Heading out of town for a few days….

Time to visit home for the long weekend, it has been quite some time since I’ve seen my Mother, and it will be good to see my sister (we were able to spend time together earlier this year, but it was in the context of a funeral).

Also time for my mountain fix ūüôā This image is from home – while the photo is from the National Park Service (Great Smokey Mountain National Park), I can get to the park by a mere 20-minute drive from my sister’s house. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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Issues with Comments

It does not seem to happen often, but it DOES happen. From time to time someone leaves a comment on this blog that seems to wind up being “attached” to a much earlier post. The post is generally months back so it is not like the person accidently commented on the post right before the post they intended to.

¬†This has happened to at least three people on this blog, and when this happens I do not have the ability to move the comment. In at least one case this has caused me to delete a person’s¬† comment. I did not recognise his name, or email address, and the comment made no logical sense in relation to any of my posts – so I deleted it.

 So if something like this happens again, please just repost your comment. I do get notification from the blog when there is a post awaiting approval, so unless I am out of town I do get to them pretty quickly.

¬†This is the end of this housekeeping post, you may return to your regularly scheduled blog ūüôā

Blog rating

Wheww, I guess we can all sleep tonight knowing that my blog has a G rating. The interesting thing is that it drew to my attention that the word ‘death’ appears in my blog no less than three times!

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Cribbed from Meg – again :)


You Are a Blue Crayon
                             

Your world is colored in calm, understated, deep colors.
You are a loyal person, and the truest friend anyone could hope to find.
On the inside, you tend to be emotional and even a bit moody.
However, you know that people depend on you. So you put on a strong front.Your color wheel opposite is orange. Orange people may be opinionated, but you feel they lack the depth to truly understand what they’re saying.

What Color Crayon Are You?

Ponderings, Mysteries, and Cats

This has been a very full, and quick summer, not all of which I am comfortable to post about on the internet. There is this dynamic between blogging (assuming that what I do here remotely resembles that activity), and separating out those things best left private. Makes things interesting ūüėČ

Between work, and marketing my fledgling book indexing business, there is little time to do needlework these days outside of Feast Days and Sundays. That is kind of sad, but the business is for a very good reason, so I really am not complaining in the least. If I could only learn how to go without sleep but, alas, it seems that I am just a human who simply MUST sleep from time to time. If I could just persuade my body that it could get by with, say, 1 hour sleep each night, or just sleep every other night,¬†that would be wonderful – but of course – it doesn’t work that way. Especially when you are (mumble mumble) years old.

At one time I used to be addicted to mysteries – I think it is something genetic from my mother. Anyway, at some point I decided I liked the mental junk food called “The Cat Who…” series. Not heavy¬†by ANY stretch of the imagination,¬†not particularly dark other than the fact that someone was always murdered, colorful characters, overly intelligent yet cute cats, and something you forgot about 3 minutes after finishing the book. Mental¬†cotton candy¬†that was good when you were too tired to read anything else and required no effort at all. A very forgetable “vacation” to an improbable town.

¬†I was at the library yesterday and noted that there was yet another one in this VERY long series, and as I hadn’t read one in a couple of years, I thought “why not?”, and checked it out. I finished it this evening and one of two things have happened:

1. I have lost my taste for mental taffy, or
2. The author REALLY needs to hang it up because she has milked the series for all it is worth, or
3. Both at the same time (I only finished it because I hate not finishing a book)

The book was awful. I think even the characters are tired of the series, it has become a trite also-ran and that is kind of sad.

I haven’t read much fiction in recent years – and I’ve¬†been disappointed every single time that I have tried – when it wasn’t a classic. There seems to be a lesson there ūüôā In the end, I really don’t have much time for leisure reading either –¬†or else my idea of “leisure” reading has changed.¬†I suspect that may¬†be closer to the truth.

Perhaps THIS book, rather than THIS one? How about THIS one?

One thing IS true, regardless of my old love for mysteries, I’ve learned that when I read more than one in a very great while – they depress me. My priest tells me that this is because – regardless of how fun it can be to try and solve a serious mystery, (as opposed to the aforementioned¬†mental¬†candy bar), there is a real darkness at the heart of them. Someone is murdered, lives are broken,¬†fell deeds are contemplated and done. My priest is a very wise man indeed.¬†¬†

Death in a Two-Storey Universe

Fr. Stephen has a wonderful post about Death in a Two-Storey Universe – check it out! It is certainly worth reading and pondering.

Yes, it has been quite some time since my last post, but life is so full right now and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down much. This is not a bad thing ūüôā I will post more as I can. Perhaps even some pictures of a new chalice cover soon!