Friday, September 3, 2010

WR Quick Takes Style

*1* We had a blast on vacation- swimming, hiking, eating, sleeping, sight-seeing. The Black Hills are one of the countries best kept secrets and truthfully we would rather be there than here. Not to mention the fact that it was fun to be 7 again. Seems like one week just washed the top layer of stress off from a year that has been steeped in it! Miss R said before she left that she wished we were closer (as do we!). She is off again to her world of apartment living, room-mates, work and school; this semester includes 2 jobs, 5 classes and 2 choirs.

Vacation viewing including several episodes of Season III of StarGate Atlantis (Ronin & Wier develop personalities- love that), The Green Zone (very PC but thought provoking), Wooster & Jeeves (brit com humor is so dry you need moisturizer!), Disney's Jungle Book, and more of the Cosby show (though Feche Boy has declared it degrading to men). Yes, a certain percentage of our brains are mush giving the over-dose of passive entertainment we've indulged in. I'm just gonna flow with it, casue I am on the verge of total crisis about our impending school start and since I don't drink, I figure cheesy entertainment is just as good a way as any to practice the fine art of escapism.

Reading "Pagan Christianity." It puts words to my disquiet. Viking Man and I have been discussing for months the ineffectiveness of the Christian church (as in where is the TRUE healing- not the medication driven or the sorta healed healing but the complete and effective healing that allows the lame to walk, the blind to see kind of healing) and much of the discussion of the book centers on how Constantine's legalization of the Christian faith watered it down to the point of day old mush by incorporating pagan practices.
I'd rather be reading fiction I'm eagerly awaiting the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, but I'm 66 on the library queue.
Got things sorted with the contractor to the satisfaction of everyone. Moving ahead with finishing the wood floors on the first floor, finishing first floor trim, putting in metal sills on the outside of windows. Still tons to do but at least we'll have one floor completely done.
We are almost done cleaning up what's left of our photos. There aren't many left and the process of sorting through more wet, moldy, discolored photos and family memories is not a winning combo imho. sniffle.
LifeLight Music Festival 2010 LifeLight Festival is this week-end and we are looking forward to 3 days of Rockin'Out, volunteering at the SD Family Policy Council Booth as well as fielding questions about a new classical start up college in the Hills.
KB signed up for College Plus this week; she is ready to get started and blast through a poli-sci degree. She is also practicing her "walk" daily and creating a "go-2" sheet for interview questions.

Hope over to Conversion Diaries for more Quick Takes and to check out Jen's new blog look.


Stephani said...

Just stopping by from Quick Takes! I love the title of your blog. It captured my attention right away! I'm sorr to hear about your photos. I'll have to read more to find out what happened, but I'm glad you were able to salvage some. I'm in the process of scanning the old ones that weren't taken digitally so that I can save copies of them electronically. Enjoyed stopping by your blog and plan to visit again!

Daisy said...

Wow, "Pagan Christianity" sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the rec.

Tonia said...

We're finishing up season 10 of Stargate and we've got Stargate Atlantis lined up next - looking forward to watching it! Looks like you had a fun break!

Karen said...

Your family is beautiful. Sounds like you had a terrific vacation.

Moonbeam said...

I'm so glad the vacation provided the rest you all needed and deserve.