Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all, to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.


Books Read from August 4th-31st

Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"My Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A. Kempis
[nonfiction, Catholic, Confraternity
of the Precious Blood Edition]
{Sunday AND weekday book}
(VERY long-term reading; this
book is meant to be read slowly!)


"Goodbye, My Friends"
"All Because of Raizy"
Families, Etc."
Thanks to You!"
by Miriam L. Elias
[young teen fiction, Jewish]

"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes,
anecdotes, recipes]
(August chapter only)


"New Worlds for Josie" #
by Kathryn Worth
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"trouble brewing"
by Eadie Newell
[fiction]

"The Funny Guy"
by Grace Allen Hogarth
[children's fiction]

"The Princess of the Chalet School"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
"Visitors for the Chalet School"
by Helen McClelland
(fill-in)
"The Head Girl of the Chalet School"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, series]

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian fiction, (Protestant, multi-denominational and non-denominational)]

"Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme"
by Joan W. Blos
[children's fiction, historical]

"Half Magic" 
"Knight's Castle"
"Magic by the Lake"
"The Time Garden"
"Magic or Not?"
"The Well-Wishers"
Seven-Day Magic"
by Edward Eager
[children's fiction, fantasy]

"Let the Hurricane Roar"
by Rose Wilder Lane
[historical fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Dear Lovey Hart, I am Desperate"
by Ellen Conford
[children's/young teen fiction]

"Meet the Malones"
"Beany Malone"
"Leave it to Beany!"
this was my introduction to Lenora Mattingly Weber.  
The title was partially hidden, and I thought it said "Leave it to Beaver!"
(One of my all-time favorite TV shows!)
"Beany and the Beckoning Road"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]

"Cathy Carlisle" #
by Martha Johnson
(pseudonym of Elisabeth Hubbard Lansing)
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Three Little Chinese Girls" #
by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Sounds in the Air:
The Golden Age of Radio"
by Norman Finkelstein
[YA nonfiction]

"Julia's Magic"
"That Julia Redfern"
by Eleanor Cameron
[children's fiction]

"Stars in Her Eyes"
by Betty Cavanna
[YA fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

Hello Again!

Yes, it's me, returning to my blog.
So what's been going on with me lately? Plenty.  I've been ultra-busy these past few weeks..  That's what happens when you move from one place to another. 
That's right.  Mom and I no longer live in Brooklyn.  We've moved to Long Island.  Mom is living with Kathryn, Pauly, and James  (where we stayed during  the storm).  I'm living in my own apartment, which is attached to their old house. 
I have the couch, love seat, and rocking chair that used to be in Mom's living room.  Mom and I agreed that Winky should have some familiar furniture in his new diggings.
Now, about Winky!  Mom moved to her new place on Sunday, August 18th; I moved the next day.
Pauly and crew were still carrying some of our stuff out (in boxes and crates labeled with our initials).  Winky was supposed to be shut in a room.  But somehow, what with the men going back and forth... well, when it was time to leave, (to avoid rush hour traffic)  His Meowjesty was nowhere to be found.  So... I had to leave without him, and I was heartbroken.   Mom was devastated.
{Breaking away to mention that the very first program I watched in my new place was (deliberately!) the 7:00 PM re-broadcast of the Mass on EWTN, which, what with everyone
 going in and out, I hadn't been able to watch live.}
Kathryn and I went back on Tuesday.  No cat.  We left water and cat food, both canned and dry, out for him.  Pauly went back on Wednesday; no cat.  So he left Winky's food out in such a way that he'd be able to tell if it had been eaten.  Dry food in a perfect circle.  Little piece of paper on top of canned food, so Winky would have to push it off.  
He went back Thursday, and telephoned to tell me that the food had been eaten, and the litter box had been used.  But he still hadn't found Winky.
And then, Friday,  I didn't hear from him.. until the middle of the afternoon.  I heard him calling from outside, "Rochelle!  Look what we've got for you!" We, because James was there, too.. with Winky meowing, meowing, and MEOWING in his carrier!
Happy doesn't begin to describe the way I felt!  I kept saying, "Oh, God bless you! God bless you!" to Pauly and James.
One of the best parts is that I got Winky back on the day before Mom's birthday.
Well, I'm going to need more than one post to cover everything, so tune in next week!
Meanwhile, to paraphrase a song from "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol,"
  It's great to be back, back, back on Blogway!