Archive for October, 2011

Keeping up with the Books.

My sister did this is groups of 10 over at http://www.200books.com/, but I found 7’s to work better for me.
I’ve been slogging through some books that are slow going for me, but I’m coming to the end and I’m ready to start the next batch! The “7 books I’m going to read next” might be interlaced with books I own that I haven’t read yet. I need to buy all of the “going to read” list but one, and I think it would be better to spread the cost out a bit. In fact, I’m just going to add them to the bottom of the list.

(The Poorly named) Seven Books I always re-read:
(I just kept going…)Jane Eyre
A Girl of the Limberlost
The Blue Castle
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Ivanhoe
Sense and Sensibility
The Chronicles of Narnia
C.S. Lewis’ Space trilogy
The Man who was Thursday
Seven Books I am going to read next:
John Milton- Paradise lost
Emily Bronte- Whuthering Heights
St. Augustine- The Confessions
Dante- The Inferno
C.S. Lewis- Till we have Faces
Winifred Watson- Miss Pettigrew lives for a day
Plato- The Republic
Seven Books I own but haven’t read:
Essential Thinkers– Aristotle
Cyrano de Bergerac– Edmond Rostand
The Knight– Gene Wolf
Raw Materials– Dorothy Canfield
Sons and Lovers– D.H. Lawrence
Orthodoxy– Chesterton
Beowulf
Seven Books I think everyone should read:
Jane Eyre– Because it’s amazing.
Shakespeare– All of them.
Jane Austen– Also all of them.
C.S. Lewis’ Space trilogy– Each of them are awesome, and each in different ways.
The Princess Bride– Even better than the movie!!!
The Phantom the of the Opera– Only scary book I’ve ever liked. Just read it during the day.
The Cloister Walk– Beautiful and makes you think!
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I’m doin’ the happy dance!

This is me right now 

I am done with my second job!!! SQUEE!!!

I celebrated my first day off in weeks by making homemade chili, and picking apples for canning. I also washed my dishes and did the laundry JUST because I could. It was so nice to be home and not have to leave. And being able to end it by eating a home cooked meal was the icing on the cake. I missed good food!

I am very excited for this up and coming weekend when I will have 3 or 4 days off and really be able to get caught up around here. There will be some presents mailed, and some cookies made! Booyah!

And so in parting,

I had to buy new pants finally.

Just to much belly now.

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Just a funny.

My friend over at http://kaylasaid.wordpress.com/ sent this to me yesterday, and I thought I should share it.

Anyway, it’s another 4 days before I have a day off, and it will only be my second day off since I got my jobs over a month ago (The other one was spent at the Dr. not being able to eat all day and having my blood taken by a bunch of vampires).

But, a week from today will be my last at my other job, and I will have 3 days off a week! Perhaps I will get my projects going again, and maybe even make dinner (There has been a serious lack of good food around this place, and I can’t wait to remedy it)!  I found this awesome blog: http://spoonforkbacon.com/. I’m not sure if I love the name more or some of the food they come up with.

Until next time!!!

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