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The Sunday Salon: April 4, 2010

This is my first and possibly last Sunday Salon. I’ve always enjoyed them on others’ blogs, but alas, I am made of lazy. I know you’re thinking, How could someone who works two jobs and around 80 hours a week be lazy? Ahh…good question! I am only not lazy out of necessity. I often dream of being able to be lazy.

So’s! I have much to tell!

I signed up to be the mentor to an international blogger. Lenore paired me up with Marjolein of MarjoleinBookBlog, and it has been awesome. Marjolein and I chat about once a week, and she writes great reviews! Check out Lenore’s most recent post about this International Book Blogger Mentor Program!

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Not too long ago, I acquired my first piece of Original Art. I’ve long been coveting this local artist’s work (okay, it’s been almost exactly 10 years), Marilyn Sommer, and I finally had the money to commission a piece. I had her paint a similar scene of another painting that had already sold, and which was similar to a piece that hung in a restaurant I used to work in. See for yourself:

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In other news, my husband recently had appendicitis, which was three months (almost to the day!) after I had it. We now have matching scars! It’s like having a matching tattoo, only different.

No, I don’t have any pics of him in a hospital gown, playfully lifting it up so you can see his sexy legs. Sowy.

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The housekeeper came on Friday and it’s possible that I laid down on the floor and wriggled around because my floors have never been so clean. I’m not saying I DID do that, I’m just saying it’s possible.

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What’s your news this blustery Sunday morning?

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35 Responses to “The Sunday Salon: April 4, 2010”

  1. raych

    Which of those stomachs is yours…?

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    trish Reply:

    If you’re not blind from my paler-than-a-vampire’s-skin, then I’m the one on the left. My hairiness does not embarrass me at all. Sometimes I braid it so it’s cute, but I didn’t have time to do that for this picture.

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  2. Aunt Becky

    You DO have matching scars! That’s GORGEOUS! Also, I could tell you were the hairy one.

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    trish Reply:

    I’m very recognizable in a crowd.

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  3. Trisha

    Ha! I love the matching scars. That’s too cute! Oh, and isn’t having a cleaning lady just the best ever!?!?

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    trish Reply:

    YES a house cleaning lady is AHMAZING.

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  4. Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog

    Lovely. I’m glad you’ve joined the Salon. If I, being truly made of lazy on Sundays, can muster the energy, then I know you can, too!

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    trish Reply:

    Eep! A lazy person calling a lazy person out! Guess I must do more Sunday Salons!

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  5. Lenore

    I wish you would always regale us with such wonderful TSS posts! And of course, thanks a zillion for being my IBBMP guinea pig 🙂

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    trish Reply:

    Lenore, flatter will get you everywhere! 😉

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  6. A Bookshelf Monstrosity

    Jealousy…I want a housekeeper so I can roll on my kitchen floor too!

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    trish Reply:

    If you were to roll around on your kitchen floor, it’s really quite fun. It’s the getting up part that makes you go, When did this become hard?

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  7. bermudaonion (Kathy)

    I love the painting!

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    trish Reply:

    Thanks! Me too! I gaze at it all the time. I love the feelings it evokes.

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  8. Sandy

    You make me giggle. Only you would post pictures of matching scars! Please please hang with the Sunday Salon. With all of my bloggers that I follow, it generally is my favorite post of the week. I love getting a peek (in your case a BIG peek) into your lives beyond books. We are currently being lazy on this Sunday, after a very early morning sunrise Mass and a big breakfast that included Mimosas! Maybe I’ll take a leisurely stroll later with my audio book…

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    trish Reply:

    How could I not do more Sunday Salons after you say such wonderful things that make my day??

    Wish I could have a Mimosa today myself! Maybe I’ll ask hubby to go to the store for the ingredients…

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  9. Vasilly

    2 jobs?! 80 hours?! No, you’re definitely not lazy. I sit bad if I hope that you’ll finally get the chance to be lazy a la vacation time? So exciting about being able to commission for a painting. Isn’t that like one of the steps you have to take to become an adult? 😉 Love the picture of the matching scars. I hope you’re having a great Sunday!

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    trish Reply:

    My husband made me promise I’d do NO WORK (which I negotiated down into being able to check my emails) during our vacation in June. I will treasure the down time!

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  10. diane

    OMG…Those scars; now that is true love.

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    trish Reply:

    I know! Twue wuv! I just hope that 3 months after I get pregnant he doesn’t start having pregnancy symptoms… 🙂

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  11. Jenny

    How amazing to commission your very own piece of original art! I have two pieces by this artist in town, but I would feel so very grown-up to commission a piece of artwork. 😛

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    trish Reply:

    HA! I know, right? Though it doesn’t feel as cool since I was like, Can you copy this painting you already sold? 🙂

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  12. Cam (epiBloguer)

    wow… that is a really weird coincidence. Well, at least now you can understand each other’s pain! =)

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    trish Reply:

    Well, he wasn’t in nearly as much pain as I was, which, on the one hand, was totally not fair, and on the other, probably allowed him to heal faster.

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  13. Word Lily

    Ooh, congrats on the art acquisition! We love owning originals. 🙂

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    trish Reply:

    I definitely want to own more! From up and coming artists, of course, i.e. aren’t very expensive. 😛

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  14. Savvyverseandwit

    I find it funny that you call yourself lazy when you are clearly not. Did you get my email about Folly Beach? I hope so.

    I love the matching scars. My husband and I have some, but none of ours match.

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    trish Reply:

    Yup, got your email. Will get to it tonight!

    No one believes me when I say I’m lazy! But I swear it’s true. LOL

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  15. zibilee

    If you did indeed wriggle, then that’s perfectly ok! A nice clean floor will do that to some people! And I can’t believe that your husband had appendicitis so soon after you did! I’m glad he’s feeling better now, and it’s cute that you have matching scars! I hope you have a great week!

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    trish Reply:

    LOL!! You’re welcome at my house anytime, because I know I can’t embarrass myself too much!

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  16. heidenkind

    How cool! I have some paintings, but none that I’ve actually commissioned. And when do you sleep? 😉

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    trish Reply:

    UGH! I don’t sleep. Or, to explain it better, I fall asleep almost as soon as my head hits the pillow, so I pretty much have no down time.

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  17. Lisa

    Holy moly–those are not little scars! I was thinking they could probably do the appendix in a small incision like a gall bladder removal. Not so much, eh?!

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  18. bybee

    aawwww…that scar pic is so cute

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  19. Michelle

    HA! Matching scars, that’s awesome.

    You’ve acquired a beautiful piece of art. I’m glad you found such a lovely piece to accentuate your freshly cleaned home.

    Now get to possibly wriggling around on that super clean floor. 🙂

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