May 17, 2009

The Sunday Salon

Hey! It's been a while since I visited the Sunday Salon. It seems like it's time to catch up. With today's triple digit heat it was the perfect pool day. I am so grateful for generous friends with big pools. I had a blast.

This week in reading I completed 2 books: Garden Spells, which I liked until I got to the end, and The Blue Notebook, which will take a little more time to write up a review. I'm still gagging and having nightmares. It is seriously graphic. Oh man, it will take some time to get those images out of my head.

I've already started reading Beach Trip in preparation for the blog tour stop that will be here in June. So far so good. I'm also working on When the Darkness Will Not Lift, a non-fiction about dealing with depression as a Christian. It's very small (79 pages) so expect that review this week.

Has anyone heard of Fly Lady? Fly Lady teaches you to form the kinds of habits that keep your home and body tidy and trim. She has a website that outlines her program and gets you started with baby steps but the real magic is in the Yahoo group. She sends out emails each day(and I mean a lot of emails) to remind you to keep up with the habits that you are forming to keep your home orderly and your body healthy. I've done it in the past but I set it aside. Now I am ready to start again. For Baby Steps Day 1 I had to clean my kitchen sink. That's it! Does anyone else do the Fly Lady program? Is anyone interested in joining me in this challenge? Consistency is not my strong suit but maybe 20 reminder emails a day will get me moving.


bermudaonion said...

Wow, The Blue Notebook sounds like a difficult book to read. I'll be looking for your review.

Ti said...

I am about to start The Blue Notebook but I've heard from everyone that it's a tough read (given the subject matter).

I used to read the Fly Lady site ages ago but the one thing that stuck with me is the kitchen sink thing. I still do that to this day and it makes such a difference in my demeanor when I get home at the end of the day.

Ti said... must be in S. Calfornia because we experienced the same triple digit heat and I am not a fan!

Nicole said...

I checked out Fly Lady once upon a time, and couldn't keep up with it. I am like you, consistency is something I have to really work on. But I think I will check it out again and give it another try. I need to do some de-cluttering.