Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I won a giveaway!

... From a new (to me) recent blog find: Sheila's To Love, Honor and Vacuum. Sheila is the author of several books, and a couple of days ago, she emailed me with the gracious offer of sending me any book of hers I choose.

I chose To Love, Honor and Vacuum, which looks promising: "Do you feel harried? Taken for granted? Like you never have enough time in the day to get everything done that needs to get done, let alone anything that you actually want to do?"

I look forward to receiving and reading it, and once I'm finished, I hope to write a review, as time allows. In the meantime, I encourage you to stop by Sheila's blog, which has become one of my favorite online corners. Sheila writes about a variety of topics, from intimacy in marriage to sewing cloth sanitary pads for girls in Kenya.

It seems that I do a lot more reading than usual these days - I spend a considerable part of my time in a comfortable armchair, a nursing baby in one arm and my other hand flipping through a book. I'm now halfway through my third book in two weeks!

13 comments:

Sheila said...

Anna,

So glad you're enjoying my blog! I'm enjoying yours, too.

It's great to meet new people online. And one of these days I will take you out for coffee in Israel!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what you can get done while sitting nursing. After my other children came along, nursing time also became reading time for the older kids....we spent some nice, cozy moments together this way. :o)

Brenda

Gothelittle Rose said...

I'm sorry I gotta say it.. your new blog setup is gorgeous, but it's very hard for me to read. :)

Tracy said...

Congrats!! I love the new background.

Anonymous said...

Sheila, If you get to visit Israel, I will be verrrrry jealous! And coffee with Anna? What fun, indeed!

Mrs. L.

Mrs. Anna T said...

'Rose... not to worry, I'm just tweaking around a bit! :o)

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna,
I found your blog a few months ago but didn't "save" it & just "re-found" it today. Your blog is so beautiful & positive. I am a Christian who keeps the Sabbath & the Holy Days in Lev. 23 & who's husband's aunt, a former Lutheran, converted to Judaism & moved to Israel... anyway, I just love your blog & it is so refreshing & has much thought & wisdom in it. Congratulations on your baby... my "baby" is 16 today. (I have 2 other children; 28 & 27) & 2 grandsons; 4 & 6. This time I "saved" you in my favorites. Take care. Love, Sybil

Bethany Hudson said...

Congratulations, Anna! I also read a lot during my early days of nursing my daughter. And everyone told me I'd never be able to read a book again... :)
~Bethany

Anonymous said...

Lucky ladies are those who can multi-task while nursing. I was always one of those who needed two hands to nurse, and could never do anything on the side (such as read). I always would look askance at those women who would actually walk around while nursing; I could'nt read, let alone shop or take a walk!

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Congratulations, Dear One! Yes, there will be time for reading soon! Don't despair! Enjoy each moment.

Johanna said...

Anna, I've been meaning to de-lurk for a while here, and since I read this while nursing my wee one (two months old), I thought this was a perfect time! Now that I am nursing my third one, I've also perfected the art of balancing my laptop on my knees and typing a comment while nursing! :) I love your blog and I'm glad you've had time to continue posting as you transition into motherhood!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. Love the new look.
Anna, you are such an encouragement to both myself and the other countless young women who were raised by everything else except their own parents.

God is really alive for such a transformation would otherwise be impossible. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter, thank you to your husband for being faithful to G_d and his family.

Kristin-Homemaker@Heart said...

it's a great book, you'll love it!