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- Raleigh, NC, USA
- member since August 28, 2007
mbuchan52’s last login was Thursday, July 16, 2009.
Hope your well and relaxing this summer.
I must check out The Skeleton Feast. Maybe from the library. Sounds like a very different book.
I am almost done with Beneath the Marble Sky. I have really enjoyed it. Great read.
Tell me about Across the Universe? It is a story or
non-fiction? A 5 star I want to see it!!
Will be on the plane to Vegas on Sunday. Wish me luck....hope I win millions....
I read you blog and loved it and wish I could have been with you at the beach house! I am so glad
you had a wonderful time. It does the spirit good when you go away and relax.
I will leave in a couple weeks for Vegas. I need this trip!!
I have been doing a lot of reading in the evening ,
so many different books that I seem to enjoy.
How about you? Reading anything wonderful?
I forgot to tell you I signed up for a watercolor class this summer. What I have realized is I am awful...it is a beginners class but still. So my dear, I do not have a speck of your talent. Only damn thing I'm good at is designing & decorating my home.... Hugs, Carol
Hello my friend,
Loved your new blog. I always enjoy reading it and seeing the new pictures.
How was your vacation? Staying home today - will have the grandchildren here...Planned on getting office work done but not sure now if it will happen.
Reading alot - planting bushes, working my business etc.
Hope your well. Miss you,
I sure hope Shelfari keeps up with the emails on notes from friends otherwise a lot of people will miss messages!
Hope you and your family are well. Sounds like NC is calling your name! Have a wonderful restful trip. Take lots of pictures and laugh alot...
My grandchildren just finished school friday. Gina(my daughter) has enrolled them into a summer camp but it will not start for another week. Guess who has the children this week........ Not sure if I will get anything accomplished with these 2 gremlins!
Reading is so rewarding. It keeps me balanced and calm when I
need that rest. There has only been a few times in my life when
I was not able to read and I have never forgotten it. I hope it never happens again. And with you also.
The book I'm reading right now is "Earth Abides". Very interesting and enjoyable. Will keep you updated.
Keep in touch. I always love hearing from you, Carol
Hi Mary: I stink at this shelfari thing. I just now saw that you sent us New Year wishes and also a note when Kosovo declared independence. I used to get an e-mail when someone wrote on my shelfari page, but apparently that doesn't happen anymore. Anyway, thanks for the well wishes both times! Independence was definitely exciting. I hope you are doing well. I imagine that the kids have wrapped up their school year by now. Madison was desperate to visit Zoe this summer, but ticket prices are so high these days. We're hoping to make a trip around Christmas if the prices drop in the fall. Give our greetings to your family.
Loved your Blog! I have decided you are not only a wonderful, talented crafter but an excellent writer!! Your hat for your godson is adorable - makes me wish Florida had cold weather so I could wear one!!
Your rating on Fannie Flaggs book caught my attention. I guess I better put it on my wish list. Also,one of my favorites is a Walk on the Beach.(it spoke to my soul)Happy you liked it.
I must share with you a book I read that I loved. "When Crickets Cry". If you get a chance, try and read it. I think you would enjoy it too. Hope your well and making lovely crafts! (I'm sure you are) Working alot and trying to get organized.....Hugs, Carol
I'm originally from North Carolina--about 2 hours southeast of Raleigh. I attended UNC Chapel Hill and graduated Duke. I know (knew) the Research Triangle Area pretty well. I've been gone sin 1982. I presently live in Northern California, across the bridge from San Franciscio, CA.
I hope we can be friends.
It was so nice getting a message from you. I've missed you too. Been so caught up in life, I am falling behind in my emails....
I just purchased on ebay 12 Maeve Binchy books for $12.00. What a great buy! While at the bookstore,I picked up one for $9.99 and was going to buy it, then decided to check ebay first. Glad I did! Not that I needed more books, but when I want something, (especially books) I can't wait. Have to have it NOW! Sick huh? Along with the 12 new ones, I must have 500 books on my shelf in my bedroom to be read...........
I have not read Nineteen Minutes yet. I believe my daughter has it and I'll try and read it this summer. I read My Sisters Keeper and that stayed with me a long time. Again, disturbing.
I also am spring cleaning and decorating. Bought a new rug for under the coffee table.(looks great) Hubby is painting a wall burgundy that I know I will love. (colors in my home are burgundy, cream, black, brown, dark green and gold) It is so soothing and fresh. (The homes in Florida are wide open with lots of light and greenery.)
What are you working on now? I just finished "The Friday Night Knitting Club" and I enjoyed it.
Wish I knew how to knit. My ex-mother in law taught me crochet but not knitting. Want to come teach me??
Have a great time with Carol which I have no doubt you will. Nothing like having a treasured friend. If we lived closer, I know we would be best friends.
Warm Hugs, Carol
P.S. Let's keep in touch!
Good Morning! Thanks for your note. The book that I read that reminded me of Jodi Picoult is called "Pieces of My Sister's Life" by Elizabeth Joy Arnold. It's really good, with an ending I didn't quite expect. Let me know what you think! Unfortunately, I don't quilt. My mother does and she got me started reading the Elm Creek Quilters. I can appreciate the beauty and wonder of quilts, and I love the stories they tell. I'm also a lover of movies - have you seen anything good recently?
Great hearing from you. Yes, copy whatever you want.
I also read Snow Flower and loved it. What a story. Foot binding is a big NO for me too.
(I have a 7 & 11 year old granddaughters) Isn't it amazing the books we read and all the different cultures that go on in this world? When I read a thriller/mystery, I just know they are taking real incidents that have happened! It is scary at times. I caution my children all the time and of course they say: Mom, what have you read now??
Can't wait to see what your knitting for your little one. Are you going to put it on your blog? Let me know.
Haven't been on the site too much because I've been so busy but I promise I will keep in touch. Take care my friend, Carol
Great picture! I have been lots of different books. Right now I am reading a bio on Frank Sinatra, The New Earth, A Woman's Worth, Terror and more. I have books everywhere and if I sit down to rest, I just pick up what's near me....weird huh....
I have only read one of Jodi's books and I still think of that book. ( the sister that was sick, can't remember the name)I believe I have a few more of her books that I picked up that I need to read. What's your favorite so far? Keep up with your crafts - you are so talented. Carol