Saturday, October 31, 2009
When I think back to being a kid, I can remember my Daddy reading. He read while he ate dinner. He read in the bathroom. He read in bed. He read... well, he read everywhere. The only time I can remember him not reading is when he was on the computer. Then, go back a generation, and you have my Papaw. He read his Bible constantly. That Bible is tattered to bits and covered in his scrawl. Go back one more generation to my great grandfather, and you get to the good story.
He spent the summer selling his used books. Then he spent the money on new books. When it got cold he hibernated in a cabin and read. Summer came and he sold those books, bought more, and started over. Now, don't go thinking this made him some quiet scholarly type. He was once kicked off a farm for impregnating BOTH of the farmer's daughters. He abandoned his children after their mother was run out of town. He was found, dead, on some railroad tracks. Odds are, someone killed him. And, odds are, he deserved it. But, hey, the man liked to read.
Now, here I am, never without at least one book. Seldom without three. My purse has two compartments. One holds my wallet and keys, etc... The other holds a notebook, a journal, a book on writing, a novel and usually one or two other books of some kind. Welcome to my world.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
It is a rainy dreary day here. I am thinking about the couch and last nights DVR-ed TV shows. First, however, it is time to honor Natalie's memory by praising God for the blessings of the past week, the little ones. These are the things that bring a smile to our faces. Join us by visiting the Mr. Linky over at Becky's.
Haydn drawing at his desk
David's good school week
"Grateful" with the boys
Corey at home
My gray sweater
Bright blue ink
US's worst dressed list
My fave place to write at church
Sarah Dessen books
Curling up under a quilt Mom made
Scripture texted to me
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I have been editing Corey's midterm. He has done a great job of spacing out his work over this semester, so far, and doing tasks one at a time. This midterm was a tough one though, and the poor man didn't sleep at all last night. There is just so much going on in our lives all at one time, good and bad things. All leads to stress. Anyhow, I read through his papers when he finishes and correct his sleep-deprived typos. I must say, I do not miss writing academic papers. They are not nearly as much fun as poems and essays and journaling.
I am about to head over to Main ARTery, where I am teaching today. My mind is on Natalie. I am going to read a piece I wrote about her. Our topic today is unsent letters.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Current Playlist: Derek Webb. Jennifer Knapp.
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream
Current Color: Chocolate brown and aqua blue.
Current Fetish: Poetry activities
Current Food: Pizza rolls. So not healthy.
Current Drink: Diet Pepsi.
Current Favorite Favorite: My husband, who is carrying the weight of our world on his shoulders. He is a truly amazing man.
Current Wishlist: Bathroom rugs and bookshelves
Current Needs: Dental work and our house to sell
Current Trimph: Completing 3 weeks of Yoga
Current Bane-of-my-Existence: A recurring headache that I cannot find the cause of
Current Celebrity Crush: McSteamy
Current Indulgence: Being lazy today
Current Mood: Content with bouts of stress-induced worry.
Current #1 Blessing: The 3 boxes delivered from Amazon.com yesterday.
Current Slang or Saying: It happens.
Current Outfit: Dark-wash Levis, a red tee and black flip-flops
Current Link: Jennifer Knapp is back.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Haydn reading ET
24 oz Diet Pepsi
Corey getting to eat at Edna's
Mailing funny greeting cards
Facebook connecting me to friends
David having four 'blue' days
Binders and notebooks and pens
My Mom chatting on Facebook
Carrie texting to Mom's status (LOL)
Haydn getting my jokes
Yoga for release
Join us! Hop over to Becky's and sign the Mr. Linky!