21 September 2012

Weekend linkage

Me: What are you doing rummaging through the fridge?
Jared: Looking for something to drink with rum.


Pregnancy happenings: The tadpole is now as big as a plum. Also, it has hope of obtaining a real name: this week we put up a sheet of paper on the fridge. All suggestions are written on said sheet. The other parent is then free to cross out suggestions s/he dislikes. And now that they're written down, we realized that we actually do have quite a few good options. Even if we don't collect any more possibilities, we could pick a perfectly nice name from this list. Yay! (Suggestions still welcome though.)

I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that a large box of Diet Coke has taken up residence in our fridge. Under normal circumstances, soda doesn't darken the door of this house. Under pregnant circumstances . . . well. I discovered that a nice can of carbonation can make a big difference to my seasick stomach, and so against my better judgment, here comes the Coke.


A whimsical collection of bookends from Design*Sponge. I've packed most of our books already, and I was once again shocked at the sheer number. I'm convinced that we will need a room full of built-ins to properly house them all.

Oh. My. Wedding at at Chilham Castle-- here is your daily dose of beauty.

Two from xkcd this week. First, a caution to every English teacher (one I will not heed). Second, a delightful time-leech: exploring the world. The baby dragons are my favorite.

Interesting article on the woefully bad translations of Jules Verne.

Joss Whedon does a black-and-white Much Ado. I think I would like to see this.

Seriously squee-worthy: a dollhouse modeled on the mouse treehouses of Brambly Hedge. If I had this, I would play with it all day, and that is no joke.

To conclude, here is an excellent post from my friend Kristin, titled "That Which Inspires Us." Read and be challenged. She included this quotation from George Mueller:
I saw more clearly than ever that, the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.  The first thing to be concerned about, was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man may be nourished . . . I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God and to meditation on it.


  1. We still have most of a box of ginger ale sitting in our pantry, reproaching me for my weakness of will in the first trimester. But there are times only carbonation will do.

  2. I liked ginger ale or sprite with an Emergen-C. :)

  3. I sure did squee!!! The whole time I was looking at the stump(and hobbit hole)I was wishing I was miniature. :)

  4. That dollhouse! And that comic... I could spend hours looking through the ocean, searching for who knows what.

    And, better than diet coke:
    Ginger soother (not carbonated, but ginger helps surprisingly well with nausea):
    San Pellegrino Limonata (so so good):