Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday Salon... Trust Your Eyes

I just finished reading Trust Your Eyes, Linwood Barclay.  It's a thriller. Reminded me of a CSI episode, only not as gory. (and without Grisham) I'm seriously thinking I might not vote ever again after it though.  Not my usual genre, but I'm sure I read a review and thought I should spread my wings. (if it was your review, please remind me). But definitely  a page turner, and a waiting for the next train, as well as a chunckster.  I loved the developing relationship between the brothers, I can only hope, my sons would be so devoted.  Way creepy subject matter though.  Love Bill Clinton's cameo appearance, almost like SNL.  I wasn't totally creeped out, but certainly thrilled.
 It's been a funny week, on Sunday and Monday I spent the days with my friend of 40plus years.  We celebrated her birthday with a show at the casino, and lunch, an a whole lot of gabbing. Tuesday was a productive upholstery day, Wednesday not so much.  And then the weekend hit, with major snow, so I did one of those exciting jobs, laundry.  Up next on the reading front is The Fatherland, Robert Harris. In this upcoming week, we'll be enjoying some pancakes on Tues, and Wednesday there will be a memorial celebration at the Long Term Care Facility in honour of our mother.  We've, my sisters and I, have attended a few of these, I'm just not sure I can go on, I'm plum out of tears, and strength.  When I walk into that facility, I don't know ... it remains a very sad atmosphere, I don't know is all I have to say. So if I'm missing from the blogsphere it's because I'm just out of words too. 


Vicki said...

Sounds like a very busy week! And your time at the casino sounds like a lot of fun!

Sorry about the situation with your mom. Sending you lots of hugs!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

A casino show...that sounds like fun. Have you ever put part of your book in any of your blogs that one might read a little of it?

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like you had a busy and fun weekend. I do enjoy Linwood Barclay so I'll be looking for this one.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I'm rarely out of words as you well know, Dear Irene, but I am frequently out of anything original to say so I will just add, it's lovely to get together with a true friend, do something fun, have a good chinwag. And reading on a snowy day sounds lovely.

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, Irene. I'm sorry you are sad... Life is so poignant, and it is also wonderful. It is very difficult sometimes.

I like this picture! I love seeing all that foreign money lying around!! Oh, it's not foreign? Hmmm... I thought everything was about the U.S.A.

You rock!

Erica (Irene) said...

So sorry Irene that you feel sad....I know what you mean when I drive my parents Nursing facility I sometimes can't hold myself.
Looks like you had a busy week....are those the new money bills...UGH! I hate them, you can't fold them properly. They feel like plastic.
....have a great week.

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