Jun 19, 2011

The Sunday Salon: A Special Weekend

Hello everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far. Mine has been a busy one starting with a visit with some out of state friends on Friday. The Pruddens are a terrific family that I met 21 years ago (Wow!) and even though they moved back to Ohio a few years later, we have been able to keep our relationship strong. We met for lunch and spent a few hours catching up over some really great Cuban food. I had such a wonderful time with them and afterwards, I felt so blessed to have such good people in my life. 
Carol & Randy
I hope you all are enjoying this special day to honor our fathers.  This year it's especially difficult considering the declining health of my dad but we tried to make the best of it. We attempted to go out for lunch as a family yesterday to celebrate the day but it just didn't turn out the way my mother and I had hoped. Dad wasn't feeling the best and truth be told, we probably shouldn't have attempted such an outing but we figured this would probably be the last Fathers Day we get to celebrate with him. To make matters worse, there is some tension between my sister and father, with neither of them willing to give an inch. Needless to say, it made for a difficult time. My mother and I, being the peace-makers of the family, were very disappointed to say the least.

Last night I went to a luau with my sister and best friend, Brenda. There was music, food and frozen concoctions that made it really fun. It was a relaxing evening by the pool, which was just what I needed to get my mind off things.

After taking a few weeks off from my strict Weight Watchers diet, I got back to work this past week. I lost 2 more pounds, which brings me to 26.5 pounds total. I got up early this morning, did my 2 and a quarter mile walk while it was still relatively cool, and now I'm looking forward to spending a quiet day at home.

I know I told you about my summer reading list last week and I've already made changes to it! Like I told Ti (Book Chatter and Other Stuff), reading lists are like New Years Resolutions for me: I make them and I rarely stick to them! But I am going to try! Today I really want to finish THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters so that I can get started on BLOOD SUCKING FIENDS by Christopher Moore. My friend had this book in her car the other day and she told me I could borrow it and I was thrilled! I've heard so much about his work! I also will be writing an audio book review of THE CYPRESS HOUSE by Michael Koryta for this week.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Hopefully you are having a great weekend and spending it with people you love. Have a wonderful reading week ahead and please come back soon!

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  1. I'm so sorry your Father's Day plans didn't work out the way you'd hoped. I sure hope your dad and sister make up before it's too late.

  2. Lisa, hopefully you can get together with your dad for a celebration with just you. Sounds like you had a good time with your friends. And wow, you're doing great with WW. Sounds like you're able to incorporate into "real life" which is so important.
    I change my reading plans all the time. It's our prerogative, right? :-)

  3. My mother went through a bit of what you're experiencing and I'm so sorry that the tension is there....sounds like your night out was exactly what the doctor ordered!!

    You've done so well on WW...I started walking today with the dogs. Did 3 miles and will walk it every night. They loved it and I was sweating by the end! We saw a doe on the trail and she ran after the dogs!!!

    Have a great week!

  4. I'm sorry your Father's Day didn't turn out the way you'd hoped. I have a lot of drama in my family and get togethers RARELY turn out the way they should. It's hard for the ones not directly involved with the tension (you and your mom).

    I laughed out loud though over you changing your summer list. I still haven't come up with mine. I better soon, this being the first day of summer.

  5. Congrats on your continued weight loss. I've started walking, but can't seem to make myself count points more than 3 days a week :(

    It's too bad that Father's Day couldn't have been better for everyone.


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