Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Salon ~ April 18, 2010

The cold is gone (thank goodness) and I am feeling good as new.  Once again the week just flew by.  Just finished week #3 at my new job and I am loving it (even the thought of Monday mornings).  The job is even turning out to have wellness benefits. Everyday from (10:30 to 11:00) I walk with (2) coworkers.  Without in real changes in diet (other than less snacking), I've lost 3lbs in 3 weeks.  I'm sure that will taper off, but none the less it's an added bonus.  I'm definitely making better us of my time management skills now, and have been able to read about (3) books a week.  I listen to audio books while driving and in bed at night, and read for an hour at lunch and on weekends and about an hour most evenings.  I only find time to write reviews on the weekend it seems, but that may change as well.


Thursday evening was my gathering with (3) other good friends from high school.  I must say, we were not at a loss for words. We each had (2) children, so we bragged a little about the successes of our off spring. We also fondly recalled our high school trip to France and Switzerland, which included discussion about the cockroaches in the French hotel bathtubs, $3.00 Coca Cola (that was 1971 too), and our first time skiing that took place on a Swiss Alps....we were nuts back then.  We did pretty well Thursday evening too over Cosmopolitans and other spirits.  I MUST admit, we 50++ ladies still look pretty darn good, and we all admit that we feel much younger as well.  Next get-together, June 8th.....on yes, we are back for the long haul, and commitment to finding senior living like the "Golden Girls" arrangement when the time comes. (2) of us still have husbands (I'm not trading mine in yet either).

BOOKS - This week I finished Winging It; Jenny Gardiner; Lake Shore Limited; Sue Miller (just okay) and I am almost done with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Skloot (amazing story).  Today's read will be: Dead End Gene Pool; Wendy Burden, and not sure what else.

How did your week go? Any plans for today?

28 comments:

  1. I wish there was somewhere by my office to walk. It's in such a strange little area that it just doesn't work. Congrats on losing the weight!

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  2. Well done on the weight loss, Diane! And I'm glad your cold is gone too. :D

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  3. My week was a good one, crazy at work. Your work routine sounds really good, I am very envious. I hope that you enjoye all those books, and you have a great week!

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  4. So pleased to hear that work is proving to be beneficial health wise and that you are still enjoying and still managing to read.

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  5. Wow, I don't know how you fit all that activity in even with time management! :-) So much fun getting together with old friends, AND making new ones! Glad the new job is going so well! Glad it hasn't held you back from reviewing though- I've got Winging It on my TBR list, sounds like a fun read!

    Have a great week!

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  6. Diane, I'm so glad for you that your job is satisfying. A short walk sounds like just the ticket and your time with your lady friends fun as well. Good for you!

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  7. I am so glad you are enjoying your new job, that will be me next fall! I am already getting so excited for it. The cold has come back here, we had snow yesterday after I wore a sun dress and sandals to work on Wed!! Crazy!

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  8. Congrats on the weight loss! I'm glad the new job is going well. All that activity and still reading 3 books a week! Way to go! I need to use my time more wisely.

    Have a good week!

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  9. 3 lbs in 3 weeks! I wish I could do that, except I keep baking and eating chocolate chip cookies. Got. to. stop. that.

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  10. Congrats on the weight loss. I am currently trying to lose weight too, since I still haven't lost all the pregnancy weight. 10 lb to go:)

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  11. Catching up with friends from high school is so fantastic! It always seems like there has been no time in between. I am so glad that you are happy with your library job and walking for 30 minutes each day is awesome. Maybe that's what I should do with my 20 minute lunch...

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  12. I'm so glad you're enjoying your new job! And hooray for the weight loss :)

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  13. Love the girls story and skiing! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    I am running crazy this weekend - prepping for the 'for sale' sign. I don't want the prep pressure to follow me past today. I will be shampooing a few carpets, major clean in the kitchen, fold a few loads of laundry and we will be ready. Of course my husbands list looks completely different :). He has a similar list of guys stuff to be done.

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  14. Glad to hear the new job is going so well and particularly that you love it. That's fabulous.

    there's nothing like old friends. Sounds like all you youngsters had fun.

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  15. I'm so glad you're loving your new job!

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  16. Diane, your post made me smile! I love when 50+ women get together and have fun and they still look darn good! I'm also glad you are feeling better!

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  17. Sounds like you are really getting into the swing of a routine at work and what a fun meetup with ol' friends! Hope you have another great week!

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  18. I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better and enjoying your job. Three books a week sounds great to me. It happens some weeks, but not all weeks. I'm hoping to start Henrietta Lacks soon, but my backlog of reading from this semester is already overflowing.

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  19. The fact that you don't mind Mondays is a very good sign!

    Hopefully that feeling will continue...

    Your night out sounds good, too.

    I noticed that your comment about The Lake Shore Limited was "just okay." Hmm, it's on my stack. Now I'm curious as to how I'll find it.

    My salon:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-salon-418.html

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  20. How in the world do you listen to Audio books at night? I would be out like a light!

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  21. It's Just Me.....

    I usually am wound up a bit when I go to bed at night, and listening to an audio book on my iPod helps me to relax. I usually listen to almost one full disc before falling asleep with the ear buds still intact...LOL In catch up where I left off on my drive to work in the morning. TRY IT!

    Laurel...

    Lake Shore Limited is a different kind on novel than any I've read by Sue Miller. The story was not a favorite by any means, but maybe it was me?

    Lisa, Alice, Becky, Viv, Suzanne, Kay Beth (s), Steph, Helen, Nymeth, Mari, Kaye, Kathy, Sherri, Amused, Passionatebooklover,snd Nomadreader... Thanks for all the congrats and good wishes. You are all very special.

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  22. I'm so glad the new job is working out so well ... and having coworkers to walk with and losing weight? What more could you want!

    And it sounds like you had a blast at your reunion ... how great to be in touch with friends like this over the years.

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  23. Your week sounds good! Glad you are enjoying the work. Not a lot are lucky to say that! Have fun!

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  24. Congratulations on the 3 lbs! I know it can be really hard to lose weight, especially when you have a 9 to 5 job. It also sounds like you had an amazing time with your buddies! I hope you enjoy Dead End Gene Pool. I am reading it now and think it's a fantastic story! Have a great week!

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  25. Your world sounds so rosy right now. Fabulous! What a fun time with your friends -- priceless.

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  26. There's nothing like having a job that you really enjoy. The wellness benefits are great! I'm going to take a new job this year and hope that I feel the same way!

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  27. Congrats on losing the weight. It sounds like your new job is great in more ways than one. I'm glad you had fun with your friends-it's nice to have those kinds of get togethers. Hope you have a fantastic week.

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  28. Sounds like you had a perfectly lovely week. I'm glad you are enjoying your job and the get together with old friends sounds fun!

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