Saturday, April 30, 2016

"The best kind of prize is a *sur*prise!"

Especially if you don't remember asking for it at all. Earlier this afternoon Amanda and my mom were going out shopping together and I apparently told them to bring something back. Even if I don't remember saying something they did and brought me back a surprise.

When they were at Hobby Lobby my mom found this sign
<= and decided to get it for me. Since it was a surprise I made me think of the quote from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," that I used as the title for this post.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Giving It A Try...And Homework

The other day I was feeling a bit board, so I decided to try something new. Since I enjoy knitting and own a cable needle I decided to give cable knitting a try.

On the left is my feeble attempt and trying cable knitting. I apologize for it being a little hard to see. But I can say that it doesn't really look like a cable at all. It probably would have turned out better if I had been listening to the instruction video that I was watching instead. As of last (Friday) night I think I might have figured out what I was doing wrong with the cable part of the project. Whatever I end up doing with this I am going to keep practicing cable knitting so that I can get better and start adding it to future knitting projects.

For the Psychology class I am currently taking, we have to do reading reflections for the different chapters that we have read and each section of chapters has a different reflection to go with them. The first three chapters the reading reflection we had to do was flash cards, the reflection for the next group of chapters was multiple choice questions. For the last three chapters we are doing the reading reflections is to find five pieces of art for each chapter and describe how they fit with the chapters or to create three pieces of your own art work and fit them to the chapters.

Originally I was going to go with the first option, but once I started working on my cable knitting project I changed my mind and am now going with the second option. While I don't have a picture of it yet I already created the second piece of art for the second chapter that we have to do. Now I just have to do one last piece of art work and then write up a paragraph for each of the pieces describing how they fit with the assigned chapters.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Paris, Comics, Poetry, First Book in a Series...

After reading the title of this post you are wondering what those all have in common besides being books. Well every month my library has a row of shelves in the Adult section where they highlight a couple different types of books that they have.

The themes for the month of April are:

  • April in Paris
  • Comic books
  • Poetry 
  • First Book in a Series

So far the only theme section that I have found any interesting books in was "April in Paris." I am not a huge comic book or poetry fan so those themes didn't sound interesting. None of the books in the  "First Book in a Series" didn't jump out and grab my attention either.

I just finished reading "One Evening in Paris." At first I felt like it moved a little slow, but then it picked up and didn't take me long to finish it once I got into it more. Because the two books that I had just read previously were set in the 1970's, I had it in my head that "One Evening in Paris" was set during that time period as well. But it is set during current times.

So if you are looking doe something new to read, I would recommend giving "One Evening in Paris" a try. One of the other books that I just read is called "The Other Me" and it was an interesting book as well. While not set in Paris, "The Other Me" is geared a little bit more towards the 20+ age range. I forget what the name of the third book was that I had read, and what it was about otherwise I would recommend it as well.