What’s Doing!

First hanging around our back door for the last few days is this

A Praying Mantis .

David said there was a smaller one out in the yard this morning.  I wonder how long they will be around.

I who can’t pass a bookshelf in a store without looking for more to read.

Decided to list what I had accumulated.

  1. I’m reading Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint  at the moment . ( hilarious in the beginning but not later as the novel evolves )
  2. Dan Brown’s Origins arrived today.
  3. Stephen and Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties  (over 700 pages so there is no taking that out.)
  4. Sarah Schmidt’s See What I’ve Done ( Lizzie Borden’s story)
  5. Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Stories and Poems ( I have had this one for awhile)
  6. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales  ( been working on this one too).
  7. J.D.  Salinger’s  Catcher In The Rye  ( never read it I guess it is time)
  8. H. P. Lovecraft’s  Complete Fiction  ( another big volume I have had awhile I guess I can stop looking for now.)  Many of these are old but I missed them the first time around and have decided to start broadening my knowledge.

I can hardly wait for tomorrow when Cindy and I start the Halloween decorations.  David is going to the shed for the plastic container ( possible more).

Well everyone but Brandy and I have had breakfast,  the laundry is ready to go in the dryer, I have collected the mail so I guess I’d better get moving on the things needed to be done for the rest of the day.

You have a good one and do something for yourself.



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Now 83-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass.. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my daughter for nine months now and she hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores,and feeding my zoo. (3 cats, 1 dog, and 2 birds.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

One thought on “What’s Doing!

  1. I understand your ‘going back’ on the books – I haven’t been to the library lately and kind of ran out of favorite author titles so I decided to check out a favorite author – again. Seems I have a good 8 of her books upstairs so I began re-reading them. (What’s that they say about dementia? You have a NEW friend every day?) – kinda works for books, too! (Earl LOVES re-reading books; he usually is reading 3 at a time but many of his favorites he’s read a good 5+ times . . . I can’t go that far. I end up reading the first 3 pages and saying to myself: “Wait, doesn’t this person walk in the room and then do …?” Yep, read it – remembered it – I’m done.

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