Just poppin' in to announce the latest winner of the book giveaway, give you a weather report and a weekend update. I'm so busy, still closing up shop, that I thought about taking a blogging break. But, then I thought 'Naah.'
So. . . the winner of the book giveaway for An Absence So Great, by Jane Kirkpatrick is. . . (drumroll) . . . Renna, at Finding My Knitch! Renna and Sherri, I just mailed both of your books this morning. Just got back from the post office not 20 minutes ago! So, you should have them within a week. Enjoy!
This morning, we woke to the sound of thunder, which is a bit unusual for early April. It was booming far in the distance, so cozy to be warm in bed, listening to it rolling in. Then, the hail started. It poured for a good 10 to 15 minutes. An hour later, I drove Em to school and much of it had melted on the streets, but the grass and gardens look like they've been frosted with icing.
On Sunday, we spent the day with my brother, Mark, and his wife Jenny. They live in the mountains, and it's always a treat for us to visit them. There's always something different to do, boating in the summer, snowmobiling or skiing in the winter. On Sunday, my aunt rode up with us, and we celebrated my niece Elsa's, 17th birthday. We were served a feast with the main course being pheasant fixed a variety of ways -- barbequed, stuffed in chilis, wrapped in bacon, swimming in cream sauce. Delicious does not even begin to describe it!
We took Lilly with us, at Mark's request, and we were lucky to bring her home again. She loved romping with his dogs, two German short-haired pointers named Sam and Jake. And Mark loved her, thinking she would make a fine addition to his pack of hunting dogs, and graciously offered to keep her. Actually, he pleaded with me to keep her.
But, of course, I said, "No!"
She was one tired puppy after all that play, and slept peacefully, all the way home, on Auntie Ann's lap:)