By Carrie Bender
Miriam treaures the guarantees of religion and learns the facility of phrases to wound and to heal during this fourth novel within the Miriam's magazine sequence.
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Self-discipline! here I come. July 31 I had nearly forgotten about walking two miles a day. " I told her it was "good, so far," and she said, "Grab your bonnet and hop into my car. " It took me about ten minutes to convince her that that wouldn't be necessary. She can really be insistent. I promised her I'd take a long walk back in our meadow. Finally she agreed that would be okay, as long as it's a fast, brisk walk. not just a stroll to enjoy the scenery. So, after she left, I started out the cow lane at a brisk trot, chuckling to myself about how it would look to others to see an Amish woman doing push-ups and sit-ups in a gymnasium.
When I saw her, I felt like hiding in the cellar or the springhouse. At the last minute I decided to stay and get it over with. I knew I'd have to face her sooner or later. Page 35 When Gloria came into the kitchen, cheerily enough, she cried, "My, you look great! I can see you've lost weight! " she howled, stamping her foot. "Don't say that! Sure you'll go back on. I have another can of Miracle Diet Powder along for you. " The Schpeck (fat) on her leg quivered. Was she really that angry or just pretending, to scare me into using her powder?
I found a poem that I like and want to copy in my journal: Thankfulness for What You Could Not Afford Suppose God charged us for the rain, Or put a price on a songbird's strain Of music, the dawn, mist on the plain. How much would autumn landscapes cost, Or a window etched with winter's frost, And the rainbow's glory so quickly lost? Page 12 Suppose the people had to pay To see the sunset's crimson play And the magic stars on the Milky Way. Suppose it was fifty cents a night To watch the pale moon's silvery light, Or watch a gull in graceful flight.