Very funny and strange conversation with the kid yesterday.
Found out she’s practicing on becoming a bum at 30.
Must say some of her habits i.e. room cleaning, shows she’s getting PLENTY of practice!
Karen does a wonderful job in The Chocolate Diaries of injecting her own life’s battles; such as bouts of depression along with life’s joys.
At times lighthearted and at other times reflective, the book features real women with real stories and ways each coped with their situations.
Karen draws her analogies from extensive interviews with friends and family and peppers the stories throughout the book.
Each chapter has, in addition to the story, Sweet Secrets which poses the question to different women “What’s your secret to a sweeter journey on the rocky road of life?” and gives their answer, Food for Thought which asks the reader questions based on the chapter and finally at the end of the chapter is Because Real Women Don’t Need a Cookbook which highlights reader submitted recipes.
I think this book would be great for a study group ending each session with the Food for Thought questions and then making the recipes.
The juxtaposition of feelings.
The past couple of weeks have been an extremely emotional time for me.
The theft and vandalism of our home, the tornadoes here in Alabama and now Osama being caught.
I’m beginning to slowly get over the house, I’ll never, ever get over the tornadoes and cry continually whenever I see the devastation – such horror is mind numbing and unfathomable, especially for those of us living in Alabama – and now news of Osama’s death.
I have such mixed emotions regarding his death. I firmly believe in the death penalty, so in that sense; the news is great. Coming on the heels of the tornadoes and horrifying numbers of death, I almost wish he’d been captured and tried, then perhaps gotten the death penalty. However, nothing I can imagine would begin to pass the right kind of punishment or consequence onto Osama’s head.
Then, my cynical side kicks in and asks, “Could this be as some say? It happened earlier but was held until a more strategic time. Could it be propaganda?” I truly don’t want to believe that it is anything other than what it is.
Perhaps, it’s just because it’s late, I’m sleepy and I can’t think straight.
Whatever it is, I am glad Osama is no longer a threat himself, though I fear for other threats this may open up.
Plus I’m thrilled that the military may now be recognized for the heroes they truly, truly are and possibly, the Lord willing, they will be treated as such also.