Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Salon - Wait, It's Sunday?!?!

 What? It's Sunday?? I can't believe it? 
Don't I look worried and confused??
(We were babysitting the grand-dogs this week...naturally they were as good as gold!)

Yes!!!! School IS out and now the wild rumpus can begin!! Usually I have decompressed by now, slept in and read several mindless books, but summer has started a bit differently this year...

I left town on the last day of classes to nurse my mom through full knee replacement surgery. She was a real trooper, but that nursing stuff is HARD!! I loved being with her, serving her and visiting with my stepdad but worries abound when you're caring for someone. I remembered the times I worried over sick kiddos and tended to their needs. Now I was blessed to do the same for her!! She was/is such a terrific patient and she's doing so well!! Yippee!!

I did go on a field trip while nursing the sick and afflicted. I met my oldest son and went to lunch one day. YUM. He always know the coolest, hole-in-the-wall places and introduced me to Sonoran Hotdogs. Delish! His office building is right next door to Barnes and Noble so who can blame me for getting sucked in?!?! I bought this book after a really great review by Jill at Rhapsody in Books. I love the "You May Also Like..." that came with my receipt. What a great, passive up-sale!!

Christmas came late - - we had promised ourselves these lovelies at Christmas time but held off til the NEW Ipad was released. Then it was just easier to wait until summer when I could take the time to really learn how to use it. I must confess (head hung low) to reading my book group book on this baby right now. I have made a solemn oath to my stacks of books that I will continue to love them and care for them. This little pretty (who has not been named yet) will not come between us. She (or he) will only be a side dish -an accompaniment.
As icing on the cake to our techie-summer we got new phones. Yuck. I don't mind the phone entirely, just hate getting accustomed to new stuff AND the dreaded transfer of contacts and data. How complicated can it be to figure out ring tones and how to answer a call?!?!?!?
So....what am I planning to do next!?!?!? The list says it all.

Reading..... I finished What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarity and Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielsen. Now reading Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster for Book Group I and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for Book GroupII.

Plans for the week.....Find chairs for front room, decide on paint color for the library, Math Mapping with my coworkers for two days, Professional Development classes for two days, dinner with my in-laws and plan a birthday getaway to San Diego for my cute hubster. Shhh. Don't tell.

Yep, I'm really ready for summer to start. Now, I know not all my friends want this, especially those with kids home from school, but I want the days to really go S.L.O.W.
I need me a good dose of summer!!


Suey said...

Cute doggie!

The to do list looks perfect!

And I feel the same way about my new Kindle, I WILL still get to all the "real" books on my shelves! :)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I cannot believe you have never had a Sonoran hot dog before this!!!!!!!! Well you have to come to Tucson - we have a place that was written up in the New York Times!

We got an IPad a while ago and I still am getting used to it. I need classes!!!

Inside A Book said...

Suey - She was a great dog!! It was fun to have them here for the few days. The house seems so quiet now that they're gone. Sorta like kids!

Jill - The restaurant was called El Guero Canelos, I think. It was fantastic. How can something wrapped in bacon be wrong?!?! I will be taking the iPad classes at the Apple store next week, as a matter of fact. So far I am way under-utilizing this little lovely.

Susan said...

What a lovely dog.....lovely plans for the summer....and I just got my first cell phone too, so I'm learning how to use it. How do you get a ringtone? lol

I hope you have a lovely restful summer, and am so happy to hear your mom's knee surgery recovery has gone so well.