Sunday Salon: February 16 edition

The Sunday Salon

I’ve noticed that a few of my blogger friends have taken to writing their Sunday Salon posts in the list format below, so I decided to borrow it for those times – like today – when I can’t quite get it together to write a whole narrative-type post. 

Time and Place // 4:20 p.m., our living room. The Husband is reading (about an hour ago he finished Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington D.C by Kenneth J. Winkle and now he’s onto Fear Itself: The New Deal and The Origins of Our Time by Ira Katznelson); The Boy is on the computer and The Girl is in her room.

Eating and Drinking: At the moment, I’m not eating anything.  I’ve been sticking to my gluten-free diet for several weeks now and I’m pleased with how that’s going. Today was my first headache in about 3 weeks, and it was quite manageable. A nuisance, really. Compared to what I’m used to, three weeks is an eternity for me to go without any sort of headache.

Frances and BernardReading // I am absolutely loving Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer. This is the sort of book that just absorbs you, that makes you forget you’re reading, you know? Carlene Bauer does a magnificent job of drawing one into the fictitious lives of writers Frances Reardon and Bernard Eliot, who are very much inspired by the relationship of real-life author Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) and poet Robert Lowell (1917-1977), who met at the writers’ colony Yaddo.

Hoping to finish this one up tonight.

I’m also reading a bunch of new-to-me blogs, too many to mention. For whatever reason, I’ve gone on a major blog-adding binge and … well, my Feedly is at unprecedented levels. It’s bad, folks. Really bad. But there’s some damn good stuff out there, so don’t believe all those dumb-ass reports that blogging is dead. It’s not.

Watching // THE FREAKING SNOW. AGAIN. Oh, and apparently we are the only people who aren’t watching the Olympics. I know they’re inspiring and all, but this go-around I just … I just can’t. Plus, I have enough of the Winter Olympics in my own driveway, thank you very much.

Listening // to a classical music station that The Husband has playing on Sirius XM radio.  I admit, it’s nice and relaxing listening to this while watching the snow, but I could be just as relaxed listening to this on the deck if it was 80 degrees outside.

(Oh, wait, scratch that … The Boy has just put on the Wii, so there goes the classical music. I’m now listening to the not-so relaxing tunes of Wipeout.)

Making // Something for dinner. Eventually. I guess. Grocery shopping did not happen as planned this afternoon, thanks to the non-stop snow that started when I was in church and hasn’t let up since. – UPDATED TO ADD: Dinner was chicken tenders and mixed vegetables for the kids, and gluten-free potato gnocchi for me and The Husband. (DeLallo gets major thumbs up from me for their version.)

Blogging // Not much of anything, I admit. I’ve been slacking here on the blog since I went back to work full-time in October. You’ve probably noticed.  It’s not as easy to keep up with as it used to be, even when I had a much-longer commute. I’m not sure why that is, honestly. I’m trying not to let it bother me, but it does. I do have some pre-written reviews for this week, and I need to write one for a book that is overdue at the library. I also have some other posts in mind.

Hating // Need I say it? The damn weather. I can’t take much more of this.

Loving // The new gluten-free Girl Scout cookies.

Hope your Sunday is going well!

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