Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Salon: T-1

 Happy late Sunday afternoon friends!  I'm rolling in at this hour because I have to wait for my weekly dog pictures which are the last ones I will get before we to pick him up next Saturday.  I love the one of him reading.  And when I say I love our breeder, I mean, she and the puppy nanny are amazing.  They take the puppies on field trips, make sure they have exposure to other dogs, cats and people, and they read to them and play music.  They potty train and crate train them, and get them used to the leash.  This week I got to Face Time with Brody for the second time, so I could see him running around doing his thing.

  




It has been a full week.  Mid-week my back felt better, and I was able to go back to the trainer but I did spend many hours on the heating pad!  I should be close to 100% when I go tomorrow.  I'm really happy with these people, they aren't messing around.  I'm walking around like I've been riding a horse and can barely get in and out of a chair!  Haha!

I had a book club meeting to discuss "Me Before You" (my choice because I want as many people to love this book as I did).  Did you know it was going to be a movie late this summer?  A friend's son had confirmation.   Did some work in the yard - the weather has been gorgeous.  We attended a wine and food tasting with silent auction on Saturday night, which was hosted by my friend that owns a wine store.  That was fun.  I had hoped today to relax, read a little, take a nap, but in fact it was opposite.  I've been on the move all day, so after I finish this post, it is the shower and the comfy chair for me for a little bit.  My husband and my dad are out right now riding in an old B-17 bomber, so in the back of my mind I will be saying a few safe flying prayers.  Sheesh!

I continue to read a few pages here and there on "Where All the Light Tends To Go", which really has a wonderful voice of a 19 year old boy in Appalachia.  Dark and murky but also with a tiny bit of hope.  And I HOPE I can finish it this week.  On audio I finished "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger, a coming-of-age tale set in a small Minnesota town in 1961.  Incredible literary voice and story.  I had my quibbles, but still a fantastic listen.  I'm now a couple of hours into "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Backman, and it is funny and sweet about a curmudgeonly old man.

Hope everybody has a great Sunday, what is left of it.  After I shower, I will be roaming around on the blogs a bit.  See you there!  



15 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Such an adorable child! Can't wait till you get him home!!!!

Trisha said...

I'm in pain right now thinking about your pain. :)

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh, not sure I could handle Me Before You as a movie! It wrecked me.

I've heard lots of good things about Ordinary Grace - will have to get it from the library.

Have a great week!

Marion said...

So excited for you with your puppy! Hubby and I got our first ever dog 3 months ago, I wasn't keen but daughter who was home from the U.S said we would love it and boy was she right. Iveco is a Jack Russell/Snautzer cross and just adorable.Our breeder like yours had put in a lot of work, so we have been very lucky, I swear our daughters didn't get quite the level of attention this boy does, he is in my opinion a life enhancer and I'm sure yours will be too.When we first got him, he did a bit of book nibbling but that as past now!

Anita LeBeau said...

Kevin cooked breakfast and we got ready to play with the new grand puppy. Lol. We took nick and his girlfriend to Kobe for late lunch early birthday celebration. Best buy for the gift. A really good day.

susieq512.com said...

That is one stinkin' cute puppy! I'm sure you are very excited. Hope your back is all better by the time you get him.

JoAnn said...

That pup is just so darn cute! Can't wait until you get him home :)

Ordinary Grace has been on my wish list for a while now and I'm seeing lots of positive reviews for Ove lately, too. Will have to look for that one.

Ti said...

Weekends sure go by fast.

I can't wait until you get the pup home. It's so exciting.

I am going through my book lists to figure out what to read next. I will probably go with Her, because it's staring at me and is an ARC, although I think the book is out now.

Beth Hoffman said...

Your pup is a perfect 10 on the cute-o-meter!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

William Kent Krueger is such a good writer. I love his stories when I'm in a particular mood for them.

Literary Feline said...

I love the photo of your puppy reading. :-)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

My book club is reading Me Before You later this year and I'm so excited about that one!

Beth F said...

Oh I just love his little face.

Tasha Brandstatter said...

He is so fuzzy!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

So sweet! Friends of ours just went today to go and pick up their new puppy!