Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Salon - Back in the Saddle

After being sick for two weeks and away from home for one, I'm finally ready to get back to my normal routine starting tomorrow.

The last week on Nantucket was a lot of fun. I visited with family, shopped, slept, ate, read and played in the ocean for eight very relaxing days. We left a day early due to Hurricane Bill- on Friday it was announced that all the beaches on the island would be closed until Monday and there were rumors that boats would also be cancelled, so my husband and I were worried if we didn't leave Friday afternoon we wouldn't be able to until Monday. So we packed up and got on a boat in under and hour, then picked up our cat from boarding yesterday and have today to rest and get ready for the week. I have to do mundane things like go grocery shopping and plan out some meals for the week, and after that- reading!

I started on The Hakawati while I was away, and I'm enjoying it but it's slow going. Last night we rented "Fitzcarraldo", the Werner Herzog movie about a man who moves a steamship over a mountain in the Amazon; I wanted to see it because I have an ARC of Herzog's Conquest of the Useless, his diary about filming the movie, hanging around and I thought seeing the movie first would help me understand the book. I started to read it when I first got it several months ago but it didn't make much sense without having seen the film. And I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on! A lot!

Starting this week I'm going to really make an effort to spend more time on my sewing and crafts, too- I've been woefully neglecting them for a long time!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

If it's not grabbing you, close it. I'm sure you have a couple of other possibilities in your house. ;->

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Marie, happy to hear you got to leave the island early (love Nantucket), and that you are home safe. It's great to vacation, but even better to come back home (for me at least). Have a great week.

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you had a great vacation even if you did have to cut it short. Now, it's back to reality.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Glad you escaped Bill!

Bonnie said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Nantucket and I'm glad to hear that you didn't get stuck there. It must have been a relief to get home.

I'm not familiar with the book or movie you mentioned. I hope that the book helps your understanding the book.

fibrowitch said...

Nice to have you back blogging. I missed you. One of these days we have to get together.

All Bill did to my beach was give us a really low tide.

Dave said...

Speaking of the Amazon tonight to discuss Fragile Branches, about the Jewish diaspora. It describes small groups of people in remote places that identify with Judaism. One group was Moroccan Jews who went to Brazil and wound up trading goods along the Amazon. Hard to picture that.

Zibilee said...

Glad to hear you are back and had a nice vacation!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your vacation was fun.

Happy reading this week!