Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daybook #9

Outside my window it's dark and grey and actually really, really cold. I didn't know Queensland does cold.

I have been listening to Lecrae's Rehab, and I keep going to make a big post raving about how good this album is -- and maybe I still will. But for now, let me just say that it's excellent. I've been ridiculously reticent to confess that I actually like hip hop and rap, but this guy's music is forcing me out of the closet. So good. So Scripture-soaked. So worshipful. I'm loving it.

I have been wearing tights and boots and cardigans and dangly earrings.

I am thankful for my four-week-old niece's sudden discovery that she can smile -- and how. Seriously, what a cute little imp! Her cheeks puff out and her eyes turn into these adorable little half-moons. SO CUTE.

I am pondering how best to arrange maximum stuff in minimum space.

I am reading Oh Me of Little Faith by Jason Boyett. In word: excellent. I'm only part way through, but I could have written the personal anecdotes myself. I love how the author is very real about his doubts and overthinkyness in regards to Christianity. He's honest, but he doesn't kill hope. It's doubt without the despair, candour with faithfulness, always pointing back to the truth. We need more books like this.

I am creating letters. Actually, I'm writing letters, but it's been so long since I last sat down to write mail, on actual paper, by hand, that it feels akin to a work of artistic creation. (I'm odd).

I am looking forward to hanging out with my down-south niece and nephew next week. I hate leaving home, but I like being with them :). There will be crafts and cooking and reading and cold toes, I am sure.

A picture-thought I'm sharing is nothing special to look at, but it's from last weekend's local folk festival. A printmaker had set up a little workshop which was open to anybody who wanted to go and make prints of leaves and feathers. Favourite.

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Laura Elizabeth -- I'm so happy you'll be playing along! Your theme's awesome (I think I already said that). Starting this weekend -- how does that sound?

Caitlin -- indeed! :D

Samantha R -- I'm so excited we're doing this together!

Asea -- I'm anti-chemicals so I'm thinking henna. I really need to do some research! Aw, I would love to hit the op shops with you. We'd have so much fun :).

Rebecca -- ooh, I would love someone to do the dye job for me! Although I'm shy about my hair, one of the main reasons I end up doing everything to it myself (that, and saving the money otherwise spent on hairdressers).


  1. Tights and boots are surely the best things about Winter! I dislike the cold intensely, but it's so much fun to wear lovely warm boots and the most interesting tights or stockings you can find.

  2. Oooh, did you make a leaf print? I love leaf prints - maple are my favorite. :-)

    Last week I visited Albrecht Durer's house in Nuremberg, and there was a woman doing copperplate engraving there in the old style. It was so cool! It totally made me want to try it. :-)

    p.s. I sent you another package last time I was in Finland, so it should show up at The Housie sometime in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully. L:-)

  3. Brr, stay warm!!

    You have me intrigued with Rebab... shall have to look into it!

    Aww, how cute that your niece is smiling now!! Adorable, I'm sure.

    have fun creating and writing!

  4. How FREEZING is it here right now?!?!?! I actually went to work early yesterday so I could get into my car and crank the heating.

    Baby news is so cute. Baby smiles are the best!!

    Ooh, ok, we'll start on the weekend. I'm doing semi-fun stuff this weekend so should have my first photo done soon :)


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