Friday, January 2, 2009
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I have so neglected this poor blog of mine. I have to admit that the culprit has been that Facebook hook that's gotten a hold of me! I don't have a lot of time but the time I do make for computer play, I tend to spend on Facebook!
We are now into December, can you believe that? I am still in awe... Where did 2008 go? I still haven't adjusted to writing it--Alexys said that even she was occasionally jotting down 2007 instead! Time truly flies-- so does that mean that we are truly having fun? October and November came and went. I will have to post some pictures on a later date about those poor forgotten months...
Let's see, I will try to do a quick recap:
I am now a certified school substitute teacher for Kansas-- K-12 although I have decided to only limit it to K-9 and only the 2 schools that the girls attend. It just makes life a little easier this way.
I also found out that I have bulged discs and degenerative disc disease in my L4-L5 and L5s1. This is the little bugger that has been putting me in a lot of pain intermittently. Well, I am now scheduled for Physical Therapy, am taking muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory and will devote an hour a day for the practice of Yoga on top of my regular daily run. I also have taken up swimming but I don't have the time to do that as often as I would like--
Alexys made the honor roll for the what, the like 40th time in her young life... She maintains a 4.0 and also made All-county Choir and she was just informed she also was one of the chosen for All-State Choir. Isn't that neat? She still spends every evening in the pool swimming for 2 1/2 hours-- and she has a meet fast approaching!
Angelene and Alanah are doing great in school and are both enjoying gymnastics and swimming. They have a blast doing these two activities. Alanah is working hard with all her K-garden classes on a little skit/play that they will be performing in a couple of weeks. Alanah is proudly playing the role of a cute elf!
Well, that's the quick and edited version of what is going on with this family of ours! I hope to spend a little more time here and write more often and post some pictures! So stay tuned...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Monday, October 27, 2008
I finished reading Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story by Kim Powers. I am giving it a 3 out of 5 stars. In a nutshell, it is about the life of Truman Capote and his childhood friend Harper Lee-- remember her? Yes, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird Powers admits to some of the facts in his book being of a fictional state. As you know, I dislike writing book reviews, unlike Alexys who enjoys writing them! All I can tell you is that if you have nothing to read, then check this book out of the library--
Edited to add: Okay, I will expand a little about why I didn't LOVE this book and give it 5 stars! First let me start off by stating that by nature I am hard to please. So please don't expect many 5 stars coming from this blog! :)
People that have read this give it mix reviews. I think that the intertwining of true facts with nonfiction is a sticky situation for a writer; not easily done. Powers takes the liberty to expand on some facts by offering his own interpretation, it all falls together and makes sense, yet some readers are left with an uneasiness about it. The consensus amongst some people is that if other books about Lee and Capote are read beforehand, Capote in Kansas..." will be more enjoyable. I will have to report back on this matter for I will be reading some other books in the next few months about these authors.
Sorry about this horrible attempt at a speedy review-- I really do detest writing about how a book makes me feel and what I think about it! It may be contributed by school book reports from the past! So please bear with me!
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