Thursday, July 12, 2012

Time Quintet

As I set out to read 100 Science-fiction books, I decided to read the rest of what is dubbed the Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle. I enjoyed how L’Engle mixed Science Fiction and Fantasy in A Wrinkly in Time and A Wind in the Door. Unfortunately, I think the author’s style and voice were affected by the order in which she wrote the subsequent books and the order and time at which they were published. A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door were great, but Many Waters and Swiftly Tilting Planet did not flow.

An Acceptable Time is supposed to round out the series but it is also supposed to round out another set of books about Calvin and Meg’s family. I don’t know if I’ll read that series or not.

At least these books helped me toward my goal. I have read 12 sci-fi books out of 100. Just 88 more to go :)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31

It’s the last day of May and the last day of school here. Parties. Hugs. Goodbyes. Maybe some tears.

It is also the last day of the “May challenge.” I know I learned about myself through this challenge. I learned about my writing schedule. I’m hoping the rest of you got something out it and I’m wishing you some rest and relaxation.

TTFN – Ta Ta For Now!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30

May 30. I am sitting here enjoying the sounds of thunder and rain. The dishes are caught up and the kitchen is actually clean. The craziness of this month is nearly done. June is already booked, most of it fun, and I am declaring the whole month vacation for me so I can enjoy it.

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25

Wow, May is almost over. The school year is almost over. I am looking forward to summer and vacation. I am looking forward to relaxation and recreation. I am looking forward to sleeping in and having a more flexible schedule. It’s a four day weekend here, so I get a small taste of that now before the worst of the craziness hits—the last day of school and an entire week of hectic rehearsals and dance recitals.

Oh well, it will make vacation time that much sweeter, right?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24

A book I recently "escaped" into :)

Attack of the Spider BotsAttack of the Spider Bots by Robert West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As Scilla, Beamer, and Ghoulie explore the caves under Murphy Street, they discover a miniaturized and animated version of their town. When they try to find out how it got there they meet a reclusive old man, large spider robots, and a mean housekeeper—or is it housekeepers? Throw in some more strange adventures in the spaceship-treehouse and this story is full of excitement.

I think this second in the series is even better than the first and look forward to reading the third. Great for 8-12 year olds, but I’m in my 30’s and loved it!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23

May 23. It’s not that I have been neglecting prayer or trying to save the best for last. I was simply looking for my old prayer stones because I thought they would make a pretty picture.

I have used journals, notecards, stones … to aid my prayer time over the years. I don’t always have a “formal” prayer time where I talk to God for an extended period of time. Normally I pray through my day, while I’m doing my more boring chores such as sorting laundry or doing dishes. From time to time I pray through my runs—especially the longer ones.

Do I think God is offended that I don’t always have a formal prayer time or that I pray through mundane tasks? No. While He is the Kind of the Universe, as a Christian I have the open opportunity, an open invitation to talk to Him as my Father.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22

May 22. I had planned to post this over the weekend, but somehow that didn’t happen, haha.
I’m still thinking about change. We change as we grow. Our tastes change and is reflected in our clothes and sometimes how we decorate. When the stress and chaos are about to send me over the edge, sometimes I wonder if I changed the way I do things, or some things, or even one thing if that could have a positive difference. Could I change something and alleviate some stress? Could I try something new and be more efficient?

How about you?