Dogwoods and Eggs
1 & 2- This Robin's nest is literally right outside my front door! There is a bush just to the left of my front stairs and this nest sits nicely inside.
3 - purple flowers in my garden (can't remember the name of them).
4, 5, & 6- My dogwood (just outside my side door. Isn't is beautiful? I love dogwoods!
What's happening -Not much!
My husband came home for the weekend. We got our usual pizza on Fri. night and our daughter came over. On Sat. we went up to Waterloo to take his truck up to work and go to breakfast.
On Sun. we drove down to Watkins Glen and walked out on the pier (sorry no pics. forgot the camera!) went to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and went to Walmart. Sunday night I helped him pack up and he was gone again by 6:00am Monday. He is running drilling equipment and huge water tanks (like the size of a big camper) from WV to PA.
I just started watching this new show on "History Channel" called Expedition Africa (it is on Sun. nights at 10:00 just after Ice road truckers) It is about 4 people who are on an expedition following the same route that the early explorers "Stanley and Livingstone" took when they were exploring Africa for the first time. I just watched the second show, it is really good. Another show I just started watching is "Mental" it is on right after House on Tues. Love it! The star is a guy who used to play "Whistler" on Prison Break. And... I can't wait for "Glee" to start in the fall, I watched the premier and it was great! Also now watching "So you Think you can Dance" another great show, this is the third season I am watching. Let me know if you are watching any of these great shows and what you think.
Knitting - I just started on the back to my summer tank.
My friend Pat gave me some real nice cotton yarn from Turkey. It is a pretty pink and purple variegated (my favorite colors). I think I will make some sock out of it.
Books I have read - Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home, by Janisse Ray. It was OK but not great. It was good in spots and boring in spots. It was a memoir about a woman (Janisse) and her son moving back to GA to her Grandmothers old homestead. It fulfilled my GA quota. I am now at the half way point on my "Reading through the states" this book was #25!
Contests -Toni at A Circle of Books is giving away " The Summer Affair" by Elin Hilderbrand, ooo sounds steamy.
My friend Dar at Peeking Between the Pages is giving away 3 copies of "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer. She is also giving away 5 copies of "The Night Gardener" by George Pelecanos - here.
Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelf is giving away 2 copies of "The Sitting Swing" by Irene Watson
AND, Tina at Bookshipper is giving away a copy of "Nothing in Particular" by Lurlene McDaniel (A great author!!!!)
Top 5 - Funny or strange places you leave you phone (either cell or cordless).
1. Laundry room on the dryer
2. Clothespin basket (I take it with me when I hang up laundry)
3. Upstairs on the bed
4. In the bathroom (YES, alright! I take it to the bathroom with me!)
5. In my coat pocket (I take it with me when I pick up the kids)