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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Salon, March 25

Weather today... Sunny with blue skies. Earlier this week it snowed two inches and school was delayed by two hours. Crazy, crazy weather for the Pacific Northwest.

In the school library this week: The Biology classes were in the library all week working on fruit-fly labs on the computers. It gave me a chance to interact with teachers I rarely see. My clerk and I untangled several funny mysteries and, all in all, it seemed like a productive week.

I'm reading: 1. Emma by Jane Austen and 2. Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
I'm listening to: Irises by Fransisco X. Stork. Two sisters are left alone to care for their mother who is in a persistent vegetative state after their father dies suddenly.

Book finished this week: 
  1. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. Set on Bougainville, an island that is part of Papua New Guinea. The teacher, Mr. Watts, reads Great Expectations to his class. The main character in the book, Pip, plays an important role in the life of Matilda, the story's protagonist.
  2. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, the Printz Award winner for 2012. Look for my review later today.
  3. Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman. Look for my review this week.
  4. Zeus: King of the Gods by George O'Connor. Book one of a series of graphic novels about the Greek gods.
Abandoned book: The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. I abandoned this book this past summer because I just couldn't get in to it.  But then I decided to give it another try.  Once again I felt confused.  Then another blogger contacted me and recommended that I read Saving Francesca before I read this book.  So I am giving myself permission to abandon this book until I get a chance to do just that.

Scripture lesson in church: Matthew 21:13- 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”

I'm praying for: Patt, my friend's husband, who was hospitalized this week.

Around the house: Daughter #2 is home for Spring Break. We've watched lots of movies.  At one point all four of us were sitting with our electronics playing the new Drawing program that is such a craze right now.  Yesterday the hubby and I went out and pruned all the roses and the hydrangea bushes.  We also tidied up one flower bed in the front of the house.  Keep your fingers crossed that we didn't do it too soon.

From the kitchen: Vegetable Beef Soup that was simply delicious..

Fun event of the week: We went to see Hunger Games, the movie yesterday as a family then went out for an early dinner at a sports bar so the hubby could watch the end of one of the NCAA tournament  basketball games.

A favorite quote this week: “Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games


  1. A science class in the library?! I have tried to hard to get that to happen at my school and it just doesn't so I am impressed.

    I am off to see the Hunger Games tomorrow...

  2. Sounds like you had a pretty good week even with the snow.

  3. I love how you do things together as a family, even playing that drawing game.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful week. I am planning on seeing The Hunger Games in the afternoon today.


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