If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Talking to Greg, we decided that while neither of us feels obligated by Scripture to observe Lent, it's probably a great idea. To give something up...
to fast, for the season leading up to Passover, Easter.
To focus. 
For me, one of my big "escapes" is tv. And I feel very entitled to it. 
[Ex: "Oh, but I just went to school for like...four hoursssss. I deserve to hole up in my bed and watch 6 hours of TV!]
TV isn't a problem for everyone, but I think it was becoming a problem for me. 

And, while it's difficult to avoid TV in a house with a gigantic flat screen and an amazing amount way too many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress on it's DVR, it's been really nice so far. 

I think I rediscovered reading for pleasure!

And, because one of the Borders near me is closing, I got lots of cheap books to help me out. 

The Reading List:
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegut (my favorite)
Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates (current read)

"Say there's a mirror you have trusted to give you a solid unblemished surface reflecting the world then suddenly it breaks and shatters revealing a thousand new surfaces, miniature angles of seeing that must have been there all along hidden in the mirror's bland face but you hadn't known.
Who is, Who was."

I've felt that. 

"The old has gone, the new is here!"
1 Corinthians 5:17



  1. the borders near school is closing?

  2. It's so amazing how much free time you have once the tv/computer is turned off! I totally have to force myself to, but there are so many good books out there:-) xoxo

  3. husband and i decided that by moving to england and giving up sun, good food, and a car that god would forgive us for not giving up anything else.



  4. @chaucee, i'm not sure about the one near school, but the one near where I work in Jersey is. Sad, sad day. Greg and I will have to come up with another UBER romantic date locale.

    @Megan, yeah right! I read your blog- you have OSTRICH BURGERS there. i have yet to see that exotic fare on these shores. haha.

  5. i feel the same way about the TV! and it is incredible how much time you have and how productive i am when i turn it off!

  6. I've felt convicted about my tv and computer time lately. I'm glad I read this...because I was ignoring it. I love to read to...it's just easier to watch tv. :)

    PS: I love the pic of you reading. It made me smile!


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