Monday, March 30, 2009


Last night I watched the movie Fireproof for the second time. I enjoyed it, though I have to say there is something about watching a movie for the first time that makes it more engaging. If you haven't seen it, I would definitely recommend it. Have any of you seen it?

Monday, March 16, 2009


I realize that it is not officially spring yet according to the calendar, but it is definitely spring by the weather here. The snow has been melting like crazy and there is so much water on some sidewalks that I could use some galoshes now instead of my snowboots. Spring is probably enjoyed more by people in northern climates because the change from winter to spring is so drastic, don't you think?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Key Lime Pie Murder

Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke is the book I read for March's book club meeting. It is one of eleven Hannah Swensen books that Fluke (who grew up in Swanville) has written, but I think that they don't necessarily have to be read in order because this is number 9 and references to stories before this one were almost nonexistent. This book takes place in a small, fictional town in Minnesota. Hannah is the owner of a bakery and somehow gets involved in trying to solve the most recent murder case that happens during the county fair. Although I thought it took a long time (over 100 pages) to get to the murder, there was plenty after that to keep you guessing. One other positive thing about the story is there was not bad language and nothing overly graphic that made you want to quit reading. A unique thing about this book is that at the end of every few chapters there is a recipe for one of the foods mentioned. Most of them are dessert recipes, but there is also one for popovers as well as an egg bake. If it was summer I might have been tempted to try the recipe for key lime pie. Anyone else read any of these?

Friday, March 6, 2009

the winner

Thanks for all who entered the giveaway. I used a random number generator to choose the winner for the giveaway and it picked number 4, so Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts will be getting the book in the mail.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Send It!

This is a cute board book that I am giving away. As you can see from the picture this book is about mail, which is one of the reasons I like it. To enter to win this book, leave a comment and tell me who the most recent person you sent a letter (or card) by snail mail to and when you did that. Comments must be made before Friday of this week. On Friday or Saturday, one of those people will be randomly chosen to win this book. The contest is only open to people living in the United States.