My lovely daughter
Not to be confused with my lovely cat!
"Ok, Mom - I am packed and ready to go to the Adirondacks!" We would take her but she is a terrible car rider!
Something is not right in this picture. Can you pick out the item that is not in the right place?
What's happening - My baby turns 21 today!!!!! Being the non-partier that she is (boring, just kidding!) we thought that instead of going out drinking for her celebration like so many 21 year old's do. We are going wine tasting this weekend! Then Sat. evening we will have a little party for her with Glen's parents.
The Steelers won their first game against the TN Titans! Whoop, Whoop!
First thing this morning, when I logged onto the internet, This was the first thing I saw - Patrick Swayze dies at age 57 I just sat there at my computer and cried for 10 min. I was like every other redblooded American woman my age, I was hot for Patrick Swayze. I think what made it harder was that he was not some older, overwieght, unhealthy guy. He was always known for his looks, his body, his body (oh yeah I said that already). It just doesn't seem right. I LOVED some of his movies! "Road House", I think I have seen about 15 times! "Ghost" - at least 5-6 and of course "Dirty Dancing"!
Knitting - Almost done with the socks I have been working on. I will have pictures next time.
Books I have read - "William Henry is a Fine Name" by Cathy Gohlke, let me just say - WOW! this book is powerful good! I am going to make my daughter read this (not that I would have to "make" her) but it is that good. It is about Slavery, The Underground Railroad, freedom, and choices. It is about a youg boy "coming of age" during the pre-civil war time. His father is an Abolitionist and helps with the Underground Railroad. The boy, Robert, is forced to go with his mom (south) to visit his sick grandfather. Not only do they own slaves but they do not treat them nicely. Robert witnesses things he wishes he hadn't. Then he must choose between his Mother's and Grandfather's ways or his Father's (which at the time was illegal). I cried several times throughout this book, it really moved me.
Contests - Toni, at "A Circle of Books" is giving away 2 copies of "Traveling with Pomegranates" by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor.
Shanyn at "Chick Loves Lit" is giving away - "Ruined" by Paula Morris.
Top 5 - favorite Patrick Swayze Movies (#1 being your favorite). This is a good link to a list of his movies - Swayze Movies
1. Road House
3. Dirty Dancing
4. Red Dawn
5. Point Break