Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I hope that you will be able to join me for a THANKFULLY READING

The idea is to link your blog to the one above, and share what you will be reading this weekend.

Sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea, and a good book.

I'm headed to the library tomorrow to find SILAS MARNER. I haven't read it for years.

What are you reading this weekend?


So many reasons to give thanks......

......better health, my wonderful DH and our kids, special friends and many more blessings than I can count, but I'm going to list a few new things that I am especially thankful for this year.

Our remodeling project is done and turned out better than we had hoped. It took longer, and cost more than we expected, but we love the results and hope to enjoy them for many, many years.

I had my first short story published. Yeah me! I have sent out a couple more and the novel is in the works, along with two other short stories. I know I need more "butt in the chair" time. Something to work on.

A few healthier lifestyle changes---eating MUCH better, down to one cup of coffee a day and exercising a little more. Another thing to work on.

Increased social circle. This is a big one. New people, new perspectives, and getting out more. I needed this.

Reading a wider variety of books. This has been fantastic. There are so many good writers out there and I had been missing them.

And now, some sights of the season.

What are you thankful for this year?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Prep

Scooby may enjoy a few nibbles on Thursday, but the house-cleaning today is hard for her to take.

The dinner will just be for our immediate family. We didn't invite any guests because Dh is working in the evening. It will be a simple meal. I have three new recipes to try---for the sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie. We'll see how it goes. I'll try to remember to post photos and recipes, if they turn out.

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

3 years = 1 foot

Why did I do this? I looked at this one evening, then checked on my sleeping children. Then I went out the next week and had 13 inches cut off.

Last week I did it again. It took three years to grow out a foot. It took over an hour to pull the gray hairs out of the pony tail. I may not be able to do it again in three years--the gray may have won by then.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Still down for the count

The usual fall colds and/or flu are making their rounds in our household. Still down for the count.

Here's a get-well bouquet for fellow sufferers.