Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits: June 8, 2010

You'd think I'd learn. If I want to run I need to do it by myself. But no, I thought Daisy might enjoy some exercise as well. All was well at first, but the she would suddenly stop to sniff at some odiferous scent thereby causing me to about trip over her. I ended up "walking" my run instead. At least no injuries were involved this time. Oh well, 3 miles is 3 miles no matter what form it takes.


I read the most amazing book on my trip to and from Kansas. It is called The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It is the story of a man of questionable character: a self serving pornographer, who, in the beginning pages of this book suffers horrific, disfiguring burns in an automobile accident caused by delusions due to his intoxication on booze and drugs. He is not likable at all. But this is a tale of the power of  love and redemptive suffering for along comes Marianne Engle,  a sculptress of gargoyles who claims the narrator was her lover back in medieval Germany. She weaves convincing tales spanning the centuries of true, abiding, unconditional love. To quote Text Publishing: "The Gargoyle explores the things that give life meaning: love, friendship, art, story, God. It explores the Hells that people experience: loneliness, addiction, fear, powerlessness, poverty, heartbreak and discrimination. It shows that the soul is never beyond redemption." For further reviews and information on this book, check out the book on Amazon.com  You should be able to take a peek at the initial chapter. But reader beware...this book is very graphic, especially when describing burns and the treatment of this type of injury within a Burn Unit (I did a "tour of duty" within the Burn Unit at the KU Medical Center so I had an advantage of knowing what to expect...the author's descriptions are very true to life indeed)


It is day 2 of summer vacation and the kids are already bored. I have tried to convince them that cleaning their rooms is a fun activity but they are not buying it.


Leftover meatloaf: it's what's for breakfast.


I need to finish laundry and clean up from the run that never happened. My wish for you all is that this day be one filled with love and wonderful surprises! Ciao! 


Ms. Diva said...

I was at a BUSY intersection, the crossing guard held up signs for Max and I to run across. Some car scared him and he jmped in front of me and I tripped over him - in front of about 80 million cars! Knees scrapped, palms burning! Not a pretty sight! We don't run that way anymore!!! But you are right, 3 miles is 3 miles!!! :)

Anonymous said...

If you figure out how to get the kids to clean their rooms willingly, please let me know! Mine need serious help!

Mumsy said...

The book sounds intriguing! Room cleaning, and doing laundry are not fun, even for me..I also need to figure out how to tackle these chores that I dreaded so much..

AJ said...

yes... summer is already long. DAY 2!

Anonymous said...

Hey I read that book....amazing read.

Jenny said...

Hi Polly. I'm on day 2 babysitting summer vaca. So far so good. I have a plethora of activites, crafts and places to visit (all free) AND a Grandma's helper. So far so good!

Love meatloaf for breakfast. Yum.

Brian Miller said...

meatloaf is the bomb and good any time...will check out that book as welll sounds great!

Tracie said...

Your meatloaf blurb could be a Six-Word memoir, too!

I'm going to request The Gargoyle from the library. I forcing myself to stop buying books. Frankly, it hurts.

Willoughby said...

I used to have delusions that my dog could walk much farther than she actually could (she was old). This resulted in having to rest every ten feet or having to carry all 80 pounds of her home.

The book sounds really interesting. I have to make time to do some reading this summer. I still have books I got for Christmas waiting to be read.

Room cleaning.....I've never been able to convince my son that it's a fun activity, either. It's like the Bermuda Triangle in there. I just stay out.

Meatloaf...mmmmmmmm. I haven't made that in ages!

I've decided that doing laundry is highly overrated. From now on, it's only disposable clothes for us! Don't I wish!

Heather of the EO said...

Meatloaf for breakfast. I'm not sure how I feel about this :)

I wrote down the title and author of the book-sounds like JUST my thing.


Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Hmm...I just might have a new entry on the summer reading list.

The vet informed me last week that my Labs are waaayy too heavy--but running with them? I can't begin to imagine! Glad to hear that Daisy is up for a run, though. That seems like good news, indeed.

Ms Bibi said...

My kids still have three more weeks of school so " I'm bored" will start here exactly one day after they get out,lol.

blueviolet said...

Did you really have meatloaf for breakfast?

drollgirl said...

3 miles is super. it really is!

and your kids are already bored?! i seem to recall saying I'M BORED all the time when i was a kid. it drove my mom NUTS, and she would end up making me do chores!

p.s. thank you for your sweet comment. i really appreciate it.

Nessa said...

I have heard very mixed reviews about Gargoyle and still can't decide if I want to read it.

Leftover meatloaf anytime.

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