Rose breasted Nuthatch.
White breasted nuthatch.
Another Martina picture.
New country singer, Josh Thompson. Where have you been all my life????
What's happening -OK, I want you all to scroll down to the post "Still Holiday-ing" click on the comments and see where Caroline Leavitt, the Author of "Girls in Trouble" commented on my Blog!!!!!!!! Wow, I am so honored! Thank you Caroline for reading my blog! I look forward to reading more books by you.
I seriously thought I had put my cordless house phone through the washing machine. You all know I have a bad habit of leaving it in strange places all over the house. I took it upstairs with me to get some dirty laundry. I stuck the phone in the basket on top of the clothes to walk downstairs. I went in the laundry room and threw the clothes in the washer. When I was in the living room and wanted to make a call I couldn't find the phone. All of the sudden, remembering where I had it last, I gasped! and ran into the laundry room. I just stared at the washer listening for a chunk, clunk, but didn't hear any. I looked up into the basket and there it was! It must have fallen to the bottom when I threw in the clothes, phew! Close call! I really have to stop doing that.
My sister (and the whole family!) came over on Sat. There were 13 total (including kids). My sister roasted a turkey and brought it with her! When she and her boyfriend got here she just took over my kitchen, I LOVED it! I told her she can come over and cook for me anytime. It was a good day, I think everyone had fun.
I have two books coming for book reviews, so look for them in the near future.
one is -"The Choice" by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
And the other one -"The Long Way Home" by Andrew Klavan.
Knitting - Here are some pictures I have been promising you. This is some stuff I made for Christmas.
Small purse I made for my sister.
Felted purses for my daughter and one niece.
Leg warmers for my daughter. These were a real pain in the neck! I almost quit after the first one. I am so glad she loves them.
Books I have read -"Bookends" by Jane Green, Let me start by saying as a rule I do not like British books. I haven't found one yet that I liked, although I do keep trying. After this one, I think I will just give up! There just wasn't much happening here. This book reminded me very much of the TV show "Friends" while it worked on TV, it made for a really dull book. It was just kind ho hum everyday boring stuff until the very last 1/6 of the book. Then finally something exciting was happening. I would give the whole first 5/6 a 2 star rating and the ending a 4, so that averages to a 3, and I am being generous. Other people liked this book, I just didn't. AND while I love listening to a British accent I hate reading it! I swear some of the time I had no idea what they were talking about. Like - How are we Americans suppose to know that "The tube" is the train/subway? Here in America "the tube" is slang for TV. It took me a while to figure that one out. So stuff like that really throws off the plot.
Contests - Dar from Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a copy of "The Little Giant of Aberdeen County" by Tiffany Baker, sound like a really great book, it has gotten real good reviews! So go check it out!
A Sea of Books is giving away 5 copies of "Prime-Time Health" by William Sears, MD, it looks like it could be a very interesting book!
Toni at A Circle of Books is giving away a copy of "The Little Giant of Aberdeen" by Tiffany Baker also! So you will have lots of chances to win this book!
Top 5 - Sayings that you use all the time (please NO swear words).
1. "Oh my word!"
2. "Oh for heavens sake"
3. "Oh crap"
5. "No way!"