An Update and The Saturday Morning Afternoon Daybook

25 June 2011

Yes, 'tis me, Elizabeth Rose. I will not blame you if you do not recognize the name and simply wish to continue reading posts by Miss RaquelBrianna, and Jo March. Truly, these ladies outdid themselves. I almost want to remain "incognito" for a while, just so I can read more posts by them. *sigh* I wish... :)

To condense a nearly week-long trip into a few words is hard. It takes an experienced writer, and one who is able to examine all that has occured in the past week and process it, turning up an amazing post that not only informs the reader but also makes them want more. But, since I do not posess such a talent, I will simply have to put it all in plain words. These past two weeks have been busy, sad, happy, extraordinary, and terrible all at once. Monday, June 13th, through Friday, June 17th, Bree and I took a dance camp at our studio. We were dancing 3 1/2 hours straight every day (that's 17 1/2 hours total), and it was hard. Each day was fun, but it was exausting, too. Ballet, pointe, jazz, and hip hop--all in less than four hours. And early Wednesday morning, we were informed that our grandfather went to be with Jesus. He was 92 years old, and we knew this day was coming soon, so it wasn't a surprise. He was a strong Believer, and we know he has gone to Heaven, but we weren't able to be there at his side when he died (our grandparents live several states away), and that is a bit sad. Then, Saturday through Thursday, we were traveling. 'Twas so nice to be able to get out of the house, have a bit of a break, and just enjoy everything that is beautiful in life. Unfortunately, I can't exactly show you everything that is beautiful in life; just as we were reaching our first destination (Thomas Jefferson's Monticello), the camera decided not to work. This was pretty frustrating, I must say. So, to make a long story short, I have no photos. :( 

But, it was still a lovely trip. We visited Monticello, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Mount Vernon, and (briefly) D.C. I would have given a prize to anyone who guessed one of our many stops, but I was thinking specifically of Williamsburg. So, it is with great pleasure that I announce the winner: Miss Jenny! She was the first person to guess my location. Congratulations, Jenny! You should receive your prize within the next few days.

To clear my head and organize my thoughts, I have decided to join my dear friend Jo in doing The Saturday Morning Daybook. This is my first time, so please give me grace. :)

Date... Saturday, 25 June 2011.
Starting time... 3:40 P.M. 
Mood... Content, thoughtful.
Outside my window... the sun is filtering through the leaves of the many trees in our front yard, and I can catch glimpses of puffy white clouds and a radiant blue sky between the green foliage. 
I'm thinking... nothing at the moment.
I'm currently reading... Watership Down by Richard Adams. It's rather slow going, and I often have to push myself to sit down and read it. I know, surprising, eh? :)
I'm listening to... Something in the Water by Brooke Fraser. I love that song. ♥ By the way, did you know Brooke was already married when she wrote this song to her husband? Isn't that just precious? It makes me love the song even more.
I'm wearing... a white, scoop-neck top with slightly puffed sleeves and my knee-length jean skirt. 
I'm looking forward to... finishing Watership Down (it's required summer reading for my tutorial) so I can start Les Miserables, Johnny Tremain, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 
I'm hoping... it doesn't take me all summer to read Watership Down (I'm only 120 pages into the 400+ page book). 
Yesterday, I... did some chores (it's amazing how quickly laundry piles up when you're away), read Little Women for the hundredth time (there's nothing like going back and re-reading good books), and caught up on all the e-mails and letter-writing I had missed while out of town.
I'm hungry for... not much; maybe an apple?
The song stuck inside my head is... It's rather difficult to have songs stuck in one's head when one is currently listening to another song: Crows and Locusts by Brooke Fraser. Yes, I'm in a Brooke Fraser mood. :)
I love... coming home after a long trip. "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." :)
I loathe... writing a post and accidentally deleting several paragraphs. :(
This week, my goal is... to send out my birthday thank-you notes. I don't have many, so it shouldn't take long.
Did I meet last week's goal?... This is my first time doing TSMD, so I didn't have a specific goal.
Ending time... 3:57 P.M. 

Have a good afternoon, ladies!

P.S. Please keep Emily and her family in your prayers right now. Her mom has cancer, and she is not doing well. Pray that her platelets will increase and that her kidneys will function properly. Thank you!

"For where two or three come together in My Name, there I am with them." ~Matthew 18:20 

3 epistles:

  1. I love daybooks - I haven't done mine in so long, but maybe I'll pick it back up over the summer.
    And keep persevering with Watership Down - I also found it kind of slow going at first, but once it picks up it's a gripping read. It's now one of my favorite books. :)


  2. Hi Lizzy,

    So glad to hear your trip went well! Although, I was sad to hear about your Mom's camera. All the pictures of our move and Nathaniel's birth were lost because of a bad camera so I know it is painful to loose all those memories.

    Glad to have you back. It was fun guest posting and reading the other guests posts, but LLL isn't the same without our sweet Lizzy.

    Love you,

  3. Oh, goodness! Thank you, Elizabeth. This is one of the first times my wild guessing has hit the mark.

    I want to chime in with Melody. Watership Down is a fantastic book, though lengthy and perhaps slow to start. I grew up watched the Warner Brothers' production of it, which is also fantastic - the novel was multifaceted, realistic, enthralling, and wildly new. Keep it up!

    "My chief told me to defend this run!"


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