Wednesday, February 2, 2022

I Like Thursday #192

It's a snowy Thursday here, and another chance to share on I Like Thursday which is hosted by Lee Anna of Not Afraid of Color.  Each week a group of bloggers share things they have seen that they like/love.  Th1is is my 192nd post. 

We have had a little snow, well up until yesterday, then the "snow event" started. It has snowed several inches, and according to the push notices on the phone will continue until 10pm Thursday night.

One morning it was very foggy and once the sun came up it was amazing, almost like everything was coated in powdered sugar.

The ice crystals were amazing clinging to everything.

My SIL gave my parents household COVID.  Luckily they are all immunized and boosted so it hasn't been terrible.  The fact that we are all pretty angry with my brother and his wife for being so cavalier about COVID and passing it around is a road I am just not going to go down that rabbit hole.  But the fact that everyone in the household had COVID, and even though I live thousands of miles away my mom asked me to pick up an anniversary card for a friend and mail it since she was told by her doctor to stay in and quarantine for 14-21 days due to her age.  I really wanted to get this card.

But I was trying to be mature and picked something else up instead.

I know I have mentioned (probably ad nauseam)  that I have been doing a lot of workouts, the problem is the different devices I use, trying to use a Kindle Fire, Ipad, or even an Iphone is not always easy getting them to sit at the right angles.  I purchased this easel and I love it!  I can put my Ipad, or Kindle Fire on it and adjust it perfectly so that I can do whatever workout I am doing.

I love the quilts and patterns by Jen Kingwell, and pre ordered her new book Quilt Recipes months ago.  It finally arrived!

There are a couple of quilts I really would love to make.  

I finished filing all of my patterns, I also printed out many that have been sitting on my old computer, and transferred them to an  external hard drive.

I read several books this week, what I actually picked up were some tried and true, which I discovered that I had never read.

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton, the first of the Kinsey Milhone mysteries.  I am not too sure if I liked the character or not.  The story line was good.  

The next book I read was One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, the first in the Stephanie Plum series.  

I really enjoyed the book, and enjoyed the writing.  After this one I read the next in the series Two for the Dough, and then the next Three to Get Deadly.  Stephanie is a sassy Jersey girl, while not always the smartest cookie, sometimes dumb luck gets her far.  

Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor.  1934 London and Lydia Langstone has left her abusive husband and moved into Bleeding Heart Square with her father.  There are many dark mysteries that surround the house and square. 

Now head over to LeeAnna's and check out the other I Like Thursday posts.


  1. Oh I would be angry too at my family if they gave my mom covid. It's so more much for the elderly to recover from :(
    Personally, I liked the chicken couple card :D
    Stay well and warm dear Collette! Let us know how much your snow totals are! Hugs!

  2. I think it's snowy everywhere right now, except maybe in Florida of which my SIL always likes to remind me! 🙄 I'm so sorry to hear your folks got Covid, and from a family member no less. That would upset me, too. That easel you found looks handy for holding up your device! Where did you find it?

  3. I was hoping for snow, but we've gotten rain. Argh! Bummer about the household having covid. (I'd go for the silly card. lol) Take care!

  4. Love the chicken card and can't wait to see what you create from that book.
    Snow can be pretty

  5. I like haw frost ices the trees etc. E weeds are pretty when frosted! Oh man, I how your parents are recovering! I hear different people have different responses! My friend was really sick, her husband not very! I’ve read a couple of Sue Gafton’s books and Janet Evanovich’s too! There are a lot in each series! Have a good weekend!

  6. I love Jen Kingwell's patterns. I didn't know she had a new book out. We've had snow, ice and rain all day. I'm so glad I can stay home. Love that silly card! All those books look so good!

  7. I would have been angry about your parents getting Covid. We have family members who refuse to get vaccinated. Fortunately none of them live near me. My son's family (7 children) in Texas, all got it at Christmas. Hope your parents don't have any long term effects. We've had snow for two days now, total about 12". It can stop now.

  8. I am envious of what you have achieved...getting old patterns all sorted and transferred to a safe spot, etc.,(that's something I need to do badly), working out how to do your work outs on a nifty device you found which I also need,getting a copy of Jen's new book..also would love to have, and keeping up with your reading.Way to Go!

  9. Hi Colette! I hope all is well with you but I missed this post last week, somehow. That holder for your iPad, etc. looks pretty darn nifty! Great idea. Oh, you have quite a few book by Sue Grafton to go - they get better, I guarantee. And One For the Money - we love that series until around book number 20 when it goes a bit weird. HAHAHAHAHA! Good job at being mature . . . and that card is too darn funny. Yeah. We all have rabbit holes. Some bigger than others. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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