Friday, July 24, 2015

He Sees Each Tear That Falls

Since our granddaughter Emma’s passing at the age of 22 days, I haven’t felt much like writing anything. Certainly nothing amusing. Our Christian faith lets us know that we will see Emma again one day. All of our loved ones who have passed before us will be there, too. And while that is a hope to cling to, the pain remains. But our strength is in the Lord. Emma Skye is safely in our Father’s loving arms.

I found this anonymous quote that pretty much says it all:

"Grief never ends…but it changes.
It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…
It is the price of love."

Hug your loved ones. Go ahead and even hug your liked ones! You will all feel better by it. And if you can manage a smile for those you don’t particularly care for…good for you!

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 2015 Book Report

A Stolen Life (2011) by Jaycee Dugard

This one was a difficult read. What was done to Jaycee is beyond comprehension. I find it hard to imagine a person so deranged. Knowing that his wife went along with it all and had the chance to release Jaycee, but didn’t, defies humanity. They will answer fully for what they did.
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The Mysterious Mickey Finn (1939) by Elliot Paul

I’d never heard of this author before. Saw a blurb about the reprinting of his books and decided to take a chance on getting the first one of the series. LOVED IT!! The writing is superb. Homer Evans is idling away his time in Paris when his friend Hugo Weiss is kidnapped. Homer sets off to find him with help from some very interesting folks in the bohemian section.
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Hatching Magic (2003) by Ann Downer

Very enjoyable book from the YA fantasy section. Theodora has to stay home while her father goes off on adventure. She loves fantasy and has a set of playing cards she’s collected over time. All that is missing is the special Wyvern card. Not only does she find the card, she comes across a newly hatched wyvern as well.
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Honeymoon (2005) by James Patterson

I had never read Patterson before. I was given this book and was surprised how much I enjoyed his writing. Good story! You knew “who dunnit” from the beginning, but the journey of the capture was great. Agent John O’Hara has to find out how Nora Sinclair is poisoning her husbands/lovers.
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Fup (1983) by Jim Dodge

Great little book! Fast read. The illustrations are good too. Tiny, (who is over 6’ tall) and his Granddaddy adopt a mallard duck they name “Fup” when she is injured. Fup becomes their faithful companion. The grandpa character is a hoot.

Friday, July 3, 2015

I Haz Not A Write

It’s summer. I’m drinking a LOT of iced coffee, but right now I’m having a bit of trouble making stuff up. That’s why I periodically ask peeps on Facebook for prompts. I troll the blogosphere on a fairly regular basis and see some amazing examples of REAL stuff that people write about. I do not have a blog-worthy life. I don’t have precocious kids at home doing hilarious things with the dog, hair curlers and play-doh. My husband doesn’t come home with tales of hi-jinks at work. I don’t have an outside job. I’ve always been a SAHM and caregiver. Right now, there are no jinks in my life at all, high OR low.

I have a pretty good imagination, but seem to need a spark to get it going. I used to look at illustrations in magazines and make up little stories or vignettes that went with the pictures.
I think I’ve done all the question memes that were so big several years ago. I will start pondering the suggestions I got and see if I can come up with something to catch your interest.

I hope that next time I will have a decent blog to present to you. But for now, I will leave you with a poem that Mrs. Malloy wrote on the blackboard when I was in 4th grade. I’ve always enjoyed word play, and this one was great:

She frowned and called him Mr.
Because he fondly kr.
And so for spite
That very night
That Mr. kr. sr.