Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Salon -- January 30th

Good morning my fellow Bloggers! Remember that snow that I bragged about missing last week?  Well, it arrived in a big way here in the DC-Baltimore area on Wednesday night --  all 9 inches or so (and with drifting there was way more to shovel).  And to add to the fun, I was without power for 15 hours.  So besides shoveling there wasn't a lot to do except try and stay warm.  Luckily, reading is the perfect activity when one is huddled under the covers trying to retain heat (also snuggling a nice big Labrador Retriever helps too).  This is how I was able to consume a book in a single day which is unusual for me. 

Apart from my snow adventures, the week passed rather uneventfully save for enjoying a fabulous meal at the Melting Pot and attending the annual World of Pets Expo.  Dinner at the Melting Pot, a fondue chain, is always a highlight for me, but as it is a bit pricey I only go on special occasions.  This week the occasion was Valentine's Day (yes I know only about three weeks early, but given that it was participating in the local Restaurant Week that was close enough).  If you've never been and have a Melting Pot in the area, I highly recommend it.  You won't be sorry, but you will need plenty of credit left on your plastic.  As for the World of Pets Expo this is an annual outing that my dogs enjoy and a great place to see what is new in the pet world.  I wound up ordering two adorable dog coats that I can't wait for my girls to model when they are finished.  

Reading  Update:  This week I finished Broken Birds by Jeanette Katzir (review posted) as well as Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi (this is the book I read on my snowday).  Currently, I have started reading Goodnight Tweetheart, and am continuing with War and Peace for my book challenge and listening to Life by Keith Richards.

Have a great reading week!


  1. My sister and I were in DC just last week - so lucky we missed that snow! I keep hearing Life is a great read.

  2. Oh snow, it can sure suck. Here we have a lot, then it rained and now there is snow and ice, I hate that

  3. I feel your pain Kim, but going without power that long really bites.

  4. Sorry you got hit by that storm. It's snowed here twice this winter and I was out of town both times. I'm hoping that's it for the season.