The Sunday Salon

Several years ago, on another blog over at Blogger, I tried a weekly post for The Sunday Salon. I am going to commit again to this new weekly post. What I hesitate about is I am not always sure that my little life holds an interest for my readers. I feel that most days are everyday living. The Sunday Salon might post on a Saturday or a Sunday, it depends on the schedule.

What was my week like?

My world revolves around the days and hours that I babysit our four-year-old granddaughter named Charlotte. She will start pre-k in August. This little moment in time for us will end when she starts school. When Charlotte is here, we eat snacks, watch the Disney Plus channel, read books, work puzzles, and pretend we are hunting for dragons. The dragon is usually in the bathtub and when we scare him, he goes down the drainpipe.

Charlotte at the splash pad that’s near the zoo.

My husband and I have fostered 5 baby kitties since Easter. I found homes for two and they are living with a new family. The other three are staying with us. Finn and Quinn (brothers), we’ve cared for since they were between 2 and 3 weeks old. I bottle fed them until they ate gruel. We’ve had Wyatt since she was about 4 weeks old. All of them are wonderful, sweet, playful; and we’ve bonded quick. They are a joy to us. Meanwhile, our beloved cat, Bogie, died June 2. I dropped him off at the veterinarian clinic for what we thought was an infected broke tooth. Instead, Bogie had a fast-growing cancer tumor in his mouth. Bogie was only 9. Our heart is broken but warmed by our new babies.

New baby kitties:

Finn and Quinn. They are 12 weeks old. They are brothers.
Our newest addition is Wyatt. She is about 8 weeks. She is Miss Big eyes.

I came across a YouTube channel that I am in love with! I have been binge watching episodes this past week. It is called Forgotten Way Farms. While watching her cook, bake, garden, show me her cottage, or thrift store shop, I am transported on a mini vacation. Her voice is soothing. She is gentle and kind. And I always learn something new.

I am not a big tv watcher. I prefer a quiet evening reading. However, in the past week I have watched several movies-all on Amazon Prime.

1. We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson. Excellent.

2. The Thomas Crown Affair-the remake with Renee Russo and Pierce Brosnan. Excellent.

3. No Time to Die with Daniel Craig. Very good.

4. Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig. Very good.

5. Marathon Man with Dustin Hoffman. Very good.

6. Mr. Jones with James Norton. Excellent.

7. Val. A documentary of Val Kilmer. If you’ve not watched this, I highly recommend. Excellent.

8. Last Call with Jeremy Irons. Good.

9. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back with Tom Cruise. Okay to Good.

10. 3 Days of the Condor with Robert Redford. Excellent.

I’m thinking of making a list of movies from the 1970s that I’ve never watched or want to watch again. I was a kid in this era. It’s a nostalgic kind of thing to watch movies from this period in time.

The temperatures are HOT. Stifling. Sizzling. Today’s high temp is 102. Humidity is 19%. It will be 102 tomorrow and then a front comes through-temps will be in the mid to upper 90s during the next week except for Monday’s high of 90. No rain is expected. It will remain hot in my area of the world until mid-September when it will become tolerable.

This time of the year I don’t always cook supper everyday as it doesn’t just heat up the kitchen but the whole house. I try to keep the house as cool as possible. My husband will barbecue, or I will cook something that we can eat on for a few days. Simple meals.

Until next time on The Sunday Salon. Take care!

The host for The Sunday Salon is Readerbuzz.


22 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon

  1. I miss my grandkids being little, but I do have a great granddaughter who is turning 2 next month 🙂
    I clicked the link to the Forgotten Way Farms site and agree that her voice is very calming. I subscribed so I could check out her videos. I’m going to check the list of movies, I’m a huge movie lover!

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  2. I love spending time with my great granddaughter, sad that my grandkids are not little anymore though. Thanks for the link to the video, I subscribed.
    Such cute kitties! I’ll be checking those movies out, I am a move lover!

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  3. The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat. — Ogden Nash

    That’s what popped into my head as I was reading about all your fur babies.
    best… mae at

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  4. Those kittens are adorable!

    I know what you mean about daily life not necessarily being interesting. I find my life update section is often “more of the same from last week.”

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  5. Welcome to the Sunday Salon! We are happy to have you join us. If you are new to the Salon, I’d encourage you to visit a few blogs that interest you from the linkup. It’s a good way to get to know other bloggers and have them visit your blog and get to know you.

    I never thought about fostering cats. We once had cats, but my husband is reluctant to acquire new pets in our retirement. Fostering might be a good way to satisfy both of us.

    I just saw that Adam of Adam Burgess Writer is hosting Austen in August this year. He started this meme and then handed it over to another for many years, but now he is taking it over again.

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  6. Those kittens are very cute!

    My son is 3 and will turn 4 in August. He is then starting school in September so he will be very young compared to some of his other classmates.

    I read in the evenings so don’t have time for TV (I do Blog Tours so have deadlines to meet!) but maybe when my son starts school I will get to watch stuff in between cleaning the house 😂

    Have a great week ahead!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  7. Oooh the cute little kittens! I have 6 cats currently. I’m particularly partial to ginger kitties (I have 2 solid gingers and 1 calico with orange splotches). Did you watch the Jack Reacher TV show that Prime released earlier this year? I liked it better than the movie. I’m finally getting a little break in the heat and a decent change of rain on Tuesday. I tend to use my Instapot for meals during the summer as it doesn’t heat up the kitchen/house like the oven does. Though when we had 100+ (with a heat index of 110+) temps I just wanted cold foods. Check out my summer catch up at Girl Who Reads.

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    • I didn’t consider myself to be a fan either. The documentary shows what we all know but rarely see. Actors are people with health problems and imperfections. He is transparent in this film. He is vulnerable. If you watch it, at the point after his mother has died and they have gone to her home, he said, “I miss my momma!” It was at that point I cried. I wanted to give the guy a hug.


  8. So very sorry about Bogie.
    No one’s life is more boring, ordinary, every day living than mine so, please. Write away about yours!
    Those kittens are adorable and I loved hearing about the dragon in the bathtub!

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