Monday, September 24, 2018

Hidden Among the Stars


Encrypted messages can often peek a persons curiosity. Words jotted in a book from the 1930's, even more so. Callie Randall runs a book store. When her sister gives her an antique copy of Bambi, she becomes fascinated with the words that are written inside. German words. Could they be a list of some kind. Something to do with the war? Hoping to find the original owner, it sends quiet Callie on an international adventure.

Melanie Dobson had done a wonderful job weaving old world with new. Seeking treasures that would have an impact on not only the owner of the book, but her very dear friend. I found this book to be very engaging, about true love, and history and how a relationship could build through a common interest. The mystery impacted how the story ends. I would give this book a 5 star rating.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

70 is the new 50

The day started out pretty normal. Hubby was out doing errands, and was to pick up a few groceries for me on the way home. I hurt my back a couple of weeks ago, and am still not able to drive. So when I got a call from my daughter, asking if I was dressed to go out, I was perplexed. I had not planned on going out that day. But then she said the words that pushed me straight into action.

"Dad collapsed in the grocery store. They have rushed him to the ER."

By the time we arrived in the ER, hubby was hooked up to a saline drip and patched all over for an EKG. What had happened? Hubby just said he felt that everything drained out of him, and he went down. And of course, the medics and Dr's first thoughts were heart attack.

After a couple of hours and a few tests, the ER doctor came in, declaring that except for a little elevated sugar, hubby was in good shape..... for his age. And then proclaimed how when we get older, things don't always work as well as they did when we were younger.

My hubby is not yet in his seventh decade, but in today's world, 70 is the new 50. My father in law was 95 when he passed away, yet he was still working in his yard and bowling once a week until his health declined a couple of years before he died. 90 is the new 70.

Many people are living well into their 90's. And living it well. John McCain's mother is 106 and  still looks very vibrant, even though she buried her own son. In 2012, the UN estimated there were 316,600 living centenarians worldwide. That number could likely be increased in the last six years.

So my hubby will now be going through a battery of tests, mostly to determine if he does have an underlying heart condition.  But please let it be known, that we do not need to be under any kind of label. Whether you are 20, 40, 60, or 90 years old. You can be as young as you feel. No matter what your birth certificate says. Enjoy life, and don't let labels hang around your neck.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival

It's been several years since I participated in the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side. But today, I am linking up.

My husband enjoys the outdoors, and occasionally goes hunting. So I used this Island Batik fabric to make a quilt, just for him.

I couldn't resist this animal themed fabric to make a quilt for his easy chair.

And I dug around in my stash to use this batik for the backing.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I hope you enjoy the rest of the Festival.
Thank you to Amy for hosting.


Monday, September 17, 2018

An Hour Unspent

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Barclay's story.

Roseanna White has written three novels about the Shadow Over England series. A series that wove together the lives of Barclay Pearce and his many adopted siblings. Thieves, that is how they survived the streets of England during war time. Yet, along the way, they find faith. And their cleverness and swiftness has become an asset to the war effort. Barclay, the eldest and head of the clan, has been commissioned by the mysterious V to learn from a clock maker about his invention that will help fighter pilots. Barclay becomes enchanted with Cecil Mannings daughter, Evelina. And then their adventure begins.

A wonderful story, as only Roseanna White can tell it. After reading A Name Unknown, I was instantly drawn to Ms. White's writing. She has masterly written these stories with historical content. And although this is the final book in the series, it's a stand alone book, that one can read and not get lost in previous stories. I would definitely give this a 5 star rating.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Put a little love in your heart


Kindness. Is it a lost art? Do we show kindness to others on our daily walk?  Is it something we can do, to show a little love?

Sometimes in the busyness of our daily lives, we forget to show the kindness that we would like others to show to us. Every day we can become so self focused that we forget what a little bit of kindness can do. I'd like to show more kindness. Whether it's just a word of encouragement, or giving a smile to a stranger.


That is why I want to join with DaySpring in kicking off the #DaySpringCareDare!
Let's use these opportunities to share a little love and show kindness with others.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018