Friday, September 26, 2008


We leave tomorrow at 4 am for Kentucky. I will be back on the 6 for work. Hope everyone has a great week and I'll "see" you when I get back.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I'm glad Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Splash is back (even if it's just for awhile)
2. I have been with my husband 19 years ( married 13)
3. I love when Jilly calls me Aunt Jennifer
4. I don't like driving on interstate highways (too many cars and trucks)
5. I have a fear of tunnels

I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last night. What a wonderful book. I adore the characters. This is one of the few books that I didn't want to end. I felt like these people were my family, the way they banned together to take of Kit and each other is a lesson to us all. Instead of a normal novel with chapters this book is an exchange of letters. One of the members of the book club contacts Juliet about a book of hers that has come into his possession and so begins a relationship that will take Juliet out of London and to the Guernsey Island and to a new life she never knew she wanted.
I started Borderlands by Brian McGilloway last night. Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is called to investigate the murder of Angela Cashell whose body was found on the Tyrone-Donegal border, between North and South Ireland. The area is known as the Borderlands. I'm not too far in yet, however I am enjoying the atmosphere of the book. I like Devlin he's a solid hardworking detective.
I haven't decided what books to take with me on vacation yet, however I do know what bag I'll be taking them in. Thanks to Jeanne and Jilly I now have a new tote bag. It's from mine is Based on a True Story. Check them out they are cool. I love the fact that it has so much room and of course that it's bright orange. As to the books I just can't decide. I know I'll be taking the first of Cara Black books featuring Aimee Leduc, but that's just one book and I know I'll need more than that. Oh well have to go home tonight and make some decisions.
I can't believe we're leaving on Sat. it seems like it's taken forever to get here. Maybe I just really need a vacation. Yeah that must be it. I can't find Beau's harness so I have to buy him a new one. I think this is the third one, we just can't seem to keep track of where they are. I think maybe Beau hides them on us, as he really doesn't enjoy wearing what Kristie calls his bra. Oh well in order for him to be safe for the trip he has to have it so I can hook it to his seat belt.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thought I'd have to pimp the dog out

I got a explanation of benefits from my insurance company on Monday and was I surprised. It only covered about $2,600 of a $9,000 bill. I was shocked. So this morning I called to have it explained to me. It said I had maxed out my ambulatory surgery benefits. On investigating the statement the woman said it was the hospital that had maxed out the benefits. She said when a provider contracts with them they agree to an amount they will accept as payment. So then I asked if they would be billing me for the balance and she said no, if they do I'm to call them and they will handle it. Whew the dog is safe :) he doesn't have to work hard for the money, so hard for it honey.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Falsely Accused

That's what I was this morning. I was stopped by a State Trooper and she wanted to know why I chose to put my seat belt on after I saw her. I was not happy. I don't drive anywhere without my seat belt on and I told her so. She told me to continue to drive safely and to wear my seat belt. I will admit I don't always wear one in the back, however I always do in the front. When I called Ray to tell him about it he already knew, one of the guys he works with saw me pulled over. Nice.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I love showers, hate baths
2. I love when Beau curls up next to me and sighs
3. I love my unabridged dictionary (Christmas gift from Ray)
4. I'm addicted to reading book blogs
5. I've been keeping a list of all the books I've read since 1998

Well long time no post. We've been having some plumbing problems at our house. First it was the loo and this week it was the tub. Thank goodness Ray is handy at fixing things or this would have cost a small fortune. We talked about it last night and we decided if we have to replace the tub in a few years then we will just install a really nice shower stall instead. Like this I don't care about resale value of the house. We never use our bath except to bathe Beau and we could still do that in a shower.
I finished The Blue Rose. It was good. I think some of it was a little far fetched, however it was still a nice read. I never really thought about how many plants are poisonous. He has others in the English Garden series that I will read.
I'm reading In the Woods by Tana French it's a little wordy and there is plenty of description, however I am liking it. The story of course is dark as it deals with the murder of a young girl, but the story of the detectives is great. I'm taking this one slow as I don't want to miss anything.
I'm eager to find out what happened to Rob Ryan's friends.
I still haven't decided what books to take with me on vacation. I know that since Liz plans to have some jobs for Ray I'll have time to sit on the porch and read. I also have been looking for book shops in the area so I can add to my collection. I'm such a book whore. The only thing about this vacation I don't like is the drive. I wish I could get Ray to change his mind and stop somewhere instead of doing the whole 14 hours in one day. I know him though and he just wants to drive and get there. I'll just have to sleep.

Monday, September 8, 2008

McLeod's Daughters

I started The Blue Rose over the weekend and so far so good. Unfortunately I was watching the 4 series of McLeod's Daughters. So not much reading got done. I love this series. It takes place in South Australia and it's got an amazing cast and wonderful scenery. I watched the first 3 series on We and then they told us they wouldn't be airing it anymore. Talk about heart broken. Now thankfully we have them in the library system and I'm a happy girl.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday Things

1. I don't like coffee
2. I like to swim, however I don't (me in a bathing suit NOT)
3. I'm not good with punctuation (anyone who reads my blog already knows this)
4. I love shoes, however I only wear about 3 pair
5. I like the word however lately instead of but

Well I'm almost finished with Rebecca. I would have never thought that Maxim killed Rebecca. I did think she was too good to be true. I find the book so far very sad, how could Maxim have lived with such a woman, I do understand wanting her out of his life. I was very surprised that the bullet hole was not found. I guess the sea can do nasty things to a body, however if this was CSI they would know that she was murdered.
Ray's poor garden is no more. The deer have finally eaten everything that's left. He was not a happy man last night. I think next year we will be putting up a fence. My stepfather did that and he didn't have any problem with deer. Oh well I guess you learn by trial and error. Next year will be better.
I'm looking forward to the fall weather. I love the cool mornings and sitting on the deck with my cup of tea. I know that there is plenty of warm weather left as it's been so hot these past couple of days. The trees in our backyard are already starting to turn. Must have been that cold snap we had in the mornings.
Watched the season premiere of Bones last night. It was not as good as I would have liked. I hated that Angela and Hogde broke up. I mean in the first half they would have done anything for one another and then BAM they are breaking up. I guess I felt that was a little strange. The murder part was good and I love the way Brennan and Booth play off of each other. I love September and the all the season premieres. I can't wait to see the opener to Grey's. I want to see what's in store for Mere this season. I bet heart break.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Well surgery went fine. The recovery nurse told me I have to see my regular dr. since my blood pressure was high. Funny I called the dr. and asked if he wanted to see me and I didn't get a call back. I guess that means no. I haven't had any problems with it before and as I'm on meds that have to be checked every 3 months I guess it was just the stress of the surgery.
I got plenty of reading done over the weekend (between sleeping that is). I finished a few Lisa Scottoline books and now I'm reading Rebecca. I know I started it years ago, however it never really made a big impression on me so I laid it aside. Well I'm enjoying it now. It's amazing how easy it is to get lost in a book that was written so long ago. It's not a happy story and I and probably everyone else can't stand Mrs. Danvers. She makes me very uneasy. After Rebecca I plan on reading Daphne by Justine Picardie. It's a novel about Daphne du Maurier. I'm looking forward to it.
Ray fixed both our toilets last night he's such a good man. I love being married to a man that can fix just about anything. He's my mechanic, plumber, veggie grower, lawn mower, furniture mover, and just about anything else I could ask for. He's a treasure. He was so sweet while I was recouping from my surgery. He brought me dinner and ice cream. He made sure I didn't do anything but rest. He was a great help to me. Thanks honey.
Chelsie went back to school today. I hope she has a great day and that they don't pile on the homework to badly this week. I'll call her tonight to see how her day went.