The Sunday Salon 2015

January 4, 2015 new year, The Sunday Salon 8

The Sunday Salon2So the New Year came in rather quietly at our house.  Kevin and I had a TV marathon watching the final season of Newsroom (HBO) and those six episodes were very good, and sad to say good bye to!

Today finds me alone, Kevin has gone into his office to get some work done, he  has federal examiners in his credit union the next two weeks and he knows he’ll be pulled in million directions.  I’m home reading/drinking coffee.  I need to make a grocery run and cook dinner but that’s about it for my must dos today.

I completed my first book of the new year yesterday.  Descent from Tim Johnston.  I’ll have a review up this week.

My reading was very hit or miss in December.  I’m blaming it on the holidays.  Life returns to more routine this week, my son heading back to school.  The college girls were in and out and they begin spring classes Wednesday.  So exciting, Caitie is taking here last 4 classes and will graduate in May….I’m so very proud of her.  Adrienne took a semester off to transition between colleges and she will finish in December.  My amazing girls!

On the books I’m reading front I started The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins late last night.  I’m trying to finish The Voices, and I think if I just sit down determined I will.  I’ve been lead away from it from other books.  I’ve got something on audio, but I’m not invested in it yet. There are too many books I want to read publishing in January, not the best way to start out the year, feeling again like I need to read all the books.  UGH.

I’m not one to make New Year Resolutions, but I do have goals.  I always want to be kinder, more loving, more patient. I want to be a better wife, mom and friend, to spend more time reaching out to my friends, and taking the time for them.  I want to feel less stress, self imposed mind you, about my reading.  I’ve never been intimidated or spoken harshly to by a publisher, publicist, or author.  My stress is all by me…silly woman.  I also want to remember to read all the older titles I own, and read them too.  I know I’m not alone in this.  I’d like to blog more consistently, and to write more on book topics, not just book reviews.

What about you?  Have you set goals for 2015?  I hope you’ll share them.  Have a wonderful Sunday!!

8 Responses to “The Sunday Salon 2015”

  1. BermudaOnion

    My reading has been way off and I’m blaming the busyness of the holiday season too. I’m really enjoying The Girl on the Train but by the time I get to sit down, I’m too tired to read. Hopefully we’ll return to some kind of normal this week.

  2. whatsheread

    Your Sunday sounds like mine. I have been making some meals, cleaning the house thoroughly one last time, doing laundry, and finishing up as many projects as possible before vacation ends and work kicks back into high gear again.

    Like you, I don’t make resolutions. I know what I want to change about myself and just try to work towards it one day at a time. Some days I am more successful than others. Some weeks I am more motivated than others. Still, life is a journey, right?

    Have a great Sunday and have a wonderful week!

  3. sandynawrot

    We went to New Smyrna Beach today, even though it was HOT! I’m about over it. I always have goals for the new year, and I think my main one is to just keep calm. The kids drive me right over the edge sometimes! I remember when I put all the pressure on myself for the reading and posting. All that just magically disappeared when I stopped accepting review copies! And worrying about whether anybody read my stuff. Have a good rest of your Sunday!

  4. Trisha

    Those are some excellent goals you have set for yourself. I have my goal post up right now if you want to check it out.

  5. R Hunt

    Good goals and realistic, too. I enjoy your blog and stop by at least once a week to check up on all you do. Have a good start to the new year, and I hope you are feeling fine now after your long recovery 🙂

  6. rivercityreading

    I like the idea of making goals instead of resolutions, too, and I think yours are great. Like you, I’m one to put pressure on myself and definitely need to learn to let that go sometimes. Here’s to a little more of that in 2015 🙂

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