Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deeper Than The Dead by Tami Hoag

When three children stumble on a shallow grave in 1984, an idyllic California community is rocked to its core. The victim is a young woman, her eyes and lips sealed closed, a blind and silent witness to an unspeakable crime. The third victim in two years’ time, it’s clear that a serial killer has come calling.

As a member of the FBI’s fledgling criminal profiling unit, Special Agent Tony Mendez knows serial killers. It quickly becomes apparent that the See-No-Evil killer is no ordinary psychopath. The profile paints a portrait of a man easily trusted, well respected, and intelligent—a man no one would suspect.

Dr. Peter Crane fits the bill. A pillar of the community, he volunteers at a center for disadvantaged women—a center the victims had all attended. Crane is also a beloved husband and father to a ten-year-old son, Tommy, who was one of the three children to discover the grave. Needing insight into Peter Crane’s world, Mendez asks Anne Navarre, Tommy’s fifth-grade teacher, to find out what she can. It’s a request Anne finds both intriguing and unethical—much like Mendez himself.

Then a new victim leads to a different suspect—a man whose son was another of the three children to find the grave but a man whose position in the community is also above reproach, a sheriff’s deputy. As the connections between the two families become increasingly tangled, it seems clear that one of these children holds the key to a serial killer’s double life . . . and a revelation of evil so dark, so deep, no one may survive.

I was grabbing every spare moment to finish this book!! I'd be so tired my eyes were drifting closed on me over and over, but I just couldn't put the book down. Very good book that lead you in many different directions. Can you imagine being held by a psychopath that stops his victims cold by making them deaf blind and mute. Unthinkable horror is all I can think of... You won't want to read this book while home alone.

Friday, September 24, 2010


My Daughter and I took a little roadtrip on Tuesday. Tuesdays are twofer days at Longaberger. Lots of specials... make two baskets for the price of one, two lunches for the price of one... and other specials. First we saw the Longaberger home office in Newark OH. It's huge and can be seen from a long distance away.

This beautiful basket of apples is at the homestead. Wish I had the picture my daughter took, because the sky was a beautiful blue. The day was absolutely gorgeous with a high that reached 90!! Great travel day.

We both made this basket. Mine has the fall colors and hers is the warm brown with pink and green, very pretty.

This picture shows both of the baskets I've made at Longaberger. The one on the left I made on a trip in 2006.

So while we're showing baskets here's a sampling of the ones that are in the basement with me :) I use them for everything and they hold up very nicely.

We had a great time together and she brought along her Ipad so I could get addicted to Bejeweled Blitz. Yes, I played a lot, but then accidentally erased my high score. I'm thinking we should plan a girls trip at least once a year. There are a lot of interesting thing not that far away. A trip to Bronners would be nice... We'll have to think about what's next. Ever been to the Longaberger Homestead? Start planning your trip now. And no, this is not a paid endorsement lol, just like the product.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Won! I Won

Look at this cute apron and pot holder set.

I won it from A Latte With Ott A. A group of canners got together and had a big give-a-way as they blogged about canning recipes and directions. I loved all of the recipes and I'm inspired.

I got my notification from Mess Hall to Bistro. I love visiting new sites on such fun and interesting stuff. Thanks to all the bloggers that ran this contest for National Canning Week. We all love winning stuff, but fun cookbooks, aprons and canning equipment are really fun. Thanks Again!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fertilize Friday 9/3/10

Our wonderful host Tootsie who I haven't checked out yet today. She always has gorgeous pictures and wonderful hints for gardners. There are a lot of other gardners linking up so check them all out.

Well, it's almost Labor Day and things are really drying up. We had a good rain yesterday and last night to perk them up, but most of the flowers have seen better days. Basically we have the Rose of Sharon at the back of the deck still going great guns. The coleus and daliah are also doing good. The coleus falls over every time it gets a little dry (okay sometimes we go away for a few days :)), so I'm amazed that it's still doing good.

So pretty with the rain drops hanging on.

Bought some new Rudbeckia yesterday.

Hope I have blooms like this next year when they are out front replacing the

flowerless daisies. The daisies are in between the azaleas

Look who else I found on the camera. Little Punkin! We watched her last week while her family went to a wedding. She was actually starting to coo a little... she's about 5 weeks old in this picture.

That's it for this week. I have serious doubts about next week, but I'll show you how the Rudbeckia look in their new home and where the daisies are being moved.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Top Ecard Droppers for August

Thanks to all the Droppers in August. I know I don't always have the time that I'd like to spend on the computer, so I really appreciate those that take the time to drop. I know you're all very busy too.

Kreated by Karen
The Sewing Mom
elai's haven 19
In The Eyes Of The Beholder
elai's precious angels
Bible Examples
Grampys World

I love visiting all the blogs out there. I learn so much and am often inspired and motivated to be a better me. Thanks again.