Monday, February 8, 2010

A Damsel's Daybook X

A Damsel's Daybook

Outside my window. . . a typical hot, humid, summer morning. At least there is some cloud cover, so the sun is not so brutal as it sometimes is.

I am thinking about. . . Oliver Twist! I have finally reached the climax of the book. . . Bill Sykes is now dead, Monks is caught, and Fagin is about to be hanged. . . what a dark, violent book! As with all Dickens, however, there is always a glimmer of light in the midst of the darkness.

From the kitchen. . . nothing right now.

I am creating. . . a weird, totally useless crocheted thingummy out of  hideously-coloured cotton. Because I felt like crocheting something. . . 

I am reading. . . just finishing Oliver Twist, then I have 5 days in which to re-read Jane Eyre before book club on Saturday. AAAHHH!!

I am hearing. . . siblings playing outside, sparrows chirping their little heads off, cicadas ZZIZIZZZZing.

I am hoping. . . as I said above, to read Jane Eyre in 5 days.

I am planning. . . nothing. . .

I am wearing. . . one of my new tiered skirts, and a brown top. . .

Around the house. . . typical [home]school day - schoolwork, playing, talking. . .

My wish of the week. . . that I would grow as a person. How much can your character 'grow' in one week? One millimetre? How do you measure character, anyway?


Anonymous said...

Elise, I must say that your blog just makes me say "WOW".... lol It's wonderful! :) I've awarded you,


The Editrix said...

Thanks, Devany!! :-)

Rebekah said...

Wow! Jane Eyre in just five days?? Isn't that a LONG book?

I would love to read Oliver Twist... Maybe soon. Bleak House is good reading though! I was just reading that this week while I was playing nurse to a bunch of sick family members! :)

To the KING be all the glory!


"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

The Editrix said...

Rebekah - LOL. . . yes, it is a long-ish book, though nowhere near as long as most of Dickens' books (including Bleak House!). I don't think I'm going to make it, to be honest - but even if I only get through 1/2 - 1/3 of it, at least it will refresh my memory (I first read JE a year or two ago).

Autumn said...

Dear Elise,
Sorry about not commenting sooner on your wonderful post. I love reading your ADD posts on your blog they are so very interesting and remind me of myself a lot.
Hope you have a good week.

Alexandra said...

(hops up and down)

I want a Jane Eyre review when you're done...I want a Jane Eyre review when you're done...complete with film comparisons... ;-)