Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I haven't done one of these in an age, but Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight posted this, so I was inspired.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have been reading through the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries from the beginning. I am really enjoying them. They are set in 1919 - 20 Britain just after World War I. Although written currently by an American duo under the name Charles Todd, they evoke the best of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction (1918 - 1939).
I've finished the fourth one this week, and am hoping to catch the fifth title at the library for my trip next week.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I am totally engrossed by the serial mystery Seraphic Spouse is posting on her blog. There's an installment nearly every day. And it is good! She's a published author who lives in an Historical House, so you know it's quality stuff.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Outside my window... yucky, dirty, half-melted, muddy snow. Not pretty.
I am thinking... about taxes. My new job :)
I am thankful for... for the nice man who fixed my washing machine for a ridiculously low price.
I am wearing... sweater set, pleated skirt and no shoes or socks. My feet are cold :/
I am remembering... Haiti. I had a classmate in college who was Haitian. I haven't seen him since college, but I have thought about him this past week.
I am going... nowhere until Wednesday at lunchtime. I love being home in winter.
I am currently reading... the plays of Oscar Wilde. I am still not through them. I put reading aside this past week. The Fedex man brought me an ARC of a new Civil War history book to read and review today. A Vast and Fiendish Plot by Clint Johnson. It's a true tale of a Confederate plot to burn Manhattan in 1864. I just began it while BamBam was in the tub, and I'm still on the prologue.
I am hoping... to get caught up on paperwork here at home before Saturday. I can do that.
On my mind... again, Haiti. Really unspeakable, and I don't think we, the human race, have done our best to get aide to the people who need it as efficiently as we could have.
Pondering these words... "The unborn are as much a part of the Beloved Community as are newborns, infants, teenagers, adults, and the elderly. Too many of us speak of tolerance and inclusion, yet refuse to tolerate or include the weakest and most innocent among us in the human family. As we celebrate the life of Uncle Martin, let us renew our hearts and commit our lives to treating each other, whatever our race, status, or stage of life, as we would want to be treated. Let us let each other live." -- Dr. Alveda King, January 18, 2010
Around the house... I am trying to organize and purge as I go.
From our studies... BamBam is reading now. We have learned short vowel
"a." Cat, bat, pan, man. You get the idea. Arch is working on explorers.
One of my favorite things... Minnie, my minivan. Yes, I named her. Yes, it is from a children's movie.
On my iPod ... Catholic Foodie podcasts. My absolute favorite and the one I always listen to first.
Plans for the upcoming week... cleaning and organizing, co-op, bowling, two soccer games, work on Saturday, confession, football. Go Jets!
From my picture journal... the little "colts" doing soccer drills.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Outside my window... snow, and more snow. Snowing now. Everything is so white and blanketed. Birds and squirrels are congregating at the feeders.
I am thinking... about blogging and picking up with it again.
I am thankful for... for all of my family and friends.
I am wearing... sweater, top, skirt, heavy socks.
I am remembering... that 2009 went by so fast!
I am going... to Buffalo tomorrow, while the boys play at a friend's house.
I am currently reading... the plays of Oscar Wilde. I was in a Wilde mood. Currently in the middle of "A Woman of No Importance."
I am hoping... to get a good report from the doctor tomorrow.
On my mind...getting ready to go back to work, and renewing my drivers' license.
Pondering these words... "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." - Oscar Wilde
Around the house... laundry is getting done. It had piled up quite a bit last week.
One of my favorite things... my iPhone. For so many reasons.
From my picture journal... Lego ball drop, New Year's Eve 2009.