The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365: Week 39 July 22, 2012



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Finally received my cute owl earrings in the mail

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I can not believe it has been 9 years since I started using eBay.

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Tickets to the show!

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Redbox and Popcorn. Time to relax.

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Sad Day

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Dollywood with the family on Saturday

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Miss Maya’s new bone

 

Project 365: Week 36 July 1, 2012

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Having some cider with the girls

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Really Google?

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Watching the movie Brave downtown

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One of my friends last days in TN. Trivia at Barleys.

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View of the city

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Obama health care passes.

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This is a puffer fish at the Coral Reef store. He kept moving so fast I couldn’t get a good picture.

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins September 27, 2011


This is a first-class series by Suzanne Collins that I have been trying to read since the first book came out in 2008. I started The Hunger Games, two weeks ago and have finished the additional two books, Catching Fire and Mockjay, in less than 2 weeks. That is speedy for me since I only get to read on my two 15 minute breaks at work and on my lunch.

I will begin my review with Hunger Games. The book starts in a post-apocalyptic setting, 16 year old girl named Katniss who lives in Panem, what use to be called North America, is trying to survive every day-today life in district 12. The ruling authority is the Capital, located in the Rocky Mountains, has the overriding power of all districts in. Many of the people in district 12 die from starvation and get no help for the Capital. The Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate that not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol’s jurisdiction. Katniss little sister, Prim, is chosen in her district to go to the games however Katniss volunteers to take her sisters place. The book continues with Katniss preparing for the games and her will to survive in the arena with the other 23 players.

I adore this book. It isn’t my standard subject matter I would normally read, but that is why it is so excellent.

 

This is a MUST READ. Plus it is going to be a movie in March 2012.

 

Movie Review: Easy A March 24, 2011

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The nightly movie last night was Easy A. We received in the mail from Netflix’s a few weeks ago but due to our enormous collection of DVD’s we just now got around to watching it.

 

Here is the story line: After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

 

I actually enjoyed this movie. It wasn’t what I was excepting, but in a good way. Olive, the main character, tried to impress her friend by saying she lost her virginity to a made up college boy named George. Needless, to say the word spread like a wild fire thru the high school. There are a lot of twists and turns thru the movie however in the end it shows you how one white lie can change who you are and how others think of you.  The movie is for a younger crowd but everyone can relate to the troubles and trails of being a young high school student. It was actually very funny and kept Phil and I entertained the whole time.

 

I would recommend seeing it if you haven’t. I wouldn’t put in on my must-see list but I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. Enjoy!

 

Turning of a Page February 23, 2011

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There a few things I love in life, and one that is above most is Harry Potter. I have been a fan since the first book in 1997. As Harry grew, as did I. Some of my funnest past times, is waiting in line for the next book or waiting to buy tickets for the upcoming movie. All the books now have been published and just 1 more movie to premiere. With all good things, they  must end.

I feel like my childhood is coming to an end on July 15.  This will be my last time standing in line 7 hours before a movie starts (loving every minute of it) but my first time dressing “all out” for the event.

Who else would I be than the lovely Luna Lovegood. My friends picked her out for me. They thought I would be a perfect fit for her. Gee thanks

I will be dressing head to toe of everything Luna. My friend, Nick, was so nice to present me with the one of a kind Luna beaded radish ears and her lovely cork necklace. He is also making me her wand. I, on the other hand, will be trying to sew her cape from a Halloween sewing pattern. Problem is,  I haven’t sewn since Home EC in high school.

I will not be the only one in my “Potter” group dressed head to toe in all thing HP. Phil  will be there at midnight fully dressed as someone (we haven’t decided whom he will represent yet). My best friend, Maria, is guaranteed to be decked out as the great Hermione Granger and of course Nick, whom looks like Harry already, will be in his finest.