Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Terrible Tuesday or Terrific Tuesday

It's all a state of mind I guess. I am feeling "uck" today. It is grey outside. Snowing lightly and not even very pretty. I finished my next book for Page Turners.  Death Along the Spirit Road by C. E. Wendleboe.  He is a local author and will be a our next meeting in March.  Hope my book order comes today. I need to read.
checked out the LoseIt website. DD is doing it and suggested it.  Since it is free, it would save some $$ over WW.  So I'll check it out for March and see.
I sewed some sashings on KFK's quilt. It is looking good, but of course I always have matching issues.  Each row is a bit off from the next. I am measuring the row and the sashing and hopefully all are 68".."smile" Should I add a picture here?  Might be a good idea.

Monday, February 27, 2012

This Could Be a Problem

I have just recently discovered that my Blog is no longer supported by Blogger.....what's up with that?  I  haven't posted for a few days.  We have had windy snowy weather here, Thursday was my 66th birthday. No celebration, I baked a chicken. I told my DH that he could buy me something in St. Thomas when we are there in a couple of weeks.  He agreed. Saturday we were invited to friends for supper and cards. There was gifts there, Bubble Up pizza, coleslaw and chocolate cake.  So definitely a Celebration!!!. You won't believe my gifts.  I need to take pictures to be appreciated.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Page Turners and other ramblings

I attended my first book club meeting last night. A few members I am acquainted with. Some I did not know at all. The membership list is larger than the attendees last night. I am looking forward to the next book and to future discussions. It was good to hear other peoples ideas and thoughts.  We read "Night Road" by Kristin Hannah, and many did not like the main character. Jude, is it Jude as is Hey Jude or Jude pronounced Judy???  Was Grace's invisible friend, Mia's spirit??  I had not thought of that. I liked the book, though it was predictable, but many are.

Today, I did NOT go to my exercise class, it was snowing and icky at 5am. Slept in til 8am, really snowing then. I think we had 8 inches. DH and I shovel the driveway ( 1/2 anyway) then he drove me to WW and then we went to VI for soup, 1/2 sand and pie. I napped and read a bit.  Still haven't finished unpacking the box in my sewing room. I am procrastinating.

I'm feeling nerdy!  I finally fixed the fact that my laptop would not send messages in Outlook, from "our" address. It's working now. 

Must finish " the five people you meet in heaven", will take the Book Club selection "Death along the Spirit Road" on the cruise with me, and as soon as my book order gets here from Amazon, I'll get on with another What's In A Name 5 selection.  I'm loving this reading.....now if I could just get going on my BOMs..I'd be doing good.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Reading Challenge 3 of 6

Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon:  I was almost afraid to read this book, but the cover kept calling me back. That's probably silly, but I sometime chose books by their cover. I thought maybe this book would be like Lovely Bones and I could barely finish that one.  But as I read on it compelled me to keep reading and I was trying to unravel the mystery. I had it pretty much figured out by the end, but not completly. That is was kept me reading. It is a slightly disturbing book, but intriguing just the same. I would recommed it , and if I rated it...probably 3 stars out of 5.
This book is for the Whats in a Name 5 reading challenge by Beth Fish Reads.  Topographical feature.

Almost 4 months

I am nearly to my 4 month anniversary of retirement. I am enjoying having no set "thing" I have to do, other than feeding Steve of course. I thought  I would get lots of sewing done, but am still overwhelmed but the prospect of all the projects I have started.  I guess the thing to do would be to just "START". I am reading a lot and also napping some. Not a closet has been cleaned out or a room painted.  I will continue to add those things to my To Do list.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reading challenge

Whats in a Name:
Sky Feature:   Night Road by Kristin Hannah.  I read this too, for a book club that I just joined. In fact I haven't been to a gathering yet. This book touched my heart and soul. I raised teenagers and always worried them. I don't think I was an overbearing mother, and I wonder if this happened to me, could I forgive.  I'm not sure. I would have said yes in the past, but recently I have been struggling to forgive.

Something found on a calendar:  Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I have been wanting to read this book for several years and just never did. It is a small book and a quick read. It was the perfect fit for this challenge.  I enjoyed it very much. My mother has been in a care facility for the last 10 years and we don't talk about her dying, though of course she is. She suffers from dimentia, so that makes it had to discuss most things with her. I long for talks with her like we used to have, and envy the time Mitch was able to spend with Morrie.  I especially liked all Morrie's aphorism's. My favorite is "Death ends a life, not a relationship"

FRIDAY 2-10-12

In the pool again today for my water aerobics class. It is snowing but not too cold. We shopped yesterday so have all we need for supper and cards with friends. I am making Chili Ricks and cornbread, they are bringing a salad and dessert. We always have a great time.  My Christmas Cactus is blooming it's little heart out. I took some pics and will download them before I post this.
this is what it looks like inside today,
this is what it looks like outside!

I sorted my travel sewing bag and still cannot find the free motion foot for my Janome.  I can't remember if I loaned it to someone at Prairie Points or what!!  Guess I'll have to purchase another, that makes me crazy.  Lately I have lost a number of things. I am sure they are just out of place, but I cannot put my hands on them and it drives me "bonkers"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

Invited to breakfast with friends from the Sagehoppers. DH flies RC airplanes so that is another set of friends. We have spent today just "hanging out"  Started a puzzle of WWII aircraft. Will save it and hang is DH's build room. I'll try to get a picture when we finish.
It has been enjoyable to just spend time together.

I am reading a book for a Book Club that I have been invited to attend. Very compelling and sad. Night Road by Kristin Hannah. I am enjoying it though.

Also took a nap. That is becoming quite a habit since we returned home to retirement. *smile*

Now back to the game.  The Patriots are ahead.  Go Giants.......don't really have a favorite, but am not fond of the coaching staff for the New England. So I guess I am rooting for New York. Half-time show was pretty impressive. Madonna did a great job and "no" wardrobe malfunction or anything related to that.    NYG 15   NE 17  4th qtr  13:18    Come on Giants. !!!!! Go Eli!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday

We had a bit of snow last night, but I still got up to make my 5:30 am Water Aerobics class. I feel so much better if I do that, but it sure was tempting to stay cuddled in bed.

Spent a bit of time in my sewing room, organizing and putting away. How does it get so messy is just one short week? Found the fat 1/4's for the birthday exchange and I need to cut the "storyteller" fabric for all my Chick friends, before the 2nd Sunday.

Been having a great time on Pinterest. It is so addicting.  My Oh My, I can sure waste a lot of time.  Checked out the new Hastings store after lunch. Bought Night Road by Kristin Hannah for the book club that Billie invited me to attend. Hope I can keep up with that in addition to the one in Blogland..."What's in a Name 5".

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Books, Quilts, Stitching Oh MY!

We have been on our way or home for a week now. It's starting to be  a bit boring or maybe scary. I'm feeling at loose ends even though I have lots I could do.  Quilting, cutting, stitching, reading, cleaning............... I am even going to visit a book club. Good Grief....do I really want to put myself under the pressure to finish a book.  We will see.