I'll probably get most of the dinner prepared while waiting for Shaun to get here. Small space so I have to do some careful planning and I might be able to make two dishes at a time - depending on what is involved.
Here are some pictures I have taken since we settled into our winter home - Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. One morning I took a walk with frost on the ground. The birds seem a lot busier in the mornings. Flying all over the fields, but I managed to catch one resting before he realized I was taking his photo.
|Good Morning Sunshine!|
|Yes, I am keeping one eye on you|
|Tarantula - one of many|
The Help by Kathryn StockettExcellent book! Now you are probably wondering how I finished another book so fast. Well, I was listening to this one on my iPod. (Yes, while reading the other book.) There are four narrators which is quite different from most audio books with one or two narrators. Their southern accents were perfect.
Most of you probably know the story already thanks to the movie being released. I hear it is very good too. I can't wait to see it, but I'll wait until the DVD is available. I prefer to sew while watching a movie.
There are three main characters. There is Skeeter, a young white woman raised by and closer to a black maid then by her mother. She has a college education, but is not encouraged to find a job half as much as she is encouraged to find herself a man to marry.
There is Aibilene, an older, very experienced, and very observant black maid with a big heart. She helped raise 17 white children.
And there is Minny, a younger black maid always getting herself in trouble just because she speaks her mind.
These three women give you a walk-in-my-shoes view of what the South was like living in the 1960s during the Civil Rights movement. A troubling time not just for the Southern Blacks, but for any Southern White person willing to agree that it was time to change.
I'm not doing a plug and I am not getting anything for telling you this. My brother told me about this great membership club to help me save money on audible books.
I use my iPod to listen to my books. I haven't tried burning a disc, but I'm sure that too can be done if you are wanting to listen to a book in your car. iTunes, of course, saves everything so I never have to worry about losing my books if my computer crashes....Knock on Wood!