Saturday, November 22, 2008

What a Day!

I love it when the planets align. I would now like to count my blessings:

  1. 21 years with my husband. May he tolerate me for several more.

  2. My daughter's arrival on Tuesday; I have not seen her since Labor Day weekend and I NEED to give her a huge hug.

  3. The report cards in yesterday's mail. The twins are off to a good start:)

  4. The awesome cotton spinning class taught by Erica.

  5. The lunch I just had with friends who I never get to see often enough.

  6. My brother's family's impending visit. Happy Birthday Gabby:)

And the list can go on and on...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Far Be It From Me...

Truly, I hate to contradict another's opinion of a book. But seriously, The Truth Teller by Angela Hunt is hardly the 'suspenseful page turner' that one reviewer claimed. This was a book full of potential. Seriously, modifying the sperm of a dead husband with the DNA of the Iceman is a cool (no pun intended) premise. A rich businessman, a corrupt research scientist, a grief stricken widow...could you honestly have better bones for a plot?

Yeah. Well, add the subversive Christian message and it somehow falls flat. Honestly, I am a spiritual person. And I do not wish to insult those of faith. I just cannot and will not accept the fact that God plays chess with each of us. I will leave it at that. Yet, I do understand that many people believe that each and every aspect of their lives is part of a greater plan. What I cannot understand is someone telling me that there is only one way to reach God. Using a five year old character to push a religious agenda does not work for me. In fact, it made me rather angry.

Let me leave you with a better book selection. Right now I am reading Loving Frank. Which is where I am headed right now with a cup of steaming tea. Mamah Borthwick Cheney, you and I my dear, would have been the best of friends.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Close Enough

You Should Be a Social Worker

You are deeply caring and empathetic.

You are able to take on other people's problems as if they were your own.

Sensitive and intuitive, you understand human emotions well.

Helping others gives you the most joy in life. You feel like it's your purpose in life.

You do best when you:

- Have a lot of responsibility

- Greatly impact someone's life with your work

You would also be a good philanthropist or stay at home parent.

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Joy of Music

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a concert at Holy Angels Church. My co-worker, Rob, is the director of Harmonia Chamber Singers. The acoustics of this church were the perfect compliment to this group's talent. I had almost forgotten that music has the ability to transcend; to make us believe that we are indeed capable of greatness, or that we may be better than we truly are. During the Credo from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli I almost believed I was in the presence of angel voices. If you live in the Buffalo area, please do yourself the favor and attend their next concert. Their calendar is on their homepage.