READING: C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters -- Matt is reading it for Theology and while I have read a lot of CSL, I have not read this one. It is rather funny...an older devil giving advice to his nephew on the best ways to convert humans to devilish ways...funny. (Of course, you are supposed to take with you the idea of NOT doing these things.) You might find it interesting to note that C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and President John F. Kennedy all died on the same day, same year, within hours of each other...Nov. 22, 1963.
POOLSIDE READING: Carolyn Hart's mysteries
LISTENING TO: Journey
COOKING THROUGH: Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa at Home -- always good workable recipes and we have never found one we didn't like.
FAV NEW FIND: Green velcro tape fasteners for putting up garland greenery on the stairway rails for Christmas decor...very fast, very easy, and reusable!
FAV THING TODAY: Today is still young, but so far today, my favorite thing has been laughing at Alex this morning. He overslept and came into the kitchen at a dead run saying, "Out of my way, out of my way, I think I can just make the bus." In his hands were his shirt, coat, socks, shoes, and book bag. He LEFT THE BUILDING in that attire, trying to get it all on as he ran to the bus stop, just narrowly jumping on as it was beginning to pull away. Thoughts of Dagwood Bumstead, minus the collision with the mailman. BTW, it was 26 degrees outside...am sure the socks and shoes were the first to be donned.
SCRAPBOOK PAGES THIS WEEK; Several...forgot to count but I had to put it all away for the holidays, so I finished up several pages to get that in order until January as I don't usually work on it in December with everything else going on.
GOING TO: Finish decorating the house and outside trees/bushes for the holidays; swimming; choir; first of the holiday Christmas parties; scout camping; Lifeteen; whatever else comes around.
PRAYING FOR: Carolyn as she is dealing with all the "after" of cancer surgery and suffering greatly. Also, for her family: husband Paul; children Lydia, Frances, and Charles as they struggle to help her emotionally and physically. For all cancer patients everywhere, please join me.