Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring is here and I can't help but think that summer is just around the corner. That means camping, fishing, hiking and lots of fun stuff. I thought I'd share some pictures of our favourite things to do in the spring and summer. Hope you like them. What do you like to do?
gettin' dirty

spring snowstorms


wild horses

herd of deer

great scenary


playing hide and seek


enjoying a gentle breeze

catching your own supper

riding in a helicopter



river boarding

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. I do have a little drop of Irish in my blood and I try to wear a bit of green on this day. I love the lilt of the Irish accent. If you ever want to see a good movie with a couple of Irishmen in it, watch In Bruges. It also has three Harry Potter alumni in it. It stars Colin Farrell (Irishman #1), Brendan Gleeson (Irishman #2 and Mad Eye Moody in HP), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort in HP) and Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour in HP).
This movie is one of my favourites set in Bruges, a beautiful town in Belgium. When I first watched it, I thought it kind of boring but then something happens that blows my mind and I couldn't help but fall into the witty conversations and honest feelings of the characters. I think, swearing aside, that it would make a good study in any English class. I also love On Raglan Road by the Dubliners and listen to it on YouTube every now and then. I've watched this movie a few times and love it every time. So, if you want to watch a movie with some Irish lilt to it, watch In Bruges.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Read-an-ebook week is over now and I hope everyone read a good book. I am up early, well I thought it was early but guess what? It's DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME and I've lost an hour while I slept. Now I feel like I've been cheated out of my morning quiet time even though my children are teenagers and will not rise from their tombs until either the sun mysteriously leaks through their curtains or their stomachs scream with hunger. Wait, my youngest wants to get up at seven to do homework. I think that's what she told me but that seems dreamlike doesn't it? I will go to her room in five minutes and see if it is true. She, too, will be upset in the injustice of losing an hour. Why do we still do this anyway? Wasn't daylight savings time something we did to make more daylight for planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall? Isn't there electricity now? Can't we forego running around the house looking for all the clocks to change them? And can't they make clocks that automatically change on daylight savings day? I know my computer does and so too does my car I think.

Before I go, I would like to tell everyone that I finally figured it out and published my book on Amazon. You can find it all over now. Here are some of the links:

I know I didn't have to mention all the different amazon sites but it was fun to see my book in all the above languages.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

At one minute past midnight Pacific time on March 4 to midnight Pacific time on March 10 my book, Death's Promise will be availabe for 50% off. You'll only be able to buy it for that price on the smashwords site and you'll need the coupon code REW50. I hope you join this fun event and have fun reading.

Now, my daughter and husband went to the dog park yesterday and took some incredible pictures of the eagles and other things. They had to wade across the cold river in their rubber boots to get them but it was well worth it.

A crow chases a baby bald eagle.

The crow still after the eagle.

Little woodpecker.
Little woodpecker.

Baby eagle flies overhead.

Brother and sister maybe?

Kayla, my daughter, floating down the river on a piece of ice.

Sheba wanted to join her.