February 1, 2017

Two Books a Month - January Edition

That was a New Year's resolution.  Score for January.  Two books got from the library and tossed (I'm too old to read books that don't grab me in the first two chapters).  Two other books got and read fully (as below).  My ratings will be on a 1 to 10 scale.




My fiction selection is the, I dunno know, 13th, 14th or 15 in the Merrily Watkins series of slightly paranormal mysteries.  Rickman's dense prose always gives me a master class in description.  9 of 10.





This one took me three separate renewals to complete.  It was beautiful and spiritually informative.  Not for the spiritually disinclined.  Will read it again and again.  9 of 10


You ask yourself, "Will she ever rate something a 10?"  Well, we'll see.



January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

I know it will not be happy for everyone.  There will be challenges, discovery, disappointment and despair as well as joy and forgiveness.  But that is what every year is, isn't it?


I woke up this morning singing five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes from "Rent."  I knew right away I wasn't singing about last year as there were an extra 1440 minutes last year.  I knew I was thinking about the future.


I walked long and hard in the mild day and ended up finding a shiny penny, heads up.


I have never been sure if omens are real or just the things we use to prop ourselves up but since there is no harm in this omen I will accept it gratefully and try to place everything in perspective as it happens. 


I have chosen a motto for the year. 








It is one I will continually test and wonder if the philosophy of it will stick.