Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday news and views

Winter seems to be settling in finally. We haven't gotten the worst of the storms that have rolled through this month, but it's been very cold. It looks like we'll get more snow this weekend, too. Joel will be disappointed if we don't get any snow days out of it. So far we haven't had any. (Probably one of the few school districts in Kansas that hasn't!)

This is something to look forward to: Leif Enger's next book. I was beginning to wonder if he was going to pull a Harper Lee on us. But then again, if the only novel a person writes is To Kill a Mockingbird or Peace Like a River, maybe we shouldn't complain.

I like Jeanne's approach to milestone birthdays.

The Master's Artist has had some good posts this week.

I finished, at last, A Prayer for Owen Meany this week. It is an excellent book and I can't figure out why it took me so long, except maybe I just didn't want to read it at times I couldn't give it the attention it deserves. I've been thinking about the book and some others I've read recently, so maybe I'll try to get some thoughts down to share next week. But life is busy right now -- both at home and at work, so we'll see. Have a safe and blessed weekend.


Anonymous said...

I loved the Owen Meany book! Can you believe you and I will have a milestone b'day this year?! ack! I feel 10...mentally and emotionally. But then, physically I feel 100. What's with THAT?! Your OLD friend, Rebecca

Anonymous said...

P.S. It's quite a shock to open up a Christmas letter and find your own picture in it! :-) (kinda scary too)

lindaruth said...

I just couldn't resist -- and my visit with you in Fort Wayne was the highlight of the summer!