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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Where Am I?

Uh, hmm. So I had all of these great plans for the weekend and some of them happened but most of the ones involving books, reading and getting ahead did not.

That said, I did . . .

. . . have a date night out with my husband. (We went to go see a somewhat local production of The King and I which was remarkably well done and great fun.)

. . . provided lunch for a crew of friends who were helping some friends move into a new (and magical!) house (that I love)! Very happy for their blessing of a new (fabulous) home. I look forward to spending time there.

. . . canned 13 jars of pickles with my husband. (Overkill.) We also tackled 25 lbs. of tomatoes. And we're still married, yes, we are!

. . . had an outrageous attack of allergies - which I have never had before. So right now I'm holing up indoors, medicated, and trying to remember not to open any doors to the outside.

Since nothing happened on the reading front this weekend, I'll point you to some that I wrote for 5 Minutes for Books which have appeared over there within the last few months. (I'll point you to my favorites at any rate!)



Review of Hank the Cowdog


Please tell me you've read Hank. If not, please tell me that you will give it very serious consideration! I read this one several months back with the Bookworms, but just never got around to posting about it. Until now. Over at 5 Minutes for Books.

By the way and for the record, Bookworm2 just walked up to the computer and saw this picture of Hank. His response? "Oh, he's a funny, funny dog!" A ringing endorsement!




Review of Where's Waldo: The Search for Lost Things


I can't say I'm a big fan of Where's Waldo because some of the illustrations are inappropriate for young kids, in my opinion. (I refer to the scantily clad females I've seen in some pictures.) However, I didn't see anything that bothered me in this new puzzle book which features Waldo and his friends. I've set aside my review copy of this book to give to Bookworm1 when he's ready for it.



Review of The Backyard Homestead


Months (and months) ago, I mentioned that I had received a copy of The Backyard Homestead and liked it. I shared my garden-ish thoughts in this review. You'll have to excuse me if I am amused by my own gardening skills (or lack thereof). Up until this year, I've killed everything that I've ever tried to grow. The tide has turned and our thumbs seem to be turning a shade of light green. (And as for our zucchini plants?! We planted FOUR but only one has lived and is producing. It is enough.)

;)

8 comments:

Diary of an Autodidact said...

"Shall we dance?" Rodgers and Hammerstein are so much fun to play. Good to hear that at least you got your date.

Stephanie said...

Dates are good. Allergies are bad. That's all. :)

*carrie* said...

Wow, that's a lot of pickles! About 13 jars too many for our family--ha.

Never heard of Hank?!

So sorry to hear about the allergies. I never used to have them, either, but they've grown increasingly worse the last few years. I can tell you about a couple things I've found some relief with if you're interested.

That homestead book is very intriguing--will have to see if our library has it.

Cassandra said...

Hurray for zucchini!! What are you doing with the fruits of your labors? I discovered that I actually like it diced up on salads. I never knew it was good raw! How odd... ;)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Dates, lunch for friends, busy-ness of life--all good things, even if you didn't get to do much reading. :-)

Yes, we like Hank around here--a lot! :-)

Barbara H. said...

The date sounds fun!

I had not heard of Hank when my guys were younger, so we missed him completely.

BerlinerinPoet said...

I could eat that many pickles by myself.
Hooray for date nights! And I sympathize with your not reading all that you had set out to read.

Krista said...

I've never tried canning pickles, the ones my husband's grandfather gave us that were overdosed in garlic turned me off to that... I'll take mine store bought!
However, we do can lots of other things and amazingly enough we have some of the best conversations while canning. Even if we do notoriously end up finishing at 3am!

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