Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
My parents are at the stage in life now when they can travel and take time for themselves. I am so happy that they can do this - they deserve it, they have earned it. They take off in their trailer with their gang and head out on the open road a couple of times a year. They are usually gone for 6- 8 weeks. They have seen some amazing places, I envy them.
It came with the following description that accompanies the award: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more."
Such a sweet sentiment! I don't have eight bloggers to pass on to but here are the ones I loves to read. The four bloggers I would love to pass this 'Friends' award to are:
Check them out- there is some good reading there!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tonight I went with some friends and Nicole to see the movie Earth. What a great film! The photography was amazing. I was happy to be apart of the premier evening and I was glad I bought tickets in advance because it was a sold out show. It was great to see all the families there sharing the experience. I think everyone should see this movie. When you see what animals go through it makes our struggles seem small- we don't have to swim 4000 miles for food, or travel across an entire continent for water and what some birds in the rain forest will do to impress a girl is hilarious.
I am trying to live a greener life, I recycle & compost. I have changed all my light bulbs, turned down the air conditioner and unplugged excess appliances. Every little bit helps. I even found so ways to go green in my scrapbooking on the Two Friends site today. If everybody tries a little we can do a lot!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I love to read. I spend many hours lost in other worlds, sometimes I forget to eat, do laundry and even get dressed. I love books, all kinds of stories. I think my favourite type of fiction is historical but I am not opposed to any type- except for trashy romance- can't stand them! Being a part of a book club helps to get me to try other types of books, different authors, books I maybe would never have looked at at the library but have ended up thoroughly enjoying.
I love the One Book One Community initiative that we have going on here locally. I have joined in by reading their selections for the past few years. For the most part I have really enjoyed the books. This year they have chosen The book of Negros by Lawrence Hill and I am thrilled with the choice. I bought this book for my friend Gen 2 years ago for Christmas. I saw it on the store shelf and was drawn in by the cover, it is very powerful. She loved it and let me borrow it. We decided to read it for our book club and had great discussions around it. It is a very moving story about the slave trade. Everyone should read this book- you will not regret it.
I am always looking for new books to read. I will admit that I am guilty of judging books by their covers. If a cover doesn't draw me in I won't pick it up. I know I miss many good stories by doing this. I'd much rather read books that others have read and recommended to me. When I find an author I like I read all the books they have written. I have authors that I follow, I eagerly await their next release but there is always more books out their for me to read. I would love it if some of you would recommend books for me to read and I will give you a brief list of some of my favourite books for you to check out.
1. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
3. Plain Truth (or anything) by Jodi Picoult
4. The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
5. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The is also The Harry Potter series, The Twilight books, and my all time favourite Gone with the Wind.
Happy reading everyone!!!
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! (but I'm sure you will!)
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It’ll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it’s going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
6- Y0u need to post whether its for a girl or a boy! (That way I can really make it personal.)
The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 3 people who do the same on your blog. The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they have it up on their blog....will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!
Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!
Ok, so, who's in??