Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The story...

Picture from Hometown
Yesterday was ENT day! My daughter wasn’t miraculously healed that day, unfortunately, but the doctor we saw was still wonderful and I left there feeling better about things. She put my daughter on a different medicine and we have to go back in two weeks. It sounds a lot like what we have been doing the last couple months! But this time, it’s not the same old doctor going, "I think this and I think that"…at least this doctor KNOWS what’s going on and what to do next. THANK GOODNESS!
I’ve seriously slacked in my journal lately, and so, I thought I’d write this:
This is what I do:
  1. I’m a single mom, to a beautiful 12-year old daughter. I don’t usually talk much, unless someone asks about her, and then it’s like a fountain (you know, PLEASE shut me up!)…so that everyone who knows me knows everything about her…
  2. I work full-time…Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (or 9:15 to 5:45, really just when I happen to manage to make it in)…in the international brokerage accounting department of a really big package delivery service.
  3. I’m a perpetual student…I’m taking one class this semester, ‘Radical Fiction’, with a bunch of really young, good-looking kids…I don’t know when I started getting older than my classmates...It’s a little depressing…
  4. I’m an Awana leader Sunday nights…I love it…
  5. Okay, now I’m bored, I was going to go on about the nights I work out at the Y, and being D’s girlfriend, and a ‘Cats fan, and a reader…I also apparently have a short attention span because I just can’t stick with this list anymore!
So, what to do, when you’re inspired to write an entry, and then get bored with it? It reminds me of when I saw Metallica in concert a few years ago…they started singing "Shortest Straw" and were at least a third of the way through the song when James Hetfield just stopped and said…"I’m bored."
Did I have a point? I think we’re back to that attention span thing again…
And so now, because I really miss writing here but I can’t get my mind to focus on a proper entry, here is the list of paperbacks I have in the little bookcase by my bed (how many bookshelves and bookcases do I have? I can’t count them all…this little one is the smallest and cutest…):
Okay, there a few videotapes in the shelf, too, because they are conveniently almost the same size as paperbacks, yay! We’ve got:
  1. 11 recorded videotapes worth of ‘Angel’, season 5…(I’ve got to hang on to them until it comes out on DVD J …)
  2. UK v. U of L December 2004 (college basketball for those not in the know…I record most games, and keep them forever and ever if they turn out as wonderful as this one did…)
  3. Movies: For Love of the Game, Reality Bites, Dazed and Confused…
(Not all, but certainly a lot of my favorite books are on this bookshelf, which is why it’s close to my bed…)
  • Ender’s Game
  • by Orson Scott Card (The BEST BOOK EVER always goes to the top of the list…)
  • Ender’s Shadow
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Shadow of the Hegemon
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Shadow Puppets
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Speaker for the Dead
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Xenocide
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Children of the Mind
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Seventh Son
  • , Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, Alvin Journeyman, Heartfire, and Crystal City by Orson Scott Card
  • The Memory of Earth
  • , The Call of Earth, The Ships of Earth, Earthfall, and Earthborn, by Orson Scott Card
  • The Abyss
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • The Worthing Saga
  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Pastwatch: The Redemption of Chistopher Columbus
  • by Orson Scott Card (OKAY, the advertisement for OSC is over now, back to regularly scheduled programming…)
  • God Game
  • by Andrew M. Greeley
  • For the Roses
  • by Julie Garwood (I'm pretty sure this is the best historical romance novel I've ever read. And trust me, I've read...um...most of them!)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • by Rebecca Wells
  • Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married
  • by Marian Keyes
  • Watermelon
  • , Rachel’s Holiday, and Angels by Marian Keyes
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • , Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, and The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  • Good Omens
  • by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  • Neverwhere
  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Stardust
  • by Neil Gaiman (Okay, another commercial, this one for Neil Gaiman…all of his other books, as well as the Sandman graphic novels, are in hardback on another bookshelf…)
  • The Prophet
  • by Kahlil Gibran
  • Persuasion
  • by Jane Austen
  • The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
  • by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
  • Ultimate Pocket World Factfile
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution of the United States of America
  • The Hobbit
  • , The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Webster’s New World Dictionary
  • Cassell’s New Compact German Dictionary
  • Harper Collins Spanish Dictionary
  • The Natural Remedy Bible
  • by John Lust, N.D. and Michael Tierra, C.A., O.M.D.
  • Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • by Donald Zochert (Laura’s actual books are on a different bookshelf…but this is a great biography of her life from an outsider’s view. I’m going to write sometime of my visit in June 2000 to De Smet, SD, and Walnut Grove, MN, where she grew up…it was a dream come true for me!)
  • Leap of Faith: An Astronaut’s Journey Into the Unknown
  • by Gordon Cooper
  • Apollo 13
  • by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger
  • Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8
  • by Robert Zimmerman
  • The Steel Albatross
  • by Scott Carpenter
  • Jupiter
  • by Ben Bova
  • Moonwar
  • by Ben Bova
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Earthlight
  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Dolphin Island
  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Our Town
  • by Thornton Wilder
  • The Outsiders
  • by S.E. Hinton
    Okay!  Now that I've had my fun, I have to go put some eardrops in my daughter's ear now.  Story of my life...
    Good night.