Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This summer I had a hankerin' for a baked potato but didn't want to turn my oven on for an hour to bake one during the heat wave, so I went to Wendy's Restaurant and got it for a $1.00 on their value menu. Of course, when my children are with me, they ask for something too. On this trip, they got kids meals and instead of a toy, they received a audio book on CD. They both groaned in unison but I squealed with delight! I shared with them how fun an audio book could be! It's like hearing a bedtime story! Like children, even adults enjoy being read to! They didn't take the bait.
I love audio books but rarely buy them because they are soooooo expensive! Years ago when I traveled on the train, I would buy discount audio books on cassette and listen to them on my way to and from work because unless I had a seat to sit in, I couldn't read standing up - gave me a headache!
Anyway, about a week later on the way to school (after a sleep deprived and cross morning) I put one of their audio books on in the car. It's a 15 minute drive to school and to my surprise, when we arrived in the parking lot, my kids groaned again! But this time, it was because they were enjoying the story being read to them! When I parked the car, my son asked, "What's gonna happen, Mom?" I replied that we would pick up the story where we left off when I picked them up in the evening. "YEAH!!!!"
And so began their summer love of audio books! I recently won a blog giveaway of a Regency Era type book and there was a special little gift inside of a audio sampling CD of 6 different other regency era type audio books. The kids and I liked that one even more because the readers were trained in theatre and their brittish smooth, velvet-like voices made the listening experience even more enjoyable as the characters changed from chapter to chapter.
We've exhausted our tiny audio library now and the kids are on the look out for more when we are shopping but most are out of our budget range. However, last night I won an ebay auction of the unabridged audio cassette (9 in all) version of Jane Austen's Persuasion. The winning price.... . 99 CENTS! My kids have seen the movie already probably 25 times, so they will easily be able to follow along with the audio version. In the morning, I put a DVD on to listen/watch while I get ready for work at my vanity table.
Nothing can replace the look, feel, smell and experience of a hardcover book, but sometimes it's nice to enjoy an audio book!
Posted by ChaChaneen at 7:13 AM
Monday, September 22, 2008
… a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, not long before winter. This time can be in late October or early November (Northern hemisphere)/late April or early May (Southern hemisphere), usually sometime after the first frost. It can persist for just a few days or weeks.
A little fragrance to set the mood!
And of course a little something to nibble on..
Indian Summer Salad
Have a great day everyone!
Posted by ChaChaneen at 4:00 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I have the best boss, she ALWAYS has a bowl filled with chocolates in her office. The other day I picked up this Dove piece and the message was... "Remember your first best friend..."
Oooooooooh the memories! Her name was Lucille... she lived nearby so we'd easily walk to eachother's homes and ride our bikes, play with Barbies, board games, etc. Oh the fun! We moved a few years later and I've never seen/heard from her again. :(
Do you remember your first best friend?
Posted by ChaChaneen at 7:24 AM
Monday, September 15, 2008
My Man took the camera last week while he was fishing so I haven't been able to post my usual fun but I found this instead! If you click on the picture it will enlarge for easier reading. I found it on the Internet and printed it out to put in my purse for the next gathering with the girls as it should be a fun topic of conversation! What does your lipstick say about you?
Posted by ChaChaneen at 5:28 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The other day...... I was given the BFF Gold Card award from Lavinia and now I am pleased to present it to the following bloggers based on the Blogging Friends Forever Rules:
1. Maximum five people allowed. 2. No more than four have to be dedicated followers of your blog. 3. One has to be someone new, or recently new to your blog, or live in another part of the world. 4. You must link back to whoever gave you the 'Blogging Friends Forever' award.
1. In The Garden with Miss Jean I suspect there is probably a large age span between us but in blogland there are no age limits among blog friends. Her interests are my interests and she's just fun to spend the day with!
2. Bygone Beauty The day I visited her blog and it was about Royal Tea scones, I was knew it was going to be a favorite!
3. Muse Swings Her blog name is perfect in that you never know what the theme of the day will be. This writer is a well of talent (and sense of humor!) we have barely tapped into!
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Sunday, September 7, 2008
I also love to cook and bake more during the Fall/Winter seasons!
Here are some more decorations I'd love to have!
How have you decorated your home for fall?
Posted by ChaChaneen at 12:58 PM
Auntie, will you play with me? SURE, let's go!
One more ride on the train before the park closes!
Glad I didn't see this before hand, but after closer inspection of this photo we see that most of the gauges were labeled NON~OP!
Posted by ChaChaneen at 7:56 AM