It’s Black Raspberry Time!
Jeff has been picking handfuls of berries while out on his runs for the past week. I don’t stop on my runs, because I may never start again, but I have been surveying the berry patch since we picked strawberries in June. Yesterday, one of my best friends from College invited us over to her house because she has a HUGE black raspberry patch in her backyard. We picked for two hours. I brought home A LOT of berries! YUM!
And the best part?
In other wildly exciting news, my baby got her ears pierced! Sarah will be 1o next Tuesday, so my mom’s gift was the ear-piercing. She is over the moon and was so brave. Now she is obsessed with her ears. “Time to do my ears mommy!” I don’t do ears. She takes care of it perfectly.
One last thing:
Let’s talk about The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, shall we? First of all I have heard about this book. I have heard how addictive it is and how everyone loves it. When it was suggested for my bookclub, I was really excited! I wanted to read it, and I love books that suck you right in there and you can’t get out. I really didn’t know what I would be sucked into though. I could NOT put this book down, and when I did, all I did was think about it. I thought it was perfectly paced and so full of suspense…so well written. The subject matter was disturbing, and brutal. I, of course, thought too much about it. Especially with the way politics in our country is so polarized. It isn’t hard to imagine it breaking apart because those who have been entrusted to uphold the value of compromise have come to the conclusion that compromise is a form of weakness. Without compromise, in my opinion, we get dictatorship. Isn’t that what the “my way or the highway” is all about? This is a glimpse into the future, where there is no compromise. There is only one way. The leaders of this new world are all-powerful. Human lives are a game to them. I am not sure I liked this book. However, I will be buying the next two books in this series. I am completely sucked into this story. It makes you think, it makes you worry. I think it might be an important book to read, in order to avoid this future all together.
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