Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our Family Pet

Well, this is one of our pets. We have a Red-Eared Slider Turtle named Jet. Yes, it is ironic and on purpose that we named a slow turtle "Jet". We have a "swamp" near our home. It's actually owned by the school and is used as a learning facility. Phil, Livie and I found him, or her, in the street near the swamp one day and decided to bring him home. Olivia has ALWAYS had a fascination with turtles so she was ecstatic when we said she could keep him. Jet lives in the boys room and it's probably the easiest pet we've had. We even got Jet to eat from our hands.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Shabby Souls

I'm in an online book club with some of my girlfriends and we had our first meeting this past Saturday. Our book club, the Shabby Souls, is on It's a great web site and resource if you're a reader at any level. We met at Cuppies and Joe in the Paseo district. It's a cute little cupcake and coffee house. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how busy it was. Some of us were meeting for the firt time so we took time to get to know each other. We brought books we were reading or favorite books we had read and shared those. It was a great time and I can't wait for our next meeting. Our members that couldn't make it were missed and I hope they're able to be there next month.