The Wednesday Five | Vol. 1

Do you ever announce that you are going to do something, and then realize that you better get going if you don't want to fail right out of the gate?

That was me yesterday.  I was mulling over my 31 Days Of Memory-Keeping, trying to figure out how I wanted to organize this project and what I wanted to write about, and I came across a new-to-me blogger, The Autumn Girl, who does "Tuesday Five" posts.  She shares a quote, a recipe, an outfit, an inspiration, and a happy moment.

I love the concept of recording and sharing things in five categories that stand out each week.  I'm going to give this a try during my month of writing here every day.  I'm borrowing Meg's idea of sharing a "Tuesday five", but I'm tweaking it to fit my purposes here.  Further tweaking may happen, and if we all like it, maybe I'll keep doing my "Wednesday fives" after my 31 days project is finished.

A Quote

"The road must be trod, but it will be very hard.  And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it.  This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong.  Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere."   
-Fellowship Of The Ring

I have thoughts about this quote - it really resonated with me when I read it.  Maybe I'll share more in another post soon when I have more room and time.

A Book

Chasing New Horizons by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon.  We are studying space in our co-op this year, and me and one of the kids got in a discussion last week about whether Pluto is gaseous or terrestrial (online sources don't seem to have a solid consensus either).  Apparently a planet can have a solid surface but not actually be terrestrial like Earth is.  You learn something new everyday.

Regardless, it got me interested in Pluto, and I looked up books on the subject and found this one on audio.  I tore through it in three days!  It's mostly about how Pluto was discovered, how people got interested in studying it, and all the political and technical maneuvering it took to finally explore that extremely distant planet.  I think this book could potentially be dry reading, but it was great on audio!  Very interesting.

A Bit Of Nature

The aspen leaves by my house are being stubborn, but the bushes are changing...

A Recommendation

This video on the "evolution" of worship music was amazing!  It gave me the chills.

A Moment Of Happiness

I was cleaning up the dishes from lunch and spotted a couple toys around the corner.  I followed the trail of toys toward where the kids were playing, trying to decide whether to ignore the mess or tell them to start cleaning it up.  I peeked around the corner, saw Gwen (6 years old) building a farm on the living room floor, and I decided against stopping her.  I picked up a pair of shoes to put away myself, and looked closer as I walked by.  I did not expect to see Clyde (5 years old), playing next to Gwen, decked out in full knight gear - coat of mail, helmet, plastic sword, the works.

I don't know what game they were playing, but the whole thing struck me funny, and I couldn't help grinning and chuckling to myself.  Sometimes I get so focused on the mess and all my to-do's, and I should just stop. Overlook the state of my house, and just look at them a little longer.  I'm glad I didn't miss that moment yesterday.

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Brit said...

Love this! I am Meg's (The Autumn Girl's) sister - just saw your comment on her Tuesday Five and had to come on over and check out your Wednesday Five! I especially liked the nature part - I'm chasing Aspens this weekend on a camping trip. Hope you keep the posts up, it's a fun weekly tradition :)

Meg (The Autumn Girl) said...

I just saw this too! (hi Brit!) I love that you do a book and a recommendation! Such great ideas :) Thanks for including me in your post!! xoxo

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