Friday, August 07, 2020

Bookish Video for August 2020 - TBR, Wrapup... and a Life Update!

I posted a new bookish video at YouTube! This is my July reading wrapup, my August TBR and a life update at the end - three videos in one. 


 Just finished reading............... 

I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith 

The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal 

The Broken Girls, by Simone St. James 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk, by Ben Montgomery 

How to be Filled With the Holy Spirit, by A.W. Tozer 

Your Blue is Not My Blue, by Aspen Matis 


All books I've finished reading are reviewed at Goodreads:


Still reading................... 

It's All in the Story: California Anthology 

Light on the Devils: Coming of Age on the Klamath, by Louise Wagenknecht 

When We Believed in Mermaids, by Barbara O'Neal (NOTE: I DNF'ed this book - Review)

Finding Divine Wisdom: Working With the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity, by J. Scott McElroy

Ladies of Gold: The Remarkable Ministry of the Golden Candlestick, vol. 1, edited by James Maloney 


Planning to read................  

Blindness, by José Saramago 

Know My Name, by Chanel Miller 

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders 

Ireland, by Frank Delaney 

Devoted, by Dean Koontz 

The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story, by Linda Joy Meyers 

California Ghost Town Trails, by Broman and Leadabrand 

Tall Timber, Tall Tales, by Jack Layton


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Gunshot in the Night

Tonight I'm here, still awake, at 1am - and out there somewhere was something that sounded exactly like a gunshot, and I have to wonder, why? What was being shot at? Why only one shot? Around here it could have been someone trying to scare a bear or mountain lion away. Seems like this same thing happened just a couple of nights ago.

Two nights ago I forgot to bring in the cat food at sunset, and when I opened the kitchen door to get it, a little skunk was having his fill of easy free food. I judiciously shut the door and let him have at it. Later I went out to get the rest and tossed the food in the trash and washed the bowls. I have to stop doing that to myself. It makes me wonder where this skunk and his family live. I'm suspecting the thicket behind the shed. There are thick brambles and honeysuckle. Plenty of privacy for a skunk family, I suppose. I don't think they're under my mobile home because the skirting seems very effective and I had plumbing work done a week ago, and the plumber said nothing about seeing skunks under there. You would think he'd mention that if there were something like that to report.

I have a project going on in the side yard, in sector 7. That's just outside my living room windows. I want to cover all the old lawn with cardboard, and on that put new dirt to grow flowers in. I want a flower garden, not a lawn. The plan is great except there was no way to go shopping in Yreka this spring due to coronavirus so I didn't have enough dirt to make it work. I will continue to work on this over the course of the next few years and hope that eventually I'll have enough there that it will be absolutely beautiful in the springtime.