Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Currently Reading




Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Books To Be Read


                                                                     An Advance Reader's Copy


                                                       Recommended by Patrick Rothfuss


                                                        3rd in a trilogy after 'The Tea Rose' and
                                                           and 'The Winter Rose'.

                                                    An excellent series that takes place in Africa.



                           
                               

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Leslie's Day

Today is my sister Leslie's birthday. She has been my best friend forever. We live in separate states now, but whenever we get together, we just pick right back up where we left off.

She is my sister, friend, protector, nurse, comedian, roll model, boss, Christian example. She is a mother, sister, wife, flight attendant, secretary, actress, painter, woman, chauffeur, girl scout, hair dresser, maid, teacher, Aunt, homecoming queen and friend to so many.

I can't even begin to tell you all the stories we have that we STILL laugh about. Slamming doors, forks, riding lawn mowers, Planet of the Apes, bomb, stereos, riding in cars, singing in the bathroom mirror, me in the back seat on her dates.

And we still have fun! Yearly sister trips. Santa Barbara, New York, Paris, Monhegan Island and I know I am forgetting something.

Thank you Les for being there for me whenever I call and always having my back.

I Love You Sooooo Much!!!!!
Happy Birthday!
Love,
Julie


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aurelio Zen

I love Masterpiece Theater on PBS and just finished watching three Sunday's worth of author Michael Dibdin's "Aurelio Zen" mysteries. Actor Rufus Sewell played Italian policeman Aurelio Zen perfectly.
So, this has led me to continue reading the next book in the series, Dead Lagoon. I am enjoying a little armchair traveling through Venice!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Grayton Beach 4th






Monday, July 4, 2011

Home from the Chateau Dumas

I have finally returned home from France, and oh what a wonderful time I had! Southern France is so beautiful and I made some new lasting friendships that I look forward to visiting. 

So sorry I have not uploaded pictures for a few days, but the process was soooo slow there. Here a couple days worth and I have a few more!
Shopping for linens
Caussade, France
A "Secret" garden in Caussade
Caussade cathedral and market
olives, olives and more olives
Kim, Melissa and Nilta 
Mary, Danielle, Meleen, Cary and Laurel
The bridge over River Lot, Causssade
Picnic by the River Lot
Lavender Field we visited
Entrance to Chateau Dumas
A welcoming bench at Chateau Dumas
Gardens of Chateau Dumas
(My window-2nd floor far left)
Sunflower fields behind the Chateau-Glorious!!
Can you hear the bees?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chateau Dumas Day 3

Lunch
                                                                    Incredible Salad

Book I am putting together in class taught by Wendy Addison



                                                                          Yummy Brie

                                                                       Dinner by Candlelight

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chateau Dumas Photos

My bedroom window

                                                                            chocolate croissant
                                                                                      Artwork and books in my room



                                                                            My window

                                                                  











View of Sunflower field from the pool
My Beautiful bedroom