What lovely spring weather we had last week! The storms Sunday evening meant spring is here. Of course, during the hail, lightning, thunder, and rain pounding on the metal roof of the barn, I had a ewe in labor. The weather made for an unnerving atmosphere in the barn. At last, she gave birth to a ten pound (boy) ram and had him cleaned up and fed in no time! I finally made it to bed at 1:30 a.m.
Now’s the time to send that thank-you note you’ve been putting off. April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. In this fast paced society, often the small things get pushed back on our to-do list.
The Lone Jack Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Each month, there is a lively discussion of the current book. Some will like the book, some won't it, and some won't read it all.
Lottery tells the story of Perry Crandall, who was raised by his grandmother and has an IQ of 76. She taught him everything he needed to know to survive and to play the lottery before her death. When he wins the Washington State Lottery, he suddenly has more relatives than he know what to do with. People with characters both wicked and heroic, Wood’s debut novel is a story about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes individuals as capable.
The week of April 18, 2011 is Turn Off Your Television Week. A study shows that most American kids spend 1,680 minutes per week watching television. We watch TV during breakfast, and we watch TV during supper. These used to be the best times of the day to talk to our family, to exchange information, and to have meaningful conversations. And let’s face it, as a librarian, I would like to encourage you to go to your local library and check out books too.