Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

a typical day in the life of...

Josh has been out of town for the past few days. During this time, the boy and I have been hanging out together. A lot. (As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure he's glad his dad will be back tonight. ) Regardless, today was my day off and coincidentally, Jonathan didn't have any classes. So guess what? We spent the day together. (Just what any 18 year old wants to do!) We went with Jessi to the Speed Art Museum this morning. While the Speed is a "smallish" museum, it has several things that I love. The English Room is one of my favorites and I am absolutely fascinated by the things in the tapestry room. My favorite thing today was the George Grey Barnard sculpture of The Prodigal Son. Magnificent in detail, you could feel the fathers emotion at the return of his beloved son. Beautiful stuff.

Currently (besides counting the hours til dad gets home and he can turn me over to his father,) we are watching a Jurassic Park marathon. Well, we are mostly watching. I tend to leave the room whenever anyone is going to get eaten. Which means I leave the room a lot. However, when I am not covering my eyes and ears or "going to fold laundry", we've been discussing the various improbabilities in the movies and what we might do differently if we were currently being stalked by ravenous carnivores. Needless to say, step one would be never to go to an island where dinosaurs roam free. appears that the latest victim is truly dino dinner so I guess it's time for me to head back to the movie. I hope you are enjoying whatever this evening brings your way!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Power to Move Mountains

My nephew has spent the better part of a year putting together a photographic study and documentary on mountaintop removal for The National Geographic Society. He's put some glorious examples of God's handiwork and some not so glorious glimpses of man's work here. As he puts it on his website, "This project does not seek to condemn those involved in the mining... it only seeks to promote wise stewardship of this planet so that its incredible resources are available for future generations. Questions are asked, sociological and ecological issues are addressed, possible solutions and alternatives are considered, and Appalachia is showcased in all of its pristine glory." The documentary will be out in January and I can't wait to see it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

cornbread, anyone?

cornbread Pictures, Images and Photos

My husband says he's pretty sure God invented biscuits so there would be no need for cornbread. Needless to say, I heartily disagree. I have know idea where he gets these ideas...