Baby said to me last night-"I don't want to sleep". I gave in at 10pm and let him come and watch some Olympics in the living room. He thanked me by falling asleep at 1am. Silly boy.
I'm thinking about a new idea for Lent. I think almost everything I eat contains some type of white in it. I can give up white bread easily, it's just all the other stuff. I'm thinking that I need a doughnut and a hot chocolate. Or some fries and a sundae from McDs. Don't know which one I'll get yet, but one is certainly in order.
I'm bored of all the filler on the "Olympic Networks". Just show events and put on real programs in the interm. You are boring me with all this jibber-jabber. Boo-hoo, Canada hasn't "owned" the podium. I'm fine with how we're doing so far- I couldn't do any of these sports so whatever. They're doing better then me.
Today, however, I get a gold medal in mothering. I fed my child Pea Soup. He cried. I squeezed some through his pursed lips because I was sure he'd like the second bite. Full body shivers and bigger tears. Please NO MORE MOMMY! I love Pea Soup. Seriously. We'll be trying that one again.
Again, I was incredibly blessed to receive two novels from WaterBrook Multnomah.
The first novel is by an author that I have ADORED since I was a teenager. Robin Jones Gunn really helped shaped my love for novels with her Christy Miller series. I am certain that I read every single novel that she published from that series, and a few from her Sierra Jensen series, and certainly, all of them, more then once.
Her latest offering is a novel for adults entitled "Secrets". Gunn weaves a tale similar to those in her Christy Miller series- using unlikely romance, a searching main character, supportive & prayerful friends, and a circumstance that only faith in God can overcome.
While not an overly challenging plot, Gunn creates characters that resonate on numerous levels and a story that captivates your imagination. So much that I, in fact, stayed up well past 2 am because I could not put it down. "Secrets" is the first book in the Glenbrooke Series and you can rest assured that I will be purchasing the rest of this series!!
If you are a fan of plain old good writing, heartwarming, positive and encouraging writing, then "Secrets" by Robin Jones Gunn is for you.
"The Golden Cross" by Angela Elwell Hunt is a historical fiction novel revolving around Aidan O'Connor, who seeks to escape her life in the slums using her artistic ability as a catalyst.
Although I was unfamiliar with Hunt's writing, and not generally a fan of this genre, I was captivated by the intricacies of the characters and the personal connection I felt with the plot and it's weaves and bobs. This book is thick with adventure, romance, ups and downs. Through it all Aidan is forced to hope in the Lord and believe in that which she can't see or understand.
In all honesty, I had a hard time starting this book. It is the second book in a series, The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor, and I felt like I might be missing some back story. However, as I hit the third chapter, I was hooked and, again, stayed up way too late trying to squeeze in the last few chapters just to know how the story would pan out. Hunt has a way of making you care about what happens to the main character and allowing just enough romance and adventure to keep you wanting more.
For further information on either "Secrets" or "The Golden Cross" please visit this link.