Sunday, October 01, 2006

The crazy book lady

You know how some women are crazy cat ladies (my Mom for one, who now has 15 cats...anyone in Illinois want a cat?)? Well, I am the crazy book lady. I have resorted to piling books up next to the 8 foot tall bookshelf that DH built because we have too many.

I am on the third book of the "Chronicles of Narnia", I think that it is called "The Horse and his Boy"...this particular book is moving a bit slowly, the other two in the series were a snap. Only 4 more to go after this one.

DH & I went to a garage sale yesterday (did I ever mention how much I love garage sales?) and the lady there is a bookworm as well...I could have easily spent alot more money if I had the patience to go through all of the books more carefully. We (DH did get 3 books afterall) only spent $10...on 19 books and a cat toy.

Here is a listing:


At another garage sale, I got a 4 pack of bobbins for my sewing machine for 25 cents!!! What a great shopping day!

After our garage sale adventures, we dropped off our newspapers, cardboard and shredded paper to the recycling center. I think that it all ends up in the dump eventually but at least we try.

Then we took our dog, Lady to the beach. She is a good swimmer, although she would rather just walk along the beach and sniff the hermit crabs. DH spotted a really cool blue starfish while he was swimming. Made me regret that we didn't bring the underwater camera. It was vivid.

While at the beach (Aqua Beach & south of it), we picked up a canvas shopping bag full of aluminum cans. Budweiser is truly the king of the island if you were to judge by the amount of cans that we picked up. I don't understand why people don't recycle their aluminum...they pay you for the cans for pete's sake!

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I am almost done with the baby afghan that I am crocheting. I am using Peaches n Cream cotton yarns, and doing it in a big Granny Square pattern. Not like the baby will need it here as hot as it is. I will get a picture once it is done.

I haven't picked up a needle or any cross stitch in forever it seems like. I did get a bit of new stash recently thanks to Jenn. She gave me a gift certificate to Down Sunshine Lane for my birthday back in March and I have been hemming and hawing about what to get. Well, I placed my order last week and here is what I got. BTW, let me just say that I love Amy at Down Sunshine Lane! Great service, I plan on using her much more. Thanks again Jenn for your generosity! You really surprised me when I needed it most.

2006 Just Cross Stitch Special Christmas Ornaments Issue

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The magazine exceeded my expectations this year and I am very happy that I got my grubby hands on a copy!

Lizzie*Kate "Work Pray Trust" S69

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I knew when I saw this new release that I had to get it. We are planning a low-key Christmas this year, but I know that this will be stitched a couple of times for special people in our lives.

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I have uploaded a couple of new pictures into my webshots album...a few that DH had on his work computer of our trip to Australia, some recent tummy shots (don't mind how babelicious I am looking), and a few new ones of the pets. Go to my webshots album to see.

Peace!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

You got some great books Missy. Enjoy reading them! I'm glad you like the GC and got a few things that you wanted.

I just had a peek at your webshots album. Your pics from Austalia are great. I love the pic of you holding Madeline. I see you have your yellow hat on again *grin*

Carolyn said...

You found some great garage sale finds. I can't wait to see the baby afghan it sounds really pretty! Have fun with your magazine. I have this one and love it! Checked out the pics and they are great! Thanks for sharing.

Concetta said...

I like Marian Keyes too. :) I haven't read anything by her for some years now, but gosh I remember laughing most of the way through "Rachel's Holiday"... Those time share pants/trousers still stick in my mind! LOL

Wonderful photos from your Australia trip!

~Kim~ said...

WOW, you are such a bookworm! I havent read a book in so long, I and I have books at the bedside, but never find myself reading.

I did receive your email, and I looked at all the pictures from Australia, and of your baby bump pictures. You are such a beautiful mother! Thanks soo much for showing you off! I was just looking at your baby ticker.. WOW less than 100 days to go! Wow, where has the time gone!

~Kim~

~Kim~ said...

Oh, and Im jealous! You got the JCS Ornament issue before I did! I have been looking for it, but I finally emailed a LNS and asked if she had anymore left, nope, but she was going to order a few more, and that my name was going to be on one.. WOOHOO!

I love that new L*K chart... I wanna stitch that one also.

~Kim~