6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week?

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

Reading: On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision by William Lane Craig

Reader Garrett Amerson recommended this one to me last summer after seeing I was reading the similar End of Our Exploring by Matthew Lee Anderson. And I’m very glad he did recommend it! I’m only a couple chapters in, but it’s excellent so far. I love the logical incisiveness of a good apologetics study and so far, I’d have to say this is one of the best I’ve seen.

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

Watching: Larkrise to Candleford, Season 1

There’s something about this show. On the one hand, it kinda drives me nuts. In Myers-Briggs Personalitity Typing terms, practically every character on the show is Si (Introverted Sensing) and most are Fe (Extroverted Feeling), so for me, as an INTJ, there’s not a lot to relate to there. But it’s simply gorgeous — possibly one of the most beautifully shot BBC period dramas I’ve ever seen — and the characters — for all their sameness of cognitive functions — are deeply realized and lovingly and honestly crafted, flaws and all. There’s a lot of wisdom lurking under the perky humor and sentimentality of this show.


Listening: A New Journey by Celtic Woman

I’d kind of forgotten about Celtic Woman until their Christmas special came on last December, and it’s kind of egregious of me to have forgotten them, since I was an ardent fan back in the day. Their first couple albums are still my favorites (although Hayley Westenra was a revelation in her own right as a late addition), but this one has a lot of good stuff on it, including enchanting versions of the old classics, “Scarborough Fair,” “Last Rose of Summer,” and “Caledonia.”

Eating: Walker Shortbread Fingers

You know this by now: I try not to eat wheat. But in the interest of full disclosure, you should also know this: I’m really bad at that resolution over Christmas — especially when it comes to shortbread. In my defense, I didn’t actually buy any this year, but if someone is going to go to all the trouble giving me a box of delicious Walker shortbread as a gift, what else am I going to do but slowly savor every crumb?


Using: Mouth Watchers Antimicrobial Toothbrush

Okay, warning, warning, I’m going to say something kind of gross now. But true. Did you know that fecal matter can hang in the air after flushing the toilet? And if your toothbrush is in the vicinity, it can end up being, well, less than pristine? Also, just think about how wet a toothbrush continuously is. It’s prime breeding ground for bacteria, and yet we put it in our mouths every day without giving it a thought. That’s why I loved the idea of using antimicrobial silver in a toothbrush. It’s supposed to create a bacteria-free environment, which makes it all the easier to keep your teeth properly clean.


Cute Animal I Want This Week

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

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Wordplayers, tell me your opinion! Are you still eating leftover Christmas goodies? What’s your favorite? Tell me in the comments!

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  1. Still munching on Cadbury’s chocolate covered shortbread. Love Celtic Woman, have it playing on YouTube while writing. Problem is once Máiréad starts playing that violin, I have to watch. All that energy is unbelievable.

    Also reading Dickens’ Pickwick papers as it helps me get the ‘feel’ for the way people spoke at that time for my Time Travel novel

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      I agree, Mairead’s awesome! As if doesn’t require talent enough to play the fiddle like that, she has to dance at the same time!

  2. Especially when she plays “Granuaile’s Dance”

    Unbelievable !!!!!!

  3. Mornin’!

    First off, thanks for an awesome spreecast. We were all routin’ for ya. As for the leftover goodies, none left. But I’m not much for sweets anyway.

    Most of the books or movies that you mention I’ve never heard of. So it’s no surprise that Larkrise to Candleford is new. Hey, I might broaden my horizons and watch one sometime. Good to be broadened right?

    The song by Celtic Woman is SO beautiful and very easy listening. I understand why you like it so much.

    Hope you enjoy the shortbread cookies! Eh, having a little won’t hurt right? Now I hate to go from cookies to fecal matter, but antimicrobial sounds like a great idea. I need to buy a new toothbrush anyways. I’m all for fecal freedom. Who knows what that stuff is doing to our brains! Yuck. We might actually morph into zombies. You just saved my life. I’m going to get my brush today.

    See ya, and don’t forget to have FUN!

  4. Oh no, now I never want to brush my teeth again… the other stuff sounds cool though!

  5. Still eating Christmas fudge and a special treat that my wife makes called “The Three Layer Thingy” by her family. It has all sorts of wonderful short bread and cream cheesey goodness/badness and is impossible to resist.

  6. Not only am I still eating Christmas goodies, I’m still baking some of the things I never got around to! That was my excuse for last week’s cheesecake. Yum. As far as actual leftover Christmas goodies, it’s down to the last few pieces of my homemade English toffee. Coming up on carrot time, for sure!

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      I hear you. I feel like Christmas happened before I got properly into the season. I’m still enjoying the leftovers. Just because I can 😉

  7. Okay, that toothbrush thing got me! ? I shall have need of one of those antibacterial toothbr–

    Oh! A baby owl!!!! Omg! Baby owls are the best.

  8. Lol! Do people have pet owls?

  9. We’re still eating leftover Crown of pork that we divided into small dinners, and froze. Yum .

  10. Nope, not anything from Christmas. Although, there is a pumpkin pie in the freezer…but honestly, I don’t know when I’ll get to that. I know what you mean about the toothbrush thing! Gross indeed. I have a Sonicare toothbrush and it has a little plastic cap for the bristles, so it stays pretty protected against germs 🙂

  11. Yeah! One of the two that were made. Guff would love that too much…

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