace things - I found a cord tangled in with everything else for a printer we haven't even had in three years! And our families wonder why we feel like we have to do everything.

Looking forward to: Continuing to work on the projects I've got going including getting my mother-in-laws photos into organized albums and Project: The Things That Feed My Soul. Here's a hint on what I'm thinking about for that now:

Original artwork by The Big Guy's brother and nephew
What are you looking forward to this week? Any great books on your nightstand?


  1. Wow, homemade poptarts sound really fun to make. I'm going to check that out!

  2. Love this post!!! Out of Africa is one of my very favorite movies.. I want sheers blowing in the breeze!

    You didn't mention the migraine so hoping it past. I'm off to find to pop tart recipe!

  3. Wow, you are busy with a lot of great things! It's great that you are making breakfasts...cereal prices are ludicrous! How are the homemade Poptarts, since my husband is a huge fan and I bet they're better that the store-bought

    I'm looking forward to your review of The Painted Girls. I want to read that book at some point.

    So, why are you now Auntie Ick?! It's fantastic that you're spending lots of time with family. My extended family won't do that and I think it's a shame.

    I adore old movies...I'm going to visit your pinterest and see what you're enjoying.

    I love the 10 inches of snow we got, it's beautiful and since I don't go out much in the winter anyway, it doesn't irritate me in any way!

    Have a great Sunday, Lisa! I hope you have a good week.

  4. Auntie Ick?? How in the world did they come up with that one? One of my nieces calls me Aunt JoJo, but changes it to Aunt Bozo when she wants to be funny.

    Love the idea of watching favorite old movies for Pin It and Do It. We watched Dirty Dancing last weekend... maybe I should pin a few more.

    City of Women just devastated me. I've never listened to anything so intense and utterly draining.

  5. Love that artwork! Looks like you have some great things ahead!

  6. Wow! Those homemade poptarts look awesome! I'll have to look for them on your board.

    My grand nieces and nephew call me Michie. LOL! I like Auntie Ick. ;) When my boys have kids, I want them to call me Mim. I don't know why...I think I heard it in a movie once. It's just a whim I have.

    I agree about the wires. Wires and papers...can't we be a wireless and paperless society already? Geez!

  7. I love your new nickname!!! I hate the names they give to these storms too..Nemo? I think that artwork is pretty cool. I finally decided to blow up some of the photos that I've taken and start hanging them up. We have been working on our house since we bought it and it's miles away from being done. I hate the word -painting!!! Have fun with the updating and such!