School has started back up again, and brought with it some great things. Kids get to see their friends every day, eat some delicious cafeteria food, and after-school activities get going in full swing. Every year, I hoped I had escaped homework forever. Every year, it found me.
Katsa has been sent to kill a man. She doesn't really want to, but that is what she does. She is the king's killer, destined to be nothing more than a hired assassin. But when she meets a man who needs to be saved, she cannot turn her back on him. Her life suddenly turns in a vastly different direction, and she can't seem to stop the tumultuous journey to overthrow the king and take back freedom for her people. Katsa has been graced with the skills to kill, but she'll use what she has to save the lives of everyone she can.
I adore my mutt, Truman. He wormed his way into my heart at the animal shelter those many moons ago when he fell asleep in my lap. As my breath caught and butterflies swirled in my tummy, I knew he was the perfect dog for me. What I didn't catch was him sleeping with one eye open, as he plotted his escape from the facility. He waited until the i's were dotted and ink dry on our adoption before revealing what a crazy man he truly was. In the first year, he destroyed our books, tinkled on my husband’s homework (that was funny!), and conditioned us to sleepless nights. What a joy!
Have you ever wondered what the carvings on a tombstone mean? Do you think they are just there to make the headstone look prettier? Maybe they are, but most of the time there is a specific meaning for everything that is carved into a stone. Some things are easily understood. A heart for instance symbolizes love, as do roses most generally. But what about that upside down torch or the pair of children’s shoes? Then there is the beehive, the trumpet, or the shooting star. Do you know what the meaning is for those symbols?
As a mom of two young kids, I have sung "The Wheels on the Bus" many times with my children. They also have enjoyed listening to this song on CD along with other kid songs. And as a mom who doesn’t sing very well, I like to listen to others who are more talented. But as you know, CDs can get very expensive and take up space.
Did you know that the Colbern Road Branch hosts a free scrapbooking crop night once a month? We call it CRop Club. If you're looking for a quiet place to finish up that tricky layout, this may be just the place for you! Bring your own projects and your favorite scrapbooking tools, and just enjoy the evening sharing ideas and socializing with other scrapbookers.
Join us the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for scrapbooking fun, including free die cuts, project ideas, and inspiration from others who share your hobby!
I love making stuff! I especially love making weird and off the wall stuff!!! Making jewelry and accessories from found objects is my newest obsession. For example, beads from broken necklaces, extra buttons that come with a pair of slacks, and old game pieces (Scrabble, etc) are all perfect for projects.
Here are some books (all available at MCPL) that inspired me:
I don't usually read mysteries, and as stated in a recent blog, I don't have a consuming passion for genealogy as some of the Blue Ridge staff members do. But I love moviess, so, the book on my nightstand is Quinlan's Character Stars, a fat and totally fun volume that briefly describes the careers of 1200 character actors. The book includes a photograph of each actor, a list of all the movies