|This isn't the exact hat, but close enough :)|
Anyway, I had entered Seana's contest, but lost to an Alabaman named Lyndsie or something like that. Oh well... keep watching for more of her holiday contests! They are fun!
Bath & Body Works has it's Hello Yellow sale right now! My favorite sale of the season! Unfortunately I won't be able to make it today and I don't know how long it's going on.
My story it coming along nicely although I'm still trying to come up with a good name for it. It is still Stephie as of right now. Any ideas?
I went to my friend Meggie's house today and we made a whole bunch of little crafts of Christmas ornaments that her grandma from New Mexico got. Her grandma lives there and knows of a place where the kids can't afford gifts for their parents! So we were making the crafts for her grandma to donate so they will be able to afford something. I think they turned out pretty good! We were making these little penguins and we lost the scarf and earmuff pieces so I took two heart pieces and put that as the earmuff pieces and she found a ribbon and a little silk rose to accessorize with! It turned out as the best one. I hope the kids will like them.
Today's book is called Shooting the Moon
by: Frances O'Roark Dowell
The main character, Jamie, has always dreamed of being in the army. Her dad was in the army and has honor metals to boot. She always looked up to him. They move around a lot because she has to go wherever the army places their family. When her brother TJ, joins, she is so excited and can't wait 'till he writes her telling her how it is. She starts volunteering at the center and makes a friend named Private Hollister who she shares a special relationship with. TJ's first letter comes and she just get's pictures of horror and she realizes that war isn't all what she'd though it'd be. Private Hollister is about to be sent off to Vietnam and she begs her father not to send him. One day she goes to the center and finds out Hollister isn't there and goes to her father to find out what happened to him. She doesn't find out what happened to Hollister there instead what she finds out affects her view of war forever. Her brother is MIA, missing in action and she can't do anything to save him.
I liked the book a lot and would recommend it highly. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. It happened so fast and then just ended. It wasn't gross but it gave you a little bit of an inside look of war.