So...it's the week of Fred Thompson. I'm glad to see him get in the race, but there are things about him that bother me just like there are things about every other Republican running or about to run. My niece would say, "What about Mike Huckabee?" and I would say that yes, there's something, even if only one thing, that bothers me about Huckabee. He'd be a sure ticket to a Hillary Clinton win. I LOVE him, but I also know how to face reality.
Okay, everyone agrees that the red wall in the kitchen is smashing! And having lived with it for 48 hours I know for sure it's staying. I'll post pics when we get everything hung back on that wall. Tomorrow morning Dirk starts on the rest of the kitchen, the part with no shock value. One red wall is enough!
Oh, and I LOVE the smell of fresh paint!
This week I finished the third in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency, Morality for Beautiful Girls. Yes, Precious Ramotswe, #1 lady detective of Botswana, has captured my heart and I can never get enough. I'm as loyal to this series as I am to Mitford, and that's saying a lot! Now, on to The Kalahari Typing School for Men.
This week we will celebrate two birthdays at Granny's House: Nathan was 19 yesterday but we'll celebrate tomorrow with a family dinner and cake; and Bethany will be 17 on Friday. It's becoming a houseful of young adults!
I've been fascinated in the past few days by the case of Andrew Speaker, the young attorney who has the case of drug-resistant TB and is now in an international controversy over his decision to travel abroad. Every time I think I've formed a firm opinion, some new fact jumps out to make me reconsider. It certainly brings up a lot of different layers of questions, both medical and ethical, and I'm sure we haven't heard the last of difficult cases like this...
We've had a bit of down time here in the past couple of weeks. Now we move into the summer sessions of Tae Kwondo and piano lessons, basketball camp, and our mega-family vacation to the mountains of New Mexico. I love the summer changes. I do have a lot of work left to get ready for next school year, but the break from the normal routine is good for me. And of course, my students don't mind it at all!
A blessed Lord's Day evening to you!