Hi all , today it is raining once again. I would not normally complain but its starting to get old. I really was hoping to get outside this week. I'm really in need of some good old fashioned dirt digging. I am excited about working on my landscaping and putting in my garden. I have been thinking about canning a lot and want to come up with some new recipes ! I come from a southern family so I am seeing a lot of pickled stuff in the future ! A lot of people have never heard of it but we love pickled corn, its yummy if you like that kind of thing. Something else I am really looking forward to is cleaning out my daughters play house. They have a nice play house that is a good size and of course since they are teenagers they don't use it anymore..well I am hoping to turn it into my own little cottage get away to use for my art glass and for re-potting , reading and more ! I think it would be a great place with a little work and some great garage sale and fleamarket finds ! Do any of you have your own little get away place. I love reading but I am a fussy reader..I am the only person I know that can go into a bookstore and walk out with nothing. I really have trouble picking out books. I love reading non-fiction and tend to go in phases . I went through my slavery phase, holocaust, amish,civil war, and now I am into my uplifting phase. Have any of you read The Shack. I LOVE THAT BOOK ! I NEVER read a book twice, but I think I am going to read it again, its that good ! Today I found an author by the name of Athol Dickson so I am going to give him a try. I don't like romance books (though I read a few of the Amish ones that were not bad) , or scary books. I don't like that scary stuff inside my head. I know it sounds strange but if I'm going to read I like it to be something that I can learn from..my imagination keeps me plenty busy enough..lol.. I also love collector/antique books and guides, ancestry books and decorating magazines. What are some of your favorite reads. I love having a little guidance to a good read. Well, enough for today ..I'm off to get a few things done and then I think tonight I will curl up and get a little reading done ! God Bless you wherever you are, I hope your day is blessed.
Apr 15, 2009 | 12:48 PM PST
I never was a reader and it was bad for me in school. I was a dreamer and that was good for me in life. I was motivated by my mind to seek out reality from my dreams. I am the person people read about. Ask my wife.
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell
Apr 15, 2009 | 4:50 PM PST
bsmitch, being motivated by your mind is a good thing :) I bet your wife has had lots of adventures with you. Thats great ! Maybe you should write your own book and let all of us read it !
Apr 15, 2009 | 5:45 PM PST
Hopefully you get some nice weather soon...I completely understand your feeling of needing to get into the dirt. After a long winter it is needed.
I love to read too...although I tend to read crime dramas, like Patricia Cornwell, Jonathan Kellerman, and James Patterson. Some of the books are very detailed about bloody crime scenes and my hubby makes fun of me because I can't watch bloody movies, it makes me sick, but I can read all the gory details.