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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

In Progress

I've been so busy lately.  Running here and there, errands, yoga classes, lunching with friends and family, shopping for birthday gifts, meetings, working on sewing projects, blogging and reading blogs...  My life is usually paced a bit slower, but I'm enjoying it all.

I've got a bunch of new library books, but have only read two.  I've also gotten an Amazon order and have 3 of them in progress.  Such a wealth of books!

The 3 in progress from my Amazon order:

The Wisdom Paradox
by Elknonon Goldberg; "neuropsychology, brain mapping, and computational neuroscience"

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own
by Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee; the elasticity of brain maps, peripersonal space, and more.

Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars
by Sharon Lovejoy!  A delicious treasury of "130 Wonder-Filled-Grandchild-Friendly Activities."  Beautifully written, full of terrific ideas, photographs, and drawings, this one is a pure joy, and I've loved reading and planning activities.
Although I've spent less time reading lately, I try to spend a few minutes a night with at least one of  the above books. 

I still need to review Stephen White's The Seige and Lee Child's Bad Luck and Trouble --
both are action and suspense thrillers.  The Seige features Sam Purdy instead of psychologist Allan Gregory.  I love Allan Gregory and have always enjoyed the friendship between Gregory and Purdy, but I loved  Purdy sans Gregory, too.

The cats give me some problems with my appliqueing, beading, and quilting.  Lucy chewed a bunch of the beads off the heart while I was getting dressed. 

After making some repairs, I tried to get a picture, and Lucy and Stinker were back again as if I doused it in catnip.


  1. Jenclair,

    So sweet of you to mention my newest-Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars.

    I'm honored!

    Blessings in books,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  2. Toad Cottages looks like so much fun. I'm going to have to look that one up.

    Love the picture of your beautiful cats.

  3. Sharon - :) Yesterday, I picked up a Chutes and Ladders game for the grands. I'm busy looking for suitable games. Mila and I have always enjoyed walking and finding treasures, an activity that both of my girls loved. Now, I'm thinking of how to use some of them in fairy houses and little displays!

    Framed - I'm not even finished, and I can highly recommend it!

  4. Naughty kitties! But it is so hard to be mad at them for long, isn't it? They are so cute. The two brain books you are reading look especially interesting. Can't wait to hear more about them.

  5. Stefanie - Both brain books are good so far. I need to focus on one at a time now that I've tasted both.

    It is hard to stay mad at the Triad; they make us laugh a lot!

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