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It's the weekend again. Did you have a good week? We had a pretty good week here. It was off to a great start, and then my husband and I woke up out of the blue on Wednesday morning with colds. Not sure where we picked them up since the kids are both healthy. It was a light cold, nothing more than a sore throat and runny nose, just enough to be annoying.
On a positive note, my dad surprised me this week by sending a gift. It was a coffee roaster. Here is a picture of my happy package:
I know that many of you are big coffee drinkers like I am. I have become such a coffee snob over the years. I prefer my coffee freshly roasted, and let me tell you it makes a huge difference to have a cup of coffee that was just roasted. The flavor is much more crisp and bold. I love this new roaster, it roasts small batches in just a few minutes, so we can roast enough for the week, and always have fresh coffee. You can purchase the green beans online to roast, or you can sometimes find them locally, we have a few shops here in Portland that sell green coffee beans. Anyway, add it to your Christmas wish list, you won't be sorry.
Another happy thing this week, I have still been working on my cross stitching and loving it. I have been doing all kinds of research on fabrics and patterns, and I am excited about some of my upcoming projects. I had no idea that cross stitching has progressed so much since I quit doing it about eight years ago when my kids came along. Now days, you can get gorgeous hand dyed fabrics to cross stitch, and they make such a huge difference. The first place I ordered my fabric from has been a huge disappointment. They claim they take 5-15 days, but my fabric order placed on August 7th still has not come. Once I did research, I found that many other stitchers have had the same problem so other ladies have come forward to help. I just ordered a piece from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie, and I am looking forward to receiving it soon, and I got in touch with the lovely Johanna at Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. She is helping me find the perfect fabrics for my next couple of projects which are Stargazer and Aphrodite. I will post the fabrics when I get them. In the meantime, if you are a cross stitcher and you want some gorgeous fabrics check out either of these websites.
This mermaid will be my project as soon as I complete a couple of Christmas gifts that I am stitching. I can't wait!
Did anyone watch the CBS show that aired this past week on JonBenet Ramsey? I was fascinated by it. Basically, a group of professional investigators went back and relooked at all the evidence and debunked some theories and presented their ideas on who killed her. It was totally worth the watch. I checked and you can watch it on Amazon if you missed it. Not sure if it is on Netflix yet. If you have any interest in that case, check it out.
Finally, our busy September with two birthdays and our anniversary concluded with Mateus turning six on Thursday. I can't believe my baby is growing up so fast.
Okay, enough rambling. Let's talk blog stuff.
On the blog this week:
Wednesday: Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Thursday: Review: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
Friday: Friday Forecast
Received for Review:
None this week!
Monday: Review: The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti
Tuesday: Tell Me Something Tuesday: Are you utilizing your library?
Wednesday: Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Thursday: Review: Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung
Friday: Friday Forecast
Yikes! As I am writing this, I just realized my Friday Forecast isn't prepped. I have to go put it together. See you next week.