Sunday, February 5, 2012


The weather:::
We had a storm blow into our area which has resulted in some gloomy weather this weekend.  Earlier this week, we had highs of 65 and it got quite warm around here. It's funny how fast things can change, last year at this time we had a massive blizzard and this time it's warm and nice outside. I'm starting to think that spring will be coming early this year and we will end up with no snow days.

On my reading pile::: 
I discovered a brand new author this week, I have been reading her books all week long. She has two different types of books written for young adults. One of her group of books are fictional historical novels and the other group are for teenage girls. Her historical novels are super good and interesting. The teenage girl books are good but deal with alot of hard issues.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Fever 1793-a great book about the Yellow Fever outbreak in Philadelphia in 1793! I somehow missed this piece of information from History class in school. A real eye opener plus the pages flew by so fast. A nice quick read.

Chains-is a fictional historical novel about a young slave girl at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The author does a great job incorporating small tib-bits of historical facts thru out the book. This is a trilogy set, I'm already working on the second book in the series called "Forge"!

Forge-the second book in the series about slavery in the Revolutionary War.

Speak-Another great book, it's a hard book to read but I thought the message at the end of the book was really powerful. Yes, the book is predictable but I still enjoyed it. I just found out that it was turned into a movie. I might have to see, if I can find it online to watch it.

On my TV:::

Mcleod's Daughters-the greatest drama ever filmed on the face of the earth. I love this show, it's about sister's running a ranch in Australia.

Antique Roadshow-I know but it's really informational and intersting. I usually watch this show while I'm busy sewing.

New recipes I tried this week:::

 Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken-two thumbs up, everyone loved it!

Pepperoni Pasta Salad -for this recipe, I just used all the veggies I had in the fridge which is a great way to use all of those leftover veggies from the past week.

On my to do list:::
Sewing-I'm going to start working on sewing a crazy quilt using all of my leftover scraps!
Finishing up my crochet ruffle scraf
Finishing up my knitted dishrags
Grocery Shopping on Thursday
Haircut on Tuesday
Leah has to get busy making her own valentine's cards for school
I'm planning on running on Mon/Wed

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Finishing up my Daisy Square pillow, decided to make a felt back for it.
Some more sewing, not sure what yet. I need to find some new sewing projects for the baby. If you haven't heard yet, we are having a little girl!

Looking around the house:::
Leroy and the kids are busy sorting thru their coins and trying to find new ones to add to their coin collections. Leroy's Ipad is making all kinds of noises, I'm assuming Landon is playing a game on it. Landon was really upset that we asked him to take a shower this morning. He stormed off saying that showers are the worst thing ever. He hates to wash his hair, you would of thought we were the worst parents ever.... Leah just finished with her bath and is happily skipping around the house. Now, it's time to waste until it's time to go to church. I hate this afternoon church schedule, I can't wait to go back to the morning schedule!

Anyways, it was great week! Lots of sunshine plus we found out the sex of the baby! Another girl!!!!!!!!!! Now, the fun part coming up with a name that we all can agreed upon. I really like the name Lydia Rose but everyone else wants to go with Luci! Anyways, I will have the final say in the matter....hee hee!


Terri said...

Her book Wintergirls is also very good. It is a tough subject though, very powerful message about eating disorders.

Kerri said...

Wintergirls was a really good book. If you liked her other books you are sure to like it too. I think she has an amazing way with words!

Lara said...

Ok, I just finished Wintergirls and I really enjoyed it. It's a hard topic but the author does a great job with the subject. Thanks, Cousins!