Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Books Read: November 2016



Well it has been confirmed - I will fall short of my goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks again this year. I am trying not to be upset by it. This has been a rough year for so many, myself included, and I am learning that I cannot beat myself up for doing whatever I needed to do to get through. Sometimes I did not feel like reading and that is ok. That being said in November I did complete the following:

1) The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards – this is the story of a young woman who returns to her small home town in New York after living abroad for several years. She stumbles across a family mystery and works to solve the puzzle. This book was not that enjoyable for me. I found the main character to be whiny and unlikable. The mystery was not that interesting and I figured it out pretty quickly. 

2) The Irish Cottage Murder: A Torrey Tunet Mystery by Dicey Deere – the first in the series following the adventures of interpreter Torrey Tunet. This book was a bit much. The murder victim was a horrible person and there is some very difficult material in the book. I will try reading the second book in the series to see if I want to continue reading them but based upon this first one my gut instinct is no.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Advent Days 1-5

It is that time of year again for our daily advent activity. While it is a lot of work Clark loves it and that makes it all worthwhile.






Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FO: Terzetto Hat

Since we are almost done with 2016 I really need to get my FO posts up to date. This hat was finished all the way back in May.


Ravelled
Pattern: Terzetto by Lisa Gutierrez
Needles: Size 8 (5.0MM)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Grey Heather
Modifications: None
Comments: this is one of those great patterns that has something to keep your interest but easy enough to memorize. I would make this pattern again.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Musings

Here we are the last Monday of November. Here is what I am thinking about today.

1) I am finally feeling better. I have had a cold and cough for almost 3 weeks now. My body is also finally adjusting to the time change so I have a bit more energy at the end of the day.

2) Less than a month to Christmas and I have really got to get knitting. With my illness the last few weeks my mojo has been lacking. I really need to get moving if I am going to get everything for little man done.

3) Since Thursday is December 1st that means it is time for our daily advent activity. I am stressing out about it like I always do and I just need to relax.

4) My baby is not a baby anymore. He went to the doctor last week for his yearly checkup and he weighs 64lbs and is 4'7" tall.

Here are some pictures for you.
 
Happy birthday Daddy!
One monster body complete
My favorite work day of the year - Pie Extravaganza!
Little man is wanting to help with dinner. I guess all those episodes of Chopped and Hell's Kitchen we watch are paying off.
Reading a Michigan Chillers book
A beautiful sunrise on a cold November morning
Back to working out after being sick
12 hats to be mailed for the Operation Chemo Comfort KAL

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Funnies

I hope all my fellow Americans enjoyed their Thanksgiving yesterday. Ours was nice and today has been a pretty lazy recovery day. Here are some funnies to start out the weekend.






Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Funnies

I have a cold and it is really kicking my booty. I am hoping to sleep the weekend away so I can finally get better. Have a good one!






Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday Musings

How is it that November is half over already? Seriously time you need to slow the heck down! Here is what I am thinking about today.
1) I am sick. I have no extra PTO to take so I have to suck it up and deal with it. I did spend most of the weekend sleeping though.
2) I will not get into the election here but I will just say that I cried on Wednesday morning when I saw the results and they were not tears of joy.
3) Election Day was also our 13th wedding anniversary. At least that was a good thing. I also had the day off from work because little man did not have school.
4) My BIL is in town and I have now inherited his Mac Book Pro since he bought a new one. It is taking some getting used to since I have always used a PC but it is ok so far.
5) Work has been crazy lately. We are very short handed and that is another reason why I cannot take time off right now. We have one person who is coming back from leave tomorrow so hopefully some relief is in sight.
Here are the pictures from the last couple of weeks.

 These temps are long gone but it was nice while it lasted
Cubbies win!!
 Another hat for Operation Chemo Comfort
 We finally made it to the Cider Mill
 We take a picture on this tractor every year
 We have been playing many games of Life in the past few weeks
 Eating lunch at Panera after voting
 It has been a long time since us Spartan fans have had to say forget football and brig on b-ball season
 I love that little man is turning into a reader
 It is a small gesture but it is something I can control