Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Reading a little...or maybe a LOT!

Hello my friends!  It's turned into fall overnight here in Eastern Washington.  We have rain predicted for Thursday, but this is what it looked like on Friday and Saturday.  Temperatures in the 80's and 90's.  Today is supposed to be 63!  Quite a difference.  It was a wonderful weekend at the lake though.  Lots of families getting in one last weekend of waterskiing and jet skiing.  I don't do either but I like to watch others.  :-)

I have been doing lots of reading this past week.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Some of you might remember Teresa posting on her blog about the sourdough cookbook she had and the yummy pancakes or flapjacks she made while on vacation a few weeks ago.  Well, she inspired me to send away on Amazon and get my own copy.  You can tell this was a well loved copy but it only cost $1.99.  Even if I never make a recipe, the reading is very entertaining.  I do plan to make a starter soon and try some of the foods that are in this book.
I also got two new magazines.  The Country Gardens is amazing and will be one I keep in my library.  Country Living has lots of goodies in it for fall.
Someone donated about 30 of Karen Kinsbury's books to the church.  This first series has two books that I read this week.  I finished "Ever After" last night and I cried and cried as I read it.  "Even Now" is the first book and was really good too.  They aren't new books, I think they were published around 2005.
There is another HUGE series of about 15 books but the only one I don't have is the first one.  The library doesn't have it either and I really don't want to buy it when I already have the others.  I may just read the rest of the set without the first book...but sometimes that backfires and you don't have any background on the characters.  Oh well.  Meanwhile, I've joined a read-a-long on Ravelry and we're reading the first book in this trilogy.  I went ahead and bought the entire trilogy because it was cheaper than just getting the first book!  I just started it last night.

As you can imagine, all of this reading has left little time for crafting.  I did get several more inches done on the zig-zag blanket at the trailer.  I think I have about 12 inches left to do before I call it done!

Tonight Dennis and I are going to the fair!  I haven't been to the fair in years.  One of my friends has 8 items in the knitting category.  She keeps encouraging me every year to add some of my things to the fair, but I never remember in time.  Maybe next year.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of the handwork and food.  The homegrown vegetables always amaze me at their size. 

That's about it.  Not much exciting happening here this week.  We're planning a little getaway next month and I'm looking forward to that.  Within a few weeks it will be time to close the trailer up for the season.  That's always a sad time for me but there is always next year,  right?

I hope you are all having a lovely week and enjoying life to it's fullest.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes."  Romans 1:16



  1. Hello my friend! I'm so happy you got that sourdough book. I agree with you, that there is a lot of fun reading in there, I enjoy the stories. I've been reading a lot too.. right now a "Downton Abbey" style book called "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton. And today I'm going to crochet on my wedding afghan for my niece. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. You are busy reading! I haven't read any of those books, but they do look interesting. The last novel I finished last week was one of Grace Livingston Hill's books, "Lo Michael". Her dialogue is dated, but still I read to find out what happens next :) The lake looks so pretty and I hope you get to enjoy it many more weeks before it gets too cold. I'm glad you and Dennis are planning a getaway next month and I hope you have a happy week. xx

  3. The view in the first shot is beautiful!

  4. Oh thanks! Now I want to dig in for the winter and read! LOL! Those look like great books to me. Have fun at the fair. I've also got 3 items in food preservation, all blue ribbons this year! I'd like to ask for prayers this week for my husbands family as the first anniversary of our niece Katie's death is this Thursday, 9/17. She was 22, killed when tour bus crossed the line and hit her head on. She was an amazing young woman who touched many lives in a few countries. The driver who hit her has to live with it, but there was no settlement, no culpability on the part of the bus company. That leaves a raw wound that is hard to heal. Anyway, her immediate family is devastated still, and this is a hard week for us all. Thanks!

  5. I love Karen's books. I've real a lot of them then I quit reading. I just read the bible right now. I have ordered a few books to read when I settle down. I love the Father Tim series by Jan Koran

  6. I used to have that sourdough cookbook but gave it away. Not made sourdough starter in awhile. I do have an Oregon trail book that has starter in it. I'm finishing my book I'm reviwing tonight. Its been cool today and a bit of rain tonight. More tomorrow is forecasted. I'm going to flock and fiber fest late weekend of Sept. That's my fair. Have a goid rest of your week.

  7. How wonderful that you got one last wonderful weekend at the lake. And I'm so glad you are having fun reading that is also one of my favorite things to do when I'm not knitting or Crochetting. I think I'm going to try to find the sourdough book also. I always wanted to make a starter to make my own bread dough. That should be fun. Miss you my dear friend.

  8. Wonderful to be able to relax in such a beautiful place and read. The sourdough book certainly looks interesting.

  9. You have some good reading material going right now. I'm sure you're enjoying it a lot. I hope the cooler weather sticks around; I can't wait until we have a little more of that down here. Have a wonderful time at the fair!

  10. Lots of reading!! It has become fall here overnight too! I love it.

  11. Lots of reading! It turned fall overnight here too!

  12. Hi Betsy.Such a beautiful place, you are so lucky. Perfect for relaxing and reading. Hope you enjoyed the fair.
    Rosezeeta. x

  13. I love it when I get into a reading groove and snuggle down, especially when they are good! I haven't had much time for anything. Been busy with lots of work the past three or four weeks. I don't like going anywhere or doing much of anything else when it's that way. Mostly I'll watch TV and/or crochet in the evenings. It's been a little too chilly and rainy to sit out front and crochet like I did last week when it was warmer. I'm not complaining. I love the cooler weather. I'm off to go put a roast on to cook. Someone mentioned Italian Beef on their blog the other day and that sounded good, so that's what I'm going to make.

  14. Good for you reading and resting. I hope you had a wonderful time at the Fair.