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Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Books On the Shelf

I got some new books to brag about...1st my wonderful swapping friend over at BABEs DaBookLady Swap sent me this great read, "Anna Katrina" by Leo Tolstoy. It is about a russian girl in the 19th century I cannot wait to dive into it. Opera's Book Club special...

Then i got from Amazon 2 ordered books I have been wanting "A is for Apron" and "The Apron Book" both excellent reads about the history of aprons and how to make them and love them. And as an apron lover I am I am diving into each of them with a fine tooth comb. They have so much info that I can not digest it all....

The other find I have is called "Black Cat, Black Dog" by John Creed....this book is another one of those spy reads, but beware this is brutal and complex and a real thriller, my favorites!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday's Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside My Window... I see the squirrel scampering up the front tree, that I have named "Chi-chidee" and watch the neighbor's walking their cute white lab on one of its daily walks. Molly's owner walks her everyday and since my computer is in front of my office window I am able to watch as the dog friendly neighbors walk by with their dogs.

I am thinking... of going to the post office and mailing some letters and finishing the lining in my bags and cutting out my apon for the Apronista swap I am in this month, I am also thinking about whether I should plant the grass seed in the yard today or not?

I am thankful for... my family, friends, and my health. I am glad to have such a wonderful hubby who is so handy that he put up our new back door on Sunday in such a jiffy and it looks beautiful

From the kitchen...hot tea, oatmeal with cinnamom and toast and sugarless jelly

I am wearing... a pair of blue flowered shorts and tourquois top with flip flops, my hair is pulled back with a lobster clip and wearing my favorite "Adias" spray cologne that my DH gave me for my "B" day. :)

I am creating... several new bags for my online store, my Etsy shop, and also for Christmas presents. Yes I am already thinking about Christmas. Am I organized or what...

I am going... to be home most of the week and plan on working more of finishing all the loose ends on my bags and aprons.

I am reading... Phillip Margonlin's "Lost Lake" a true suspenseful book that I started on my trip to the mid-west last week. It is a real thriller.

I am hoping... to start a walking regime to increase my daily exercise

I am hearing... the birds chirping as it is feeding time for them....and Bob on his computer typing up his newsletter, and Lifetime channel is drumming away in the background

Around the house... it is like a symphony with the birds and the evening crickets beginning their nightly song. The moon flowers are beginning to open up for the evening and the water lilys on the pond are starting to close. Foxy is jumping around wanting me to take her for a walk and the phone is ringing.

One of my favorite things... is to sit out by the pond and feed the Koi and watch the mosquito fish jumping around trying to catch an insect that dares to land on the water top. The waterfalls sound is soothing and the relaxing atmosphere sets a tranquil moment in the yet busy day of life.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Tuesday I need to go and pick up some more top soil for my plants, and then finish my seeding the back yard bare spots, Wednesday, I need to read a little and change the sheets on my bed and get Bob to help me add the new dust ruffle, Thursday I have a lunch date with my good friend Terri, and Friday we will be leaving for the weekend for the cabin in the mountains for a long deserving restful weekend.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

The pond in my yard where I spend so many happy hours.

And one of my friendly squirrels getting one of his previously buried peanuts to munch on!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Fill Ins

1. There is absolutely NO way you can get me to go on a roller coaster, go into a cave, or jam into a crowed room! I am too clostrophobic for any of these feats.

2. Watching all the sparrows splashing in my pond reminds me that summer is almost here!

3. I cannot live without my yarn, a good book, and my computer. Sad I know, but I am an online junkie, then I crochet or knit a bit, and then I settle outside on my favorite chair with a good book.

4. Taking a cake decorating class and ballroom dancing are two things I'd like to try.

5. When life hands you lemons squeeze them out and move forward to find the apples.

6. Helping my Dad build our summer cabin when I was 9 yr old, actually I just carried him the nails, but it was the closness with him I enjoyed the most as my favorite childhood memory.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner out, tomorrow my plans include planting my new assylums and Sunday, I want to go down to the beach after church!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I got New Reading from Nashville

I can't wait to read the Red Hats book, and the Polar Shift I hav ebeen wanting for some time now. Can you believe that Krogers had these beautiful hard cover books for only $1.50. WOW....

I wanted to share some of my Mom's day surprises...Bob took me away of course, and then bought me yarn at Hobby Lobby and also earrings and a T-shirt to match at Grand Ole Opry. John, my son, got me a beautiful card and a chimes glass ball statute holder for my garden.....Lori my daughter is coming over Sat to see me..... :)

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