Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Salon- Putting It All Back Together

So this past week was my first real week out of work- my last day may have been the 23rd but the week after Christmas felt like vacation, not unemployment. My husband was on vacation from work and we spent a fun week together with family and then this past week he went back to work and I was just home. I tried going to the gym and cleaning up some, and reorganizing my office/craft room, but it was a struggle to get back in the swing. I did manage to tidy up enough to get started on a new wool felt project, a little candle mat for Valentine's Day, and I picked out some other patterns to do afterwards. I also found a ton of stuff to get rid of including such treasures as
  • sample photos of flower arrangements left over from my wedding planning nine years ago,
  • old recipes pulled from cooking magazines which I'll never make, and 
  • notebooks filled with five-year-old conference notes.
I also packed up a shopping bag's worth of books for discard/donation and straightened up my signed book shelf. And cleaned off my desk.

I've been reading like a maniac. I read Julian Barnes' masterful The Sense of an Ending and started Ellis Avery's interesting The Last Nude. I've also tentatively decided to do another day-long graphic novel readathon; anyone interested in joining? I don't have a date in mind but if any of you think it would be fun to join up, send me an email and let me know.

In the mean time, my husband and I are going to see the Tin Tin movie tonight and catching up with some friends. Should be fun! What are you up to? I hope you have a great Sunday.

More Sunday Salon here.


Mystica said...

I've been trying to locate that Julian Barnes book since I saw it on the blogs. No luck yet. Have a nice week ahead.

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you've gotten a lot done. I desperately need to go through my books! said...

So which conferences were these? Hey, I may have wanted them :P.

Alexia561 said...

Sounds like you were very productive! I keep meaning to tidy up, but can't seem to get started...*sigh*

Sandy Nawrot said...

I always get into the cleaning/organizing mode around the new year. My mom and I are going to have a "family" garage sale in about a month, and boy are we doing to purge. It is going to be awesome.