Squirrel House Update

Yesterday, as I watched the “squirrel house” outside my window, I saw the mother squirrel pick up my dogs’ brown stuffed beaver toy (laying on the grass).  She picked it up by the back of the neck, walked a bit with it, and suddenly shook it out of her mouth.  She then put the toy back down on the grass and walked away.  Oh, for a video of that moment!  Amazing!  I guess she thought one of her babies had fallen out of the house????!!!!!

New fan of iGoogle and GMail

I am such a fan of iGoogle as my home page.  I have added all sorts of “Gadgets” like news, weather, literary quotes, hangman, NYTimes Crossword Puzzle, nature photographs, birthday reminders, famous quotes, etc.  I love it!

My son, Brett, has assisted me in changing my e-mail to a web-based one named Gmail.  It is very user-friendly and has easy ways to organize and categorize your “conversations” (e-mails from people and sites).  You will never lose an important e-mail that you receive.  I am sure many of you know about this, but I had not tried it.  Any e-mails sent to my suddenlink address will be  forwarded to the new one at gmail, so please keep conversing.

Saturday’s Class

Terry and Mary Kay working VERY hard in Julie Fair's class at Scrapbooker's Dream!
Terry and Mary Kay working VERY hard in Julie Fair's class at Scrapbooker's Dream!
Julie Teaching the Calendar Class at Scrapbooker's Dream!
Julie Teaching the Calendar Class at Scrapbooker's Dream!

I enjoyed a wonderful day with friends yesterday taking a scrapbooking class with Julie Fair.  We made a Calendar folder for keeping cards, special events, etc.  It was definitely a challenge for me because I just couldn’t seem to get it together with my cutting system yesterday!  I was the “Disaster Crafter” initially,  but with Julie’s help I finally got it together to create some beautiful pages of the project.  Some days are like that!  I was really, really tired when I got home, but after a brief nap I was able to converse with much more clarity with BG.  Last night I started reading a mystery book with an English flare on my K2– Silent from the Grave.  It sounds pretty grim, doesn’t it?  The reviews caught my interest and I thought it would be an exciting  fast read mystery.  I mopped the kitchen floor at 10:30 p.m. and that was definitely the end of my day!  Hopefully, I will be inspired to write something more thought-provoking this evening.

“Caught Stealing” by Charlie Huston

I accidentally downloaded this one onto my Kindle 2.  This would not have been my pick, but the action caught me wanting to finish it.  Caught Stealing is a story about a character who is innocent of wrongdoing in the beginning of the tale, until he is given a cat and a key to take care of by a friend, transforming him into a hunted criminal.

Next, I will be finishing my library book:  The No. 1 Ladie’s Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith,

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee, and An Irish Country Village by Patrick Taylor (sequel to An Irish Country Doctor).  Did anyone see Peter Jenning’s Person of the Week today—-Mortenson from Three Cups of Tea?  Wonderful!