January 23rd, 2002

A Pocket Full of Murder

Devotional Thoughts

Just put Nicholas down for his nap, so I've a few minutes to spare before I go and have mine...

Wouldn't it be great if you could bank sleep? If I could store up all these diligent afternoon naps of mine for the week before I go into labour and two weeks or so afterward, I'd be a lot better off than I was last time around. It's always fun going into 18 hours of labour on 2 hours of sleep and then not getting any sleep for 72 hours afterward. Ha ha, she laughed hysterically.

Today's reading: Ephesians 3:20-21. That may seem awfully short, but I re-read the rest of Chapter 3 to get the context first. I'm trying to teach myself to meditate -- no, not in the sense of sitting there with crossed legs going "om", but in the sense of reading slowly and really thinking about, mulling over, every word I read so that it stays with me for the rest of the day. You see, I'm an invereterate speed-reader -- always have been. Which makes me great for consuming humongous amounts of fiction, but lousy at appreciating poetry, getting a firm grip on a sustained argument, or reading the Bible. Well, you can speed-read the Bible, but you sure don't get much out of it.

I used to take incredibly detailed notes on every passage I read. I'd sit there with my Online Bible cued up and look up words in the Hebrew and Greek lexicons, analyse the grammar, check for cross-references, etc., scribbling down observations all the while. It was good discipline at first, but it got awfully academic and dry after a while. So I'm trying this new approach, in the hopes that what I read will somehow get past my over-analytical head and challenge my all-too-complacent heart.

"To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think..." That's quite a set of superlatives there. Exceedingly, abundantly, above. I suspect Paul was trying to make a point. Don't ask me why, it's just a crazy notion I've got. (Insert smiley here.)

More later.
A Pocket Full of Murder

New Fic and Chocolate

Ahh, that was a nice nap. And Nicholas is still sleeping...

For those who don't already know, I finished my latest story last night and am ever so happy to have it done. It's a post-Darkness and Light story about Mad-Eye Moody and Imogen Crump, called "War Wounds". Once it's been approved by my intrepid team of stunt betas and edited accordingly, I'll put it up for all to see.

Currently Munching: Three squares of bittersweet TRADER JOE's chocolate, gift of a grateful D&L fan. Thank you, Jo Pitesky. Yum.

Nicholas just woke up. More later.
A Pocket Full of Murder

Toys and Reviews

Hubby just came home with a remote-controlled Porsche for Nicholas. (Or at least it's supposed to be for Nicholas. I have my doubts.) Anyway, he's now rushed off to Giant Tiger to buy batteries so he -- I mean Nicholas -- can play with his new toy.

I just went ego-surfing on Google and found a bunch of reviews for my Snapefics that I hadn't seen before. I must say, there's something especially gratifying about writing Harry Potter fanfic; I never had half so many comments on my Doctor Who, Star Trek or even X-Files stories.

Tonight's Dinner: Spaghetti (with my patented chunky meat sauce) and garlic bread.