Sunday, January 9, 2011

What's In Store for 2011 ?

Happy New Year to ALL ! I know most of you are at present Snowed In or Snowed Under !
We have Snow or Ice predicted for later today, we hope for snow rather than ice ! :)
It's been awhile ( 4 weeks ) since I posted. I never seem to catch up around here in a manner that gives me much down time. What little time I have, which comes from going to bed early, I spend reading. My Dad, who will be 83 the 26th of this month is not doing well at all. He's been in and out of the hospital for the past few months. He is there now and we are told he will probably not be able to come back home. We did not get to go to the mountain house for the holidays and don't know when we will get to go back. We did go out to eat with my brother Robert, his wife Babs and their daughter Angela last Sunday and sweet Angela took this pic of me and hubby.





Let's talk about the gifts of Christmas! This is Bubba McNair, the Maltese puppy Hubby got me for Christmas! He does NOT shed and will be our travel companion ~~~~~~~~




One of my favorite gifts was the Rhett Butler doll to go with Scarlett ~~~~~~~~~


I also got this gorgeous Crystal Beverage Server !! Can't wait to fill this with Sweet Iced Tea !


My dear friend Peggy gifted me with a copy of her new book ! I'm not much for Vampires but I'll read this one! I have heard it's really good!


Everyone knows my favorite love is books~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Did I ever get the books!

Francine Rivers is one of my favorite Christian fiction authors and who doesn't love Pat Conroy?


A couple of Civil War journals will make for some interesting reads~~~~~~~~~~~


I've never read Frank Delaney but I love books set in Ireland !!


These books by River Jordan were on my Amazon wish list ! Looking forward to these!


I discovered Robert Whitlow while on vacation in the High Country when I picked up his book Mountain Top @ Black Bear Books in Boone. He is a lawyer/author from Charlotte, NC who is said to be; " John Grisham meets Francine Rivers ". I loved Mountain Top ! I then read a wonderful 3 book series by him titled "the tides of truth " next, I read The List and got the movie from Netflix. I am now reading The Trial which has also been made into a movie.I got this 2 book series for Christmas. I really love his writing! Speaking of books made into movies, can you believe The Help has now been a top ten NYtimes bestseller for 92 weeks? The movie made here last summer will be out in August!


AND~~~~~~~~~~if I don't have enough books to read, the new Samsung Galaxy S android phone Hubby got me has a Kindle on it! HA!


I'm going to try and visit around with you guys today and see what Santa got you, I hope I DON'T get any book ideas ~~~~ I'm knee deep in the written word ~~but love every minute!


22 comments:

T said...

You look like you had quite the book christmas….same here in our household!

I'm going to highly recommend a site for you - I'm on it and it is AWESOME!

Paperbackswap.com

The thought behind it is that you trade your unwanted books with other members. I love it and can't tell enough people about it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Morning, I thought that you may have gotten snowed in during the holidays. It was so nice to have a White Christmas this year. We are expecting a whopper of a storm late tonight and tomorrow... We are under a Winter Storm Warning right now. AND--we still have about 2 inches of snow on the ground.

Sorry about your Dad... I will keep him -and you--in my prayers. Keep us posted.

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Bubba McNair is a cutie.... By the way, what do you think about them getting rid of Vince and keeping Fisher????

Hugs,
Betsy

Kathryn Magendie said...

Wonderful Gifts! but I'm sorry to hear about your daddy -hug...

Teresa aka JW said...

What great gifts! Especially the little puppy.

Sorry about your dad, I will be praying.

T

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely "bookey"Christmas you had. Or should I say `bookish`Wonderful to have so many books and the little doggy is adorable!

Marguerite said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Carol. I will keep him and you in my prayers. Hugs.

Looks like you racked up on the gifts for Christmas! Love the little pooch, and so nice that he doesn't shed. And that phone is awesome and what could be more perfect than being snowed in to read all of your new books!

Great pic of you and Hubby! Ya'll are the perfect pair! Happy New Year, cher!

Vicki Lane said...

You might have been snowed out or snowed in had you tried to get to the mountains. It's been pretty amazing!

xinex said...

Great pic of the two of you, Carol. Happy New Year! You've got enough books to keep you busy for a while. Great gifts you got!..Christine

Pastor Sharon said...

If John Grisham meets Francine Rivers, that will be a marriage made in heaven!!!

Let me know if you LOVE those books!

Debra said...

Well girl you are hooked up with some fine bounty! I've just recently got into some fiction with Kathryn Magendie's Tender Graces and Secret Graces and am enjoying them very much!

So far no snow tonight! :(

Blessings,
Debra

Kat said...

Carol, seems I missed the Christmas post. I have missed hearing from you. You are lookin' good! The little dog is cute and will make a great travel companion.
I am sorry to hear your father is not doing well.
We got lots of snow over night!!

Gaston Studio said...

Love the many books you received. I know I loaded up my Kindle with gift cards for Christmas; never seem to have enough.

Prayers for your father Carol.

merrilymarylee said...

Happy New Year to you, hubby, and young Mr. McNair. What a cutie!

You're right--we have six inches of snow, which will be ice tomorrow.

NCmountainwoman said...

Positive thoughts for your dad. And for you and the family.

Loved your gifts, espcially Bubba!

Becca's Dirt said...

Awwwwwwe what a cute puppy. The dog I had before Buddy was a Maltese. He was adorable and died at 3 years old from heart problems. They don't shed - their hair is so fine - like silk. Buddy has fine silky hair. Buddy is a Bichon Frise.

Sorry to hear about your dad. Will keep him in my prayers.

Wobegon Cottage said...

The puppy is a great addition to your family. You recieved a lot of wonderful gifts. Sorry my Seahawks beat Your Saints but my hubby and son are beyond excited. Hope you can enjoy your mountain getaway soon.We are under snow until April.

NitWit1 said...

The puppy is a great addition and small enough to travel. I

MY Kindle is loaded with 10 books and I am nearly through 3. You read much faster than I do. But then one title was actually 10 books translated from greek, Syriac and several unknown languages to me. I should have started on an easier one.

I read Max Lucado's Imagine Your Life Without Fear. I read it 3 x.

Now I am on classics now-Jane Eyre-nearly through it.

If you to dislike dusting books, I usggest T's site of similar ones. My lack of space is one, but not the only one that stopped my reading habits. Now I carry the Kindle (unfortunately only the large one was available when I bought it) to the laundromat, Dr. Office, etc.If I find the right version of Bible I like, it will go to church too.

Time does fly and my post today shows computer disorders, certainly not the trials you are having, but driving me nuts so going to get fixed what can be fixed.

My prayers with you both. Life ebbs and flows, sometimes not to our liking.

Snappy Di said...

Love that Bubba boy! Nothing better than a fluffy, white, puppy butt running around the house and OH, what a wonderful Christmas gift he must have been.

Di

Darla said...

I popped over here from Vicki Lane's site... I hope you share recommendations after you read the books! LOL I dunno ... I might choose the Maltese over the books! :-)

My heart goes out to you and your father...

Peggy said...

Love the crystal beverage server! Gorgeous! I'll be by for some sweet tea once I get shoveled out of the snow up here in Michigan!

(Sorry about your dad. Prayers and virtual hugs coming your way...)

Sandra said...

Happy New Year; may the worst of 2011 be from the best of 2010!

Janet, said...

Your sure did get a lot of books to read! I love the doggie, he is so cute.