Visiting | Since Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial start of summer”, I took public transportation to the beach and enjoyed an ice cream cone as I walked in the sand. The weatherman kept warning about crushing heat, but it ended up being a beautiful day so I came back home via the river stopping along the way to see the Memorial Day commemorative flags. We supposed to have similar weather tomorrow, which I’m sure will bully me into putting aside the remote and going outside again.
Missing | My beloved papa (grandfather) passed away recently, and I made a whirlwind trip back to his hometown for the funeral. (Hence the silence on the blog as of late.) He was my (self-described) biggest supporter, and I miss him terribly. But it was nice to see family — some I haven’t seen in years — and remember my grandfather as the man he was before his health declined so much.
Reading | Nothing? I finished Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay on the plane and left it behind for my mom to read. Since returning from the funeral, I haven’t started another eBook or printed book. So unlike me.
Listening | I’m slowly but surely making my way through Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Galabdon, the second book in the Outlander series. The projects I’ve been focusing on work haven’t lent themselves well to audiobook listening so I’ve been limited to listening during walks on the weekend.
Watching | I started the first episode of “Orphan Black” earlier this week and am now flying through the rest of season one. All the praise you’ve probably heard is well founded — Tatiana Malslany is simply amazing! I am so impressed with all the subtle nuances she adds to the six characters she plays.
Planning | I’ve been putting together a list of goals and plans for the summer — join a summer sports league, visit Vermont — and trying to figure out how I’m going to squeeze them all in amidst what I already have on my schedule. I’ve been get a lot of pressure to take over a Meetup group (even though I’ve only hosted one event) so I’m trying to figure out if that’s a feasible undertaking or not.
Either way, I imagine the blog will continue to be pretty silent over the summer picking up again when the cold weather and snow forces me to stay indoors again. Or, when the humidity becomes so unbearable that I don’t stray far from the AC!
The Sunday Salon:
The Sunday Salon encourages bloggers to get together –at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones– every Sunday and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another’s blogs. Salon participants are encouraged to blog about their time spent reading, pages read, information about current reading, discuss a reaction to a book, state what they plan to read the following week, or make suggestions for a group read.