It’s time for our Sunday morning chat. On Sundays I ramble about what’s been going on, what I and the rest of the family have been reading and watching, what I’ve been writing, and some weeks I share what I am listening to.
What I/we’ve been Reading
I have started my annual reading for Shepherd’s Abiding by Jan Karon. I love this sweet story about Father Timothy Kavanaugh who finds a nativity set that he wants to repaint and fix up for his beloved wife Cynthia. Sigh. It’s just such a sweet story.
(If you haven’t read Mitford before, Father Tim is Episcopalian so he is allowed to marry. *wink*)
I am also continuing with the Father Brown Collection by G.K. Chesteron, which is a collection of short stories. I’m a mood reader so I read a story and then switch to a different book for a bit.
I’ve also started Love and A Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray and am enjoying it so far. It’s about a woman who has taken a job at a church but doesn’t feel she belongs there. It is the first book in a three book series.
At night I have been reading Paddington Races Ahead with Little Miss.
I am also reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain off and on during the week with The Boy, who is reading it for school.
The Husband is reading…. Oops. I forgot to ask before I scheduled this and he’s already asleep.
What’s Been Occurring
I rambled about what has been occurring on a post from Friday and not much more has happened since then. In that post, I shared that we had our first official snowfall earlier in the week, only a couple of days after it was in the low 70s. Last night we had more snow, but only about an inch and a half.
This week we are looking forward to celebrating The Husband’s birthday by attending a festival of lights display about 45 minutes from us and then a quiet Thanksgiving with my parents. We are also looking to five days off from school since the kids seemed to be burned out on lessons. Yes, already burned out. This early in the school year.
What We watched/are Watching
The Husband and I watched two Charles Bronson films this week: Mr. Majestyk and Red Sun. They were both very good. Red Sun featured a bit of female nudity that we weren’t expecting and Mr. Majestyk featured swearing that was tame compared to the movies of today but still swearing. That’s just a disclaimer for anyone who is sensitive to those aspects of movies.
I also watched two Hallmark Christmas movies. Sign, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas made me cry and Trading Christmas made me smile. I own Trading Christmas because it is just a light movie I enjoy watching. Both are on Amazon.
I also watched The Christmas Carol Goes Wrong for the ‘Tis The Season Cinema feature with Erin from Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs.
This week Erin and I will be watching White Christmas and posting our impression of it on Saturday. Please feel free to join us and post your impressions as well.
What I’m Writing
I’ve started writing a new book while I am editing Shores of Mercy, but I am not ready to share it yet and not sure I will share it on the blog or not this time. It’s going to be different than my previous books, in some ways, and it is not part of The Spencer Valley Chronicles, or any series. I can tell you that the main character is male, over the age of 50, and it will be one point of view, third person. I’ll keep all of you updated.
This week on the blog I shared:
A Chat and a Cup of Tea or Something Warm
‘Tis The Season Cinema: A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong
Special Fiction … Wednesday? Mercy’s Shore Final Chapters
Educationally Speaking: Fall Homeschool Update
What I’m Listening To
While I am watching Christmas movies early, I haven’t yet started Christmas music and won’t do that until December, most likely. When I do it will be the Michaels – Smith and Buble.
I found a Youtube video of worship music being played on a guitar that I’ve been listening to while I write.
Now it’s your turn
Now it’s your turn. What have you been doing, watching, reading, listening to or writing? Let me know in the comments.
4 thoughts on “Sunday Bookends: Snow returns, Charles Bronson movies and fathers in my reading”
I would love a little snow now and then. Beautiful photos as always. We have been trying to clean up the mess in our garden from the summer Monsoons. Finally, it has cooled off enough for us to get out there to do that.
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I’m sure that will be a challenge! Glad it has cooled off some.
I’ve read some of Jan Karon’s Father Tim books – they are very sweet. Right now, I’m not reading much or watching anything as I’m trying to get everything ready for our family to arrive for Thanksgiving. The out of state ones are zooming in late Tuesday night. All will be here until Sunday after church. So…that means not only must this Mama/Nana prepare menus for 3 meals a day for 4 1/2 days, but also some fun activities as well. I’ve got my lists all made and am checking things off so almost there! Then I will collapse on Monday! Oh, any by the way, Christmas music by both Michaels? Great choice!!!
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I am so glad you were able to have family over! Yeah! Yes, you are going to collapse on Monday but it’s going to be worth it!!!