-Finished Lord of the Flies
-still reading History of the Wife
-still reading Heaven’s Song
-Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling
-Why we are made to bear children
-a lot of gardening books
But my reading (and my writing) kind of fell off last month. I don’t have a good reason. I’ve been watching a lot of TV which I hope to quite now that it’s summer.
I’ll be weeding, reading and writing.
At least that’s the plan.
Part of my plan is to join the Daughters of Isabella. I had never even heard of them until I read Sunday’s bulletin.
It’s the women’s auxillary to the Knights of Columbus. It’s just what I’ve been looking for.
I bet most of the women I see at daily Mass are a part of it. I’m especially excited because I never made it to the ‘youth group,’ and it never excited me that much anyway.
I just miss my old parish’s youth minister and activities.
I also have so exciting it’s nerdy plans about my garden.
I was washing the food processer and I realized I’ll be growing everything I need to make pico de gaillo.
You know, the diced tomato, pepper and onion mix. Like a salsa only not liquidy.
Which reminded me that I can make salsa, too!
And I already thought about pickels. Maybe some steamed tomatoes.
Pestos with fresh herbs!
I also plan to share the extra food I grow with everyone at work. Everyone loves tomatoes and cucumbers, right?
Also, I am not taking part in Jen’s quick takes this week because I don’t have anything nice to say… well, not something nice and important enough to warrant a blog post.
I’ll be back in it next week… I still haven’t shared my experience at a new church in San Diego!
Here’s the day-late list of what I read in March, online and in 3-D.
I will not admit to not scanning some of these articles.
Crossing the Most Dangerous Line: How some bioethicists undermine human value: http://www.apologeticalliance.com/blog/2013/03/03/bioethics-human-value/
Amazed by Wonder:
In Francis, the Catholic Church has a Pope for life:
If Atheists Exist, God Does Not?:
Cleaning up the engine room:
Pluralism, tolerance and the Gospel:
Theology of the Body for Beginners – Christopher West
Heaven’s Song – Christopher West (still in the process of finishing this)
The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson (this book was so fun to read)
Soon, my boyfriend and I are starting a “mini book club” with The Lord of the Flies.
We’ll see how that goes.
He doesn’t read as much as I do, so I might get ahead of him.
Process on researching and writing about women in the church is going well.
I have broadened it a lot, and I think I may try to publish it as a work of non-fiction.
I think that might be my sticking point in trying to submit to all these competitions. I just can’t get myself to sit down and write fiction, though reading and writing about women in the church is amazing. I could do it all day (and I do!).