Yesterday I got the material and everything I am going to need to redo my chair. I also figured out what I am going to do with the chair once it is finished. I figure it will be a weekend project and since most of this one is over, I will do it next weekend. I am actually kind of excited and should have material left over for a couple of other projects too. Where is Marni when I need here? Oh yeah...right....TX! Anyway, today I will be planting seeds, so you can probably be expecting another blog this afternoon....possibly after I take a nap.
Dinner is cooking in the crock pot (beef tenderloin...yum). Z made a lemon cheesecake (yes I said Z). He in someways is a better cook than I am and he enjoys it a whole lot more than I do. He got that from his dad. When he comes up with a new cheesecake idea that he thinks would be great on the menu, he usually try's it out first to find out if it is a keeper. We have had a flop or two, but usually he is spot on with his ideas. I can't wait to try today's. The rest of the day though....I see much resting and recouping from this springing stuff. Hopefully by tomorrow I will have gotten my second wind!
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
In my lifetime I have read many, many books. My 7th grade year alone I read several hundred. My mother and I used to have competitions to see who could read the most books in a month. She always won, but I always gave a valiant effort. I think one month she read 40 some books. I only read about 30. That was all my brain could absorb.
The Shepherd of the Hills , by Harold Bell Wright. It is about a man who travels to the hills of Missouri and becomes intertwined with it's people. The story has everything. It has romance, mystery, ghosts, secrets and even a fight scene or two. The first time I read it....I fell in love with the characters Wright wrote about and I wanted to be Sammy Lane with all my heart. Since I didn't own the book, I would book mark my favorite parts and each time I went to my grandparents house I would read and reread them.
The Shepherd of the Hills. There was a wonderful museum and you could tour the cabin where Old Matt and Aunt Molly lived and see all of the beauty that Wright saw and put into each page of his story. And during tourist season, every night, at The Shepherd of the Hills Theater.....the play of Wrights story was/is still reenacted. We didn't get to go, but I did get a play book which I think I still have. It was a vacation that to this day I still remember fondly.