Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Salon and The need for Appropriate Clothing

The Sunday

This great Christmas and New Year's was spent doing things I truly enjoy...not because I would have chosen to do them, as Christmas is too busy! But... because I had injured my foot and had to stay off of it, I got to enjoy my favorite pastimes! My joy was made more complete when I chose to wear comfy clothes...I was fine with it until my daughter said "Didn't you have that on yesterday?"
and I answered "Yes...I did!"
and then when I hobbled out to the mail box and the new-across-the-street-neighbor said.."Oh, You are a nurse...Where do you work?"
and I answered "No...I am not a nurse...Why do you ask?"
and she logically pointed to the blue scrubs I had been wearing for two days!
So..I am back to bathing and dressing appropriately but it was glorious while it lasted... I watched simply a ton of movies and have read my little heart out and have planned a year's worth of trips to travel with the Hubby! Life is good!
I just finished The Last Lecture by (the late) Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. If you are unfamiliar with it it is the book about his last talk entitled The Last is given on the premise that Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. His lecture and his subsequent book was made very powerful given the fact he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
This book expounded on the theme and was a culmination of everything Randy had come to believe. I highly recommend this book...I loved it for many reasons but especially as his wife and children will receive the proceeds.
To learn more visit the web page The Last Lecture. This is not a book about is a book about living!
I have just started a book about...The Meaning of life according to you! I know because it says so right on the cover...I have been intrigued by it since the first page! I try to be a "lemons to lemonade" kind of girl, sometimes well, sometimes not so well, but I do try!
The book is a spiritual book entitled NO Experts Needed by Louise Lewis and as I said I was intrigued by the very first page as it has one of my favorite quotes by T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding" from Four Quartets

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

The author has graciously offered a (pdf) copy of the book. She states it's simply her way of giving back to life...
You may find it here at NO Experts Needed.
This is a wonderful book for me to read at this stage of my life but I suspect it would be for others for various other reasons!


Anonymous said...

Ha....I'm glad you're back to bathing. :)

Both of those books sound good. I had heard about The Last Lecture and I do want to read that sometime.....

Kelly said...

Aaaah, I love wearing comfy clothes...pjs all day long is my style. Those unfortunate commentors about "appropriateness" ruin the whole thing!!

I concur the book, "The Last Lecture" was absolutely fantastic and a very easy read. I love that his young children will have such a fantastic legacy from their father.

Rock on in your comfy clothes!!!

Anonymous said...

A coworker lent me THE LAST LECTURE a couple of weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it. I ended up buying a copy for my father for Christmas. I don't read many inspirational books, but that one definitely worked for me.

Jeanne said...

Ronda, I love you, but you make me feel so inadeqate! I'm about halfway through "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman, and it's the first book I've read in forever. How in the heck do you have time to do all that you do?

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Ronda, Welcome back to the land of the living...what I would do to lounge around and read...well for one I would not hurt my foot, so I guess I pity you a little bit. I'm gonna go see what those books are selling for on amazon!

Rhonda said...

I managed two pajama days over Christmas holidays too! It was delightful! Good for you!!

Anonymous said...

How is your foot doing by the way??

Ronda's Rants said...

It is better...I went hiking today!

Karyn said...

Glad your foot is doing a little better. I am going to check out the pdf book you mentioned.

Lauren said...

Sounds wonderful! And you weren't kidding about some of my single behavior as a married. LOL

avtcoach said...

Hope the foot is better, I live for pajama days where I don't have to do anything but exactly the list of things you mentioned. Thanks for the book ideas and hope you are getting around okay! Have a great week!

Brenda said...

Although I'm sorry you hurt your foot, I am totally envious of your lounging days!

Teri said...

Now that I have a few months off before law school, I am so ready to read a ton of books (that are chosen by me and not a professor). Your recommendations sound wonderful. I think I will start with that pdf right away.

Hope the foot is better!

angie said...

Sounds very thought provoking. Thanks for the recommendation.

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

Hey! What's wrong w/ wearing the same thing for several days? I change my underwear! And I don't leave the house. Glad you got to experience a little of my world, if only for 2 days. For me it's been 2 YEARS!

Jennifer said...

I hope your foot is feeling better!

I'm all about the comfy clothes--and I've been known to wear something more than one day in a row!

I have heard of Last Lecture but haven't read it yet--definitely want to though!