Monday, November 30, 2015

Early Delivery

My new hat arrived yesterday morning, a day earlier than I expected it. I was, as the saying
goes,  pleasantly surprised.
The hat fits perfectly, is very comfortable, and looks great. I'm going to keep the brim rolled up, instead of fooling around with re-shaping.
I've accessorized my hat with one of those self-adhesive applique sunflowers I bought several months ago.

This Year's Resolutions

It's my custom to make my New Year's Resolutions on the First Sunday in Advent, rather than on January 1st.
I've made two for this year, one religious, and one secular.
1: Pray three extra Chaplets of Mercy every day.
2: Read at least one biography or autobiography a week.

It seems that every year I make at least one resolution that involves reading!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Books Read in the Past Two Weeks

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

Sunday books

"Olivia and the Little Way"
by Nancy Belanger
[children's fiction]

(Kindle book)

"The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"
by Maria Augusta Trapp

Weekday Books

"Wendy of Glendorran" #
by P. Catherine Coles
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant), school story]

"Betsy and the Circus"
by Carolyn Haywood
[children's fiction]
( loan)

 "The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian (Protestant) fiction, multi-denomintational
and non-denominational]  

"The Diamond In the Window"
"The Swing in the Summerhouse"
"The Astonishing Stereoscope"
by Jane Langton
[fiction, marked for ages 10 and up]

"Anne of Windy Poplars"
"Anne's House of Dreams"
"Anne of Ingleside"
"Rainbow Valley"
"Rilla of Ingleside"
by L. M. Montgomery 

"Ho For a Hat!" #
by William Jay Smith
[picture book, non-fiction]
( loan) 

"Selections from Ralph Waldo Emerson"
edited by Stephen E. Whicher

"Grandmother Lucy and her Hats" #
by Joyce Wood
[picture book]
( loan)

A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays

"The Imitation of Christ"