Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Sunday Salon: A Small Hurricane and Now We're Off to Chicago!

 





Okay, we had a small hurricane come through our town and now we are in Chicago to visit our son and daughter-in-law. We had planned to drive, but it's 1111 miles and sixteen hours of driving one way, so we finally decided to mask up and take a plane. Covid canceled the trip we planned last summer, but we were determined to visit this year. We are relishing spending time with Ben and Lisa and their new puppy, Jordan. Pictures next week!







The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley  ⭐⭐⭐
Grown-Up Pose by Sonya Lalli  ⭐⭐⭐
Fatima's Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hudson and Tallulah Take Sides by Anna Kang  ⭐⭐⭐⭐




The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher (Food Nonfiction)
Saint Francis of Assisi by G. K. Chesterton (Spirituality)
The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher (Food Nonfiction)
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Classic)









Good Thing #1
Hurricane Nicholas pushed through our part of the world,
but only managed to knock down some tree limbs and part of a fence.




Good Thing #2
My first sourdough loaf!






Good Thing #3
We are seeing hummingbirds at our feeder.





I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place 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 often talk about at the Sunday Salon:

  • What was your week like?
  • Read any good books? Tell us about them.
  • What other bookish things did you do? 
  • What else is going on in your life?

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73 comments:

  1. Glad you were able to visit your son and DIL finally. I'm so happy that the hurricane spared you real damage as well. Congrats on the sourdough, I've never tried it but my daughter makes it a lot. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. We are glad we finally got to go to Chicago.

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  2. Enjoy your visit! Glad Nicholas didn't cause too much damage your way. M.F.K. Fisher is such fun--and I am not a foodie or much of a cook!

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  3. So glad you are able to visit your son and daughter-in-law! Looking forward to your thoughts on the G.K. Chesterton book on St. Francis. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. This is my first G. K. Chesteron book, and it's completely unexpected. He's lighter than I expected.

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  4. I am so sorry you had to deal with Nicholas, these storms seem to come with more frequency and I feel so bad for the people who get flooded out. Glad you didn't have much danage.
    Yea to your trip to Chicago! We had thought of driving to Nebraska but, it's sooo long so we are flying next week.

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    1. I felt very safe during my flight to and from Chicago. Everyone was masked. Almost everyone was masked in the airport, too.

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  5. I'll bet you're having a wonderful time visiting your family in Chicago! I'm so glad you were able to make the trip up there.

    I'm glad Nicholas didn't cause too many problems in your area. We are FINALLY getting some decent rainfall this weekend. I'm sure the firefighters in Oregon are as happy as I am.

    Your sourdough bread looks beautiful. I'll bet it tasted wonderful, too.

    Have a great weekend, Deb!

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    1. The sourdough was delicious. I put the starter in the fridge. I hope I haven't neglected it while I was gone.

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  6. Deb, hope your trip is going well. Yes, that Nicholas - I thought you guys probably got some damage from it. Not even rain as far west as we are. Take care and enjoy your family!

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    1. We only got about seven inches of rain, which is not bad for us.

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  7. My hummingbird feeders have been very busy with the Ruby-throats passing through on migration this week.

    Enjoy your Chicago trip and your time with your daughter and son-in-law. It's great to be able to travel a bit again.

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  8. I love homemade bread...I make Challah every week for Shabbat and then enjoy the rest of it all week...so yummy

    Here is my link:
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-sunday-salon-it-is-high-holiday.html

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  9. I was thinking about you and hoping you didn't have any major damage, if damage at all. It looks like you got out pretty well. I'm grateful.

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  10. I'm glad to hear you didn't have much damage from the hurricane. I'm really happy for you getting to go to Chicago. I hope you have a wonderful trip and I'm looking forward to seeing you pictures.

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  11. Have a wonderful trip to Chicago. Glad your hurricane was little. These days they all seem so huge.

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    1. This one developed quickly and didn't have time to get really big.

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  12. Lovely sourdough loaf! Happy visiting and away time.

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  13. It's great that you have made it to Chicago and family. The last 1.5 years have been so isolating for everyone! Great also: the hurricane didn't really destroy any of your property. And you made bread.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I need to make another sourdough loaf now that I'm home.

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  14. I'm so glad you liked Fatima's Great Outdoors! I just loved it.

    Alaskans seem to love sourdough, as do I, so I've eaten it at every opportunity while we've been here. Your loaf looks delicious!

    Have a *fantastic* trip to Chicago!

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  15. That's too bad about the Hurricane. I picked up a ride share client who had to fly through a hurricane. (He didn't let his passengers in on this secret)

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  16. I'm so glad you liked Fatima's Great Outdoors! I just loved it.

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    1. I have been looking forward to reading it for a long time.

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  17. Enjoy Chicago!!! I love it there. :) Enjoy your visit with your family. :)

    And glad to hear that the hurricane did minimalish damage!

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  19. I so want to make some sourdough. Never tried it before so it will be interesting. I'm so glad that the hurricane didn't make much of a dent over there. It's always rough hearing the news during hurricane season, so I can only imagine how much worse it is for those directly or indirectly in the path.

    Enjoy your trip in Chicago!

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  20. Have an amazing visit with your son and daughter-in-law. I can't believe that you can drive so far in 16 hours. It would take about the same time, with no breaks, to drive the furthest distance you can in the UK (850ish miles), from Land's End to John o'Groats. Not that I'd EVER want to drive for that long or that far.

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    1. We have very good highways here. Not very scenic, though!

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  21. Enjoy your overdue visit :) Your sourdough is making my mouth water.
    We live in the Ohio snow belt and that scares some people away, but we stay because every place has crazy weather, especially these days. Glad that the damage was minimal.
    I really enjoyed Fatima too.

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  22. How great that you could make that trip!

    I am also glad that your escaped the major part of the hurricane.

    Enjoy your books and your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I was so scared to fly on a plane, but everyone appeared to follow the rules.

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  23. I hope you have a great time in Chicago!!!

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  24. Hope you have a great time in Chicago! I love that city. Need to visit again soon. I love your three good things, what a way to keep from doing what I seem to be doing lately, and just complaining. Looks like you read some good books as well.
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. I can't wait to visit when we can feel more comfortable eating out and visiting places in the city.

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  25. Glad you are getting a chance to visit your son. I love your "casual" approach to the little hurricane. In South Africa, that would have been massive! But then again, we have some other problems.

    Hope you enjoy your visit and good for you for still getting time in to read.

    Have a good week!

    Elza Reads

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  26. glad you enjoyed your trip. i don't think i am quite ready to get out there. i saw some hummingbirds loving a couple of my plants and i they do make me happy

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  27. I thought I left a comment yesterday but I don't see it. I'm glad you finally got to go on a trip and see your son/daughter in law!

    I need to make some more sugar water for my humming bird feeder. The other birds emptied their feeder in just a few day so I filled it up. They're emptying it slower this time, due to all the rain/thunder/wind we've had lately.

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    1. I just made more this morning. Ours was emptied while we were gone!

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  28. Hummingbirds at your feeder and a sourdough loaf definitely outweigh a hurricane with minimal damage. I am glad it wasn't too bad. And visiting your son and his family? Fantastic! I look forward to hearing how it all went since I think I will travel next month.

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  29. If you come my way (San Francisco) we have some of that great sourdough ready and waiting. And while we don't have hurricanes (not yet, anyway)you can rock and roll with us when one of the faults does a dance on the richter scale.

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  30. I love hummingbirds. I see them around here some times. I love sourdough. I haven't tried making any though.

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  31. That sourdough looks delicious! Have fun in Chicago!

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  32. Happy to hear the hurricane didn't cause too many problems! I have never experienced anything similar but it must be quite scary.
    Your sourdough loaf looks very tasty!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I've been through lots of hurricanes, and this one was relatively easy.

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  33. I hope you are enjoying your time in Chicago. I am glad you finally got to visit! I hope the flight went smoothly. Ooo! I love hummingbirds! I hope your sourdough turned out well! I hope you have a great week!

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  34. I'm glad you made it to Chicago for a visit! Now what's this about a puppy?! Can't wait for the pics. I'm impressed by your sourdough loaf. How was it? Enjoy your week there.

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  35. Enjoy your visit! I'm glad the hurricane didn't do more damage. Interesting assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  36. glad to read your three good things.. and hummingbirds always bring a smile to my face..
    your reading list has added to my tbr this week :)

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  37. I'm sorry you had any damage from the hurricane, but glad it was not worse. I have never been to Chicago and hope you all enjoy your visit. Every time I see someone post a classic I think I need to go back and either read them, or re-read them, but not sure if I can. It's like high school/college ruined any enjoyment I might have gotten out of them.

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  38. It all went amazingly well. I was sure we'd have at least one difficult person on the flight, but, no.

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  39. That is a gorgeous loaf of sourdough! So glad the hurricane damage was limited to limbs and a fence. I've heard good things about how airlines are handling travel so hope all went well and you enjoyed your trip! Have a great week!

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  40. I'm glad to hear that you escaped with only minor damage from Nicholas. I've only been in one hurricane in my life. It was a Cat 1 and it scared the bejeezus out of me!

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  41. So happy you didn't have any damages from the hurricane. And, I hope you guys are having a wonderful time in Chicago. I love Chicago so I can't wait to see your photos and hear about the places you visited.

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  42. We just had lots of limbs down. The sourdough was wonderful!!

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