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Sunday Salon: December 11, 2022

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon. 

  • I finished no books this week.

I spent a good portion of the past week watching the World Cup. I am not a huge sports fan, but international soccer/football makes me so happy and I get quite impassioned about it all, wanting the underdog (think non-European) teams to do well. Saturday was fun as I had 3 text strings going with my daughter and 2 other friends as I watched Morocco win (Wahoooooo) and England lose (very sad).

I also watched the K drama "Her Private Life" with my daughter. We face time and watch it at the same time so we can comment as we watch. And, I watched season 3 of Ramy. Friday night I watched an intense film that has been quite controversial: "Farha," which is a film based on true events during the 1948 Naqba in Palestine. I am glad Netflix has decided to air this film. All this watching is why I haven't finished any books this week.

I am starting to pack and get ready for my trip; I am headed to England on Tuesday to see family for the holidays. My daughter and I will spend a week in London with no real agenda then head to Kent for Christmas at my brother's house. After the holiday I've got a few days to visit 3 of my cousins whom I haven't seen in years. I will be working while I'm over there with a few days off, but all in all a wonderful holiday coming up!

Last night I went to a ladies holiday party with a group of women that are connected through working at the school district. We each bring an appetizer and a gift worth less than $25 for an anonymous gift switch. They are all such wonderful people so I love this event. And today I helped my parents get their Christmas tree and will help them decorate tonight. So, even though I am not decorating this year, I feel that I've done some participating.

I have joined a new book club that will meet for the first time in January. It is with a bunch of smart and interesting women so I think it will be fun. Our first book is Blookd, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Have any of you read it?

Here is is the current state of my 2022 challenges. The image is a link to my challenges page.

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