Sunday, June 13, 2010

Writing, Reading, Planning

Pictureless Sunday. Updates from the week. Questions I have asked.

1) I spent a couple days this past week selling my jewelry (and Sonja's) at the Prison Ministry Workshop at our church... to raise money for a women's half-way house. Had a good time, met alot of great people, got to hear some of the speakers, many of whom are ex-prisoner, drug users/dealers, etc. It was amazing to see what God has done with people's crap. And to see the hard work that others are willing to do by going into prisons to bring the gospel. He can use anything, anybody, any situation to his glory. Even me?

2) I have intended to read Atlas Shrugged for the past... maybe 17 years... since my friend Greg told me that EVERYONE should read it. Well, you know I don't like to be left out of what EVERYONE is doing. Well, now that my cutie Brad Pitt is going to be in a movie make of it... I am feeling a certain motivation to get it read before I see the movie. Will I make it through such a long, dense book?

3) Each night after the workshop at church and again on Saturday, Sarah played in a soccer tournament. Saturday it was so hot and even though I was under an umbrella for both games, I got badly sunburned on my shoulders, face, neck, legs.... ouch. It hurts. And I haven't felt very good since. I took a long Sunday afternoon nap today. Now I'm going to start working on the house and laundry that I have neglected for the past 4 days. How much will I actually get done?
And when will I remember to put sunscreen on when I'm going to be outside in Alabama from 11:30 to 4:00 in June??

4) The little mutt living in our house (and I don't mean Jacob) thought it would be a good idea to urinate in the vent in the office. We know this because when the A/C comes on, there is a horrible stench. We are familiar with this because when Jacob was 2 or 3, he did the same thing. That time, someone had to crawl under our house and replace the duct work. This time, I *think* I got it cleaned out myself. The question: Why did we get a dog, again?

5) I think that's it. Jacob goes to hockey camp this week. Libby goes to bible camp. And Sarah has another (bigger) soccer tourney at the end of the week and over the weekend. We are staying busy. Will we make it to August 10 in one piece? Check back.



Lisa notes... said...

If you do decide to read "Atlas Shrugged" let me know and maybe I'll read along with you. I picked it up a few weeks ago on the freebie pile at our used book sale because I *think* it is the book that Ed D has been telling me for quite awhile that I need to read.

But over 1000 pages and in tiny font??? Quite a commitment to make to a book. Maybe I should just let you read it and tell me about it...

Brenda said...

I'm still looking for a copy... Madison library doesn't have it... but I really think I'm going to need my own copy, anyway. So I am going looking for it in some used book stores I around here- including the library, etc. When I get it and start reading- I'll let you know if you should jump in. :-) I agree 1000 pages is a big commitment! :-)

Kristy said...

The avid reader you know I am - I have never heard of that book! Okay, that many pages, and tiny font - it would have to be life changing or beneficial to me in order to invest that time! LOVE Brad Pitt, and reading a book THEN watching the movie is never a good thing. I always end up hating the movie. (And I wouldn't want to hate Brad Pitt movie!!)
Oh, and the idea of prison ministry always touches me. I thank God people are called to reach out to them.