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From the Illustrated Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Daily Prompt: Bookworms
Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind.


  1. 1.
    suppose to be the case, without proof.
    “you’re afraid of what people are going to assume about me”
    synonyms: presumesuppose, take it (as given), take for granted, take as read,conjecturesurmiseconcludededuceinferreckonreasonthink,fancybelieveunderstandgatherfigure More

  2. 2.
    take or begin to have (power or responsibility).
    “he assumed full responsibility for all organizational work”
    synonyms: acceptshoulderbearundertake, take on/up, managehandle, deal with More

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    I assume that the sun is going to rise at the predicted time and will set again as anticipated.  I assume that my coffee will not make itself so I must get out of bed.  I assume life will keep on going until it ends and I will keep on reading until the world runs out of books.



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Blossom Street


I’ve been feeling sentimental lately.  That happens from time to time and I start missing my sister.  I miss my bothers too but not like I miss my sister.  Whenever this happens I end up reading more emotional books and listening to sappy music.  I feel sorry for the people who have to endure this little spell of mine.

So I’ve put aside my beloved Clive Cussler books that I’ve been devouring lately and I’m re-reading the first book in the Blossom Street Series by Debbie Macomber called “The shop on Blossom Street“.  I just feel the need to revisit “A Good Yarn” which is a little knitting store owned by Linda Hoffman, a cancer survivor.  It’s been a while since I read it and I can’t remember all of the details.  I just know that the characters are great.  Linda opens her store and has a knitting class to teach how to make a baby blanket.  The people who come together are all so different but become very close friends.  That is the thing that draws me to this book and other’s like it….. that friendship element.   Sisters are like good friends that never drift away, never get mad for long, and always remember your birthday.  My sister and I are a lot alike in some ways but so different in others.  She is the always happy, forgiving type sister and I’m the moody, hold a grudge till I die sister.  We balance each other out.

This book is also about knitting, which I love, and one of the characters in the book just happens to be making the blanket for Project Linus.  Of course its a court ordered community service type of deal and Alex is a little rough around the edges but this little group ends up helping each other out.  Alex is actually my favorite character.  The pattern for the blanket they are knitting is in the front of the book so you can actually make it too, in-between reading times of course.

I read several books in this series several years ago until I hit a brick wall.  I have to read books in order.  I just can’t stand skipping around.  So I found out that Debbie had written a short story that went with the series and it was in a book with a couple other short stories by different authors.  I could not find a copy of this book anywhere.  I finally put it on my wish list at www.paperbookswap.com and a while back I finally got a copy!  So now it has been so long that I feel like I need to start all over.  That is one bonus to getting old – old books become new again!

Lazy day


I’ve been in bed all day.  I got up this morning but just couldn’t concentrate on anything.  I went back to bed and tried to read but just ended up sleeping on my book again.  I woke up a little while when my husband came home.  He came home early because his stomach was upset.  He made himself some instant mashed potatoes.  I told him I’d always thought mashed potatoes would be good with scrambled eggs and he looked at me like I was crazy.  After a few minutes though, he said, “… and maybe some crumbled sausage.”  He bought this already cooked “crumbed sausage”.  He also has already cooked bacon.  I can’t believe people keep getting lazier and lazier.  I really can’t say much though since I slept all day.  Well I fell asleep and when I woke up later in the evening my husband was cooking.  Apparently they don’t make already cooked scrambled eggs yet.  He made some more INSTANT mashed potatoes and mixed them with the scrambled eggs and already cooked “crumbed sausage” and brought me a bowl.  It was soooooooooooooo good!  I was right.  Scrambled eggs are great with mashed potatoes…. and the sausage was good too.  I should add that he melted cheese on the top of it.    He was already thinking of ways to use the leftovers.  It makes me wonder what would happen if there was a disaster and there was no more instant anything….. would American’s used to buying already cooked, instant food that they heated in microwaves survive?  What if,suddenly, the only way to get food was to get up off the couch and go shoot it yourself?   I think a lot of people would lose a lot of weight fast.  Personally, I think I would just eat veggies since I don’t think I could kill something.  I really prefer veggies and beans anyway.  Just give me some seeds and some dirt and I’ll be okay.

I did take a picture for my 365 project but I haven’t uploaded them yet.  I’ll do that tomorrow and hopefully I’ll be felling better then.

I started another book.  I’m reading The Wrecker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, which is the second book in the Issac Bell series.  It looks like it picks up where the last one left off.  I love these books!  They weave historical details into an exciting story.  It makes me think of the westerns my dad used to watch.  I always loved the cowboy heroes.  They were always tough but calm and seemed to take down the bad guys with so little effort.  Most of them had blue eyes too and I have a soft spot for sky blue eyes.  Issac Bell, the hero detective in these books has violet-blue eyes which I have never seen myself.  That is really the only clue to who is at the ski resort in Germany in the preface.  I mean, I had an idea that it was him but I wasn’t sure until I read about those eyes.  After all day in bed I only read to the end of chapter 1.  Now I think my dog and I are going to nap some in the recliner.  My back hurts after being in bed all day.

The NaBloPoMo promt for today is

Tell us about some of your first toys.

Well, I remember seeing pictures of myself on this funny looking rocking horse type thing but I don’t really remember it.  I do remember I had this doll that was almost as big as me.  I called her Janie but that wasn’t her real name.  I think she was a Crissy doll.  She had auburn hair and you could pull a string in her back to make it shorter or pull her hair to make it longer.  I was always changing her clothes into baby clothes people had bought me and fixing her hair.  I had auburn hair when I was younger so people always said she looked just like me.  She was really big and I was small so people always laughed at me carrying her around by her head.  I also had one of those fisher price snoopy dogs that you pulled by a string.  It had legs not wheels like the newer ones do.  I loved that thing!

Sleep…. and gravy


I’ve been in bed all day.  I should be a super model by now.

I’ve been reading a lot when I’m awake.  Hopefully I’ll be finished with this book soon.  I’m still reading The Chase by Clive Cussler.

The NaBloPoMo Prompt for today is an odd one.

Tell us about the beginning of your life.

My life began when I met my husband.  I heard a laugh that was very distinctive…kinda sounds like a hyena.  He lights up the room and seemed to be the life of the party when he was in the bar next door to the restaurant.  Sometimes I would stand in the little room that was a small kitchen area that was open to the bar and the restaurant and listen to him laugh and watch him sitting at the bar.   He had a mullet, sky blue eyes and looked like Kurt Russell…seriously.  We both worked at the same hotel.  I worked in the restaurant and he was a courtesy driver.   One day I saw him helping an elderly lady in a door and he was talking with her.  He was so nice to her and obviously not just doing that because it was expected.  Next I saw him talking with an elderly old man and being so patient and listening to him even though he was hard to understand.  I thought, wow, he’s a really nice guy.  Then he came over and talked to me and my heart turned to jello.  He asked if I wanted to go to his softball game.  I said no LOL  I knew my dad would never allow it.  Then this other guy asked me if I wanted to go to a game and I didn’t realize he meant the same game.  This other guy was the brother of a girl I was going to school with (at a private Baptist school).  That meant his family was Christian and suitable.  I asked my dad and he said I could go.  Then I see Chris there and he saw me with this other guy that he didn’t much like and wasn’t happy.   I found out pretty quickly that this guy wasn’t such a gentleman.  Later on I saw Chris driving up into the parking lot while I was on break and we got to talking.  I explained about my dad and that if you didn’t go to church you didn’t pass muster.  He laughed and said he would never pass then.  He was also 6 years older than me.  Well to make a long story short…… we’ve been married now for 20 years.  It has been the best part of my life and every thing else is just gravy.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”    -Henry Ford



It’s only -26 F outside right now…  brrr.  I actually went outside for a minute because I really wanted to take a good picture for my picture project.  I bundled up in my huge puppy parka and probably looked like a freak outside in my furry hooded parka, pink pajama pants and fuzzy black house slippers.  I took several pictures but the sky is really kinda grey and clouded over.  I ended up using this one…  I really like the wood grain.  It’s not a bad picture considering I used my iphone.

Fence post  on 365 Project

The first thing on my new years list that I’ve been really focusing on  is sorting through my music.  I’m going through my itunes list.  My husband has the whole house networked and moved everyone’s music into one place.  My last computer suddenly fried so when he set up my itunes on this one he dumped ALLLLLLLL of the music into it.  Many of the files are duplicated….sometimes 3 or 4 times.  Now I know that means that there are probably duplicate FILES that are taking up space but I’m not taking that on right now.  I’m just trying to put some order to my music, get rid of all the crappy music I didn’t download and change all the genre’s to what I like them to be.  I don’t need 500 different genres.  It’s actually been fun listing to music the past several days…..except for when I’ve spaced out and not really been listening for the last  hour or so and have to go back.   I’ve deleted a lot already and I’ve found some damaged files.  I have learned that I really detest R&B but that I just can’t delete Alicia Keys.   I just wonder who downloaded that if I didn’t hmmmmm?   I’ve also been going through paper stuff still.  I ended up taking a huge siesta yesterday and not finishing.  I need to get my table back.

I did start reading a book.  One of the things on my list is to read one book that I already have every month and to then part with said book.  I’m reading The Chase by Clive Cussler.  A friend of mine was reading some of his books and commented in goodreads.com how great they were.  I checked them out and they look really good….all of them.  I have this crazy hang up that I can’t read a book out of order even if the books don’t have to be read in order like these.  I also want to have every book in a series before I start.  In the case of Clive Cussler he has several different series that all look good so I have been hording his books trying to complete the entire collection before I start reading.  So I have this copy paper box full of his books and I still don’t have them all because I’m broke and buying them all second hand.  The first book I grabbed was actually “The Wrecker”.  It has a really interesting cover and I thought it was the first in that series.  I grabbed it and a cup of tea and ran a hot bath.  I got cozy and opened the book and read the quick synopsis on the first page.  Then, right below that was this reviewer saying the previous book was really good.  UGH, I got the wrong book.  I tried to talk myself into reading it anyway since everyone has told me they can be read in any order but no….  I had to get up, grab my robe and find the right book.  So far The Chase is looking really good.

My journal isn’t finished yet because I need my table.  I have pieces and parts and really want to work on it.  I’ve got a lot to do.  It’s a good thing I have a whole year.