Spreading It Out

Today has been one of those climb on the couch and nurse your flu days.  It took all day to watch one movie with all the interruptions.  We did make many breaks for meds, drinks and snacks too.  I have to say eating the HV Crack Bread was amazing as was the stuffed pizza rolls we made.  I have to say never hang out with the Plain Chicken if your hungry but oh go and see all the wonderful food ideas she has after you have eaten.

During my slow flu recovery I have also been taken to bouts of laying around.  I wish I would say sleeping but that never changes.  Sleep is always the hardest thing to come by.  I finished The Memory Jar just this week.  It is yet another of the Amish/Plain books I have been reading lately.  I have to say that it is not so much the 'lifestyle' that draws me in but the viewpoint of enjoying what you have.  In our own home that is how it goes.  In The Memory Jar Sarah keeps pieces of her memories alive by putting items in mason jars.  Like when your out with a friend having a wonderful day, so you keep a feather you found during that event.  We keep rocks to remember our adventures and travels with.  But I liked more the image of how we lock up a memory thinking we can keep the time and event safe that way.  When we all know that items in a mason jar is better shared, like home made jelly spread on a loaf of freshly baked bread.

About The Memory Jar: 
Book One in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series

Every year, 30-40 young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive 'resident' status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Sarah Shelter has lived in West Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love.  Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them. For just as long, she's also been carrying around her emotions instead of allowing them to penetrate deep into her heart. Now she's met a kind and gentle man who may be able to break down the wall. But can Sarah risk her heart to finally achieve her dreams?
Meet Tricia:

Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.


Tricia is celebrating the release of the first book in her new Amish series (Zondervan) by hosting fun giveaway and a Live Author Chat Party (via video or text)!

One fortunate winner will receive a prize package worth over $200!

A brand new Kindle Fire
Custom Memory Jar Kindle Cover
Amish-made decorative items {Wall hanging, horse/buggy and Amish houses}
The Memory Jar {Be swept away by this captivating series.}

But, wait there’s more!

Tricia will be announcing the winner at theMemory Jar Author Chat Party on FB 11/7/12.

The first half of the party will take place on Tricia’s FB Author Page – then for the 2nd half, she’ll be heading over to a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT (ask Tricia your questions via video or text). So grab your copy of the book and join Tricia for a night of fun about all things AmishRSVP today and save the date for 11/7/12 at 5pm PST ( 6 pm MST, 7 pm CST, & 8 pm EST)!

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