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I think I can say that Fall is finally here. Or at least the crisp Fall air is finally here. The colors not so much. We still haven't gotten around to any Fall activities, and at this point, I'm not sure when or if we'll do them.  Renovation updates We are almost at the halfway point into our ground floor renovation. The flooring is almost done, cabinets are ready to be setup, appliances are here. It's exciting to be on the other side of the renovation when things are getting finished. There's still easily 2.5 weeks worth of work left in the kitchen, and another 2-2.5 weeks for the master bathroom, so mid-November is likely when we are done with the renovation. Assuming no delays.  Flooring coming along All of us are pretty exhausted at this point. Walking up and down the stairs to pick items from the makeshift pantry and then cook on the main floor gets old very fast. I have been able to work from home without issues and I'm grateful for that. I've set up m

The Sunday Salon (Interludes) -- February 20, 2011


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Anyone out there still stuck in the cold? Not to rub it in, but it's been warm and pleasant out here on *this part* of the East Coast at least. We actually went out the other day dressed in single layers and it felt splendid, seeing as we ditched all those heavy jackets that was a literally a fixture on ourselves. Yesterday though, almost as if the weather was done with too much relenting, it was horribly windy. My family and I went to visit the D-Day Memorial in Bedford and we were literally flying across the circular structure.

I hope this stays. Because it means it's time to get on the road and begin the road trips! Sad though that all this unseasonal climatic changes have us to blame.

I've been having a brilliant reading week. I finished The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - did I mention that I absolutely loved it? - and followed it up with two graphic novels - Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada and Stitches by David Small - and am now enjoying Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (sequel to Leviathan). I hope to get to one more book by the end of the day.

You might have noticed that I've shaken up my sidebar a bit. I've been feeling that it's a bit cluttered, and was not too happy with some of the widgets. Moreover, I'm concerned that ever since I installed Disqus, my blog has been a little slow to load (anyone else felt the same way?). So I'm trying to make it speedier.

What's happening in the buzzing blogosphere on this beautiful Sunday?

Comments

ashbrux said…
I just read Stitches! I feel like we're often on the same brainwave with our books. I think the Disqus commenting system takes a bit to load but the benefits make it worth the time.
Bibliophilebythesea said…
Well, it has been freezing, windy cold these last 2 days in New England, but we were teased by (3) days of 50-60 degree weather mid week so some of the snow melted, but more is suppose to come...LOL

Loved Stitches, and would like to read Weird Sisters as well.

Have a great week.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks Kathy! I hope both the reading and the weather are good next week!
Athira / Aths said…
Wow! We really seem to be reading the same books at the same time! This is so wonderful!

I agree, Disqus takes a while to load, but it's so much better than the custom Blogger comment system. It's so easy now to comment and reply!
Athira / Aths said…
I really enjoyed Stitches! Though parts of it left me a bit confused as to the direction of the book.
Athira / Aths said…
Oh boy, I hope your winter ends soon! I know how much of it you got over there!
Piyush Garyali said…
Thanks for getting rid of the sidebar clutter. I also see that you tweaked the header. Looks perfect!