The Sunday Salon [5.8.2011]

The Sunday
This is going to be an odds and ends kind of Sunday Salon today.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. You all impress me every day. I will be seeing my mom next weekend in Las Vegas for her wedding, which is the start of my crazy few months of traveling. Two weeks after Vegas, I am taking a 48-hour trip to St. Louis to visit my best friend from law school who needs some cheering up (I’m hoping my company + Buffy + chocolate helps). And a month from today we leave for Europe. Still deciding what to do with the blog while I am away, so stay tuned. I guess I’ll sleep in July?


My new reading plan was going well until I hit a snag. Review copies. I kind of forgot about them and I apparently did not plan well. So I’m taking a little break from The Plan to read a few books I feel like I HAVE to read (or SHOULD read at least). Oh well.


So what am I reading? Well I just finished Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson, which I will be reviewing tomorrow. And now I am starting The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls.


You can still enter to win a copy of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees. Two copies are up for grabs until Friday. I will announce the winner in next week’s Sunday Salon.


And finally, I want to brag a little. I ran my third 5k this morning at the I Love Mother’s Day Race in Palm Harbor. I set a personal record by more than 4+ minutes by finishing with a time of 28:50. This was the first race Ben and I ran together and I stayed with him the whole way. It was a beautiful, cool morning here and a lovely day for a race.


So that’s it from me. What are you doing/reading today?

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon [5.8.2011]

  1. Sandy May 8, 2011 / 10:03 am

    You are amazing! I couldn’t run a quarter of a mile. Your travel plans sound good (and frantically busy) but think of all the reading time you’ll have on the plane! That is what I get excited about. Our planes will probably cross paths at some point. We’ll both have to sleep in July, but it will be a fun adventure. I can’t wait to hear where you are going in Europe!


    • Michelle May 8, 2011 / 10:07 am

      Planes are the one place I don’t read. I am a very nervous flyer and I’m usually better off watching a movie. But maybe I will have lots of train rides!

      We’ll have to swap stories when we get back. 🙂


  2. zibilee May 8, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    Congratulations on doing so well on the Mother’s Day Race! It must have taken a lot of hard work and dedication. I am very impressed!


  3. Vasilly May 8, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Tiny Birds, Far Away.I love the cover of it but I’m on the fence when it comes to reading it. 🙂 Congratulations on doing so well on your race. Have a great week.


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