Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
It's Friday (ya!) so I'm participating in Susanne's Friday's Favorite Five Picks so here are five of my favorite things for this week:
1) I finished the shawl I was working on this week. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out and my only complaint is that I wished I had a little more yarn to make it a bit longer. But I figure this will be a good time to try my hand at blocking.
2) Speaking of knitting. It always feels good to knit something and when you give it as a gift the receiver really likes what you knitted for them. Well, I knitted a little blanket for my office assistant and I haven't seen anyone love a blanket that I knitted more than her.
3) Wildlife. I love it when I see all kinds of different wildlife and this week I got to see a roadrunner, a rabbit, raccoons, a hawk, and about seven cardinals at one time. I live out in the country so that is why I usually see all these critters. I love it. :)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Now, all that’s left is the memory of young love, and the desperate need for a child to erase the pain. Until…
When Kinna rescues an elderly woman from the sea, the threads of the past, present, and future weave together to reveal the wonder of one final hope. One final chance to follow not their dreams, but God’s plan.
Can they embrace the redemptive power of love before it’s too late? Or will their love be washed away like the castles they once built upon the sand?
Marlo Schalesky is the author of several books, including Beyond the Night and Empty Womb, Aching Heart. A graduate of Stanford University, Marlo also has a masters of theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Married over twenty years, she lives with her husband, Bryan, and their five children in California.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Now first let me talk about the good things: I really did like the characters and was rooting for them along the way. And for the most part the story did keep me turning the pages but to be honest this is really just not my cup of tea. But it's not the author's fault it's just that I prefer more "light" romances. Guess you could say I prefer romantic comedies while this is more of a drama.
Friday, March 13, 2009
2) This week I discovered the Little House on the Prairie books. A very good friend of mine had been re-reading them and kept giving them glowing reviews so I couldn't take it anymore and got the first book in the series, Little House in the Big Woods. LOVED IT! Read it in one sitting and am now reading, Little House on the Prairie and just got Farmer Boy yesterday. I can see why they are classics.
3) Bookmooch. If you have never heard of it, it's this great site that lets you "mooch" books from people and give your books away. I love it and that is where I'm getting all the Little House books.
4) Rain. We have needed rain for awhile now and finally we have gotten some much needed rain. Granted, it's been raining for three days off and on and I'm a little tired of it but I know we need it so I'm thankful for the rain.
5) Interweave Knits. It's a knitting magazine that I just subscribed to and I got my first issue this week. Has lots of lovely patterns in it and it makes me want to try my hand at knitting a sweater soon. That's a scary thought but I do think I'm going to give it a try very soon.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
After reading this book I now see why it is a classic and I highly recommend it for those that are either young or just young at heart. I'm giving Little House in the Big Woods five out of five stars.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
In this book the main character, Penelope, who is the owner of a bookshop invites this author for a reading and then to sign some books. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. A lot of people are mad at this author and they have some disruptions during the reading and book signing. Then this author disappears only to reappear floating in a lake. So it's time for Penelope and her ghost friend, Jack, to start figuring out who killed this author.
It was a pretty good cozy mystery and really my only complaint would be I didn't care for some of the language but it wasn't really that bad, I just personally would prefer none. But that's just me. So the bottom line is: it was a good story, had a few twists in it that I didn't see coming, and the characters are likable so I am giving The Ghost and the Dead Deb three and a half stars out of five.
1. I learned how to make cables (knitting) this week!! I was so pleased with myself. I haven't tried making anything yet but still I know I can if I want to. :)
2. Peg Leg was found! I work part time at an animal clinic and a little kitten who had a broken leg went missing. He's such a sweetie and they are trying to find him a home but until then they have let him run around the clinic with the two clinic cats and I guess he got out last Friday. But one day this past week they found him under a bush. I was so happy to see him, if I didn't already have 12 cats I would take him home with me.
3. Free movie tickets. My parent's got some free movie tickets and since they don't go to the movies they gave them to me and my hubby. Now if something worth seeing would just come out.
4. Knitting this kitty. I haven't finished it yet but I have all the body parts knitted up so now I just have to do some finishing touches and then felt them and put them together. I've been enjoying working on this project and will probably order some more patterns from Crafty Alien.
5. Getting to stay home from work. ;) True a good part of the morning and a little bit of the afternoon I didn't feel that great but around 2:00 I was feeling a lot better and enjoyed knitting, watching TV, and hanging out with my critters.
So there you have it..my list a day late but better late than never, right? :)