|Part of the SOTH crew after the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event. (At least the hair nets are off.)|
Windows 10: I upgraded my computer this week to Windows 10 and now, of course, it is acting all clunky and uncooperative. Bummer.
Super storm-Super Cute: We live on the West Coast of the country. On the East Coast a huge snow storm has struck the area. All the pictures on the news are of piles of snow and terrible flooding. All except this one, taken at the Washington, DC zoo. Somebody is happy it snowed. Click the link here.
I have looked at this panda playing in the snow about ten times and I smile each time I see it. Enjoy.
|Cyndi and Greg Helle and kids pray over one of the palettes of food ready to ship for FMSC. The Helles are the folks who organized the Mobile Pack in Puyallup once a year.|
|GKHS Honor Society members and officers after the mobile pack at FMSC. Love the hair nets.|
Weirdly, half way: I am weirdly exactly at the half way point on the three books I am currently reading. This is very unusual. I am usually at the beginning of one, near the end of another, not 50% on three at one time. The books are:
- Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: a memoir by Margarita Engle...this was the Pura Belpre winner in the Youth Media Awards this year for books written by a Latino author. It is a collections of poems which tell a story of the author's young years.
- Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez...this was just awarded a Printz Honor. It set in Texas in the 1930s about a taboo relationship between a Mexican-American girl and an African-American boy. It is historically based around the events of an explosion at the school which killed many children. It is slow going.
- The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick...an alternative history after the Axis powers won WWII. We watched the mini-series on Amazon Prime created from the book. But, and this rarely happens, I like the show much better than the book. This is my current audiobook.
Book finished this week: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. This book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and it really is award-worthy. Look for my review later today.
Quote for the day: ‘If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito’. African proverb.