Super Bowl: So I am an anti-Patriots fan. I guess that means I am rooting for the Eagles by default. More fun are the commercials. So far my favorite one is Danny DeVito as a M and M. Ha! I also am enjoying the Justin Timberlake halftime entertainment with a special guest appearance from Prince...Purple Rain. Otherwise, Don and I are having a typical Sunday... grocery shopping for Fresh20 ingredients; laundry; blogging. I've made dough for homemade pizza.
Thrive: Today our church choir sang a Casting Crowns song, "Thrive." It was such a tremendous moment of worship. I thought to make a video of it but realized too late that I had left my phone at home. Last weekend when we were putting together the food packages for Feed My Starving Children, this song was played over the speaker system. When the song started all the members of the choir started singing along. "O-o-o-o-o, we were made to thrive." So you can hear the song, here is the actual Casting Crowns video. I hope you, too, enjoy it.
Last Friday: I took Ian to Olympia so that Don could show off his grandson to his staff. Ian did great, smiling and interacting with all the people. Don was sure a proud grandpa.
Girl Cousins (and Ian): Yesterday my cousins Bridgette and Carolyn, my Aunt Dee, and Bridgette's daughter Zoe came over to meet Ian and Rita. We had a wonderful visit. Ian and Zoe were so cute attempting to kiss each other...but what is a kiss from a 5 month-old?
Books read the last two weeks:
- Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff---I can't help but roll my eyes when I think about the ineptitude of the folks running the country right now. (Nonfiction, eBook)
- The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling---about the second Boer War in South Africa around 1900. It is horrible what the British did to civilians during this war. A RHS Ladies Book club selection. (Fiction, audio.)
- Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks, A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence--- the subtitles tell the reader what to expect. What one doesn't expect is the plethora and variety of love letters and breakup notes she writes to books. (Nonfiction, audio)
- Far From the Tree by Robin Benway--- three teenagers who were adopted as children by different families, discover they have siblings and together they search for their mother. (Fiction, print)
- Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks --- another book club selection. Set in Colonial New England where a young girl befriends an Indian youth which possibly sets the course of his life on a different trajectory. Heartbreaking. (Fiction, audio)
- The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe--- based on a real person, Dita Kraus, who helped guard precious books for use by the prisoners. (Print, 13%)
- Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems by Ursula K. Le Guin--- the celebrated fantasy author died this past week. I wanted to read something by her as a tribute. Poems seemed like the thing. (Print, 25%)
- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Gann--- another book club selection. This one reads like a murder mystery but it is about true events. We are going to have a great discussion. I just know it. (Audio, 75%)
I don't get it: If Trump is innocent of colluding with the Russians during the campaign then why doesn't he just sit still and let the Mueller inquiry finish its fact finding? The GOP/Nunes memo released this week was a total dud and did not prove his innocence.