Monday, February 16, 2009

She Crafts - She Just Doesn't Post

Don't worry little blog - I have NOT forgotten you. I am just exploring my options. OK - I'm using Facebook - a little - not much - it's just so quick and easy.

I was telling my friend Angela (as we've fallen off the email wagon) that Facebook:email as email:letter writing. While I'm sure she is terribly impressed with my SAT style analogy, we agree that it's funny in a "sad but true" kind of way.

I'm busy and having fun and here's some photographic evidence - CRAFTY photos - (I don't post those other kind)

Crafty 2009

I'll keep you posted!


Sunday, February 15, 2009


Cat In The Bag?

I've heard of letting the cat OUT of the bag, but this is just crazy!

I'll keep you posted!


Monday, February 09, 2009

Communing with Nature

Sweetwater 2-8-09

We had a great time hiking in the woods (yes I hiked in actual woods). I like nature this time of year. It was about 70, but because it's still February - there's no pollen and no bugs! WooHoo - that's the kind of nature I can handle!

I'll keep you posted!


Saturday, February 07, 2009

In a Book - or 12 or 13

That's where I've been. Well there and crafting, but more on that another day.

I've been reading LOTS lately and between that, hitting a groove with homeschooling, the kids activities, and more - I've neglected my poor little blog. I'll correct that in short order, but for now back to books.

So far this year I've read:

Knit Two - Kate Jacobs which felt sort of forced - glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying it.

The Quilter's Apprentice - Jennifer Chiaverini charming and interesting - this was recommended by several friends and I'm glad I finally checked it out.

You're Broke Because You Want to Be - Larry Winget - interesting and in your face - Larry's not for everyone - I liked it and while it didn't really tell me much new - I liked the format and the "swift kick" attitude.

Financial Peace Revisited - Dave Ramsey - Dave's stuff is sound advice. I liked this edition as it had "looking back" perspective added.

Shut Up, Stop Whining, & Get a Life - Larry Winget - Again - Larry's NOT for everyone, but I am SO on the same page with most of his thinking.

Round Robin - Jennifer Chiaverini - as charming as the first and I am looking forward to the third book of the Elm Creek series.

Go Green, Live Rich - David Bach - Most I already knew, but it's always good to be reminded.

A Sister's Secret - Wanda Brunstetter - I love these books - they are interesting and wholesome - very refreshing - usually what I read after I've read several Alex Cross book in a row - to restore my faith in humanity and balance out the heinous images.
A Sister's Test - Wanda Brunstetter
A Sisters Hope - Wanda Brunstetter

Things I Learned From Knitting - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee - Always funny and fun to read. I'll have to see if "Free Range" is available at the library or from a friend.

A Wife After God's Own Heart - Elizabeth George - While I don't agree with everything I realize that more is required of me and I apprecited the timing and material.

Cat & Mouse - James Patterson - Book 4 of the Alex Cross series. Better than some and I like the series so I'll keep reading them for a while.

What are you reading? Please share in the comments and let me know what you think of the books?