Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Salon

I don't always write Sunday Salon posts, usually I wait until the mood hits me (and I have the time!). Apparently I'm in the mood today! The week coming up is a big one for us- hubby starts his new job, and H. officially starts his regular Kindergarten schedule. Last week he went on Tuesday, but it was only with half of his class as part of their gradual integration program. Since Tuesday H. has been bugging me about when his next school day is. We went out shopping this morning for lunches for hubby's work lunches. It will be strange for me- he's been coming home for lunch for four years now, and I don't know what I will do with myself now that I won't have to cook him lunch at noon. The kids are generally content with a sandwich or Kraft Dinner. I'm hoping that in a week or two we'll be in some kind of a schedule, and things will go back to "normal".

Oh, and since I love nothing more than curling up on the couch after a long day and watching some TV, I'm particularly excited that this week is a week of television premieres! I am particularly excited about the return of GLEE!!!!!! Yup, I'm a Gleek and proud of it. I got "into" the show mid-season last year and was thrilled when the old episodes were re-played through the summer and I could watch the entire first season. I can't wait to see what those crazy kids are up to now, LOL. I'm also excited for the return of my favourite cooking show, Hell's Kitchen, especially since the first season of Masterchef wrapped up last week. My only problem with HK? It makes me hungry.

Given the fact that last week was crazy-busy for us, I didn't get a ton of reading done last week. I finished the wonderful Life After Yes by Aidan D. Rowley (review to come this week), and am now reading Juliet by Anne Fortier for an upcoming blog tour. Miraculously I only have three books to review until I'm caught up. This makes me incredibly happy and, once again, I am going to TRY to review books shortly after I finish reading them. I find that if I wait too long, my reviews lose something. Despite the fact that I don't need any more books, I did make sure to visit our library's annual "Friends of the Library" sale. I picked up 6 books for my oldest son (4 Goosebumps books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1,2) as well as 5 books for myself and a bunch for my younger kids. Since the two youngest boys were with me, they got to pick their own, and since it's only $6 for a full bag, we had a lot of fun.

Finally, congratulations to all of the winners of BBAW! I added a few new blogs to my feed reader, and enjoyed visiting some of the posts (although I just didn't have time to do them all). Next year I'm hoping to participate more actively, but I would like to mention some of my personal favourite book blogs:

Chick Lit is Not Dead- Liz and Lisa keep us entertained with regular chick lit and life-related posts
Write Meg!- a long-time favourite blog of mine, if Meg recommends it, it's being added to my wish list
Bibliophile by the Sea- Diane reviews a wide range of interesting books, and always takes the time to stop by and comment here
Chick Lit Central- The Blog- This blog is fairly new to the blogosphere, but is growing quickly. Stop by for interesting author interviews, giveaways, and chick lit reviews by the Melissa's

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Well, it sounds like yoiu had plenty to occupy your week with! And will have your hands full this week! I started watching Glee mid season last year too and loved it! I wondered why I hadn't turned it on before! I guess I'm a Gleek! :-)

    I look forward to seeing what you think of Julia. I have heard so much great buzz about that book!

    Have a great week!

  2. Jonita...thanks for the "shout out". I appreciate it. I think your blog is great as well.

    Have a great week, and tell your husband that I wish him well with his new job.

  3. Thanks again for the plug! You totally rock!
    Yay for being a Gleek! Tonight is the season premiere!!!

  4. Thanks for the shout out! xoxo, Liz & Lisa