Thursday, February 22, 2007

Heather tagged me for this.

The Rules of the game:
1. Find the nearest book to you.
2. Name the book and author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
5. Copy out the next 3 sentences and post to your blog.
6. Tag three other people.

The nearest book was Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals, but page 123 is blank, and the next page is a list of recipes. The next closest book was Alice Munro's The View From Castle Rock. It a collection of short stories that I picked up from the newest arrivals section at the library yesterday, thinking that it might be about Castle Rock in Wyoming. I was wrong-o, it looks like it is about an actual castle in Scotland. I have not read this book, so I don't know if I can recommend it, yet, but here goes:

This meant ironing and mending and darning socks, and knitting scarves and vests and making new shirts as might be needed. Lizzie was not supposed to continue looking after Forrest - or to have anything at all to do with him - after he moved out. But a time came - five or six years after his house had been finished - when she took it upon herself to see how he was getting on.

I am not going to tag anyone, but if you decide to play, let me know!

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My Sydney is still sick. This is day 3 of fever. I never know when it is time to take 'em in to see the doctor. I put it off and put it off, and when I finally go it, they are better and I feel silly. But the fact that she has worked her way through almost the entire bottle of Children's Chewable Motrin tells me that it may very well be time to go in.

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In other news, my calves are on fire from yesterday's jump rope workout. Eeyouch. I keep stretching them and they keep hurting.

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Also, I think I might have made an actual friend. This friend stuff is hard work.

8 comments:

Deanne said...

Mae was sick the other week with a on/off fever. If the fever had sprung up one more time I would have called the doc. The weird thing about this one was that it was not consistent. If it had been then I would have called the doc by the second day. I also did the ibprofen Tylenol thing and that worked.

Yes, the friend making stuff is hard!!! I think I have a new friend too!!! Hooray! After about 6 months of loneliness I finally have a friend! She moved here from Idaho in Sept and is lonely for a friend too (and our kids are the same age, but different genders). We met at church and were supposed to meet at a park tomorrow but her baby is sick so we have to postpone for next week. Bummer! Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you have a new friend in your new place. Maybe some Chicken Lasagna Florentine will seal the deal?! :)

Mary said...

Sorry about Syd, hopefully she's back to feeling good soon!

Yeah for a friend! That can be hard work!

No Cool Story said...

Poor Syd. I do the same thing, because you know sometimes it looks like they are fighting off whatever it is. I hate feeling silly at the doctor's.

I have told Millie she can never ever move away. Making friends is a ton of work, and I just don’t have it in me at the moment. No, she can never leave me.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Man, and I was here for two years before I even met her. It takes a long time to make a good friend.

I did that meme too - I stole it though. :)

Amanda said...

Fun meme!

Sorry about Sydney, I hope she gets feeling better soon. I am the same way. I always feel silly at the doctor's!

Hooray for making a friend. I have a hard time making friends too.

nikko said...

Yay for making a friend. It's not easy. I remember praying for a friend when we moved to Texas. Of course, she (my first friend that I made) has since moved away!

Hope Sydney feels better soon!

muse said...

How's Sydney feeling? The "when to call" is a tough one!
Warm your calves before stretching, gently, gently. Remember to stretch while you're working out.

wendy said...

Muse, I took Sydney in for a Strep test yesterday. She is feeling much better, but her dr. thought it would be a good idea to make sure she doesn't have strep.