It’s been over a month since I wrote up a Sunday Salon post and I’m glad to finally have some time to do it again!
Nick and I have been living at our newly-purchased house for a couple of weeks now. That’s why I hardly wrote anything at all for this blog during March–the house needed some work before we could move in. Mainly there was a lot of painting to do, walls and ceilings. Then we had to take up the crappy laminate the previous owner had down, take up the original 1979 linoleum that had been under that laminate, and we also took up a layer of plywood–so we were down to the lowest sub-flooring, in order to put in our own, better quality laminate hardwood. The reason that all took so long was because we were working a couple hours a night during the week, then went back to the apartment. Weekends were when we got a lot of it done. And I’m really grateful for my in-laws because they took a lot of their own time to help us. But, now we are in and the house still won’t be finished for a few months–it’s easier to work on it while living in it, especially because we have smaller projects left to do now. (Oh, I should also mention that my 3-year-old nephew now loves visiting because he gets to help us do work–he loves to pick up sticks in our yard!)
As you might have noticed, I haven’t had a lot of time lately to read. I did finish a book–Timeless–and an audiobook–The Color Purple–in March, but that’s because I stopped reading COMC at work and read it instead 😕 I also am getting in less audiobook time because the move cut my commute in half. But I am currently reading A Million Suns by Beth Revis, her sequel to Across the Universe that I LOVED last year; I’m also still trudging through COMC–currently 500ish pages through the 1400-page mammoth. And I’m listening to The Shunning by Beverly Lewis on audio–this is the second book for my Inspirational Resolution, and I’m glad to be finding out that not all “inspirational” books (or so categorized by my library) are religious in nature.