Sunday, July 22, 2012

Reading, Making, Seeing

Its been awhile since I've blogged a Joy Dare, so here's the next one on the list: 1) Something you're reading 2) Something you're making 3) Something you're seeing.

To tell ya the truth, I keep avoiding this one because I'm not sure where to go with it. The "reading" and "making" topics are easy...but...seeing? This sounds like it should be abstract. Like something I see....with my heart. Or some kind of important happening I see taking shape. Sorry, but I'm keeping it simple. Right now I see a blank space on my page with a blinking cursor, waiting for the right words to spell themselves out. I got nothin'...

Let's move on to what I'm reading, shall we? There are 2 books, currently. The first is called Come Back. Its written by a mother/daughter duo & based on the daughter's abuse and drug addiction. It's about "the mother and daughter's journey through hell & back," as the book cover says. It reeled me in at first because I tend to always pick up books about drug fascinates me. Basically, I've been reading this book since April and I can't seem to get through it. The part about rehab is dragging on. She keeps failing & having to repeat the steps....and...enough already! Wait- that's kind of like real life, isn't it?

I have one more chapter left and I can finally move on to my next book in line...To Dance With The White Dog. Maybe a bit more uplifting? I've had it for years, literally, probably 10 + years and for some reason never read it. I heard that some middle schoolers at Hesse had to read it for class so I figured I'd give it a shot. Let me know your thoughts if you've read it.

Book #2 I'm currently reading is called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Its the book from which the Joy Dare topics are created! The author is way deep and poetic. Its a lot to wrap my little brain around.

And last.... What You're Making.

Well, I have this idea. And it's to transform my mantle from this:

to this:

The coat of white paint will start tomorrow! So, summer project numero dos is Mantle Makeover. I think it's achievable.



  1. I can't wait to see your mantle makeover! I loved your kitchen one!
    1. I'm reading The Omnivore's Dilemma.
    2. I'm making a magnet wall for Vivian. (Did you know magnetic paint exists?)
    3. I'm seeing my garden grow!

    1. Aww you're so cute. I love when people play along!