Busy reading weekend if not a particularly remarkable week, otherwise. The highlight was taking the cat to the vet to find out if there's a medical reason he's "leaking" all over the place. Turns out kitty has an infection of the urinary tract - and how the vet took the urine sample… Read More Sunday Salon: July 15, 2012 – Touch Not the Cat
What am I saying… they're all like this. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result, yet you still do the same things over and over. Getting the same result. Ha. In my case, this translates to: I have the best of intentions to… Read More Sunday Salon: June 24, 2012. Wot a week, wot a week.
Made it through another week but it was a squeaker. So much going on Chez Guidarini. Too much going on Chez Guidarini. I had my consultation with my new physical therapist on Friday, in yet another effort to work on getting me to the point I'm able to walk like a normal person my age, instead of an… Read More Sunday Salon: June 3, 2012
Mood: Pissy to partly pissy. I'm angry there are people actually celebrating that it's 97 degrees today with nasty humidity: people who are biking, running, moving in any fashion, not shut away in their homes with air conditioning blasting. And it's blindingly sunny. When I'm pissy I hate the sun. Quit your smiling, people!… Read More Sunday Salon: May 27, 2012
It's a loverly day here in Chicagoland: sunny and in the 70s. It would be ideal to get out and do something fun, like pulling weeds in the garden, but alas I must work from 1:00 – 5:00 this afternoon. On the way home I'll stop for groceries, then make dinner and switch loads of… Read More Sunday Salon: March 25, 2012
A big part of me wants to use today's platform to go on a tirade against all the callous people I've dealt with over the past few weeks but what good would that really do. Eveyone falls into the Deep Pit at one time or other and the fact I live on a… Read More Sunday Salon: March 18, 2012
Not reading quite the heavy volume I usually do lately, which you'll have noticed if you're still coming by to check my pulse regularly. Life events – in this case a terminal illness within the family, in case you haven't read my earlier posts – have turned daily routines on their heads, to a… Read More Sunday Salon: March 11, 2012 Edition
One whole week into 2012 and as far as I know I haven't broken a single resolution but then again that's not saying much as I can't recall what I resolved. Oh, wait! I think one was something about my knees and taking positive action to improve my pain situation. If working out qualifies then… Read More The Sunday Salon: January 8, 2012
Banned Books Week 2011 has been and gone. My Booker Shortlist read has stalled, and besides, I promised Sebastian Barry (swoon) I'm putting all my karma on a Julian Barnes win. So I'm calling it: Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending. Never lie to an Irishman. Especially when it comes to… Read More Sunday Salon: October 9, 2011 Edition
Maybe it's not technically laziness, but never mind the excuse. I'm arriving late to the party once again. But you would not believe the traffic. Books. Anyone else get that same little shiver up the spine (HAHA!) or am I coming down with something? Maybe I should cover up. Put on a jacket. Or maybe… Read More Tuesday Salon, anyone?