Always Winter

More snow in North TX this morning.


Thrift Store Treasure

At Thrift Town yesterday I found a Nicole Miller silk scarf for 69 cents!

Click on photo to enlarge and see scarf detail.

Fresh Pineapple

Sprout Farmers' Market had fresh pineapple on special this week for 99 cents each. We'll have it tonight with Eggplant and Red Peppers in Savory Sauce over brown Jasmine rice. Yum!


What We're Watching

What a wonderful TV show -- so exciting!


Current Read-Aloud

And now I want some Chinese veggies!

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Current Read-Aloud

These two works by Dutch artist Jan Vermeer are an important part of the story:

A Lady Writing c. 1665-1666

The Geographer c. 1668-1669

And now I want a set of Pentominoes:

To read more about Vermeer visit Essential Vermeer.

What I'm Reading

Set in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 60's. I am liking it very much.


Gung Hay Fat Choy

Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.

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TX World of White

Out the front:

Out the back:


Keller Library Sculpture

In the main lobby of the Keller Public Library there is a sculpture that celebrates the joy of classic childhood literature. During the recent months of library remodeling, the sculpture has sat in its temporary home in Keller Town Hall. John and I finally took a good look at the piece and realized we had read every book engraved around the outer circumference but one, The BFG by Roald Dahl. I promptly put that book on hold, received it, read it aloud to John, and enjoyed it very much. To honor the occasion I took a few photos of John and the sculpture.

The complete list of books engraved on the band:

Anne of Green Gables
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Island of the Blue Dolphins
The Borrowers
The Secret Garden
A Wrinkle in Time

(See that man in the background? That's Bruce McKay!)

Sculpture detail.

Sculpture detail, other side.