Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Better Than Ice Cream

Oooo Weeee...I just finished a book that was better than ice cream. BELIEVE IT!
One of my dear friends, who shall remain nameless, kept harping on me to read this book...constantly!
I kept putting it off because
  1. I don't typically like this particular writer.
  2. I didn't think she knew what she was talking about :)
...and that is what I get for
  1. not listening to my own advice
  2. being a know-it-all 
In a previous post I warned about going strictly by the author...just because you liked (or in this case didn't like) one book by a particular author does'nt mean you will like (or dislike) all of thier books.
The book is called "Rainwater" by Sandra Brown.  If your familiar with her writing then you may think this is a murder myster....It's not. This book is a complete departure from her usual style of writing.
The story takes place in depression era Texas in a bording house owned by Ella Barron. Ella is a single mother of an autistic child, and her life is turned upside down when Mr. David Rainwater becomes a border. This book has it all and weaves a story that you never want to end. Do yourself a favor and get it. It is available in paper back and as an E-Book. I bet the library has it too!

Okay, Okay...I'll say it,lesson learned!
You were right nameless friend and I was wrong !!

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's really hot....and I am kranky...and really hot.
        And tired of being really hot so I can't write about this really great book I just read....                  
I'm doing a rewind and hope it will refresh me...
... and you too!

And this one is just to make you smile
Okay I am better!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow Part 5

I've been avoiding this...but I realize you have been waiting anxiously for the next installment so here it is.
A miserable failure thus far! Leave it to me to pick THE hottest, THE driest, record setting summer EVER to try to grow a garden and blog about it to boot.

Simply put my garden is a
woolly mess

...and it is freaking me out just a little because it's growing these weird looking alien-like appendages
I saw nothing remotely like this in
Ed's "Vegetable Gardner's Bible".

To date I have harvested the following:

  • A plethora of radish and eggplant(one I don't like and the other I don't know what to do with)
  • One very small basket of yellow squash
  • Two cantaloupe
  • A handful of tomatoes
  • No beans
  • No cucumbers
  • No bell peppers

  • A swarm of grasshopper

  • One very nice sized rabbit

  • and three unexpected skunks
So I am cutting my losses and my water bill, waving the white flag....

But wait!
  1. The weatherman says Oklahoma has not recorded 100 degree days after August.
  2. We have had several days of rain lately.
  3. I spotted a nice looking bloom on the cantaloupe vine and the tomato plants are still living. 
I'll give it just one more month....

Besides, the grass in the alley has never looked so good!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just a Small Town Girl

Here's why I will forever be a small town girl
In a small town......
we honor those who gave us our freedom and continue doing so everyday

We have parades with horses
and dogs

                           and little league baseball teams

and old men in funny hats driving clown cars.......
but it's all good!!

In a small town girls can wear cowboy boots
Girls in shorts can 

Little Girls can

and even girls in a tutu can wear cowboy boots.....
and it's all good!!

The town has a main street and even a town square. There are barber shops for swapping stories, predictin' the weather and debating politics!
Now even I have to admit that an outhouse is a bit unusual!

But I love a small town... where folks wave at one another or bring a casserole when you've lost a loved one. 

A place where you can hear the whistle of a train in the still of the night.