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2019 Iditarod Race

Last Saturday I went to an Iditarod Party that a friend of ours holds every year. He is one of the Trail Guards. They clean out an area for him by the trail. It is a great place to go and watch the dog sleds go by. I took tons of photos and it has taken me a week to get them processed.

The Iditarod is around a 1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome which happens every March in Alaska. You can find out more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_Trail_Sled_Dog_Race#History

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Which One Do You Like Best?

I have been taking pictures forever but for a while now I have gotten into it a lot more. I have been selling some of my photos on some stock sites. I have been taking online class to learn more about my camera and how to use Lightroom.

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The First

The first can be many different things and we all have our first; like our first birthday. It was the twins first birthday on February 16th. The family had just come back from a vacation, so Grandma made a cake. It was also Dan’s birthday on February 13th so we celebrated Dad’s birthday too.

I found an old recipe for Angel Food Cake that I made. Everyone thought it was great. Of course, it was not Keto friendly but you have to have cheat sometimes. I also had strawberries and whip cream for it.

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Christmas Finally

I had the most wonderful Christmas this year. Four of my five children were here for Christmas and 8 of my 12 grandchildren were home. Then Heather also had her in laws and her brother in law at her house.

We had a gathering at our house on Christmas eve. We opened a few presents then with my grandson, Rickie, because he was working on Christmas day. The rest of us got to open one package which was new pj’s that Grandma got for everyone.

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Can a Chicken Live Without Its Head?

I know that this is a strange question but the saying is, “Running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.?”  I don’t know if you have ever seen this happen but it is pretty funny.  I have to tell you a little story about this before I continue on with my point I am getting to.

Years ago I had a friend with a bunch of chickens that needed to be butchered.  We had a friend who was a really city girl.  She wanted to help.  Her job was to hold the chicken while I chopped its head off and then she was to hold it over a trashcan to let it bleed out.  Don’t want to have blood all over the yard because that will bring the bears into your yard.

She is holding a chicken as I grab its head and stretch out its neck then chop it off. When the body of the chicken starts wiggling in her hands she drops it and it starts running around.  My other friend and I are laughing so hard we about pee ourselves, which doesn’t take much because we both had a bunch of kids.

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Crazy Life

How is your new year going?  Mine has been a little crazy but I have been getting things done.  I kind of fell off track a few times at the end of the year with all the kids here.  I am now back on track and have accomplished many things.  See what I have done this first month of the year.  Read on if you would like to know Continue reading “Crazy Life”

The Song of Achilles

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett
“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

 

The song of Achillies by Madeline Miller was recommended to me by a blogger that is always reading.  I have to admit I was not to sure of this book when I first got it but I was totally surprised.  This book takes a total different angle on Achilles.  David and I both totally enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.  It you would like to read it just click on the link below.

If you have read this book let me know what you thought or if you plan to read this book let me know.

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