Friday, June 8, 2007
Posted by The Woman at 8:49 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2007
As many of you know, finding time to read (books not blogs) is somewhat of a challenge for me. At the library yesterday, I was perusing the shelves of works written by Kentuckians, and I came across Harriette Arnow's The Dollmaker. It seemed to beckon to me, so, I checked it out. Now, I saw the movie version with Jane Fonda playing the part of Gertie Nevel a long time ago. I can only remember bits and pieces of what I saw. Hoping that it doesn't ruin the experience of reading the book for me! Chuckle.
I also checked out Forever Erma, the best-loved writing of Erma Bombeck and Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I've always loved Erma, and I figured it wouldn't hurt to throw a romance novel into the mix. Haven't read one of those in a looong time. There were days (pre-marriage) that I read quite a few. The heroes were usually lords of the manor masquerading as pirates or highwaymen. Then there was Wulfgar... The Wolf from The Wolf and The Dove by Kathleen Woodweiss. Swoon.
Two diabetic cookbooks round out my library goodies. The Man and I are both struggling in the glucose arena. He began insulin shots this week and is already seeing positive results. I, on the other hand, am staying in the 200s. This is not good. It may have to do with the sinus infection that has reared it's ugly head once again. Blech. We both go to the doctor tomorrow. I will be finding out the numbers of my bloodwork taken Monday. Pray?
This afternoon will begin the summer reading program. The librarian told me that there have been only four sign-ups in The Kid's age group. This should be interesting... The Kid, of course, is on her head. I've only been asked about it one hundred times, and it's only 9:30. The program doesn't start until 4:00! I'm wondering if it'll be better than the last one. Sigh.
Posted by The Woman at 9:12 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The game is SCATTERGORIES, and it’s harder than it looks!
Here are the rules:
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things…NOTHING made up! If you can’t think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have fun!
My name begins with: L
1. Famous Singer/Band: Los Lobos
2. 4 letter word: Lime
3. Street: Lara Lane
4. Color: Lavender
5. Gifts/Presents: Lace handkerchiefs
6. Vehicle: Limousine
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Lighters
8. Boy Name: Lawrence
9. Girl Name: Lila
10. Movie Title: Last of the Mohicans
11. Drink: Lemonade
12. Occupation: Lawyer
13. Celebrity: Liza Minnelli
14. Magazine: Life
15. U.S. City: Laramie, Texas
16. Pro Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Lost car keys
19. Something You Throw Away: Lint from the clothes dryer
20. Things You Shout: Later tater!
21. Cartoon Character: Little Lotta
Now, how many points did I rack up? Anyone else playing?
Posted by The Woman at 8:08 AM
Monday, June 4, 2007
The toilet seal in the bathroom has gone kaput. Sigh. Yesterday, as The Kid and I sat in the truck waiting for The Man to get a new one in Lowes, I noticed that my five senses were suddenly all awhirl at the same time!
Touch - A nice breeze, cooled from a brief rainshower
Taste - Flavor crystals from peppermint gum bursting in my mouth
Smell - Delicious aromas wafting from several fast food places
Sight - Do-it-yourselfers. Lugging everything from flower pots to lumber. There are whole houses in Lowes, just waiting to be built...
Sound - The Kid grumbling from the back seat, "Lowe's is a toy store for daddies. NOT for little girls!" From the mouths of babes... ROFL
Posted by The Woman at 8:12 AM