Monthly Archives: November 2011

drawing the line?

I read The Hunger Games, first book of the trilogy, last night and this morning. This series has been recommended to me by a whole lot of people, some of whom I even trust. 🙂 Finally, I decided I had … Continue reading

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happy birthday madeleine

Today is the anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s birth. In honor of the day, the Crosswicks folks have announced an updated website. It’s from Madeleine that I really learned about Advent. I wonder if Advent was particularly meaningful to her, as it … Continue reading

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a new year

Advent begins tomorrow. We’ve been making preparations. We have the Advent House out (though it won’t start until Thursday) and the Jesse Tree ready (that begins tomorrow). I changed my Bookgirl background color to dark blue, like the night sky. … Continue reading

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friday five: free gifts

Sally at the RevGals brings us this one. I’m paraphrasing: thinking back on Thanksgiving and on to black Friday, think about your year and name 5 Free gifts you’ve been given. 1) Opportunities I’ve had in this church at this … Continue reading

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requiscat in pace, dear anne

Anne McCaffrey died yesterday. (Here’s GeekDad on it. And here a Reader writes about what Anne McCaffrey and the world of Pern meant to her.) I’m a little surprised at how much that hit me. I haven’t read one of … Continue reading

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monday morning musings*

Loved Saturday. Had coffee with a friend in the morning while Computerguy hung out with the kids. So, so good. In the afternoon we went down to a family friendly robot expo at a library in my old town. They … Continue reading

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friday five: giving thanks (thanksgiving)

Is Thanksgiving really upon us? It all goes so quickly! Jan has been home from a trip to Russia for less than a week, and she says, “in less than a week it is Thanksgiving Day in the USA (Nov. 24). … Continue reading

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