Dadddy's Lil Girls

Dadddy's Lil Girls
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Charlotte's Web

This is the first book I figured I would read. I have read this book before, but I wanted to reread it and any others that are on the list that I have already read. When my daughters come home from school she told me we already watched the movie why read the book. My response to the question or statement was that woods always have more details and are always better than a movie can be. So I started reading the book about 7:00pm on 1/28/2011. I had to stop a couple times before I started this post for a couple reasons. But here goes.

Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White

This book is a winner of the Newberry Honor award. It is also a major motion picture, too.

Chapter 1
This is the morning after Wilbur is born. At this point he doesn't have a name yet. Mr. Arable is about to kill Wilbur. Fern runs to stop her father and does do. She saves the young piglet. Her brother Avery comes down stairs and asks for a pig also. He is turned down for one. His father said only early risers get one. Wilbur gets his first bottle during the end of this chapter. Also on the bus to school is when Fern names her pet pig.

Chapter 2
During this chapter Wilburn has gotten a new place to stay on the farm. He has a pen built underneathe a apple tree. He also walks with Fern to the bus stop and waits for the bus each morning. While she is at school he has to stay locked up.  While Fern is at home Wilbur is allowed to follow her around the farm and house. Fern also takes Wilbur on walks and lets him ride in a babydoll stroller.  During this chapter Wilbur is sold to Fern's Uncle Homer. Uncle Homer buys Wilbur for $6.00. Uncle Homer lives right down the road, too.

Chapter 3
This a funny chapter. Wilbur finds out that a board is loose on his pen in the barn. He pushes on the board and gets out. He takes a stroll and starts to rut under the apple trees. Lurvy and Uncle Homer try to catch him. Uncle Homer brings a pail of slop[ and Wilbur follows him to the barn.

Chapter 4
This is the chapter where Wilbur starts getting really lonely. It is a rainy day and Wilbur doesn't want to eat. He wants to play and has noone to play with. Also this is when everyone finds out the goose is sitting on eggs. Lurvy also gives Wilbur some medication at the end of the chapter. On the last page of the Chapter is when Charlotte speaks to Wilbur for the first time.

Chapter 5
It was a really long night for Wilbur. He was really excited to have a new friend. He barely could sleep. Every little noise awakened him. As the morning sun rised he could not wait anymore. She starts asking loudly for who spoke to him the night before. With noone admitting to it. He goes to eat his slop. As he lays down to take his nap. This is when Charlotte speaks again to him. Wilbur also is unsure how he can be friends with Charlotte due to her way of eating. He will find out she is kind and good-hearted in upcoming chapters.

I started reading today around 1:00PM on the 1/29/2011. I had some errands to run this morning so I could not read. But here is a update on the next few chapters I read.

Chapter 6
School is out now and Fern comes almost everyday to visit.  Goose is a mother now in this chapter. She has 7 little ones.  Templeton aslo takes the egg that did not hatch.

Chapter 7
In this chapter Wilbur finds out he is going to be killed. Charlotte makes him a promise to not let him die.

Chapter 8
Fern goes home and tells her parents the animals can talk. Her mother gets really worried about her.

Chapter 9
Wilbur thinks he can make a web. Charlotte and Fern watch Wilbur try to do it. Also Wilbur asks Charlotte about her plan to save him. She tells him she is working on it.

Chapter 10
Charlotte comes up with a plan to save Wilbur. She will be writting something in her web. Avery and Fern also come to visit the farm. Avery tries to kill Charlotte. He trips and bustes the rotten egg.

Chapter 11
On this morning is when the words SOME PIG are first seen in the web. Mr Zuckerman tells his wife first. Then he goes and talks to the preacher. The secrect gets out and everyone starts to come check out the writting about Wilbur.

Chapter 12
Charlotte calls a meeting of all the animals for the new saying to save Wilbur. They get Tempton to agree to get magazine clippings to help Charlotte.

Chapter 13
In this Chapter Charlotte starts weaving a new word in the web. The word is going to be "TERRIFIC". Also this is when they decide to take Wilbur to the County Fair.

Chapter 14
Fern tells her mom about the stories that was told in the barn. Her mother is so worried about her at this point. She decided to go see Dr. Dorian. The Dr. tells her he believes she hears the animals. Because he can't not understand everything like how a spider knows how to spin a web or spell.

Chapter 15
The crickets are playing their songs. They was playing to let everyone know Summer was coming to a end.

Chapter 16
This is the morning of the county fair. Wilbur gets a buttermilk bath before going to the fair. Wilbur also faints before being loaded on the truck. Templeton and Charlotte also are in the crate to  go to the fair.

Chapter 17
This is when Charlotte meets Uncle. She gets really worried when she sees his size.

Chapter 18
This is when Charlotte's spins her last web. She starts to write "HUMBLE" in the web. Templeton has a field day at the fair because of the foods he is finding.

Chapter 19
Charlotte makes her eggs sac in this chapter.

Chapter 20
This is the chapter where Wilbur gets a special award.

Chapter 21
Charlotte dies in this chapter. Also Wilbur takes her eggs sac back to the barn with him.

Chapter 22
Eggs hatch. They all leave, but 3 that stay with Wilbur.

I finished this book Feb 5, 2011. I was out of town so I was unable to update this.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Menu for Jan 24 - 30, 2010

Monday  -  Hot BUNwiches and Chips

Tuesday  -  Meatball Subs with Mozzeralla

Wednesday  -  Deer Back Strap, English Peas, Corn, and rolls

Thursday  -  Deer Tips with brown gravy, white rice, deviled eggs

Friday  -  Lemon Chicken, yellow rice, green beans

Saturday - Left overs

Sunday - Chicken Fried Steak with white gravy, mash potatoes, and chicken flavor rice

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Challange: Top 100 BBC books of All-Time

A friend of mine gave me this list that the BBC put out of the 100 top literary classics of all time. The BBC stated that the average person has only read 6 of the titles.  So I am making it a goal in the next year to challenge myself to read all 100 literary works, it may take me longer then just a year  but I really want to make this one of my goals on my bucket list. As I read each one I will make a post of the book and I will review each chapter in short for you. I hope everyone follows along and maybe picks up on this list too.

Below is the list that the BBC compiled the ones that are in red are the ones that I have already read. As I complete one off the list  the title will turn red. If you want to you are more then welcome to join me in this journey. Leave a comment below so we can keep in contact.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell 
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina –Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
34 Emma – Jane Austen
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis 
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Willaim Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell 
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabrial Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far from the Madding Crowd _ Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding 
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martell
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On the Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson
74 Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylivia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 The Christmas Carol– Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - Charles Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Monday, January 17, 2011

Menu for week Jan 17 - 23!

I know I forgot to post last weeks menu. It was because I have been busy with taking care of my mother-in-law. She is being emotional and very needie lately.

Monday - Left over night

Tuesday - Veggie Soup

Wednesday - Deer tendorlion, parmesan noodles, butter beans

Thursday - Might be out of town if not ( Baked chicken, peas, and yellow rice)

Friday - Still might me out of town if not ( Chicken Alfredo with garlic bread)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Exciting Day!!

Well today has been a exciting day. My nephew came over this morning and spent the day with us. He got here early this morning around 8AM. Plus Charlie got home last night. So everyone was here to spend time with my mother-in-law. Around 11AM my nephew passed out on the couch and Charlie took off to go hunting. About 3:30PM Jason the PT showed up for her to start PT today. This is her first real day of it. The kids are busy doing chores. They got to get their room cleaned up and put their dirty cloths in the washer.

We got report cards today. Carolyn is on the A & B Honor roll again. Vicki and Courtney's grade came up from the first nine weeks. So I hope they keep coming up. Plus Carolyn got a new teacher. She has added a Good Behavior chart to the class. If the student stays on green for the week they get 30 mins extra play time outside. Also they get a treat from the Treasure Chest. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Menu for Week #1

I thought it would be great to add this to my blog. That way I can stick to a menu for the week. I am trying to manage a budget for food. So let's see how this goes. I will post my menu and I will also post the amount I spent for the week if I spent any to get that weeks menu items.

I will be cooking for 5 during the week and 6 on the weekends.

Monday - Homemade Pizza

Tuesday - Meat Loaf, mash potatoes, leftover butterbeans, garlic bread

Wednesday - Chili Dogs

Thursday - Leftover night

Friday - Breakfast (cheese eggs, sausage, bisquits )

Saturday - Lasagna and garlic toast

Sunday - Salmon Patties, cream corn, yellow rice

I did not have to spend any money on this weeks menu. I had everything on hand for it. I will be sitting down and thinking on next weeks menu. I am hope to see some of my followers maybe add a link to this post so others can get ideas for suppers.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Resolutions

I figured I would share some of my resolutions for this year with my followers. Most of my resolutions this year is to get clutter free. So if any of my followers have any tips or just want to share some of your resolutions. Please feel free to post a comment.

1. Clean and unclutter the craft closet.
2. Organize my cabinets and drawers in the kitchen.
3.  Learn how to knit.
4. Organize a housework schedule for cleaning.

I know these sound so easy, but I just never seem to can get these done. I am hope to have these done by the end of the year. My hubby don't think I can do it, so I figured I could post my resolutions and I could get some inspiration in keeping on track.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Kiwi's Blogger Follower Swap #3

I am part of a website called Swap-Bot. My user name is Angelbaby2. So I am taking part in a swap that is for other followers to follow your blog and to comment on it. I like getting reviews on my blogs, because it shows where I need to improve. So if your my partner please feel free to comment good or bad. Feel free to review me in anyway you see fit.