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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

What is the book store owner reading?

Now that I have access to thousands of my own books, what am I reading? I have to laugh because my personal stash on top of my computer desk is getting bigger and bigger. I try to recommend authors to customers and they like to tell me what they like and what book is a good read. I just finished 2 of Nicolas Sparks books, If you haven't read him, please indulge. He writes wonderful love stories. Nights in Rodanthe, was wonderful. Then I just finished, The Wedding. Oh, to have someone love you like in these books would be awsome! So I am changing types and reading a Louis L'Amour book. Have never read him and thought he was just a western writer. A customer suggested this one and I find it really a great read. It is The Haunted Mesa. I keep one book at the store and one at home to read. At home is a Sandra Brown book about a couple traveling by covered wagon from Kentucky to Texas to homestead. Of course her books are full of very sensual stuff. Just hadn't read any of her stuff for alot of years. My stack that is on my desk here at the store is: Border Music, by Robert James Waller who wrode The Bridges of Madison County, Texasville, by Larry McMurtry, Lori, by Robert Bloch, looks like a psycho supernatural thriller, then I want to read The Horse Whisperer, A customer told me the book does not follow the same line as the movie and has a completely different ending. So I have alot to read plus I have at least 10 more set aside. tee hee. This is really a hard job. I have been thrilled with the response of the community, Almost everyone who comes in says they are so glad to have a book store here in town and like the way I have it set up. Sort of bright and homey at the same time. I am getting return customers and am glad to see that. I will just hang in there, somedays I only have a couple customers in and others I have up to 10 or more. I think when it gets cooler and people have to stay in more it will pick up more. Going to run some advertizing in a couple papers this next week. Well back to Louis L'
My coffee is getting cold.

Construction ongoing

New breezeway between house and garage. Also new roofing thru out. Think we will really like this. Can't see the deck under the roof from this picture. Will hang a fan and light from the rafter. It is all cedar beams and open inside. Still under construction under the roof. The edge of the roof is cut off and the siding on the outside wall is run up to the new roof to enclose the open ends back up under the ends. Will attach another picture and you can see the studs that are up so far and see what I mean. Will post more pictures when wall is done. The little "building" on the deck is for the BBQ grill and will come off and the whole repainted to match the new part.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Lights on, anyone home?

Do you ever notice that you can walk around all the rooms of your home in the middle of the nite and not have to turn on a single light? There are little red glowing lights everywhere, so I thought I would list all the ones I have, anyone got more? Lets see, in the kitchen, there is the clock on the stove and microwave, thats 2. bathroom, a light switch has that little glow light, 3. Bedroom, satelite base has a glow, protable phone base glows, bedside clock glows, thats 6. Living room, one clock, phone base, elect spike protector, cell phone on charge, thats 10. Other bedroom, another spike protector, laptop light come off and on, one more clock, thats 13. Geez its any wonder we can sleep with all this light in the house!! Guess that is why the little night light is in a drawer somewhere. Oh, and I didn't mention the BIG light, the security light in the driveway, so the bugglers can see better. teehee.. Does that make 14?

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Is it just human nature for us to always think the darkest thought when we worry about a loved one? Absence does NOT make the heart grow fonder. Who ever made that one up is full of crap. Absence only makes the little dark thoughts grow and feed on each other and the imagination goes places that may not be necessary. And even if the dark thoughts turn out to be true, what is worse, knowing the truth or thinking these thoughts?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Little hoofbeats on my heart, or is it my thigh?

This is the hoof print left by a momma jenny. That would be a burro. Our neighbor has a new baby and we went to look at her. "they never kick" except when I turned to look at the jack who was braying at the new mom and she turned and kicked toward the jack and I was in the way. Glad it was my big old thigh and not my face or kneecap. I will add a picture of the new baby too. They are so sweet. We plan on getting a couple. Baby's name is Daisy and Mom is Blossom. They have a 3 month old baby named Rosebud. They are very friendly. Just that the new mom was just not ready to be listening to the jack yet, and was being a little protective of new babe.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Narrow Minds? Mine or theirs?

Had a couple ladies in the store today, only wanted to look at Christian historical romance. well now that narrows it down. I had some that were called "Love Inspired", that should have qualified, but not enough on the historical side. Had a sack of books to trade in, but ended up deciding to keep them and bought several childrens books instead. Not sure why they didn't want to use the books they brought in toward credit to buy books, but that was their choice. They left with their noses high and long skirts hanging. Oops did I say that?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Meet Rocky

Can you see him in the scaffolling. The beams are for the breezeway that is being built. In the mornings the chickens think this is a jungle gym for them to play on. Rocky got up there and crowed for along time. Oh, the pleasures of country life. dc FYI you have to look read hard to see him in the one picture.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Could this really be true? My horoscope for today

You'll be going along nicely today, singing your own song and delighting in the antics of all the people around you. Suddenly, everyone is witty and charming. Before the day is over, you'll be asking yourself why there's no reality-TV show based on your life. There's nothing holding you back, and there's little if anything for you to worry about. You've reached the point of least resistance with someone new -- they just may be coming around to your way of thinking


what does a rabbit, a cat, an opposum, and 2 armadillos have in common?

Road Kill noted on the 3 miles from my house to the store this morning.
A bit of info I thought was important! Business doing good, hubby got home,
life is good. dc

Saturday, August 12, 2006


As mentioned in last post, here are the hummers drinking from the oriole feeder. They are quite the friendly little fellers.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Just a little piece of heaven

I still have to pinch myself when I pull in the gate to our place. Can't believe we were able to buy our little farm back after 10 years. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't go home. Everything we do now is for keeps on this place. Have a carpenter working now building a breeze way between the house and garage, and it will cover the deck too. That will make the deck so much more accessable. It will be open to the so. and no. so will still get a nice breeze thru it. My bro. says it should look like a picnic shelter! Well thanks alot. Doing it in cedar, having the house and garage reroofed at the same time. Think I will add one more picture of my hummers. I have 2 feeders, actually the one in the pic is an oreole feeder but the hummers don't care. I have to fill them every morning as they empty them daily. Hubby will be home Sun. Gosh I almost got used to him being gone, almost 4 weeks, will have to get adjusted to having someone else in the house. But he can sure take over the lawn mowing again, thats for sure. It will be good to have him home safe and sound. This is a crazy world we live in and we need to appriciate every day. Oh, the store is doing OK. Been so hot, that I think alot of people are just staying in where its cool. I let a guy bring his big dog in the other day. He pulled up right in front and had a big, overweight, golden lab hanging out the window. I said, why don't you bring the dog in, and he was so glad, said she was a good girl and she was. The other local little county paper had a little write up this week on me. The lady mayor has a collumn that she writes and I went to her last week and thanked her for sending a customer to me and she said, well I think I need to make mention of your store in the paper, and she did. Hey I will take all the free advertizement I can get. Had the young guy back today to go thru my old classic books and found some Steinbecks. So there is something for everyone. Did my biggest sale this morning. An older lady bought 45$ of western romance, and that was after her trade in of 16$ worth of books that I gave her credit for. This is so much fun!! Oh, went to Ark. on my days off to visit grand daughters and 3 managed to get smuggled back to the farm to stay all night, I was afraid they would start thinking they were to old for that. The oldest one is 17 and she even opted to come stay with Grandma over spending time with boyfriend who had a day off on Mon. Yea, here's to grandma power. Actually she was the one who begged to come. We had a great time, made bacon, tomatoe, sandwiches, and played scrabble till 11;00. Ok I am done now. dc

Thursday, August 10, 2006


>Husband and wife are waiting at the bus stop with their nine children. A
>man joins them after a few minutes. When the bus arrives, they find it
>overloaded and only the wife and the nine kids are able to fit onto the
>So the husband and the blind man decide to walk. After a while, the husband
>gets irritated by the ticking of the stick of the blind man as he taps it
>the sidewalk, and says to him, "Why don't you put a piece of rubber at the
>of your stick? That ticking sound is driving me crazy."
>The blind man replies, "If you would've put a rubber at the end of YOUR
>we'd be riding the bus ... so shut the hell up."

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Tagged by addict

Here’s the deal:Once you have been tagged, you have to write a post with 8 facts/things/habits about yourself and say who tagged you. In the end, you will need to choose the 6 people you tag and list their names (except I don’t tag, so 6 of you will have to claim it, leave a comment so we know to check you out!). No tag backs.

1: I hate to have anything wooden on my tongue, like popsicle sticks or wooden spoons. Have to turn my head if I let the dog lick the popsicle stick. Sort of like running your nails down a blackboard.

2. I had and eyelid lift and tummy tuck with in one year. That would be a little over 2 years ago. Best thing I ever did for myself.

3. I walk around doing other things while brushing my teeth, sometimes things like getting into the shower or getting dressed.

4. I tend to be gullible, is that spelled right? I seem to always believe what ever people tell me.
There were some whoppers I was told as a kid that I found out later were not true. I still have a hard time sorting out the "whoppers".

5. I once stuck my tongue on a frozen pump handle and peeled a layer of skin off trying to get my tongue unstuck.

6. I almost drowned in the Des Moines river when I was a kid. At least I thought I was drowning at the time.

7. I believe in reincarnation, and would someday to have a life reading done. There are so many things that makes be believe this. The soul knows!

8. I don't {well rarely} swear. Haven't figured this one out yet. It is not that I didn't hear enough of it growing up. It is just hard for me to let those words come out of my mouth. Must be some psycolological thing here. Any ideas?

So there are my 8. Anyone else want to add their 8, jump in here. Thanks dc

Makes you think

Who were you before your mother and father conceived you?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

OK look out!

Aquarius (1/20-2/18)
A few people need a healthy dose of your famous insight to get them back on track.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Thought for the day

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

This is for Em

> A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room when a young woman with purple> hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos,> and wearing strange clothing, entered. It was quickly determined that> the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate> surgery.>> When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff> noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green, and above it there was> a tattoo that read, "Keep off the grass." Once the surgery was> completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient's dressing,> which said, "Sorry, had to mow the lawn.">

Friday, August 04, 2006

Robert Louis Stevenson

The world has no room for cowards,
We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die.
And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out to your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout your coming when you return from your daily victory and defeat.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Loving my doggy

This is my big baby, she has been so good this past week while I baby sat my brothers little dog. Since she is a red heeler, she likes to direct him around. He is a little black dog. She is getting older and likes her chair in the living room with the airconditioner going. dc

quote for the day

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories!