Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Seriously To Cold to Blog....

I can deal with mounds and mounds of snow.. but the FREEZING WEATHER.. that bugs me.. that holds me in my home.. and drives me INSANE!! This morning.. at 8:30 am on my way to work.. my car read MINUS 13 degrees.. and the wind was blowing.. so what was the real temp? I don't even WANT to know...

Thought I would share some lovely pictures of New England...
This is my poor neighbor across the street.. I took this picture out my front window... she's all snowed in...

And these are just some random pictures I took trying out my lens on my camera.. I tend to ignore one of my lenses.. so I pulled it out and played with it..





With it being so cold.. I ran to my local library to grab a few books out.. I think everyone else in town had the same idea because the "new book" shelves were pretty bare. I did however find the latest book in the Elm Creek Quilters Series. I was kind of disappointed when I picked up the book and noted that it was "small" in size...


The story was VAGUE.. and a quick read.. I'm talking an HOURS read.. the story is "enveloped" in between a series of recipes. Now don't get me wrong.. I LOVE recipes.. you all know that.. but there was truly NO "meat" to this story. If you have read ANY of the books in this series you would understand my disappointment. Jennifer Chiaverini is an EXCELLENT author with amazing talents to dig up history and intertwine them with today's characters. This book gave no such talent. At one point.. I almost said "forget it" and was going to return it.. but I gave in and finished it... I don't feel that her story of the Elm Creek Quilters ends here.. so I will be looking forward to another book in the series in the future.


Now this book... I LOVED it.. it's a new spin off series of the "Yada Yada" Novels
This book is a bit more serious than the other books in the previous series.. but it WILL suck you in right away.. and you will bond with the character right off...
Here is what the author says about the book

Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree, spirited young woman she was when she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple moves to Chicago to accommodate Philip’s ambition, Gabby longs for the chance to find real purpose in her own life.

A chance encounter with a homeless woman suddenly opens a door she never expected. The women of Manna House Women’s Shelter need a Program Director—and she has the right credentials. Gabby’s in her element, feeling God’s call on her life at last, even though Philip doesn’t like the changes he sees in her. But she never anticipated his ultimatum: quit your job at the shelter or risk divorce and losing custody of our sons.
In this moment, Gabby’s entire foundation shifts. She must find refuge, as in the song they sing at Sunday worship: “Where do I go when there’s no one else to turn to . . . I go to the Rock I know that’s able, I go to the Rock.”

At the end of this book I was so ANGRY.. ANGRY at one of the characters.. and a bit upset with the Author for leaving it where it ended.. and then realizing the next book doesn't come out until September.... When will I learn to read a series AFTER all the books have come out.. Ü

11 comments:

rosie said...

I've read your blog before and never commented, but after reading your post on 2peas, I thought I would. I enjoy your blog-you always have something interesting to say and I love the photos you share. I think I am jealous that you can actually go to king arthur, I only use their flour :) thanks for having your blog

Carrie said...

I know what you mean about the weather its 13 degrees here in GA and I don't know how to deal with it. I will have to check out that book.

Krystyn said...

Yuck! Cold! Cold! Cold!

Wendy said...

I love the Elm Creek books:) I am a little behind though. We have a small library and it takes them forever to get her new books in.

Karen said...

I read all the Elm Creek Quilters books I could get my hands on last winter when I was in Georgia. I haven't found the library here in Arizona yet, though.

Janine Wahl said...

This weather has been sucky!!! I am glad it is getting warmer this past little bit, at least where I am!!! YAY Sorry to rub it in.....LOL

But happy reading and crafting and all that, try not to go too crazy with cabin fever and I hope it warms up for you soon!

Tanya said...

It's been unbelievably cold here, to the point that letting the dogs outside becomes a chore none of us wants to do! Bone chilling. I can't wait for spring and sunshine and GREEN!

Happy weekend!

Tam said...

GA is COLD and we are not USE to this weather! Today at 1:30 pm it is only 39 degrees??? I do not own anything WARM. HECK the longest pair of pants I own are capris... I am freezing here! LOL

The book looks GOOD!!!!! I will check that OUT big time!

Susanne said...

It makes me crazy to have to wait for the next in a series. I like to read them all back to back.

We went through a huge cold snap and now finally have a break with some nice weather.

glitzen said...

I so know what you mean about books and series... Pout. My girls got me a MIDDLE book in a three-book series by Karen Kingsbury (who rocks, by the way!) and I read it and now I don't have the first book, or the third! And which should I read? It boggles the mind. :)

Jessica said...

I am SO ready for Summer!!!