Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Bought this DVD set awhile back and we have been watching it here and there- and it is really interesting. Funny. I am enjoying it and we're on epidose 9 out of 10. I really like Charlie Boorman, he's a hoot.
Been starting to look for prices for Feb, vacation trip- want to go back to London and do more exploring- a bit out of the city too, but we could do Paris. In the US the plane fares are crazy. Of course, I feel so broke so I shouldn't charge another thing with the washer, dryer and freezer, but...oh now that I'm back to work travle bug has returned.
Another day at work. Was a tough morning to get up and get moving, but tomorrow is my last day of the week. As a teacher, you have to figure out how your classes are going to be. I love 99.999999% of my students, but sometimes you get a mix that is a challenge. Not sure about my classes for this semester yet-but had a great day. Keep you finger crossed.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Photos I borrowed from the Canabie Lake web site. Went yesterday and did my first un-side-down roller coaster-the corkscrew shown here. Always have been a big coward-and though you could tell you were upside down it was sooo fast, it wasn't a problem.
Now this ride- the extreme frisbee--woe. That was the scariest funnest ride- man,had to keep my eyes shut for half the ride-but I did it! I was having a brave day yesterday!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Last week of vacation (ALREADY!)- when the sun came out this afternoon it was windy and COLD, but still went kayaking in the marsh with my friend Jo and her sister Dianne. Here's a few photos from our adventure. So tonight I am chilly and sitting in fleece lined sweats and wool socks- brrr. Feel like October. Been working on my Halloween A-Z Ghoul guide book- is fun playing with those weird stamps. Tomorrow we are going to Canabie Lake Park-Dave's taking a day off. Finished People of the Book-what a great surprise ending that made me really like the book. Am rereading The Mysterious Affair at Styles- an old Agatha Christie that I read eons ago. Really like her books. Feel like I need to so some major cleaning-like the basement last weekend- but elsewhere around the house. Maybe its the cooler weather, the sun to remotivate me and the fact that I have to go back to school in less than a week. Wow.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
These photos are in honor of how much I love sunny days which we have not had all week. In fact, its been raining and raining and raining- not just clouds. I took these photos 1 1/2 weeks ago when my friend Joanne and I climbed Belknap Mountain in Gilford, NH.
This week has been SOOO busy. Haven't had a chance to download any of my photos yet. Tuesday dave took the day and we went to my brother's summer place in Harrison, Maine on Long Lake. Was very pretty and a fun day visit. I'd never been up by Sebago Lake and Long Lake so it was a new adventure. Have plenty of photos to show you. Wednesday we took Katie's car back to get a check engine light fixed (though its back on again)- dropped it off and went shopping in Nashua. Katie's friend Kristen came and I dropped them at the mall after we eat at Denny's (because they didn't remember eating there ever) and I did a Costco run and a Trader Joe's run. Wednesday night we watched the Bob Dylan film where Cate Blanchette played a great Dylan which Kristen had bought. Thursday we went to the an 11:30 a.m. Mummy showing-was a fun movie, went and bought a new washer and dryer at Home Depot, then buzzed off to drawing class. Today, road into Manchester with Dave to get Katie's car, but had to wait so I took Dave's car and drove out to Rubber Stamps of America in Dublin, was fun BUT meant to snap a photo of the sign on my way out and totally didn't do it. Got 45 seconds unmounted stamps for $9 and had all the Ken Brown stamps 1/2 which was great.
Haven't been home all week it seems. Tonight I cut and mounted all my seconds stamps but haven't read since I finished Lean mean Thirteen Monday and haven't been in my studio since Monday either. And it was a very open week-go figure.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
YEAH! Some art. Made these cards a couple of weeks ago and I love them! Tried to post them Monday night but Blogger wasn't uploading and since then life has gotten BUSY-day in maine with my brother and his family, shopping yesterday-we had to drop Katie's car off for a small fix- and of course-its been RAINING-what's new? Also, my druer died...ugh. Not that it owes me anything as its 19 years old and I get something more efficient...but needed to look. So do I get what a want- a big LG steam cleaner, or go for something more affordable for the moment?
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Here's some photos of the new family car. Katie will be able to drive it so we can have our cars, but technically its my car if I need it!. Its a 2001 VW Jetta with 85,000 miles and in excellent shape. She's thrilled! Its also a very funny photo of Dave.
Took a class at Absolutely Everything with Dave Brethauer from Memory Box on watercolor painting. Man, I really had no technique before but now I am informed. Was a great class for a Sunday morning and a great day for shopping too!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
ANyHOW- bought a bunch of books at the street fair pretty cheap and figure it helps the hospital. Lets see how many I can read-
- Iriving Stone's The Origin about Darwin
- Jame's Michener's Poland-I've read a lot of his books a long time ago and enjoyed them, but haven't read this one
- A Tale of Two Cities- thought it might be nice to have on hand and reread since I haven't read it since 10th grade-and that's a LONG LONG time ago
- Sarum by Edward Rutherford-loved the London book I read of his last year
- the Eight by Katherine Neville-Joanne had spoken of this book so I'm going to try it
- Daphe du Maurier's Rebecca-a very ancient copy
- Agatha Christie's So Many Steps to Death-another ancient copy with all my rereads of her books
- PD James Original Sin- not sure if I read this book eons ago, but I've read a lot of hers and the plot did not seem familar
- Elliot Roosevelt-Murder at the Palace
- Ken Follett-A Dangerous Fortune-a like new hardcover for $2- and I loved the cathedral- but this is just as long but sounds great about a Victoria disaster at a boys school
- Anne Perry-Defend and Betray- another book I my have read as I read lots of hers eons ago, but doesn't sound familar either
- Agatha Christie hardcover with Murder at the Vicarage and Sleeping Murder-I probably have these stories in paperback, but can't find them easily in the attic and with my rereading of her books project
- Same as above but Curtain and The Mysterious Affairs at Styles- I think her first and last 2 Poirot books
- Another Anne Perry-Seven Dials- again I might have read it but can't really rememebr right now from reading the jackets.
Also got a couple of books for my art-one had cool old Christmas images, one had old plant illustrations and 1 was a travel brochure from Stockholm in 1955- even before my parents got married and traveled there, and LONG before I went there in 1985.
And right now I am reading a paperback copy of Janet Evanovich's Lean Mean Thirteen that I got at Costco Wednesday...haven't read any of the Stephanie Plum books since book 10 and am enjoying this a lot, same old characters, same old fun.
Will post car photos and hiking photos soon, and even some card photos which are on my camera...have fun with the rest of your weekend