Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I took this while having the camera on my lap, and it took me nine shots to get it right in the mirror. In the meantime, Sherry and I were laughing. We have been friends ever since she gave me a pedicure and manicure back in May of 2006 when she she told me she was reading the Bible and had some questions.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This is my favorite spot in Corvallis for some quiet down time. It is the Corvallis Benton County Public Library Reading Room. It used to be the old library, and I used to come here and study in college. I stopped there on Saturday for an hour on my walk back home after book club and again for over an hour between dropping George off for set up for the Perspectives class and going to class. It always calms me, and I love the way the sun comes through the windows.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Book Babes that is! We have been floundering from place to place since Burton's closed, but we have found a new home at this funky old place. We meet in the basement, and Ginger is our new waitress (or "stewardess," as she likes to call it). The room we met in is the same room I had an OSU Women's Basketball Banquet in 30 years ago this spring!!!! I even have a picture of me receiving my trophy (Scholar-Athlete Award) in front of the same mirrors that line the east side of the room. Nothing has changed in there in all those years, amazing.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I must admit. I took this early this morning, but it reflects what I did yesterday. I finished the Narrative of Frederick Douglass and started Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington. They are both on my Well-Educated Mind list, and the kids will start reading Frederick Douglass next week. Inspiring. Everyone should read them to understand our painful history. How appropriate that I would be reading this just days before the inauguration our first black president.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I looked down at the piles accumulating on our coffee table and laughed at all the things I am juggling in my life right now.
Left above: The History of US for homeschool history. Next to that is the corner of the American Literature Syllabus from which Paul was on the other side of the coffee table writing his "Puritan to Romantic" paper and bouncing ideas off of me. Thoreau's Walden and "Civil Disobedience" are on top of the history books and crying out to be read. :)
Left to Right below:
Discipleship Discussions class materials - I was typing up the last "Follow Up" Bible Studies that from Lorraine's notes she had written in the 50's - 70's in Japan.
Paper with phone numbers - Seems like I am always behind in calling people back on the phone!
Face to Face - My prayer book
Bible Book Club - We are going through the life of Job and Laura gave me a great book by John Piper with photography alond with the story! I am loving the daily discipline of writing about each chapter of the Bible!!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I love how Michael and Paul both make their own lunch. This is one of Michael's many creations.
(It was a beautiful day for picture taking with our long drive to Eugene, but I realized that I didn't bring the card to put in the digital. Oh well!)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
This Yellow-Backed Warbler hit our window on Thursday afternoon, and we were hoping that he was just stunned. He was still there Friday morning. We need to put something on our big front window so birds see that they can't fly through it. Sad. :(
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare." ~Kenko Yoshida
It is so fun to read my grandmother's ("Wardie") copy of Silas Marner with her notes and underlining inside.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
It is another year of Carol365, and I am determined to do a picture a day as opposed to doing 365 pictures over the whole year! I didn't pick up my camera for weeks at a time, and I didn't grow as a photographer. So, there is a reason for doing it everyday.
Here are my friends at the close of our New Year's Party. Love these women and women to be. I can't think of a better group of people in which to usher in the new year!
This is our umpteenth New Year's Eve at Teala's sorority house. The huge house gave kids lots of running room when they were little and hiding places for Hide and Go Seek. Now, we play games and have a blast. This is our sixth year with the Stewarts and first year with Sharon and Joanna!
Joanna and Tucker
Game Mania - The guys played Monopoly while the girls played WHOONU and Apples to Apples. A good time was had by all!