Thankful Tuesday Q’s

It’s Thankful Tuesday and it’s raining. My boy slept longer today but 6:30 still doesn’t cut it for me so today I’m avoiding deep, contemplative thoughts about my thankfulness. Instead, I really really really want to know about yours. I’m serious. That means you have to leave a comment, people.

So, here are my questions for this Thankful day.

1. What one thing from this past weekend are you are most thankful for?

2. What book are you reading right now that you’re most loving?

3. What book can you not wait to read once you have enough money to order it from Amazon?

4. One extra thankful?

I’ll start! See my answers under the comments. And enjoy your Thankful Tuesday.



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10 responses to “Thankful Tuesday Q’s

  1. 1. We got back to SF late Saturday night and Sunday was one of the most beautiful days I’ve experienced in here so far. Chris, August and I spent the afternoon on a quilt in the park with the rest of the neighborhood, eating snacks, taking turns reading and kicking the soccer ball, and generally feeling content.

    2. I just started Oblation: Meditations on St. Benedict’s Rule by Rachel M. Srubas. It’s basically prayers/poems in response to Benedict’s words. How perfect. I’ll let you know more as I read.

    3. Can’t wait to read For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts, which was contributed to by some of my favorites, including Andy Crouch, Eugene Peterson, and Lauren Winner.

    4. I’m extra thankful for our friends Julie and Brendan who babysat August last night (last minute) so Chris and I could go see the Phillies lose to the SF Giants (sad but fun). And eat some amazing garlic fries.

  2. CAQ

    1. I am totally sick and my nice, nice boyfriend showed me funny things on TV and let me cough all over him and made me tea and did not even care that I wasn’t cute. I guess that is a bunch of things but it was all the same night.
    2. Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon by Dan Chiasson. I am trying to wite an essay about it and the construction of the lyric self in contemporary poetry…you might like it, he wrote it after having two boys, and some of it I find very moving, despite not having a bebe myself. I really like his work.
    3. Umberto Eco has two books on beauty and ugliness, respectively, I think they have color plates so they are expensive, but I want them. Also the new Robert Hass.
    4. Watching Colbert this morning play with a bunny while I folded clean clothes. Also that Micha blogs!!!


  3. MLL

    1. Thankful that this past weekend I got to see God’s word proclaimed and celebrate what He has done the past 30 years here with the deaf. And got to love on my step-daughter this weekend too!
    2. Shepherding your Child’s heart. It scares me, challenges me and gives me hope all at the same time. I’m still on chapter one.
    3. I would love to be disciplined to read more and read some of the classics. To many to name.
    4. I’m thankful that when I feel like I’m not enough God reminds me I’m right, but that He is. Also for Munster cheese.

  4. 1. We got to spend Saturday night with friends and Sunday night with family. Close friends and family are always something I’m thankful for.

    2. Over the weekend I started and finished “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo, and I can’t recommend it enough. Can a children’s book by heartbreaking and heart-warming all at once? YES.

    3. I really am itching to read “Kon-Tiki,” by Thor Heyerdahl. Because I love adventure books, travel narratives, and the South Pacific.

    4. My knees hurt and the injuries are super-annoying, but I probably won’t need surgery. I am extra thankful for that.

  5. Campbell

    1. My mother. It was a tough weekend for me — my husband was out of town for work, leaving me with my amazing, though at times challenging, kids. Dear friends were out of town, sister was busy, weather was questionable. But my mom was here. And she was awesome.

    2. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. for book club. Compelling, confusing, intriguing, thought-provoking, challenging. I’m digging it.

    3. Fiction: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. Haven’t heard much about it, but she’s one of my favorite authors, and it’s her latest. Non-fiction: Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy. I heard her on NPR and she’s the one who let her nine year old ride the subway home in Manhattan by himself and then got lambasted as being the world’s worst mom. I think she’s on to something…

    4. Naps. From both kids. At the same time. Which lead to both a clean kitchen floor, and a chance to catch up with some blogs.

    Thanks also for you, Micha, for making me stop and be thankful.

  6. Emily

    1) I got to spend unexpected quality time with my sister who I now live a street over from (don’t judge my grammar!) while we hit up a couple of stores to get things for my new house.
    2) The Honk and Holler by Billie Letts, lent to me by a friend at work who said I HAD to read it. By the author of Where the Heart Is, and it is a satisfying read.
    3) I really want to read Forgotten God by Frances Chan, especially after Sunday’s sermon about the Holy Spirit.
    4) I’m thankful that I have a job that I love during the year and get to enjoy in the summer when I don’t have to go to it. And I’m thankful that the summer is only 4 Mondays away.

  7. Kim

    1. I am thankful for my neighbors and friends who are a constant source of camaraderie and inspiration and for all their kids who celebrated their first Holy Communion this month so I could spend the day at their houses in succession.

    2. I LOVE(d) House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende – I just finished, and also really love The Way of the Heart by Nouwen right now. OH and I am reading I, Juan de Pareja to my kids! Such a good book.

    3. I can’t wait to read God’s Smuggler and Atlas Shrugged.

    4. I am thankful for the pensive heart and gifted writing of Micha.

    Thank YOU.
    Kim Kane

  8. 1. I am thankful I got to spend time with my kooky, funny family and eat and laugh and just be together.

    2. Coincidentally, I am reading your brother’s book, “O Me of Little Faith” as a part of his blog tour. (Irony!) It’s fantastic and is making me feel a whole lot less alone about being a fellow doubter.

    3. I am drooling over Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution cookbook. Granted, it’s not actually a real book, but I’ve been known to read cookbooks like they are. 🙂

    4. I am thankful that I simply am — body and arms and legs and breath and laughter and tears and thoughts and dreams and tummy and curly hair and big smiles.

    Be well!

  9. Janna

    1. My husband built a fence in our backyard this weekend. It’s finished enough that I can actually play outside safely with my babies. SO awesome!

    2. I’m reading a corny chick lit book that is only so/so. But I’m thankful that it was free at the library 🙂

    3. I really want to read “Women, Food and God” and “Born to Run” and “Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills”

    4. I’m thankful for my neighborhood. It’s perfect!

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