Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Remember


In memory of all of those that lost their lives and their loved ones on that terrible day, and remembering those that are still fighting for our freedoms.

We are forever changed.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Back!

I'm pretty sure that everyone who loves pumpkin spice lattes already knows that they are back ~ YUM

Yesterday was a beautiful day.  I didn't have much on my calendar and that is always the first sign of a good day for me.  Home is my favorite place to be.  I thought I would drive through SB and see if one of my favorite coffee drinks was out yet, and you can see it was!  As a double bonus they also had pumpkin scones, which is my favorite combo.  I brought it home and settled in to finish the last 250 pages of my September Book Club book.  

We had our first meeting of the new year and enjoyed discussing Cutting For Stone  by Abraham Verghese.   It is a very good book, set in Ethiopia.  The narrator is Marion Stone, a twin, and he tells his story from birth {literally the womb} to age 50.  Marion is a surgeon, his parents are physicians, and he lives in a hospital setting in Ethiopia and in the US.

The book is beautifully written, taking you to Africa and giving us a feel for life there at the end of the 20th century.  I wish I could give you a better review, but that is not a gift I have.  I love to read, and read a lot, and I can tell you if I like a book or not, but I usually can not tell you why.  I recognize good writing, {usually;-) } but for the life of me I can't tell you what is good about it.  {plot, setting, character development, it's all there} 

I guess I'll end this the way I ended my book reports in elementary school ~ you'll have to read the book!!