Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summery Kittified Days

Day 319
(Jeepin' with the girl.....awesome!)


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Day 320
(There are times when I just feel like this!)


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Day 321
(A peaceful afternoon in a tent.....can fix just about any sort of woe.)


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Day 322
(I can almost hear it when I look at this shot, can't you?)

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Day 323
(Awwwww.........floating the stress away.)


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Day 324
(I love the back and forth of it all.)

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Day 325
(Kitty was impressed with my STRIKE.)

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52 Books in a Year! Help Needed!

Back in September, I made a very simple little choice to start reading books for pleasure again. You can read a bit about that decision HERE. I definately eased into it, and read only two books in that first month. I've been keeping a running list of the the books I've read at the bottom of my blog. I noticed about a month ago, that I was quite possibly going to be able to read 52 books (average of one book a week) before the year is up, and I made it a little goal for myself. As it turns out....I'll be there easily a month before the deadline of 9/14/10. I'm THRILLED. Here is a list of the books I have read this year so far. As you can see......I'm on book 51 right now. I thought it would be fun to ask for reccommendations on my fifty second book! So....let's hear it....What is your favorite book right now? What should I read NEXT?

Starting 9/14/09

"Little Alters Everywhere" by Rebbeca Wells.

"Getting Over Jack Wagner" by Elise Juska.

"The Shack" by William Young.

"N is for Noose" by Sue Grafton (♥ this series. picking up where I left off.)

"O is for Outlaw" by Sue Grafton

"Resistance" by Anita Shreve

"P is for Peril" by Sue Grafton

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

"South Bound" by Susan Rebecca White

"Q is for Quarry" by Sue Grafton

"A Clue for the Puzzle Lady" by Parnell Hall (I'm hooked!)

"Last Puzzle and Testament" by Parnell Hall

"Puzzled to Death" by Parnell Hall

"Deafening" by Francis Itani

"R is for Ricochet" by Sue Grafton

"Midnight in the Garden of Good And Evil" by John Berendt

"A puzzle in a Pear Tree" by Parnell Hall

"With This Puzzle, I Thee Wed" by Parnell Hall

"S is for Silence" by Sue Grafton

"Curiousity Killed the Cat Sitter" by Blaize Clement

"Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund" by Blaize Clement

“And a Puzzle to Die On” by Parnell Hall (22)

“Stalking the Puzzle Lady” by Parnell Hall

"Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues" by Blaize Clement

"Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof" by Blaize Clement

“T is for Trespass” by Sue Grafton

“You Have the Right to Remain Puzzled” by Parnell Hall

“Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs” by Blaize Clement

“The Sudoku Puzzle Murders” by Parnell Hall

“A New Leash on Death” by Susan Conant

“The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder” By Joanne Fluke

“Dead Man’s Puzzle” by Parnell Hall

“Strawberry Shortcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“Dead Canaries Don’t Sing” by Cynthia Baxter

“U is for Undertow” by Sue Grafton

“The Puzzle Lady Vs. The Suduko Lady” by Parnell Hall

“A Bite of Death” by Susan Conant

“Blueberry Muffin Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb

“Lemon Meringue Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“The Girl who played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson

“Ellen Foster” by Kaye Gibbons

“The Fudge Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“Putting on the Dog” by Cynthia Baxtor

"What Looks Like Crazy on an ordinary day" by Pearl Cleage

“Paws Before Dying” by Susan Conant

“The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold

“Lead a Horse to Murder” by Cynthia Baxtor

“There’s No Place Like Here” by Cecelia Ahern

“Gone To the Dogs” by Susan Conant (50)


Currently reading:

“The Almost Moon” by Alice Sebold




P.S. If you came here looking for Team-Up Thursday...I'm sorry to disappoint....but Berta and I had some technical....and logistical issues this week. We'll be back on track next week, though. :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~ The portrait session that had me tied up in knots


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PS. I'll post more shots soon, and tell you all a little bit about this very important portrait session.





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Blueberry Pickin'!

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We met some friends up at the blueberry farm the other day. It was our first time officially pickin' blueberries at a farm. Grandma and grandpa have a few bushes, but nothing like this place. WOW! It was so beautiful.

Our friends are fabulous company......and not too shabby to look at, so you know I took a few pictures. Isn't this little honey adorable?


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Her mama is pretty special, too!

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Look at these eyes.....sigh......so pretty!

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Sugar was in blueberry heaven! She found tons of "dandies!"

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I couldn't stop snapping shots of this cutie....her shirt and hat were just to die for against all the green.

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Both little girls were fabulous pickers. They enjoyed finding the biggest and the best blueberries.


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However, it didn't take too long to get a little HOT.


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but ooooo....oooo.... the eatin'.......it was GOOD!

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and the bounty was plentiful! ♥

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Having so much fun....Kitty is late this week.


Day 315
(Sewing is fun....but we are often pressed for time. )

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Day 316
(Sometimes it's hard not being able to join the big kids in their play.)

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Day 317
(Kitty knew how nervous I was for my portrait session, so he came along as a back up.)

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Day 318
(This year....is show signs on Kitty's face.)

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Day 319
(Wish he could take swimming lessons, too.)

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Day 320
(I would swim in blueberries if I could, too.)

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Day 321
(Hanging out with Sugar Bear while she strums away......it relaxing.)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Team-Up Thursday~ Sassy

Berta threw a real whooper of an idea at me this week, and I have to say....I was a bit stumped. SASSY....hmmmm.....what does the word SASSY really, truely mean? It might come as a surprise to you that I didn't actually look up the definition. I know...I know....I'm failing at "being Corey" these days. I just sat back...and waited for something to strike me.


Monday, I was having a little chat with The Hubby, in our livingroom, while Sugar Bear was outside driving around our property in her Jeep. My husband glaced out the window, and started to snicker. I took a look as well, and said outloud, "Oh my she thinks she is SASSY!" Then my mouth dropped open, and I ran for my camera. The SASSY moment had arrived.


Even better, when I showed up outside to take the picture, Sugar Bear said, "nope....shows over!" tee hee......good thing I snapped this shot before she noticed me. What a SASSY girl!



Now Berta's shot......WHOA DOGGY....is that not the most beautiful photo in the whole wide world? Seriously.....I can't stop lookin' at it. What a stunning shot of a sassy woman. LOVE IT! Everything about it is fabulous. Well done Berta!

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Be sure to visit Megan's site, the home of Team-up Thursday!


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