Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Salon: Jumping back in to blogging....FINALLY!

Good morning Saloners! We've been in our new house for exactly a week. I won't bore you with the drama that included the packing, closing, etc. Suffice it say we won't be recommending our lender and especially our actual fellow to anyone.

The kid's bedrooms were the first to be 'done', the living room and family room are mostly put together. The kitchen is done - except I don't have enough cabinets and no pantry! So furniture shopping I go this week to try to find a hutch/pantry type thing.


The picture was taken late this week after the snow started to melt. It's wierd to see the house this morning with grass all around instead of snow. I can even see the pond where supposedly I have a couple of fish 'hibernating' in the frozen pond. That's even more odd to me, but what do I know. LOL I'll be learning all sorts of new things with this house, I'm sure.

The kids started their new schools on Tuesday. Started off slow for my girl as the class was a bit too quiet (and probably too respectful - 6th grader) for her liking. But she's warming up to them and slowly making friends. My boy has had no troubles having fun with his classmates in third grade. He's already sharing stories of his class and the fellows in it.

The best part of being in the house for a week now is that I am finally reading my first book of 2009! It is amazing to me that it's already over a month into the year and I haven't read any books! My goal of 100 books again this year is already in jeopardy.

I have started reading The Gate House by Nelson DeMille. I am almost halfway through it - not sure yet my thoughts. It's definitely different for a mystery - if that's what it is supposed to be.

My LOLAs met last week for the first time without me. They had read and discussed Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt. According to my reports - most read it, thought I wouldn't have made it through the book (me and non-fiction - not friends), it was interesting, most comments were about traffic issues the members had dealt with/personal pet peeves. Sounds like I missed a fun discussion.

One of my first goals here is to find some sort of book club. The local library has one that I am going to try out on the 17th. The book they are reading and discussing for February is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I started that book last year but didn't get very far. So this is incentive to get through it.

Thanks for hanging out with me while I packed, moved and got settled in the new house. I plan on being here regularly again, sharing my love of books and becoming active again in the book blogging community.

14 comments:

Scrap girl said...

Your new house looks lovely. I hope you get all organised soon. Good luck with your reading catch up and finding a new book club.

bermudaonion said...

I love the porch on your house! I can't believe you're so well put together after only one week. Moving is such a chore.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

What a beautiful house! So glad to hear that you're settled and back to blogging! Congrats on your new home.

Julie said...

Nice to see you back on your blog. LOLAs will not be the same without you! The house looks great and I can't wait to see it in person when I come visit you! :)

stacybuckeye said...

What a great house! I've always wanted a wrap around porch :)

Amy said...

Welcome back!! I love your new house. :)

Kerrie said...

Lovely looking house Michele. I bet it feels like a real achievement to have moved in.

Jo-Jo said...

Your new home does look beautiful and I love that large open porch. It looks like it would be very relaxing out there on a warm summer day, sitting in a rocker with a good book. I hope the book club works out for you.

J. Kaye said...

I have Nelson DeMille's book! I'll be curious to read your review.

Lenore said...

It's such a great feeling to have a move BEHIND you. Best of luck on your 100 book goal. I started reading in April last year and made it to over 130, so you can do it!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Your house looks so cozy, love that wraparound porch! You'll enjoy that in the summer. Good luck settling into your new home and community. Good idea to check out the library for a book club.

Michele said...

Thanks everyone for welcoming me back! I have definitely missing blogging. But mostly missed all my blogging friends!

I do love the porch on the new house. I am thinking sitting there in an adirondack chair (rockers make me nauseous) with a drink and a book, listening to the pond and the kids will be my favorite spot this spring!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The house is gorgeous, Michele! WOW.

Keesh said...

Congrats on the beautiful house!