This Friday I’m sharing a more personal post. I’m excited to pull back the curtain, and show you what I’ve been up to in my personal life. Thanks to Leigh Kramer for hosting this awesome link-up!
This is so funny! Not everything I read makes it to the blog. While I review time-management, self-improvement, and Catholic mom books, I’m also a huge sci-fi reader. So here’s a no-reservations look at everything I read in May.
New to me:
- Drums of Autumn
- Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World
- Will It Fly?
- The Power of Habit
- The 5 AM Miracle
- Everyday Sacrament
- To Ride Pegasus
- Pegasus in Flight
- Pegasus in Space
- The Rowan
- Damia’s Children
- Ender’s Shadow
- Shadow of the Hegemon
Whew. 14 books is a lot, even for me. Drums of Autumn alone is almost 900 pages. But the majority of the books I read were well-loved sci-fi paperbacks. In my experience, It’s easier to revisit a novel than read a new-to-you nonfic.
Chopped – a fast-paced cooking competition on Food Network. Professional chefs are given baskets of strange ingredients, and challenged to create delicious dishes in only 30 minutes. My husband and I play from home, suggesting our own recipes and critiquing the competitors dishes.
Dinosaur Train – Yes, this is ostensibly a children’s show. But you’re never too old for good storytelling and adventure! The show uses the scientific names for all prehistoric creatures, and introduces children to the scientific method. The main character’s catchphrase is “I have a hypothesis! An idea you can test.” How cute is that?
Children enjoy the songs and trains. Adults will appreciate the family-centered stories (Siblings who actually like each other! A rarity on TV), positive views on adoption, and real paleontology.
Sanctus Electronimus by Priests of Beat – We picked up this CD at the 2016 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Most of the songs are canticles, that is Biblical texts set to music. Instead of chant, or the soft-rock-acoustic feel so prevalent in Christian music, Priests of Beat are an electronica group. My favorite song right now is “I Will Go Home,” the parable of the prodigal son.
The heat has definitely hit the Gulf coast. I spend as much time as possible in our community pool. We have a family history of skin cancers on both sides, so we take sun safety very seriously. Our whole family wears UPF 50+ rash guards.
J’s swim set is Circo by Target, since he’ll grow out of it each year. My swim shirt is Aqua Design from Amazon. It’s a little expensive, but the quality is top-notch. This should last me a few years at least.
Now it’s your turn! Tell me what you’ve been into in May. I love reading the comments 🙂