The Girl had to read Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” as a freshman English summer assignment. She racked up several more novels over her high school career and frankly, I probably have not read half of them myself even though I have been quite a reader over the years. The Boy received his summer assignments recently and once again, “The Alchemist” is on the list. There’s got to be something to this story if both of my kids have had to read it…
Originally published in Portuguese in 1988, and almost thirty years later, I am looking forward to traveling the pages along with Santiago the shepherd boy as he searches for treasure in his adventures. I love a good adventure!
I just need to get it read quickly because when The Boy finds out, he’s surely going to decide that he needs to begin his summer assignment…
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
I’ve had a lot of fun planning, and my calendar is filling up with adventures big and small for the coming year!
Occasionally I’ll force one of my teenagers to feign interest in my ideas- I’m honestly looking forward to their surprised looks when I tell them that I will be unavailable to attend to their whim and wish, as I have rounded up about, oh… 365 OF MY OWN!
The best part will be when they realize that they will have to participate in many of them.
Just kidding- the best part will be that they are actually pretty interested in tasting different menus, recipes and restaurants, and heading off to different places.
Looking for a blog about reinventing yourself? Starting new and healthy habits for the New Year? This isn’t it. Nope!
How about a blog about trying something new? Yep! You’ve found the right spot on the Intertubes. This is the place to be. Come Be With Me In Twenty-Fiftee… (Just trail off and say the “n” a little quietly behind your hand. You’ll sound so cool, I promise.)
First: figure out how to navigate through the Blogsphere of WordPress.
Wish me luck!
(She descends down into the deep, dark hole of the labyrinth know as The Web.)