Thursday The workout today was actually two mini-workouts. We started with a repeat of the workout you do on your first day. 500m Row 40 Air Squats 30 Sit Ups 20 Push Ups 10 Pull Ups Unfortunately the computer didn’t save my time and I don’t remember what it was. Then we did a harder [...]
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I’m having a kicking and screaming hissy fit today. Google is announcing yet again that they are discontinuing Reader. Did you ever notice how often they do this and it is saved at the last second? The alternative of choice seems to be Bloglovin’. I looked at it and hated it. It gives you excerpts. [...]
Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to clean out your WIPs and UFOs? Quilts of Valor in Ohio is working on collecting quilts for a veteran’s retreat in April. We are able to take completed quilts and we are also able to take a few tops that we can have finished in time for [...]
2012 was a big year around here. We got a new house in a new town and new jobs all the way around. While I was off looking at happy tortoises and odd man out flamingos in Florida – - magical elves were moving me to our new house. If you can get away with [...]
As a non-breeder, I still instinctively find it weird that people who I went to school with have children. I have to do the math every time when someone around my age has grandchildren. (Yes, it is possible.) So this morning I was surprised to see a woman who is my age asking for all [...]
I’ve been playing around with some small jelly rolls and made a strip quilt. I’m going to put a white border on this with some cornerstones so it looks a bit more organized but I’m all out of white. I’ve ordered more but I’m stuck until it comes in. This will be a donation quilt. [...]
After a few slow weeks I had some quick reads. Ruby Red by Keirstin Gier Gwyneth’s cousin Charlotte has been raised from birth with the expectation that she will start to time travel when she is 16. She’s been training for it her entire life. So when it is Gwyneth and not Charlotte who develops [...]
I finished up one side of the table runner for the Modern Christmas Table Runner swap. The other side starts with these trees and then there will be pieced gnomes. I had a whole garden of flowers bloom this week. I got three swap packages in the mail this week. Don’t tell but I’m ignoring [...]
Best thing I made all week – A smoothie with banana, canned pumpkin, a date, loads of pumpkin pie spice, and almond milk. Like pumpkin pie in a glass except I don’t like pumpkin pie so it is even better than that. Watching – Person of Interest Season 1 on DVD while sewing. The husband [...]
A Cheery Thought, a photo by spirit97 on Flickr. On our way for vacation. The airport bathroom gives us this cheery thought. That seems random. Why not, "I hope you avoid cholera?"
Mule, a photo by spirit97 on Flickr. This was a sleepy mule. Every time I looked over he was sleepy. I didn’t get to play with him either since he was a resident.
Donkey, a photo by spirit97 on Flickr. I love donkeys. I love their ears. I want to hug them and flop the ears around. Lucky for this guy he isn’t a competitor. He lives at the campground, I think.
They are still alive. Sometimes it is best to keep your expectations low. Actually J, the niece likes to clean my house. That’s good but she has a tendency to rearrange things and then we don’t know where anything is. Z, the stepkid…. Dear God. Words fail me. It is getting to the point that [...]
Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Defending Jacob by William Landay Andy Barber is the Assistant District Attorney in charge of most murder investigations in Newton Massachusetts. When 14 year old Ben Rifkin is stabbed to death in their neighborhood, Andy leads the search for the murderer. But he is blindslided when the police show [...]
UPDATE: Winner KatieAmanda! I’m participating in the Literary Blog Hop where book bloggers are having a lot of great giveaways. The giveaways are open until Wednesday, June 27. This is the book that I’m giving away. Israela by Batya Casper “In Israel, the lives of three women interweave with the story of their country. Ratiba, [...]
I got my wedding pictures today. See how you aren’t looking at them right now? Neither am I. I’m grumpy about this. They are on a DVD- R disc which nothing I own will acknowledge. I took it to several photo places and the files are too big for them to access or to convert [...]
The random number generator has spoken. Comment 13 on the giveaway won. Elena won. Thanks to everyone who entered.
The topics for today are Favorite Books of 2012 and Giveaways. I have both. Best Books I’ve Read in 2012 Besides The Saffron Kitchen that I talked about yesterday I picked 2 other books. The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak This is the story of the arrival in Russia [...]
So Jenny asked what Z is going to say when she realizes that we got married without her. I officially banned Z from any future wedding on the day she asked if she could be the bride at my wedding. The kid is a worse attention hog than Freckles. Anyway, she was in Florida on [...]