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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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A + A Friday!

  • Starting a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, and the first day's assignment is to draw yourself. . . And so you do, trying for a more realistic version than usual.  You show the masterpiece to a sister and ask rather cheerfully, "Does it look like me?" She looks at it, makes a face she thinks you didn't see, and eventually nods a "yes."  But you immediately think:

  • Trying something new for lunch for yourself, thinking it's gonna be delicious, and yet it resulted in not so good. . .
  • Leaving a pen uncapped by your arm while you are typing and coming away with little marks all over.
  • Sitting by your little brother at the kitchen counter and nearly falling off the stool while doing. . . nothing.  Yep, it happened.  You can ask him.  And my dad.  And probably a sister or two.  *cough*
  • Watching the newest VeggieTales film, Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier, last night.  It's kinda like Star Wars and Star Trek all jumbled together.  It was cute, but a little goofy.  I laughed a good bit, if that tells you anything.  :]  Oh, and Archibald the Asparagus makes a brief appearance as Dr. Who.  O_o  That threw me for a spin!  Never once expected to see that kind of cameo in VeggieTales! 
  • Laughing when a hiccup or sneeze sneaks up on you.  What?  This doesn't happen to anyone else??

  • Estate sales!  And great bargains!  I bought a GOOD tripod for my camera for $10!!! (The box had the original price listed as $137.66)  I also got an antique game PIT for $1 and a set of drink coasters that look like little wooden books for $1 as well.  :]
  • Finding new thrift shop websites like!  Great prices, and you can send in clothes you don't want, as long as they are brands they accept, and get credit.
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now in theaters!!!  Hope we can see it soon. . . *-*
  • John Waller's song "Orphan."  So beautiful. 
  • Going to see a field-full of trout lilies in a neighbors' farm.  Hundreds of them! all spread throughout a patch of woods in their field.  
  • Finishing a new book, that I LOVED, and starting another! (Around the World in 80 Days)

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