"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Salon...Easter 2012

The sanctuary was dark except for the light behind the cross.It was draped with a purple fabric and a crown of thorns.

Happy Easter.

Spring Break ends today.  It was a wonderful and very busy week.

Weather today... Cold night with frost on the grass in the morning.

I'm reading: Black and White by Paul Volponi
I'm listening to: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor---the real story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Book finished this week:  

  1. Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson. A girl gets involved using meth (she calls it moon) after her family is transplanted to a new town after Hurricane Katrina claims the lives of her mother and grandmother. 
  2. The Returning by Christine Hinwood. Cam returns home after a long war and find he no longer belongs
How did I do on my reading/bookish goals for the week: I read 4 of the 5 goal books.  I blogged every day except Friday and I completed reviews for four books.

Scripture lesson in church: Easter. All four gospels have the resurrection story.

I'm praying for: A long-time friend who is dealing with chronic fatigue.

Around the house: The whole first floor of the house is in boxes and moved to the garage. We spent all-day Friday boxing up everything.  Movers arrived this morning to help us move the heavy things. This afternoon we dropped off the drapes and the area rugs at the dry cleaners. It is really shocking how much dirt and cobwebs are hiding underneath and behind furniture seldom moved.  Ugh. Now the house is ready for hardwood floor installation starting Monday.

From the kitchen: It was not a cooking week.

Memorable event of the week: Watch at the Cross vigil with my husband.

A favorite quote this week: "I lied on my Weight Watchers list.  I put down that I had 3 eggs... but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs."  ~Caroline Rhea


  1. Busy, busy week for you. I have never had a week where I've blogged almost every day. Good for you.

  2. Happy Easter! I think Beneath a Meth Moon looks like one I'd enjoy.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

  3. Black and White by Volponi is a really good one. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  4. Hahahaha I love that quote!

  5. My son says The Looking Glass Wars was very good - it is waiting on my TBR shelf!

    Has your friend found an underlying cause for her fatigue yet? Or did you mean she has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? I don't know if you know this, but my sons and I all have CFS - 10 years now for me - and we have found some effective treatments over the years. If, on the other hand, her fatigue has not yet been diagnosed, I have lots of experience with the wide variety of illnesses that can cause chronic fatigue. I know this might seem strange, but I would be very glad to help your friend with either diagnosis or treatment. It's kind of what I do :) I write a blog about living with chronic illness. Anyway, let me know if I can help - I really mean it! She (or you) can e-mail me if she'd like some help.

    Hope you had a nice Easter!

    Best -



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