Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Salon...almost the end of summer

Well last week was both busy and wonderful.  As in my previous post I mentioned, we finally made our way to the beach.  Too short!  I finished reading Quietly in their Sleep, by Donna Leon, not sure I'll be seeking out any more of her books anytime soon.  While I loved Brunetti and his team, and the scenery of Venice, I found it very "church bashing" and while I believe all that I read, or should I say it was believeable, it was the "whole" book. I found that difficult to deal with, and while I was very interested in the crime, it was of too little significance in the book, or at least that's how I read it.  Too bad it was a nice little book, easy to carry in one's purse, and could have been so much more.  I'm on to Crimson Rooms today, or whenever I sit down.  I have a bit of paper work to do today, work related.  And I'm hoping to see my mom in the a.m. I like to mess up my visiting schedule for the staff, keeps them doing their jobs.  On my visit to her on Friday (which they are quite expecting me) she was quite alert and that led me to do my thing in the library, consequently I have a bunch of books that I've withdrawn.  I'm happy to say we are almost 1/2 in large print.  Large print novels are so hard to find, I was delighted when our book fair had a serious amount.  Bingo I shouted.  We also have a few audio, which I thought would have been a big hit, but it seems our ladies just don't like things in their ears.  I'm thinking of asking for a volunteer to help them set a tape/cd up and come back and turn it off and then after a few times perhaps they'll be able to do it themselves.  I picked up a couple of books this week, Nick Bantok, the Forgetting Room, and Hat Box Letters, ( I think I have this one someplace, but it was such a nice clean copy and for .50 Hardcover, did I sell you?).

and before you know it, it will be Christmas prep, my Grinch ornament, the paint is peeling, annoying
The upcoming week brings us to more prep for fall, in the house and garden,  I'm sure I should wash windows, but I also want to get ready for my fall studio schedule, it's just easier to pick up a bag that's been planned.  I've just preped my mailbox, so there is still a great deal of design to come up with, that's the fun part, it's varnishing I hate.  And then there is the settee I've been meaning to sand down.  I've got it close to the work area, that's a good sign, I'm sure if the para Olympics were televised I'd be well on my way.  I went to put my tools away yesterday and handy Andy has taken up my spot with soft drinks.  He knows I hate when he stocks up like that, because my guys seem to forget there are more nutritious drinks.  I'll be looking after that today.  Handy Andy indeed!

9 comments:

aloi s said...

That ornament is really cute! (I guess you can spot paint?) I've been meaning to read more of Bantock's work and look forward to reading your review of the Forgetting Room!

Vicki said...

LOVE that ornament!! It is adorable!
I'm with those ladies, I don't like things in my ears either. I can only handle ear plugs for short amounts of time.

I wish I was as crafty as you. I never have been, but you make me want to check out some crafty things online and do one of them that sounds like I could do...and finish.

Vicki said...

I meant headphones, not ear plugs. Ear plugs would make it kinda hard to hear the audio book.

Alyce said...

Very cool that you found large print books! I love the Grinch ornament!

Jenners said...

I just love your Grinch ornament!!

And I think if the ladies could figure out the equipment, audios would be a big hit .I know my grandmother really enjoyed them.

Erica (Irene) said...

What a cute ornament......I just can't find time to read this summer at all. Thanks for sharing Irene.

Annie said...

It seems ages since I visited here Irene.
I guess I've been helping the kids shift and settle into their new home!
Soo glad to hear that you got to the beach..lovely!

Jenny the Pirate said...

"Bingo I shouted" ... that made me laugh out loud, dear Irene. You certainly are a doodle.

Trish said...

You have quite the talent for painting! though I completely understand the frustration of peeling paint. I'm not thinking about Christmas yet--need to get through Halloween first! ;)

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