Weather today…The heat is pervasive. The wind from earlier this week, which made it a bit more bearable, has left. 😦
Summer Happenings: Just a bit of relaxation. Not much of anything going on, just having fun.
I am spending quite a bit of time working on lesson plans for fall. I am also working (part time) for K12 online schools.
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (halfway through)
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness #1 of The Chaos Walking Series. Summer Reading Challenge. (halfway through)
I’m listening to: I don’t listen to audio books, usually. When I do, it’s always a book I have read before. I have to see the words myself to make complete sense of a text the first time. So, instead of audiobooks, I will share my iPod shuffled playlist for the week 🙂 ! I have been listening to Spotify a bit this week and have had the following running through my playlist:
The Puppini Sisters Radio on Pandora! LOVE IT!
Books finished this week:
Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith – Review coming soon!
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente – Review coming soon!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Review coming soon!
Abandoned book: This one I will come back to, but I am just not in the mood to finish it right now.
- Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg (I really want to finish this one, BUT I might let it go if I don’t finish it by next week)
Scripture lesson: God wants YOU to be YOU. Why pretend? Why try to fit into a mold in our minds or the mind’s of others? Today’s guiding verse:
“By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV)
I’m praying for: The friends and family affected by the tragedy in Aurora, CO this week.
Around the house: MiniQ washed the car. I fixed our leaky toilet!
From the kitchen: BBQ Ribs, jasmine rice pilaf, asparagus
Fun event of the week: Spending time with a friend who will be leaving soon.
A favorite quote this week: