House Rules

    House Rules ****.* by Jodi Picoult      Seventeen-year-old Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome, which renders him unable to read social cues or relate to his peers. Like many kids with AS, Jacob is obsessed with one subject — in his case, forensic analysis.  His mantra: What would Dr. Henry Lee do?, watching CrimeBusters, and listening to his police scanner,…

Nesting

      N is for Nest. . .       I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter N.   This the first Alphabe-Thursday I’ve participated in~ I saw Sarah monkeying around last week at Hyacinths for the Soul and it looked so much fun, I wanted to join in.        I…

No Muskrat Love

What did you do this past weekend? We trapped muskrats (one a night). . .it is Operation Relocate Muskrat(s) in our cove at the lake now. I’m afraid it is pointless, but it seems to make my husband feel better. We are trapping them with nothing more than an apple cut in half, that we put in the trap overnight. The next…

Candle Jar Shadows

      I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.   These shadow shots were a happy accident from a porch tablescape post. You can see the porch tablescape in its entirety here.                         Be sure to visit Hey Harriet for other Shadow Shots.  

Blossom Bird Blue

                                                    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.                                                              I’ve always loved birds~  I tend to gravitate towards eggs, nests, and bird images. I found this pattern at Home Goods this spring, Blossom Bird Blue by 222 Fifth.                                              I only picked up a…

Chairs

     It is chair-sitting weather again~ The fine art of “Chair-Sitting” involves:  Stare at the Water and Clouds. Read a Little. Have a Drink. Watch the Purple Martins. Hold a Dog in your Lap. Listen to Music.  Discuss Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and just Sloooow Down.          Read the history of Adirondack…

The Girl Who Chased The Moon

        The Girl Who Chased The Moon **** by Sarah Addison Allen         I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.        and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.…

A Girl Named Zippy

A Girl Named Zippy ***** by Haven Kimmel  Haven Kimmel, aka Zippy, tells her story about life in a small town~ Mooreland, Indiana, population 300, in early 70’s. Born in 1965, she chronicles her early years with her third-grade wisdom and observations that made me laugh out loud. There are pictures included in this book from an old photo album at the beginning…

The Sugar Queen

      The Sugar Queen ***.* by Sarah Addison Allen       I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.        and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. . . the perfect little food…