I say "Biz" you say "E", Biz E, Biz E, Biz E.....Yea we're BIZY!!

Since I've had a lot going on lately and have many other things I'd rather be doing instead of spending time with this laptop, I'm going to combine several things today. Here's first up.....

Six Sentence Saturday.
My dear Sister-In-Law, Staci of Life In The Thumb, does a great little thing she calls Six Sentence Saturday. She does a great book review in only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review she posts a
rating scale of 1-5 using playing cards.
Rating scale is as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal
2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

This book connects several lives through a quaint, old tea house on Mulberry Street. There are many trying things that happens to the group of neighbors, one of which is the tea house burning down. But life goes on for them all, and actually ends better after the fire and re-building of their beloved restaurant. I absolutely loved this book, it was very fast, enjoyable reading.

Alex ran in a huge Cross Country Invitational today. I can't even tell you how many schools where there....20 maybe. The races were divided up by age/grades. Alex ran with all 5th and 6th graders (boys & girls) and came in 7th place! Which earned him a metal! It was a great way to end a very long day. Alex just got beat out by his buddy at the end of the race.

I've been geared up for fall, and put out a few of my fall decorations. I cut several branches from different bushes around the house and made this cute little arrangement. I don't know if I am more excited about the fall season or being able to take pictures with my new camera. I purchased a Kodak Z1012 IS off of ebay. It was used but you can't tell from looking at it. Hopefully it will last me a LOOOOOONNNNGGGGG time! I really like it. I'm a zoom freak so and this camera will work perfectly for that. I also am glad that I can change the settings for how many megapixel it takes a picture in. I forgot to put the memory card back in today and was glad to discover this feature. I was able to get a few more pictures on the internal memory using a smaller MP.

Our county's fair is just getting underway. Monday we have school off. It is a county wide holiday, "Fair Day". No public school student will have class Monday. Tuesday we also have off for professional development for teachers. I'm looking forward to the very long weekend. With only 3 weeks of school under our belts, I'm ready for a break. One of my bus kids shows beef steers on Tuesday so I'm looking forward to being able to watch him this year. He's one of my favorite kids and I always tell him I'll try and make it to one of his shows but never have. He had a champion steer last year, so his family is excited about this year again. He's a 7th grader, and a pretty good kid.

So, now I'm off to finish getting ready for my Jewel Kade party tomorrow. The only plus side to it is I don't think I have too many people coming so I'm not going to totally freak out about the house being spotless.

Have a great end to your weekend.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Great photos and review!! And YAY for a new camera! :):):):):):):):):):):) did u get my 2nd message to U on that last post U did??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

You'll have to show us some of the pictures you take with your new camera! I'm a zoom freak too!

Staci said...

Loved your review...excellent 6 sentences! Alex is pretty amazing!! I hope he continues to do cross-country...he's built for it!! Enjoy your days's been raining up here...hope the weather is better for you guys. I miss the Hillsdale County Fair :(

Jenners said...

I love the idea of the 6 sentence review and the playing card rankings ... don't know if I could pull off 6 sentences though!!!

And congrats to your runner! that is a great achievement!

And I love your fall decorations. Enjoy the camera!

latree said...

YAY for your sister, YAY for Alex, YAY for the flowers, YAY for the camera!!