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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Enjoyable Day

Finished my 2nd book for Jan. Amy Tan's  Saving Fish From Drowning This is an interesting website about Amy Tan.

Other books by Amy Tan include (fiction) The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Bonesetter's Daughter. 

(Nonfiction)  The Opposite of Fate

(Children's Books) The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat.

Spent a lot of time today ripping CDs. My son and his wife gave me plenty (not in my collection). I just about got through theirs and now I have my own. Tons and tons. I will download to MP3 player when I finish. I hope they all fit. I have just about every kind of genre there is, from Willie Nelson to opera.

Then I went and had my hair trimmed, manicure and pedicure. All under $50.00. Good deal. I have a great hair cutter "Holly" at Great Clips. Most people spend at least $50.00 for a hair cut. 

Tonight went with a friend to a get together with some ladies that my friend has met at a church she just started attending. I had a really nice time. We ate, played a game called "Fact or Crap". Nice name for church ladies. What can I say it was fun.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nice weekend

Spent Saturday with Jonah and Amber. They live about 45 min to an hour away, so I stayed the night as well. I had a great time. Quiet evening. Jonah and Amber do everything around the house together. He is not one to just sit while she cooks and cleans. Not gonna happen. He is always doing things first. They really have a equal partnership marriage. We usually do not get to just visit with the 3 of us so I wanted to spend time just with them.

Started another book by Amy Tan. Should finish it in a few days if I keep at it. She is quite a story teller. I love the settings of her books.

I have a Facebook page which includes coworkers, friends, relatives, and some school friends. I always wanted to find my "old boyfriend" and I finally did. Pulled up his wife's name and there he was. Low and behold he took my friend bait. Really great to see how years go by and what develops. 42 years is a long time. I  had my first double date with him at age 15. What can I say.

Took a few pics on Sunday in the misting rain. Hope you like.

Click on to enlarge and get a little more detail.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Finished 1st book for 2010

Just finished reading Anne Tyler's book "The Amateaur Marriage". She has written many but the only other one I have read is "The Accidental Tourist" a long time back. I keep a journal listing the books I have read over the last several years.

This book was really good. Her characters were easy to follow and the story line was well written. I really enjoyed it. This was written in 2003 and her newest one is "Noah's Compass". 

I find when I like a book I want to read everything that was written by that author.  She has about 18 books and I have only read 2.  Better get to the library.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My son is 32 today

My son was born in Gastonia, NC, 32 years ago today.  It was Friday the 13th and I named him Jonah Aaron. Love that name. He was the most laid back kid. When he was 9 months I got pregnant with Alecia and that made them very close in age. Jonah was always so good with Alecia. I remember one time she was just crawling and I heard him calling Moma. It sounded a little funny. I found him holding her diaper as she was about to go out the back door. There was a small stoop and about 12 concrete steps with no hand rail. He was saving her life and mine. He has always been such a great kid. Alecia loves tells stories on him. Apparently he was like all other teenagers, sneaking around and such. Luckily no real trouble and all is well now. He has his own life, married and a good job. He is very active. He loves moutain biking, motorcycles, soccer and his wife loves being active as well.  I wish him a good life. He has been 1 of my 2 jewels. I will love you always Jonah.

Jonah at 7 days old

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Adjust that attitude girlie!

Ready to start a new work week. Hope this one goes well. Friday I had a very bad attitude. I have to straighten up and just do my job, stop worrying about what other people are up to or for that matter not up to. It is going to really take some thought to keep my mind focused. I am sure I will slip up but maybe I should put up some little sign just for me to look at during the day. Any suggestions. Really any thoughts on this. I have at least 3 more years to work there, maybe even 5.  I am sure I can do it if I put my heart and soul in it and have good weekends.

Everyone have a great week.

Daisy says Life is Good.

Friday, January 8, 2010

snow day in GA

Not much snow but very cold today. Most all schools in the Atlanta area are closed as well as a lot of businesses including ours. Us southerners do not do ice and snow well. Most of us like to stay home. There seems to be too much craziness on the road. Not sure who is at fault but someone does something stupid when they are trying to get who knows where.  At this tme my computer says 18 degrees. I cannot remember it ever being this temp. for so long.  Sun is out and the bit of white on the ground is very pretty. I should not look a gift horse in the mouth as the saying goes. I will just enjoy an extra day and just when I thought I could make it through a full work week. Happy Friday.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

May everyone have a very Happy New Year

It has been a nice long weekend. Did a little extra work at home so I would not be so far behind come tomorrow. The weather has been very chilly but the sun came out this weekend making it a beautiful day. I am very happy to have a nice warm home to come in to and food in the pantry and frig. Thankful for my job and my family. I suppose the best way to start the new year is with thankfulness by counting those blessings every day.

Posting a few pictures of fireworks from New Year's Eve. Jumped out of bed and drove over to the mall around 11:30 just to see them. It was a bit foggy but still enjoyed them.

January 1, 2010