Showing posts from October, 2008


I just looked at my Library Thing Book tag on the side bar of my blog and realized that the last three books I read were all written by Johns!


Another trivial thing: the most common name for the signers of the Mayflower Compact were . . .

JOHNS! (11 - Paul just reminded me).

It does not take much to thrill me. Really pathetic, isn't it?

Romans 12 1-2

Romans 12 1-2, originally uploaded by carolfoasia. Meditation into the early morning.

A Peace

I have really enjoyed this week. I am no longer involved in a one time event but in the ongoing lives of women and the family I love! So, there is this peace that has flooded over me right now as I sit and compose my thoughts for yet another Bible Book Club post. I/We have had a lovely week of investment as we heard all about Josh's trip on Sunday, met with Laura on Monday, Manal and Kim T. on Tuesday, and Rebekah today. Add to that a great week of homeschooling and time as a family on walks and workouts.

I like what I have settled into these days. It is well with my soul.

Book Babes Books 2008-2009

The alchemist / Paulo Coelho ; translated by Alan R. Clarke.Author: Coelho, PauloPublished: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, 1993.
A Bess Streeter Aldrich treasury / Bess Streeter Aldrich ; with an introduction by Robert Streeter Aldrich.
Author: Aldrich, Bess Streeter, 1881-1954Published: Mattituck, N.Y. : Aeonian, 1978, c1959.
The last lecture / Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.
Author: Pausch, RandyPublished: New York : Hyperion, c2008.
Papa's wife.
Author: Bjorn, Thyra Ferré
Published: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [c1955]
River of doubt [CD/book] : [Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey] / Candice Millard.Author: Millard, Candice
Published: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2005.
The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey / Candice Millard.
Author: Millard, CandicePublished: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
The road / Cormac McCarthy.

Author: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. The road [cass/book] / Cormac McCarthy.
Author: Mc…

Sometimes, you just have to have a good laugh . . .

With all the uncertainty in our economy and in the upcoming elections, it helps to have a good laugh . . .

A Breather

Seems like the fall is flying by. I had to squeeze in a day of prayer at the library (and other downtown locations), and I felt pretty frazzled going into it and not to rested coming out like I usually do. I am going to chalk that up to not getting a good night's sleep the day before and night sweats from the change of life that are usually no-existent when I am working out really hard, but I am only walking these days.

Once Jubilee is over, I will have a very reasonable schedule. We have made our adjustment to the "fall homeschool line-up" by dropping Biology lab. We are also through the two big Fun Runs: Fall Festival and Alzheimer's walk. My discipleship meetings are all planned on the schedule (that was a major undertaking) and Nourieh and I have our first Bible study on the 28th of October. Also, Paul's braces are on and teeth will all be finished being pulled tomorrow. Then, it will just be follow up appointments every five weeks.

Whew! I will be just right o…

The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mary Rowlandson

I am typing as my oldest is reading this out loud to all three of us. I love this American Literature class. I love that many of the books that I have been wanting to read because of The Well-Educated Mind are part of Thelma's Library American Literature class. I love discussing these books with my kids. I love everything about school this year now that I dropped the biology class. Don't get me wrong: I loved that class. I think Sheri is a dedicated teacher and wonderful person, but it was too much for us to have to coordinate our BJU Biology with the Apologia biology. It was apparent within a week of starting the class. Sadly, I had already paid $60 for it, but we will get some supplies even though we had already done two dissections last year and didn't really need to do anymore.

Back to Mary.