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Random thoughts, photos & June books

Corby painted our wood swing this week, in preparation for our July 4th celebration. It looks nice.I took this picture while laying outside...some day I would like to get a really nice digital camera, but for now my Sony Cybershot will have to do.A pic of my wonderful hubby. How do you like the neighbors overflowing trash bin in the background? Obviously I wasn't paying attention to it!I read 7 books in June:
Remember to Forget - Deborah Raney
Vision in White - Nora Roberts
Deadlock - Iris Johansen (one of my FAVORITE authors)
Death by Bikini - Linda Gerber (my niece Lenore sent me this book, and I really enjoyed it)
On Every Side - Karen Kingsbury
When Joy Came to Stay - Karen Kingsbury
Where Yesterday Lives - Karen Kingsbury

The last 3 are books that Kingsbury wrote over 10 years ago. She has become a very popular Christian author in the last 4 or 5 years, and I enjoyed reading some of her earlier books.

I got some good bargains at the Eagle's Book Sale...some DVD's: Season 6 of CSI Miami, Season 2 of Jake & The Fatman (a very old TV series), Season 3 of Jon & Kate Plus 8 (thought this might become a collector's edition due to their current divorce proceedings); some CD's: Billy Ray Cyrus' new one, Eric Church, and a couple of groups I'd never heard of (for $1 ea. it was worth the unknown); and 7 books: a BBQ cookbook for Corby, 2 books by Barbara Delinsky: The Heart of the Night and Commitments, Pop Tart by Kira Coplin and Julianne Kaye, Secret Keepers by Mindy Friddle, Die for You by Lisa Unger and Malice by Lisa Jackson. Also on my TBR (to be read) list are: Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert, Take Two by Karen Kingsbury and Death by Latte & Death by Denim by Linda Gerber. What can I say - I LOVE TO READ!

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY is the KEITH URBAN concert at the Coliseum! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Today's music was Daughtry and a quote for today: "Down deep in every human soul is a hidden longing, impulse, and ambition to do something fine and enduring." -- Grenville Kleiser


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