Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The More Things Change....

The more they stay the same....
If things go much longer this way I may have to give up the blog entirely. I have so many things floating around inside my head, brewing and boiling, and yet rarely have time to sit down and write about them. Even now, as I'm writing this, there are other more pressing responsibilities that I'm ignoring. If I don't blog, I feel guilty, and if I do blog, I feel guilty. It's time to go somewhere and indulge in a primal scream.
I wrote that in September 2006 before we headed overseas. Here it is 3 1/2 years later and it's still the same story. I think I need a new approach---perhaps just blogging a little here and there about more mundane things, not thinking that I have to expound on a subject and sound smart all the time....


So here goes:


Today we're doing school as usual, and Caroline isn't feeling well.  I think it's allergies.  It's cloudy and rainy, which I'm sure people will complain about, but we need the rain after so many years of drought.  My scarlet amaryllis (which my friend Allison gave me for Christmas) is starting to bloom.  I'll post a picture of it when it does.  Later today I have piano students, and then tonight I have Women's Missionary Union, which should both be worthwhile endeavors.  I'm currently reading or re-reading several books:

Pride and Prejudice (teaching it in my AP Brit Lit course)
Frankenstein (will be teaching it in a couple of weeks)
Pontius Pilate (Christian historical fiction)
The Time Travelers Guide to the Medieval World (just for fun)
David Livingstone (YWAM biography)
The Bedside, Bathtub, & Armchair Companion to Jane Austen
Genesis, Mark, Job and Romans (reading through the Bible in a year using this resource)


So there you have it, all three of you who still read this blog!  More later today....

5 comments:

Sarah said...

good to see you alice! it looks like we still have a lot in common - especially theology! and no, i'm not stalking you. :)

Eagle Star Academy said...

Just so you know, I do check your blog quite frequently to see what may be new! I do understand the feeling guilty thing though, I am the same way when it comes to blogging.

Michael and Nicole said...

I love it.... It sounds like I will be very encouraged as always just to know that you are the strong, very busy, enlighting woman as alwasys. Keep writing whether or not it sounds like a deep thought to you it is always great to hear from you.

Lori said...

I LOVE YOU!!!! Back in Dec. I wrote my first blog entry. Since then, I have written hundreds more . . . but they only get as far am head. Why? Mostly for the reason you gave . . . because I feel the need to expound on something important. I'm not sure I want to sound smart, but I do want to help people. Maybe I want to sound smart? I follow your blog . . . pull it up every day. Keep being who you are, ok? I like that about you. You, are just you . . . something I can count on in a life full of surprises. It is very comforting.

Alice C. said...

So... I guess I'm in good company. Many of us are on here, blogging, but just not keeping up with it like others (my hubby, for one...he's a prolific blogger!) I'll just keep at it.