Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More This and That!


On Christmas Eve we give a hand-made gift to whomevers name was chosen earlier. It is a 50 year old tradition in my family, only for adults. This past Christmas (2009) my husband had our son-in-law Kelly's name. His gift to Kelly was a promise of helping him build new built-in bookcases in their home. As you can see, after 3 long weekends at their house, the bookcases turned out great. Kelly was left to stain and varnish them! I love new bookcases! The best thing to come out of this project was that it got my husband busy working on new built-in cabinet/bookcases for our house! I can't wait to have those finished and be able to put up a picture of them!!

I went to Barnes and Noble today while I was in town and came out with 3 books to read! The first, I have already started: The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler. It is about "the hidden history of women who surrendered children for adoption in the decades before Roe v. Wade". I also picked up: The Blue Orchard by Jackson Taylor and My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carol Oates.
All 3 books just looked really good to me! I love having good reading await me!

3 comments:

eMily said...

Those look great! I am soo sooooo jealous! I think I am going to have to make my boyfriend start taking some carpentry classes so when the time comes he is ready.

Bybee said...

Wow. Standing ovation regarding the bookshelves.

I circled the Oates book whilst in Japan...almost bought it, but in the end, I was too lazy to tote it back to Korea as it's kind of a chunky monkey!

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