Saturday, January 30, 2010

January Update

I have had a great time visiting with family this month. My daughter and her family came to visit from GA. This is me with 3 of my granddaughters. They are 6, 5 and 4 with actually only a year and a half between them. They are so fun at this age.


Cousins
My hubby celebrated a birthday this month. Here he is with his favorite meal, home made pizza. We also had cake and ice cream.

In other news, I have been working, reading, watching too many shows on television and trying to stay warm. I freeze to death in my house and hubby burns up. Usually you can find me in the evenings on the couch, wearing two pairs of socks, pajamas and a blanket; reading a book and watching something on TV.

Today we will be going to celebrate one of my granddaughter's birthday and spend time with some of my family. There might be snow at their house. We didn't get any of the snow here.

Next week is groundhog day. I am hoping that critter is nice to us. I am sooooo ready for spring.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Book Challenge




This is my Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge post. Click the link to sign up. I have pledged to read 50 library books in 2010. Here is my progress....

1 Miss O'Dell: my hard days and long nights with the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Women They Loved ~ Chris O'Dell with Katherine Ketcham ~ Completed 1/24/10

2 The Secret of Joy ~ Melissa Senate ~ Completed 2/8/10

3 A Great Kisser ~ Donna Kauffman ~ Completed 2/6/10

The Husband Habit ~ Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez ~ Completed 3/?/10

The Three Weissmanns of Westport ~ Cathleen Schine ~ Completed 3/7/10

The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners ~ Luanne Rice ~ Completed 3/?/10

Water for Elephants ~ Sara Gruen ~ Completed 3/?/10

Bed of Roses ~ Nora Roberts ~ Completed 3/28/10

Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous ~ Fern Michaels ~ Completed 4/5/10

10 The Fixer Upper ~ Mary Kay Andrews ~ Completed 4/6/10

11  Millie's Fling ~ Jill Mansell ~ Completed 4/?/10

12  While My Sister Sleeps ~ Barbara Delinsky ~ Completed 4/?/10

13  Being Elizabeth ~ Barbara Taylor Bradford ~ Completed

14  A Rogue of Her Own ~ Johanna Lindsay ~ Completed

15  Sometimes Mine ~ Martha Moody ~ Completed

16  Stay a Little Longer ~ Dorothy Garlock ~ Completed

17  The Sweet By and By ~ Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck ~ Completed

18  A Reliable Wife ~ Robert Goolrick ~ Completed 5/23/10

19  This Fine Life ~ Eva Marie Everson ~ Completed 5/24/10

20  Not My Daughter ~ Barbara Delinsky ~ Completed 5/27/10

21  The Bag Lady Papers ~ Alexandra Penney ~ Completed 5/29/10

22  I Love You and I'm Leaving You Anyway ~ Tracy Mcmillan ~ Completed 6/2/10

23  Never Less than a Lady ~ Mary Jo Putney ~ Completed 6/4/10

24  The Wives of Henry Oades ~ Johanna Moran ~ Completed 6/7/10

25  Roses ~ Lela Meacham ~ Completed 6/12/10

26  Staying True ~ Jenny Sanford ~ Completed 6/8/10

27  Miss You Most of All ~ Elizabeth Bass ~ Completed 6/17/10

28  Never Say Never ~ Lisa Wingate ~ Completed 7/10/10

29  Her Mother's Hope ~ Francine Rivers ~ Completed 6/23/10

30  Twelve Rooms with a View ~ Theresa Rebeck ~ Completed 6/20/10

31  This Time Together : Laughter and Reflection ~ Carol Burnett ~ Completed 6/17/10

32  Sister's Choice ~ Emilie Richards ~ Completed 6/?/10

33  Never the Bride ~ Cheryl McKay and Rene Gutteridge ~ Completed 7/1/10

34  Recipes for a Perfect Marriage ~ Morag Prunty ~ Completed 7/3/10

35  Sing Them Home ~ Stephanie Kallos ~ Completed 7/8/10

36  Happiness Key ~ Emilie Richards ~ Completed 7/16/10

37  Tending Roses ~ Lisa Wingate ~ Completed 7/18/10

38  This is Where We Live ~ Janelle Brown ~ Completed 7/20/10

39  703 How I Lost More than a Quarter Ton ~ Nancy Makin ~ Completed 7/21/10

40  The Aloha Quilt ~ Jennifer Chiaverini ~ Completed

41  Big Girl ~ Danielle Steel ~ Completed 8/15/10

42  Escape ~ Carolyn Jessup ~ Completed 7/25/10

43  Prarie Tale ~ Melissa Gilbert ~ Completed 7/29/10

44  The Quilter's Kitchen ~ Jennifer Chiaverini ~ Completed 7/30/10
(I almost hate to count this one because it is also a recipe book and I didn't actually read every single recipe.  But it also has a story that is part of a series that I am reading so I decided to count it anyway)

45  The Winding Ways Quilt ~ Jennifer Chiaverini ~ Completed 7/31/10

46 The Lost Quilter ~ Jennifer Chiaverini ~ Completed

47 The Quilter's Holiday ~ Jennifer Chiaverini ~ Completed

48  Here's the Story ~ Maureen McCormick ~ Completed 8/15/10

49  Sweet Misfortune ~ Kevin Alan Milne ~ Completed 8/21/10

50 Season of Second Chances ~ Diane Meier ~ Completed 8/??/10

The list of shame.  Books I didn't finish:

High Society : The Life of Grace Kelly ~ Donald Spoto
The Prodigal Wife ~ Marcia Willett
Rich Again ~ Anna Maxted

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