a pretty sobering weekend, viewing the images of the devastation following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. There just doesn't seem to be anything appropriate to say for those of us on this side of the world, sitting in our warm homes and not having to worry about drinking water and radiation. Oh God, may many hands show Your love at this time...
Well, okay, so I really do like Daylight Savings Time. I just want to do it without "springing forward," you know? I might be one of those who'd be in favor of just staying on DST. It's not like you're messing with anything God created...the assignation of certain numbers to certain times of the day is arbitrary anyway and therefore changeable to whatever works. For me, more daylight at the end of the day works.
Any of you out there users of Amazon's Subscribe and Save program? If so, how do you like it and what do you use it for?
Had to smile this past week to hear a liberal refer to the "Where's Waldo?" presidency. Actually, I think we're safer when he's in hiding so I won't complain.
I finished a book and started two more. Half the Sky
was horrifying in many ways, but it was meant to be that way. The shame of human slavery, maternal mortality, child prostitution, and FGM is nothing pleasant to read about but something necessary for the world's Christians (and others) to face squarely. I'm almost finished with Reading Lolita in Tehran
, another book highlighting the mistreatment of women in the Muslim world, and it, too, breaks my heart.
Our new Texas Redbuds, planted last fall right before the wedding, are coming alive with beautiful blossoms. Much of the landscaping that we did is making the arrival of spring more palatable to this winter-loving gal. And of course, grilling steak on the deck today helps as well...
And after ten years here, we're finally having to replace our lawn tractor. It gets a pretty good workout on this plat of land, especially because of all the rocks it tolerates. It's finally become too expensive to keep repairing, so it looks like Lowe's is about to get some more of our money.
Do you have a recommendation on a really great toaster oven, with or without the convection feature?
And one more question: what was your favorite movie of the year? (And no, people, The King's Speech doesn't count. Give me one more.) Trying to put together a movie list for vacation :-)
We're taking a short spring break trip to north Texas this week, giving the kids some time off from school and a chance to visit with the Fort Worth relatives. I'm thankful that it's an easy 275 miles.
Planning for the late spring and summer's activities is underway as well. I'll be taking a vacation with my cousin in May, and then the family will be heading for Red River, NM in July for the almost-annual extended Warren tribe vacation. Two grandbabies will arrive during the spring/summer, so there will be lots of little trips as well.
lose an hour of sleep, and then this
. Man, and I couldn't get everything done as it was.
Spring break vacationers, DST oversleepers, and illness really hollowed out our church attendance this morning, but those of us who were left rejoiced to sing these words together:
Yes, on through life's long path, still chanting as ye go,
from youth to age, by night and day, in gladness and in woe,
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice give thanks and sing!
~"Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart," words by Edward H. Plumptre, 1865
Have a great week!