Thursday, February 20, 2014

Procrastination or Busyness?

I have got to get those discussion questions done! Oh, and I have to call the hearing centre, my hearing aid just stopped working. Don't forget to pick up the tax receipt at the school...oh right, dear hubby did that last week!

Kathie feeling a little frazzled today!
Well, I've written about this before. Crazy how, when there are so many things piled up on the highway of your life, some things get missed or put off. I'm feeling a little cramped for time right now because I'm getting ready to go on two weeks holiday to the Philippines. (That's right! My first time there and my husbands first time returning to his birth place in 47 years.)

Anyway, if something is going to go wrong, it's going to be when I'm getting ready to go somewhere or when I already have a pile of things to do. Murphpy's law? What is that anyway!

So, back to those discussion questions. Yes, I'm writing them for someone at the head office and she has promised me a conversation about them. So, hopefully, I'll be able to get some time today to sit and edit them...must strengthen filter!

Then, I'll get the other two articles done that are due while I'm away.


grace please, Lord....

Oh, and my article is on the website now, so check it out:



Saturday, February 08, 2014

Books, Books, Books

I read a lot of books. I love books. I love their smell. I love the feel of the pages as I turn them. I love being lost in them, my mind submerged in the ideas and visions that float off the pages.

However, I dislike being forced to read. This book shelf represents an overdose of a subject in a short period of time. I was working on my MA in Leadership and some courses had eight books in total to read plus a list of other recommended readings. This shelf doesn't represent the totality of the reading required for the courses because there were online journal articles, published papers and theses to research.

And it wasn't just the reading. We had to then take all that information, compare it, think critically about it and then write massive papers on our own opinions. Sheesh! After that I was totally put off reading information books for a long while.

Instead, I immersed myself in the mystery of a good whodunnit. Like the books on this shelf, I took some I hadn't read in a few years and started them again. Later moving on to my favourites like Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and good old Harry Potter.

My next revisit might be the Victorian world of Amelia Peabody Emmerson and her hunky hubby, Radcliffe as they discover the next body in Egypt. Titles such as The Guardian at the Gate, The Mummy Case and The Last Camel Died at Noon and written by Elizabeth Peters, are well written in what I've found to be the most authentic Victorian voice. The information this professor of Egyptology provides makes the stories all the more interesting and entertaining.

What are you reading lately? Come find me on goodreads and find out what else I've read and liked.


Friday, February 07, 2014

Check it Out

Hey friends,

I'm a guest blogger at The World Guild today. Check out Finding Your Strengths at:


When you're there, check out all the different wrtiters that blog there. You can find wonderful books to read on their sites!