Diary of an Iphone…

With a few days of scattered showers, I can now tell that our cars aren’t yellow and I can breathe at least half the time ūüôā¬† I still got a few things accomplished and some things started and my week went a little something like this:

¬†A discovery that I liked this book.¬† bookWhew!¬† I finally got through this book.¬† Usually, I can get through a book this size in a¬†couple of sittings¬†(if it grabs my attention and nothing is on TV, LOL) But this book took 10 times longer to get through.¬† What’s to blame?

The first couple of hundred pages was¬†chock full of¬†medical, scientific and historical fact and jargon.¬† If you are the professorial type¬† I see you loving it.¬†But I’m not and I don’t. ¬†I kind of ¬†liken¬†the beginning of the book ¬†to The Big Bang Theory that has been stripped of humor and quirkiness. ¬†And then you have to take in account that the author is a History Professor.¬† I gave me a melatonin effect. Zzzzzzzz…..

But¬†when I reached¬†chapter 22 (I think)¬†the book¬†became so fast paced and exciting.¬† And I think that the reason the beginning was so dry, is because the plot is so extremely complicated.¬†And I am certain that if I skipped over the first part that I would not have understood a thing.¬† I thought about tossing the book aside and giving up, but I’m glad I didn’t and ended up loving the rest of the book!

This book contains just about all things paranormal with a little time travel thrown in at the end.  I am now looking forward to Book #2, can you believe it?  Here is an overview of the book.

Deborah Harkness, wherever you are, I so owe you an apology because even though the beginning was rocky, this was a great read ūüôāCinderella

¬†¬†I wanted to read something not quite as heavy so I¬†checked this book out from the library.¬† And I’m really hoping that this book is funny.¬† Going by the jacket it is promising. The name of the book is The Cinderella Pact and it is written by Sarah Strohmeyer.¬† Here is an overview of the book.


I also practiced a little witchdoctor’n or am I a medicine woman?






I wanted centerpieces for the kitchen and the living room.¬† And after a little research, I decided on terrariums.¬† I thought they would not only be pretty, but if I managed not to kill them I can repot them in bigger pots.¬† I was really excited to make these.¬†But what was strange was David was excited too. Then I found out¬†the reason he was so excited.¬†¬†He thought, It would¬†have some kind of themed village inside, like the Hobbit or trolls….uhhhh……I have one disappointed guy on my hands.

a pepper¬† There was a little art going on, but not much as I have had a headache off and on.¬†¬† This is the red pepper and I have a yellow and green to go.¬† I also started a drawing of a dog.¬† Man, the reference is so ugly that it’s cute.¬† But as I get into the drawing, it’s starting to look kind of creepy.¬† So, I don’t know…I don’t have much time invested in it yet.¬† And it may just be too creepy to invest more time.

And last but not least, I am very glad that I come up with a new title for the posts…Diary of an Iphone..SWEET!


I hope you guys have a great weekend with big smiles and sunny skies ūüôā

Be Well and Happy!

My Random Week?

I need to come up with better titles.  LOL

Well I do not know about you guys, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that it is spring in Virginia too!  It was snowing on and off all day yesterday and it is about 35 degrees as of 11:00 a.m. today.  People here are optimistic though, when I went out yesterday.  I saw plenty of capris, sandals and flip-flops.  Can you say CRAZY!

My week went like most others…a little something like:

photo (3) I am still working on the colored pencil book but I decided to take a break from that and start a drawing project.  I only started last night so there is not much to show as of yet.

¬†I have been trying to read The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkbookness.¬† The key word here is trying.¬†¬† This book has had rave reviews like, “A page turner!”¬† “I couldn’t put it down!”¬† “Exciting!”¬† blah¬†blah¬†blah!¬† Me?¬† I’m having a hard time picking it up.¬† Is there something I am missing?¬† When I’m reading this book I have to make myself press on and it¬† is not pulling me in to the story line.¬† I’m still kind of early on, so I am going to make my self read more in hopes that it is just a slow start.

And in the Ottaway¬†household, the youngest Ottaway got her ¬†Driver’s license this week and Saturday she gets her class ring.¬†I think she’s excited, but I’m never sure.¬†¬†¬†Good times ahead for Alana… scary and sad times for¬†us.¬† Oh Joy! ~cue Sunrise, Sunset

Well Gosh, I guess that is about it.  I hope your week went well and weekend is better!