Baby J is the host of her own reality show, "So You Think You Can Stand."
|Ridiculous. I don't know why she ends up sideways. I swear I'll move to WordPress soon. Any Blogger bloggers who can help?|
The rink is pretty much done. But the weather is gorgeous! I do not recall such a temperate and SUNNY February! I saw a 5 followed by, not preceded by an 0 on my car's temp gauge today.Great Lunch Makeover post yesterday, but several of them were Facebook comments. I'll try to copy and paste those in my combox later this long and lovely weekend.
|And this one too! Anyway, this is my beautiful dogwood tree that gives color year round as you can see.|
My dear friend, Churchlady helped me landscape my front yard.
Just for fun: Downton Abbey Paper Dolls! But they don't have the "tuxedo people that live in the basement."
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My last three quick takes are three book reviews. They are all "girl" books. Sorry, boys. I'll read for you soon, I promise.
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai – I think this was on the Newbery list this year. 1975, Saigon, a girl and her family make the tough choice to leave Viet Nam and become refugees in America. Told in free verse. Beautiful. She gets bullied when she starts school in Alabama but learns some Bruce Lee moves from her older brother.
A Tale of Two Castles. So far, so great! Young, poor girl from the boonies makes her way to the big city of Two Castles to become apprenticed as a "mansioner" or actor. She finds out that free apprenticeships for the poor are illegal now. With nowhere to go, no money and no food, she finds herself taking a position as the assistant to the city's only dragon. Her task, to go undercover as a kitchen maid in one of the two castles, the one that happens to belong to the city's only ogre, and uncover who wants to kill the ogre and why. This book reminds me of the Dragon Slippers series by Jessica Day George and The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede (Dealing with Dragons, etc.).
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