Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Austenland Austenland by Shannon Hale

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
More, more, MORE!!!!!
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My favorite line...This is spoiler if you haven't read the book yet.
(To see it, just highlight the blank space below with your cursor. Magic!)
"She believed now in earnest that fantasy is not practice for what is real--fantasy is the opiate of women."
TAKE THAT Twilight fans!!!!!!!!

Gone crazy...

...and temporarily public! Sometimes we just have to face our fears. :-)
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ode to Thanksgiving

These are a few of my favorite things...

Silly children who giggle
And when tickled, wriggle.
Small hands in mine,
Big eyes that shine.

Strong arms to hug
When heart strings are tugged.
Keen ears to hear
Sweet voices I hold dear.

A quiet place to read;
Rejuvenation that I need.
A cushiony sleep
When I ne'er hear a peep.

Clear eyes to see
A world full of beauty.

All God's creations,
The freedom of our nation.

Love taken and given.
Errors long ago forgiven.
Laughing with good friends
To heal and to mend.

~Cecilia Carter 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Reflections Victory!!!...and a Time Loop.

Julian placed 2nd in the 3-D Art category! And her little animals were selected to go on to Council Level!

On a different note...I'm relieved to finally arrive at Friday. Most days this week, as I left work, I felt an overwhelming "Friday" feeling. I was trapped in a time loop that didn't provide satisfaction until today. Whew! I'm glad I made it. And next week should prove fabulous.
I think I'll lay down for a bit before making dinner.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Analogies that make you say hmm...

Hey, Peggy! Maybe you could borrow these for some of your writing. Hehe.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Two Weeks Old! Tired little tike!

One year old!

What a happy little guy!

Two years old -

November 11, 2003

Diagnosed with Leukemia

Three years old!
Thinks he's The Hulk.
Four years old!
Gettin' some sisterly love!

Almost five years old. Central nervous system relapse.

Six years old!
First day of Kindergarten!

Seven years old! Still with us
and we are ever so grateful!!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008


And when I say big, I mean ...


(More to come.)

Friday, November 07, 2008

It's looking good!

Reflection contest entries were due today. According to the rules Julian entered hers in the form of digital pictures on a CD.

Just before school was over, I got a call from the woman in charge. She said she thought Julian's 3-D Art was so adorable, she wanted to pick up the actual project so the judges could see it in real life! She was amazed when she saw the penny in one of the pictures and realized how small they are. Very encouraging, don't you think? Julian was ecstatic to hear it.

They are pictured here perched on an 18 count egg carton. In the statement section she wrote: "I love small things, animals and creating. I put them together and Voila!"

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Hmmm...which is better?

Before Halloween...

On Halloween!