Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I had to meet Christopher at the library by campus early this evening to give him workout clothes and books he ended up needing for later tonight. On the New Nonfiction shelf was Condoleezza Rice's book Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family. So excited it was there as I've wanted to read it for awhile. This month (so far) looks like mostly nonfiction reading except for one novel waiting patiently.
Oh, thanks for the suggestion about listening to Jan Karon's latest book on audio! I hadn't thought of that at all but it is an excellent idea for books with "accents". I loved listening to the Hank the Cowdog books on CD, just to hear that West Texas drawl (I think I read... somewhere... that the author didn't read the later audio CDs, though).
I watched Ann Voskamp talk about her book on 100 Huntley Street today (a Canadian Christian TV show we can see on the NRB Channel in the States). Part one of her interview is here... and Part two here. It was an excellent interview. Oh, yes... I know someone answered the question in comments but Ann's blog is A Holy Experience... here.
I also forgot to answer a previous comment question about how I handle mice in the garage since my pantry shelves are there. They were quite active when we first moved here but keeping mouse poison on the shelves (all shelves where a kitty would find it hard to go) as well as many years of said kitties living here has brought about much less mouse activity.
Having said that... I keep my extra packages of various sugars and items which come in plastic packages in two big Rubbermaid containers on the bottom shelf. Items which come in boxes like cereal, whole wheat pancake mix, etc. are kept on higher shelves and so far I haven't had any trouble (finding wood to knock on there...).
I store my wheat in plastic pails and my oats are in small Rubbermaid style containers. Such food acts as magnets to varmints if they are in easy reach. A few other items are kept in what would now be called "vintage" large Tupperware containers... but they weren't vintage when I bought them. Sigh...
Some items come inside when it gets very hot and humid... like anything with chocolate. Not that anything with chocolate lasts long on my shelves regardless. ;)
I love, love, love getting your e-mails and I really do read them all when they arrive. I just don't get back as fast to respond but if you have written... someday when you least expect it... there will be an e-mail from me and you'll try to remember... who, what, where???
Picture: Rose Bouquet teacup; allposters.com