Ok well I am finally finished reading Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. I wanted to read it because it is a classic and I enjoy reading. I like to keep my mind open to different authors and their styles of writing.
Summary: A family during the depression era moves west because they are kicked off their land and try to make their way to California and to a better life.
First of all I don't like when Steinbeck takes a whole chapter (usually just a couple of pages) to describe a certain situation or time. When I came upon those chapters in this book I usually just read the first paragraph, got the idea & moved on to the next chapter because these chapters were very repetitive. Yuck.
The hardest part was the middle of the book. But over all I did enjoy this book. I got close to all the characters and even after I was finished reading the book I found myself remembering things they went through. It sure made me grateful for all that we have. I TRY not to take what we have for granted.
The end of the book was weird because it just left the family still in their horrible situation. But I also like the ending because it showed how real the book was, there was no magic fairytale ending.
Thats all I want to say about the book. I would encourage you to read it. Warning there are a lot of bad words. Thats about it.
This morning we went as a family to the Botanical Gardens. Dad brought along the camera & we got some great shots! It was a beautiful day!
Like most children her age (3) Emma is a picky eater. There are only a few things we can get her to eat. Can you guess what her favorite is?
Would you like to receive this as a gift? Yummy. Well these are the type of little yummies they have at Central Market. This is our favorite place to shop. For those of you out of towners, it compares to a Whole Foods. But we seem to have found a few more favorites here at Central Market. Free balloons for the kiddos upon entry. Playground for the kids to play. Thevery yummy Italian Soda - Blood Orange Flavor. The yummy Cranberry & Orange Scones. The fresh flour tortillas, the curd cheese, bacon & blue cheese potato salad, many kinds of fresh bread & many more! Just wanted to make your mouth water, cause I know mine is!
Well this is what I came home to on Saturday. Well I did not exactly find a chest full of gold coins, but I did find one clue that said "To find what you want, follow the clues." Then it had a picture of my new ipod nano (black). So it took me about 45 minutes (it was pretty hard) to get through 6 clues. With each clue that I found he left a piece of the prize with it. For example the adapter cord, the box, the instructions etc.
I want to thank my husband for being so creative and making it such a surprise and so fun to receive my early mothers day gift. I also want to tell him I am sorry for being such a pill while he was trying to surprise me. I Love you honey!
Earlier post about Emma.
I am continuing my geek training for Emma. I am now getting her interested in Voltron. It was easier then I expected. I only had to mention that there was a show like Transformers, but with a princess. She was instantly interested. She picked up pretty quickly on the tiny mice. Voltron is one of the shows I grew up watching. At one point we had all of the toys, I remember a rather big metal black lion, that if we still had would be worth quite a bit. I was looking through YouTube for clips to show her and I came across an odd combination. Voltron+Sprite+Rap. I also stumbled across another older show, but I couldn't find any episodes for it. Thunderbirds 2086.
- Steve :)
This is my current want. Steve said he will probably get it for me for Mother's Day! I can't wait to have my own music when I workout & when we travel. Those are my biggest uses for it. So pretty much every other day it would get used if not more. I can't decide on the color, I might just get Silver.
Well this morning we were planning on meeting some friends for the mini train ride around Trinity Park. But we missed the train by a few minutes so we decided to take a walk around the trails and meet them at the park later. Well had a fun walk on such a beautiful day & they kids got to play at the play ground. We also brought our sack lunch. It was so nice to be outdoors. Maybe next time we will catch the train.
I was going to look further into the book talked about below so I could more fully understand his point of view & then the more I thought about it................I said to myself. I am sure there is some truth in what he says but I am not going to spend my time searching for his bits of truth instead I am going to focus my studies in the scriptures and of the words of the prophets, where everything they say is truth. I will not have to try to decide if it is true or false.
THIS BOOK IS FALSE! THIS BOOK IS FALSE!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JW4LLwkgmqA This link explains more about the things they are teaching.
Ok before I start I want to say I used to like watching Oprah (sometimes). I am very shaken by what I have just learned. The new Oprah Book club book is this book, A new earth. Where do I begin. I wanted to read this book because I thought it would be uplifting and inspiring. But instead it is teaching, "a different creation of earth"(CHAPTER 1 PAGE 1), "There is no one God" "Jesus is not the only way"! Wow I can't believe people all over the world are buying into this propaganda. Very sad but it reminds me of so many scriptures that for told of people being Led Astray! Here are a few:
12 And this aAnti-Christ, whose name was Korihor, (and the law could have no hold upon him) began to preach unto the people that there should be bno Christ. And after this manner did he preach, saying:
|Deut. 4: 2||(Deut. 12: 32; Prov. 30: 6; Rev. 22: 18-19) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you.|
|Deut. 13: 5||hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord.|
|Job 21: 34||in your answers there remaineth falsehood.|
|Isa. 30: 10||speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.|
|Jer. 14: 14||prophets prophesy lies in my name.|
|Jer. 23: 16||vision of their own heart, and not . . . of the Lord.|
|Ezek. 13: 22||with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad.|
|Acts 20: 30||shall men arise, speaking perverse things.|
|Gal. 1: 9||if any man preach any other gospel unto you.|
|1 Tim. 4: 1||giving heed to . . . doctrines of devils.|
|2 Pet. 2: 1||shall be false teachers among you.|
|Rev. 13: 5||speaking great things and blasphemies.|
|1 Ne. 13: 26||they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb.|
|2 Ne. 3: 12||confounding of false doctrines.|
|2 Ne. 28: 9||shall teach . . . false and vain and foolish doctrines.|
|2 Ne. 28: 12||because of false teachers, and false doctrine.|
|Jacob 7: 2||that he might overthrow the doctrine of Christ.|
|Alma 1: 16||they went forth preaching false doctrines.|
|Alma 30: 6||preach unto the people against the prophecies.|
|D&C 10: 28||wo be unto him that lieth to deceive.|
|D&C 43: 5||receive not the teachings of any that shall come.|
|D&C 50: 2||false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving.|
|D&C 50: 23||which doth not edify is not of God.|
|D&C 123: 12||blinded by the subtle craftiness of men.|
|JS-H 1: 19||professors were all corrupt.|
Ok so I just finished I am Legend. If you saw the movie, it was better than the movie. It was interesting and rather short. Now for the short stories he wrote after this one. Blah!!!!!!! Need I say more!