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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transitions

Transition 1) Squeak did not suddenly get glasses. They’re mine and they’re hardly a new thing in my life, but this pair is. Yep. I turned forty and, wham!, it happened. I started having to take my glasses off to … Continue reading

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anticipating advent

It’s getting close. Two weeks until Advent begins. Yikes! But mostly, Yay!! Have I mentioned how much I love Advent?!! (Let the record show, I have not yet begun playing Christmas music this year. Shocking, I know!) As I mentioned … Continue reading

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wednesday wanderings

I didn’t walk this morning. Or pray. I slept in instead. Both kids are sick. Bubble has been home from preschool all week. Is it only Wednesday? But… Computerguy has Friday off for Veteran’s Day. Yay for that! My laptop … Continue reading

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