It's Jesse Tree Time!10:37 PM
Apparently one of the fringe benefits of doing this challenge is that I get five paperback copies of what I wrote. I think that's cool. I'm not sure five people would read it and if they did I'm not feeling like I'd really want them reading it. I'm just a tad, I mean, I'm totally insecure about someone else reading it. Maybe cause it's a little too close to home. I really drew on my own life experiences to since I haven't done in research in any particular genre to write in. Next novel I hope will come out of some more time invested in reading and research.
Now that I'm done with NaNoWriMo I can get back to reading Robinson Crusoe. I want to read Les Miserable before I watch the musical coming out on Christmas so I may have to put Robinson Crusoe away again before the new year. I'm enjoying Crusoe. Even though the vernacular is a little foreign to me, I feel what Crusoe is feeling. I felt really bad last night reading about how he'd killed a mother goat and then eventually had to kill her kid.
Today after work I pulled out a pair of gloves and cleaned up some dead tree branches I gathered from the ground near our neighborhood park the other day. This is going to be our Jesse Tree this year! I'm excited about it.
I'm sort of leaning towards have a nice "seasonal" tree somewhere in the house and decorating it every season.
But the Jesse Tree is a tradition all its own that I am very into and hope will create some great memories and learning for the kids... and the grown ups. For me this is a very worshipful time.
I read a daily reading from an app on my Kindle called the Common Book of Prayer. It's just straight scripture, taken from sections throughout the Bible. This morning's reading was from Psalm 78:
It's what I intend to do each Christmas.