Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sunday Salon, Nov. 13, 2011
I'm reading on the web: articles about Occupy Wall Street. What a mess. Portland, Oregon tried to be open to the protesters message but had to close down their Occupy Portland because of all the illegal activity and drug overdoses. Ugh.
I'm thinking about: Where we will be for Thanksgiving this year. Usually we have plans all hammered down well before this time but for some reason no one in my family is willing to make a specific plan this year which leaves us in a quandry.
I'm listening to: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. This is the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I love the audiobook version because it has multiple readers, a different for each part.
I'm reading: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I confess to being a bit stalled out on this one.
Book reviewed this week: Divergent by Veronica Roth, Habibi by Craig Thompson, and Chime by Franny Billingsley.
Lists I am making: Gifts I want to get wrapped up before I see my family next week-end so that I can avoid mailing all the Christmas presents this year. I purchased most of my gifts this year at the Global/Fair Trade market we held at my church last week-end..
Scripture lesson in church: John 21. "Simon Peter, do you love me?" "You know I do, Lord." "Then feed my sheep."
I'm praying for: My friend Cindy whose elderly mother and sick brother have moved in with her.
Around the house: My daughter decided on her wedding dress and has ordered it. The whole family drove to Seattle Friday afternoon for a late afternoon appointment, so all of us got to see the dress and weigh in with our thoughts. Don cried when the decision was finally made, just overcome by emotions. It is becoming very real for us that our baby is getting married.
From the kitchen: Stir fried vegetables and beef, Thai style. Quite spicy and tasty.
A favorite quote I laughed about this week: "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."