The Very Rich Hours of the Lambrights

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July 9th, 2007 · No Comments

We got a new bed!

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What with Nicole being pregnant and both us craving a little room to spread out, we decided to take the plunge and get a king-size bed.  I’ve driven through counties that were smaller than this thing.  It took a couple of nights to get used to it but we are sleeping a lot better now.

Rayna has been her usual busy self.  She is getting more verbal all the time and it’s getting easier to pick out words:  milk, ball, puppy, etc.  She’s been saying “mine” a lot.  She plays outside a lot; we got her a small ball and she likes to kick and throw it up and down the sidewalk.  She also gets a kick out of putting rocks in her mouth.  🙂  We put a booster seat on one of the dining room chairs and she now has her meals at the table like a big girl.  I think she likes feeling more like a part of things.

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I’ve been reading The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.  It tells the Gettysburg story from the perspective of several of the men, in blue and gray alike, who were there.  Although it’s a novel, the historical research is outstanding and Shaara doesn’t invent too much.  Leaving aside the history, it’s also a great novel and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1975.  I first discovered it as an undergrad and have returned to it frequently over the years.  The battle, as you may already know, was fought on July 1-3, 1863–every year, around the 4th of July, I try to make some time to reread the book and reflect.  Each time, I come away with new insights and perspectives.  If you want to know a little about the Civil War but only want to read one book, make it this one.

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