Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Anyway, I am so thankful for my house. And determined to open up the doors more often this year to host family and friends.
Enjoy some before/after photos:
Courtesy of Callapidder Days....my list of books to read between Sep 23 and Dec 21. Doubt I will make it through them all, but who knows? A few are loaned from my brother-in-law, Phillip, a couple are books that I won throughout the Spring in giveaways by Callapidder Days, the rest are from my friend Allyson who recently moved.
The Last Disciple...Hank Hanegraaff/Sigmund Brouwer
The Historian...Elizabeth Kostova
Over Her Head...Shelley Bates
Hope of Glory...Nicole Petrino-Salter
Tuesdays With Morrie...Mitch Albom
A Bend in the Road...Nicholas Sparks
Cocktails for Three...Madeleine Wickham
Cold Sassy Tree...Olive Ann Burns
Walden and other writings...Henry David Thoreau
Emily Ever After...Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt
The Thief Lord...Cornelia Funke
The Navigator of New York...Wayne Johnston
Red House...Sarah Messer
Valley of the Dolls...Jacqueline Susann
Bergdorf Blondes...Plum Sykes
Shopaholic & Baby...Sophie Kinsella
Family Trust...Amanda Brown
Everyone Worth Knowing...Lauren Weisberger
Friday, September 21, 2007
I finally rented Wild Hogs tonight......and it didn't disappoint. The sight of the motorcycles was enough to keep me interested, but it is really very funny too. Laugh out loud so I can hardly breathe funny at several points. I'd highly recommend it.
While the super Dolby surround sound of a theater probably would have enhanced the beautiful sound of the Harley pipes, watching the movie at home was just as satisfying.
Headed now to finish up laundry, then a good long night of sleep.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thr3e - Ted Dekker
The Innocent - Harlan Coben
Just One Look - Harlan Coben
The Irresistable Revolution - Shane Claiborne
Be watching this weekend for my entry into Fall Into Reading hosted by Callapidder Days. My friend Allyson recently moved and unloaded a lot of books onto my shelves, so I've got quite the list of upcoming books.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I bought my car in November 2000. So, this November will be 7 years that I've had my car. When I renewed the registration, they sent me new license plates. WHY??
I went on another scrapbook retreat this last weekend. And ..... drumroll, please ..... I finished my scrapbook! It started with my surprise 30th birthday party last year, covered my trips to New York and Germany, the purchase of my house last fall, and Christmas. Yay!! Now, I just have to decide if I have enough scrapbook-worthy things going on to start another.....or just come up with other projects for retreats.
My favorite part of these retreats is just being able to sit around a visit with these ladies from church that have become such mentors and friends. Church can be so hectic trying to chase kids, meet commitments, etc that it is hard to have time to really visit. These retreats provide hours and hours to talk, laugh, cry, and share with each other. It is so good.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Then over the weekend, I have been creating a quote canvas to hang in my dining room. I had never painted on canvas before, so it was a unique experience. It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I spent about 20 minutes priming the canvas with gesso on Friday night, spend about 30 minutes Saturday night rolling on the background color, and only about an hour today painting the words. I'm pleased with the result - no it is not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good for a novice!
I'm planning to do another canvas for Christmas decorations and swap them out.
Now, to sit and rest for a few minutes before I head out to my small group.....