Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the photo-and the woman in it-out of his mind. Believing that she somehow holds the key to his destiny, he sets out on a journey across the country to find her, never expecting the strong but vulnerable woman he encounters in Hampton, North Carolina-Elizabeth a divorced mother with a young son-to the girl he's been waiting his whole life to meet.
This was a page turner. Elizabeth has an ex-husband who is a conniving creep and I held my breath through the last pages!
Monday, March 30, 2009
I couldn't fix it so I had to wait for Gary to get home. After fiddling with it for an hour he unplugged the cable box and plugged it back in and lo and behold the picture came back on. Too late for me to watch my movie though, cause it's not something Gary or Brooke want to watch.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
The instrument of their destruction is a single enigmatic man- Varick. He seems to be a lonely woman's dream come true, but where has he come from? And what does he want? As he seduces the women in turn, their lives become unrecognizable to them. Varick's secret lies buried in their shared past. One simple childish act has brought them, all these years later, to a place where not only their lives, but their souls are at risk. For once upon a time, the three of them agreed to tell a lie- one that ruined the life of a young priest. Defrocked, destitute, and ruined, he hoped with the whole of his shattered heart that he would get revenge. And in that hope he shook hands with the one who promised it. The devil himself. Now they all must live with the consequences.
I have to say, this was a creepy book. Not creepy as in it scared me, but creepy so I sometimes felt like I needed to take a shower after reading it. But, I am a nosy person and I had to finish it, and truthfully, near the end I couldn't put it down.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Parker's word is his honor, and he can't tolerate liars. When he realizes that Rainie hasn't been truthful with him, he's furious, then concerned. Clearly, she's a woman in trouble, and if she'll trust him, he'll do right by her. Parker swears to protect Rainie no matter what, but even he can't help wondering whether all his strength and ingenuity can save the love of his life from a determined psychopath...
I like me a good love story, and this was a good one. With all the mushy stuff and some action thrown in too. Reminded me of that movie with Julia Roberts....can't remember the name of it!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Waiting for Gary
Trying to stay warm in the sun
We went to Maine yesterday, there was no snow at the camp so we walked back to our camper to check on it. Gary found something that needed fixing so while he got his tools out Brooke and I played with the camera. It was supposed to be warm yesterday but the damn wind was COLD. That nixed walking on the beach so we went to Newick's and stuffed our faces with seafood instead. Gary's 47th birthday was Friday and since he worked until 8PM this was his birthday celebration. He had the baked seafood platter, Brooke had baked stuffed shrimp and I had coconut shrimp. Brooke and I also shared a clam chowder, and since we were seeing snow flurries at that point, it hit the spot. today is even colder here, I don't think it has gone over 22 degrees all day, and the wind is gusting making it feel colder. ugh.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I was so brave! I actually don't mind getting shots or having blood drawn. It was over pretty quickly, the longest is filling out the paper work and answering questions. Have you had sex with a man who had sex with another man in the last 3 months? I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT! Saturday night we went out for a big night on the town. No, not really, we went to Reynold's Auction in Bristol. Gary likes to buy junk to sell on e-bay. But, he did make one good purchase this ring that promptly went on my finger
Since there was no chance of outrunning him with our Ford Edge we pulled over at the New Hampton bridge. The cop, who looked like he hasn't even started shaving yet asked where we were going. Gary says, home. He asked where we were coming from, Gary says an auction in Bristol. (party animals that we are) Gary also adds in that we are unfamiliar with the area. Well that was a bold-faced lie, Half my family lives up there, and I grew up vacationing there at the lake my whole life. :) I think the cop felt sorry for me with all that junk in the back from the auction so he gave Gary a warning. THANK YOU for not adding a $100 speeding ticket on to the $200 in junk we just bought! and by the way, Gary was going 58 MPH in a 40 MPH zone. tsk-tsk.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This was a great book, very suspenseful. The only thing is, if you don't like to read books where the story does not end happily for the animal, this may not be for you. Brooke gave me this book to read, and I asked her a few times if something happens to the dog, she wouldn't tell me and I soon was hooked into the story. Luckily I was home in my own bed when I read the end and could go bawl in the bathroom. Good thing I was not reading it in a public place!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I apologize for the crappy pictures. This baby shower was for my nephew's wife, my sister's oldest boy. As far as baby showers go this was a good one. My sister and Tiffany's mother did a really nice job. But, I did not win any prizes!! I ate too much while there. But i was starving by the time we ate, I hate when I do that. She got a lot of nice stuff, it didn't look like there was anything else she was going to have to get. I got them a monitor and a neutral outfit (they did not want to know the sex of the baby) and some sort of thing that you put under the baby's head to keep it from sliding in the car seat.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Brooke's desktop is also acting up. We haven't even looked at hers yet, I think we are pretending that all is well with it. So for now, we are all using our little laptop and the poor thing gets so overworked it will be the next one sent to the computer doctor.
Brooke's cell was also acting up. So the closest AT&T is in Concord. We schlepped all the way down there and come to find out she had too many old text messages on it and it was bogging it down. She only had 9000 incoming and outgoing texts last month, why in the world would that bother it!!?? So they cleaned everything out and it is working fine.
The snow blower is also on the fritz. There is some part that has to be replaced because it no longer can move on its own, the last storm Gary had to manually push it every time up the driveway. I can't even push the thing 2 feet in the garage so I don't know how he did that! The part for that came in and Gary will fix it Sunday, because God knows, this snow is not done torturing us yet.
Brooke spent vacation week in Farmington Maine checking out UMaine. She loved the college and everything about the place, except that it does not have a "nursing program". They told her that she would have to take 4 years of Biology and then 2 more years at the tech or UNH in the nursing program. And the Biology classes, there are probably 2 that pertain to nursing. I do not want to spend 20-something thousand a year for classes that are not doing anything toward her goals. nuh-uh. As we haven't heard from UNH yet, and Brooke is not thrilled about going there we are leaning toward the tech in Concord where they have a really good nursing program. We had suggested this to begin with, but she was sure that we were wrong. Now we are right. I love to be right. So we will need to get the application going soon, probably today. And she has to take the NLN test prior.
Did I mention the motorcycle? no, I didn't. That got a new set of exhaust pipes, stock ones yesterday. It is much quieter, and we sold the old ones on e-bay for a nice profit. In the course of putting that on yesterday Gary discovered something else that needs to be fixed on it, another $100. I hope my washing machine is not going to be the next casualty in this house!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This movie was funnier than I expected it to be.