My blog reading is down to an all-time low level, but one of the ones I’ve kept up with is called Chatting at the Sky. One of my favorite regular features is the “what I’ve learned” post each month, and so I thought I’d borrow the theme.
1. C.S. Lewis is a great writer. I know this is like discovering sliced bread, but I’ve not read his books before, except for a few of the most famous ones. So for the next few months I’m planning to fill in this gap in my education. I’ve started with The Problem of Pain (because it was one that we already owned), and already it’s very thought-provoking. I’ve not been great with remembering what I read lately, so I’m trying to go slowly, taking notes and summarizing in the margins as I go to try to be a more active reader.
2. I bought a Groupon to make a photo book using MyPublisher. I’m not a fan. The process of making the book was frustrating, and I hated the final product that came in the mail. I literally threw away the original book and re-made it in Picaboo. It was completely worth the extra time and money. On a positive note, I am currently trying out PicMonkey for online photo editing (specifically, adding text to photos), and so far I like it.
3. I needed a new swimsuit top this year, and I found this great one at Target. I think it has more Spandex in it than a normal swimsuit, so it keeps me looking trim in all the right places, and also fights back against pulling and tugging by baby hands. We went on a little swimming family vacation last week, and I loved having a suit that I could wear with confidence!
4. I’m also a fan of this year’s flag shirts at Old Navy. It’s been a long time since I bought one, and I think they’ve made some improvements.
5. Eric Liddell became a missionary to China after he won a gold medal in the Olympics. Jackie Robinson was a committed Christian. Father Brown is a delightful priest/sleuth that I can’t believe I’ve never met before. The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a delight even on the 25th (or so) reading. Seriously, people. Reading is so great.
6. Jem got his first ear infection this month, so I learned that when you give medicine to a baby, you should pinch his mouth so that he can’t spit the medicine back out. Aiming the syringe into the back of the cheek helps keep the liquid in the mouth as well. Also, amoxicillin smells as good as I remember it from when I was a kid.
7. Enough with playing it cool; I’m just going to indulge my unsophisticated side. I think Grumpy Cat is hilarious, every time.
How about you? Have you discovered anything interesting lately?