I made it onto this list of 100 Blogs That Will Inspire You to Be a Better Person under the "Being Happy" category. There are some interesting links there, so check it out.
Tomorrow night (Saturday, November 8th) Kathleen Norris will be speaking at the Seattle Art Museum on the theme of "Remembering, Waiting, Hoping: Reclaiming the Countercultural Pursuits of Christmas." I've never heard her speak in person, so I am excited for the chance, maybe I will see some of you there?
I admit it's a bit early to start thinking about Christmas, but I also admit that this week I bought tickets for my two favorite holiday season concerts (because Christmas is all about the music) and tonight I have a hankering already to watch my favorite holiday movie ever (because the season is also about the love). Okay, enough Christmas talk, I promise. I adore Advent even more so I look forward to moving into that season of preparation very soon.
And if you have a spare minute and want to show some appreciation for this blog, go on over and vote (you do have to register first) at Blogger's Choice. I really like being on the front page of the "Best Religion Blogs" and with a couple more votes I will push past the Atheists. :-)
** Come back Monday for our next Poetry Party! **
-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts