Sunday Salon: New Beginnings and Changes

The Sunday Salon was originally started in 2008, but over the years has grown too large to accept new members. They are now a facebook group and open to all. Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

Past Week - Personal Stuff

This month on the 22nd is my birthday - I'll be turning 34.

This month the blog turned 8 years old. It's been a fun few years with a lot of changes for the site and myself in creating it and keeping it up.

This month my 5 1/2 relationship has come to an end, although he is still living here. It is back and forth and difficult.

This month the second to last Kim Harrison Hollows series, my favorite series, The Undead Pool, has a book coming out next Tuesday. I'll be taking vacation days around this time so looking forward to plenty of reading. Cannot WAIT for this book to be released:

New Discovery:  I have bought some mason jars to start layering salads. It was based off the concept of the book, Salads To Go a free book from Amazon, I love the idea because I've been trying to lose weight and really love salads - I've been throwing them together in Tupperware and bringing to work and snacking on in the morning for breakfast up until lunch. Depending what's put in there, they can be incredibly filling, such as proteins like sliced chicken or egg.  I go light on the dressing to keep the calories down that way. It can get messy with the tupperware and a lot of times before bed I don't fill like pre-making a salad. This manner you can make them days again, which is awesome.

I also tried out the Pumpkin Pie Roobios tea from my local tea place - I bought the mix awhile back. It was .... well, okay. Not my thing for hot tea - I think it would be excellent to try as a hot tea latte, however, as Roibios is the only tea that can be cooked expresso style well and doesn't turn bitter. It's not a bad taste, but a little odd, so I think a latte with it and extra cinnamon would turn out delicious. 

Friend Outings: I didn't go out with friends this week, but my son and I had a great time yesterday doing some shopping together at Walmart. I got myself a 1TB hard drive for my birthday, and him a flash drive for his Xbox storage. Also the canning jars, a nifty salt/pepper fresh grinder gadget, and some retro cups. Mom and I went to Dunkin Donuts that morning to get some Valentine donuts for the weekend. I tried their brown sugar cinnamon latte drink which was pretty good, although not as good as my regular preferred latte.

Reading Updates

Read This Week

I haven't done as much reading with everything going on to where I finish books, but I did read  and LOVE:

Website Progress

Reviews Posted

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (Drama)
To Hell and Back by Lilith Saintcrow
Saint City Sinners  by Lilith Saintcrow
The Devil's Right Hand by Lilith Saintcrow
Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow

Weeklies Posted

Life of a Blogger - Future Goals
Tune In Tuesdays - Because I love you
Top Ten Tuesdays: Books that make me swoon


Man of Steel from a baby's perspective