Saturday, March 31, 2007

I Love Secondhand Shopping

We had a really fun day today, we picked around home this morning while it snowed, then headed out for shopping at the secondhand stores around town. I am having the most fantastic luck finding books lately, books that I have been waiting and wanting to read, or books that I love and haven't bought yet.

I have to brag, here's my list of finds today:

Girls Will be Girls - Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters -JoAnn Deak PHD
(this was on my list to read along with Reviving Ophelia)

A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon - Kaye Gibbons
Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes

Some chicklit and Red Dress Ink books:

Six Weeks to Toxic- Louisa McCormack
Looking For Mr. Goodfrog - Laurie Graff
Everyone Worth Knowing- Lauren Weisberger
Sex,Murder and a Double Latte -Kyra Davis
Tales of a Drama Queen - Lee Nichols (B lent me this one and I LOVED it)

Oprahs Book Club

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver (thought I would give it a re-read)
The Book of Ruth - Jane Hamilton
What Looks Like Crazy - Pearl Cleage

And a copy of the BFG by Roald Dahl ( my all time FAV!) and the first Harry Potter for Kade.

I am just addicted now. I spent less than $35 on what would have cost me, oh, hundreds. I swear that someone dropped off their entire bookclub collection because most of the books I bought the last few weeks are from the same Goodwill and are brand spankin' new, not a crease on the spine or a dog ear anywhere. I actually had the time today to go though all their shelves there and find them all. As much as I love the library, I adore books. I am a re-reader and that is hard when you don't own the book. I have always been a collector of books, but now figured out a better way to afford to buy them all the time. A well stocked bookshelf makes me happy!

I need to start a list of what I have bought and need to read...there must be a widget somewhere to keep track. I also think I am going to have to finish the basement and put a library down there, the rate I am going LOL! Mmm....library/ room....hmmm. Now there's an idea.

Other than that, cleaned out my car this evening with Kade, he was such an amazing help, he took the vaccum and really cleaned it! He spent the whole hour cleaning with me. Tomorrow night I work, so we'll just bum around and clean the house a bit.

Hope everyone's weekend is awesome!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spring Things

The Hydrangea That Wouldn't Die.

I couldn't kill this thing if I wanted to. Not that I want to, mind you, but I have tested its resiliancy thoroughly.It has been as dead as a doornail in a pot, (ok, dormant only but it sure looked dead) then revived with water. It gave me three measly leaves last summer, so I told it, Screw You, you are taking up too much space in my house with your crummy three leaf display, I have better plants to care for. And callously threw it into the front flowerbed to fend for itself.

I cleaned out the front flowerbed and went to pull it out, assuming it was toast and Damned if its not budding this spring! These plants are only supposed to winter to Zone 5, and even then its chancey, we are Zone 3a. That means we are 2 zones temperature-wise away from this surviving, yet its flaunting itself this spring. I have no clue what I did to ensure its successful overwintering, but now I am scared to even look at it the wrong way. So much for ever moving it as well, its now there for good. I am curious whether I will get more than 3 leaves this year LOL! (and yes, that is the one you gave me for my 29th bday, Kandice. Its the magic Hydrangea )

And my irises, which ARE supposed to come up in the spring. pretty!

And I forgot to post a picture of my Spike doll that was my present from Mike and Kade for my bday. Makes me laugh! Kade doesn't understand that we can't open it and play with it, he asks about once a day. I told him its an adult doll (LMAO at that) and that it stays in the box. Aaah only Mike would buy me that!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My Obituary

HAHAHA I stole this idea from Cori, I laughed my arse off. I'm gonna have a gooood retirement! LOL!

'What will your obituary say?' at