I didn't do too well attending book club last year,
so it probably makes no sense that I am joining a 2nd book club, but I am.
First, here's the list for the 1st book club,
and tomorrow I will show you the list for the 2nd club.
Please do let me know if you're read any of these,
and what you think, okay?If there are any souls in blogland today.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater
by Ben Mikaelsen
One Tuesday Morning
by Edith Pattou
Louis Carlos Montalvan
Miss Buncle's Book
D. E. Stevenson
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani
by Mary Alice Monroe
Happier at Home
by Gretchen Ruben
Heaven is Here
by Stephanie Nielson
Jacob T. Marley
by R. William Bennett
Since I like mostly memoirs, biographies, and other non fiction,
I'm not sure many of these books will be a good fit for me.
However, I did already read Oct and Nov's selection, and LOVED them.
tomorrow on Wednesday
and let me know what you think of Book Club #2.
Monday, December 31, 2012
I didn't do too well attending book club last year,
Saturday, December 29, 2012
From my family.....
and I won't list names...I'll just show you the gifts...except for the personal ones.
And I already know the movie I want to see. :)
I feel love around my neck as I wear it.
when they are going through a week promotion...and you never know when that will be.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I said, "So everyone is well this Christmas?"
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
So Richie was showing signs of being very tired earlier than his usual afternoon nap time. Karen wanted to put him down to nap, but Tyler wanted to go pick up some lunch first and let Richie eat with him before his nap. Karen gently commented that she didn't think Richie could wait much longer to go to sleep. Still Tyler wanted to eat lunch with him plus he thought it would be better if Rich took an afternoon nap, not a morning nap.
So while Tyler was out getting lunch, Karen and I tried to keep Rich busy with some pieces of apple, which quickly turned into several bites of pasta. By the time Tyler returned with burger/fry bag in tow, Richie was semi-full, and too exhausted to be interested in the fries, which were usually his favorite.
So Tyler tried to put him down for a nap but by now, Richie wanted nothing to do with his crib. Normally putting this child down to sleep is no big deal. He loves his bed and seems to be so secure in sleeping when his need dictates. Not today! He cried and wailed and no matter what his Daddy did to calm him down, nothing worked. Finally Karen suggested they just let him cry it out, noting that "It will just take 3 minutes and he will be out." She was right.
Tyler felt so bad that his son had to cry himself to sleep. I even heard him say to Karen, "I'm a terrible father." She assured him that he is a very good father.
This is what I found interesting: I think most wives would have been upset saying, "See, this is what happens when you try to put off his nap time. I told you he needed to go to sleep, and now look at him!" But she didn't say that at all. In fact when Richie was crying while Tyler was gone getting the lunch, she sweetly said to Rich, "Your Daddy just really wants to eat lunch with you." Not sure Richie understood that, but he will pick up on her attitude as he grows. He will see his parents calmly trying to work together. Making mistakes, we ALL do, but being tolerant of each other.
This will mean more to help him grow up feeling secure and loved, than to always have the perfect schedule and perfect parenting solutions.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
This video is being pulled off Facebook, but I think we need it.
This helps me to focus on where these sweet children are now,
rather than what they have been through.
But the horror their parents are going through...I can't even go there.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I'll explain from the beginning...
So Elora called me on Sunday and said she would be performing
at Yosemite Gardens with her choir on Tuesday.
That is where my Dad and Susan live, so I thought this would be perfect.
I'd get to see them, and also watch Elora sing.
(they even sang Silent Night which surprised me
since I didn't realize it was allowed in public schools like back in the day... )
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This was my favorite gift on Christmas morning of 1993.
19 years ago. Whew...it really came and left that many years ago!
And just so you know I have more than one son,
I will show a little of each of them....
opening gifts that you will probably not see in 2012.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wait, there's more...
My brother made a comment about yesterday's video....about how Hailey will love seeing her Mom.
So this clip shows even more of her Mom, AKA Little Robin, (the entertainer)
It also shows more of my Mom...I can never resist her.
I'm there slumped on the couch, pregnant with McKay. Right by the newlyweds, Peggy and Jeff.
And I love seeing Grandma Slinkard, even if it is a side shot. She died just 3 months later.
Some day we will all be gone, and our great great grandchildren
will be watching these videos trying to figure out what we were like.
And even though this was 29 years ago,
I sort of feel like I could just go to that Fairmont house this Christmas Eve
and everyone would look just like that.....
because really, it does not seem long ago at all. I think this is how old people talk, right?
Thursday, December 6, 2012
It's our Rozier tradition to spend Christmas Eve together,
and we always highlight the manger scene.
However, I need to apologize to my family even though this was 29 years ago.
My 4 year old Logan was having a hard time that night for some reason.
Watching this video, I was struck by how patient everyone was with him.
I've decided it's a Rozier virtue. The patience, I mean. Passed on by our parents.
What I can't figure out is why didn't I step in and help him?
Was I across the room and didn't hear what he was saying? I can't know.
Also, usually I cut videos way down,
but this one has many clips of my Mom (she's dressed in all red).
She would be 83 this Saturday!
She's been gone for 5 1/2 years, and we all miss her SO much.~
Monday, December 3, 2012
When I was growing up my close friend got one present from her parents on Christmas morning.
Just one. It would be sitting under the tree, not even wrapped.
Interestingly, she seemed to be much more excited about her one present
than I was about the 5 that I always received. She would talk about it for weeks before.
Looking back, it seems that less is more.
But limiting gifts is a very hard thing for a parent to do.
I know I wasn't able to that with my kids.
Having said all that, take a look at what one Mom is doing this year. I like her idea too!
Jones Design Company
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thank you for your prayers. They are definitely working.
It's like 2 weeks had passed...not just one night, because his recovery is amazing.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
After a very long and difficult night,
Amy and Logan took Jonas to Urgent Care early this morning.
His asthma was out of control.
From Urgent Care he was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
So I thought I would do a little catalog Christmas shopping last night from a company
I'd never tried before, After taking my order over the phone,
the salesman informed me that I could get
15% off today's order plus save on the $20. shipping by purchasing some card from him.
He said it would allow me to get many gift cards 20% off from places such as Target.
So I'm thinking .....20% off gift cards?...
Den and I were just talking about maybe giving gift cards this year, so I asked,
"So how does this work?'
"Uh.....hmm...uh, can you hold on for a minute?"
I could hear him still breathing on the line so I'm thinking he was going over his script.
Then he says to me, "Well, uh, if you are not satisfied with it, you can get your money back."
"But why would I purchase something if I don't even know what I am buying?"
"uh..." then silence.
"Let's just forget about that card, and you can go ahead and total up my order, okay?"
So he does just that, and gives me my total.
Then I said, "Have a very Merry Christmas."
Poor guy. He didn't know what to do with Merry Christmas.
I'm sure his script said, "Happy Holidays."
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I was talking to a friend of mine today
and she shared this great idea.
This Christmas all of her adult children,
and of course grandchildren, will be with them.
So....her kids and grandkids will exchange gifts
but all the gifts will be vintage.
So this means they will give something they already have,
buy something at a garage sale or thrift store, or make something.
What a very interesting Christmas morning they will have, for sure!