Sunday Salon for 12 February 2023
Happy Sunday! Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz. Check out her post and the links to see what other bloggers have been up to in the last week.
How’s the weather?
We had sunshine, no wind, and a temperature in the upper 40s yesterday. Very nice. We expect it to be even warmer today and tomorrow. I’m looking forward to daily walks!
What are you reading?
I picked up a book called Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II by Stephen Budiansk. I’m hoping that it will help me figure out what, exactly, the characters in the novel that I’m writing did at Arlington Hall.
What are you watching?
We watched Elvis (2022). I learned a lot. I was familiar with his music, and I remember him as a performer in Las Vegas. I’ve also seen a few of his movies — we live about as far away from an ocean as you can get in the US, so I sometimes go on beach movie benders. But I didn’t know anything about why his career went the way that it did.
I’m nearly finished with Season 3 of All Creatures Great and Small. I’ve been fascinated watching how a small rural community experienced the declaration of World War II.
What are you writing?
I wrote two blog posts this week.
As promised, I wrote a review of My Black Friend Says… Lessons in Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency by Heather S. Fleming — highly recommended, especially for anyone just beginning their antiracist journey.
For British Isles Friday, I reviewed the 2022 film, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The number of views of my blog shot up the day that posted. Is that what happens when you use the word “porn” in a blog post?
I also wrote a couple of decent scenes for my novel plus several stubs of scenes that I’m not quite ready to write yet. I’m constantly running into chicken-and-egg problems when I’m working on my novel. I’m going to try to find some chickens (or eggs?) next week to solve some of them.
What are you doing?
We’re a vehicle down. While I was driving to my weekly Black Lives Matter vigil yesterday, the tire pressure warning light came on. I drove the car home where we topped up the air in the right rear tire. Then I drove it to a locally owned tire shop. They aren’t open on Saturdays, but they have a key drop service, so I filled out that form. Rick followed along in the truck to pick me up.
I’m going to have to drive the truck to an eye doctor appointment on Monday, but hopefully I’ll get my car back later in the day. Fortunately, there is nowhere that I need to go today — except for a walk to enjoy this lovely weather!
I love All Creatures Great and Small!
I’m glad your car issues are just temporary and you don’t need it for too much. Enjoy your walks!
I’m glad you have another car so you all aren’t stuck while your tire is looked at. It’s been cold in rainy in north Florida these past two days so limited walking. I miss walking when we are stuck inside.
Good luck wit the novel plotting!
It is supposed to be warming up this week. Our walking has been limited for cold, wind, and rain in January and the first part of February, so I’m hoping things will improve this week.
At first, I stubbornly refused to let the new All Creatures series into my heart; I tried to stay loyal to the old actors and scripts. But, gradually, I’ve found myself warming to the new show, and now I’d say (gulp) I almost prefer it.
I hope the new codebreaking book turns out to be very helpful with your writing.
The weather is nicer here in Seattle this weekend too. mid 40s and mostly sunny. our view of Mt Rainier is back! Sounds like your writing is progressing. Do you enjoy the research aspect when you’re writing or do you wish you could just sit down and make up everything?
Hubby and I are rewatching West Wing – almost done with season 1 of the 7. Loving it all over again.
Have a terrific week and thanks for the visit.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
I love research! Which is sometimes a problem because I’ll just keep researching and never get around to writing.
I’m sorry about the car problem. I had a similar issue with the tire light going on. It turned out I needed new sensors. At least I didn’t need new tires. I hope you’ll have your car back tomorrow. Good luck with the eye doctor appointment. Have a great week!