Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Sunday Salon


It’s been a busy week and weekend. I spent a good deal of my free time working on this ten-page paper I had due on Friday. The course I’m taking is an online course that has three webinars over the course of the semester. Yesterday was the second webinar, but since the professor had trouble logging on, we (the students) hung around for about an hour waiting for her. Frustrating considering that this was the webinar where she was going to explain our long final paper to us! Hopefully, though, we’ll make it up somehow.

I spent a good deal of time this week organizing—mostly organizing the documents on my computer and flash drive so that I can find them more easily. For example, I now have a folder for my book-related documents, one for the class I’m taking, and one for things like resumes and cover letters. What I haven’t been good at is writing reviews, so I’m going to try to get to those at some point this week.

So I’m trying to cut back on sugar. Anyone who knows me know I LOVE sweet stuff, but my consumption of sugar contributes to this very small health issue I’m having. Cutting back hasn’t been easy; I still find myself putting sugar in my coffee, or helping myself to chocolate. It’s tough. How do you give up an addiction like that?

Coming up this week: my birthday tomorrow (I’m planning on going out to dinner with my parents), and then more work stuff the rest of the week. I’m currently nearly at the halfway point of Testament of Youth (see photo from my previous Sunday Salon post), which is probably one of my favorite reads so far this year. The way that Vera Brittain wrote about WWI and her reaction to it is just incredible.

How have you all been? Reading anything good?

1 comment:

judy said...

Hi Katherine,
I have a sweet tooth also. I can't give it up completely. What I do is allow myself REALLY small amounts. Trader Joes chocolate chips are really good. Only 100 calories in a tablespoon. I let them melt in my mouth.

I am reading Advise and Consent, the 1960 bestseller by Allen Drury. With how much our world has changed since 1960, I consider it historical fiction. It is long (760 pages) and some of it is quite dry. I had to break down and learn a few things about the US Senate, who does what and how it works. Didn't pay much attention to that in school. After I did that, the book got better. Funny how that works.

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