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Sunday Salon (10)

Weather today…We, here in Kansas, have had a pleasant spring and summer so far. Last year at this time we had already had numerous 95+ days. This year not so much, but this weekend, which ushers in the beginning of true summer brought the heat!

Summer Happenings: One wee k of summer school remains!

I’m reading: 

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (one of my favorite classics! Just read the chapter on the turtle.)
  • Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness #1 of The Chaos Walking Series. I honestly don’t know much about this series and don’t remember who recommended it to me. I have all three books on my iPad and they will help me with the Summer Reading Challenge.
  • How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish. I cannot wait to finish this one. It is proving to be a quick read, even though I am taking notes from almost every page. I wish I had read this one a long time ago! And, I will buy my own copy!

I’m listening to:  I don’t listen to audio books, usually. When I do, it’s always a book I have read before. I have to see the words myself to make complete sense of a text the first time. So, instead of audiobooks, I will share my iPod shuffled playlist for the week 🙂 ! I have been listening to Spotify a bit this week and have had the following running through my playlist:

This week has found me listening to quite a bit of Enya. 🙂

Books finished this week:

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone. Look for my review, which will be my first blog post written for the Nerdy Book Club, later this week!

Abandoned book: None!


Scripture lesson in church: Our current message series is focusing on Nehemiah and the idea of Reclamation, Restoration, and Renewal. Today’s guiding verse:

They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire. ”

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. (Nehemiah 1: 3-4)

I’m praying for: Guidance and strength to find God’s path for me through these new developments.

Around the house: Been working on finding cute, inexpensive decorating idea via Pinterest.

From the kitchen: Beef and Broccoli

Fun event of the week: Walked the River Walk downtown.

A favorite quote this week:

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Sunday Salon (9)

Weather today…A hot, windy Kansas day.

Summer Happenings: First week of summer school-less than organized, not going all that well, but we will make the best of it.

I’m reading: 

I’m listening to:  I don’t listen to audio books, usually. When I do, it’s always a book I have read before. I have to see the words myself to make complete sense of a text the first time. So, instead of audiobooks, I will share my iPod shuffled playlist for the week 🙂 ! I have been listening to Spotify a bit this week and have had the following running through my playlist:

Killing Me Softly by Fugees

FireBrilliant DisguiseSecret Garden, & Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen

Beasts of Burden by The Rolling Stones

Grenade & Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

Human & Mr. Brightside by The Killers

Fireflies by Owl City

Books finished this week:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Prepping for the movie release!

Abandoned book: Not a complete abandonment, but I need to set this one aside to focus on school readings for a bit.

Lawyers in Hell edited by Janet Morris. This one is slow going. I am currently on the story with Che Guevarra and Kurt Kobain. Not sure why this one is going sooooo slow. It is a good read.


Scripture lesson in church:

The Parable of the Lost Son: Luke 15: 11-32     The pastor pointed out the lost son wandered, wondered, wasted, and finally wanted and when he returned home to confess his sins to his father, his father welcomed him with open arms. As does God, to all who believe in him.

I’m praying for: My baby girls. Ok, so they are not babies anymore, but they will always and forever be my baby girls.

Around the house: I cleaned and organized the office! Now, need to finish to hanging pictures.

From the kitchen: Just a mix of stuff found on shelves and in the fridge. Must. go. grocery. shopping. LoL

Fun event of the week: Sleeping in on Friday and Saturday and Sunday :-)!

A favorite quote this week:

Sunday Salon (8) Memorial Day Edition!

Weather today…After spending Friday and Saturday in less than warm South Dakota, I have returned to a sunny, if somewhat humid, Kansas spring.

Summer Happenings: School’s out…let the fun begin! I began summer vacation by traveling to South Dakota to leave MiniQ with the grandparents. I am flying solo this summer, so my reading and blogging time have increased!

I’m reading: 

  • Lawyers in Hell edited by Janet Morris. This one is slow going. I am currently on the story with Che Guevarra and Kurt Kobain. Not sure why this one is going sooooo slow. It is a good read.
  • Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Prepping for the movie release!

I’m listening to:  I don’t listen to audio books, usually. When I do, it’s always a book I have read before. I have to see the words myself to make complete sense of a text the first time. So, instead of audiobooks, I will share my iPod shuffled playlist for the week 🙂 !

During the road trip, I realized my nifty Sync enabled car can play Pandora! So, I listened to a bit of the Puppini Sisters radio.

Books finished this week: 😦 I haven’t finished any books this week. But, am on the verge!

Abandoned book: I have not let any books go this week 🙂
 
Scripture lesson in church: Because I was traveling, I missed church this morning, but spent some time reading in the book of Isaiah and keep this one close:

Isaiah 41:10  “fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

I’m praying for: All those who are currently serving, have served, sacrificed themselves for us.

Around the house: Time to really clean and organize the office.

From the kitchen: Brats, salads, the standard Memorial Weekend fare.

Fun event of the week: Trip home to SD.

A favorite quote this week:

Sunday Salon (7) Graduation Edition!

Weather today…The heat is slowly creeping back up. I dislike checking the weather forecasts and see the days inching farther and farther into the higher digits…lol…but I am grateful for the beautiful weather we have had this spring.

In my classes this week: It was the last full week before finals week. Lots of review, talk of books, and suggestions of summer reads from students.

I’m reading: 

  • Lawyers in Hell edited by Janet Morris. This one is slow going. I am currently on the story with Che Guevarra and Kurt Kobain. Not sure why this one is going sooooo slow. It is a good read.
  • Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Prepping for the movie release!

I’m listening to:  I don’t listen to audio books, usually. When I do, it’s always a book I have read before. I have to see the words myself to make complete sense of a text the first time. So, instead of audiobooks, I will share my iPod shuffled playlist for the week 🙂 !

Thanks to some former students, my Spotify playlists have been full of bandera music!

Books finished this week: 😦 I haven’t finished any books this week. What, with starting 2 new ones and finals week approaching I just haven’t had time.

Abandoned book: I have not let any books go this week 🙂
 
Scripture lesson in church: er…ummm…I missed church this morning…but here is a scripture for all those grads out there:

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

I’m praying for: All the graduates out there this month-to trust in God and find their future along his path.

Around the house: Trying to rid the house of a foreign invader–fleas! My poor cat is going insane, as are the humans!

From the kitchen: Orange Chicken (made by MiniQ), fried rice, and fresh fruit salad.

Fun event of the week: Graduation

A favorite quote this week: