Sunday, February 17, 2013
~ The Sunday Salon ~
I haven’t posted a TSS post in a couple of weeks. By the time Sunday rolls around, I feel lazy and restless. I tend to find myself spending the day, if I’m home, reading the entire NY Times in bed and several cups of coffee or, like last week, getting lost in the fun of Pinterest. It’s not as if I’m at a high-pressure, long hours job all week, as I know some of you are or have several young children demanding every minute of my time (unless you count the cats who often seem a lot like small children!). I think sometimes I just get a little tired or bored doing the same thing day in and day out. Even with reading and it doesn’t matter what I’m reading. I just realized this happens to me only in winter. So maybe it partly has to do with knowing my chances of getting out of the house during these weeks of winter are pretty slim. In the warm, sunny weather when I can get outside everyday if I want to, I don’t get this lazy, restless feeling. I admit, to, during the winter months when I’m inside most of the time, I don’t always know what to write about in TSS posts. Cute anecdotes about the cats and the weird videos I found on YouTube only go so far! I wonder if this would happen to me if I lived in CA or GA. Someday I’d like to move out of the city, maybe to somewhere a little more temperate.
I have some good cat stories for you. I’m just holding off until I have some good pictures to go with them. I have to work on getting photos online again since I couldn’t transfer what was on the old computer. I need to update the cat pictures on my blog, too (among many other things!). I have two new cats to tell you about, Oscar and Cecelia (Cee Cee). Oscar’s a one-year-old (approx.) and Cee Cee is 6 or 7 months and getting fatter every day! We also feed and sometimes give temporary shelter to 2 or 3 other cats when it’s really cold out. I’m hoping within a month to have the pictures ready…maybe sooner!
On the book front, I started reading Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear a few days ago. It’s very different than I expected but I like it. I’m also reading Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon for a book club hosted by Andrea whose blog is Great Thoughts. I’m really enjoying Wife 22; it’s smart, funny, poignant and unexpected. I’m still reading The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. I’m taking more time with this book because it doesn’t have a concrete deadline while the others do!
I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday and reading a good book!