Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mother Angelica Passes Away

Mother Angelica has passed away.  I can't say anything, write anything, yet.   My heart aches for everyone at EWTN.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.


"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 



"Papa's Wife"
"Papa's Daughter"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes]


"Dance Around The Fire"
by Molly Cone
[children's/YA fiction, Jewish themes]


"Kitty in the Summer"
by Judy Delton
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
reserved for Sunday



"Andi's Pony Trouble"
"Andi's Indian Summer"
(Kindle books)
"Andi's Fair Surprise"
"Andi's Scary School Days"
(Google books)
"Andi's Lonely Little Foal"#
(physical copy)
"Circle C Beginnings" series
"Andrea Carter and The Long Ride Home"
(physical copy)
"Circle C Adventures series"
by Susan K. Marlow
[children's and YA fiction, Christian, historical]


"My Life With Mother Angelica" #
by Sister M. Raphael, PCPA
[biography]
reserved for Sunday
(read in one day.  Lovely book.)

"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 
  


"Dear Theo
The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh" #
edited by Irving Stone, with Jean Stone 
[autobiography]
  
"Magnificent Obsessions:
Twenty Remarkable Collectors In Pursuit Of Their Dreams"
by Mitch Tuchman
[nonfiction]

"Search Party Sunday"
by Shifra Weinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Regards From Camp!" series] 

This Week's Fan Fiction

 New chapters have been added to the following fics

23rd Precinct
an ongoing Another World fic.

Unsuited to Each Other
an AU Katie Rose and Stacy Belford series fic. 



Waiting [Old Post]


Waiting

This started out as a meditation, but turned into a story.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.


"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 

Maud
The Life of L. M. Montgomery #
by Harry Bruce
[YA biography]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Kitty In The Middle" 
(physical copy)
"Kitty In The Summer"
(openlibrary.org loan)
reserved for Sunday


"Owen's Marshmallow Chick" #
by Kevin Henkes
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Sarah, Plain and Tall"
by Patricia MacLachlan
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan) 

"Secrets of Successful Fiction"
by Robert Newton Peck
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
why do I, from time to time,
read books about writing?
To relearn techniques I've forgotten
To discover a technique I've

overlooked in the past .
Why do dancers, musicians,
artists keep studying their art,
their craft? 


 "Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 
 


"The Atlantic Ocean" #
by Peter J. Sharp
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"the teen-ager's guide to
collecting practically anything"
(title is in lower-case)
by Norah Smaridge and Hilda Hunter
[nonfiction]
(I blogged  about this book several years ago,
and I still feel the way I did then.) 

"Dear Theo
The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh" #
edited by Irving Stone, with Jean Stone
[autobiography]
 
"Magnificent Obsessions:
Twenty Remarkable Collectors In Pursuit Of Their Dreams"
by Mitch Tuchman
[nonfiction]

"Getting Acquainted" 
"Deepwater Dilemma"
"Torrents of Trouble"
"Search Party Sunday"
by Shifra Weinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Regards From Camp!" series] 

This Week's Fan Fiction

New chapters have been added to the following fanfics.

Chloe, My Love
an AU Bonanza fic

23rd Precinct
an ongoing Another World fic.
 
 

The First Saint I Ever Heard Of (reposted)

Slightly adapted from a post in one of my old blogs

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary.  People love to quote the saints, but we cannot quote St. Joseph. None of his words have been preserved.
I take that back about not being able to quote St. Joseph. We cannot quote his words, but we can, and should, "quote" his devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph was the first saint I ever heard of, but that was because of the children's aspirins! LOL!
I like simple, homely {homely as in homelike, not, definitely not, as in unattractive] images. I love to think about St. Joseph walking the floor when the Baby Jesus was teething.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Post (reposted)

 Old Post: Contrary to Any Impression We May Get From The Secular Media----




----This is NOT a picture of St. Patrick!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.


"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 

"Depend on Katie John"
"Honestly, Katie John!"
by Mary Calhoun
[children's fiction]

"Louisa May Alcott
Author of  Little Women" #
by Anne Colver
[children's biography]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Kitty From the Start"

"Kitty In The Middle"
by Judy Delton
[children's fiction]
reserved for Sunday


"On The Banks of Appletree Creek"
by "Judith"
[children's book, Amish.  Could be either fiction or autobiography.]

"Maggie's Rosary
and Other Tales"
by May Ramsay
reserved for Sunday
  


"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 
 


"The Atlantic Ocean" #

by Peter J. Sharp
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"the teen-ager's guide to
collecting practically anything"
(title is in lower-case)
by Norah Smaridge and Hilda Hunter
[nonfiction]
(I blogged  about this book several years ago,
and I still feel the way I did then.) 


"Dear Theo
The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh" #
edited by Irving Stone, with Jean Stone
[autobiography]

"There's A Rainbow In My Closet"
by Patti Stren
[children's fiction]
 

This Week's Fan Fiction


23rd Precinct
an ongoing Another World fic.
New chapter added. 

The Poem 
An AU Waltons prequel
New chapter added.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Reviving and Revising an Old Collection

Some of you may remember my old Vintage Media Collection, which has been retired for quite some time now.  Well, today I decided to revive, and also to revise, that collection. Or perhaps I should say that I've started a new collection, which includes some items from the old one.
I'm now collecting old print advertisements, nothing more recent than 1949. 
I'm not making another blog this time. I'm storing these ads in a folder on my computer. 
From time to time, however, I will share a new acquisition.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.


"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 

"Mitsy Butterwood" #
by Edna Beiler
[children's fiction, Mennonite]

"The Ocean Within"
"Tides"
by V. M. Caldwell
[children's/YA fiction]

"Katie John"
(openlibrary.org loan)
"Depend on Katie John"
(physical copy) 
by Mary Calhoun
[children's fiction]


"Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir"
by Mary Catherine Crowley 
[short stories for children]
 reserved for Sunday
 
(Free Kindle book)



"Kitty From the Start"
by Judy Delton
[children's fiction]
reserved for Sunday


 "Maggie's Rosary
and Other Tales"
by May Ramsay
reserved for Sunday

"The Woman At The Well"
by Dale Evans Rogers
(autobiography, Christian [Protestant])


"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 
 


"The Atlantic Ocean" #

by Peter J. Sharp
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"the teen-ager's guide to
collecting practically anything"
(title is in lower-case)
by Norah Smaridge and Hilda Hunter
[nonfiction]
(I blogged  about this book several years ago,
and I still feel the way I did then.) 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Rehousing My Break-Off Collection

I was tired of keeping my collection in a dresser drawer, so I decided to do something about it.  I transferred my Break-Offs to a shoe box, and then I put the box on one of my bookshelves.  The shoe box has a good, tight lid, so Winky can't get at the collection. 
I'd planned, at one time, to put my Break-Offs into one or more of those rectangular plastic  containers with clear covers that Chinese food comes in. That didn't work, however, because no matter how much I washed them, they were still too greasy.
I'm thinking of buying some clear plastic food containers, and then arranging the items in my collection by size and/or by what they are made of. But I refuse to spend more than $5.00 at the very most.  After all, I don't spend any money on the items in this collection.