Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Sunday Salon: April Was...

Agatha Christie
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning... it's spring
Daughter #1's Graduation is just days away
Easter
Flower beds need a spring cleaning, too
Group read of Clarissa is still going strong
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake ...
Is sure to be a favorite of 2012
Joined The Classics Club
Koto celebration for the twins 19th birthday
Loved Syracuse Opera's production of Madama Butterfly
Must read Butterfly's Child
Niece's First Communion
Oysters
Pitt and Northeastern for nephew and niece
Quick trip to visit Twin A
Relaxing weekend in Virginia
So much driving!
Twin B's college chorale concert
Undecided about Pinterest, but...
Very tempted by Trish's challenge
Winter King by Thomas Penn is my current audio book
eXtreme weather -  from 90 degrees to 6"of snow in one week,
You can expect just about anything from a central New York April!
Zelda has a new best friend, Electra


25 comments:

  1. You were certainly busy! And wow, that's extreme weather indeed. Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming graduation :)

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    1. Nymeth - It has been busy, but all good stuff :-)

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  2. Yay for Zelda! What a busy month you have had and early congratulations to your daughter. Joining Pinterest is tempting but right now I am just enjoying seeing the different images that are up especially the ones that are book and library related. Happy wishes for May!

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    1. Stacy - I'll probably start pinning next month... can't resist much longer!

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  3. Graduation!? How awesome that this month is sure to be your favorites--but I do hope that it only gets better from here. ;)

    And the base level is only onnnnnnnnnnne pin. *tempt tempt*

    Happy May.

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    1. Trish - OK, OK... can you send me an invite? I'll give Pinterest a try.

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  4. I'm moving in July, so I'm resisting the urge to spring clean - much more fun than de-cluttering and trying not to think about packing. (It's too soon to do it, just time to obsess a little about it.)

    I'm a little tempted by Pinterest -- it looks like fun -- but who was it that had the famous quote that he wouldn't want to be part of any club that would have him as a member? Still waiting for my "invitation." Sheeesh! It sounds like you had a lovely month and that May holds good things in store for you.

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    1. Audrey - Will you be moving far? Such a huge job... all the packing and unpacking, cleaning, organizing. Not to mention all the stress and obsession beforehand. I'm sure it will be a relief to settle into your new home.

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  5. Great post! It sounds like you were busy with family things in April and you also read some good books!

    Love the lake in your header photo...beautiful! The other morning I woke up to 39 degree weather! Bizarre-o world.

    I just recently started making some boards on pinterest, it's fun and I can see it becoming addictive.
    I hope you have a good week, Joann!

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    1. Amy - Spring seems to be filled with so many family activities. We'll be seeing even more of them as we head into the graduation season. I wanted to update the header photo again, but with all the cold weather, things haven't gotten much greener. I'll change it in May for sure. Will give Pinterest a trial in May, too.

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  6. Well aren't you the creative one! I think I'd like to try this one of these days for something different. I was thinking of you when I saw that the front that gave us 72 degree highs blasted up there and gave you snow. And good for Zelda, that sweet baby.

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    1. Sandy - Not just a little snow, either... 6 inches overnight in April is a bit much, even for us! There are still some snow banks around the high school and they'll still be there for the beginning of May - crazy!

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  7. The April weather was crazy here as well.

    Did I miss a post about a new addition for Zelda.... Electra??

    Have a good week JoAnn

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    1. Diane - Oh no, not another dog for us. Electra belongs to my SIL, but Zelda just met her for the first time and they were instant friends.

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    2. Thanks for clearing that up. That is sweet:0

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  8. I love how you did this post. Oysters! Yum!

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    1. Ti - Oysters are a new favorite :-)

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  9. What fun it must have been to do this! I really love it.

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    1. Nan- This was a lot of fun to write. I'm becoming fond of this end-of-the-month exercise!

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  10. Woo Hoo for graduations! I love these monthly posts. I think I tried it once and didn't have enough ideas :)

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    1. Stacybuckeye - I'm so glad you enjoy them... don't think I could make them work without a dog named Zelda ;-)

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  11. What a lovely way to do a monthly recap! Fantastic idea - and looks like you had a crazy good month, so yay :-) I'm undecided about Pinterest too - I Pin some of my blog posts, and use it occasionally, but honestly, I'm tuckered out from all these social media things on the internet.

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    1. Tanya - These monthly recaps really are fun to write! I ended up joining Pinterst -enjoy looking around pinning a few things, but probably won't spend much time there.

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  12. I love this feature A-Z and might "steal" it from you sometime but will give you full credit!

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    1. Kathleen - Feel free to use this any time!

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