Twas the last day of a golden summer...although, some of it was not very golden, but it was loverly all the same! :)
Tis fall. I love fall! The leaves turn and float softly to the ground...you wake early in the morning to find sweet white frost coating the earth outside and while walking with your dogs your breath lifts in puffy warm masses to the clear, cold blue sky above. Nature sings of winter time. I can understand why some people think of winter as an ugly death falling over their part of the world, but it is much too beautiful a time to be thought of as death. True, everything looks as though it has died, but underneath the snow laden earth, deep in their borrows of comfort and warmth, lie the new green blades of grass that will soon awake from long their long sleep.
But I am getting ahead of myself. Tis still fall! Something to be thankful for. :) I will not be saddened by summer's departure. I am ready for a new season, for new adventures that await! Whether they be exploring the vast surrounding prairies or discovering something new and exciting in the pages of God's word, I am ready for them! :)
Currently, I am studying I John. I've found it so lovely and so true that I go back and read the same chapter over again!
For school, Math is going well. Although I find myself understanding the lessons quite well, I still manage to get a B- on them! Oh, the joy! :D American History, is most indulging! Currently looking at the many explorers who became intrigued by the New World. A report on Francis Coronado is due on Tuesday next. An Anne of Green Gables unit study is terribly occupying! Anne is the most delightful friend from books I have ever known! :) Home EC. will be starting soon and amidst planning a wedding, there will be cooking, bread baking, learning to run a household, etc, all the things a wife and mother would do. :) One Year Adventure Novel writing course keeps me in stitches all day long! But it is very good for a beginning writer. And that is all at present for school!
I'm reading a number of books purely for the enjoyment of being able to read at all. :) Jane Austen's Emma, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, by P.L. Travers, and I'm not very far in Anne Holm's I Am David, but I love the book. After all these are finished, a dear friend sent me a book called The Sky is Falling Kit Pearson and I shall lapse into those pages. It looks very good and the main character captured my heart in the first chapter, which is all I have read at present! (How do authors do that, I should like to know?) When I am through with all of them, I do not know what I will do. I must read millions of books at a time otherwise I feel terribly lost withouth them! :)
But that is quite enough rambling for now! :) (I think speaking as the English do is so charming! Next time, if I dare, I'll try a post where I speak as a news boy in New York in the 1900's! If I dare!)
Thanks for stopping by today! :)
"My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:18
Sep 23, 2008
A Rambling for the day...
K.M. Updike writes young adult and historical fiction and has a frustrating fascination with fantasies that gets in the way a lot. She is the author of the young adult historical fiction novelette, The Life and Death of Terry Dodd. A lover of books and prairies, she lives with her five siblings and inspiring parents in the wilds of the Great Plains. Besides reading books and writing stories, she loves watching old movies and drinking tea in her basement room dubbed "Mole End."