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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

My life is crazy with school, parenting, and church so I decided that adding a blog challenge made *PERFECT* sense. 🙂 Rather than try to be topical this year, I am just blogging about life and trying to post daily for the next 31 days.

The picture was taken of the tulip fields at RoozenGaarde during the Tulip Festival this past April. The title of “My World As It Is Sung” is in reference to the land of Narnia being sung into existence by Aslan in C.S. Lewis’ book, The Magician’s Nephew.

Day 01 — The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 1, 2017
Day 02 — Kyrie
Day 03 — Country Mouse Visits The City
Day 04 — The Visit Itself
Day 05 — 7 Quick Takes on ADHD, Greek Food, and Other Fun Things
Day 06 — Joffrey Elite
Day 07 — Autism and Changelings
Day 08 — The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 8, 2017
Day 09 — Hasidism
Day 10 — Pouring From My Empty Cup
Day 11 — The Current Baseball Playoffs
Day 12 — Autumn Quick Takes
Day 13 — Pumpkin Spice LattĂ©
Day 14 — The Rose Ensemble
Day 15 — The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 15, 2017
Day 16 — Overcoming One of My Fears
Day 17 — Things That Make Me Feel Alive
Day 18 — Source of Traditional Hymnody
Day 19 — Free Speech Edition of My 7 Quick Takes
Day 20 — Down in the River to Pray

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Free Speech Edition of My 7 Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes

— 1 —

Free speech. I just saw on Facebook that Richard Spencer’s speech has ended. The furor over it reminded me of when Milo Yiannopolous attempted to speak at UC Berkeley and they had to cancel it because of the protests. I got pretty sick of having to explain to morons on Facebook that your right to free speech does not mean that your speech is free of consequences.

Milo’s speech also marked the beginning of my policy of unfollowing and unfriending anyone on my wall who used the term “libtard”.

— 2 —

Stories about the good in people. This has been a fortunate find and has restored some of my faith in humanity.

— 3 —

97. My grandma turns 97 years old today. We’ll be having 19 (!!!!) people at the house for dinner on Saturday… which should be interesting. 2 1/2 recipes of goulash, spaetzle, various salads, and half of a sheet cake will be appearing tomorrow and Saturday. My evil twin and his long-suffering wife will arrive tomorrow.

— 4 —

Really? Apparently,45 gives himself and his administration a 10/10 for Puerto Rico disaster recovery efforts. Geez… grade inflation is out of control! [/sarcasm]

So… an A+ effort means a widespread lack of electricity and drinkable water. Huh. Pretty sure Obama would have been crucified for his disaster relief efforts if they had been like 45’s in Puerto Rico.

— 5 —

You mean politicians can work together? Props to the 24 senators co-sponsoring a bill to save the Affordable Care Act. I am especially proud that Patty Murray, my senator, was one of the leaders in putting this together.

— 6 —

Prerequisite baseball take. The Horrible Team from LA is apparently going to be in the World Series. I guess I’ll be rooting for the American League this year, even if it’s the Yankees.

*vomits at the thought of the Dodgers in the World Series*

— 7 —

Some music. Enjoy this new song from Rend Collective.

For more Quick Takes, visit Kelly at This Ain’t The Lyceum.

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Source of Traditional Hymnody

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

When I share a hymn on here that we’ve sung on a Sunday in church, my go-to is YouTube and I usually pick the link based on the source. My favorite source for church music tends to be the BBC show “Songs of Praise” and a link to the most basic query for it is here.

Here’s an example of one of their hymns:

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Overcoming One of My Fears

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

I’m tired so I’m borrowing a prompt off of this list. Today’s is…

A fear you would overcome if you were given the opportunnity

Mine would be singing by myself in front of people. I am classically trained as a vocalist and I am an awesome choir person (I can sightread well and I know how to blend), but the idea of singing a solo terrifies me. It would be nice to be able to be one of the cantors for church, especially on the first Sunday of Lent when we sing this.

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Simple Woman’s Daybook for October 15, 2017

For Today… October 15, 2017

Simple Woman's Daybook

Looking out my window… dark. It was in the low 60’s F this afternoon when we were sitting out and talking before Sunday dinner. It was really mostly in the 50’s F today with the exception of that time.

I am thinking… about the assignments I have due this week. It’s not a bad load but I do need to get it done. Mostly, I need to do Skype stuff with one of my Electronic Communications teammates before Saturday.

I am thankful… for my nap this afternoon. It was heavenly, even if it meant my PE reading didn’t get done before Sunday dinner.

One of my favorite things… sleep. I’m wishing I was asleep instead of up with the kiddo getting a late night snack.

I am wearing… jammies. Church clothes were a long-sleeved charcoal heather shirt, black slacks, my black flats, and my grey hoodie because it ended up being cold in the church.

I am creating… discussion posts for PE, this entry, and reports for my Sage class.

I am listening to… the sound of the Cheerios scraping against Daniel’s bowl.

I am hoping… for a productive day tomorrow.

I am learning… best practices for Skype and video-conferencing.

In my kitchen… Dad made pasta, sauce, meatballs, and salad tonight. Mom contributed an apple pie with apples from the family orchard in Burlington.

In the school room… Daniel’s class gets to go to the pumpkin patch next week!

Shared Quote… “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung