Thursday, November 29
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Monday, November 26
Saturday, November 24
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Wednesday, November 14
What do you get when you spend 2 days in the woods?
- great memories of time with your dad - check
- meat in the freezer - check
- one VERY bad case of poison ivy - check
a couple of bumps on Sunday night (thought they were bug bites), a couple of patches on her face Monday morning (started doctoring), swelling, several patches on her face, tummy and hands Tuesday morning(went to the doctor), all over her face, most of the right side of her face and her eye almost swollen shut on Wednesday morning (cut school short), BUT it is Wednesday evening and her eye is open and the swelling has gone down dramatically. I think we might have the worst behind us?
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Monday, November 12
Every fall, hordes of people spend enormous amounts of money for hunting leases, camo clothing, all terrain vehicles, weapons, ammunition, elaborate stands and enclosures, odor elimination sprays, multiple types of game calls and various synthetic animal urines (some real ones too!) all for the purposes of harvesting the elusive whitetail deer. I've even heard that venison has been referred to as the most expensive meat per pound of any meat in the entire world. Having thought of what I've spent already this year, I totally agree. After investing an amount of money over the years equal to the cost of a quaint, Italian cottage in Tuscany, I have finally realized the benefit!
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Thursday, November 8
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Sunday, November 4
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Saturday, November 3
Friday, November 2
snap of Carly and I
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Thursday, November 1
- The Prince of Beverly Hills by Stuart Woods
Typically, I like books that take place "today". This book took place in the 1940's. About a cop turned security at a movie study turned movie producer but mostly about a couple of characters and their intertwined lives. A glimpse into the glamourous movie world pre-WWII.
- The 6th Target by James Patterson
Either I have changed or Patterson's writing has changed. It just seems really shallow these days. No character development, poor plot development, minimal twists and turns. I think I am going to stay away for a while.
- The Little Guide to Your Well Read Life by Steve Leveen
Steve Leveen is the founder of Levenger (company known for "tools for serious readers") Non-fiction with pointers on how to add books to your life. Many of them I already do such as making a "to read" list, putting together a library for you home including books you want to read, that it is okay to give up on a book if it is not for you, and to try audio books.
- New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
Follow up to Eclipse (which I loved). I really enjoyed this one but not quite as good as the first one. It is hard to explain so that it even sounds good. It is about a family of vampires and the non-vampire girl who falls in love with one of the vampires. Great character development, imagination, humor, anticipation, and a wonder of what is going to happen next.
- Gone with the Wind - by Margaret Mitchell
It has been on my "to read" shelf for a while and my "to read" list for even longer. I started it while we were at the beach and when I broke it out Kenny said "Gone with the Wind....why not just go ahead and read War and Peace". It did feel a little daunting at 1037 small typed pages. It did take me a couple hundred of pages to get into it, but then I enjoyed every minute. For someone who does not typically read books set in the past, I read one set in the 1940's and this one in the 1840's.
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