Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Sunday Salon: December 8, 2013
The scene: 8 AM Sunday morning, relaxing in my favorite chair with a hot mug of coffee. The entire house is silent… bliss.
Reading: I recently finished two books - Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (reviews coming soon). After a few days at literary loose ends, Jill's review of Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt caught my attention and I downloaded the ebook from the library. At the halfway point, I'm wishing I could stay home and finish it this afternoon.
Listening: I spent six hours in the car on Thursday and got a good start on The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Let me tell you, I seriously disliked Eat, Pray, Love and had no intention of reading (or listening to) this one, but Penguin Audio sent me a review copy… and it's narrated by Juliet Stevenson! I took another audiobook with me (just in case), but the story drew me in right away and Stevenson's narration is excellent.
Blogging: I have several reviews to finish before the end of the year, as well as my 'best of' lists. We will be away for a couple of weeks in early January and I'm considering a blogging break during that time.
Watching: Very little television and no movies this week, but I can't miss Syracuse University basketball!
In the kitchen: After hosting Thanksgiving dinner for eighteen, not much else happened in the kitchen. I wrote a Weekend Cooking post about the turkey leftovers and tried one new recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup, but will wait on serious holiday baking until the girls are home. It's a lot more fun that way!
On today's agenda: A quick trip to a vineyard in the Finger Lakes this afternoon to pick up the holiday wine for my husband's office, then heading to my sister's for Dad's birthday celebration.
What's on your agenda today?