Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Sunday Salon February 7, 2010

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Will you be watching the Superbowl tonight?  We will definitely have it on here as the Indianapolis Colts are our home team.  While I'm not a super huge football fan, I often surprise my husband and father-in-law with my knowledge of the game or the players.  I blame my brother-in-law for that.  I spent so many Sundays watching football with him that some of it was bound to soak in.

Last week was not a great one for me.  I felt like I had so much to do and was constantly behind.  It didn't help that I was also feeling like I might be coming down with something.  Lucky for me the sickness never really took hold, although I'm still extra tired.  I also tried two new recipes last week which were total flops.  I'm still trying to figure out how to repair the White Chicken Chili so I will eat it because I hate to throw out that much food.  It came out too watery and just doesn't have much flavor.  Any ideas?  The other flop was a new chocolate chip cookie recipe using coconut oil.  I'm usually pretty good with baking but I nearly burned the first batch to a crisp and they spread too much and turned out very flat.  I'm wondering if there was a typo in the recipe because the picture on the blog I got the recipe from looked nothing like my cookies.

We got some snow here on Friday so today we took our daughter out to play with her new sled that she got from Grandma for Christmas.  Silly girl won't keep a hat on her head and I knew there was no way she would keep mittens on either so we didn't stay out very long.  I think she had a good time though, just riding around a bit in the open space near our apartment.  If it is sunny tomorrow, I'll probably take her back out for some more sledding fun before the next snow storm hits on Tuesday.

With all the business of last week, I didn't get much reading done at all.  Part of that was a lack of time and part of it was the book that I read for most of the week was a slow read for me.  The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana was a wonderful book which caused me to think, meditate, and reflect on many things.  I became immersed in her story but needed to step back and take breaks instead of reading it straight through.

I also completed Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop.  This one was actually a very fast read for me and I'll have it reviewed this week.

Today I'm hoping to start Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong.  I'm a big fan of her Women of the Otherworld series and it will be nice to read some about the men in their lives.  This one has been sitting on our bookshelves for a long time but I just haven't gotten around to reading it.  I have been really bad about keeping up with what my favorite authors are doing lately so I just found out that she will be releasing another story collection, Tales of the Otherworld, in April.  I'm liking that she is putting so many of her stories into her own books instead of having them in anthologies with other authors.  I know I have missed out on some good stories from some of my favorite authors because I either didn't realize they had a story in one of these anthologies or my library doesn't have it.  I'm just not going to spend my money on a book if I only know one of the authors featured in it.

I'd love to hear about what your reading plans are for the week or if you are especially looking forward to any books which will be coming out soon.  Don't forget to enter my February Giveaway, which is open until February 24.  There are seven books to choose from this time around including four that weren't given away last month and three new additions.

I hope you have a great week!

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