Friday, January 30, 2009

Bible Light

Bible Light
I decided to change the Bible Book Club picture. Still not sure if I like it, but it will do for now.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Critical Thinking and Shy Boys

Niki rocks as a teacher of the high school kids in co-op. Some kids do not like getting their picture taken, and one of them is MINE!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sunshine in a Cup

Sunshine in a Cup, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I loved how the sun was hitting my new "sunshine" cup!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Message

A Message, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

The sun came through the window on Monday and illuminated this card in such a beautiful way. After sort of a sad Sunday, God light came through to me on a sunny Monday!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gaining Perspective

Gaining Perspective, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I was a little "down" on Sunday until I started gaining perspective while correcting reviews for the Perspectives class! It was a gift from God.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tea for Three

Tea for Three

It is Rachel's (middle) 40th birthday on Monday. Kim and I took her out for a lovely lunchtime tea to celebrate.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bible Book Club

Bible Book Club, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This is part of my day. I didn't get to my post until 10 p.m. tonight, but I am always glad when I can meditate on God's Word, reflect on what it says, and apply it to my life. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Healthy, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Attempting to get our veggies without having to always have salads. This was yummy for dinner.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Prayer of a President

The Prayer of a President

This picture was my favorite of the morning.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A New Haircut From Sherry

A New Haircut From Sherry, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

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

My Reading Room of Solace

My Reading Room of Solace

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

New Place for the Babes

New Place for the Babes

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

Slavery in America

Slavery in America, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

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

My Life in Piles

My Life in Piles, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

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

Michael's Masterpiece

Michael's Masterpiece, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

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

Victoria's Shades

Victoria's Shades

Couldn't even concentrate on my conversation with Laura today after Victoria put on her shades. Just had to snap a few.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Discipleship Discussions

Discipleship Discussions

Today was the beginning of a three week discussion on discipleship with a small group at my church. What a fabulous group of women. I think it will be very enjoyable.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Book Dames Book Club 2009 - Silas Marner

Book Dames Kicks Off 2009

Laura did a great job leading Silas Marner today

A Great Leader of Slias Marner

I loved the sunrise on the way

Sunrise on the way

Friday, January 9, 2009

Not Stunned After All

Not Stunned After All

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

Delayed Due to Bad Weather

Delayed Due to Bad Weather

We celebrated Ephiphany two days late this year. Happy 14th Day of Christmas!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mom and Dad Together on My Hand

Mom and Dad Together on My Hand

My mom's engagement ring, and the ring she made me from the diamonds in my dad's employment badges.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Finished with Silas Marner by George Eliot

Finished with Silas Marner, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.
This is a WONDERFUL BOOK. I heartily recommend it!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Alf's Hamburger in Lorraine's Hands

Posted via Pixelpipe.

I just loved the way the sun was hitting Lorraine's hamburger today. They took me to this old-fashioned hamburger stand with 1/4 lb burgers that are a carnivore's delight. I loved it!

Ginny and Lorraine at Alf's

Friday, January 2, 2009

Wardie's Book

An Old Book , originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

"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

2009 Begins with Dear Friends

2009 Starts with Dear Friends

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!

Carol365 2008 Slideshow

Happy New Year one and all! Here is 2008 in pictures. :)

New Year's Eve with Treasured Friends

What is a New Year's Eve without Dick?

What is a New Year's Eve without Dick?

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!

Happy Friends Together

Joanna and Tucker

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!

Game Mania