Friday, December 21, 2007

Tonight We Drive

We're heading out to Michigan tonight. We'll be driving through the night and so we covet your prayers. In the meantime, I have much to do around the house. I figure schooling today will be light as we prepare for the trip, pack, clean, nap, etc.

Last night I received a special dispensation from my wife to travel up the road to the library by myself. I found three audio books for the trip: (1) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, (2) Whiteout by Ken Follett, and (3) Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. All told it is nearly 28 hours of listening pleasure (I hope). Although, I will only need to fill up 24 of those hours. If you know anything of any of the stories, please let me know. I have good recommendations on Kite Runner and Lewis & Clark so the only one I'm nervous about is the Follett book. (Though if you've read Kite Runner and there's plenty of "new vocabulary" for the kids, let me know. They should be sleeping during the trip, but I don't want anything explicit on the speakers. Well, not too explicit.) Also, if you have any recommendations for driving music, I'd appreciate it. I just thought about the soundtrack to Rain Man this morning, which has some great driving music on it. But if you have anything else, or if you want to set up a nice driving mix for me on iTunes, just let me know before dark tonight.

Blessings to you and yours on this most excellent feast day approaching. Merry Christmas to all and to all a prayer-vigil-for-weary-travelers kind of night! Pray for us, St Christopher.

Christ is born!


Sherry C said...

I would recommend any of the projects that Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns have done together. They make a great team.

Safe driving.

Scott Lyons said...

I appreciate it, Sherry.

Oh, and I salute Dan and you. I checked out Free Rice today from your blog and spent about 30 minutes on it. Alas, I could only rise to a scant 45.

HIllbilly Rockin' Robin said...

Have a great trip to Michigan! son't worry about "schooling" your children are receiving the best "schooling" from you on a daily basis! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love -The Beebe Bunch!

Scott Lyons said...

W00t! Snagged 48 on freerice. Stayed there for one more word, then dropped like a stone. hehe.

Scott Lyons said...

Oh, and the icon, if anyone is interested, is the Eastern icon of St Christopher - he was said to be dog-headed. ?

Strange. Some of these saints and legends of saints are strange. And some are very cool. The dog-headed thing, though, just strange.

Anyway, I got a kick out of the dog-headed icon and decided to put it up there.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas. And thanks for the Tom Petty reference.

Jim McCullough, DRE
Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro