Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rain, Rain and stuff we do when it rains.......

Well, the rain continues to flood today and now the winds are quite "windy" with tornado watches out until 11pm for our areas. The temperatures are cooling off a bit but still warmer than usual for this time of year. It was just cool enough in the house to build a fire.

I plan to work on my stitching and hope to be finished with the motifs on this one by the weekend. I have my "Beginners Knitting" class on Saturday which was one of my Christmas gifts from Phil. I have looked at some books about knitting and it looks complicated to me but we'll see ;)
I also added a "bookshelf" to my blog and put the books on it that I am reading. Wally Lamb is the author of both of them and I'm about 3/4 's of the way through the first one and actually bought the 2nd one, "The Hour I First Believed" right before Christmas. As it is 700 pages, looks pretty long but interesting and definitely makes good reading.
I found out through one of the commentators here that The Velveteen Rabbit is actually going to come out Feb 20th, 2009 in movie format and I watched the trailer. Looks like it is going to be good. I also reviewed some other books and plan to add them to my bookshelf soon. There are two commentary books on The Velveteen "Principles" published 2006 and 2007, hardback and I found them both on Amazon.com for 3.80, ordered them.
Here is the website that is most interesting about the authors books. She is a psychotherapist in New York evidently and has written one of them especially for women, 2007. It expands on "the becoming real" process for women and addresses many women's issues in one book and basic principles in the other. I hope to read the books and be able to use them as references at work as well (learn from it myself as well). The website is definitely worth checking out.
It's amazing to me that the original child's book was written in 1922 and still has applications throughout life and these two books look great for adults. I think there was mentioned by several reviewers that they are reference books in college for some psychology classes.
Oh well, time to get busy doing laundry. I think I've put it aside way too long! There are some folks that actually love to do laundry....I mean for real, I know people who LOVE laundry but that is one of my least favorite things to do :(

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