Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Busy weeks!

Sorry that I've not been posting. Too many stuff going on at home (in and out). And with the holidays being close, I've to be prepare for family and friends visiting. And of course I'll be helping Mom cook up turkey and all the side dishes on Thursday of Thanksgiving Day, yay! So we are preparing our menu for event. Last week on Saturday, my friends and I had our Thanksgiving dinner together early. They will be gone on a holidays trip with their kids' grandparents, starting Wednesday of this week. And won't be back until Saturday, I believe. So our early Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful. I love spending time with them and eating our usual favorite foods. We had Turkey, greenbean casserole, cornbread dressing,cranberry sauce, rice with gravy, bean, rolls and Cherry Pie. It was so goood! Wish I took pictures but unfortunately my battery died - eh. And the following day - Sunday - we went out of town to meet up with my elder uncle who travel by himself from plane to visit the families. He is such the sweetest man. I have not seen him in longest times. And if we ever had family reunion again, I would have been in touch. But gathering everyone for family reunion had become difficult. As everyone always busy with something or the others - eh. I miss those days.

So after that week, I've been either working or babysitting. Kids are already off of school for a week of Thanksgiving holidays, so that keep me busy. I did lot of cleaning, laundry and changing sheet..etc. And that give me less reading times. I'm currently reading Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh. I'm also joint reading Potter Bk 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with my friend Melody from Melody Reading Corner and also reading Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich (it's reissues) with my other friend, Annie. Pray for me that I get through reading these books in time before December/Christmas roll by.

I did brought two books, while grocery shopping last Saturday. I did plan to only buy just one book, since I'm trying to hold my money for Christmas gifts for everyone. But when you walk by a section of books, you just can't help but stop and walk through the books isle to browse *LOL*! You will never see me go through a book ban. I can't do it! It darn too hard not to! But I'll try to get just one each weeks. Maybe if am lucky and be good, someone will be my SS LOL! I saw Laura Griffin Untraceable, which I have waited to get copy of this book. I didn't expected it to be on shelf so quick. I've previously read Griffin's books and love what I've read so far. She is good with what she write, romantic suspense. Although, this book only said it "romance"...hmmm, what that all about? I also brought Rachel Gibson True Confessions, which is reissue with a new book cover. I've started out reading some of her books and thought they are fair. I do continue to read her book and are collecting few of them but not automatically brought. Turn out, my sister love her books. So in part, I'm buying it not only for me to read but my sis as well *grin*.

If you want to see the back cover synopsis, scroll down..below. I promise to post my reviews for books that I've finish but not yet draft. It coming soon! And make sure you read my last comments on blogger award.

Alex Lovell makes people disappear. Turns out, she's not the only one....
Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discover what happened. Using every resource she can get her hands on - including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, and a jaded, sexy Austin PD detective- Alex embarks on a mission to uncover the truth.
As far as homicide cop Nathan Devereaux is concerned, no body means no case. But as much as he wants to believe that Alex's hunch about Melanie's murder is wrong, his instincts- and their visceral attraction- won't let him walk away. As a grim picture of what really happened begins to emerge, Nathan realizes this investigation runs deeper than they could ever have guessed. And each step nearer the truth puts Alex in danger of being the next to disappear....

Hope Spencer got more than she'd ever bargained for in Gospel, Idaho. There are crazy neighbors, competitive toilet tossers, locals with color- coordinated hair...and a long, lean sheriff by the name of Dylan Taber. Hope takes one look at him and faces the awful truth: it's been too long since she's had a man!
All the gals at the Curl Up and Dye hair salon declare he's the best-looking thing in town, but Hope isn't about to confess to them all that she agrees. Still, when an unsolved local mystery involves them both- and when their flirting gets the better of them- Hope and Dylan know it's time to make some true confessions...to each other.
Alice of Hello, My Name Is Alice gave me The "Uplifting Blogger" Award and I'm so thrilled to receive it! Thank you, Alice! She have always been a fun person to chat with and put up with my weird sense of humors. She have been such a sweet and great friend I have the pleasure to "meet" from blogger land. She always have some generous uplifting thoughts to say and post about. Thanks for being my wonderful blog friend. I'm passing this award back to you!

Now, I'm passing this awards to my friends who have not only been my longest friends but is true uplifting person from the heart from the action of what they do and say. Luv ya both! :)
Darla @ Nichtszusagen
Melody @ Melody Reading Corner

Here wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays season! Have a wonderful, fun but safe holidays!


Melody said...

Don't be sorry for not posting, Julia. We all have our things to do and with the holiday season around the corner, things can be getting pretty busy. ;)

I can't go on a book ban either! It's too hard, and plus I've no self-control, LOL!

Thank you so much for passing the award to me! You and Alice are the best blogger friends I have! :D

Alice Teh said...

I'm glad you're posting again, Julia! Well, you can take your time because no matter when you decide to post, I'll be here for you. Hehehe...

Congratulations on your award! You totally deserve it and your sense of humor really cracks me up. Just thinking of you puts a smile on my face. *SMILE*

I love that book cover for Rachel Gibson's book. Enjoy your books! I'm still on a book ban. Sigh~~~


Awwwwww Melody! The feeling is mutual! :D

Julia said...

Melody - Thanks for your understanding :) That make both of us who can't go through book ban. It is hard to keep yourself in control when you passing by books LOL ! I do hope you give Laura Griffin's books a try. I have enjoy the first two books of her so far.

Alice - It always nice and great to hear that you'll still be here for me even when I'm slow at posting blog LOL! Again thanks for the award, as I think you deserved it too. My feeling is mutal of you about your humors always make me smiles too. Please do try some of Rachel Gibson's books, as I think you will enjoy it :)