Wednesday, April 30, 2008
It's just that it came at a good time; or would of if I'd kept it. I found a hundred dollars one other time and the person claimed it so I had to give it back also. Again, I could of just pocketed it and no one would have known. Except God and the little man who lost it. Okay, those of you who know me well know that there's no way I could keep quiet about it. But I digress from my original subject.
So I get home still pining about my lost riches and Ben tells me they fired Avery Johnson, the coach of the Dallas Mavericks. I guess I have to say their former coach. That really made me mad. I feel strongly about my boys, even their coach, and I remain a faithful fan even if they did get their butts kicked. They are still my team! I get to liking someone and it really upsets me when they get traded or fired. I've been through Steve Nash, Eduardo Najera, Raja Bell, Devin Harris, Desagna Diop, and others. So the way I deal with it is that I end up liking the other teams they go to. The world of sports is a cruel world to those who lose. I hate that part.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I'm still tired. Daniel's birthday was a success. His caps arrived at 4:00, just in time for the festivities. It was the perfect gift; you would have thought he had picked it out himself! Trying for a bit of sarcasm here, if you read my blog you know he did that very thing. Nevertheless, he was thrilled. Rebekah took pictures for me, but I don't know how to download them from her camera. I'll try to post those later.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think--according to the power that works in you-- (Holman Christian Standard)
Monday, April 21, 2008
I really need to do things like that more often.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Bethany's birthday is coming up shortly also. My birthday shopping isn't over yet. It's nice to shop in my comfy chair in front of the computer. I'm rather enjoying it. Or I will until the bill comes!
Donald got quite a bargain when he married me. He doesn't have to birthday shop. He just has to pay for it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Here's my dilemma. Hannah's cats are mighty hunters. Donald and the boys are continually having to bury dead birds, squirrels, mice, etc. It seems they love to bring their "offerings" into our garage to let us know they've been busy. I guess it's their way of repaying us for all the cat food we buy them.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Jeremiah and Josiah are over today. They are spending the day with Bethany and Bright is so enjoying having them here. Josiah has been playing ball with Bright; he is playing with three tennis balls instead of the one Bright is used to. Bright grabs one in his mouth and doesn't know what to do about the other two. He will be exhausted tonight! Right now they are watching a movie and eating popcorn. Bright enjoys popcorn also. I bought a hot air popper and he always comes running when he hears it because sometimes a piece will fall to the floor instead of into the bowl. Then he sits patiently waiting for us to toss a piece to him every so often.
It is nice having them here today. Thanks for sharing Jeff and Vicki. :o)
Donald is in Dallas earning continuing education credits for his therapy license. One benefit from this is that my van got cleaned really well! Since several of his co-workers were going also he volunteered to take "Big Red" so they could all ride together. For some reason he thought the dog hair should be vacuumed out of the seats. Hannah cleaned it out really well and then he took it and washed it like it hasn't been washed in oh so long! When I wash it my wrist and hand hurts from an injury quite a few years ago. So I'm never able to wash it long enough to really get it clean. Also I am short and I'm not able to clean the top of it because I can't see it. Kind of like the top of the refrigerator: out of sight, out of mind. Then when I finally remember to clean up there I am aghast at what I find. Oh well.......
I'm just rambling really. I've had a sinus headache the past few days and have been reserved. When I don't feel well I tend to get quiet and seek aloneness. And yes, that really is a word because I looked it up to be sure. I was intending to use it anyway though because it was exactly what I wanted to say.
Psalms 34:4 (The Message)
God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.
I Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
(Photo credits belong to Rebekah and were taken in the Orchid Garden in Singapore last spring.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
We have uninvited guests. To be honest, we have fought their relatives for years. Last year was the first year we didn't see any of them. Quite a few years back they ate through the tile in the boys bathroom, the next year it was in the wall between the living and dining room, then they moved to the garage, and the year after our exterminator drilled a hole in the garage floor and hit the mother lode (he actually drilled into their nest). He was so excited! Last year we only saw carpenter ants and he sprayed for them. Alas, the termites are back. They are actually eating the moulding of our wall and that is all we are actually seeing. I'm sure I would hate to see the damage they've done inside it. At least I "think" they are termites. Last year I mistook the carpenter ants for termites. Our exterminator pointed out the difference, but they still looked like a termite to me.
If you live in Texas, more than likely you fight termites or carpenter ants also. They get really active in the spring. They are NOT wanted though as I really don't care to have our house eaten by them!
And yes, I have a call in to the exterminator. We are eagerly awaiting his arrival!
(As usual, thanks goes to Hannah for the photographs.)
UPDATE: The exterminator has come and gone. They were indeed termites. I actually called him again before he came. I went into the garage (which I had checked an hour or two earlier) and the floor was covered with a mass exodus of termites crawling outdoors! They were also on the walls and flying around and into the house! HELP! He had mercy on me and came right away. Of course by that time most of them had left in the garage; wouldn't you know?? He believed me though. At least he said he did.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
I was reading in Ephesians yesterday and this phrase caught my attention:"to be made new in the attitude of your minds."
That is what God wants to do for us. As He is working in our lives we come to know Him better and better and He really does change the attitude of our minds. Everything may seem different although our natural circumstances may not have changed. I really like the way The Message says this.....take on an entirely new way of life.
Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything - and I do mean everything - connected with that old way of life has to go. It's rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life - a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.
When God reproduces His character in us our attitudes do change. We can change from being negative to optimistic, from depressed to having joy, from wanting our own way to wanting what best for others, from being self-righteous to showing mercy, and the list can go and on.
How utterly different our lives can be! How exciting! How impossible in our own strength. How possible with Him!