Whit’s End Book Club–Hello Again.

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Hello Again.!

Now if it were my husband writing this blog he would say, “Hello, It’s me again Margret” from a song by the comedian Ray Stevens.

But thankfully, it is me writing, not Ray Stevens.


It has been a bit.  And a bit has happened.

I turned forty!  And it isn’t so bad.  I even got a surprise of 40 roses!  Now usually I have to have a baby to get roses, so I felt extremely special.

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I had forty candles.

And on my fortieth birthday, a post I had written was featured on the Hank the Cowdog’s official fan page.  I was thrilled.

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We celebrated in our backyard with some friends.

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And for my fortieth birthday, The Hunni bought me a JUICER!!  We have had so much juice, that our mouths are raw–yet still we juice!

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The Hunni also gifted me with a new lens for my camera.  It is for close-ups and portraits.  I love the “bokeh” (the blurred dots in the background) that I can get with my new lens.

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This Little Man is still in my life and just turned three.  He is in trouble all the time.

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Scout now wears glasses.

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Eloise is learning the violin, and had her first performance ever–they “sawed” out Mary Had a Little Lamb and two other short pieces, but aren’t they cute?

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Scout is learning the cello which is bigger than she is.

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Baseball is in full swing, and Baseball Boy is loving it.  My calendar has baseball dates until late July.  I get tired of all the driving around, but he is so much happier, and better behaved, and more helpful, and less argumentative, and shoots his sisters less with his Nerf gun when he is playing a sport.  He really needs about two hours of practice a day to keep him from driving us all crazy.

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He plays in a Jazz Band with adults and loves it!!!  I don’t have to make him practice, he loves his bass guitar.  Here a small group from the Jazz Band is playing at our local hospital.

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Forty is just fine.

I took a break from blogging and have been reading.  Some great books are:

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir RawiczThe story of a long trek from a Siberia Camp down to India.

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story.  The story of a boy from Sudan who gets orphaned during the war and survives.  Short and gripping.

The Zion Chronicles A series of books about Isreal’s War for Statehood.  A light Christian romance, but good.

Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America.  The title says it all.  What would it be like to suddenly be without a home and with kids.  A few poor choices and a couple of good ones lead a mom to this path, and here is her true story.

B007XG902S A TOWN LIKE ALICE  The first chapter is a bit of a wade, but the book has a surprisingly strong female character–not the vanilla girl first portrayed.  It combines a little South Pacific WWII and Australian outback.

092389196X My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House.  What would it be like to be a maid at the White House back when ladies still wore gloves?  This book was a gift to my son who loved it just as much as I did.  A peek into the lives of the First Ladies.

0375714383 Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds  This classic true story by Joy Adamson also has been made into a movie which we enjoyed.  A “tame” lion is re-introduced to the wilds of Africa.

0767932374  A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion  You can buy anything at Harrod’s–including a lion cub.  Two Australian’s do just that.  This is their true story.  It re-introduces the readers to the owners of Elsa–the lioness of Born Free.

I’m glad we caught up a bit.  More has happened, but it is late, so “until we meet again,”


P.S.  I missed “ya’ll.”

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10 Responses to Whit’s End Book Club–Hello Again.

  1. bethany says:

    welcome back! love me some ray stevens, and those books look delish. yay for violins and cellos too 🙂


    • whitsendmom says:

      The Hunni introduced the kiddos to the videos while they were folding clothes. Clothes folding immediately ended, and now they quote his most inappropriate lines. Oh sigh. (giggle, giggle)


  2. Wendy W says:

    Oh yeah – I’m so glad you’re back. Thank you! I enjoy these little snapshots into your life. The roaring forties…it’s a great place to be.


  3. Aunt MJ says:

    So glad you’re back! Missed you. Lots of love ~ Aunt MJ


  4. Bel says:

    Have missed your blogs, too!! Life just goes on….good to see the “kiddos” doing well and having some music instruction!!


  5. Kelly K says:

    Happy, happy fortieth, and welcome back again, Margaret! (Last summer we just happened to hear “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” on the radio…in the car…on the way to meeting…which led to a long YouTube session later that afternoon.)


    • whitsendmom says:

      I think my kids have the words to that one memorized–along with “The Streak”. All their Daddi’s doing!


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