Mum has introduced us to a lovely new custom: Common place books. As "common-place" as the name may sound, these books are a real treasure. What we do is when we read a passage we really like or that means something to us, we copy it into our book. (Mum bought each of us a pretty journal.) Eventually, our books will be full of all sorts of things. So far, I have copied "My Jesus, I Love Thee", "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" and a passage from "A Merchant From Venice" by Shakespeare. Tomorrow, I plan to copy out Isaiah 40:27-31.
Jess and I have discovered a really good author by the name of Kim Vogel Sawyer. Her style of writing is very Janette Oke-ish, and her books are actually Christian, opposed to some that are sold in Koorong anyway... :P The one I am in the middle of is called "When my Heart Remembers", or something like that. I am really enjoying it so far.
I also really enjoyed a book by Anthony Hill called "Young Digger" which I borrowed from the library. It is about a little French boy who happened into the Australian 4th Squadron mess room on Christmas Day, 1918. He is adopted by one of the soldiers who smuggles him out of war-revenged France and back to his wife in Queensland. Incredibly, it is a true story.
We went to the orthodontist the other day. He said that I only have to wear my retainer what he calls "three-quarter time," which means I can have it off for about eight hours over the day. Yay!!!!! It feels really weird not having it on all the time, though.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! God bless you. :)