Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rain, rain go away!

I suppose I shouldn't complain about all the rain we've been getting lately……….it could be snow!  UGH!!!  And soon, it will be.  Oh, and how I hate winter!  'Course this rain for the past 5 days is no fun either!  Poor Toby needs grooming so badly, but I'll be darned if I get him all pretty like just to go out and get soaked.  Hopefully tomorrow it will clear up!

Not much new this week.  Naturally, I sent out a few envelopes:

And, of course, I read a few books.  I finally finished the one I started last week titled, "House Broken" by Sonja Yoerg and I also finished, "The Forgers" by Bradford Morrow.  The last one was really strange and I felt like I was sitting in a pub in London with fog all around me while I was reading……really weird!!  The writing was like I never read before and I really don't know how to describe it.  It was sort of like someone telling a story instead of the characters living it.  Crazy!

As you know, I haven't been burning up the pages much lately like I was earlier in the year.  I guess that's because I haven't read anything really good……..and how I need something like that now!!!  I think I told you last week that I bought two books the week before:   

I should start "The Garden of Letters" by Alyson Richman because she also wrote, "The Lost Wife" which was one of my all time favorites, but it'll have to wait until my current book is over that I just got  from the library yesterday, "The Silent Sister" by Diane Chamberlain.  I'm expecting good things from this book considering that I've read stuff by Diane before that I liked a lot.

So, there you have it.  My week in a nutshell.  Today is also Sweetest Day……..yippee!  Like I really celebrate that crazy stuff anymore???  Ah…not so much!  Watch, just because I said that, hubs might come home from errands with a flower or two.  Now, wouldn't that be nice????  I'll let you know……..have a happy week, my friends!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Green thumb or just lucky?

Our weather reported that we were to get a hard frost last night so yesterday, I had hubby pull out our two tomato bushes and 2 green pepper bushes and look what he brought in.  What a haul!  You'd think we haven't eaten anything off those bushes yet, but that's not the truth!  Every week for the past 5-6 weeks we've had a dinner of BLTs.  Yum!  And I've given 8 green peppers away before this crop even showed up.  Amazing!  Now, hopefully, those green tomatoes ripen.

And, of course, I sent out fun envelopes to my girlies!  Little Audrey is all about Halloween this year so I told her I'd send her Halloween envelopes all month.

And, again, I only read one book this week but it was really good.  I sure wish I'd get back in the groove though and read more!  I did start #2 and so far it's pretty good.  Actually, I won #2 through the Goodreads first read program so that was cool.  The book won't be released until January of 2015.

THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN    debut       by         Kristy Cambron
HOUSE BROKEN                                              by         Sonja Yoerg

I also bought another two books from Amazon, but I'll show you those next time!  Have a great week, my friends and be well!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Winter is coming…...

It's getting so nippy here lately that the only warm place poor Toby can find is a sun spot in the dining room.  I find him here often in the morning just snoozing away.  What a life, huh?  

Naturally, I sent out books this week to my "girlies" so here are the decorated envelopes that I used:

Then too, I read two books this week only.  Don't ask me what is wrong with me lately.  There for awhile I was reading 4-5 a week and lately it's only been one or two so that's why I decided to take a picture of the covers this week.  By far, the best of the bunch was the one on the right and I have to thank, Jane, for suggesting it.  I really enjoyed it!  It takes place in Wisconsin (my home state) in 1961 and the main character is a 9 year old little girl.  My sister was 10 in 1961, so I could relate to many things in the book and smiled at lots of situations that entered my memories of those times.

So, that's it for this week.  Tonight we are having friends over for cards and games and Tuesday, my neighbor and I will be taking a short trip to visit a friend with puppies.  Thankfully, she has them all sold so we don't have to worry about bringing home anything unplanned.  lol  Hope you have a fun week planned too!  Happy reading!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gorgeous weather…..

I think we've been having our best weather of the entire year this week.  Everyday for the past week (and going into most of next week, I understand) it's been in the low 70s during the day with low humidity and high 50's at night.  The trees are beginning to turn colors and everyone is walking around with smiles on their faces.  Life is good!  Tonight we're celebrating with our neighbor friends by going to a local hamburger joint and eating outside on their patio for probably the last time this year.  We all know that winter is right around the corner.  Ugh!

Here are the envelopes for this week:

And then, naturally, I read a few books…….actually, only two:

THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING            by               Shelly King
RUNNER                                                      by                 Patrick Lee

And I bought a few books this week too:

Now, if I'd only get myself to read faster, I'd be all set!

Enjoy your week, my friends!  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall is coming…..

Who can believe that the morning temps have only been in the high 30's here earlier this week.  E-gads, it's been so chilly that we even flipped on the furnace a few times.  I was sitting in my hoodie with socks and still shivering.  I sure hope we don't have a repeat winter of last year!  (Although from the Farmers Almanac, I understand that is what is supposed to happen.)  I think I need a Florida vacation for 3 months out of the year!!!  Wait until I tell hubby…………….lol!!

Here are the envelopes I mailed this week.  You'll note that two of my friends had birthdays.  The others went to my little girlies.

And then…………..this is unbelievable…………..I didn't even finish one book this week!  Yes, you heard that right!  I started and am still reading this:

SEVEN WONDERS                          by                  Ben Metrich

It's an adventure and mystery in the vein of Indiana Jones looking for the DaVinci Code artifacts, but obviously not as exciting as that might sound.  I'm only on page 109 out of 314, but I WILL finish it…(hopefully by the time I post next week.)  Until then, take care and enjoy all the sunshine you can before the big snows come much sooner than any of us want, I'm sure.  UGH!