". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Monday, April 18, 2011

Project 52 Update Week #16

#18: Made a new recipe. A casserole containing ground beef, mushrooms, onion, Cr of celery and cr of mushroom soups, broccoli, rice, and Worcestershire sauce. YAY!! EVERYBODY liked it!! You are all my witnesses when I make it again in a couple weeks Stitch Kid declares that he doesn't like it... that TONIGHT HE DID! *sigh*
#38: Made the Easter/April background for the blog... 
#44: I've done a few scrap pages... Still WAY behind... 
#49: I did finish The Confession by John Grisham last month... It was good and yet... there was a lot that bothered me about it. I agree that there needs to be improvements in the judicial system, but I think this one goes overboard. The biggest reason being that we have turned into the 21st century and I felt like this was trying to throw us back into the segregation issues of the 60s. For crying out loud, I grew up in the south where I was actually a minority... We didn't have those kinds of problems even in the 70s! We had friends beyond the racial lines and stood up for one another... etc... Only at the end did you see some of that coming together. Through most of the book it was white vs black... the black side of town vs the white side of town... the white church and the black church... And this is set in current time??? Come on... Can we PLEASE MOVE ON?  That is all... *sigh* 
#51: Had mom and pop for pizza at the beginning of the month and went to visit later in the month.   ;D

5 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

You've been busy! I love the scrapbook pages.

I enjoyed the Grisham book. I like his style but I agree with you. Next!

I loved reading Unbroken by Hillenbrand. So good. I love WWII history. I also finished reading The Walk by Evans. I've been a total bookworm this week.

Karen Peterson said...

It sounds like you have been super busy, lady!

I know what you mean about the racial issues of The Confession, and having lived only in places where races were generally happily mixed, I would tend to agree with you. But I read an article right around the time The Confession was released that talked about how there are places in the south where these issues still persist today and that it really is like a pressure cooker where things could just blow up anytime. It's hard to imagine, but that gave the book a new meaning to me.

Kristina P. said...

I haven't read that John Grisham book. I usually read all of them. I need to get it and check it out.

Chantelle said...
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Chantelle said...

The recipe sounds delicious...I enjoy finding new ones to try & 'so does my husband'! Your scrap pages are impressive! I need to get back into that creative part of myself again. I used to do it a lot until I got into writing...You've sparked an interest in me! :)
~CC
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