Sunday, April 24, 2011
It's been a while since I participated in the Sunday Salon, but I wanted to take the time to wish those of you who celebrate Passover or Easter, a happy holiday.
Do you have any plans for either holiday? We celebrate both Passover and Easter, but are having a low key holiday. Our condo house is in a state of disarray as we're in the midst of a pretty major painting project.
The painter has been here (3) days so far and probably another (2) maximum. Most of our rooms have cathedral ceilings so it's a bigger job than most. We had our kitchen, which opens to the dining room and living room, and the staircase leading to the open loft from the living room painted a color called "alpaca", which is taupe/grey color. It looks fabulous with our white woodwork, so we are really pleased. Our master bedroom, and master bath was painted a color called: "raindrop" which is in the blue/green family, almost an aqua --very pleased with that as well. And, the final job this round, is our finished basement, and the walls will be a very very light blue color called "byte" (to be done on Monday/Tuesday).
The King's Speech, which we absolutely loved. I mean seriously, is there anyone who did not love this academy award winner? I'm actually wanting to read the book as well now and see how closely it follows the true story. Has anyone read the book and seen the movie? What were your thoughts?
Can you guess what I've been doing instead of reading this week? I am
totally addicted to the Scrabble app for iPhones. You can play against the computer, or play against your friends. Lately, I've been played against my daughter, and we generally have (2) games going at a time. Occasionally, at work, when I am doing a particularly mindless task, I am able to engage in a game of Scrabble as well. Do any of you play Scrabble for iPhones? If you'd like to play sometime, email me: bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com, and I'll invite you to play a game. We can complete it leisurely over the course of a few days as well, if that works out better for you.
The Easter Parade, about (30) pages a day as I am really enjoying it and don't want to rush through it. It has caused me to order several more books by Richard Yates.
I am also listening to a Stephen King book (totally not me), but I am hooked...LOL The title is Full Dark, No Stars, and the readers are awesome. I guess for me, sometimes you just have to shake things up a bit.
I did stay home from work on Monday and Tuesday after some mysterious bug, but I really just lazed around and was unable to focus on any reading those (2) days.
Did you have a good week? This week's weather outlook is 70 degree weather, but rain, rain, rain. Hope your coming week is perfect. Thanks for stopping by.