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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Salon, 10-23-11

Special Event of the week:
  • My hubby and I jet to Hawai'i on Friday for a quick five-day sunny vacation/conference. I am busy planning my reading material for the trip.
  • Parent's Week-end at Seattle University.  We went to my daughter's choir concert on Friday night. They sang a varied program in an effort to promote their new CDs. I love it that my daughter is still involved in music after a very musical high school experience. Saturday was a hosted dinner with the entertainment being The Coats, a NW favorite a cappella group. Check out the link.
I'm listening to: Entwined by Heather Dixon. The retelling of Grimm's 12 dancing Princesses fairy tale.

I'm reading: Entwined by Heather Dixon. (Yup, the same book.) I jump back and forth between listening and reading so that I can finish the book sooner.

Book reviewed this week:  Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King.  Loved, loved it.  Will it be another winner for Ms. King?  I think so.

Scripture lesson in church: Acts 8:24-40--- "Let's go down and be baptized right now."

Around the house:  The trees in the backyard are displaying their fall colors gorgeously! The yellows and reds are really brilliant this year.

From the kitchen: Went to a taste-testing at the caterer for my daughter's wedding. We enjoyed everything about the experience, especially the tasty hors d'oeuvres. (My favorite: Gorgonzola and pistachio rounds.) We signed on the dotted line.  Evey week a few more things are crossed off the wedding planning list.


  1. Hawaii?? I'm very jealous. I'm assuming Don has the conference; did the district let you go? You're lucky! Those rounds sound yummy to me too. Is there a date for the wedding then?

  2. Oh, Hawai'i sounds fabulous right now since we're sitting in the fog in Santa Barbara. I've got to get a copy of Everybody Sees the Ants, I hear such good things about it

  3. Yup. Hubby has a conference and I got permission to take a few days off work. I am so excited!

  4. Wow, so much excitement in your life! Planning a wedding AND an upcoming trip to Hawaii...sounds wonderful! My neighbors are leaving tomorrow for a Hawaii trip, too.

    Hope you enjoy your trip!



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