Sunday, May 8, 2016
The Sunday Salon: We're Home!
It's Mother's Day and we're home! The car is unloaded, dirty laundry is piled high, there are groceries to be bought, and mail to be sorted. The place seems huge compared to our little house in FL... and it's dark. I miss the pale yellow walls and bright sunshine. Central NY is cloudy, windy, and rainy this morning, though they're promising it will clear later. And since it's only 39 degrees, I'm even wearing socks. Maybe we should have come back in June.
The road trip was great. We explored the Florida panhandle beaches, then drove up the east side of Mobile Bay to Mobile... the first time in Alabama for both of us. We stopped in Savannah, GA and Fredericksburg, VA, visited with friends in Philadelphia, and spent a night in Princeton to be with our nephew for his outpatient surgery. Now I'm exhausted.
I read next to nothing the entire week and didn't listen to even one minute of an audiobook, but I was thrilled to find book mail from Oxford World's Classics waiting for me at home. I loved every page of The Barsetshire Chronicles last year and feel a strong urge to read more Trollope soon!
On audio, I'm fully invested in Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Katharine McEwan's narration is wonderful and I may have to add West With the Night by Beryl Markham to my reading list. I'll also be starting a new print book today... just need to decide which one.
Our Mother's Day dinner will be at my sister's. Most of my siblings and my parents will be there - I can't wait to see everyone! It really has been a long winter.
What are you reading this week?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.