Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens..

Here is an illustration of Sydney Carton going peacefully to his death as he remembers some versus from the New Testament, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:26). Then he says, "It is a far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
I favor books about love and redemtion and this is one of the best. I've learned something more every time I've read it. I think it is a perfect novel. I have made it a newish tradition to read it just before school starts. It makes me feel like I am still a student (which I hope that I am, self taught, but still learning) and sharpens up the old brain a bit for the coming year.
This book, like all of his books that I've read.. but especially this one, is truly a gift to the human race.

Colonial Dames Vitamin E Cream...

The best thing that has happened to my face ever. I love this stuff. How did I not know about this stuff? They've been making it since 1886. I have really dry skin and live in Utah on top of that, so this might not be for everyone. And get this... check the price on this miracle in a jar... Not too bad... The only thing I don't like is that I wish it was unscented, but the perfumey smell fades quickly.

Granny Chic Present...

I have always wanted one of these colanders and my mom brought me back one as a gift from her last little trip. I think this shade of pink is so pretty. I just painted a box this color last week. Thanks Mom, I just love it. (C grew all of this stuff in his garden except the orange... it's really good too. I love garden tomatos!)

Becoming Jane...

I loved this movie. It was perfect.