Friday, April 25, 2014

Where Did The Week Go?

I can't believe this week has just flown by and I have neglected all the posts I usually do during the week so I am going to try to catch up.

Teaser Tuesdays (Apr. 22)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Ok, I am not actually reading this book but plan to start it tonight as I try to make an attempt to read two books at once!  Anyway, here goes.

"Damnation! Major Robert Kurland jerked awake from his uneasy half-sleep to the hoot of a barn owl and glared out into the darkness,  his breathing uneven, his mouth dry.  When he was able to walk, he was going to take a gun out in the woods and slaughter every nocturnal creature that had disturbed his sleep for the plast few months."

Page 1, Chapter 1 --Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd.

Favorite? April 24, 2014

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Do you have a favorite book? What do you say when people ask you? (This question always flummoxes me because how can you pick just one, so I’m eager to hear what you folks have to say.)
And, has your favorite book changed over the years??

 Actually, no, I can't say that I do.  I have favorite authors however -- Jan Karon, MC Beaton, Nancy Atherton, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Dorothea Benton Frank just to name a few.  I haven't read anything by any of these women that I haven't liked and would recommend anything by any of them and that is what I tell people when they ask.

So, what have I been doing that has taken me away from my bookish memes this week? I have been working on a picture album.  My photos are very unorganized -- I wouldn't even use the word organized in any way when speaking of them.  They are in boxes, albums, in piles in the closet -- they are a hot mess. So, I decided to do something about them.  I am most concerned about the really old photos.  They have been through a lot, glued into albums, pried out of the albums, they survived a fire -- they are in rough shape and I don't want them to get any worse.

However, I hate scrapbooking.  I have tried it and I have never found any joy in it.  It is expensive, requiring LOTS of cute stuff and messy.  I have done many scrapbooking pages using original photos and then regretted it when I wanted to share the photos or use them in another way and couldn't get them off the page.

So, I decided to something different.  I had seen some vintage albums in antique stores and like the way they were done so that is what I sat out to do.

I purchased a very nice, large photo album

I purchased old-fashioned photo corners

Add some black scrapbooking paper to it

These lovely Gelly Roll pens in white work great on black paper
And here is a really bad photo of one finished page.

I am leaving enough space so that I can label each photo with genealogical information for my children and grandchildren.  Lots of writing and dates and background information -- it is really quite fun.

So, this last week has been spent finding the photos, organizing the photos, arranging and afixing the photos and labeling the photos.  Am I done?  Oh no, not even close but I have started and that is good.