Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Christmas concert

All dressed up!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Books of December in January

got this one on sale from barnes and noble for my nook. It was on my reading list since this summer. It's about a priest accused of child abuse. It was a good story, made you think.
your typical Danielle Steel novel. This was better than the last one I read.
my book club selection. It was sweet and a little unbelievable; or maybe i'm just cynical these days

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Grand Ave water tower

my baby sister treated me to a show at the Fox theater recently. We saw the "Blue Man Group". We had great seats on the main level of the theater. On the way to the theater we passed the Grand Ave water tower.
The tower was built in 1871 by architect George I. Barnett in the form of a Corinthian order column with brick, stone and cast iron trim. Inclusive of its base, shaft and capital, it stands 154 feet tall. Inside was a standpipe, five feet in diameter, to hold water. In addition to being used for firefighting, the pressure in the pipe regulated water pressure in the area. In 1912, the water tower was decommissioned, and its standpipe and internal spiral staircase were removed. The staircase was replaced by a vertical ladder, and the tower was modified to include an aircraft warning light.[1] In 1998, the water tower was restored and lit by floodlights.[2] (Wikipedia)
This is one of the towers in St. Louis; some of them can be climbed and are a great place for photography.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Funny Thanksgiving

We had a funny thanksgiving this year!
the glasses were a big hit!
the craft table
finished craft
the big kids enjoyed the word searches and mazes
pretty as a picture!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day at the library

listen intently to Miss Alice read a story 
Isn't the library at great place!
the craft we made today

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Books of November

I know I'm late again, haven't been reading too much lately; tried to get my house ready to sell it and in the evening when I usually would read, I fall asleep! Danielle Steel is always a fast read and her stories pretty much follow a set pattern.
 I've not read too much Jodi Picoult to make a good judgement on her work. I did enjoy this book, subject matter is a little disturbing and it kept me guessing the outcome until the very end of the book.
Another good book club selection picked at the last minute when we couldn't find copies of the original book we chose. About WW 2 and a island in England

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

recent movies

 Here I thought since I'm not working for the next couple of months, I'd have all this TIME to catch up on my movie watching. Silly me, I can't seem to get everything done that I want to do. That being said, "Argo" was a great movie, not something that I would usually see; went with a friend to a senior matinee. The acting is great, the story taken from real life in the 70's. I would recommend it.
 The Hunger Games was also very good. I read all the books and waited until the movie came out on dvd. I enjoyed seeing the book come to life. Really like Jennifer Lawrence in the past of Katniss.
the Marigold hotel was excellent. Loved the story and the actors, especially Dame Judy Dench, and Maggie Smith. This appealed to me because the actors are of a "certain age"