Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Salon - October 4 day weekend edition


Columbus Day weekend here and I'm extending our Monday holiday from work by one day which means no work until Wednesday. I spent yesterday doing stuff that needed to be done, but nothing exciting: getting an oil change, grocery shopping, cooking/baking, and looking for my iPOD.....ugh. I recall sticking it in a tote bag on handbag, but which one?? It was about (2) weeks ago when I last saw it so I know the battery is dead, but on a positive note, I'm 95% sure I haven't lost it, just misplaced it.....so frustrating though.

I'm still reading, The Goldfinch; Donna Tartt, it's so long, but good as well - love the writing. (at the 85% point on my Kindle).  I have a few reviews to write: Bellman & Black; Diane Setterfield, good, but I wish I had read this one before 13th Tale, as it left me a tad disappointed. I also just finished Fin & Lady; Catherine Schine (audio version) which I enjoyed a lot.

My next (2) reads are hefty tomes: Wally Lamb's new book: We Are Water and Amy Tan's new book, Valley of Amazement - both sound wonderful.

Today my SIL and I are heading to the outlet malls for some retail therapy while Mr. Bibliophile enjoys football. There will be a pot roast in crock pot, and the pumpkin bread I just made have made the house smell awesome.  Columbus Day will be a movie - either Gravity in 3-D or Captain Phillips --Have you seen these movies yet? Tuesday is perhaps a drive, some remnants of whats left of the foliage, and then I'll be meeting my son for dinner ---we're making this monthly mom and son time - I love it.
I hope you are all having a nice weekend.

Now for .....Why I Smile A lot
 
 Wordless Sunday
(we're at the silly stage)

18 comments:

  1. That pic is too adorable. She looks like a fun gal to be around.

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  2. I hate when I misplace something like that. By the time I find it, I don't want it anymore.

    I saw Gravity and thought it was okay but I'm not a sci-fi person.

    I love the photo!!

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  3. That picture sure did make us smile! Have a wonderful Easy Sunday!!!

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  4. I want to read The Goldfinch, but it sure will be a big investment of time!

    The photo made me laugh ... so cute!

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  5. I have Bellman & Black on my tbr pile. After seeing some not so great reviews for it, I am not so excited to read it. I haven't read 13th Tale yet but hear nothing but good things about it. I had high hopes for B&B.

    I can see why you smile so much! She is adorable!

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  6. The photo made me smile too. My son saw Gravity in 3D and highly recommends it. I hope to go as soon. I haven't misplaced my iPod, but it keeps freezing up with awful noises, I think it is near it's end. I agree with you about Bellman and Black. Loved Fin and Lady. Enjoy yours extra days off.

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  7. Isn't she a cutie! How nice that you get to extend your weekend. Hope you have fun at the outlets!

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  8. Enjoy the extra long weekend!!

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  9. Good luck finding your iPod, Diane. Enjoy the time with your son and the sweet new addition to the family!

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  10. That photo's priceless! I wish I had Monday off too, but bummer, I got to go to work tomorrow.

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  11. Ha! What a great photo. She's such a cutie!

    I'm anxious to hear what you think of Wally Lamb's latest. I sold a copy of I Know This Much Is True to a customer the other day and it had me wishing I had more time for re-reads. I loved that novel!

    I hear Gravity is very good. We might see it in another week or two, but I'm not sure I want to see it in 3D.

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  12. Glad to hear you're enjoying The Goldfinch -Stephen King wrote a good review in yesterday's NYTimes. And I really want to read Wally Lamb's book, too. Hope you enjoyed the shopping... sounds like a perfect Sunday!

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  13. The silly stage is a blast, huh? She's a doll Diane!!

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  14. Love your little Groucho. She's so cute and it's fun to be silly. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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  15. That photo made me LOL! Adorable!

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  16. I love the picture of your granddaughter. I love when they are at that cute stage. I hope you found your iPod. I'm so bad for sticking things in my various handbags and then I can't find them.

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  17. AWWWW. I'd smile at that face a lot too :)

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