Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Sunday Salon: May 1

If you've been following my blog posts over the last couple days, you know it has been a tough week.  I am beyond appreciative (more than you know) for the comments of support you've all shown about my impending job loss and (more importantly) in the outcome of my friends' adoption case, which had a heartbreaking verdict this week.  (A Wisconsin jury determined that Baby G. should be returned to her birthfather, who is 21 years old and serving a 5 year sentence in jail.)

So, understandably, my focus has been more on these two fronts - as well as selling our house, which goes on the market tomorrow - instead of reading.  I just returned a pile of unread books to the library yesterday, resigning myself to the fact that I'm not going to be able to read everything I have checked out.  Not even close.

I'm still reading The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff on my Kindle (which is soon to become my new best friend, given the fact that I am returning the library books and have all of my books packed up in the basement).  I will say this: it is a testament to how great of a writer Lauren Groff is by how much her incredibly vivid characters are staying with me, despite longer-than-usual stretches between the time I am able to spend with them.

I'll tell you this: I miss reading. 

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Elizabeth said...

Well, I'm sure you'll make up for it once you're settled into your new home. And I'll be here, waiting for you to come back and make your scintillating recommendations! This one looks good --

JoAnn said...

I've been away for 10 days, so am just getting caught up on all the news. Sounds like an incredibly tough week... hoping May will be better.

Melissa said...

Thanks, JoAnn ... although it's not shaping up that way. A couple hours after writing this post, my car died in the Walmart parking lot. With a trunk full of groceries (including cold/frozen stuff).

Alison said...

Okay, the car dying just seems like some sort of joke in poor taste. Like, come on, universe! Haven't you overdone it now?

Perhaps the challenges of this week will make the turn-around moment so much better, when the judge reverses the decision and you find a more wonderful job know...cold groceries appear in your freezer.