I just turned 64...old enough to be an" sister" or an very good friend perhaps. Web sites like this helps calm me down at times...just found another one also...http://www.trendleewood.com/....but you can only post comments there and not talk. It loses it's friendly familiarity of the people when you don't talk back and forth....but this site has alot of wonderful pictures in it...it's an daily blog..from Ohio/usa. I still like POE the best. For me it has an layering fo various things that attracts me to it. History/pictures/blog/the Grouse Club...laughs* We did though use to have more gals in here...and of course we picked on the guys and many gals left during that time. Esp.the two guys that got made into little elves at Christmas in green tights...and set to music....whcih added an bit of fun.
I went "book shopping" yesterday..went to the thrift shop...and there,I bought over $100 of books and new games someone had donated...for the grandkids. They have just an few weeks you know before school starts. I bought my teenager an book that says it's hilariously funny...called.....I'm dating an Sex God"..."Giraffes don't Dance"...for the youngest...and an pokemon game for the other grandson..he's into that.... an electronic "Deal or no Deal" game. In all three boxes of games/books.. Crystals to Grow, and cookbooks with receipes using soda pop...they should stay busy for an while...even Hardy Boy mystery books and Scooby Doo Mystery books and some Nancy Drew..plus some classics. Did not leave out myself...with my Cussler adventure series books, and Christmas book for the Holidays...first time I've ever seen variegated Holly Trees trimmed into an top bush, with cardboard pears covered in gold leaf hanging out of the bottom and an red raffia nest with an golden partridge made out of scrunched up wire and painted gold. An picture book, it's also got receipes. As does the Ikea book...with receipes from Sweden...mostly with caviar...kind of different...uses many of the food products they import in their stores. An furniture book for fixing and repairs...including wicker. The "lady of Avalon"..by Bradley...also wrote the "Mists of Avalon" many years ago...and Edgar Cacey..four complete books on his readings concerning prophecy..religion and psychic expereince, mysteries of the mind and that of Reincarnation..I still have my book about Catherine Howard to read also...one of the wives of Henry VIII and Lawson affilated...kind of an romance and history novel also. The Christmas book is another one of those pretty picture books in craftwork ideas also." Lost empire"...and Clive Cussler books ususally also puts in an bit of history as well, this one is an couple ..Sam and Remi Fargo...while diving off the coast of Tanzania they find an old relic ship from the Confederate War, here in the states, which contains an mystery...that ends up having them in an chase for life going on to find the secret against another faction that wants the mystery to remain as such. Hard telling what they will run into for adventure. I've been reading his Dirk Pitt series for some time now. The author restores old vintage cars also, as well as one of his characters in his books ...but he restored an old travel trailer, looks like the one I own out in my back yard ....it was absolutely gorgeous by the time he got done, he shows it on the back cover of his book...and then put it into one of his books as to where he based his adventures out of. Somewhere around here I have an list of new books that are out that people are reading now..I miss our bookstore.."Borders" going out of business. Same for Barns and Noble..I liked that going in to sit and read an bit and look at books and have an cup of coffee at an sitting area. There were times when I'd go in there to get the world off my mind and explore an bit with the books. I like the thrift shops as to their prices, but hardly have any real atmoshpere to the shopping. It's true, probably the Kindles and what not make for more books readers...but it has no "escape to" on an rainy day either. It's not as easy to read just anything either, unless you know about it beforehand, or read anything that's been out for an while either. De-values society to not have an book store I think...and grocery stores are not the same either...they ususally carry love stories, westerns, or some kind of fiction....where my books I pick also incorporate an bit of history or self-help to them. Good thing "Dancing with the Stars" and "X Factor" can fill in the blanks with some TV viewing. HGTV lessened thier channel with they started using it as an real estate show...for millionaires. I use to like Emeril LeGasse cooking show also...now I have to watch British Cooking Shows to feel like there is something "different" going on. Anyway, I'll probably be writing again this fall and into winter especially...after the Holidays. First I have the pantry to finsish off and we get the " new" rain guttters this weekend....and my tooth taken care of, and hubby's leg fixed....so he can walk better before the end of the year. With all that...as I've said enough...I had better get going. It looks like the kids want to come in tonight also and stay with me tomarrow. So better go get my water supplies again before then...have an good day everyone.