Short & Sweet – week beginning October 31

Breaking bread with Geoffrey Blainey's new book.
Let's catch up: Fallen soldiers in Afghanistan and Fair Work Australia stepping in to settle the turbulent fallout from Qantas' grounding of its fleet have the nation in a state of anxiety, with Tuesday's Melbourne Cup a promising distraction (will it be deja vu all over again for the French contender Americain? Do I care?). A terrible sport when all bets are on, I hope to distract myself from Cup activities by doing something such as watching grass grow... or maybe some work.
This week's agenda: Prepare girls' night speech; hit Frock magazine HQs for some sub-editing activity; package up birthday gift for a very special five-year-old.
The Word for the Week: "Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God you may receive the promise." (Hebrews 10: 35-36)
Quote of the Week: "I don’t need easy. I just need possible." Bethany Hamilton (played by Anna Sophia Robb), Soul Surfer animadvert \an-uh-mad-VURT\, verb:
1. To comment unfavorably or critically.
2. Obsolete. To take cognizance or notice of.
"It is not our business to animadvert upon these lines; we are not critics, but historians." - Andrew Lang, The Blue Fairy Book.
Reading: Geoffrey Blainey's A Short History of Christianity (all 617 pages); two beautiful children's books by Max Lucado; and 'Why are the women fading?' at Qideas. They all have something in common.
The Breakfast Club: A skittish morning chasing internet connection; revert to reliable meal of honey toast and coffee. Happy as a Pooh Bear.

Girl With a Satchel