Sunday, September 10, 2006
I was tagged by the lovely Miss*R to do this book thingey.
Open the book to page 123, go to the 5th sentence, post the next three sentences, the book title and the author.
Unless it might be Oswald, the old Reeve,
For, as he was a carpenter by trade,
He was a little angry still and made
Grumbling remarks and scolded for a bit.
From the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
I am not reading this book, actually. It just happened to be the nearest one because Tim bought it at Goodwill the other day and it's still here on the dining room table. I remember reading it in high school. Maybe I'll give it another reading.
So, there you have it. I have not been feeling well the past few days but seem to be feeling some better today. Today is the first day back to church. The regular schedule has returned.
Mike (my 14 year old) and I watched Phantom of the Opera last night. He has loved that movie for quite some time and I hadn't seen it yet so we rented it last night. It was very good. Even though he listens to head-banging music most of the time, I guess he knows the sweet stuff when he hears it. Of course, I guess the "sweet stuff" could be his mother's bias. hehe
We finally got rid of the unsightly junk car that was mucking up the view out the front window. We freecycled it. The guy said it was the nicest junk car he'd ever picked up. lol How's that for a compliment? Tim hated to let it go but it was time. It was driving me crazy. Now I can look at "trashy house" pics on flickr without fear that my home will be there. lol
I've been sketching a lot but nothing really pretty. Pretty much doing visual journaling...and it gets ugly some times. I didn't realize how angry I was. No wonder my jaw has been clenched so much. It does help to put my thoughts into pictures.
Hmm...I almost deleted that last statement because I was feeling that being angry was a bad thing to admit. Interesting, huh? I'm going to leave it because it's ok to be angry. I do try to balance the anger with some good stuff.
Oh, that reminds me. I am reading True Balance with a group of bloggers. Well, I'm not reading it yet. They're a chapter ahead of me. I'm still waiting for mine because I'm cheap and ordered it used. It's a book about maintaining balance in your life. I guess Presbyterians don't usually study chakras but why not? I want to also participate in the Mixed Media Memoirs project and this week the theme is something along the lines of "I feel unbalanced when..." so I might try doing something for that and posting it later today.
I'm struggling lately. Can you tell?
Thanks for all of your encouraging comments. I just love you ladies. I hope there was something prior to blogs for women who were home alone a lot and in need of friends. This community is a God-send to me.