Spiritual Practices: Liturgical Library

This week for our Spiritual Practices class, we were encouraged to make a library of spiritual or sacred texts. I wandered the house for hours, picking up books here and there, and piling them all up next to my bed. Nick and I had a long conversation about what we each thought should go in … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Liturgical Library

Holiday Weekend, now back to writing

My dad came up to spend the July 4th weekend with us. He arrived Friday and we thought he was going home on Sunday, but he extended it to Monday to make some much needed repair calls for his house up here and now he's extended it one more day to meet the termite people … Continue reading Holiday Weekend, now back to writing

Book Making Weekend

One of my best friends and I made books this weekend. She took a four-day workshop on it and graciously offered to have me down for the weekend and teach me her new skills. I forgot to take a picture of the book press, which is large, red, and dusty from having sat in someone's … Continue reading Book Making Weekend

I Put on Real Clothes for THIS?!

Put on real clothes and makeup and was all ready to go out and buy the college kid his textbooks. He pulled out his laptop, typed in the bookstore name, entered his class names, then 5 minutes and $300 later we were done. Guess I could've stayed in my comfy clothes this morning.

This week has gone well

Since I cut back on social media and kids have gone back to school, I have read two books (one of them my nearly complete novel), made notes on what needs to be finished in said novel, started and nearly finished this weeks work on a mystery cross stitching project that involves new kinds of … Continue reading This week has gone well

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

I'm reading this book called "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" because my dyslexic kid read it this summer for Pre-AP homework and loved it so much he's on his 3rd re-reading and man, reading this book as a former band nerd immediately after a summer band banquet for my kid... I have all the feels. … Continue reading Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Books! Reading! More of both!

Dude. If I gave up social media entirely, I could read 188 more books a year. So, since one of my goals for the upcoming school year is reading more, I'm going to spend half as much time here and see if I can really read 31 more books by the end of the year. … Continue reading Books! Reading! More of both!

Trying to Get Rid of Books

Coming to my house, people inevitably say "Wow, you have a lot of books!" or "You must love reading!" (which just amuses me to death because when am I NOT talking about books?). I have four bookshelves in the living room, one in the kitchen, two in each kids bedroom, and a huge one in … Continue reading Trying to Get Rid of Books

More organizing

I promised more organizing for the next day's post and many days have gone by and I can't remember any more what I organized, so I'm looking through my pictures to help me remember: Honestly, I've gotten nothing else done since then, except a tiny bit in my makeup & hair boxes.  Steph and I … Continue reading More organizing

Last of the books 2012

Digging through the pile beside my bedside table, I've found five last books for the list: 49. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card 50. Serving as Senders by Neal Predo 51. Hugo by Brian Selznick 52. The Tether End by Marjery Allingham 53. The Harp of the Grey Rose by Charles de Lint So there … Continue reading Last of the books 2012