Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I met my favorite author!

Ok, I met my favorite author - IN PERSON - yesterday! And here is the picture to prove it! My friend Peggy and I drove 3 1/2 hours to Conway, Arkansas to attend a book signing by Debbie Macomber. What a delightful lady! Charming and gracious and funny! I've been reading her books since the early 1980's and she has helped me get thru numerous military deployments. She writes stories that are so near to a woman's feel as though she knows you personally. If you've never read one of her books, pick one up at the library or buy one and start your own collection of her books. Unless you like blood and gore and gratuitous sex, you won't be sorry. A good place to start is with her Cedar Cove Series. Or for cancer survivors or knitters (I know those two don't quite go together but once you read the books, you will understand), try the Blossom Street series. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with any Debbie Macomber book! Have a great week, friends.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mothers Day

John and Jill and the kids noticed that all the plants they gave me last year for Mother's Day perished in the ice storm. They went out and got new plants for my front garden. John planted them all on Saturday while I was at work. What a lovely surprise!

John started his new job today so no telling when he will have to time to work in the garden again.

Visit from Utah

Well, John and Jill and the kids spent a wonderful week with us. We got to meet our newest grandchild, William John Knotwell IV. What a darling child. He is so mellow. And Emily and Charlotte just melted our hearts! We went to Silver Dollar City while they were here and they had a blast! They left on Saturday to drive home. We are so lucky to have this lovely family in our lives.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Time Flies!

My goodness, time surely does fly! Have been steadily getting ready for the grandkids to arrive this Saturday. Still need to set up the bedroom Emily and Charlotte will use but that won't take but a minute. And with two golden retrievers, will need to de-fur the entire house...again! I swear there's enough fur to make pillows each week. We've had plenty of rain this week and more expected soon. It makes for a lovely green rolling meadow out back...of course, John sees nothing but more grass to mow. Hope to get pictures up next week when the kids are here.