November 4, 2014

Random {Yet Current} Lists Are Fun!


  • Isn't that cover awesome? I found it at the library and let me just say, that while I had seen it online and thought it very cool, it is way better in person! I haven't been able to actually finish this book (though I have tried), but I'd totally buy it simply to have that cover on my bookshelf. :)
  • So! In case you're wondering, yes, I am still here (obviously). Life has just been busy in the last week or so and before that, I was (still am kind of) going through a strange phase (by which I mean I cannot describe it in words) where I just couldn't get very enthused for any posts. But I hope I'm on the other side of that now because I've got several ideas running through my head currently! Yay! :) Although I should warn you that my posting will still likely be sporadic because the next couple weeks of work are looking crazy. However! Posts will be forthcoming. So thank you for your patience and for sticking with me. :)
  • I really wanted to post last week about this because that's when the book was officially released but alas. Regardless of that frustrating fact, I shall endeavor to mention it now! Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay is out and about in your neighborhood stores! (Or it should be anyway. If they haven't sold out of them. Which could totally be possible since the story is amazing and awesome and fabulous and every other synonym for wonderful.) So if you haven't gotten your copy yet.....what on EARTH are you waiting for?! Don't wait! Waiting is bad! Go go go and get your copy now! (Have I mentioned that you should really go and read it? You should. It's wonderful.)
  • Also for point of fact, I thought it was pretty great that Ms. Reay's book released on my mother's birthday. My copy of the book is currently on loan to a friend, but I hope to get my mom to read it sometime. It's just the sort of story she'd like. And on a personal note (in case anyone is wondering), my mom is doing pretty well right now. So yay for that!
  • I have been thoroughly enjoying all the lovely colors of Autumn for the past month! As I missed most of it last year due to moving, it's seemed extra colorful to me this year. A couple friends and I went biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail a couple weeks ago and let me just say that biking through the quiet and still with all that color around you is simple amazing. I was in awe all day long. (Well. Until my tail bone started protesting. It very clearly spoke to me and said that I am severely out of shape. Which means that the last few miles I may not have concentrated on the color as much as thinking "I think I can. *wheeze* I think I can. *gasp* I think.....*whew*.....maybe.....I can?" ;)
  • Also for the record, did you know that mules can live for a very long time? I met a mule named Moses recently who was 47 years old. Yes, in human years. And he could still jump! I think the highest he went that day was 30 or 40 inches? Which is kind of high when you're old! He's pretty amazing.
  • I hope y'all have been doing well. Read any good books lately? Somehow my reading has gotten pushed back and I haven't read anything much. :( I know. Crazy, right? I have several books just waiting for me to find the right time and the right mood, so I hope I can get to more reviews soon!
  • Til next time.


10 comments:

  1. Hurray HURRAY for your mom! So glad she's doing better, Kara. I've been thinking of her.

    Strange phase - I have gone through this. Hope you've taken the time to breathe and relax. I'm sorry that things have been hard/weird for you. May His grace bring you through it all.

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    1. Thank you, Ganise. I appreciate that. Much more than I can even tell you. And mom's doing good. Still with bad days and good days, but always with a smile! :)

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  2. Thanks for checking in! And so happy to hear your mom is doing better! That truly does make my heart happy for you and your fam :).

    Praying for you with the busyness of work these coming weeks and for what the Lord is teaching you right now. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie! Comments like this make my heart happy. Mere words cannot convey my appreciation. :) *hugs*

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  3. Kara, your mention of a Mule's lifespan causes me to have to share my recent introduction to an eagle......his name was Buford. He was about 7 years old, I think, but I learned that bald eagles can live like 30 years in the wild and twice that in captivity! He lives at a bird sanctuary permanently because he was raised by humans (and, therefore thinks he's a human) and can't fend for himself in the wild.

    Yay for more Lizzy & Jane love! I so *need* to post a review for it, but I just can't get in the mood to write it.... I know exactly what you mean.

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    1. Oh wow! I didn't know eagles could live that long. That's amazing! I guess I always supposed that most animals didn't live that many years. Clearly I was wrong! Thanks for sharing, Courtney.

      Yes! Isn't it SO good?! :)

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  4. Kara! I didn't know you had a blog! Totally stalking you now :) Love your personality popping out in these posts! My present book love: "The Innocence and Wisdom of Father Brown" G.K. Chesterton. Classic mystery stuff.

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    1. Well hey there! And stalk away. I don't mind! ;)

      Ooo, I've seen several quotes of Chesterton's that have intrigued me. Thanks for the rec!

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  5. Blogging slumps happen :-) I've been at this for twelve years now, and there were a couple times where I went for a year or more without posting!

    Anyway, glad your mom is improving, glad you're enjoying the fall colors, and glad to hear from you whenever you have time and inclination :-)

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    1. Thanks Hamlette. I always appreciate how encouraging you are! Blogging slumps are kind of the pits really, but I've not completely given up so there's that. When I find an inspiring topic, I can be quite verbose as it happens! ;) And I do have a few memes to participate in plus a few reviews, so posts will definitely still be coming!

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