Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Salon: Happy Laboring

Happy Sunday, and Happy Labor Day!  Man, it is so nice to have an extra day to vegetate.  I honestly couldn't tell you HOW I'm going to spend my extra day (my wish would be floating in the pool with my book), but it is an extra day.  Let us spend it NOT laboring on anything but the most wonderful of things.

I spent a few days this week sans husband (he was gallivanting and frolicking in Chicago), running my kids to their activities and going to "meet the teacher" night at my daughter's high school.  We had our first Cross Country pasta dinner and meet, and our first official football game (in which my son did not play due to injury).  Results were good...football game was won by a landslide despite the opposition's higher credentials, and the daughter ran well.  My hubby's company is also moving to a new office location this weekend so needless to say...it was pretty busy.  We were doing our part in the "laboring" part of Labor Day Weekend.

Tomorrow my parents fly in from Indiana to spend about a week and a half in our little hellish corner of Humidity and Heat. After my daughter and I do our time at the animal shelter today, I'm hoping to crank up the grille and partake of some ribs.  And wine.  And Breaking Bad.

I have to admit that I am distracted.  I'm doing a decent job of LISTENING, as I finished "A Place at the Table" by Susan Rebecca White (truly wonderful) and am about halfway through "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown.  In print, I'm uninspired.  I did finish "Bait" for a TLC tour and am very SLOWLY plugging through Jojo Moyes "The Girl You Left Behind".  I wish I could get some momentum on this one but my head is somewhere else.  I am so wanting to join the RIP Challenge and just read spooky books for the next couple of months, but I'm not sure if I will even attempt it.  I have enough of these books to last a year, let alone two months.  Maybe over the long weekend, I will finally figure out which direction I need to take in this blogging business.

I hope you all have a really relaxing long weekend.  What plans do you have?


9 comments:

JoAnn said...

I put A Place at the Table on my wish list after reading Kathy's review. If you think it's wonderful, too, then it's going to the top of the list!!

bermudaonion said...

No plans here - I may have to work tomorrow. I'm having trouble finding the time to read print books. I would love a day with no obligations!

Carrie said...

My Labor Day plans aren't very exciting - do laundry and make sure everything is in place to start school the next morning. Plus, lots of reading!

ds said...

I'll be driving--and I forgot to borrow an audiobook for the car. Bother. Enjoy your well-earned barbecue!

Julie P. said...

I'm having some similar issues with reading lately. Nothing seems to be holding my attention very well.

James Chester said...

I've spent most of the day in Berlin 1938--reading Zoo Station the first in a new to me series of spy/thrillers. Loving it so far.

stacybuckeye said...

Have a relaxing day! I'm lucky to finish a book a week these days. I'm able to fit in many more glasses of wine than that a week though ;)

Melissa said...

I can't get into anything in print these days either!

Darlene said...

I didn't do a whole lot over the long weekend. Reading, knitting and walking the dog. Hope you have a great week with your parents!