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The Sunday Salon: No Lazy Sunday for this Girl

The Sunday Salon.com Whenever I think about having a lazy Sunday, I always want to watch the “Lazy Sunday” SNL Digital Short with Adam Samberg and Chris Parnell. It makes me giggle every time.

I skipped my weekly morning writing session at a coffee shop yesterday morning — it was really, really cold, and I just wanted to spend the morning in my pajamas reading Raised Right by Alissa Harris — so I’m feeling a little behind starting up today. I actually was really lazy yesterday, so I have the bulk of my weekend project list to finish today… going grocery shopping, making chicken noodle soup, doing laundry, writing our BAND discussion for February, catching up on reviews, and completing my first day of week four of Couch to 5K. It’s going to be a busy day!

Still, I’m hoping to get in some quality reading time. I finally finished reading Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (book three of five for the Indie Lit Awards) this week, and decided I needed a break with some shorter books before I dive into my re-reads of Lost in Shangri-La and In the Garden of Beasts.

My first grab was Raised Right, a memoir by Alissa Harris that explores how she “untangled her faith and politics,” that Kate (the parchment girl) sent to me. I’m still muddling with coherent thoughts for a review, but I thought it was a fascinating read, particularly as someone coming to the book without a strong religious upbringing.

Next, I’m not so sure what I’ll read. I just picked up Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain from the library, and I’m really digging it after I finished the first chapter last night. But with Valentine’s Day coming up, I was thinking it might be fun to read something about love. I’ve had Andrew Shaffer’s Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love on my shelf since BEA last year, and it’s the sort of slim book that might be good right now.

I’m also really behind on my Essay a Day project, so I might try and read a bunch of essays today to get caught up. I still have Best American Essays 2011 on my nightstand, and I picked up Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens at the library yesterday too. (Sidenote: Is there some sort of support group for a library addiction?).

So that’s my Sunday, in a nutshell. And if you missed it, this is what I wrote about on the blog this week:

Happy Sunday everyone!

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  • Aths February 12, 2012, 10:06 am

    Hope you still have a good Sunday! I almost always end up lazying on Saturday and staying busy on Sunday, so I know what you mean! I’m also halfway through the ILA reads, and am feeling the need for a break.

    • Kim February 13, 2012, 10:50 am

      I wish I could switch up the pattern — chores on Saturday, lazing around on Sunday — but this is what always happens! I’ve been sneaking in books between my ILA reads, which has been good, but I think I have to buckle down to finish up the rest in the next couple weeks.

  • Laura February 12, 2012, 11:24 am

    I’ve had a lazy weekend as well, and now I’m stuck with a whole lot of Sunday grading. I just added Quiet to my library queue, but I’m like number 16. Boo. I’m excited to read that one.

    • Kim February 13, 2012, 10:51 am

      One of the benefits of having a small library is that the hold queues are usually pretty short. I’m getting a little spoiled, I think 🙂

  • Trish February 12, 2012, 2:21 pm

    My “lazy” weekends go about the same. Oh well…one day.

    The chicken noodle soup you’re making sounds delicious!! I have a chicken chili soup in the crock pot (recipe from Lu) and some bone-in chicken in the oven to shred and freeze and then I’ll use the bones for chicken broth. Whew! It’s so hard to cook in the evenings that I’m trying to be better about pre-preparing.

    Hope you have a wonderful and slightly warmer week!! I’ll start week 4 of C25K tomorrow.

    • Kim February 13, 2012, 10:53 am

      Yum! The chicken chili soup sounds really good. I love doing chicken in the crock pot and then having it to put in salads and other dishes during the week.

      Luckily, since it’s just the boyfriend and me, I can get away with only cooking dinner a couple times a week, then we just do leftovers or random food other days. I didn’t get around to the soup yesterday, so that’s a project for tonight.

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) February 12, 2012, 3:36 pm

    I can’t remember the last lazy day I had. I can’t figure out how people get bored.

    • Kim February 13, 2012, 10:54 am

      I wonder that too!

  • Trisha February 12, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Sounds like you have a full plate!

    • Kim February 13, 2012, 10:54 am

      I did 🙂 And then I spent the day watching tv and being lazy anyway. Whoops…

  • Vasilly February 13, 2012, 10:07 am

    I need to check out that chicken noodle soup recipe. I have the flu right now and could definitely use it. It sounds like you’re almost finished with your Indie Lit reading. Congrats! I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Quiet. I have it on hold at the library. No, there’s not a group for library addicts but there should be! 🙂

    • Kim February 13, 2012, 10:56 am

      I’ve never made chicken noodle soup from scratch before, but that recipe seemed pretty easy (and didn’t involve cooking an entire chicken, which I don’t want to do yet 🙂

  • Care February 13, 2012, 11:34 am

    DOuble TRUe! I hadn’t seen that SNL skit – it’s great! 😀

    My Sunday turned into much laziness – a little TV a little of this a little of that… I think the only thing I really got done was the huge list of stuff to do for Monday!

    • Kim February 22, 2012, 7:08 pm

      I think that’s the fist digital short I ever saw. My roommates and I used to watch it all the time 🙂

  • Kailana February 16, 2012, 1:13 am

    I hope you managed to get some reading done!

    • Kim February 22, 2012, 7:08 pm

      A little bit!

  • Lisa February 16, 2012, 8:23 pm

    Hope you find some reading time – it’s always hard to balance everything that needs to be done with everything that you want to do!

    • Kim February 22, 2012, 7:08 pm

      Ugh, I know, right? Why can’t I just have all my time to myself!?