What’s Up Saturday – May 23

What a week it’s been! I finished up one deadline earlier in the week only to realize I’d made a mistake about the due date for another one – and it was due that very day! Luckily the editor gave me an extension, and I’d already put some work into the project (before putting it aside to complete the first one I finished up), so I was able to make the new deadline.

What I’d Really Like To Know

I had to pull an all-nighter, though, and seriously, I’m just getting too old for that kind of thing. Not to mention, a little over a week ago I found a gray hair lurking around on my head.

I was quite fine with that. I have dark hair, so the occasional gray hair’s going to show. But then two days later, I spotted more than “just a few” new ones, and this is what I’d really like to know:

Do strands of hair turn gray overnight?

Because I could have sworn they hadn’t been there the night before. My head’s been invaded by gray, and it’s time for a quick trip to the salon, that’s for sure.

Maybe this is my chance to go blonde …

New Stuff Around Here

I’ve been quite ambitious this week. I added one new feature: Incoming!, which chronicles new book arrivals in my household.

I’m also toying around with a couple of other new features. I’ve been having a ton of fun visiting and commenting at other blogs all this week, but the downside was that I accumulated so many new titles I’d love to have in my tbr that I couldn’t write a Friday Finds post yesterday – it was just too overwhelming. I’ve got a few ideas about how I can juggle my finds and still post about them without getting overwhelmed.

I’d also planned to have the new template up for this weekend, but of course the missed deadline put an end to that train of thought. If I’m lucky, though, there should be a new look here in time for the giveaways post tomorrow. Terra from Tales from the Nightstand so very graciously designed a new header for me. She’s absolutely wonderful to work with, and very talented in the design department. My plan is to pair the header up with a theme that my friend Ann-Kat gave me (which does NOT break into a blank page if a post is too long!).

For Fun

This is so funny: scroll down and read the reviews.

This Week’s Photo from Around MsBookish:

Yesterday my husband decided he wanted to make his own hamburger buns for dinner. He’s got this really really good recipe called The Julia Burger that uses chunks of flank steak, and he thought it would be “fun” to make his own buns, an idea he got from this month’s issue of Gourmet.

He made a special bun for our little one. Can anyone guess what shape it is it?

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Hint: Dylan loves Thomas the Tank Engine …

If you’d like to see what the actual buns themselves looked like, and how they tasted, I posted about our dinner here.

What has your week been like?

4 thoughts on “What’s Up Saturday – May 23

  1. Beth F

    Love the bun! Too cute. I don’t remember the speed of hair color changes. I just know that one day I was stunned at my image in the mirror. Now I have my normal hair color back. Yay hairdressers!

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  2. Belle Post author

    Yes, it’s definitely time for some colour!

    The bun is supposed to be a train. I think it kind of looks like one. My husband didn’t think he did such a great job.

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