Jan 23, 2011

The Sunday Salon: 1.23.11

As we near the end of the first month of 2011, I am faced with the end of football season...sigh. It seems I wait all year for it and before I know it, its over already. I love Sundays in the fall and winter when I curl up on the couch with a book and have the comforting sounds of whistles blowing, helmets cracking and fans cheering. For me, that is what makes my weekends complete. So, with both the NFC and AFC Championships being played today, its no secret how I'll be spending my afternoon. I'll be in heaven. I've chosen my teams for the Super Bowl and now I wait. I'm taking the Chicago Bears, mostly for old times sake over the Packers (although I'm afraid the Packers will outplay the Bears) and I'm picking the mighty Steelers over the Jets.

As for my reading material, it will be something light that doesn't require a lot of concentration, so I'm setting aside WATER FOR ELEPHANTS for the day and picking up DEAD TO THE WORLD by Charlaine Harris, a book I started a few months ago and never finished. Vampires and football - yep, that works for me.

I had planned to get a lot of reading done this past week, but once again, life got in the way. I came down with a terrible stomach flu last Sunday evening that kept me down for 3 days. This winter sure has been brutal to me in terms of sickness. I'm hoping I've seen the last of it now. On the upside, I didn't eat for all that time, so I lost a few pounds. Not really the way I wanted to achieve that, but I'll take what I can get.

I did manage to post a book review last week of THE GOOD THIEF by Hannah Tinti. You can find it here if you'd like to read it. That is truly a unique book that I enjoyed immensely. I've been listening to THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom the last few days and I'm really enjoying it. I'm halfway through and will likely finish it mid-week. I've spent more time listening to it than reading WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, so I haven't made much progress there, but I hope to change that this week.

So that is my plan for the day and I hope that whatever you have going on makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Dead to the World sounds like the perfect read for what you have planned for today. :-)

    I'm so sorry you've been sick and do hope you are feeling better.

    I have The Kitchen House here to read and hope to get to it in the next couple of months. I am glad you are enjoying the audio version!

    Have a great week!

  2. Sorry you're having such a tough winter and hope you're back to normal soon. I'm more of a college football fan, so my season was over a few weeks ago.

  3. I love football too Lisa!! and you picked the right book to read while watching. It looks like Green Bay v. Chicago could be a nail biter!! I'm catching up on blogs today because I got knocked out by a bug on Friday and am just now feeling 50%...hope you are getting better too!!

    Have a great week!

  4. Football was awesome yesterday!! I did exactly what you did. I curled up with a book and listened to those noises in the background and smelled my pot roast cooking all day long.


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