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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Books read meme & update

Lots of stuff going on around here lately, here is a synopsis:

  • Jordan went to the hospital late Mon. night, had to turn the shunt back down, admitted him. Surgery went fine Tues. a.m. and we were back home Wed. by 3pm.
  • But now (Saturday afternoon) he is not feeling well at all :( its set at 1.5 and he is def. showing signs of overdrainage. Sigh...
  • Hubby went to the dr. for some test results Thurs. and found out he has Insulin Resistance Diabetes (formerly called Syndrome X). I guess its worse than pre-diabetes and better than full blown diabetes. He has to go on an immediate low-carb diet and lose weight, because he has a double whammy, this syndrome plus high cholesterol putting him at high risk for stroke or heart attack. And hey throw some stress in the pot too! So since we are 'one flesh' ;) I am dieting with him! Lo-carb! Yes me! Who is the most carb loving/addicted individual I know! Help me Lord!
  • We are on day 16 of no hot water and no dryer. We spent a 8 days with no heat, but its been back on for 8 days. But one thing after another has prevented simply rehooking up the dryer and hot water heater :( Please God let it be soon.
  • Its my ugly week too. 'nuff said. Please Lord help my FAMILY lol. Amen.
SO basically none of my stress went anywhere!
And now compounding that is the planning and studying to fix even simple meals!
And my comfort food is all gone!

But God is still on His throne and Jesus still loves me :)
For now that is going to have to be enough..

xoxo melzie

Instructions (if you want to play): Look at the list and put an 'X' after those you have read once. Enter a number for the number of times you read something. (Make sure you delete my X's!) When you've finished put your total at the bottom.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (X about 3x)

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (X 2x)

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - ( once X )

The Bible (X yes! over and over)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell ()
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X many times)

Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare (X parts of it)
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ( X several times)

Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (started it but it was kinda stupid IMO lol)
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell ( X oh yes)
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams -
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck ( X once)
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X yes, much better than silly disney movie ;))
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame(x a couple times)
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - (X many many many times!)

Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - (X see Chronicles of Narnia above)
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (started it wasn't that interesting to me)
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - (X )
Animal Farm - George Orwell -
The Da Vinci Code
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery ( X many times...LOVE it!)
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (x..I think lol)
Lord of the Flies - William Golding (x this is very good!)
Atonement - Ian McEwan (x started it)
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zifon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck ( X once)
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (x yes)
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (yes but haven't seen the movie lol)
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville ( X skimmed it)
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - (X skimmed it too)
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (X many times..one of my favorites)
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Inferno - Dante -
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (X several times)
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker (X once)
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White ( X many times..love it)
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (x once)
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint- (X once)

The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams (x once)
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (yes)
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy - NO but I HATE the movie
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -

my tallies are
read: 29


Aunt Jenny said...

Oh my....I am so sorry to hear that your life is still "stressville". I sure pray things will get easier soon!
Hey..we have read alot of the same books!

Shanda said...

Hope J is doing better, I have been so worried and its hard to be so far away. Things seem to be better, alittle anyway.

here's hoping you get all the house issues fixed shortly. This seems to be the year everything is breaking in our house too. We have a water leek from a frozen faucet that now leeks into the basement when yiu turn the faucet on. It will have to be fixed asap. It will be a booger too because we are going to have to remove vinyl siding to get to it. Its always one thing or another it seems. Who needs to go to six flags when life is a roller coaster????

I started painting the bathroom and have it all tore apart and unusable and I now have the flu. I had to stop last night and just go to bed. I couldn't take another step. I feel better now and need to get busy.

I am coming home for a visit when I get over this illlness.

See you all then.

Dw was diag. with the same thing as Dan this month. He is taking gouphoge for it and hope it works.