Monday, February 6, 2017

For today...

Outside…
1degree, and dull,

Thinking…
I would like to be a sucess at applying my baseboards today...

Thankful…
My good health,

Reading…
Fear the Worst, Linwood Barclay

Listening To…
the weather report...

Watching…
I've been hooked on Father Brown mysteries of late, don't know how many were actually made, but so far enjoyable.

Hoping…
To finish some memory boxes for our upcoming meeting.  The group I belong to paints memory boxes for our Children's Hospital, these boxes are given to parents of children who die, with small items of the child's.

Learning…
that I'm not as young as I use to be

Food/Fitness…
I'm trying really hard to eat more vegetables, and walk more often

In The Kitchen…
stir fried chicken and peppers

Today’s To-Do List…
apply baseboards to the walls that I have painted and put furniture back in place, 2 walls to do and 2 more to paint and ...

One of my favorite things:
  a good cup of tea

Pin It & Do It…

I pin so many things,  I need to do some research but I'd love to attach my downspout to my rain barrel and make it o.k. for winter.
 
Looking forward to…
a finished basement, it's a long way off, but getting closer everyday.
 
A favorite quote…
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
 
From the camera….

my beautiful niece and new nephew...

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Art of Racing in the Rain...

I just finished another book off my shelves.  Amazing.  What a good story, makes me want to get out there and get me a dog.



from Amazon.ca
Enzo knows he's different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by watching TV and listening to his master, Denny Swift, an up0and-coming race car driver- Art of Racing in the Rain (Front Flap)

Enzo is convinced that he will come back in his next life as a man. On the last night of his death, he looks back on his life and the struggles that Denny had. The loss of his wife Eve and the custody battle for his daughter Zoe, against Eve's wealthy parents. Enzo knows that he did his part to reunite the family and has the hope that Denny can still become a champion race car driver.



I can tick off one of my Challenges, in the What's in the Name Challenge,

A number in numbers:
 
A building:


A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it:


A compass direction :

An item/items of cutlery:

A title in which at least two words share the same first letter:

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

It's Monday, What are you Reading...

 It's Monday, What are you Reading is hosted by The Book Date. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

 from jacket, of the book I own.

Seventeen-year-old Sydney Blake’s summer is shaping up to be typical for a teenager: she’s spending it with her father, and she has landed a part-time job at a local hotel. One night, Syd fails to come home from her shift, and her father Tim is a bit alarmed. However, that alarm turns to full-on panic after he visits the Just Inn Time hotel and the manager claims that Syd has never worked there. Grilling his daughter’s friends for clues leads Tim nowhere — except to threats against his life — and as he frantically chases every lead, 

I've only just begun reading this one, so not much to report, but within the prologue you get :"hooked".

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday Snapshot...

so glad he's feeling better, it was a tense New Years Eve...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Teaser Tuesday...


Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

from Dead Cold, Louise Penny

Had CC de Poitiers known she was going to be murdered she might have bought her husband, Richard, a Christmas gift.  She might even have gone to her daughter's end of term pageant at Miss Edwards's School for Girls, or 'girth' as CC liked to tease her expansive daughter. Had CC de Poitiers know the end was near she might have been at work instead of in the cheapest room the Ritz in Montreal had to offer.

I'm still reading Dead Cold, no reflection on the book,. Just when I'm not feeling well, I can't seem to focus on a book. AND I really love this opening paragraph. 

Hope your reading week is great, I'm sitting down today and finishing this book.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year 2017


Well it's 2017.  I usually take part in a writers prompt, even if it's just to practice writing, often not posted here or anywhere.  Well Mama Kat certainly got my title for me. Prompt 3. If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?

Well the above picture is pretty much what my basement looked like.  I had a pipe burst, it rained all over my furnace, so that had to come off, and all over my laundry and my whole room.   I swept like the best little sweeper you could imagine to get as much water down the drain as possible.  So I sure hope that my future year is not going to be this wet.

and then in the middle of all this...
my beautiful cat is sick,  we thought this was the beginning of the end.  Well he's bounced back, hopefully for good.  Perhaps he was just doing a cleanse.  He hadn't eaten for a full week, just small amounts of water... he even looked like he had a headache.  All I could think of was "what was I going to do with a dead animal on New Years Eve".  So in the end it's the beginning of a great year, my cat is well, my floor in the basement is sparkling clean, all that hot water... and Handy Andy has agreed to put in a new drain/ $$$$ finally. 






Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Salon... Dead Cold

I've read a number of Louise Penny's books, and decided that I should begin at the beginning in order to spend more time with Inspector Gamache.   So while I've only just begun,  I look forward to the finding of the dead body.   Isn't that awful.  Anxiously awaiting  the Inspector.  Happy reading.