Thursday, October 14, 2010

And now for The October Post


Remember when I blogged more than once a month? Yeah, me neither.

So here is Simeon. He is 3 months now.



He's chunking up. As all Bobbitt/Rives babies are wont to do.




I feel like I should write more. So let's see what happens...

Did you know Blue (the one with the Clues) is a girl? I did not. I saw a cute Blue costume at a consignment store today and it was just Jude's size. They have recently discovered Blue's Clues thanks to Netflix and really like it. So I asked Jude if he wanted to be Blue, and of course, he did. And then Asher said, "And I can be Steve because he takes care of Blue!" Deal Sealed. Coordinating costumes (which is imperative)and thoughtfulness (which is rare.) But then I dicovered Blue is female. Please don't tell Jude. Or Kris.

But now that I think about it, Asher was a fireman last year and Jude was his dalmation. This will probably come up in therapy one day.

I read an incredible book recently--Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl by N.D. Wilson (son of Doug Wilson.) He places his writing in the genre of "creative non-fiction" and his style really resonated with me. First of all, he is, as a friend of mine put it, "dripping with sarcasm." But since sarcasm happens to be my primary love language, I ate it up. So if dry wit and well-placed foul language is not yor cup of tea, you probably won't love it. He observes the world with wide-eyed wonder and writes about it with a philosophical, yet completely approachable perspective. He moves through the four seasons pointing out the humor, paradoxes, mysteries, and brilliance that are God's trademarks. His writing is very "stream-of-consciouness," but it only adds to the way that the book challenges your preconceived ideas about what God does and how He does it. I loved it.

I do not like fantasy stories. I don't mind reading books where the author creates circumstances that are highly unlikely but possibly realistic, but fairy stories where elves and hobbits (yes, I said it) and vampires are the main characters, I'm just not that in to. But creative non-fiction--that draws me in. And there doesn't seem to be a lot of that.

So...read any good books lately? Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry is on my nightstand now.

5 comments:

Blossom Snodgrass said...

So cute! I love the costume idea. what will simeon be?

kirkseyfamily said...

Thank you for resurfacing! I'll have to check that book out. You have good taste. I'm reading Peace Like A River right now and loving it! Give your boys a hug for us :)

Susanna

Jamie R. said...

Blossom--not sure yet. Asher tells me that their is a red bucket character on Blue's Clues and that Simeon should be that. I'll definitely post pics when we decide!

Susanna--I'm so glad you are enjoying it! I absolutely loved it! WIsh you were still here so we could meet for coffee and discuss it :)

Patti said...

I remember when N.D. Wilson used to call himself "Nathan" and write hilarious articles in a little magazine I LOVED called Credenda Agenda. I wonder if they still publish it?

I thought I noticed on Friday that Simeon was getting a second chin! Hooray for the Rives babies and their rolls!

Joshua Barnett said...

I'm reading Primary Colors (The scandalous political novel of the mid-90's), What about Tongue Speaking? - Anthony Hoekema, Children of the Promise - Robert Booth, and What Did You Expect? - Paul David Tripp.

But I love books about Hobbits and Vampires and Wizards.

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