Sunday, May 25, 2014

See you in the funny papers!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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(I used the HalfTone app for IPADS for the effects on this photo)

I hope everyone has a beautiful holiday!

It’s HOT here in Florida but we’ll still have FUN!

I’ve read several good books lately.

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I rate books 1-10 in my journal and I gave Wild a 10!!! I save the highest rating for only a few! It is an amazing memoir! Thanks Linda for telling me about it! You knew I would love it and I DID!!! 

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We’ve been watching ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ and loving it, too. I get the DVDs at the library so it’s free entertainment. Have your watched this series? Thanks to my blog buddies that recommended this to me. A few of you mentioned it to me and I so appreciate it.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday, and

Amaze me Monday .

Do you have special weekend plans?

37 comments:

Diane said...

My big plan: YARD WORK! Good for you for using your library!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I just had my head buried in the funny papers :)

I will have to do some reading and watching. Thanks for the suggestions, Diane. Have a wonderful day. xo Laura

ann said...

Not hot here. We have had lots of rain, so the grass sparkles emerald green. We will spend the holiday working in the yard and planting the garden. Good reading material.

Montanagirl said...

Have not seen Lark Rise....No plans for us. I've come down with something, maybe a sinus infection, but then we never really travel or do anything on holiday weekends.

Art and Sand said...

I read Wild last summer and really enjoyed it.

I haven't heard "see you in the funny papers" in years - thanks for the memory.

cucki said...

Thank you for sharing it dear..
Looking so lovely..
Hugs x

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Enjoy your long weekend, ours was last weekend. I keep track of my books too, great for looking back on when you want to pick a book to read.

Susie said...

Diane, I love that funny papers photo. You should do one of you and your husband...my gosh the cards one could make. Love it. I am trying to get into a book I jus got from my daughter Kathy. Enjoy your time outside, but wear your sun screen. xoxo,Susie
p.s. did I sound like your mom? :)

Vee said...

Wild, en?! Yes, I do love Larkrise to Candleford and I thank my Brit blogging buddies for first letting me know. Gentle and good is a nice foil for the usual tv fare.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Happy Memorial Day to you too Diane! I wish I had more time to read. I get from a 1/2 hour to read and then I'm too tired. We had a lovely BBQ with steak corn and asparagus. It wa so good. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Julie

Linda H said...

So glad you enjoyed Wild. I was pretty sure you would!! I too enjoy Lark Rise to Candleford. Hope you've enjoyed your long weekend...

Carla from The River said...

Hello
Wishing you a fun weekend.
Wild, I will have to check that one out. :-) I am just finishing a book, so will need something new.
Thank you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Spending time with my family this weekend. Ashleigh is here from Cali. I will put Wild on my reading list. I read a book you recommended and love it...Big Stone Gap! I just started the next book in the series. Hope you are having a great weekend.

hugs,
Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for telling us about the books. I need to read more. I really do enjoy it when I do! Thanks for popping in to see The Little House. I'm looking forward to our new adventure.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

acorn hollow said...

I have been reading some ho hum books lately so I may try some of your choices.
I have done a lot of gardening trying to get caught up between the rain drops.
Cathy

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I really liked WILD too. Have a nice holiday my sweet friend. xo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Lark Rise to Candleford is a wonderful series - it's one of my favourites too!

You're such a dab hand at the photo effects - love the card.

Happy Memorial Day Diane!

My name is Riet said...

Sorry I don't know these books yet Diana. Maybe they will be translated or they will be here some time in English. They look good. Have a nice week.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

The weather in Virginia has been exceptionally nice these few days. So, of course, I have been spending a lot of time in the garden (and loving it). I plan to do that again today and a BBQ (of course!). Happy Memorial Day to you, Diane.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I love that series and was so sad to find out they'd cancelled it and there would not be any more.

Another one is The Paradise. Check it out on Amazon and see what you think. I got series one and now the second season is not ready for USA DVD players but if you like Lark Rise I think you'd like The Paradise too! :)

Snap said...

Happy Memorial Day to you, too! I love seeing what everyone is reading ... as if I need to add to my TBR stack/list! ;)

eileeninmd said...

Happy Memorial Day. We do not have any special plans except for dinner with our son.. Thanks for sharing the books and DVD.. Our weather is nice, not too hot here. Have a great week ahead!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I just looked and our library has "Lark..." too -- definitely going to check that series out! Have a lovely Memorial Day holiday!

Linda Walker said...

wow, you sure do a lot of reading. I used to but haven't done much lately! Have a wonderful day! xo
Linda
sewwhat!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
You have a festive little space there for Memorial Day. Love all the dolls. It's hot here today too. This looks like a delightful book. I must get back to reading soon.

Have fun today, Diane.

love,
~Sheri

bj said...

Sounds like some good reads..
xo bj

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL I'M watching Lark Rise to Candleford on Amazon right now. I've not been totally drawn in yet (just on episode 3) but I do like it. It's FINALLY hot here (92 today) and I am L O V I N G it. Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day!

Linda R said...

That is a wonderful book. You know they are making a movie from it. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

Hugs~

Patty Antle said...

That's a good idea to rate the books! I'm impressed that you are reading so much! I wish I could settle down to read too.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks for the book recommendations Diane! I will look for Wild in the library. I was away for a week with my husband in California for a vacation and returned Sunday. Today we put together some outdoor furniture I ordered. Bring on Summer!

ladyfi said...

Wild is a wonderful book.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I can't wait for work/life to slow down again so that I can enjoy some summer reading. Thanks for sharing the recommendations. I have the perfect spot for reading in our new garden shed! Josie and I tested it out over the weekend. Hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

Hi Diane, I just can't seem to get into Larkrise, but I so wish they'd bring Cranford back to PBS. I loved that, and Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins were spectacular. I bet you've seen that one too, haven't you. :-) Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Laura Rhodes said...

Hi! Just popping in to let you know I'm still alive...I don't blog much this time of year..Busy with garden, festivals, farmer's market...etc..Glad all is well for you! We are well and enjoying God's creation and his grace. May you and your family continue to walk in Jesus' path and enjoy each day taking things one day at a time...Blessings, Laura R.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I haven't heard of that series Diane, but I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it!

And aren't you just the iPad app Queen?! ;)

Sam I Am...... said...

I read Wild when it first came out and loved it....it's one I will reread as I felt I was actually there walking with her.
I used to watch Lark's on PBS on Saturday afternoon but then they stopped showing it. It was very good and I enjoyed it.

Diane Writes said...

Memorial weekend for us is celebrated every 9th of April. We call it National Heroes Day here. Unfortunately, it's not so much of a big deal here :( I think its much commemorated in your country. A little confession to make, US's memorial day is special for us because of the flash sale of most US based shopping sites ;) I hope we don't sound offending.

I have to look for Lark Rise to the Candleford too. It looks interesting for me.

Thank you for forever linking up name mate. And I apologise for the late visit.