(Because I haven't put a picture of Avonlea up here in a while.)
- Keisha is blogging now. She's chronicling motherhood and Avonlea.
- I bought my PE CERM12 manual the other day. Truly defines what a tome is. According to Amazon, it weighs 6.7 lbs and is 1552 pages. I'd guess closer to 10 lbs and 1600 pages. I'm already dreading the studying it's going to take to pass that darned test in October.
- Oddly enough, this does not count as a book purchase for my 2012 Manifesto, as it's not really a book to read, per se, but a book for work. Kind of.
- February is here and I'm making headway with my TBR. I've been doing a lot of comic book reading, but also quite a bit of STAR WARS novella work, too. All have been quick, fluffy reads. I should probably break that up for when I start The Brothers Karamazov, but I doubt that'll happen.
- Anyone else use freegal through the library or Noisetrade? I've been getting a lot of top-quality, free songs of late.
- I was asked to play guitar for a little concert at a coffee shop this Saturday night. Makes me a little nervy playing in public like that. I said sure, cause I just like setting challenges for myself and rising up and above mediocrity. Being out of my comfort zone is getting easier and easier in some areas...
- Last Saturday we had a most amazing night of worship. A few weeks ago we were talking about things to do to become a more biblical church*. Worship is a lifestyle, and praising God should not be confined to only Sunday mornings. So we created WORSHIP 8:03. Our goal was to create an environment solely dedicated to worshiping God however you wanted. My part was playing guitar and helping lead worship on stage. We had 30-40 show up. There was an open communion. I think it's safe to say that there was a general spirit of unity and worship among us there. I know I loved it, just praising my Creator and Savior, thanking Him for His love and mercy. It was much needed. In fact, we're already planning our next one for March.
- I was contacted about having one of my reviews used for promotional purposes. I said yes, and if it goes any farther, I'm sure I'll put it up here. Until then, I'll just stay hush-hush about which book.
- Omelets are without a doubt the best breakfast food. Thankfully, Art of Manliness has put up a new article on how to make better omelets. (Sometimes mine are great, sometimes they look like a cat threw up in a skillet.) This is a companion to their most excellent "How to Make Better Eggs" post from a few months back.
- I finished reading my chronological bible reading plan yesterday. Took eleven months. Here's the new one I'm starting tomorrow.
- Much more going on, but I'll just keep all that quiet for now.
*Yes, I realize that "church" in this sense goes directly against my principles. Nevertheless, it's another example of an English word that has multiple meanings and falls apart under minor scrutiny. In general, whenever I mean the "church" as the bride of Christ and a unified, global body, I prefer to write "Church." Whenever I mean a localized, unified body, I again prefer "Church." When I mean the building where the Church goes to, this I refer to as "church."