Showing posts from July, 2010

A Well-Tuned Body

Starting my August shape up today. :)

Not Feeling Well

I had a great birthday yesterday, but I wasn't feeling very well yesterday already. Now, I really feel like I am not well. I had to postpone meeting with Noha and will probably have to postpone meeting with Salma. I hate to do that because she is cooking a lunch for me. I am going to try to go. UGH!

Michele and I meet for a walk at five too. We will see how I feel.

Things I Like About Today

1) Time in Hebrews 3 & 7

2) Listening to Audrey Assad and her new CD. :)

3) Finishing War and Peace (at 1 am)

4) Breakfast with George (Malt-o-Meal)

5) Watching kids pack up their Bionicles and having for floor space and bookshelves!

6) George having accountability with Suburban elders. He hangs with so many younger guys. It is so nice for him to have accountability with men closer to his age and closer to our family stage! YIPPEE!

7) A free Saturday with nothing on the calendar but time with family!


Don't have much to say other than I am loving my summer. It is a perfect balance of time with God, time in the word and prayer with friends, time with family and fun activities for the boys, and time just for fun!

An Unexpected Hour

My kids are at golf lessons, Noha postponed our Abraham study because she just got back from camping late last night. I would normally be preparing, but I like to do the morning of because it is fresh in my mind. So, I am here with a VERY quiet house. I love the quiet of a perfect summer day. It is breezy and cool but sunny.

My back is a big wacky. I walked about 1 1/2 hours yesterday (to and from the club), did elliptical for 1/2 hour, and did my weight routine and ab workout. I am thinking my weights were too much, and I should have stretched more after I walked home from the club.

I am in Hebrews. Such a sacred book. I hesitate to approach it for the Bible Book Club because there is so much to dig into, and I have only done the first chapter in an inductive way prior to this. Most of the New Testament epistles and John have been easier because I have studied most of them pretty deeply in the past. Not to worry. It is a great book. I will grow. That is always good.

I met with Jane, and…

So Many Goals. So Little Time

Last week was simple:

Get up
Time in Word
Eat Breakfast and tea
Visit with my host (either Sue or Patty) 
Maybe do something fun (Mani, pedi with Patty)
Eat Lunch
Brave Seattle freeway
Drop kids off at Digital Double
Walk or read or walk and read, time in Word, BBC posts 
Brave Seattle rush hour freeway
Eat dinner
Visit with host

I came home and looked at all the things I "could" be doing at home, and I said to George, "I think I have too many goals."

So, I am trying desperately not to create new goals for myself and either abandoning or completing old ones. 

COMPLETED and Returned to the library:
Art of Reading lectures by the Teaching Company
The Producers movie
Precious Movie

Tennis registration
Golf registration
Jesus and the Qur'an registration
Fall term registration for Michael (he did it all, but I had it in my mental check list)

ABANDONED and Returned:
The American Nightingale (Book Babes reading)
How to Read a Book by Adler (second attempt)

Mein Kampf

Why Read the Classics

Why Read the ClassicsItalo Calvino
The classics are the books of which we usually hear people say, "I am rereading . . . " and never "I am reading . . . "We use the words "classics" for books that are treasured by those who have read and loved them; but they are treasured no less by those who have the luck to read them for the first time in the best conditions to enjoy themThe classics are books that exert a peculiar influence, both when they refuse to be eradicated from the mind and when they conceal themselves in the folds of memory, camouflaging themselves as the collective or individual unconscious.Every rereading of a classic is as much a voyage of discovery as the first reading.Every reading of a classic is in fact a rereading.A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.The classics are the books that come down to us bearing the traces of readings previous to ours, and bringing in their wake the traces they themselves have l…

Loving My Day

I have had a good day. Time with Sue at her house this morning. Now the boys are at their Animation Immersion Program, and I am Starbuck's for some time. I am not as intent today as yesterday. I got two posts done yesterday and read a ton of War and Peace. I have gotten a little of that book read, but I am just goofing off today. :)

Boy, this Starbuck's is BUSY!

June was a BIG Reading Month

You can always tell when I am finished with homeschooling for the year, especially when I am done with the literature class, because my reading goes up!

I had two major milestones in that I completed the Medieval time period and the poetry genre of The Well-Educated Mind!

My list is on the side, but I thought I would add it here:

KEATS 58. "Hyperion: A Fragment" 59. Endymion HOPKINS 60."God's Grandeur 61. "Pied Beauty" 62. "The Caged Skylark" 63. "The Windhover" 64. "Carrion Comfort" 65. "No Worst" 66. "The Wreck of the Deutschland" YEATS 67. "A Prayer for My Daughter" 68. "The Cap and Bells" 69. "Down by the Salley Gardens" 70. "Easter 1916" 71. "The Coming of Wisdom with Time" 72. "The Lake Isle of Inisfree" 73. "Lapis Lazuli" 74. "Leda and the Swan" 75. "The Magi" 76. "Memory" 77. "Sailing to Byzantium" 78. "The Seco…