Archive for January, 2007
So what better reason to stay home and read!
But what am I doing? I am trapsing all over kingdom come running cold errands in a cold car because it never does warm up!
I need my head examined. Surely when the windchill is 9 degrees BELOW zero I have the right to stay home and read The Thirteenth Tale?!
This is the “Booked for Tuesdays” 2007 Reading Schedule @ my local library. We meet once a month on, yup, a tuesday. I’m kinda excited because while I was involved last year I wasn’t involved in the voting process so I got to vote for some of these selections…
Feb. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
March. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
April. Light On Snow by Anita Shreve
May. The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
June. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
July. Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
August. Out of the Night That Covers Me by Pat Cunningham Devoto
Sept. She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
Oct. Marley and Me: Love and Life With the World’s Worst Dog by James Grogan
Nov. Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
Dec. Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
I signed up for this a few weeks ago and finally composed my list. I am trying to do this by memory. I have the basket at home. Aargh and I’m looking at an eensy picture I took on my cell phone.
1. Second Chance by Brock and Bodie Thoene
2. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
5. A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliott
6. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
7. Bridge of Terebithia
8. The Sacred Romance by Curtis and Eldredge
9. The Saddlemakers Wife by Earlene Fowler
10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
11. Diary of Anne Frank
12. Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliott
Oy! My brain can’t remember the others. There is a method to my madness. There should be 4 nonfiction, 4 “classics” and 4 newish fiction. I will bring my list with me tomorrow or bring the whole guldurn basket. lol
Not a blog vacation or an internet vacation just an oh-my-gosh-my-life-is-driving-me-nuts-and-I-can’t-seem-to-change-it vacation. I watch the news and I know I’ll hate myself for saying this when we finally have snow on the ground here, but I think I’d rather be in Colorado than in Small Town USA right now. At least Colorado has oodles of snow and snuggly fires and you have an excuse for snuggling up and hibernating. I have not that excuse right now.
It is bitterly cold right now, but the sun is shining and I’m cranky. And I shouldn’t be. No, everything isn’t going my way but…it could be worse…
* I only have .19 cents to my name, but I’m alive.
* I don’t have a microwave that works or a can opener that doesn’t break your hand, but I have neatly organized cabinets full of food that my church gave me and with a little time and effort I can make a meal on the stove. I was born in 1973 not 1993. Microwaves weren’t staples until I was an early teen in our households.
* I have no gas in my car, but I don’t really have to go anywhere.
* My hobbit apartment is a pigsty no matter how much I clean (I seem to have 2 pigs not 2 children), but I have a hobbit apartment.
* I have a headache because I couldn’t sleep and I’m out of some of my medication but again…I’m 80 pounds lighter than I was 2 years ago. I have breathe in my lungs. I am alive!
* My income comes out faster than it comes in, but God is still bigger than the boogeyman. I know he will see us through. I just have to hold on tight.
* I can’t afford a vacation, but I can curl up at the end of a day (or maybe the middle if I don’t want to face the carpet that needs vacuumed for the millionth time this week) and visit Mitford or Narnia or Hogwarts or St. Simons Island or Prince Edwards Island or wherever my little heart desires because God gave me a brain and I know how to use it.
* Okay, maybe things aren’t all bad.
But I still wouldn’t mind a roaring fire in a fire place. Maybe, I can find one of those dvd’s that simulates a crackling fireplace.
It is a new year and I’m going to try to blog more often.
I am still internetless at home, but I have access 6 days a week at the library so there really is no excuse except…
and I still seem to have all of the above
and I’ve already battled a serious case of S.A.D.
and it is only January!
But God is good
all the time.
All the time.
God is good.
More news from Small Town USA soon!!!