Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Lazy Blogger Sunday Salon Edition


Yes, the lazy blogger nearly missed the whole weekend without a post.  I have no valid excuse unless Saturday down pours and winds or a perfect fall-like Sunday count.  Yesterday the weather went from sticky, hot and humid to heavy rain and wind  We went to an annual  fall festival, one which we always enjoy --it includes a really nice book sale generally.  I picked up about 10 new books, (2) were books I read previously as library copies, but loved so much that I got my own like-new copies now --Cutting for Stone and Little Bee. Have you read these? If not, you are missing on on (2) great novels IMO.

Today was a perfect low low 70's sunny Sunday. I took out the jeans and a few cardigans --just in case. It is suppose to be a beautiful week, and I only have to work (3) days so I'm pretty happy about that. I spent time reading on my deck (shaded until about 2 pm) and, I was actually cold -- haven't said that in a long time, so I only read outside for about an hour. I watched the movie Contagion for a second time....scary, but liked it a lot. I watched while ironing for a bit ....yep, I'm one of those who still irons and I actually like to iron while watching a movie.

I read - The Good Dream; Donna Van Liere - so different from my typical reads...think Nicholas Sparks, but the story was wonderful and just what I needed after a few too many depressing stories. It made my cry, and that rarely happens with me.  I've been listening to The Chaperone, Laura Moriarty, but the narrator isn't the best and I have at least 6 more discs to go, so although I like the story I may switch to the print version for the rest and move on to a different audio book.

Oh, and after lots of take out this past week I actually cooked tonight. Salmon (with a brown sugar glaze), baked potato and veggies -- it was yummy. (We skipped the ice cream and opted for watermelon for dessert).

Have a great week everyone!


Don't you want a pair or these?

20 comments:

  1. I want the leggings. It is always okay to take a break. I am in a two month trial so posting has been sketchy to say the least.

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  2. I have been posting much less frequently these days- sometimes life just gets in the way. My book club selected Little Bee for next month - I am looking forward to it especially after reading Gold which I really liked. Have a great week!

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  3. I need to find a book I am passionate about, so maybe I'll try Little Bee. The problem is that once I'm passionate about it, then it's over so quickly. I love reading your blog, whenever you get around to posting. No pressure.

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  4. It was cool this morning when I took the dog out at 6AM. By the way, you don't have to make excuses when it comes to blogging - it's your blog, you can do what you want.

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  5. I was listening to The Chaperone too through Overdrive but wasn't liking the narrator either. I think I might try to get a print version of the book to finish.

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  6. Thanks for the tip on "The Chaperone." I nearly checked it out from the library! Debated the book or the tape. Love those shoes!!

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  7. I want one of those to put the adorable slippers on one of these days. I agree with Little Bee! I just started Gold on audio.

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  8. I have both The Chaperone and The Good Dream here to read. Good to know they are good.

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  9. I managed to be a truly lazy blogger and went a week without posting--so a weekend is nothing! I'm so looking forward to fall weather and more reading outside. Cheers!

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  10. Yes, I would wear those lion slippers. Your weekend actually sounds wonderful. As the weather is getting cooler, I've been finding myself not wanting to read as much for some weird reason. I haven't finished a book yet for September, must be some type of sickness!!!

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  11. I liked the narration of The Chaperone but I'm finding a lot of people didn't care too much for it. It's a great story though so maybe print will work better for you.

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  12. Oh! My little guy had little lion Robeez back in the day! Now I'm a little sad. He's eight and his feet are about 2/3 the size of mine now. Enjoy the little feet for me!

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  13. Salmon with brown sugar?? Wow, that sounds really good. I love salmon.

    I am not too overwhelmed lately, or so it seems, to get much of anything done. I just want to be a slug. My brain is tired of thinking and I am tired of expecting it to think :)

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  14. That should say... I am TOO overwhelmed. I can't even type right!

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  15. I started listening to The Chaperone during my blogging break, but ended up finishing it in print. Everyone seems to love the narrator, but I did have a couple of issues. Working on a review now...

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  16. I also highly recommend Cutting for Stone and Little Bee. I have gone back in time and I'm reading D.E. Stevenson and Angela Thirkell. A nice change from all the political hoopla right now.

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  17. I'm considering getting my long pants out now that it is cooling down (thank goodness). And I would LIVE in shoes like that!

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  18. Love the shoes but of course I would opt for penguins on them. Ha ha

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  19. Yep, I've read both Cutting for Stone and Little Bee. Loved 'em both!

    Our weather feels very autumnal right now. It's overcast with a light drizzle and breeze. I've had all the windows open while the oven is in self-cleaning mode and sat on the porch for a little bit, trying to read, but wound up coming back inside. I was cold! I'm making stew and apple crisp for dinner tonight. Yes, Fall is less than a week away. Yipppeee!!

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  20. Can you please come iron here??? I don't even buy clothes that need ironed ;)

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