Friday, May 1, 2009

Oh yes. I still have a blog.

A week has slipped entirely by
Without me stopping to say hi.

That rhyme happened mostly by accident, and it's testament to where much of my week has been spent: with my nose in books (including poetry ones), beginning properly on my road to a bachelor degree. In a small way I was sort of terrified at the thought of studying after a massive break, and I wondered if I'd even known how all this stuff works. But so far, I am completely loving it. Lectures! Assignments! Set readings! Textbooks! Oh my.
My first week of term has also helped me decide on a minor. My major, creative writing, was always a firm choice. But what to minor in? So many options! Well, being a humanities degree through a Christian college, my core units focus on a smattering of most of the humanities subjects -- including theology and history. And the taste test I've had of the history units so far has convinced me that this would be an ideal complement to my major. So I'm ready to be immersed in the stories of God and humans throughout the centuries. It's exciting stuff!
This morning at dawn, my sister and I waved off half of our family as they flew away for a few weeks of pure winter in Tasmania. This big house feels rather lonely with just the two of us here, but we have Plans. Tomorrow, for example, an onslaught of girlfriends are coming for dinner and snacks and the delicious newest BBC Sense and Sensibility. Also tomorrow: shopping and a used bookfest. And in a few weeks, we're anticipating the visit of five sisters for some solid catch-up time. Girliness abounds!
What are your weekend plans? Tell me something awesome.
PS. Has anyone else noticed that there's so much love in the air it's turning slightly pink?


  1. Oh Sense and Sensibility! My family (being of course a high majority of females) absolutely loved that one! Watching it when it first came out, despite bad TV reception, was doubly fun because it was one of the only times we were actually "in" on a film when it first came out! I can still remember the weekend we first saw it. Mom and Dad were out of town and I (having recently proved myself a responsible driver) was in complete charge. We splurged by having pizza and icecream and watching an old Errol Flynn movie at Grandma's then came home, got ready for bed, and cuddled up to watch the first installment of Sense and Sensibility. We were in 7th heaven! It sounds like you should most certainly have a fabulous weekend!

    My weekend plans aren't quite so thrilling but still out of the norm, which is good. I am able to take off teaching and go to the beach with my family for the girls' biology field trip. I'm looking forward to that! (Not the biology part, the beach part;))

    Pink air? Are you speaking of romance? It does seem as though I know a lot of people getting married this year. I'm still fuming about not being able to go to a wedding because I'm accompaning a violin recital! (Annalisa is about thirty and previously experieced a courtship that didn't go as planned. She met her man on the east coast at a Vision Forum event. She's an inspiration to those in waiting! There's hope, Danielle!)

    So are you taking your college studies by correspondence or in a real classroom? I'm so happy to hear how things are working out for you and you are enjoying your studies!

    Sarah (the one who can't write short comments!)

  2. Hi Danielle,

    I was very excited when I saw you had written a new post and enjoyed reading it. Have the watched the newest "Sense and Sensibility" before? I would love to know what you think of it. "Sense and Sensibility" is my favourite Jane Austen book, and yet every movie I have watched that is based on it, isn't very accurate or well done. I would really like to watch the new one at some stage.

    We haven't any very exciting plans for this weekend , which was probabaly good as last night three of my family fell to a gastro bug. Isn't at all very pleasant, so hopefully, they are the only ones who get it.

    I'm hoping to go to the gym this morning and catch up on some sewing and scheduling for the rest of the day.

    Hope your weekend is lovely.
    Sending you lots of love,

  3. The First Rose -- (whose long comments I happen to adore); Oh, the beach!! How very lovely! Aw, and your friend's romance is so encouraging; I'm sad you can't be at her wedding :(.

    I'm taking my college classes by correspondence as the college is in South Australia. It actually works so well for me this way that I'm loving it!

    Tegan -- I LOVE the new Sense and Sensibility (except for about the first minute and a half, which we fast forwarded). I haven't finished the book yet, so I can't tell you how accurate it is, but I've heard others say it's quite spot on. If you watch it, you'll have to let me know what you think!

    Bravo you for going to the gym! And I hope everyone's feeling better now :).


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