Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I am exhausted. I'm exhausted cause I'm up till all hours of the night reading this book. I CAN NOT put this book down! I am also almost done with it and I don't want it to end. I can't turn the pages fast enough and I don't like that I only have a couple of chapters left.
I've heard lots of rave reviews for it but when I read the jacket cover I wasn't that interested. The story is about housemaids in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. I'm sure that brings up all kinds of imagines to your mind, doesn't it? I didn't really want to read one more story about how horrible people can treat each other.
This book is so much more than poor black women waiting on wealthy white women. It's about women. Period. Women and the things they have to do to survive the situations they are in. The story is told through the eyes of 3 women (2 black and 1 white) and you can hear their voices. You can hear what they are thinking. I can't say enough good things about this. So, go while it's still summer and the kids aren't really on any kind of schedule and you can stay up late reading.
And I'll apologize now for the dark circles under your eyes.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Going to keep it simple this week. The garden is going like crazy and I'm trying to keep up with it. I want to go and pick more blueberries and I really do need to be outside watching the kids play in the pool (i.e. laying on the hammock cause it's summer and I'm supposed to, right?)
This is a card I made for Meagan's birthday earlier this month. I was going with a whole lime margarita theme. I used the Tart & Tangy Stampin' Up! stamp set. When you use green ink these little slices look just like limes instead of oranges. Again...this is my favorite stamp set!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I've heard that corn needs lots of hot, humidity and rain to thrive. Well, I'm predicting a bumper crop this year. It's hot. It's humid. And it rains everyday.But after a few minutes when when they are done the sun comes out and we get this...
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
UPDATE: My sister just called me laughing and breathing evilly (my friend Rachel thinks she breaths evilly and now I think I might agree) cause apparently she didn't think the iBake Apron was better than her Coke. She was making fun of me the WHOLE time and I didn't know it. She doesn't think I rock. Well fine! See if I ever let HER use my super-cool apron! That'll teach her to make fun of me.
Monday, June 14, 2010
I LOVE aprons! I have a lot of them. I wear them all the time too. A little 1950's? Yes. A little too housewifey? Yes....but I don't care. I think they are too cute. While wearing aprons and cooking I like to listen to my iPod. Sometimes I need some music to
drown out the kids relax to or maybe an audio book. I'm really loving the audio book right now. My friend Rachel insisted I get some to listen to while knitting or cooking and I really love the idea. Well, Rachel...wait till you see this apron!!!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I'm still dragging from my cold last week. Haven't had much ambition lately. Saturday I met my mom and aunt for a little shopping. I was so done after the first store! Sunday, after church, I finished mowing the yard and then met some girls to see Sex & the City. It was a really good time! It was fun to get away for a little while. Monday I did Spin class and after a week off it was really tough! This morning at the gym was even harder. I think I need a nap.
It's a lot cooler today so I'm thinking I need to bake something. Maybe I'll nap first....