It is so good to be here with you all again! I love our little community of conversations, and can't wait to get back into the book reviews. Since this is a busy week, I covet your grace while I arrange regular life into some semblance of normalcy. Today I have a few tidbits of what I've been occupied with on break, and on Friday we will have a War of Loyalties snippets post. I hope to resume customary articles and book reviews next week! Enjoy. :)
reading// A massive tome on the life and times of Richard III. Simply entitled, Richard the III, by
Warwick really set me up well for understanding his book on Richard.
playing// Dutch Blitz. We rediscovered the joys. It is not beneficial either to my heart or my temper, but I held my own.
watching// Wives and Daughters (1999 adaptation)--with Junior B! You gotta love it when Roger gives Molly books and Osborne kisses her hand, both as attempts at comfort. Junior B: "You'd probably want the books instead of the kiss. Or maybe not--you're a sucker for romance underneath." Well.
trying// To update the Articles and Book Reviews pages. Coming soon, and thank-you for your patience.
cooking// Nothing much, since our complete flooring is being replaced. It is Armageddon this week at the Bibliophile House.
eating// Donuts. Five people eating one donut at a time don't get through 3 dozen very fast, but we are heartily enjoying them.
drinking// Water. Because that's healthier, and I don't need more sugar.
calling// Nobody this week. 'Tis sad, but true. Maybe something will pop up spur-of-the-moment.
texting// Dear friends who will text me about book sales. Ain't I lucky?
pinning// Writing articles, unicorns, pancake squares, and quotes. Take a look.
tweeting// You can see for yourself. Follow me on Twitter?
crafting// Nothing right now but desktop wallpapers. Here's my latest:
doing// Lots of packing for our ongoing carpet replacement this week.
going// To hear Nancy Leigh DeMoss live-record radio sessions this week. So excited!
loving// The authentic, life-filled community at our local Bible Study Fellowship group. I have learned how important community is to the life of the soul, and more importantly, how deeply, soul-satisfying God's love is. It moves me to tears again and again.
discovering// Adult coloring books. So cool. I'm already looking at my paychecks to see how I can finagle one.
enjoying// Warmer weather! Hooray for short-sleeved shirts!
thinking// About Hannah's prayer life (from 1st Samuel) for the Bible study lesson for the group I lead. Hannah is an inspiring and precious woman of God. I love her confidence and humility before the Lord. (Caveat: I should be thinking about this. I have every intention of doing so. It just hasn't...happened yet.)
feeling// Tired. Starting out the week on a sleepless Sunday night is not a good idea. But Bible reading about 4:40am was wonderful.
hoping (for)// My new review book to come in the mail this week. (Everyday Grace, by Jessica Thompson/Elyse FitzPatrick)
listening (to)// The Incomparable Christ series, by Nancy Leigh Demoss. She aired these 1/2 hour radio shows during the Lent season, and we're almost through them. My favorite was The Soul-Anguish of Christ, but all of them have been excellent.
celebrating// Starting up my Gaelic and French studies on Duolingo again! I had to take a short break during the last weeks of editing, and I am overjoyed to resume. Dia duit, what? (And you would say "Dia is Muire duit!" :)
|We also went hiking to see endangered snow trilliums.|
considering// How to make a completely tragic story into something redemptive. I'm not sure whether just to tell the story and let the redemptive come, or have a plan in place before I start.
finishing// Memorizing Psalm 51! It's actually all memorized; I just have to firm up the last few verses.
starting// New writing projects! I'm going to whip up some magazine articles in the next few weeks, and workshop notes for our state homeschool convention. Join me there?
What has your week looked like? I'd love to know! :)
*This handy list was taken from this pin.