Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Currently: Volume 7


My new stack of books that arrived yesterday from Amazon

Currently...


Reading Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, which I just started reading. I'm also excited about the other two books that arrived yesterday in the mail. For inexpensive books and quick delivery (for free), is there anything better than Amazon?

Writing this post!

Listening to birds chirping. I believe Spring has arrived in the deep South--wild, isn't it?

Thinking about a few fun, new projects I'd like to start. Stay tuned!

Smelling fresh morning air coming through the open window.

Wishing I had a connection in the airline industry. I'm feeling envious of those free flights these days.

Hoping for a good phone chat with a girlfriend of mine today.

Wearing an Army sweatshirt.

Drinking English Breakfast tea with cream.

Loving the walks my husband and I have been taking around our neighborhood. He's still pretty sore from his surgery so we do one big loop together, then he goes inside and I do a few more on my own. Maybe today he'll be up for two big loops!

Wanting more piano students. I think I need to think creatively about advertising this week.

Needing some breakfast. I've been making us steel cut oats with pecans, flax seed, brown sugar, strawberries, and milk each morning. My husband goes crazy for it.

Feeling very thankful for my faith.

Clicking on these model-mother portraits. My own mom sent me the link and I think these photos are fascinating and really beautiful.

Have a lovely Sunday!

(Linking up with Lauren!)



36 comments:

  1. Your stack of books looks great! I haven't read any of those. :) I'm glad to hear that your husband is recovered enough to go on walks with you! I'll be praying for continued recovery.

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  2. Actually, to amend my first comment... I *started* reading A Severe Mercy, but I got sidetracked and never finished. Such is life! ;-)

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  3. Getting new books is so fun! I love stacking them up like you did and just thinking of how great it will be to work my way through them. Spring is definitely in the air here, too! It's exciting to notice the changes like birds chirping. Happy Sunday!

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  4. Hi Kate, sounds like you are having a lovely Sunday... tell Stephen to get his tail out of the chair and do a couple of laps with you... and if he can only do one... do that 2 times today!

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  5. Yay The Buccaneers! Enjoy :)

    haha come live near Toronto and you can have some of my piano students :) I've got too many!

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  6. First, I think I equate you with Edith Wharton. And I equate Edith Wharton with AP Lit in 11th grade. So there's that.

    I am glad to hear the hubs is recovering! And I just love those portraits!

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  7. My parents recommended A Severe Mercy, I plan to read it next! Thanks for the prayers.

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  8. It is so fun! Happy Sunday to you, too.

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  9. Thanks for the recommendation!

    You're blessed that you have so many students, just make sure you don't wear yourself out :)

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  10. Hmm...so I remind you of high school English? :)

    Aren't those portraits great?

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  11. Don't worry! It's a really good thing! I loved AP lit and your book choices always remind me of the good reads from that class. :)

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  12. Oohh we have the windows open, too!!! There is a hint of spring in the air here in Chicago right now.

    I LOVE, I mean love the book "A Severe Mercy". Such a beautiful but sad book. I love the role that C.S. Lewis plays in that book. Have you ever read it before? You will love it, all my friends have!

    I'm thankful for my faith, too! So grateful to have the gift of faith.

    Hope you were able to enjoy that yummy sounding breakfast =) Happy Sunday!!!

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  13. Natalie, you should totally pick up "A Severe Mercy" again, it's a beautiful book and once you get half way through, you can't put it down! =)

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  14. P.S. I didn't really care for the movie, Anna Karenina. The cinematography was really odd and I didn't care for the artist nature it had. I do want to read the book now.

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  15. Phew! Glad it's a good thing :) Thanks!

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  16. I just finished a Severe Mercy, and it might just be one of my favorite books of ALL time! So so beautiful, and made me wish I was studying at Oxford in the 1950's:) You will enjoy it SO much:)

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  17. I don't know why I haven't thought of purchasing books from Amazon... I'm in need of some new reading material. Plus, free shipping! That is awesome.

    Flying for free is a funny thing. My husband's airline doesn't fly many places we want to go, so I rarely get to fly for free anymore. We actually just paid $200 for a buddy pass from one of his friends who flies for Delta. It was crazy how much that pass cost. Yikes. It's much tougher to fly on buddy passes since planes are usually filled to the max these days.

    Spring already! It's crazy... everything has been covered in pollen here.

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  18. if you find someone who has airline perks, pass him to me, please! happy Sunday :)

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  19. I will do that! Thanks for the motivation!

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  20. I haven't read it, I'm very excited to! Especially after these great endorsements!

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  21. How funny that you just finished it! Let's chat about it when I've read it :)

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  22. Ashley, what a bummer that the perks aren't that great after all! They really should be. It's so expensive to fly these days, it's so frustrating.
    Do check out Amazon for books!

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  23. Seriously, you need them more than me, to see that English fiancé of yours!

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  24. birds chriping so nice! we don't have those up here in the north.. :( so glad i found your bog, it is so cute and now a new follower!!

    heather
    heathermariebee.blogspot.com

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  25. I adore english breakfast tea! I think I need to go make a cup. Right now. :)

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  26. Thanks Heather! Glad you found it too!

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  27. How's your husband doing Kate? That's good to hear that he's up and walking a bit :-). I hear ya on the airline connection bit. Free flights would be worth almost any job! Ha! Hope your marketing goes well for new students!! Enjoy your Monday my friend...

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  28. Kristin @ w/milk & sugarFebruary 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Your breakfast sounds delicious! And those photos of models and their mothers is so interesting.

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  29. Thanks so much for asking, Kristin, he's doing much better. Still a little sore but that's normal. :) Thanks for the well wishes for finding more students! There don't seem to be too many kids down here who want to study piano, but I hope to find at least a few more. Enjoy your day!

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  30. It's so delicious! Filling but healthy and covers a lot of the nutrition bases :)

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  31. your breakfast sounds delicious! i need to get in a habit of making breakfast for the two of us every morning. i think that would be a great time for us to connect before he heads off to work. now, i've just got to work harder on being an early riser, so i can make this happen!

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  32. I love it when hints of spring start appearing...usually you have to be paying close attention otherwise you miss them =)

    And a cup of tea with open windows....a little piece of heaven!

    Enjoy A Severe Mercy...it is so very poignant and bitter sweet!

    http://dustywindowpanes.blogspot.com/

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  33. I'm so excited by all of the enthusiasm for A Severe Mercy! Thanks so much for stopping by Katie.

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  34. It's a nice way to start the day together :)

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