Friday, April 30, 2004

Coming and going

Doro's foot is still swollen, but maybe a bit better. She doesn't want to go to the doctor.

A. just phoned and has accepted a tentative position for a job with a Christian relief agency. The job would start late summer, I think. The details still have to be worked out, but his first few months will probably be spent in a war country. Lord, take care of him. We're very proud of him, we're not at all surprised at this job. But it did make me think about this being another phase in my empty nest, one of the chickadees really a long ways away for a really long time. But he has been headed in this direction for quite some time, and I think it is where God wants him to be. Lord, take care of him.

R. phoned today, I hadn't talked to her in quite a few days. She had just turned in a project and was feeling good about having that done. One more big project to finish over the weekend and turn in on Monday. Then she will be mostly done, except for exams. Wow, the end of 4 years for her. Thank you, Lord. One more year to go.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Fire ants

Yesterday Doro got bitten by some fire ants on her feet. Today she came home from school with one foot really swollen. She seems to be reacting pretty badly. I gave her benedryl which made her take a nap before dinner and another one after dinner. If it isn't better tomorrow, maybe she needs to go to the clinic.

Speaking of Doro, I put some photos of her prom on my website. I decided to only put up three, but they are good ones.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Fixing up my blog

Well, I don't want to brag or anything, but I'm happy that I've figured out how to make my blog look a little better with some images from my website. I'm sure the html changes I made are not very clean, but they seem to work, so that will have to be good enough.

I've also updated my website with more photos from Grandma's funeral, Easter, and more wildflowers.

Ok, time to go to bed.

Nice weather

The last two days we have been enjoying the nicest weather. It was rainy over the weekend, and we needed rain, so that was good. But after the rain stopped, the weather has been perfect--sunny, warm but not too warm, and clear. I always tell my out-of-state friends that April and October are the best times to come to Dallas. April is actually better than October because of the bluebonnets.

G's wildflowers are in full bloom. Well, I can hardly call them wild since he tends them every weekend, but the seeds were called wildflower mixture when he planted them about 5-6 years ago. It is interesting to see how each year the mixture of flowers is a bit different. The first year was the very best, with a couple dozen varieties, I think. Since then it has been a botany lesson in watching which are the dominate species. But that balance is upset too because G pulls out the Mexican hats in order to let the other stuff grow. They are beautiful, and lots of people slow down and gawk as they drive by.

The fire ants have come out of the ground with a vengeance since the rain too. D seems to be quite sensitive to them and has several bites on her feet that look pretty nasty.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Bass Hall

After church today I went to a concert with my friend K. at Bass Hall in Ft.Worth. It was the first time I've ever been there. It was a cool place. Of course it was easy to make comparisons with the Myerson Hall in Dallas, but they are both cool places. The Ft. Worth Symphony orchestra played Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Brahms. We had nosebleed seats, but still the sound was so good. I did get a little sleepy, it was so relaxing, but I woke up when the last movement of the Brahms when I started hearing the hymn "We are God's People." The last line: O let us live transparently, and walk heart to heart and hand in hand.

The rain of the weekend has stopped and the sun has come out. We are having one of those beautiful spring days of April in Dallas. Soon it will be too hot.