Friday, September 26, 2014

I think I'll take my fruit for a little stroll

Look what I made! It didn't take long, frankly because I didn't have much time to cut it up. I kept saying while I was helping prepare for the baby shower that I needed to run home and cut my watermelon. Little did everyone know that I was going all fancy on them.  The wheels are the ends of Honey Dew melons, hooked in place with skewers, capped off with grapes.  The handle of the buggy was a piece of the melon, from the middle of the water melon.  I have it hooked with two skewers thatI placed on both sides of the handle. One skewer in the middle and one on the underside to keep the handle up.  I just cut off the extra bamboo skewer off so they were not sticking out.   It only took me 15 minutes to put it al together. Luckily I had all the other fruit chopped up and ready to pile in.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

What I woke up to!

The Elves were busy last night!
Sparky's 8th birthday is on Friday. She had to bring her cupcakes to school on Thursday morning because Friday they are having a holiday cookie decorating party. That meant that I had to bake BLUE cupcakes for her. She also has her birthday party on if I'm baking a ton of cupcakes on Wednesday, I just as well bake more.  72 cupcakes in total.   I was very tired last night and decided to get up early to frost the cupcakes and what a surprise I had this morning. Our Elves took it upon themselves to frost and decorate all of the cupcakes.  All of them!  Oh, was I a happy camper or what! Super happy!  Sometimes its the little things in life.

I'm currently packing for my trip home to Nebraska for the Holidays. I just found out that they are talking about a large snow storm hitting the area this weekend, possibly dumping a foot of snow. I'm glad I'm flying out tomorrow afternoon.  I'm planning to deter the snow in the way that I always do.  I'm packing my snow pants, heavy jacket and gloves and snow shoes. That way it will probably just rain a lot.  Usually works. I pack for snow and I never have to use it. Fingers crossed.  Although, if it does snow, I can take Rue and Phin sledding.  Hmmm...that could be fun.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oh blogging, how I have missed you! Alas, it has been way to long. I had the best intentions when it came to blogging, but there were several reasons why it just didn't happen.

Reason #1 I was feeling uninspired.
Reason #2  I was using a slow laptop that was prone to crashing. Annoying.
Reason #3  I was busy living life.

I've been feeling more creative lately, thus more inspired to create my nonsense.

I finally used a year an a half worth of gift cards and birthday/Christmas cash to purchase my new MacBook Air.  No more crashing. I can sit in my bed, type to my hearts content and post until I'm blue in the face. Not that I would do that and technically I would be rosey cheeked because I'm tucked under my down comforter. Can't get better than that, right.

I'm still busy, but for some reason...probably he fact that I'm feeling inspired, I'm feeling like I'm able to squeeze more in. It's not feeling like a chore to post on my blog.

I can't promise that this will last. I hope it will though. I've missed blabbing via the world wide web and spreading my angelic evil, both far and wide.

OK, I have to go move some elves.

Put a little glow in your bath time

Glow stick bath time!
A while back, I saw a pin on Pinterest. It suggested having a glow bath. I thought that sounded like a fun idea so I suggested the idea to Sparky and Skippy. After all, you can usually pick up glow sticks at the dollar store cheaply. I think I bought packs of 5 bracelet glow sticks for a dollar each. We used 2 packages to create a brighter affect and Sparky chose not to make them into bracelets, which create a nice circle. I have to admit, they loved it more than I thought they would. Sparky was so cute in the tub, lights off, curtain pulled closed. She was using a glow stick to stir her magical glow potion in the tub. The glow sticks in the water were swirling and Sparky was chanting magical phrases. the only real draw back was I had to set a limit in the tube. She didn't want to get out. I don't blame her but I didn't need her turning into an ice cube. Granted, I did warm the tub up for her, but she could have spent the entire night in there.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Clarence, Virgil and Martha showing off their snowman.
Well, another year when by with zero blogging from me. It's sad, but true. There are many reasons for my absence. None of them really matter right now. All that matters is that I have cashed in all my birthday and Christmas gift cards and checks to purchase my lovely new Apple Mac Air. I can blog from the comfort of my bed and nobody will be any the wiser. (Insert evil laugh here)
I plan to start blogging again and keep blogging. Sure plans change, but all we can do is roll with it.

Currently my live is very busy with out visiting friends, the Elves.  They surprised the girls by building an elf sized snowman after our first substantial snowfall of the season  Skippy and Sparky were at school, learning stuff. What stuff? You will have to ask them. Maybe you will get more out of them that I do. I usually get stock answers, like...."I don't know." or "Nothing."  I love to ask them the same question everyday. "Did anyone get in trouble today?" I get zilch from them. Now if we have a play date over, that's when I get all the dirt. Their friends fill me in on everything. It's a glorious event.  My favorite story was when Skippy's friend ratter her out. She said Skippy got in trouble for walking around eating her carrots at lunch. Ha ha! She tries walking around the house, eating all the time. The girl would never sit still if we didn't make her. No, scratch that, if she was trying to listen to an adult conversation, she'd be as still and quiet as a church mouse on Sunday. Any other time she's on the move.  I started taking her snack away every time she got up and started her strolling. Skippy likes her snacks, so she was a little pissy about it, however she soon figured out she needed to keep her rump planted on that chair.

Skippy's little sister Sparky has been sick every other day. Ear infections, strep throat, pink eye, wheezing...ugh, its never ending. Maybe if the girls could keep their fingers out of their nose and mouth, that would help cut down on sick days. Sigh..tis life.

What have I been up to? Well, that's a big order to fill. Alas, that is a project for another day.  Yep, along with updating my blog side bar and wrapping some Christmas presents.

By the way, its good to be back.


Thursday, May 02, 2013

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love you.

Monday, January 02, 2012

I'm back

It's the second of December and so far I've posted everyday of 2012....WOOHOO! I'm using the free wifi at the Omaha airport while I'm waiting for my delayed flight. Luckily my flight is only 11 minutes delayed and I have a 2 hour layover for my second part of my flight. If I get in early enough I will try to post some more. I have some pictures to share. Bet you can't wait to see them.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope your year has started out with a bang...or atleast a little fun! I had a nice visit with family and think it would be nice to do the same things next year. It was just low key...can't beat that.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Getting a head start...

I am now operating a sweat shop in my Mother's house. She's my main employee. She didn't get a choice in the matter, I just put her to work with little to no pay, just patience and understanding...for the most part I threatened to have her family deported if she didn't raise her productivity, but she kind of liked the idea, since she doesn't get a lot of peace and quiet. I personally kind of like the USA and I can't keep an eye on her when I'm half way around the world, since I forgot that I was her daughter. She's a good little worker though. I set her up with making a triangle template on the back of a bunch of circles. Then I had her folding them while I glued.

Three down, a million to go. I should be done with 2012's Ornie Exchange project by midnight, which will put me ahead of the rest of the gals.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The sky was pretty interesting yesterday evening. The sun was sinking below the tree line and it was sprinkling which created a double rainbow behind us. I was driving so I wasn't really thinking about pulling over to get a shot of it when the rainbow was doubled and super bright. I took these pictures after the rain had stopped so I really missed the prettiest part of the sunset and only caught one ring of the rainbow, but it was still super bright and pretty, none the less. That's the one thing I love about Nebraska...the sunesets are usually lovely. It's because there is nothing blocking its view, just miles and miles of farmland. The second thing I love about Nebraska is the people. Not all of them, but the ones that remind me that its a great place to live. You know, the people that always say hello or wave, even though they don't know you. The people that stop and help a person with car problems, those are my kind of people. They hold doors open for you instead of letting it go in your face. Yep, good people. It's home. It's home and its a good place to come from.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Annual Christmas Ornament Exchange

I didn't take a lot of pictures at our Annual Ornament Exchange this year...I guess I was busy laughing. Anyway, I bet Tami will make sure I get a copy of her pictures. I can't wait to see them. That is Amy and Tami holding up one of the ornaments I made this year...I usually make more than one because I'm crazy. Anyway, this year I used combed wool that I needle felted. It took a while but it was fun and I like trying new things.
We took our exchange to a hotel in Lincoln this year. It's kind of our new thing, though I'm not sure Amy will ever want to sleep in the same room as me again. I was smacked with a pillow AT LEAST 8 times between 2AM and 7AM. It seems I, which I knew but its always worse when my allergies are acting up. I knew it was bad when I got up and looked in the mirror. My eyes were red and puffy...not a pretty sight. The best part was when Michelle tried to tell me that nobody hit me with pillows because she would have seen it happen. She was up all night and didn't sleep at all. I told her she must have been dreaming because I was indeed snoring. We went around and around before Amy came to breakfast and admitted she was whacking me with pillows all night. I'm pretty sure that our summer camping trip is going to be tanked after that nightmare. Amy and Tami would end up sticking the whole pillow in my mouth if they have to listen to me roar another night, especially if its hot out. Although, now that I think about it, Amy should be happy to put up with me. After all, I was the one that told her that she still had that silver bow in her head when we walked into the resteraunt last night! lol.

Anyway, a good time was had by all. I'm excited about next year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Want to meet our friend Katie?

Skippy likes to decorate for holidays. Sparky does too but not as much as Skippy does. You see, decorating takes a lot of energy and after a long day of kindergarten, Sparky only has time to grump and complain. The kid is exhausted. So, while Skippy and I stuffed the scarecrow that we named after our own Katie Leach, Sparky sat in a chair and tried to supervised. Sheesh that kid needed a nap. I finally had to tell her that she couldn't complain about our scarecrow not looking the way she wanted it to if she didn't help make it. That zipped her lips for about a minute. I also got a dirty look out of her but that I'm used to...silence, not so much.

Anyway, we wanted a scarecrow but we didn't have the clothing to make one. I ran over to the Salvation Army Store and found the jeans for $3.oo, which still had the tags on them and the shirt for $4.oo. It was more than I wanted to spend but the colors were fun for out fall decorating. I had purchased a burlap bag at the local flower nursery and a straw hat on sale at the craft store. I had a skinny board that I hammered into the bale of straw so the Scarecrow would sit up straight, then I cut a hole in the seat of the jeans so the board would act as a spine. I didn't paint the face on "Katie" until the following morning...because grumpy needed to go in the house and relax. She wouldn't go by herself...go figure. We attached the yarn hair with safety pins as well as the hat. I think she looks pretty good. We tossed on a few crows that we bought at the dollar store for added amusement.

I think she turned out great.

Sparky is an actress!

Sparky has a cold. No biggie, just a little cold. She also loves to watch TV. We have a strict 1/2 hour a day policy here. Now on the weekend when she is being a pain in the you know what, she seems to get away with a couple hours added to that limit. It's not on my time, so I don't really care what goes on...but I run a tight ship. Anyway, She was bouncing off the walls the entire weekend. I guess she also was enjoying her extra viewing time. She had asked her Mom if she could stay home from school if she was really, really sick. Of course the answer was yes. We don't send kids to school if they are really sick. You just can't function if you are feeling so poorly that you can't think straight.
Well, Monday Morning, Sparky was mad at me because I had the nerve to wake her up. She was moaning more than usual...she's not a morning person lately. She told me that Mommy said she could stay home. I felt her head and she wasn't running a temperature. So I asked her what was making her feel bad. Did her tummy hurt, her head, her throat...ect. Nope, none of those she just didn't feel good and wanted to stay home. I told her I would call Mommy and let her know...but I thought she should know that if we stay home sick, we don't get to watch TV all day. When we stay home sick, we relax in bed and look at books if we are bored. She tried to tell me that she was going to watch TV and I told her in no uncertain terms that she would not be watching TV, she would be in bed, getting better. That is what sick people do after all. I then told her I had to go make Skippy's breakfast and call Mommy to let her know that Sparky was sick and that I was going to make a doctors appointment for her. I hadn't even finished making Skippy's oatmeal, when who bounds into the kitchen, completely dressed and looking for breakfast. Yes, all the moaning and groaning was a thing of the past. Sparky recovered in less than 3 minutes. She announced she was feeling better and was going to school.

Hmmmm, I guess she wasn't sick after all.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sad news

Today, my Mom's little brother lost his battle with cancer. He's no longer in pain.

Uncle Richard is now in a better place.
I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa Slater will be glad to see him.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

When it comes to friends,..I'm blessed,

Every time I get together with my bestest (I know that's not gramatically correct, but I like it better than best) friends from High School, we try to take a group picture. Sometimes we forget...but that's life. This summer, we decided to be a little goofy, since we are getting older, though you'd never know it by the way we act. Michelle's husband had a bad motorcycle accident earlier this summer and so we used his wheel chair, walker and krutches for props. Since I'm the oldest, I got to be the one pushing Tami in the wheel chair. I thought it was fitting, since I'll probably be the first one in one. Michelle is on the krutches and Amy is behind the walker. I can't speak highly enough about each of these gals. They are the best. Truely, the best. They have the kindest hearts, biggest laughs and the craziest stories...all true stories too. If everyone had friends like mine, the world would be a better place I wouldn't trade them for all the riches in the world.

Monday, September 05, 2011

The Phin

My Nephew is a little goofball. I love him to pieces but oy vey, he's a turd. The thing about Phin is that he's not the kind of kid that warms up to you fast. Don't get in his face or think you are going to walk in the door and have him climb up on your lap or have him drag you off to play with him. Nope, he takes his sweet time deciding he'll allow you to be his pal. Most likely, he'll spends the first half of the day telling to piss off in 2 year old fashion and then if you are lucky, he might spend the end of the day laughing with you, hugging you, and chasing you around the house. Don't be a fool and think its going to carry over to the next day...oh no, he'll want nothing to do with you, until he gets used to you all over again. It kind of feels like Groundhogs Day. Oh and if his Papa Allen is around, forget about it. He's a Papa's Boy. I seriously want to have a chat with Phin about his choice of pals and good influences. I mean, really...Papa?! Whatever! Once, he decides you are OK, you are in...until then, stay away from him and zip it. He'll let you know when he wants you to entertain you. It annoys the crap out of me....but I still love him. It's really worth the wait for those hugs and kisses.

The Rue

The Rue is growing up fast. I just don't get to see her as much as I would like. Let's face it, two times a year isn't enough. Thank goodness I get three weeks int he summer to spoil her and annoy her and load up on Rue hugs and kisses. It breaks my heart when she tells me she doesn't want me to go and that she'll miss me. Oh how I love that Rue!

School starts tomorrow!

Oh people, I'm a happy woman right now! Yes, school starts tomorrow and Skippy and Sparky are BOTH going to be in school a full day. It's about time. The summer was great, I went on vacation and I came back to a couple of girls that thought all the old rules no longer applied. Oh, let me tell you, its been an interesting couple of weeks. It's like I had to retrain them. They yelled, they stomped, the cried that fake cry they think sounds real. Alas, they got nowhere fast.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pickled Sun Tea...yum, my favorite!

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I like ice tea, UNSWEETENED! I really can't understand why people put sugar or any kind of artificial sweetener in the a perfect creation like Ice Tea. It doesn't need it. Honestly, gags me, just thinking about it. Ewwww! Anyway, I've been drinking a lot of sun tea lately. We finally ate the last pickle out of a HUGE industrial size jar of dill pickles. I washed that jar really well, filled it up with water, stuck a couple of tea bags in it, screwed the lid back on and stuck that sucker in a nice sunny spot in the back yard. Well, as soon as that tea was brewed, I stuck it in the fridge to cool and waited. Later,I took out one of "my" big glasses (I don't share my big glasses) and filled it up with ice, poured it full of tea, and grabbed a book. Well, from the very first gulp, it tasted strange, yet familiar. I sat there for a while and tried to figure out what that taste was and whether I liked it or not. I finally decided I did, but still wasn't sure what it was. I figured it was the type of tea I used. I hadn't really paid much attention to the brand. When I checked, I ruled that out because it was one I'd used before. It was a run of the mill tea, nothing special. Hmmm....then it came to me. I tasted dill pickles. I had washed the jar super well with hot water and soap but it still had a dill pickle taste. The crazy thing is that I decided I really like it. No, REALLY, I did, I liked it! I'm sure sooner or later, the taste will leave my little jar behind...but for now, I'm going to enjoy every sip of my Pickled Sun Tea-Unsweetened of course.

It's getting easier!

The girls and I were inspired to Tie Dye again. Actually, it was there idea. We did a Dye project last summer which consisted of socks, spaghetti undershirts, and t-shirts. They wore them a lot, especially the socks. Skippy was very fond of the socks, but only wears them in the colder months because they are pretty thick. This year we were inspired to make strappy beach cover ups, t-shirts and Sparky dyed one of her white denim skirts. It wasn't really white anymore...after 10 washings, I still couldn't get the dirty butt clean, even bleach didn't cut it. I don't know what she sat in or slid in, but it did a number on that skirt. The kid I bought was super easy to use...and you didn't have to leave the dye for 24 hours, just a mere 6-8 I was able to wash it out that evening.
I had forgotten what a mess it was to wash out all that extra dye bofore you can wash the clothes. Yikes what an ordeal. My fingers are still slightly blue/purple and that's after I took bleach directly to my skin. One of these days, I'll get a picture of the girls in their new creations. If I can get them to stand still long enough.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's nice to be back!

I am really feeling happy about blogging again! REALLY, REALLY Happy! Life is good at the moment. Ah, who am I is normally really GREAT! I'm sure most people wouldn't thing much of the life I live, but lucky for me, I've never cared what most people think. I do what makes me happy and if they don't like it, they can stick it in their kazoo and toot it.

The only draw back to not blogging for a long the lack of comments I have. Basically none at the moment. That's fine, people will discover that I'm back and will start checking in again. I know it! I just have to be patient. Oh yeah, sure I could send out notice emails but I don't really want to. I figure they will come back in their own time. I'm not in a rush.

I just got a call from Skippy's camp to let me know that her bus gets back later today then they had announced. She is on a special trip otherwise she'd be done at noon. This means that Sparky and I have an extra half hour of freedom. That also means Sparky will get a little more one on one attention that she craves and Skippy won't be picking on her or interupting us when we are playing. Sparky can play for HOURS with playdough or her doll house...Skippy might last for 5 minutes, yeah I said MIGHT! She's been a basket case lately...she can't focus on anything for very long... boom, she's on to something else. We are working on that little issue but its a hard thing to do. I don't rush to do whatever is in her head at any given time. I make her clean up and wait until Sparky and I are done. It kills her but She has to get used to it. She can control herself at school, so if she can do it there, she can do it at home. Plus, she has been driving everyone nuts because she's "up your butt" (Her mom's phrase, not mine) all the time. It's true, she will follow you around and you can't move without stepping on her. She's like a puppy or a cat, always underfoot. I have a highter tolurance for it than her Mom but I get annoyed after several days of it as well. Maybe I'll take Sparky to the library to play on the computer for a while. That always works out well for us. I perch on a chair next to her, reading my book and when she needs help she taps my arm. We have to return books anyway, so we might as well write down our Summer Reading Program titles while we are at it.

Beach Club here I come!

I love the beach, the beach likes me too...but the SUN that shines at the beach, has it out for me. I am fair skinned. I have to face that fact. I burn easily, and I may not look burnt when I leave the beach but give me a few hours after I leave...whew, I start looking like a lobster. The last time I went to the beach with the girls, I spent most of my time in the shade of the cabana which is nowhere near the reflextion of the ocean or the pool. I was coated several times with sunblock too, that's a given. Their Grandma was trying to get me to sit next to her in the sun. I told her I couldn't, I'd fry and she said to put on a little sunblock, I'd be OK. I told her very nicely that there was no way I was going to sit in the direct sunlight. She thought I was a little nutty but she went along with it. I took the girls to the playground for a little bit and discovered they had a nice shady area for me and then we went to the pool for a half an hour. There wasn't any shade at the pool but I had put on a fresh coat of sunblock and half the time I sat with a towel over my shoulders and arms. Their Grandma really thought I was out of my friggin mind. Well, the following day when she stopped by to visit, she UNDERSTOOD why I was so insistent that I stay out of the sun. She was confused at first because she left the beach just before we did...and I looked fine then. I explained that I often have a delayed reaction and that a few hours after I'm home and showered, the red comes out in full force. I can not worship the sun. It's really kind of a sad thing, because I love to be outside, especially around water...which is the kiss of death. I think the only people that enjoyed my sunburn were the girls...they loved squeezing my burnt arms. They are really lucky that I allowed them to live. Anyway, I would love to take a little trip down to the beach later this week...bring some ice tea and a barrel of 70+ sunblock and sit in the shade of the cabana while the girls run around and play in the sand. It's been hot here and its always cooler at the beach. Cross your fingers for me...I don't want to look like a lobster again.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Whew, its hot out there right now! I'd take the girls to the park but it's to hot to run around out there. It wouldn't bother Skippy a bit, but Sparky would be exhausted. Plus, she is just getting over some mysterious illness that kept her home from camp all last week. Half sinus infection, half wasn't a fun week for either of us.
It's not even a good day to paint on the sidewalk or driveway. I'm afraid we'd melt into a pile of goo that kind of matches our Crayola sidewalk paint...which I gave Sparky for her Pre-school graduation. It was a big hit. I know my Rue loved it too...she's got great taste in fun stuff.
I guess we will just have to hang out inside for a while...but that will drive us all crazy. When it cools off a bit we will venture outside and run off some of that excess energy. If I don't let them run off some of that extra steam...all my pictures of them will be goofy, full of oddball pictures. I'm just afraid their faces will stick like that one of these days. I keep warning them but they really don't care. Not now...but just wait until they can't get a date for prom. Note Sparky above and Skippy below. Need I say more?!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I was called for Jury Duty again. This time it wasn't County it was for Federal. You know what that means? It means I had to call in everyday for two weeks in case I was called in for the next day. So every evening at 5PM, I picked up the phone, called the 800 number, listened to the recording and entered the correct numbers when prompted. For two weeks I couldn't make any plans for the week because who knew when or if I'd be called. I find this kind of thing stressful. Luckily the weekend between my two weeks was the 4th of July weekend. I'm sure they were not bulking up their case loads and that a lot of judges were taking off for long weekends. Works for me. Oh sure, if I would have had to report, I would have. I would have done my duty and basically whatever I had to do....whether I liked it or not. The girls loved it when I called in to see if I had to serve. Skippy made me put it on speaker phone so she could listen too. When I didn't have to report the next day, they'd jump around and cheer. I guess its good to know that they want to keep me around.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Whatcha reading?

I read a lot. No, not just magazines and blogs. I read real books. I know, shocking, isn't it. Well, I read and I enjoy it. Sometimes I'll grab some fluff that I fly through at the speed of light. That's just a guilty pleasure. You know, its the kind of thing you are embarrassed to admit watching Jersey Shore. Don't judge me! If I don't watch it, I'll never know what everyone is talking about the next day.
Anyway, I have been on a book bender. The last six books I the last month are as follows:

In paper back:
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows
On my Kindle:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
Dead Reckoning: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris

Loved all the paper back books...especially the Shaffer/Barrows book. Not what I expected and yet I didn't want it to end. It only took me two days to knock it off too. The Pettigrew book was a joy. It made me chuckle and I may have known where it was going, but not how it was going to get me there. As for the American Wife made me cry and that isn't always an easy thing to do, but it was early in the book and that was enough to grab me.

Now my Kindle reads are another story. Two of the books I read because My boss read them and we share our Kindle account, so I get them too. I was let down by the Tina Fey book. I did get a few good laughs but most of it was just so-so. Maybe I was expecting more than should have been, but that's life. The Handler book was another one that I didn't pick...but I have to admit, I was laughing out loud a LOT. It's got a little of that smutty sense of humor that I enjoy. OK, a lot of that kind of the point that I thought I might have known her. The Harris book, well, I've read all the others so I HAD to read the newest one as well. I also watch the True Blood series on TV...which is barely like the books. I can't say I loved the latest book, but I'll still read the next one. Yeah, pathetic.

My next three books are as follows:

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire (book one) by George R.R. Martin

I'm enjoying the Webster book...but can't wait to get to A Game of Thrones. The current 3 are all on my Kindle, which means I will finish in no time at all. For some reason, I read much quicker on the Kindle. I'm not complaining...its just a bit of a mystery to me.

Anyone read anything outstanding lately? I'd love suggestions. I am going to be home soon and I need to stock up before I end up zooming through my book and then I am forced to pick through my Mom's book shelves. She's got a lot of books but not much of anything that I really go for. We just have different taste in stories, that's all. Although, I did like the last book of hers that I read. It was One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus I really liked it. Give it a shot!