Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Post Thanksgiving Edition

I am finally feeling a bit better! Hurray! I still have a lingering cough, mostly at night, but much better. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. My mom, my sister, her husband and two boys, my father-in-law and his wife were all here! We had a very yummy turkey dinner with all the good fixings. Well, except I didn't let my father-in-law make his oyster dressing. But I don't really consider that part of the 'good' fixings. We played lots of cards, played with the baby and his three-year-old brother, and ate lots. I even made chicken lasagna for dinner on Friday so we'd get a break from the turkey.

I did take pictures of my nephews. I will have to ask my sister first before I post them here. But they are worth waiting for! What cuties! While you are waiting, here's a picture my sister took of my girl and me.

I am eager to take pictures of my kids now. When I do, I'd better be sure to get a pic or two of me and my boy.

It was another slow reading week. Between being sick and having everyone here (and all the cleaning that goes along with that), I only finished one book: Blackbird, Farewell by Robert Greer. I have started Anita Shreve's latest, Testimony, but am having trouble moving past the opening scene. Kinda graphic and emotional. Hoping it gets...better isn't the right word, but easier to read. I posted my review of The Note by Angela Hunt.

I didn't get my next digital scrapbooking post finished so will work on getting that done this week. I also am working on a post about the believability of the action in books. Reading this week will be finishing Testimony then on to LOLAs next book - The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs.

My next post will be my 200th post on the blog!!! To celebrate, I will be having a book giveaway! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the details!

I'd love to hear about your week. Leave a comment and tell me what you are doing and what you are reading!


Anonymous said...

Glad you're feeling better. I had a slow reading week, too and I suspect it will stay that way until after Christmas.

Julie said...

Hey Michele - Glad you are feeling better (finally!). I am reading Traffic and the sample first chapter of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. BTW, did you see that the Kindles are sold out on Amazon? The website is saying 11-13 weeks! Yikes!!

Shana said...

Michele - Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. Testimony definitely gets less sexually graphic. That first part is by far as bad as it gets.


Shana said...

And great pic of you and your daughter! I'm SO envious of your camera!!!


jessi said...

Glad you're feeling better, and that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. I just finished The Year of Living Biblically and loved it! I hope you do, too. :)

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Love that picture!! It's precious!