"Happy weird Thanksgiving!" my sister-in-law said when she called and I happy-weird-Thanksgiving-ed her right back. Definitely a weird Thanksgiving, but that won't stop us from having lots of turkey, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, homemade hot rolls, and salad, will it? Deliciousness.
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot...94% complete
The Book of Idle Pleasures...31% complete
How to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life...95% complete
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy...92% complete
Year of Pleasures: Classical Music for Every Day...30% complete
Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking...browsing
I'm closing in on finishing two of the books I've been reading all year---War and Peace, as well as How to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life. I'm nearly at the end of the first James Herriot book, All Creatures Great and Small. The Book of Idle Pleasures extols the delights of (almost) doing nothing. Baking shows how, step-by-step, to make most of the baked goods I'm interested in making but haven't made yet. And then there is Year of Pleasures, a daybook of classical music, one piece for each day of the year. I'm reading Year of Pleasures as I listen to the playlist on Spotify. Quite fun.
I have a lot to be grateful for. Two posts last week about gratefulness:
Want to read some good nonfiction but don't know what to read? I made a list for you:
The spinner stopped on fourteen, making my Classics Club spin Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love. What did you get for your spin?
For the next four months, many of us in our naturalist group will be shrike hunting. No, we are not hunting snipes, those imaginary animals sought during our childhood, but shrikes, the bird pictured to the right above. Shrikes are in decline, apparently, and my husband and I are participating in a study to find out more about them. The shrikes we seek have a wire with a signal that we can locate with a transmitter, but it's harder than you think. Last week we only found 2 of the 5 shrikes we sought, though this week we found 2 of 2. One of the birds we found last week is on that electrical wire on the photo to the left, if you look very, very closely.
Good Thing #1: My daughter-in-law's parents got Covid, despite taking every precaution, and they got very sick, but they have recovered well.
Good Thing #2: I have started doing yoga at home twice a week. I've missed yoga so much.
Good Thing #3: I started working on a few posts about our hiking in Arizona. I plan to run them in January. I'm also working on a post for Virtual Advent for every Wednesday in December. There are still openings for the 2020 Virtual Advent tour, and you can join in here.
I'm delighted you found your way to the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week; it's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we might talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Did you read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.