Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Blatherings and Books


Hello Readers!  I am still recovering from Thanksgiving and don't think I can eat anymore turkey, pie or nuts for a while (should be good by Christmas).  We had a very nice Thanksgiving and the food came out perfect. I've been off since Wednesday and have not read a thing in all that time. I've been watching an abundance of Law and Order and What Not to Wear episodes instead. I feel like I've lost my blogging and book reviewing mojo, while I think about what the next (3.5) weeks will be like.  It's always an excess of food in my circles.  We have several holiday functions --work related, an annual fancy Sunday brunch with Santa to celebrate my birthday in December and then there is Christmas Eve and Day and New Year's eve and day as well. Is your next few weeks "food fests" as well. How do you cope, or do you just indulge and address the weight gain on January 2nd? 

Books and Reading

I have completed a few books that I enjoyed, but have not reviewed them yet.  One was Florence Gordon, by Brian Morton and the other is the new book by Haruki Murakami, The Strange Library....very bizarre and more like the old Murakami (this one less than 100 pages).  I hope to begin Stephen King's, Revival next.

New Books
Plans for Today
Quick trip to grocery store, make a pot of soup for lunches this week and maybe a little reading.

Enjoy your week Everyone

25 comments:

  1. Maybe you should have a bit of catnip! Have a nice Sunday!

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  2. Too much food for me this time of year. I gained a lot of weight last holiday season, so I'm trying to keep it in check. Didn't do to well for Thanksgiving though. I have Florence Gorden and didn't finish it. I will be interested in your thoughts.

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    1. Pat, I typically gain 5lbs between Halloween and New Years and then go into panic mode on Jan 2nd and get serious LOL

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  3. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I try to enjoy a little of everything over the holidays but not get caught up in the "it is only available at this time of year" craziness.

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    1. That is very true Colleen, in this country it's not like we can't get any food we like any day of the week, if we want it that bad.

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  4. I really loved Florence Gordon, a book I would not have known about without blogging...thanks, bloggers! And Revival looks good, too. I don't love all of SK's books, but this one sounds like one I'd enjoy.

    I still have Thanksgiving leftovers that my daughter sent home with me...today at lunch, I guess.

    Enjoy your week...here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. The food issue is always a challenge this time of year. I'm close to my goal weight right now and don't want to undo it all but also don't want to feel like I can't celebrate. My current plan is to not worry about it too much on the celebration days (or weekend in the case of Thanksgiving!) but eat lighter on the other days. Hopefully that will keep it from getting out of control! I've heard fantastic things about Florence Gordon. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Katherine, I find that if I am disciplined 5 days out of the week, whatever I eat on the weekend does not result in more than a temporary 1-lb weight gain.

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  6. I have Florence Gordon and Revival on my list to read. This is the first time I've seen The Strange Library and am adding it too.

    I'm trying not to eat as much as I normally do during the holidays. So far it's working pretty good.

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    1. Vicki, hope you enjoy Florence Gorgon and Revival. I finished FG (no review yet though).

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  7. I had the whole week off too and haven't been reading/blogging much. But boy, have I been watching TV non-stop?! Enjoy your upcoming week!

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    1. Sounds like we did much the same thing last week LOL Happy Reading this week.

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  8. I hope you have more time to read this week, Diane! I look forward to your reviews.

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    1. I do need to get back to routines this week, and anxious to fall into a books I'll enjoy.

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  9. I eat fruit right before I go to the party so as not to indulge too much. I do allow myself a bite of my favorites. I was able to read a bit this weekend in between family celebrations.

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    1. Those little tricks do help, but I need to remember just a bite of this and that, not a huge amount LOL

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  10. I try to keep doing my regular exercise (usually walking) and then enjoy a little of everything I want. Good luck and enjoy all the fun times!

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    1. Thanks Mary, walking does help minimize the damage of holiday indulgences:)

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  11. I definitely went overboard with food this weekend... feel like I won't be hungry again until Christmas! The weather is too bad to walk outside now, so I will try very hard to get on the treadmill most days. With all the parties coming up, I try to have just a little of everything and hope it all evens out.

    Florence Gordon is one of my favorites this year - so glad you liked it, too!

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    1. I did like Florence Gordon, but won't be a favorite (no review yet). Yes 40's today so hope to get out and walk as well.

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  12. Green smoothies for breakfast and maybe even for lunch. Spinach, apple, mango, pineapple, banana and water. Looks awful, tastes great! :)

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    1. Somehow spinach with fruit blended together turns me off, but glad you love the smoothies.

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  13. That's why I went on that diet - so when I gained weight over Thanksgiving and Christmas I might still be able to avoid going into the New Year heavier!

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