Monday, July 8, 2013
I finally finished this wretched, wretched book! This was the worst book I've read since I accidently got a hold of that self-published book. So, I will never read a book that's a Pulitzer winner ever again, I will never read a book written by a professor of English or anyone who teaches writing. Hopefully that way I will avoid wasting my precious reading time! It was like a dying man's stream of consciousness who wasn't all there or else a REALLY long sermon. I kept thinking it would get better but it never did. There were a few sentences that were quotable but that was about it. I still have no idea what she was trying to convey other than truly simplistic values. I hate to say it but I couldn't wait to be done with it!
But just in case anyone is curious...."it is a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage in America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and manages to convey the miracle of existence itself". This book was a National Bestseller and won all kinds of awards. What's wrong with me? The miracle of existence? Really? I must have missed that part. LOL!
Sam's Letters to Jennifer is the story of a woman summoned back to the town where she grew up. And in the house where she spent her most magical years she finds a series of letters addressed to her. Each of those letters is a piece of a story that will completely upend the world she thought she knew----and throw her into a love more powerful than she ever imagined could be possible. Two extraordinary love stories are entwined here,full of hope and pain and emotions that never die down."
So far, I have already had to reach for the kleenix and it definitely has a great storyline and keeps you wanting more but then I have to shut it off and go get SOMETHING done! Dang it! I highly recommend this audio book and I'm not even half way through it! LOL!
I love Mollie Makes magazine. Unfortunately this is the only one I have. It came with those vintage buttons too! But it is from the U.K. and expensive to ship over. But if I ever spot one and have the greenbacks I indulge myself. It is a publication devoted to "making, thrifting, collecting and crafting". It is a feast for my senses with that U.K., across the pond creativity and color sense that I can't seem to get enough of. I think I could go to there and live in the country or a small village and live happily ever after. But since I'm not there, Mollie Makes brings me closer! Plus, it has all sorts of web addresses in there of interesting shops and places and people. I'm all for importing everything from there! Along with Green Gate items. LOL!
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Also, since I live alone, I make mine in an 8 X 8 inch pan but you could double for a 9 X 13.
Put 1 can of unsweetened cherries with the juice into the pan. Add 1/2 of a box of yellow cake mix, lay 16 pats of butter (using an entire stick of butter) on top (4 X 4 works for me) and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Bake in a 350 degree, pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
This recipe takes like 5 minutes to put together and you are back to stitching! I refrigerate but you can always heat up a piece in the microwave as it is so good warm out of the oven with that ice cream! I did not say this was healthy or low in calories....I just said it was quick, easy and yummy! LOL! Enjoy!