WHAT'S HAPPENING - My Mom-in-Law is out of the hospital. And she is so happy! She is still on a clear liquid diet for a couple days, then she can slowly start adding foods. She says she is in no real pain, just uncomfortable and gets tired (which is to be expected). Thank you all for your concern and prayers.
I am so glad to get Halloween out of the way. You all know that is not my favorite (non)-holiday. I call it a non-holiday because I don't think it should considered a real holiday. Now - can we get on to Thanksgiving please! I love Thanksgiving and I don't think enough emphasis is put on that Holiday. It is a real Holiday. And did you know it is the only Holiday that is solely celebrated by America? Oops I better not say that too loud or the gov. will try to take that away from us too! You know, we might be offending someone.
So lets hear some Thanksgiving plans. What do you do for Thanksgiving? Do you cook, do you go away, do you cook and take it somewhere?
My MIL and I take turns and this year it is my turn, so I will host it at my house and I will be cooking all the "big stuff" the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. And the MIL will be bringing the extras - squash, rolls, pie, relish tray, cranberry sauce, corn, etc. It is a good system for us, it works.
The cold weather has settled in, I needed to wear my heavy coat, hat and gloves today.
Amaz. Race - non-elimination round, no one goes home.
Survivor - Whoa Marty - you are one lucky dude! According to the previews, this week is the merge. So maybe Marty will luck again and not go home.
DWTS - Audrina goes home.
The Good Wife is getting really "good"! anybody else watch this show? It is a courtroom drama type show with family drama and politics thrown in.
KNITTING - I think I am going to knit my self a new hat. I am finishing up the hubby's socks, should be done by his birthday (Nov. 9th).
BOOKS - I forgot to mention the winner of "An Amish Christmas" is -
Shelley, please contact me with your mailing address so I can get this book out to you.
Read "The Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks (4 stars), This is a Historical fiction based on fact. It takes place during the 1600's in England during the year of the Plague! Slow in some spots, but very good in most of it. Very graphic, not for people who are squeamish. I love that kind of stuff and I even went "eeew" in spots.
Read "Turtle Moon" by Alice Hoffman. Great book 4 1/2 stars! This book was about so many things.
It was about a murdered woman and a missing baby.
It was about a 12 yr old boy who saved the baby and ran away with her, but also witnessed the murder.
It was about Lucy, the boys mother, who tries to find the murderer to clear her son's name.
It was about Julian, the cop who is assigned to the case (he has a past! don't they all?)
It was about Miss Giles who takes in the boy and baby to protect them from the bad guy (she has a past too).
It was about Bobby, Julian's cousin who died in an accident when they were teenagers and who is now a ghost "The Angel" and can't leave the tree where the accident happened.
It was about Shannon, a teenager who "The Angel" falls in love with.
And it was about a town in FL that goes kind of crazy every May. When the turtles come out to find their way to the ocean, all kinds of strange things happen.
A Sea of Books - "Oogy, the dog only a family could love" by Larry Levin, this is an Audiobook (2 copies).
A Sea of Books - "The Brave" by Nicholas Evans, 2 copies - Audiobooks
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