Saturday, August 15, 2009
the land before vampires
besides the fact that these are the quintessential back-to-school shoes to her, babygirl made my heart swell (again). she finally read a wrinkle in time. i couldn't tell you why she had procastinated the reading of it for this long, but i had put off the reading of her beloved twilight series until a few months ago, so i guess all is fair in love and reading.
madeleine l'engle wrote a book that is still my all-time favorite. she made it easy to understand how faith and science can share a room and it makes perfect sense to me. i was never one of those young girls with big cure-all dreams of marriage, babies and white picket fences, but i remember thinking that mrs. murry (meg's mom) was the perfect mother and if i ever was to mother, i wanted to work from home and be the mother that she was. the ever-understanding mrs. murry brought home the bacon and cooked it on the bunsen burner.
summer 2 ended on thursday and we toasted it with pretty in pink. school starts up again in eleven days. tuition has been paid, twelve books have been ordered, fall syllabi written and copied and we get a little break to tie up loose ends around here. yippity yeppers. i am mos def going to reread wrinkle, get 'duckie' tattooed on my knuckles and look for a pair of golden shoes myself.