Tuesday, November 30, 2010


It's rather dreary today. Cloudy and rainy. Maybe it'll clear off soon.

Monday, November 29, 2010


"A Virtuous Woman" by Kaye Gibbons
Product Description(Amazon.com)
When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was 20 and he was 40. She was the daughter of Carolina gentry. He was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.
# Paperback: 176 pages
# Publisher: Vintage (November 5, 1997)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0375703063
# ISBN-13: 978-0375703065

MY THOUGHTS: I like the way this book is written. Each person, Jack and Ruby, are telling the story. You get different views of each of their lives. How they meet, their life together, and Ruby's illness. You see Ruby has Cancer. So they are telling the story of her life. I would really recommend this book, it's really easy to read. I got hooked as soon as I started reading it. Couldn't put it down.


Sunday, November 28, 2010


"The Summoning" by Kelley Armstrong
Product Description(Amazon.com)
My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.
All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.
Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me.
# Reading level: Young Adult
# Paperback: 416 pages
# Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 31, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0061450545
# ISBN-13: 978-0061450549

MY THOUGHTS: This is a new author for me. I read about this book at someone's blog and it sounded really good, so I put it on my TBR list. It is really a good book. It's also a series of books. The Awakening, The Reckoning, The Gathering are the ones in the series. The Gathering is due out in 2011. Chloe starts seeing strange things and freaks out in school. They sent her to a house for disturbed teens. But something isn't right. Chloe finds out about all the different kids there and their "special" powers. Then all hell breaks loose. Chloe, Rae, Derek, and Simmon are on the run. And do they get caught? Does Chloe find her "special" power and how to use it? You'll have to read the book to find out the answers to these questions.


Saturday, November 27, 2010


Went to see my new Great Nephews yesterday. They are twins and were born November 11. Their names are Hunter and Hayden. This is the whole family.

I could only tell them apart because of the different color of blanket. They so much alike.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving? Got your menu made out? Have all your supplies bought? Ready to cook?

I have all my supplies. I'm going to start cooking this evening. I'll be doing my pies and turkey tonight. As well as Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs. My sister and her family will be coming in tonight or early tomorrow. And I want to visit not be cooking all day. So will get the majority of the cooking done tonight.

I thought I would share my recipe for Pumpkin Pie. It's really yummy! I usually make 4 of them and believe me they don't last long.


4 Eggs
1 – 29 oz. can Pumpkin
1 ½ C. Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
½ teaspoon Cloves
2 – 13 oz. cans Evaporated Milk
4 – 9 inch Pie Shells

In a large bowl, mix all the above ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shells. Sprinkle tops with Cinnamon. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake another 45 minutes.

When knife is inserted in center and comes out clean, remove pies and cool.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Late last night we had a rip roaring thunderstorm pass through. Lighting, thunder, wind and rain. In late November!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010


The two most important people in my life right now are my new and first grandbabies. I've waited years for them. I never really thought I'd have any grandchildren. Then these two came along, it's like a miracle. If your wondering why I keep saying they, it's because they are twins. They are now 4 months old and growing like weeds.



Sunday, November 21, 2010


This is my hubby, Thomas. He's holding Luke while I fix him a bottle. These have only been re-sized.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
Product Description(Amazon.com)
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
# Paperback: 600 pages
# Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard (June 23, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0307454541
# ISBN-13: 978-0307454546

MY THOUGHTS: This is my book clubs pick for November. It has also been on my TBR list for ages. So when the chit chat at book club came around to this book, I jumped on it. I must say I was a little disappointed when I started reading the book. It's really slow and filled with so much info I got lost at first. Then finally it got going. What was confusing was all the info about Wennerstrom. But I really enjoyed the book. It is written with every detail that could possibly have to do with the story line plus more. Now I've got to read the other 2 books in this series. They will go on my TBR list. The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson


Monday, November 15, 2010


I got some crocheting done this past week. An Afghan I was working on. I also got my yarn stash cleaned out and organized by color.

This is my drawer that all the odds and ends goes into. Yarn that doesn't have enough to make anything with. It will go into a Afghan one of these days.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


This is Luke. Him and his sister Bella are trying to sit up, kind of. They are 4 months old now. I sat Luke in the corner of the couch and put pillows around him.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


The picture tells it all.

Friday, November 12, 2010


My niece Megan and her hubby David had their twin babies yesterday afternoon.

Hayden - 5lb.12oz.-3:13pm
Hunter - 4lb.14oz.-3:17pm

Thursday, November 11, 2010


This is a picture of my sister Cindy, brother Victor and baby sister Tina. It was taken in the early the late 60's or early 70's.

This is all of us together. It was a group picture of us and a gift to our parents. The top row from left to right..................


Bottom row from left to right......................


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I finished my orange and brown Ripple Afghan. It's on the living room couch now.

I have gotten one of the Ripple Afghans out of the box that I started a couple years ago. I'm now working on it. It is a Candy Stripe Ripple Afghan.

I found this Ripple Afghan pattern at one of my favorite places. They have thousands of FREE patterns. It's Crochet Pattern Central. The pattern for the Ripple Afghan is there also. Just click on the links and you will go right there. I changed the size of the needle from a "G" to and "I". I like working with a large needle because my fingers don't hurt as much.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


"Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox" by Tim Ostermeyer

Product Description(Amazon.com)
When two young foxes set out to explore the forest, they encounter all kinds of creatures. Some of them are friendly, while others would like nothing more than to eat the two young explorers! Rusty and Ginger may be able to outfox bears, bobcats, cougars, and wolves, but can they unlock the mysterious box that awaits them on Treasure Island? And will the little girls they meet there turn out to be friends or foes?

Join Rusty and Ginger as they travel through the woods. Author Tim Ostermeyer's beautiful wildlife photography provides a fox's-eye view of the forest. With a charming story to guide the way, and a fact page of wildlife information for every animal introduced in the book, readers can explore nature alongside Rusty and Ginger.
# Reading level: Ages 4-8
# Hardcover: 48 pages
# Publisher: Synergy Books (November 23, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0984504001
# ISBN-13: 978-0984504008

MY THOUGHTS: Really great children's book. The pictures are awesome! Any child would love having this book read to them and to look at the great pictures.


[This is a free review book.]

Monday, November 8, 2010


Baby's are always looking up. So they are the perfect subject for this challenge. Bella is suppose to be taking a nap. But of course she isn't, she's looking up at everything in her view. Which at the time was me with the camera.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This picture is of Heather, she's the mother of our twin grandbabies. Heather doesn't like to have her picture taken. She usually makes funny faces when you take one of her. But this one I caught her napping with Luke on the couch.

Friday, November 5, 2010


I finally got some pretty good pictures of the twins together, kind of. It was really hard to get them to look at me so I could get their faces. They kept getting distracted by everything. But their little faces are so full of expression.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This is our wood stove we use for our heat. It kind of looks old fashioned in Sepia.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I got a couple scrapbook pages done this week.

This is Bella smiling.

This is Tommy with Bella at the computer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I got some pictures of Thomas and Luke last night. They were laying on the couch and Luke was "talking" to Grandpa.