Yet another Sunday Salon from me. It's getting harder for me to blog, not least because of time constraints, but also because I rarely sit on my computer after getting home from work. 8+ hours of coding at work tires me enough that all I like to do after getting home is watch TV and sleep. Those weeknights get even more perfect when the husband volunteers to make dinner. Whining aside, I am not close to giving up on reading or blogging and just probably need to work out a routine that works.
This past Thursday we had a close repeat of the Irene aftermath last year. Whichever thunderstorm that was that passed through town - wasn't even that strong - knocked out our power for a day. At least, it wasn't like last year, when we didn't have power for a week (and I had to do the icky task of cleaning the freezer of all those melted gooeys). Still, no power is no fun, considering how every damn thing runs on electricity. Friday, I could go to work, where there was power, but the husband and my brother (who is staying with us while he looks for a job) had a fun day outside watching movies, and hitting cafes. We then had dinner at Panera Bread, and I swear the whole town was in there.
This morning, we had a friend-cum-ex-colleague of mine stop by our house with her husband, and we spent a delightful hour catching up on stuff and other gossip. I spent sometime after that cleaning our backyard, which we had never worked on yet. It's a lot of back-breaking work that we can do only in spurts but we hope to get it ready for seeding before Fall. Nevertheless, we did plant some vegetables early in spring and we just tasted the first of our produce today (sugar snap peas). It's my first time having my own vegetable garden and eating the peas has me super excited. Even though they're not my favorite variety of peas, I can't wait to cook them.
This week, I'm hoping to post a couple of book reviews - I just haven't decided which. I was a quarter of my way into Stonewall by Martin Duberman (which is very good) when I decided that what I really wanted was to read some trash or really-silly book. Which is how I started reading The Vampire Diaries. I already devour the TV show so the book should actually not be that silly.