Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
We took the train to Halstaat with the students and Rian on Friday. It was supposed to be non-stop from Vienna but because of rail repairs we ended up getting off the train, on a bus, and back on a train. Old crippled women don't like this kind of lumping about. Grrrr.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I wish Murgatroyd had been here for our 4th of July party held after church in our apartment. The fifteen BYU females wore bright red lipstick to celebrate the day and sang and acted out songs from HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I now regret that I ever asked for information about the Healthy Feet Store, because I am receiving daily emails from them. I don't want or need to know about how to get rid of stinky feet. Foot odor has never been a problem.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
If you can’t stomach graphic violence, this trilogy by the Swedish writer Stieg Larrson is not for you, but I couldn’t put it down.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
In that order.
Two Harlan Coben novels:
Any mystery by P.D. James. I read THE LIGHTHOUSE this month.
Colin Dexter’s THE REMORSEFUL DAY. This is the last of the Inspector Morse novels. Exquisitely written. I’m going to read more Colin Dexter.
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer. Enjoyable but not as good as Larrson, James or Dexter.
THE DARK TIDE by Andrew Gross and THE DAFFODIL MYSTERY by Edgar Wallace, because I got them free from Amazon Kindle. The last one is terribly old fashioned and not highly recommended, and I can’t remember anything about the other one.
PRIVATE JUSTICE by Terri Blackstock. Don’t remember. Could probably read it again.
Other books I read this summer, not mysteries:
THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED by Sue Miller (She never lets me down).
THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT by Cathleen Schine A contemporary comic novel. Well done.
SECOND HONEYMOON by Joanna Trollope and also by her, THE OTHER FAMILY
THE FORSYTE SAGA –complete (three books) by John Galsworthy. Loved it.
PASCAL’S PENSEES by Blaise Pascal Inspiring.
HOW TO RETIRE OVERSEAS by Kathleen Peddicord. Cuenca, Ecuador is it.
I have the same terrible reading habits that I’ve always had: once I get started, I can’t put it down. I try to space them a little, so that Tom sees the whites of my eyes occasionally.
P.S. I love love love my Kindle.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
"Hello, my name is HORST, and I will be your guide in Salzburg for two and a half hours in the pouring rain. I will lead you through puddles the size of lakes and destroy any illusions you might have had about the story from The Sound of Music. Mozart was born here and grew up here. This restaurant has been here since 803. We have the largest, coolest music festival with the most talented musicians in the world. They play in this palace and here and here. This was built to accommodate a larger audience. Salzburg is the most cultured, hippest, oldest, goldest place in the wide world, you dumb little tourist turds."
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I am walking across the ballroom at the Monastery at Melk. You can imagine all the monks waltzing with each other in their dark robes: "No I want to take the male position this time; I was the female last time." Monk spats.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tom and I are leaving for Vienna on Monday, so now we're down to the last hours cleaning our house for the people who are coming to stay for two of those months. We take breaks with Ms. Pacman and get back to it. I like the smell of cleaning agents.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I miss the real estate bubble. Most of my married life we've made extra money by buying and selling houses. We've moved about like gypsies in the wind. I actually cleaned out cupboards last week, because I thought, I'm not moving anytime soon; guess I'd better do some spring cleaning.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I began to write about Easter yesterday but got distracted with royalty, which reminds me, my oldest granddaughter had a boyfriend who looked exactly, I mean exactly, like Prince William.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Today, I had to clean up my study from an art project, so that I could write. I need two studies.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
5 Things you can do with only a left hand:
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I've been thinking of art projects. One I found on Apartment Therapy where the guy had made modern art with paint chips he had gathered from various paint stores. Very cool. And I have a hankering to buy different colors of India Ink and try some faces on squared paper.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
If there's a person with the longest fingernails, then it stands to reason that there is also a person with the longest toenails. I assume it is not the same person. Look at all those trophies in the background. What do you think they're for?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It's Erica's birthday; ring out wild bells! I have known her for twenty birthdays, and my life has been better for knowing her. She is an artist, musician, writer, runner, swimmer, camper, decorator, gardner--and oh yes--wife and mother, daughter and sister, and aunt.