Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Sunday Salon: Still on Vacation

Good morning and Happy Sunday!

The scene//  Sunday, noonish. Drinking a tall glass of cold water and relaxing on the lanai after a long walk. I’m still in Florida and will bike to the library to publish this post later today.

Reading//  Not much, but it will be a higher priority this week. I started The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman last night and loved the opening chapters. It could be a real winner!

Listening//  I’m listening to Middlemarch on my walks, but only when I'm alone... and that didn't happen much last week. Still, I’ve past the 65% mark and am really enjoying this classic.

Watching//  In anticipation of yesterday’s rain (and without access to Netflix), I borrowed the Foyle’s War series from the library. It looks like we’ll have beautiful weather for the rest of the week, so I might not make much more progress. We’ll see…

I’m still watching basketball, too, but March Madness isn’t quite as exciting after your team has been eliminated.

Blogging//  The TBR Triple Dog Dare ends tomorrow and it looks  like I’m going to make it! That is, if you forget about the special one-day dispensation graciously granted last month. Thank you, James, for hosting this event again and for being so generous with exceptions ;-)

With limited internet access, I haven’t been able to read blogs or respond to your comments. I have read and appreciate all of your comments, and hope to spend a couple of hours at the library for some serious blog-hopping this week!

Planning//  A quiet afternoon of reading before my father-in-law comes over for dinner. I’m not quite sure of the menu yet, but a grill will definitely be involved!

What are you up to today?


16 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear that about Light Between Oceans. I have it on the shelf and might just have to move that up my reading list.

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  2. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! We are going out to dinner this evening to celebrate our 19th anniversary. :)

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  3. What a relaxing time it sounds like your having! I'm a wee bit envious:)

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  4. Your vacation in Florida sounds lovely. :-) I hope The Light Between Oceans stays a winner.

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  5. I loved The Light Between Oceans. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Today I'm heading out for some Spring shopping.

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  6. Enjoy your time away Joann. It should make you smile that we had huge snowflakes this morning (won't last though) thank goodness

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  7. So supportively envious (ha!) of your awesome vacation. And I've been slumping but I really want to get back to The Light Between Oceans. But for now I'm all about Beloved by Toni Morrison.

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  8. I really l liked The Light Between Oceans. I think it was a fave read the year that I read it.

    Glad you are enjoying your vacation. It is rainy here today. Such a rarity.

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  9. Looks wonderful! I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  10. Lucky you to still be in Florida :) The tournament is over for me. My Buckeyes lost, Jason's Spartans lost and there's no way I can win against Jason this year :( On the upside Jason and I are sneaking away (across state lines!)this weekend for some R&R.

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  11. Sounds like you are having a lovely time. Hmmm. Spent several hours in my hammock lamenting the loss of my basketball team - Michigan State. Did get in some good reading, though. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Enjoying it.

    So brave of you to tackle Middlemarch.

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  12. We used to live for many, many years in Florida, so I can relate to the more laid-back mood you are in :) Hope you are enjoying! Though we are finally getting a few milder days up north here, thank goodness!

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  13. Biking to library in Florida? Sounds like bliss to me! I hope you are having a wonderful time! I'm vacationing on the Oregon coast, which is absolutely gorgeous and I've lucked out to have more sunshine than I expected. Great seafood and beautiful walks along the shore. And lots of lighthouses! Hope you're enjoying The Light Between Oceans. I loved that novel. Oh, and Foyle's War is outstanding. I may just have a little crush on Michael Kitchen. :)

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  14. I love holiidays where you dont need to think about what's happening next, and hanging out reading, or drinking tea, enjoying the moment. Enjoy what time you have left. I'm going to find out more about Middlemarch now..

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  15. Catch a few rays for me. I need it right now. I have the Light Between Oceans on my book shelf right now too. Hmmmmm,.........I should pick it up.

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