Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Salon: Happy Easter!

The Sunday
I hope everyone is having a pleasant Easter weekend. I'm enjoying a peaceful weekend while recovering from outpatient surgery. I think I mentioned a date for my surgery in my previous post. It was postponed due to the record snow we had here on the East Coast, and I finally got my surgery done this past Friday. The procedure went extremely well and I feel very thankful to have had such a positive experience.

This weekend has become sort of an unofficial Sherlock Holmes festival for me. I've watched the new Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey, Jr. (which I thoroughly enjoyed) as well as an old favorite, Young Sherlock Holmes. (Did you know that Young Sherlock Holmes, originally released in 1985, was the first movie to feature a completely computer-generated character?) I'm also reading the last half of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies, which puts an interesting spin on the much-beloved Sherlock Holmes stories. Look for a review soon.

Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, I've had some inquiries about what I intend to do with The Baker Street Challenge, my Sherlock Holmes-themed reading challenge. I plan to get challenge blog updated for 2010 in the next few days. This year the challenge will officially run from May to December, but any books meeting the requirements read before May can be counted toward the challenge. I have a pile of Sherlock Holmes themed books waiting to be read. The hardest part is going to be choosing what order to read them.

My 5K training has been going very well. I've been taking longer walks lately, and have been pleasantly surprised to see increased muscle tone in my legs. For the first time in several years, I won't cringe at the thought of wearing shorts when summer comes around. My first 5K event takes place in two weeks and I'm eager to put all my hard work to the test.


  1. You have been busy! Good luck with your recovery from surgery and with your first 5K!

  2. I am excited about your 5k. I used to love me some SHerlock Holmes but I haven't read him in quite some time. I wonder how much I would enjoy him now.

  3. Best wishes, Ruth, for a full recovery and hope you are feeling better!

  4. I'm glad to hear the surgery went so well! Keep up the training - it sounds like you're doing great!

  5. Yay, you're back! I'm glad the surgery went well.

    Which character was computer-generated? I have seen Young Sherlock Holmes in a while, but I can't remember anyone that looked like a computer generation.

  6. I saw the Sherlock Holmes movie in the theater (I think my first theater experience since Becoming Jane) and really liked it. I think I may even purchase the DVD.

    I am so impressed with your dedication to exercise! I started off the year great, but went downhill during spring break. I hope to start up again soon (right now I would not be caught dead in shorts this summer!)

  7. Belated Happy Easter to you as well Ruth. A 5K - I am impressed - hope it's fun!

  8. Oh Ruth, I am sorry - I missed out on your post telling about the surgery! I am so glad everything went well.
    Belated Happy Easter to u and yur family!

    I have not watched any of the movies of Sherlock Holmes.. I need to!

    I hope your training goes well! Have a good day :)

  9. Glad to know you're feeling better since the surgery!

    I'm definitely up for the SH Challenge again this year. I'll probably commit to reading several of the short stories from the books I won last year - yay! Maybe I'll even organize a read-a-long ...

  10. Glad to know that the surgery went well!

    Good luck with the upcoming 5K! I have a couple of Sherlock Holmes books on my shelves, so if I think I can squeeze them in I'll consider the challenge. I've gone over the top with the challenges this year, so what's one more, right? :)