Weather today... Clear and warm.
I'm reading: Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay...a teen love story written in verse.
I'm listening to: Rotters by Daniel Kraus. This book won the 2012 Odyssey Award for good audiobooks. About grave-robbing, it is in equal parts mesmerizing and mortifying. I am nearly finished with this tome.
Book finished this week:
- Black and White by Paul Volponi---Mrs. Story's 5th period class and I had a Skype visit with Paul Volponi on Monday. It was a tremendous experience. Read about it here.
- Breaking Night by Liz Murray---a memoir about a girl who went from homelessness to Harvard. Her parents were drug addicts and she lived in absolute chaos most of her life. This was a book club selection. It generated a great discussion, one that even those who didn't care for the book enjoyed.
Scripture lesson in church: John 8:10,11 "Jesus...said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" And she replied, "No one, sir." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you."
I'm praying for: Friends who are divorcing. Life can be so sad sometimes.
Around the house: Floors. Check. Counter-tops. Check. Back-splash. Check. Paint. Hang drapes. Move out of boxes. Still lots to go, but we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
From the kitchen: First night with a functioning oven after three weeks without, I made corned beef and cabbage. Lucky we like it because it is the only thing I had in the fridge.
Yesterday we got the wedding invitations in the mail. Finally!
Today we head to Seattle for a Seattle University Choir Concert.
A favorite quote this week: "This remodel project is the hugest Moose-a-muffin project ever." -Rita, my daughter who has helped us along the way on all our changes.
The phrase "Moose-a-muffin" comes from the book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin. If you give him a muffin, he will want jam to go with it, and you'd realize you need to pick the berries, etc., etc. It is a co-opted saying our family uses to mean one thing leads to another.