Saturday, August 28, 2010

Reading....Jonathan Cash

"The Sin Within Her Smile"

I wanted to read this book because it is a Lovejoy mystery and we loved the TV series. Based on this one book I think I like the TV series better than the book, that doesn't happen often! In complete fairness I have not read the other books and I did not start out with the first one in the series. I found this book very confusing, it seemed to jump around a lot and make references to things that were never explained. Perhaps the previous books in the series would have cleared up some of these issues. After reading the book I did feel like the TV series picked a good actor to play Lovejoy. Maybe because I had seen the series already but when reading the book I could only picture Ian McShane.

It wasn't my favorite book and I had a little bit of a difficult time reading it but I think I should read at least one more in the series to form a complete opinion.

'til next time...

Friday, August 27, 2010

My summer love affair...

yes, I admit it, I fell in love again this summer. I fell into a deliciously seductive one sided love affair with a wine called "Aurora".  The wine is produced by Daniel Cellars in Barboursville, VA. It is a chocolate raspberry wine. While I must admit it does not usurp my love for "Noche" which is still my favorite chocolate wine, it is perfect for summer. Noche is a wonderful cold weather chocolate wine, it is decedent but also heavy. Aurora is a chocolate raspberry wine and is lighter and obviously fruity. I found it perfect for summer. Aurora is best chilled whereas Noche should be served room temperature.

Once again, I blame Wegman's for my new addiction, they were having a tasting one day of Aurora and just one taste got me hooked. One of the many reasons I would like to live at Wegman's. If they would only rent out rooms...

'til next time...

trouble with posting, brain fog and guilty conscience...

I know I haven't written much lately but I did think I had posted a few things. For reasons that don't make a lot of sense and therefore we won't discuss them...I have tried to update my posts by email without actually logging onto my site. Here I was thinking that I had actually posted a few updates and when I took the time to check I find out that I have instead been diligently saving my posts in the drafts section instead of publishing. Why you may ask??? Because I selected the option that says "save to drafts".....yes I am a natural brunette.

But to be perfectly frank I really haven't been writing much lately. To steal a phrase from a fellow blogger, I have been a "slogger".
                  Slacker + blogger = slogger.

(I don't remember who said that but when I figure it out I will edit this post and give credit where credit is due!)

We have been busy lately but even when I have a few minutes I just haven't had the brain to write. My thoughts have been too jumbled for even me to sort out! But hopefully things are smoothing out up there and I will catch up on what has been going on in our lives this past month or so.

I had a doctors appointment this morning and the doctor told me,
"I know you are busy, I know you have two little kids to take care of, laundry to do, an house addition to finish, painting to do, cleaning to do, meals to fix, etc., etc. But when the kids take a nap you need to take a little bit of time for yourself, take a power nap, read a book, something you enjoy. The laundry will still be there, the dirt on the floors won't go anywhere but if you lose your sanity you will be in a real mess. I take at least 15 minutes during my work day where I usually go over to the hospital and find a place to hide. I may take a little nap or just close my eyes or just sit in the quiet, but you need some down time everyday."
That was a good thing for me to hear and it will help alleviate my guilty conscience as I sit and write this post, trying to ignore the pile of dirty clothes I can see out of the corner of my eye.

'til next time...