Wednesday, January 27, 2010
UP - I got a lot of work done today.
DOWN - I made a new recipe this afternoon, called "Orange Grape Nut Muffins" - they were NOT very good. The texture was very heavy. I had had high hopes for that recipe - it sounded really delicious.
UP - Pastor Bartlett is a fantastic preacher. He preached another excellent message tonight.
UP - Mike and Andrew are both excited that USC knocked off #1 Kentucky last night.
UP - My house is clean!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'd like to think that getting "middle-aged" is not affecting me too much, as far as attitude goes anyway. Flexibility is the key is my mantra.
But don't call me in the middle of Sunday afternoon. At least if you want me to be coherent, responsive, and happy that you called. Even mildly happy. My nap is my lifeline.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
"She died of lung cancer, but took pride in smoking. She wanted all to know that it was worth it just so she could live life her own way. She faced death bravely, and passed away without pain. She was remarkable for her lavish style."
That is one of the dumbest things I've ever read.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I found an entire album of Haiti pictures from that trip and have scanned in five.
The marketplace where we held our first open-air service. You can probably tell even from this small photo just how dusty and grimy everything was.
I'll have to get used to it, but at least it's as warm as the other one. Looking at this picture, it looks kind of funny - the intent was to show the other, solid red, side. But on here it looks a little like something separate.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Mike, Ann, Cathy, Tim
Andrew and his team.
These young people and their team leaders (on the right) will get to know each other VERY well this semester! Fortunately they seem to have a real "chemistry" and get along quite well. They start on the road on Wednesday for four months. What a great experience for all of them.
Anyway - that was my busy, busy weekend. Not much down time, but worth it.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The whole week has been very cold - much colder than usual. In my opinion, if we're going to have winter, let's have cold weather. I don't like the Januarys where we barely need a winter coat, and there have been several of those in recent years.
ML had to come home sick from her job at the daycare today. So I made her chicken noodle soup and stayed with her - while Mike and Andrew used a gift card of mine and went out to eat. How's that for laying it down!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
She appeared to be in her 60s so I said, "When did you start practicing here in town, and did you know . . .?" She broke into a big smile and said "Yes! He and I were antiquing buddies!" She was so glad to share and compare memories of him and his clocks and other antiques, and I was glad for Andrew to hear someone's memories of his grandfather who passed away when Andrew was six years old.