Thursday, November 17, 2011

30DOT: Day Twenty-Two

Can't believe it's been a WEEK! Need to improve on that bad habit of letting time get away from me.

To see the original 30DOT post, you can go here.

79 a perfect fall sunset shillouetting the farm-scape
80 lunch dates with DaHubby
81 looking into DaHub's eyes without glasses following his LASIK surgery. Falling in love with him all over again.
82 a good night's sleep
83 sun streaming in my kitchen door wall
84 sealed upnwindows means it's cozy in here now
85 having lunch with the Vikings at their school
86 hanging with the Vikings in their classrooms
87 random hugs from unknown kindergartners
88 repeating perfect spelling tests from Flicka after a rough start
89 no more bus crying from Pojke
90 discovering some formerly-unknown employee/spouse perks of DaHub's new job
91 the feeling of optimism after some goal setting
92 another DaHubby wood project: a new sitting bench by our entrance
93 the smell of blankets and clothes dried outside
94 long holiday weekends
95 veterans on Veterans' Day...and the rest of the year too
96 a full-moon lit night hike for the first time as a family

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall Into Reading #3: Sin and Sacrifice

Curse you, Kindle! You've distracted me again! LOL

This is another FREE contribution to my reading list thanks to Free Books For Kindle on Facebook. It was not on my original list for the reading challenge but one I'm glad I read.

Sin and Scarifice: Daughters of Eve Book #1 is a little bit of everything...thriller, suspense, romance, supernatural all rolled into one. While it refers to Adam, Eve, Eden, the Bible, and the Templar Knights, it is NOT Christian fiction.

Evelyn and her sisters have a secret. They are ancient remnants of Eden and literally daughters of Adam and Eve. While not immortal, they have lived since that time until present day. And, they are on the run. A sect within the Templar Knights is tracking them down...but it will be Templar Knights that save them as well.

The characters were good but it was hard to care for or believe in the main character, Evelyn. The sisters, whom we met briefly here and there, seem more interesting than Evelyn. On the flip side, the "good" Templar Knights, including the main love interest, Rhett, are pretty well developed but leave enough questions and such to push this into multiple books.

While hardly the best book I've ever read, it's an interesting story premise and some good brain candy for a summer read or a cold winter's day.

About half of the Fall Into Reading challenge is over but you can still join us from now until late December. Stop by Katrina's site and sign up!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day Fourteen

See what 30 Days of Thanksgiving are all about here.

68. cozy days reading in bed
69. comfort food like mac and cheese
70. warm laundry, freshly folded
71. a long, lounging, steamy shower
72. the wet, windy smell of fall
73. leftover birthday cake
74. vacuumed couches
75. a clean desk
76. a clean sink
77. clean floors
78. an easy to-do list on a lazy day

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day Thirteen

See my original 30 Days of Thanksgiving post here.

47. Flicka cleaning the house
48. My new mud room locker room...
49. ...and my handy hubby.
50. Spending nearly the whole day alone with DaHubby for his birthday
51. Snuggling on the couch
52. Before-bed hugs from Flicka
53. Backyard campfires
54. The smell of onions, garlic, and celery sauting
55. Really good batch of potato soup
56. Care packages from grandparents
57. Visits from grandparents
58. Waking up at 5:30am with Pojke next to the bed..."what's wrong?" "Nothing, I just want to spend time with you."
59. Good, well written stories
60. An electric blanket and flannel sheets
61. Family around the table - even with some joining via Skype LOL
63. Giving the Vikings "underdogs" on the swings and listening to them squeal!
64. The rich farmland giving way to its stark (but still beautiful) winter sleep
65. A quiet morning alone
66. A good night's sleep
67. Listening to God's whisper in a moment of parental frustration and having that "new sudden idea" work to calm a sibling storm

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day Nine

Read my original post here.

40. chocolate chip cookies
41. a warm bed while listening to cold rain
42. the Vikings' teachers and principal
43. a tech-savvy hubby
44. moose tracks ice cream
45. free coupons to Pizza Hut
46. good reports at parent teacher conferences

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day Eight of Thanksgiving

See my original 30 Days of Thanksgiving explanation here.

31. bright cold mornings with long warm shadows
32. comfort food leftovers
33. the ability to read
34. Reese's peanut butter cups
35. golden orange sunsets
36. "cheesy taters" aka scalloped potatoes with ham
37. family that loves me NO MATTER WHAT
38. little "work angels" that look out for DaHubby for me :)
39. tangerines

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Laughing Without Fear?