Monday, October 29, 2012

Chess Obsession

 Thanks to Jacob and Charlie the entire family is Chess obsessed! We are all playing like mad...Dad, me, Mark, Mariah, Jen, Eli, Jacob and Charlie of course, Sarra and Tim...it's seriously so fun. Today Eli stopped in to borrow a chess set to take home tonight...he had been undefeated since Thanksgiving (I was the only one to get a stalemate) but tonight I got a text saying that Jen had won a game..."finally" she said. It's been a really great family game night 'thing' to do.

We have this awesome chess board that I bought for Manochehr last year for Christmas (for the flip side of Backgammon, which we are also playing - again Charlie and Jacob picked up in record time, within the confines of the first game)! It's been fun for everyone to be learning together...I kind of new how to play, I knew what the pieces could do, but I haven't played much. We are all keen to learn more strategy now. The chess game came from Restoration Hardware. Here is the link:


http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod190051&cm_ps=modal_add_to_cart-_-none-_-other_items_you_may_like&categoryId=cat1710074





Here is ours...this is really fun, worth every penny - the scale makes the play significant and I swear it makes you play better!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

www.bookreporter.com

I just found this fabulous website for 'books to read' ideas. There are thorough reviews and you can also share what you are reading each week to be entered in a contest for a book. I spent ages on here, learning about all the books I could read after I finish the 1000 books I have on my 'to read' list now...many of which are sitting in piles around my library and in my bedroom! Oh, there are not enough years in my life to read all the books I want to read! I hope I live to be 99, and that I can see right to the very end:)


www.bookreporter.com

The Scale of the Times

"Four years ago, candidate Obama spoke to the scale of the times. Today, he shrinks from it, trying instead to distract our attention from the biggest issues to the smallest -- from characters on Sesame Street and silly word games to misdirected personal attacks he knows are false. The president's campaign falls far short of the magnitude of these times."  

Governor Mitt Romney
Iowa

Still Thinking About Voting for Obama?

I don't have time to post anymore in my busy world...it seems. I will get back to it once I scratch 1000 things of my to do list! But here is an interesting video on the election, if you are following. 
I am praying for a change.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012