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A Birthday Present

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My daughter was invited to a birthday party for a classmate. When I called to confirm she would be attending, I didn't get to talk to a person... only leave a message. And no one returned my call. That's ok. It just means I have had no interaction with the parents, have no idea who they are, or anything about them.

The invitation didn't say anything about no presents, preferences or whatever. And my daughter expects that she will take a present...  a fair assumption. So....  now what?

We came up with this bundle.




Starting with a bit over a yard of handkerchief fabric which came from my stash, we added....


a one-of-a-kind card made by my daughter using colored paper, markers of all sorts, and of course....  stickers (they're inside)!
Last night, I took a stroll through our collection of books and pulled out a dozen or so that I thought would make good presents -- no writing on the inside, appropriate reading level, and not in high demand by my own daughter.

She chose thes…

Books I Read Last Week

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Books, books, books...  I love books. I love to read them, and I especially love to talk with friends about them.




Bowling Fundamentals ....   Hi my name is Ann Leach, and I bowl on a league. There I've said it. It's true. I joined a daytime women's bowling league last autumn, not because I am a great and dedicated bowler, but because I needed something fun and social to do. Bowling meets both those criteria.

And yes, I picked up a book about bowling technique from the library, not because I want to be a great bowler, but because I thought I was making some of the same simple mistakes over and over which were costing me points. And I was right! By reading this beginner book and taking away from it just two pointers, I have increased my average by about 15 pins per game. And that's pretty darn good for this beginner bowler.


If you're a beginner bowler, like me or just enjoy bowling for fun, but want to have fun rather than all gutter balls, I do recommend reading this …