Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Salon 11.22.09

I was going to wait until later, after the game to write this but I needed to keep myself preoccupied before all the nervous energy coursing through my body drives me nuts! lol My mother would think I was nuts if I told her I was feeling so nervous because of a football game! Yep, the JETS are making me feel like a jittery bowl of jello. In approximately 45 minutes they play the New England Patriots. It probably won't be a pretty game. But, as with all Jets games, I'm hoping that, like earlier in the season, we pull out a win. Oh boy! would that be great!

I haven't been a very good blogger this week and I want to apologize to all my friends and visitors out there! It was another week when I didn't feel very well and I didn't feel much like myself. The good thing is that yesterday I felt much better, more like the old me! Hopefully whatever was making me feel blah is completely gone. I am planning to spend the week visiting all of the blogs I haven't visited regularly in the last couple of weeks as well as reading and responding to your posts. I also want to post some long overdue reviews, and get my Goodreads and my new Library Thing accounts updated. I need a central list of all the books on my TBR list, the books I want to read but don't have in my possession yet. That's a very long list! and it's on a piece paper here, over there and some are even listed on-line. It's chaos! I even found a partial list in an old book that fell off the shelf the other day! lol I used to be so organized and neat at work, my desk was beautiful. But at home I just had a big pile of stuff in a couple of different places. And I seem to have kept that up. But I am determined to get organized starting this week!

As many of you know, Bob went to the vet this week. Bob can breathe easily now, he's sleeping less and has more energy so he's really enjoying life now! He no longer makes any grunting or sniffling sounds which is great news. In all honesty though, some of his sounds were funny and charming - I miss them! Not to mention, I no longer hear Bob when he's approaching the house or coming into the room. But it's a small price to pay and I am happy he's feeling much better. Betsy the kitten is growing fast and furiously. She's become a big mush and loves to climb on Sam or me when we're in bed and be scratched around her ears! Betsy likes to sleep during the day and play at night. She likes to have a playmate rather than play alone. So she's taken to making Magoo play with her by jumping on him when he is sitting on the bed and pushing at him with her paw! It's very funny to watch. Eventually Magoo tires of this and gets up to run away which is exactly what Betsy wants. She runs after him and eventually jumps him. They wrestle on the ground until Magoo gets free of Betsy and runs away. Of course, Betsy chases after him and it begins again! LOL
All of the cats are doing very well!

I stopped in Barnes & Noble after we dropped Bob off at the vet. There are so many books I would love to buy but I also couldn't decide which ones to buy! lol I hate being in a mood like that when I'm in a store ready and willing to shop. I came across "The Gathering" by Anne Enright which I want to read so I picked that up and then read some Christmas magazines. I love Christmas and Holiday magazines!

I am still reading Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke. It's a really wonderful book. But, I confess that I didn't read it much this week because I was lazy and gravitated more towards lighter books such as Hungry Woman in Paris by Josefina Lopez and The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond which I finished this morning. I have several reviews that I hope to post this week. The reviews are for Cherries in Winter by Suzan Colon, The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne and The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond. Along with Stand the Storm, I'm also reading Double Take by Kevin Michael Connolly this week.

Almost time for the game. Dare I say it? Go J - E - T - S!! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


  1. So glad Bob is feeling better. A lot of bloggers have posted this weekend about the overall need to slow down and how their blogs have sort of taken a back seat to what is going on in their lives. I think that is the beauty of a blog, it CAN be put on hold and you can pick up right where you left off with little trouble.

    We all need to take a break sometimes.

  2. Good luck with the game, though in our area you are the bad guys! I knew Bob would be so happy!

    Our Daisy does the same thing to Lucky. She wants to play and she just makes him by jumbing on him and chasing him. She can be a bit of a bully! Poor Lucky has been chased under the bed many, many times.

  3. Glad to hear you're feeling more like your old self. I know how you feel about the game - I'm the same way when Virginia Tech is playing a close game.

  4. Glad you and Bob are better, but it wasn't looking very good for the Jets last time I check in...

  5. It's nice to hear that both you and Bob are feeling better. I am sure Bob is very grateful to you! I am always amazed to read about all the kitties you take care of. Enjoy the game tonight and have fun. You deserve it! :)

  6. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Also, glad that Bob is doing so much better. Cats can be so much fun to watch. They each have their own little personalities and funny ways.
    Hope the game turns out the way you want.

  7. You just do what you need to do to get yourself feeling better. Don't worry about us. You're on my reader, so whenever you post, I'll be here! I love your cat stories. There is nothing quite like having a kitten around. Ours is looking pretty full grown these days, but still acts like a baby. The other cats HATE him but he refuses to me ignored.

    Sorry about the game. I quite dislike the Patriots, so I was on your side...

  8. Glad to hear Bob is doing well.

    I want toread Cherries in Winter-I enjoyed Stand the Storm.

  9. football...that is the game with the pointy ball, right?

  10. Glad to hear Bob is better. He must really love you now for making him better. Betsy sounds like a comical handful.

  11. Amy, I finally broke down and have a little book (with lined paper!! and a ribbon bookmark) that I put my books wish list, check it out, and must reads in--it helps me keep track better. I keep it in my purse so when I'm in a bookstore I can just whip that little thing out and check my list :) Get you one!

  12. I have not stopped to read many books recently - kids and too much time spent on the computer! I really want to check out some of these titles.

    Glad Bob is feeling better...and you too. I don't feel quite like myself either...I think it is in the air.


    PS-I have a little award for you at my blog

  13. Glad to hear that both you and Bob are feeling better! You're lucky to have so many books lined up to review. I'm all caught up and I haven't been getting much reading done lately.

  14. P-A-T-S, PATS, PATS, PATS!

    Sorry - well, not really. I'm happy the Pats won. But sorry you are unfortunate enough to have wound up a Jets fan. That can't be too fun. Their day will come again some day. And you can taunt us back then.

    I am glad to hear Bob is able to be a ninja cat now without the breathing noises giving his arrival away.

  15. I'm so glad that both you and Bob are feeling better.

    I need to centralize my wish lists too. I use Amazon mostly, but I also have a piece of paper I jot titles down on that I often forget to transfer over fast enough.

    My Anya is a lot like Betsy. She's always instigating the play sessions with my dog and older cat, Parker. :-)

    I haven't yet read The Gathering, but my mother-in-law really liked it. I hope you will too.