Monthly Archives: December 2009

Remember. 2

“The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for […]

Fat Cat by Robin Brande 0

I loved Robin Brande’s Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature, so I was excited to read her new book. Unfortunately, it came out the week of Alisa’s wedding, so I never actually got around to reading it until now (thank you, winter break, for all this time to read books and watch movies. I […]

Scouting the Divine by Margaret Feinberg 0

“While some dismiss the Bible as a dusty old book, I view its pages as portals to adventure. Not only is the book chock-full of clever plots and compelling stories, but it’s laced with historical insights and literary beauty. When I open the Scripture, I imagine myself exploring an ancient kingdom . . . With […]

Coming along. 5

It’s time for another update on the addition! I have been rebuked by several people for not updating often enough. Let me be honest with you: when your house is covered in dust and there are plastic sheets draped everywhere, it’s as much as you can do to get the laundry done. Everything else is […]

So all I have is me to give. 2

Christmas time came too soon The bells rang loud and I’m hitting snooze Buy some time if I weren’t broke But I owe I owe I owe I owe I owe I owe I owe My credit card is full of doubt The government won’t bail me out This year I must take it slow […]

Things I know for sure: Christmas edition 6

1. Mike will always make way too much lasagna. This year? For Mike, Kari, Kari’s mom and Kari’s brother? He made seven (well, six and a half). That is a new record. Next year we are hoping to each have two of our very own. 2. The cookie dough should really be chilled before you […]

Aunts and uncles: Do not read this post! Or you will ruin Christmas! 2

We’ve been trying to give generously this Christmas season. The canned food drive, of course, and there are these boxes of food you can buy and donate at Food Lion, and we’ve been adding one to our cart every time we go shopping. We had also been thinking about making some kind of Christmas donation […]

Fallen by Lauren Kate 3

If you see this cover with this title, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Fallen angels, angels and demons (not the Dan Brown book), right? Okay, so I am going to talk about this book with the assumption that the title alone is enough to give away that much. Luce is the […]

If I can’t train her eyes to love. 1

This is a poem by Todd Boss. I found it on this Wisconsin Public Radio page when I was looking for poems to post for the solstice. I am a little tired of rehashing “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (“the darkest evening of the year”) every year, and I liked that the NPR […]

Our weekend in pictures. 1

A little of this: (Says 4.5 inches – we were too cold to actually worry about a good picture.) Some of this: A fair amount of this (finished the baking, thanks to her help): And then this morning: We also went to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (no photography allowed!), and we had a […]

Overflowing. 4

The past two weeks at school, we have had a food drive, pitting homeroom against homeroom. Usually people who do not have homerooms just don’t get to participate in these sorts of things, but I want to be part of the overall school environment, so I got permission to bring in cans as well. Some […]

Snow angel, someday I’m gonna fly. 5

All day today there were whispers of the possibility of snow tomorrow throughout the school’s hallways. I heard reports of 5-10 inches, 3-6 inches, 2-4 inches. You can see why I might be skeptical. (Don’t be fooled – I am always skeptical about snow anyway. Because this is North Carolina, and we don’t get snow […]

You’ll miss all the heavenly glory. 5

A few years ago, I read a book called All This Heavenly Glory by Elizabeth Crane. The quote that the title comes from (from a Bruce Lee movie, of all places) has stayed with me: “If you gaze too hard at the finger pointing to the moon, you’ll miss all the heavenly glory.” I think […]

Will make you think twice about asking me anything. Ever. 8

Cassandra asked some interesting questions in her comment a couple of weeks ago. I fell into the trap that only Christian Psychological Self Help stuff warranted my time and attention… So, what I think would make wonderful posts…is what classic authors/books should I, in my still recovering phase, read to expand my scope and comfort […]

There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus? 23

I am posting this for the Tour of Homes. Obviously it is more word-focused than most of the tour posts are, but our house is under construction and we kept decorations to a minimum this year. There’s a big plastic sheet keeping drywall dust out of my living room, which isn’t really something I’d like […]

And though the news was rather sad. 9

I realized yesterday that today is the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. I was alive in 1980, but a little young to be a Beatles/John Lennon fan, so I really only know of a world in which there is no chance of the Beatles reuniting. John has never been my favorite Beatle (I’m looking at […]

The whole world is decorated with love. 1

Today we are going to see Beautiful Star with eight of our friends. This is the last year they are having Beautiful Star at Triad Stage (at least for a while), so, Greensboro people, I recommend that you go if you can. We have been all four years, and we will miss it next year. […]

It is most important that we remember. 0

I’m reading Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. I thought I had started it before and put it down because it was a little bit crude. But when I started it this time, none of it seemed familiar. Either it was just not the time for me to start it or I am thinking […]

The time is coming. 9

Today is a day I have been looking forward to since August. Today is the day that I finished my last class for my last licensure requirement. Today I am free. And I have been telling people all day that the knowledge that is in my head as of today is the knowledge that I […]

Good things in November. 2

November 1 – All Saints’ Sunday at church. November 2 – Dinner at Phoenix for my mom’s birthday. November 3 – Finished my last paper ever. (Maybe not ever, but let’s just say that it is.) November 4 – Finished Jesus Girls, which will be on my top ten list for the year. November 5 […]