Showing posts from January, 2008

Not Alot of Angst

I am having some very good days. I had so much more angst in my past than I do now. I think it is because of my change of church, mom is at peace in heaven (I think this was a back burner stress in my life!), and I am at peace with all men (that I know of).

So, life is good. Just wanted to document that.

It was also good to spend the weekend with open college students. It was very refreshing! I am also glad that the preparation is not hanging over my head either! :)

The State of the Well Address

Are we having the State of the Union tonight? Isn't it usually around the 20th of January. Maybe I am wrong, but I thought it was.

Well, I want to just say how everything is going.

Well-Watered Soul

I am in a great position. I feel like the 3yearbiblebookclub is really helping me to stay in the word and dig and apply and pray through everything. There is something about meditating, mulling over it all day, then writing about it that really has been so refreshing for me. I feel more like there is a moment by moment depending on the LORD in prayer too. So, I think I like it. I want to GROW no matter where I am in this journey.

Well-Educated Mind

Well, I am almost done with all the Book Babes reads. I decided to read The Glass Castle after all, and I this really is the last. My intention is to do the rest of the Ancient Literature. My rhetoric partner sort of disappeared. I am not so sure it was a suitable match since he is a man. I think I prefer a woman. Nice guy though. I think a wo…

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner, originally uploaded by MNkiteman. George and i went to see this movie today. I had read the book two years ago and really loved it. They did a very faithful adaptation of the book and navigated the difficult scene with grace. George had never read the book but said at the end, "That was a really great story." It really is a beautiful story. I highly recommend it, but be sure to bring your tissues! I cried through much of this movie.

What is it with Afghanistan lately? First I read Three Cups of Tea. Then, I read A Thousand Splendid Sons. Now we have watched Charlie Wilson's War and The Kite Runner!

Elias Chacour

Der Erzbischof von Galiläa, originally uploaded by Habakuks Ansichten. Great portrait of the author of Blood Brothers!

2008 Book Dames (Classics) Book Club

2008 Book Babes Book List!

March 1:The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
April 28: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
June 28: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
September 13: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
November 1:Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
January 10: Silas Marner by George Eliot

Fiction versus Non-Fiction/Reading and Viewing for 2008

Wow! George and I were comparing our fiction to non-fiction reading ratio this year, and I read only 14 fiction out of the 43 books (29 non-fiction). Most of those fiction were toward the end of the year because I read "ahead" for my book club.

This year, I am going to be super-selective about what I read because I wasn't super excited about many of my reads last year (Simple Church and The Persian Pickle Club come to mind).

I am also going to be really selective about my movie viewing. I will still do the "watch the movie after I read the book" thing because I love to compare and contrast. In fact, I will watch all the Austens that are coming on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. In fact, I am going to post the schedule right here in case anyone here is lurking and also an Austen fan!!!!

Jan 13 Persuasion

Sally Hawkins appears as Anne Elliot, a woman destined for spinsterhood
after a proposal eight years earlier. Then her spurned suitor reappears.

Jan 20 Northanger Abbey

2007 Movie List

I think that I would like to read more books than watch movies this year. Now that I am done with the AFI 100 Update, that will be a possibility!

2007 Movie List


1. Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth version) – It is a scrapbooking tradition

2. Emma (Paltrow) – Ditto. Always makes me cry like a baby. Jeremy Northam ROCKS!

3. High School Musical: Remix

OK, my girlfriend loaned this to me and then asked me, “Have you watched it yet?” quite a few times. So, I thought I would watch it with George. Five minutes into it I am thinking, “How CHEESY!” I know that my friend likes Josh Groban too, and I can only take SO much of his CD, and I can’t handle the Barry Manilow-like overload that I start to experience. All that said, I persevered, and I LOVED IT! I am an official groupie of this fun Disney made-for-television movie, and here is why. I used to love musicals, but we just don’t have them anymore. I used to secretly wish that all of life were a music so that I could break into song, compl…