Friday, March 24, 2006

Another Online Friend IRL

It was fun today to meet another person from an online forum I used to be a part of. He joined us for lunch at my very favorite place to eat, Ton's Mongolian BBQ. We talked him into entertaining us with a mini concert before he hit the road for DC.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Prayer Request

Rachel was awakened this morning by a phone call from a principal of a local Christian school asking her to fill out an application for a position that had just opened up. Just yesterday Rachel had called this school and was told it would be a month before they knew if there would be any openings. So at the moment Rachel is busy filling out a lengthy application which includes an essay on "What is your philosophy of Christian Education?" Lucky for her, she had this very same essay as a question in one of her Ed classes at college, and she was easily able to find it on her computer. So that will give her a good start.

Please pray for her and this application--she really needs a job, and this particular school is within easy driving distance.

Other Rachel news: Today she paid yet another fee to the State of Texas to apply for her Standard Teaching Certificate since she passed the two required exams. Also, we've about given up on the hope that she would find a used Toyota Echo within our price range, so now we're back to looking at other small cars. A car-dealer friend is looking for us, and said he has a small Subaru for her to try out early next week.

Last night Rachel attended the singles' Bible study from church and came home overwhelmed with stories of difficulties various ones were undergoing. With a laugh she summed up her own troubles: no car, no job, no boyfriend. Wouldn't it be a blessing for Rachel to get a car and a job soon so she could be happy about at least two out of three??

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Thirsty White Kitty

Warning: if you have dial-up, it might take forever to download this video even though it is only 45 seconds long.

I got bored the other day and decided to look on my new computer and see if it included any video editing software. I found something called Movie Maker so I tried it out. (No, I don't think I'll quit my day job :-)

Click on the triangle.

Monday, March 20, 2006


Yesterday I cut my finger pretty deep. I was trying to split some speaker wire and I was using a paring knife in a stupid way. I stopped the bleeding with a dish cloth, then made a butterfly closure with duct tape, added a bandaid, then wrapped the whole finger in a piece of tee shirt. For punishment for my folly, I've had to endure three things:
  1. Pain.
  2. Having to explain the story to my coworkers.
  3. Having my medical student son ask me, "Mom, have you been reading Where There Is No Doctor again?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Rainy Sunday

I had my camera with me at church today, so the folks in the back seat took these photos while I was trying to drive. We've had such a drought for such a long time, but it looks like the rains this weekend will start to make a dent in that lack. As Rachel said, this is a good day to stay inside and cuddle up with a book in bed. (Except how can I do that when there are so many basketball games on TV in my bedroom?)