Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I present some more stylings by Emerson:

She added the hat to the ensemble, with a flashlight as an accessory. The other night Marcus gave them each a flashlight at bed time. They had a great time and didn't think about bottles once. Of course when they were still awake giggling around 9 I told Marcus we probably needed to take them away. 

Another outfit. She's cute. As a side note it took me so long to put these puzzles away. I started putting them away about 7 different times, but every time they noticed then they decided it was time to play with it again.

A bowl full of fruit off a tree makes me very happy. Thanks to a gift from a member in my congregation.

This wall paper in my kitchen makes my very unhappy. I can't help but think that someone found wall paper  with the word God on it and decided, "Perfect!" After all what other wall paper might a parsonage contain? I think I'm going to ask the trustees if I can remove it. Of course I'm afraid I will offend who ever picked it out. 


Eli took these pictures. He turned the camera on and said, "cheese, cheese, cheese" and he took about 10 pictures. He was so pleased with himself. It was adorable. Plus we now have some really great shots of the ceiling and the exercise ball.

I went shopping for books at my church today. We have a room filled with books that someone donated at some point to sell. Every time I make copies I just look at all the titles. Since we're having a church rummage sale next week I decided I better pull out what I want. I came home with these.
From the bottom up:

1. The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
2. Nigh by Elie Wiesel
3. In Defense of Women by H.L. Mencken
4. Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
5. In the Woods by Tana French
6. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
7. About Grace by Anthony Doerr
8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
9. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
10. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
11. The perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
12. Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
13. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
14. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
15. Earthly Joys by Phillippa Gregory
16. The Virgin's Lover by Phillippa Gregory
17. In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Plague & The World It made by Norman Cantor

Plus I got these books to post on Paperback swaps (I already own copies of them)

1. The glass Castle 
2. In Cold Blood
3. Middlesex

and a few others. It was a gold mine all for the low price of $6.00

I was hoping Marcus wouldn't see me walking back from the church with my arms full of books (he seems to think that I already have too many. It's not possible to have too many books). He was outside washing the car though and we he saw me he shook his head and said, "You have got to be kidding me." But come on it's a bargain. How can you argue with those prices. These poor books have been sitting in the church for who knows how long. I'm just giving them a home. I wish I knew other people in the area that loved books too, because there are so many great ones (many that I already own copies of. Someone who will love them should have them).

My crohn's took a brief vacation the past couple of days and it was so nice. I was really productive and had some energy. Today it came back. *sigh*

Good Night!


~Jess said...

I never bother cleaning anything up until someone else is out of the room and in bed....that's the only way it doesn't take 6 years.

Those are quite a few books! I just went through some of mine to get rid of.

kvaughn said...

hahaha I miss you guys! As soon as we get some money (haha isn't that funny) we are getting a mic so we can skype again!