SPRING!!!! I think its here!
Snow dogs on the Iditarod trail near the Takotna checkpoint on Thursday. Isn't this the cutest picture?
What's happening - OK, I think I can say it now - spring spring spring spring spring. Last week was absolutely gorgeous! It was in the 50's all week and one day it even got up to 67! This next week is suppose to be mild not as great as last week, but I'll take it. Low 50's the beginning of the week and high 50's by the end.
Update on the Iditarod - my man Lance Mackey is in the lead! Woot woot! With Jeff King close behind.
I went to the evening "Contemporary Worship Service" at church again and really enjoyed it. The pastor said they are going to do it twice a month from now on, so I am going to make an effort to go everytime.
I cleaned out my fishtank. I took everything out, everything! threw out everything except the fish. Got all new stuff, rocks, plants, gravel, and... even a couple new fish and a FROG!!!! The fish are male and female and are "live bearers" which there is a chance they might have babies in my tank.
Dirty fish tank, EWWWWW!
Clean fish tank, AHHHHH! Isn't it pretty? I love the look of the bigger stones on the bottom.
That's the frog in the back. It is hard to get a good picture of him, he likes to hide.
LOST- Alright not quite so confused, but still a lot of unanswered questions. The highlight moment of the show - when Ben gave up the chance to further his own career to help the future of a student. OK, I still hate him, but that was an "AWWW" moment.
American Idol- OH MY GOSH!!!!! Are you kidding me? You sent Lilly home before that child - Katie? And I also think Todrick should have stayed over Andrew, but that's just me. Two of my girls got sent home.
My picks - Girls - Crystal, Didi, Katelyn, Lilly, Guys - Lee, Casey (Duh!), Michael, Tyler
Survivor- Woot woot! Goodbye Tom! Phew! That was a close one. James was injured and almost went home but the vote came through. Both Tom and Colby were JERKS this week! Colby goes home next. That's my call.
Mercy- Wow! One of the saddest and most shocking endings I have seen! I was sobbing (good thing my husband was asleep).
The Good Wife- What's going to happen to the firm, will they bring on another partner, if so - who?
Amazing Race- Joe and Heidi go home.
Knitting - Finished my slippers I was making for myself. I started making some felted clogs. If they turn out I will make some for Christmas.
Finished clog before felting.
Compare the size of the unfelted clog next to the slipper.
Books I have read - Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq, by - Dr. Chris Coppola. 4 stars.
The fierce, true-life account of United States Air Force pediatric surgeon Lt. Col. Dr. Chris Coppola, this book describes his experiences through two deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom inside a military trauma hospital at Balad Air Base, just 49 miles north of Baghdad.
I am very surprised that I liked this book as much as I did. I usually do not like anything Political, about Government, or war. That all being said, I did like this book! I was VERY graphic, every gory detail was told (which I love, LOL). It was not too technical. I think he may have tried to keep it easy to read so more people would enjoy it. It was actually a lot like the TV show - MASH, only in Iraq. This my Country read for March. On the left on my blog, on the sidebar, there is a new section where I put my "12 Countries in 12 Months" reading challenge.
I also read - "Switchcraft", by Mary Castillo. Sadly, only 3 stars. This book was confusing at best. At first, I thought it was just me but it became apparent through the book that the whole thing was confusing. It was about two friends (one married with a baby, the other single and owns a boutique). They go to a retreat and meet with a Guru, during meditation the two girls switch bodies. They can not be switched back until the next full moon (one month from now). So they have live as each other for one month. The book actually got real god in the middle but then had a real crappy ending and just spoiled it for me.
If I ever read a book just because of the title or cover picture, this would be it! Doesn't it have a great cover and title. I don't know if I will ever read it or not, but... maybe.
Contests - Dar at Peeking Between the Pages is giving away 2 copies of Magnolia Wednesdays, by Wendy Wax. It sounds like a really good book, and I am not just partial because of the first name thing.
Top 5 - favorite vacations you have taken
1. Visiting my mom (in MN and TN)
2. Dallas, TX (love Dallas, would love to live there)
3. Washington DC (great vacation! lots to do, loved the Smithsonian!)
4. Boston, MA (great city, very pretty, lots of shopping, the harbor, cobblestone)
5. PA (going to Cabela's, Hawk MT, Going down in the coal mine, riding on a steam train)