The view from our barn property (down the road from where we live).
There will be no picnicking today!
What's happening - There was no school last week so I had kids all week. Well I got off easy on this one because it really ended up two kids for 2 days and only one for 2 days!
My hubby has been gone most of the week. He has been working in the hills of PA. He always calls me a couple times every day. We just recently got "unlimited texting" added to his phone (I've always had it) so we also text several times during the day.
I won a great giveaway! Author - Caridad Pineiro has won several awards and honors for her writing. From her contest, I won 2 books, a great t-shirt, AND a $25.00 gift card for Bath and Body Works!!! Isn't that awesome? I've never read anything by her. It looks like she writes a lot of Paranormal romance. Hmmm should be interesting! I'll let you know. In the mean time check out her website.
TV- American Idol has chosen their final 24! Of course I don't agree with some they have chosen and some they have let go! But that is always the case. I actually think Ellen is a nice addition as a judge. She is nice and funny and I just really did not like Paula!!!!!
Survivor is great! Heroes vs. Villains, it is so exciting! Ashley and I find ourselves riveted, literally screaming at the TV.
LOST is back for their final season. And Holy crap! Is it intense! I don't get half of it but it is intense, LOL. I always say - don't try to understand it, just watch and enjoy. I don't think it is suppose to make sense.
The Olympics have been great too! The US is up to 6-Gold, 6-Silver, and 8-Bronze, that's 20 total so far! I love the snowboarding. Shawn White took gold and one of my favorites - Scotty Lago took Bronze.
In the 1000m speed skating- Shani Davis took Gold!!! Downhill Alpine skiing an injured Lindsy Vonn took Gold (how exciting). And surprising even me - Evan Lysacek took Gold for figure skating!
Knitting - Finished the shawl. Here is a link to the pattern - Blue jeans lace leaf shawl
Isn't it beautiful? It wouldn't be half as pretty if I hadn't used that gorgeous yarn from Ruth at The Yarnarian. Please check out her site and beautiful hand dyed yarns!
Books I have read - "Double Trouble" by-Susan May Warren (will review on Tues. and a giveaway!)
*Dar at Peeking Through the Pages is having several giveaways!
- three copies of "This One is Mine" by Maria Semple
- three copies of "The Girl She Used to be" by David Cristofano
- three copies of "Apologize, Apologize" by Elizabeth Kelly
Phew! Way to go Dar, thanks!
*Juju at Tales of Whimsy is having a great giveaway - shelves!
*Toni at A circle of Books is giving away 2 books - "Last Snow" & "First Daughter" both by Eric Van Lustbader. She is also giving away - 3 copies of the audio CD's of "Black Hills" by Dan Simmons.
Top 5 - Think spring! If you had a veg. garden and could only grow 5 things -
2. green beans