Tuesday, September 02, 2003 AD Oh, Carmon, It's Bee-Yoo-Tee-Full! Carmon (actually, the note referenced the Friedrichs en masse) sent me this rather extravagant item for my birthday. I'd already received this delightful volume from Kelly, and devoured it this weekend. As is said on the cover, "It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster." Thank you so much, ladies!
Speaking of reading, I actually finished two other books this weekend, too: The Lord God Made Them All and The Legacy of Sovereign Joy. I'd started the former a few months ago, and put it down for a long stretch, then finally got back to it. There's just something about these stories that's so eminently sane. Perhaps because Herriot's character is so opposite my own -- he's hard-working and indefatigably cheerful whereas I'm impossibly lazy and entirely too prone to melancholy. The Piper I actually started a couple years ago. It contains brief bios of Augustine, Luther and Calvin. When I first started it, I read the intro (and wrote this hymn) and the bit on Augustine, but then moved on to other things. I wasn't as excited by the sections on Luther and Calvin -- the bit on Luther because I already knew a little about him and didn't learn a whole lot more; the bit on Calvin because I don't know much about him and didn't learn a whole lot more.
And speaking of my birthday, it was a marvelous one. My dear friend and favorite lurker, Joan, had invited me for dinner. She didn't tell me she was also inviting a contingent of other friends, so it was a bit of a surprise party. There were eight of us in all -- just the right number, and just the right folks to make a perfect party. Thanks Joan, Barbara, Jocelyn, Greg, Randall*, Carneal and Arlette*!
*For an extra bonus, I got to whup these two at Scrabble. ;-) Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9/02/2003 04:00:00 PM
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