Yay! I'm glad you're feeling better!
Yay! I'm glad you're feeling better!
I have a similar book I have to read. I'm trying to work up my nerve for it. Thing is, it was written by a friend of mine (I did some critiquing for her as she was writing it), I've got my autographed copy, and my name in the Acknowledgements section, so it really would not be good if I didn't read it... She is a fine writer, no doubt about that.
[I]Voiceless[/I] by Caroline Wissing, in case anyone is interested. It was published in Canada, so I'm not too sure how available it is in the States.
I am so glad you are feeling a bit better. Volunteering sounds like a wonderful idea.
Yes, I would think turkey would be overwhelmed by sweet potatoes. I felt no particular urge to try it. Thanks for the review.
This book could be very painful to read, but for me it rang so true that I am feeling enriched by it. For one thing, it is a young adult novel and while it doesn't pull any punches, it has no sexual abuse or that sort of thing. I normally don't read these types of books. For example, I did not read [I]Angela's Ashes[/I] although I was strongly urged by just about everyone I know, and presented with not one but two copies. I also counselled a close friend not to read it, for which she thanked me profusely as she felt it would have sent her into a depressive cycle. But it is undoubtedly a great book, and a favorite of many.
Still 132. I wore my favorite old baggy cargo pants to work last night and soon realized that they no longer stay up. I had to fashion a belt from twill tie. I will miss my old cargoes when I can't wear them anymore. Sure wish the weight would come off my belly and not my bum!
As usual this time of year, I have been presented with a great deal of cat stuff. Even more this year than normal! I think it is because of the cat video internet phenom that has gone beyond viral this year. I have four cat calendars, two cat mugs, a t-shirt, a poster. Actually what I can use is not cat memorabilia but some actual cat toys for actual cats, since mine shred everything they get their claws into, and they love just about everything I have ever given them. Except for the expensive cat cubby that is supposed to be guaranteed - they are afraid of it. Oh well, I like them sleeping with me anyway.
Cats can't read the advertising...
Here's to baggy cargos! So are you planning on losing more, or are you pretty much at your goal? I'm kind of debating, myself. I'm pretty sure I want to drop another couple of pounds. After that, less sure.
I know what you mean about books. I could not get through [I]The Kite Runner[/I], no matter how superb it was. I did read [I]A Thousand Splendid Suns[/I] by the same author and enjoyed it very much. And I did read [I]Angela's Ashes[/I] and very much wished I hadn't. I could handle that stuff when I was young and relatively un-bunged up. Not now. And the better written the book is, the harder it is to read the tough stuff. They really pull you in.
Just ate a hearty meal. I put some tapioca bread things in the oven and realized it would not be good if I was hungry when they came out of the oven all golden and crispy. So I had a couple of chicken sausages and avocado. I was able to easily restrict myself to one lovely popover with Kerrygold butter.
D@#n! I just realized I could have gone swimming this afternoon. The pool was open from 3-4 PM. I'll have to be more aware of the afternoon openings, which are different every day, unlike the mornings which are at pretty regular times. That's one thing that I don't like about working 3 nights in a row, no swimming.
This is when a good fridge magnet is your friend.
I have a similar thing with books, I won't read/watch lots of books/movies that depict violence, particularly against children as it is just too much for me. Books are worse because the images they conjure up come from within me and bother me more, or bring up memories that I'd just as soon not recall.
I wouldn't go see or read Schindler's list, or The Hunger Games or many others. Angela's Ashes I did read, because I'd heard nothing about it, except it was about Ireland. (I'm half Irish by Ancestry) It really upset me though.
What I read really influences my moods, so I'm careful. I'm trying to be tougher, but so far it's not working :-(
Yeah, I get teased a lot because I walk out of movies regularly. Certain types of violence I just do not watch. Anything against animals, which is often presented in a humorous way. (I don't understand this) Same with children, even offscreen, or children being exposed to horrible things.
Don't try to be tough. It can be just another word for callous or uncaring.
Came to work and got presented with a cat figurine. What am I supposed to do with this? I have actual live felines, don't need statues of them. I should be more grateful. Now if someone bought me some cans of Iams, then I would be happy. (Grumble...grumble)
SWMBO often gets porcelain figurines from her wealthy friends, who probably spend a lot of money on them. I built her a nice walnut corner shelf to display some of them. One benefit of this shelf (as it turns out) is that it's in a busy corner of the entryway and things regularly get knocked off of it and come crashing down onto the tile floor and are smashed to pieces.
Haha! Good one! Since there is no chance the giver will ever visit my home, I dropped the figurine off at the thrift shop on the way home...hopefully it will bring joy to someone...someone else...