Being newly introduced to and involved in a Unitarian Universalist church, I found this introduction to be helpful and insightful. I have read some bad reviews of it and to be honest, I’m a little surprised. I enjoyed it and I know I will reference it again (which is why I bought it instead of just getting it from my local library – which surprisingly enough does have a copy). Finishing the book makes me regret not highlighting as I went along (something I literally have not done since I studied the Bible over 10 years ago). I am a strong believer in a healthy respect for books by not underlining, dogearing, etc. but this is one of those you know you want to reference quickly in future, so I just may do it next time.
Finally finished one of those slow-mo projects. A scarf for my sister…who’s birthday we are celebrating at Thanksgiving (procrastinate much?)
After some encouragement at a Sustainable Gifts class, Derek and I decided to try our hand at candle-making this week. Now admittedly we didn’t go all out “sustainable” here; we used paraffin wax despite the claims of environmental doom. But hey, for the first time why waste tons of money. Plus we did recycle some wax, so that balanced it out 😉 I went hunting at the thrift store for some awesome suitable containers.
Sorry for the crappy pics. Better next time, I promise 🙂
So, as silly as it may be to start a gardening adventure just as winter is slowly creeping in, we did it! I am enjoying it and really hope to persevere this time. The last time we had big plans and dreams and a big failure to go along with it. This time we are just cramming plants into every little space we can find and hoping for the best. A garden is sort of a metaphor for life…you plant it and tend it and hope for the best. There are days when you ignore it and a big green caterpillar chops down one of your corn; other days you check it constantly and still don’t succeed. But (and this is the big but!) when you see that first little flower or bean emerge, it is worth all the ups and downs. So I challenge you to plant a seed and just go with the flow.
I don’t know why I let this book sit on my shelf for so long! A fantastic read about the relationship of two very different sisters (I could relate in so many ways). Set in Kentucky in the 60’s it addresses social issues, such as the Vietnam war and strip mining. It’s also a very spiritual book.
I personally am always a fan of stories set in this time and place. If you are too (and you have a sister who is very different from you, but you’d still give your life for), this book is a good choice for you.