Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Three more books

A few of you wanted to know how I liked watching Night Gallery last night. We watched the pilot which was a story about three different portraits and it was very corny. We didn't make it through to the end. I guess television wasn't any better then than it is now. :-)

I've finished reading Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz. Ryan is young, rich, and he thinks healthy but a heart problem leaves him needing a heart transplant. Some strange things happen to him along the way and it isn't until the end of the book that he learns an important lesson. I thought it was good and was a page turner for me.

I've also read two children books.
One from my Bobbsey Twin book collection - The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat by Laura Lee Hope. Every once in a while I read one and will eventually read all of them. This book is number 6 in the series. Of course they are corny but I read them from the library when I was a little girl and loved them all.

The other children book I read was The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J K. Rowling. This book is a collection of five tales told to wizards and witches when they were kids with a commentary by Albus Dumbledorf after each tale. A cute little book for Harry Potter fans that was entertaining.
These three books make 9, 10, & 11 for me on my 75 book goal for the year.

Now that we have a television (only off the air, no cable) I have found the Create channel and have been enjoying some of the cooking shows on it. There is one called Lydia's Italy which I just love. All of the things she makes has me drooling. I just have to get one of her cookbooks. I usually like baking better than cooking but her recipes would make me love cooking too.

We are now in the market for a new bed and went to a couple furniture stores looking for one. No luck yet. We will probably go back to our original idea of making one.

Hope your Friday was a good one and you found many reasons to smile today.
Happyone :-)

5 comments:

  1. Recently, I tried rereading a Bobbsey Twin book. I didn't make it through, but I certainly loved them in childhood. I also tried Nancy Drew and Judy Bolton. Didn't work. Sorry that the tv program didn't hold up either. Oh well, we're just too sophisticated for our own good!

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  2. Lydia is from the area of Italy from which my family 'hails'. Her cooking is a lot like my grandmother's.
    We have a few TV shows we love -- The Closer, Burn Notice, NCIS, The Mentalist, Monk and Psych. Only two of these are on conventional channels. The others are on standard, cable-type channels.

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  3. I think I had a complete set of Bobbsey Twins books, and I'm sure I read through them all at least twice. It was a grat day for me when I got a new book in the series. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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  4. I enjoyed the Dean Koontz book also.

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  5. I recently finished listening to Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz. I loved it. I just googled his books to find the title. I can't believe how prolific he is! He has a book titled Life is Good :))

    I love the Create Channel. We get it in hi-def. I DVR America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country. I love Lidia too.

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