Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Salon



It is fall right? It is hard to tell as the last few days have been 80+ degree days here in New England. Today all that has changed as the temp has dropped about 10 degrees, so that means time to ramp up the fall wardrobe.  My summer flowers are very confused by the weather, but I am enjoying them, as the frost will soon put an end to all the pretty blossoms.




I read (3) books this past week (all good too), and reviews have been posted for (2) of them: Ape House and We Have Always Lived in a Castle.  I still need to work on a review for The Sun Also Rises; Hemingway, which I really liked a lot.  My current read is: House at Riverton; Kate Morton (audio and print editions). Hoping to start Carol Casselea's Healer this week as well, as I loved her last book Oxygen -- have you read that one?

But for today, it's all about fall shopping.....

shoes, sneakers, sweaters and pants are on my must get list. My SIL and I are headed out to the Outlet Malls, while the hub enjoys a peaceful afternoon of football.

I doubt I will get much reading done today, but one never knows, I could come home with a burst of energy.  Speaking of energy, I do have more lately as this exercise awareness has helped. My new pedometer has me between 8,000-10,000 steps most days, so for me that is good.  I also lost about 5 lbs. so far.

What's on your agenda for today? Whatever it is enjoy!

35 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 8,000-10,000 steps! I use a pedometer, too, and I love it!

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  2. WE have always lived in the castle has fascinated me though I have not been able to get my hands on this book. I await your review on this one.

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  3. I am hoping to start Healer this week as well...I loved Oxygen! Have fun shopping!

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  4. It's still in the 90s here in the south. Wow, that's a lot of steps...ya done good!

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  5. I am taking advantage of the sunny weather and spending some great time at the beach as, finally, they are not crowded anymore! :-)

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  6. Great job walking.
    Have fun shopping, I am jealous!!!

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  7. Lovely photos! I loved watching the old movie of The Sun Also Rises. Hope you get to see it to go along with the book!

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  8. Your books sound good, Diane...I'm going to check out those reviews.

    I love your fall photo! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and especially on the East Coast. I spent one long-ago weekend in Boston during October. It was fabulous!

    Enjoy your day!

    Here's my post:

    http://accidentalmoments.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/the-sunday-salon-sept-26/

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  9. Cooler temps have arrived in the Midwest as well. I probably won't go on a shopping spree, but I do anticipate moving the sweaters from the back of the closet to the front :)

    I hope you found lots of bargains today!

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  10. The colour of that tree is beautiful, I love it when the leaves turn this colour.

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  11. Ooh, I want to know what you think of House of Riverton.

    As for the weather - it's supposed to be 100 today where I am. Yikes! One last blast of the dying summer.

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  12. thank you !!

    We are out of the house, almost, but when I return I want to read your thoughts on Ape House.

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  13. Reading your post made me realize that "The Sun Also Rises" is the only Hemingway I ever got around to reading, despite the fact that my partner bought me a whole set of them in college. Hmm. I may have to rectify that oversight soon.

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  14. That is great that you have lost 5 lbs! I want to go shopping for fall clothes so badly!

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  15. great job with the pedometer! mall shopping is a great opportunity to log some steps (w/ a side of new clothes - perfect!)

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  16. Diane, enjoy your cooler temps and your shopping!

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  17. We dropped almost 30 degrees yesterday! Way to go on the steps and weight loss :)

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  18. Hope you are enjoying the shopping! And, yes, I just read Oxygen a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed by it. I've got Healer on my nightstand and am definitely looking forward to it!

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  19. Hehe I just did the outlet shopping stock up on fall wardrobe thing a couple of weekends ago - so much fun! Hope you get some awesome stuff!

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  20. My pedometer is a small GPS that I use. It measures miles instead of steps!

    Happy Sunday, Diane! I'm hoping I can squeeze in a bit of reading myself today (or tonight!). :)

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  21. So great on the walking and weight loss. Shop for me would you? I hate shopping!! It's about 60 degrees here in Michigan right now...I would give anything not to be running the heater!

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  22. Glad to hear you liked Sun Also Rises. I was knocked over by that book the first time I read it.

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  23. Good luck on the shopping! Glad you liked Ape House. We are slowly slipping into Fall over here too.

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  24. I loved House at Riverton and am currently working on The Forgotten Garden

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  25. Congrats on the weight loss and getting moving! And have fun shopping!

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  26. I went Fall shopping too today! But I didn't buy too much - hoping to go back next week. I have been wondering if it is Fall yet - it's been so hot! The rains today have been welcome though.

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  27. I have to be in the mood to shop; otherwise, eww, hate it. I like the having new clothes part, but not the actual shopping I need to hire a personal shopper.

    Loved Oxygen. So did my sister and my mom. Hadn't heard about Healer. I'll have to keep a lookout for that.

    No Sunday Salon for me, but I just started a book today called Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers

    Quite a title, huh?

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  28. I have started so many that I am confused which one to read now LOL!

    I am glad you are getting your reviews posted too :)

    It was raining here last night, so I am thinking it will be cool here :)

    I want to start a fitness thing too! I just hate doing it alone!

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  29. Sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful Fall weekend!

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  30. What a great list of books! I finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle last year on Halloween night... during a power outage. It was perfect!

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  31. I hope you had fun with your fall shopping! I need to do some of that too.

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  32. Good for you on the weight lost and all that exercise you're doing. Keep up the great work!

    I love that flower photo. It is fall already???

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  33. We've been having the same weather here - like the middle of summer & then a huge drop in temp. Today is cool but very humid because it's raining all day. I love shopping for new clothes etc. at the beginning of a new season. I hope you had fun & found some nice things.The pictures on your blog are so pretty!

    I'm looking forward to your review of Kate Morton's book. I always look at hers when I'm in the book store (or it seems that way) but I've not read her books yet.

    How's Rae?!
    ~ Amy

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  34. Great job on the weight loss. I might have to try the pedometer approach. I walk a lot while cleaning the house.

    And I hope these cooler temps stick around.

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  35. I'm dreaming of cooler temps. Supposed to be down around 57 tonight! Zowie! Sounds wonderful.

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