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Finished Deathly Hallows–not gonna spoil it for you!

Whew!  My copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows arrived safely at my mailbox on Saturday around 4:30PM.  I gotta hand it to the US Postal service this time–it seems they had a Harry Potter mailman.  That’s right, there was our regular mailman delivering our regular mail, then a second mailman came along not too long after with my Amazon.com package of reading.  Hey, I doubted it would make it here on time, but they actually pulled it off.  Kudos guys, ‘cuz if it didn’t show up, I would have gotten in my car and driven until I could find the nearest copy and sat down and started to read until they dragged me away.  I’m not going to tell you how it ended or who died ( I don’t understand all these people who don’t read the books and don’t want to read the books, but want to know who died anyway.  Kind of strange, I don’t tell them) and I am dying to talk to some other people who finished it, but I know of only one other person so far and we’ve already talked about it, lol.  Anyway, now that I have practically abandoned my house and home for Harry, I need to get back to cleaning it up and putting away clean clothes and cooking, I really need to start cooking real meals again.  It had to come to an end at some point.  Hubby was rather tolerant as I completely blocked him out and played with DD while still attached to the book in some way.  I’m also pretty happy that I was able to read to the end without someone telling me what happens–that was my greatest fear.  Went to my MOM’s Club book club today and we discussed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Marc Haddon.  Interesting quick read.  We picked more books out for the rest of the year and for January and February, too.  I started reading Water for Elephants last night and am enjoying it so far.  I need to make a Border’s run for a couple of the other books, how convenient that they just sent me coupons via email a mere second ago…

Since Harry arrived in my mailbox, there has been no knitting going on.  Or scrapbooking.  But I am having my MOM’s club scrapbooking meeting at my house this Friday…I am rejoining the muggle world, slowly but surely….TTFN.

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July 26, 2007 Posted by | Book Club | 3 Comments

Wow, over 3,000 hits on my blog

It’s been a little over a year and I already have over 3,000 hits on my blog–that just boggles my mind, lol.  And I am sure that joining the secret pals and the virtual vacation swap have really added to the traffic, but still, incredible.  Thanks guys–feel free to leave me a comment–I’d love to hear from you!

Joined WW last week–lost 4.2 pounds in the first week and I am totally impressed with myself.  I am most inspired by my SP9 buddy who joined last year and this past weekend participated in a 30 mile bike marathon for MS–you go girl–totally my hero!  If I can keep this up, I will be most happy, but I know it will slow down eventually.  I’m happy with right now, though.

Can’t wait for Saturday when the new Harry Potter book comes out.  I will probably be laying low until I finish it, and won’t post the ending here for all those who are reading, too.  Gotta go now and get some stuff done while DD naps–later!

July 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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July 17, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m a bad secret pal, but I’m still gonna be a godmother! :-)

My poor SP10 buddy has waited long and hard for me to finally post a picture of my final package.  I meant to do it a long time ago, then when I sat down at the computer the other day to upload the picture, I realized I left my camera at my best friend’s house after visiting them and the new baby.  Sorry–it’s been a crazy week or so here…I’ll post it now:

 

Isn’t the cotton gorgeous?  I think I will make DD a cardigan out of it for this winter.  I kind of blew off knitting for her last winter ‘cuz she was growing so fast I was afraid she would outgrow anything I made her too quickly.  She’s wearing a 2-3T now, so if I make it in a 4T, I think I will be safe.  My pal even included color coordinated stitch markers for the project!  They are so pretty and even have little bells on them–I definitely don’t own stitch markers this fancy–I’m going to have to dress up a bit whenever I knit with them, lol.  There was also a cute keychain in there and originally TWO kit kats, but I inhaled the other one during a weak moment, lol.  My pal was

http://www.purlsjustwannahavefun.typepad.com/  and she was awesome!!  Anyone to have her as a pal is definitely in for a treat!  And her little one is adorable, too 😉

Speaking of little ones–I’m gonna be a godmother!!  I mentioned earlier that my best friend has a new baby at home–he’s 9 days old now and so cuddly!  I’ve gotten to see him 3 times already and hold him and cuddle.  His mommy surprised me the other day by asking me to be his godmother–I was so shocked, touched and excited all at the same time.  I’ve never been a godmother before, so I hope I live up to expectations.

On the knitting front, I picked up my braids cardigan again and have been knitting away on it.  It’s going much quicker now and I’ve switched it to my new knitpicks needles with a longer cable and it’s much more enjoyable to knit on now.  So glad I got my knitpicks options!  I still have to make fringe on my artyarns scarf, but need to do it while DD is sleeping (which she hasn’t done a lot of lately–molars?) ‘cuz I know she will be grabbing the little fringe pieces and making a run for it.  She still likes to use the needles I gave her and some scrap yarn to pretend to knit with mommy–who knows, maybe she will be the youngest knitter yet?  A mom can dream, can’t she?  LOL

I am sooo excited to get the final Harry Potter book in my hands–especially since it will arrive shortly before our whole family leaves for a 9 day cruise to the caribbean.  I know my SIL and I will be reading it the whole time, if I don’t pull all-nighters and finish it before we even leave!  I’ve finished all my book club books thru September and even read another one (The Pilot’s Wife–please comment if you read this–I have a question about the ending–thanks!).  I ordered Water for Elephants and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter to read when done with Harry.  I picked up Cold Sassy Tree again the other day as I don’t want to start anything I can’t finish before the 21st.  I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get into this book!  I have a feeling something big is just about to happen in it soon, so maybe it will go faster….I looked over my bookshelf the other day of books that I have bought in anticipation of reading, but haven’t gotten to reading yet.  I seem to have these big huge novels left–I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb, My Life by Bill Clinton (I don’t know why–just thought this would be an interesting read, but I’m not a political person at all…), Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Beach Music by Pat Conroy (one of my most favorite authors, btw), Angela’s Ashes, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, 2 novels by Eileen Goudge (I liked her first book, thought I would enjoy these, too), a book someone freecycled to me called Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie and a 3 in one book by Jane Austen.  This is not including all the books by Ann Rice I haven’t gotten to.  I lost track of the vampire chronicles, read the first witch novel (and LOVED it, btw), but then I got confused at to what went next, then she merged the two stories–I am hopelessly lost at this point, lol.  I should really go to her website and get these in order and try to plow thru them sometime.  I would really love to have this book shelf cleared off by the end of the year if not by next July–I will make this my goal!

Well, I think I’m gonna hit the shower before DD wakes up.  We need to take her for new shoes before the cruise–her sandals we just bought her started rubbing on her foot and leaving a mark, so out they go!  She outgrows shoes faster than clothes, lol!  I might even sneak over to see my godson (boy that feels nice to say) and maybe look into a WW meeting, gulp.  I only have 9 months or so until my sister’s wedding and I have to squeeze into a matron of honor dress.  Her best friend is a stick with no boobs and I’m gonna look like Dolly Parton next to her, sigh….Later!

July 12, 2007 Posted by | Book Club, Family and Life, knitting, Secret Pal | Leave a comment