Boring week, boring laundry

Martina, my sweetie

My husband's boring laundry

Finished socks

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?


  1. You are Juliet from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. You are a romantic, but are not afraid to stand up for what you want. While you believe in happily ever after you are no damsel in distress and have a strong mind.

    Often considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. This tragic play was first published in 1623. Shakespeare is one of the most well-known playwrights in Western literature. He wrote tragic, comedic and historic plays as well as poems and much else.

  2. Yay yay yay I am so pumped you got Dead Until Dark! Now I'm nervous hoping you'll like it since you had to wait so long! Also your picture makes me want a clothesline, I don't have anywhere to hang up lines besides where we park our cars.

  3. Shanyn - I already read Chapter 1, good so far. I laughed on the very first page! Everytime I hang laundry I think "I should take a picture" so I did, but my laundry is much more interesting than my hubby's. LOL

  4. Love the socks...both pair.
    Hahaha.. It said that I', the Hermione. smart, witty,and love a challenge. I'm rationality and reason in all things. I'm atable and don't let people push me around....What do you think? Is this me?
    You are strong and adventurous. You are able to hold your own and are out spoken. I also said when you were little that to get what you want you would move mountains.
    Tell Barb "Happy Birthday" for me.

  5. Ha ha, thanks mom! Yes, it does sound like you. You don't let people push you around.

  6. I love, love, LOVE those new socks! :)

    Here's mine:
    You are Gandalf from the trilogy the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. You are a visionary with grand ideas and courage to match. You are thoughtful and often spend more time thinking about the future than the present.

    The Lord of the Rings is an epic trilogy which is often considered to portray the mythic past of England. Published in three volumes in 1954 and 1955, the story is part of the mythology that Tolkien had been working on in 1917. Another well-known work that precedes this is The Hobbit.

  7. Gosh I love those socks! Give that Martinez a head scratch for me! She's a big kitty!
    And I was the same as you (surprise!) - Karen from Out of Africa. One of my favorite movies too by the way!

  8. Shelley - Are you kidding me????? You were Karen from "Out of Africa" too? You just can't fake this kind of stuff. I never did ask my mom if she had twins and lost one.