Maybe you should sit down before reading this blog!


                                              Before -
                             After!!! - (yep, that's me)

She cut off a good 12", I still have the braid. I am going to try to donate it to "Locks of Love".

I am donating my hair in loving memory of my friend Robin, who died 2 1/2 yrs ago from what started as breast Cancer and spread through her body.

What's happening - I get my eggs from a friend. Her 9 yr. old daughter is taking care of the hens, gathering the eggs, and selling them. She is home schooled and this is a good learning tool for her. She is also learning about "tithing" to the church with her own money. So... this last dozen eggs I received a little surprise! -
 A " happy egg"! Maybe he is happy because the hens are raised humanely, free range with no chemicals! These are drug free eggs. And we all know "Drug free" means Happiness!

***I have been thinking about having two separate blogs - one for personal (photos, what's happening, etc.) and one for book reviews and giveaways (this was urged by my daughter). What do you guys think? You all would be invited to visit both. Would it be less confusing to just have 2? and would you really visit both? Please let me know what you think.

TV -
Survivor - Bye Jimmy J. Never really liked him as a coach anyway! Go Marty!!!
DWTS - Really mad about Michael Bolton going home! I know he sucked but.... still liked him. Still in love with Jenn Gray. Still get a tear in my eye when I watch her dance!
Glee - was awesome! I hate Brittany Spears but the show did her well. It shows you how much talent those actors have if they can make her look good.

Here is my book list so far -
From the library -
"For Keeps" by Natasha Friend
"Hex Hall" by Rachel Hawkins
"The Lighter Side of Life and Death" by  C. K. Kelly Martin
"The Heart is Not a Size" by Beth Kephart
"Freak Magnet" by Andrew Auseon (not sure I'll get this one in time)
From my bookshelves -
"An Amish Christmas" by Cynthia Keller (I have to write a review for this anyway)
"Just Checking" by Emily Colas
All the books I have chosen are either YA or under 250 pages.
Last year I read 1,220 pages, 4 1/2 books, and read for 22.75 hrs reading. I hope to better myself, at least in the number of pages. I'm gonna shoot for 1,500 pages!

A Sea of Books - "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks!!!! Yea!
A Sea of Books - "Room" by Emma Donoghue  (Audio book)
A Sea of Books - "Katie up and Down the Hall" by Glenn Paskin
Chick Lit is NOT dead- giving away a Nook!!!!! for those who have facebook.
At home with Books -  "The Mental Floss History of the United States" by Erik Sass with Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur
Quinn's Essentials - A guest Author is giving away - "Play Fling" by Amber Scott
Don't forget to enter my DVD giveaway! - HERE

TOP 5 - Book websites
1. amazon - the best for reviews!
2. shelfari - great groups you can join for discussions
3. librarything - Great for keeping tract of all your books
4. bookcloseouts - Great deals on new books!
5. paperbackswap - get books for free by earning points for giving away your books, great system

Don't forget to visit Martina's Blog - HERE


  1. Way to go, Wendy! You look great and your friend would be proud. Welcome to the Locks of Love club.

  2. OMG
    You look amazing!
    And younger!
    Fab fab!
    *high five*

    PS Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, and Library Thing are my top ones :)

  3. Your hair looks great!

    We will be heading to the adirondacks soon for a fall trip. We can't wait. Do you have a fall trip planed?

  4. Your hair looks awsome! I love it!

    Two blogs would be a great idea I think.

  5. OMG...Can I just say you took (10) years off your age with just a snip! It looks amazing. I love it.


  6. oh wow, I didn't realize your hair was so long. It looks great short. I'm glad to hear that you are donating!!

  7. Love your hair.....You look so much younger. I like the waves in it too.
    You also look thinner...
    You are looking good daughter!
    Cute eggs.

  8. You look great with your new haircut! I just got my stack of books together for the Read-a-Thon. See you Saturday!