Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Salon - February 24

Can you believe this is the last Sunday in February? I find myself wondering if this winter has flown by because I'm getting older or because I've refused to let it get me down as it so often does. People, we are only a few weeks from spring!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Not The Enchantress of Florence. Seriously, I've reached the point with this one where I'm not turning it on at all some days. So much going back and forth in time, so many characters - I'm not sure I really even know what's going on any more!

Watching: The Nebraska state swim championships this weekend. I don't have kids swimming at the high school any more but I still like to cheer for the team and I do love to watch swim meets.

Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes

Also, Elementary which I love and which has not disappointed me unlike a certain British program which killed off a second major character last week. I'm looking at you, Downtown Abbey! I swear I watch Elementary because it's a great show and not just to look at Johnny Lee Miller...although it's definitely one of the reasons!

Reading: Half The Sky  - this one is a tough read but also so uplifting. I'm counting my blessings with every story.

Found this week:
On Flavorwire this week I found a great link to bookish buildings. Hmm, wondering if I could get The Big Guy to repaint the house? Probably wouldn't get it by the neighborhood association, I suppose?

Making: White chili, steel cut oats, crock pot pork chops with mashed potatoes, and meatloaf. It's been a productive week in my kitchen...for a change!

Planning: A major reorganization of my books, starting with a purge. This is going to be tough.

Grateful for: Road crews who worked through the night to make sure that the 8" of snow that fell Thursday was largely off the roads by Friday morning. Now we are just left with a lovely blanket of snow on our lawns.

Loving: that my husband and his three siblings got to spend last weekend together - the first time they've all been together in two years.

Thinking: Three plus hour happy hours spent with great friends are just the way to end the week.

Looking forward to: Miss H's 18th birthday this week! Eighteen years since pink clothes, those beautiful brown eyes, and all of that sass came into our lives. We are so proud of the person she's become!


  1. Love the link to the bookish murals! And love your comments on "Looking Forward to". How lovely!

  2. The Enchantress of Florence has been on my wish list for quite some time - guess I shouldn't be in much of a hurry to listen. I'm still looking for the perfect white chili recipe - is this one pinned?

    Happy Birthday to Miss H!!

  3. Sounds like you had an amazing week! I'm also going through books this week, flipping the office (where I spend hours a day working) from masculine to 'mari'.

    Miss H always beautiful... is stunning in this picture!

  4. I was reading a dud yesterday and finally just decided to put it down. It just wasn't working for me.

    I spent yesterday watching movies and cleaning since the boy was not allowed to run in his first track meet! The coach said he is still winded from being sick. I was heartbroken! So what did I do with all the extra time. Clean? Boy, I'm a loser.

  5. Happy birthday to Miss H! Sounds like a productive and excellent week! Reorganizing books is sooo hard but worth in the end. Good luck!

  6. Your baby will be 18??? Awwww. Happy birthday to Miss H.

    Hmmm, I've been hearing people talk about Elementary but I've ignored the talk because I was thinking it was Community. Durhhh. Maybe I'll catch up on itunes or something because I like the sound of it and yes--Jonny Lee Miller. I was so sad when Eli Stone was cancelled a few years back.

    Hope it's a wonderful week for you!

  7. I've been enjoying the birds chriping more loudly and more frequently in the mornings - definitely a sign of our coming spring. I can't believe how much I've missed their singing.

    Happy birthday to Miss H! She's a beauty!

  8. I watched a good bit of the swimming championships, too. It was fun! Elementary is one of the shows I wish I was watching, but I don't watch any live tv these days (except football, mostly). Happy birthday to Miss H!

  9. Your week/weekend seemed very productive. I was lazy this weekend, but it felt good.

  10. Enchantress of that Salman Rushdie? I think I have that book. Hmmm.

    I LOVE Elementary! Jonny Lee is SO cute, yes, but it IS a great show!

    Oh no, the dreaded organize and purge! After my move, as I've been organizing, I got rid of four boxes, but mostly all non-fiction/self-help type books. The precious fiction is staying, unless I read one I hate. I also just purged some mass markets that I had bought the larger copy of and never got around to donating them. Yay!

    Is that your daughter? She is gorgeous! Happy birthday to her!