Thursday, May 20, 2010

You are the wind beneath my wings..

First up.. CHECK IT... This girl has a signature.. You know that part on the movie Baby Mama.. where amy pohler is on the ball and she is Whooting in the baby class..

That is about how happy I am right now!! I love you JWOW! You are on the top of my list today. So I was talking to her this morning about wanting a signature for my blog...
She told me about photobucket and gave me some really good tips and now if you will please take note of the fabulous signature below!

Next on my list..
Sewing... last night I worked on it again. Kelly was working on school work and went to the office and shut the door. I then had full reign of the remote, I became enthralled in Mission Impossible II, so I decided to get the machine and bring it in to the kitchen at the bar area. I figured out if I only sit with half of my butt on the stools I can reach the foot pedal and I am able to sew with out looking like the hunchback of Notre-Dame.
I made another burp cloth and this one looked much better. I am still having a hard time sewing in a straight line, but this one was leaps and bounds better than yesterday. While I was finishing up the burp cloth The Wedding Date came on and I got hooked on that.

I do like this movie.. It does make me sick to my stomach every time though.. evil Amy Adams.
Well I know there was no way I could focus on the movie and sewing straight so I had to find something else that would entertain me while I was watching it. I started practicing with "monogramming" since I don't have an actual monogramming machine I was going to take jlo's idea and trace the letter on to the solid fabric, cut that out, sew it on the the pattern print, and it could be almost as cute right? Well I decided I would do an M for Emmys son Miles... Then I wanted to get fancy and use a zig zag stitch. Well the first line turned out great and I think I got a little cocky, cause after that the twisting and turning got the stitch a little crooked.  It is a work in progress.. So I take it in to show the hubs, and I get a, "wow, I hope you are not actually planning on giving this to them." Ouch! I work so hard and try to get it just perfect and then... POP! That was my little bubble of happiness being BURST. He then says.. you show me these because you want me to critique it right.. "UMM NO babe," I reply, "I show you these cause I am excited at what I made, I already know what is wrong with them! "
"Oh! Sorry, I thought you wanted me to help."
Bless his heart...

Reading....
I love to read, and I always have. I also have a small case of ADHD, so I sometimes get sidetracked on the books I want to read. I get enticed by the covers or the talk of others about how good a book is and I have a compelling desire to read those books too. Which is why my reading list is CRAZY long right now..
I am reading:

Karen Kingsbury
The above the line series.

My SIL Kaylee gave me the first one this past weekend when we were in Searcy and I love it.. There are 3 more in the series.. lets keep count shall we? (3)

James Patterson, my boss let me borrow The Quickie, and book 8 in the Women's murder club series. The JP also has 2 new ones out that I really really want to read:

"When 50-year-old ad man Mitch McKinley loses his job, it seems like the end of the world. Before long, however, Mitch has decided to cut his losses and pursue his lifelong ambition to become a professional golfer. Rising to fame and fortune on the Senior Tour, Mitch is at last able to make his dreams come true -- albeit at expense of his wife and family, whom he sorely neglects on the road back to life. "

**ps.. while  I was searching for info on 17th green.. i was clued in to the fact that it was in fact published in '96 and they made a movie of it.. ** BUT. Target had it on the new books stand.. I guess if you change the cover you get to consider it a "new" book. Sneaky! **

It seems a young serial killing couple is traveling all over Europe. In each of the countries they visit, they kill a young couple. The murders are bloody and brutal, and after they have killed, the murderers take photos of the dead victims. The photos are sent as postcards to newspaper reporters. The killers want publicity and soon get it. In the media they are nicknamed the Postcard Killers.

(count- 5)

Densie at work gave me a book the other day that she had finished and thought was really good..

"Twenty-eight years ago, a North Carolina governor's young, pregnant wife was kidnapped. Now, her remains have been found and a man charged with her murder. Only one person-CeeCee Wilkes-can refute the charges against him. But CeeCee disappeared years ago. . . "
(6)

The Last song Nicolas Sparks

"Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them."

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan


"Newspaper columnist Corrigan was a happily married mother of two young daughters when she discovered a cancerous lump in her breast. She was still undergoing treatment when she learned that her beloved father, who’d already survived prostate cancer, now had bladder cancer. Corrigan’s story could have been unbearably depressing had she not made it clear from the start that she came from sturdy stock. Growing up, she loved hearing her father boom out his morning HELLO WORLD dialogue with the universe, so his kids would feel like the world wasn’t just a safe place but was even rooting for you. As Corrigan reports on her cancer treatment—the chemo, the surgery, the radiation—she weaves in the story of how it felt growing up in a big, suburban Philadelphia family with her larger-than-life father and her steady-loving mother and brothers. She tells how she met her husband, how she gave birth to her daughters. All these stories lead up to where she is now, in that middle place, being someone’s child, but also having children of her own. Those learning to accept their own adulthood might find strength—and humor—in Corrigan’s feisty memoir. "



With our count toping out at 8 books by the night stand.. Esh!
Not to mention these others that are on my list:
Jane Austen ruined my life by Beth Pattillo


Thanks for the memories by Cecelia Arhen

Where the God of love hangs out by Amy Bloom

True Colors by Kristen Hannah

Bound South by Susan Rebecca White

The pretend Wife by Bridget Asher

Perfect fifths Megan McCafferty

Western Skies by Nora Roberts

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Friday night knitting club by Kate Jacobs

Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts

The Art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
 
 
Last... I double booked for tonight.. I would like to say that I don't have this problem often, but the truth is.. I do. Now, it is not like I am to cool for school and have so many parties so little time type of a thing.. It just never fails when I have something that I am excited about I have something else the same flippin night.
EX: Race for the Cure.. is every 2nd Tuesday, young wives  2nd Tuesday,  Make-A-Wish 2nd Tuesday..
 
It always seems like no one wants to schedule on Monday since you are just coming off the weekend, Wednesday is church and Tuesday & Thursday seem to be the days everyone tries to schedule.
 
So tonight I have KQ & Lindsey at work's Birthday dinner.. I am attempting to go to both tonight.. I will let you know how it goes!

 
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2 comments:

Abby from Half an Acre said...

wow... maybe I will thoroughly read this post when I am looking at buying a new book to read.... in the mean time, I like the signature. Can you teach me!

Kelsey's Corner said...

I am with Abby on this one! What book reviews! PS...LOVE Karen Kingsbury! I've read all of her books and I'm currently on the same series...just saving Take Three for when I go to the beach!