Sunday Salon: The One After a Long Absence

Posted 26 April, 2015 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in memes, sunday salon

Totally stole this image from Lovely Bookshelf, this might be the last time I credit her for it. :)

Time // 11:12 A.M. EDT

What the heck have I been doing? This is my first post since EASTER. I’m working full time now as an attorney at the District Attorney’s office in my county. I started this blog as an intellectual outlet for my long suffering during unemployment. The only other cerebral thing I’ve done since starting this blog is study and take (and pass) the Georgia bar exam – which was a temporary thing. Right now I’m feeling pretty intellectually tapped out from work, being a single mom (my husband just got back from being away on business for three weeks), and the work I’ve been doing with the other four ladies in the wildly successful (toot toot) Socratic Salon.

Reading // Even that’s been suffering. I’ve been hitting up a lot of audio, but finally started my first print book in awhile yesterday, which is Larson’s Dead Wake. So far so good! (Oh, I guess I also read A Little Life, though I may wait to write and post a review until after the discussion we’re going to have in The Socratic Salon.)

Cooking // Ha! Today I’ll be doing some real cooking for the first time in three weeks or so. I’m going to attempt kind of a lamb pot pie seasoned with Ras el Hanout, I got the recipe (and the spice and a beautiful Le Creuset pie dish) as a part of Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s Quarterly Box. Perhaps I’ll take pictures and make a delightful Weekend Cooking post later on.

Preparing // I have my first trial coming up in mid-May, so I have plenty of reading and preparation to keep me busy with that. It’s an exciting time, criminal law is a whole different beast from my previous background of tax law working for the IRS, so I also need to brush up on my Georgia Rules of Evidence. Trust me, the Rule of Evidence are just as exciting as they sound.

Fail // I did not hold up my end of the bargain with the #CloudAtlasAlong, but Katie at Bookish Tendencies is still chugging along – go check it out!

How’s it been, Readers? Anyone still out there? :)

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