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More opinions than you really need.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

I write stories in my head all the time.  I see a leaf of odd colors and I make up a story about the leaf.  I see a house that doesn’t quite fit the neighborhood and I make up a story about the occupants. If I were a writer, this is the book I would write.  I would have this type of storyline, in this type of setting, with these characters saying most of these same things. 

I believe this is her first nationally (internationally?) published book, and really what a promising start!  The story is a cross between Practical Magic and a Mary Stewart short novel.  One specifically springs to mind.  A couple of times the story went to a predictable point but I can forgive that.  This is a fast read, with characters you’ll know quickly.  Light and easy with nothing to offend.  I can’t wait to get my hands on her second book. 

 

Twilight – the movie.

My sister and I went to see this today.  All of you who didn’t fall prey to the phenom go ahead and get your guffaws out of the way now.  I really enjoyed the books, and so I was scared to see the movie.  Even more so after I saw the Today show interview with the two stars who played Bella and Edward.  They were gawky and uninspiring to say the least.  Then to see the pipe toking actress a few days later just about did me in.  I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get over the image of that and be able to suspend reality and enjoy the movie.  I’m happy to say I was wrong.  I enjoyed the movie!  It had a great feel.  Sort of like the book I just read, not to heavy, but enough story to keep you interested.  I think the casting was spot on.  I’ll be waiting patiently for the next one!

I don’t know if I would bother if you’re not a fan of the books, or a young girl.  I’m just not sure it will have the same impact.

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More opinions than you really need.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

I write stories in my head all the time.  I see a leaf of odd colors and I make up a story about the leaf.  I see a house that doesn’t quite fit the neighborhood and I make up a story about the occupants. If I were a writer, this is the book I would write.  I would have this type of storyline, in this type of setting, with these characters saying most of these same things. 

I believe this is her first nationally (internationally?) published book, and really what a promising start!  The story is a cross between Practical Magic and a Mary Stewart short novel.  One specifically springs to mind.  A couple of times the story went to a predictable point but I can forgive that.  This is a fast read, with characters you’ll know quickly.  Light and easy with nothing to offend.  I can’t wait to get my hands on her second book.

 

Twilight – the movie.

My sister and I went to see this today.  All of you who didn’t fall prey to the phenom go ahead and get your guffaws out of the way now.  I really enjoyed the books, and so I was scared to see the movie.  Even more so after I saw the Today show interview with the two stars who played Bella and Edward.  They were gawky and uninspiring to say the least.  Then to see the pipe toking actress a few days later just about did me in.  I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get over the image of that and be able to suspend reality and enjoy the movie.  I’m happy to say I was wrong.  I enjoyed the movie!  It had a great feel.  Sort of like the book I just read, not to heavy, but enough story to keep you interested.  I think the casting was spot on.  I’ll be waiting patiently for the next one!

I don’t know if I would bother if you’re not a fan of the books, or a young girl.  I’m just not sure it will have the same impact.

I do so love a new book.

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Only cause it  has pictures of my nieces. 🙂

 

Bed Blogging

It’s one of those glorious mornings.  The beagle and I lying in bed with coffee on the table and laptop on the lap.   The beagle is keeping my feet warm, and the laptop is keeping my lap warm.
Thanksgiving today will be at my sisters at 3.  Attending will be my sister,her girls and her beau, my husband and myself our two kids (adults) and one guyfriend. My sister will do all of the cooking and cleaning, we’ll eat, laugh and then play on the Wii.  No muss, no fuss, no pressure.
OMG!  Kevin Bacon as Jorge!  The tv is on and Beauty Shop just came on.  No matter what else happens, it was worth the 10 seconds of Kevin Bacon.
I’ve been stalking auctions online for the last couple of weeks.  Admittedly it’s an obsession.  I’ll get over it. Yesterday I bought a painting.  I don’t know what came over me.  I saw it and it just struck me.  It’s a watercolor.  It is damaged, but it’s difficult to tell how damaged from the photo.  So I bid on this painting, not much, then I went to lunch.  Came back and the other person who had been bidding did not up their bid.  Painting is mine.  Then I went online and googled the artist, you never know right?  As Emeril would say BAM!  The names shows up quite a few places.  I found a couple more paintings with images at other auction houses and it’s definitely the same artist.  You can tell by the style and color.  Now, my painting is probably worth less than I paid for it (almost nothing) because of the damage, but still that’s cool.  I bought myself a famous artist painting. I hope it strikes me the same way in person as it did online.  I like paintings that make you feel something.
The first think I ever bought on instinct was a music box.  I love music boxes but I don’t own many.  I bought a little funny one a few years ago for $3.00 and $5.00 shipping.  It’s cute, and it works, no markings or tags.  I just liked it.
Last night while showing my husband the painting that was about to move in with us, I typed in music box on a whim and found another one that matches the one I bought.  This one has tags on it though.  And that tag says Reuge, good maker.  I’ve bid on the matching one now too.  $8.00 for a $100.00 music box, not a bad deal.  Of course if I were smart, I would turn around and put them on ebay, but here’s the thing, I can’t.  I just like them.
Someday when I’m old I’ll give them to my great-grandchilren and let them sell them all.  Let them get some money from them.
Today I feel good.  I hope everyone who wanders in here feels good, and has a wonderful day.  I am full of so much hope and joy today that I believe it may be radiating a few states away.

 

 

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Security Breach! Security Breach!

   No flights of fancy today!  Instead we’ll talk soup.  I think soup is the perfect work food.  I go through stages where I eat soup on a daily basis.  I loved the thought of the Progresso Light Soups when they first came out.  However I found them disappointing.  Great calorie count, but the flavor was lacking.  It just didn’t have any depth to it.  I found a new one last week that I am eating RIGHT NOW and it’s quite the pleasant surprise.  I’m eating Homestyle Vegetable and Rice.  They finally made one with a little thickness to the broth.  Now, it’s still pretty thin but they’re on the right track.

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I really like the flavor of the chunky soups. mmmm mmm Good!

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But for some reason I always feel slightly nauseated after eating them. Strange isn’t it?

Least appetizing website, but my favorite candy bar!  I have one broken into little pieces in the freezer here.  I’ll probably have a chunk after my soup.  Hmm, Even the picture didn’t copy right!  Almonds and toffee.

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I talk about food too much, don’t I?  I don’t know why.   Soups gone, off to work again.

 

 

May you be blessed and healed.

May you see the light that shines in you and around you.

May you always know that you are loved.

 

 

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