Martina, my sweetie
My husband's boring laundry
New socks started
What's happening -
I have seen alot of talk about book covers that exactly alike or very similar. I found a blog that has some good ones - Lookalikes. There are alot more that I have seen too. It is actually amazing how many there are.
My daughter is moving to a new apartment in two weeks. This one looks real nice and I think she will be alot happier there. It is still close to work, not too far from where she lives now.
Wow, I just don't have much to say this week! My mother-in-law's birthday is this weekend, my niece's birthday is this month, school starts in a few weeks (day after Labor Day) and I have still not started painting the porch. Not my fault though, The Hubby has not had a chance to get out all the paint and brushes etc. On Mon. we had a high of 94! Yes, you read it right - 94. And we don't even live in FL or AZ.
"So You Think You Can Dance" came to an end, I was very happy with the winner.
"American Road Trip" is down to the final two, My team went home last night :-(
"America's Got Talent" is in the quarter finals, so far I am happy with all the decisions.
I can't wait for the new shows to start! Some good ones I will be watching are - Trama (can't wait for this one!), Mercy (I think this will be my ER replacement), Glee, as well as Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, and another round of So you Think can Dance!
You know the week has been boring when all I have to talk about is upcoming TV shows!
Knitting - I finished my Lime Green socks! I am very pleased with the way they turned out.
I have started another pair already. This is a pattern that my friend Chris designed for Scheafer Yarn. Click on the picture to get a better view of the detail. It is a real nice pattern, pretty and knits up quick and painless! I love the color of the yarn I am using!
Books I have read - "Children of the Dust: An Okie Family Story" by Betty Grant Henshaw. This is a GREAT memoir about Betty's life in OK during the early 1900's (the dust bowl). She was raised pickin' cotton and moving from one rental house to another. They moved where ever there was work. This is a great American History book. It was very interesting but also warm, sad, and funny. By the time I was done (and I didn't want it to end) I really felt like I knew the family. I highly recommend this book!
Contests - Toni at "A Blog of my Own" is giving away some yarn!
Dar at "Peeking Between the Pages" has a couple of book giveaways going on.
"Jenn's Bookshelf" is giving away a Book.
Shanyn at "Chick Loves Lit" is giving away a book.
I hope you do try out for these giveaways I tell you about, I have won several books and so has my mom and daughter! So it is worth the try.
Top 5 - Instead of a top 5 - I thought it would be fun to do this very quick quiz to find out what literary character you are and post you result in the comments. Chick here
Here's mine - You are Karen Blixen from the book Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. You are a strong woman with an adventurous nature. You can hold your own and aren't afraid to speak your mind.
The 1985 film Out of Africa is based on the novel written in 1937. The novel hearkens back to the romantic view of Africa and the author relies on her actual experiences living in Africa from 1914-1931. Africa is shown as a land where everyone lives close to nature and while the novel has tragic elements it portrays a pure Africa.
I think this does fit me! What do you think?