Friday, May 26, 2006

Work and Play

The lazy man turns over in bed. He gets no farther than a door swinging on its hinges. 26:14

The Dallas Mavericks have won one and lost one in the NBA Western Conference finals. The games have not been on TV (well, they've been on cable, but we don't have cable) so we've listened on the radio. That radio station doesn't come in very well either, but we do have a couple digital radios that bring in the station pretty well. Rachel has become quite a fan.

While the game was on I kept working on things around the house. It is less than a week before we close the door between Rachel's end of the house and ours, so we're working hard to get everything ready for her to live on her own and do some things at our end of the house too. Today I installed a towel rack, a spice rack, a wax paper rack, hung two sets of cups and saucers for display, hung a medicine cabinet, and attached a folding ironing board to the wall. Tomorrow I need to put up valences in the newly painted guest room.

I'd be interested in cricket, but I don't have five free days.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Change Is Not Easy

An honest answer is a sign of true friendship. 24:26

From an email from my boss to our entire group:
4) One of our clever AA team members snooped out the Martin Van Buren reference letter. She discovered this link on urban legends. Apparently it has been used for purposes such as ours more than once! Seems that it doesn't float!

*takes bow*

I have to write it on the list so I can cross it off.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

You Look Good In Red

Don't be envious of sinful people; let reverence for the Lord be the concern of your life. 23:17

If was nice of Jessica to come by with her bf today. I warned him that he was here so I could see if he passed inspection. Jessica reminded me of the post I made last Valentine's Day, so I explained to John that he must be a great guy to meet with Jessie's "list." And I believe I agree with her assessment. John, if you're reading this: you passed. :-)

Don't try to upload your photos in the early evening. That's when everbody and his blog is using the internet.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Key to Everything

Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it. 22:9

Our boss came to work the other day, reached in his pocket and took out his keys, and unlocked the office door. The only thing strange about that was the key he used was to the back door of his house.

On a different note, I remembered something else the pastor said yesterday during his sermon: "Adam was made out of dirt, but Eve wasn't." Hmm...

I used to be on a forum where I used to have a signature where I used to put funny things that I used to hear. I may try that here:
Did you know the street price of the benzodiazepines is directly proportional to the rate at which they hyperpolarize neurons, thereby activating the dopaminergic system?

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Do what is right and fair; that pleases the Lord more than bringing him sacrifices. 21:3

I've always liked the book of Proverbs, for several reasons, not the least of which is that it doesn't take a lot of brains to understand the proverbs. They work for people who have short attention spans. I can appreciate the direct and to-the-point style in which they are delivered, and I find them easy to apply to life in spite of the fact they were written millennia ago. It is convenient that the book of Proverbs has 31 chapters; I often read one each day of the month. I go there when I feel too stupid or cranky to understand other parts of Scripture. I've added a little template to my blog to give me a place to type in a proverb each time I post.

Church today was interesting. Our pastor is a good speaker, he's not hard to listen to, even for those of us whose minds easily wander. Today he wrapped up a series on stewardship in family life based on the familiar passage of Ephesians 5.

He had three funny little acronyms to help us remember how to treat family members.

HAT OFF -- Men should treat their wives:
  • H - Honesty. Always tell the truth to your wife.
  • A - Affection. Treat your wife with affection.
  • T - Talk. Talk to your wife
  • O - Opinion. Ask your wife her opinion about matters.
  • F - Financial security. Consider it your responsibility to provide most of the funds for your family.
  • F - Family commitment. Your wife needs you to love your kids.
HARP -- Wives should treat their husbands:
  • H - Homemaking. Wives should take the lead.
  • A - Admiration. Wives should express admiration however they can.
  • R - Recreational companionship. Wives should find some fun things to do with their husbands.
  • P - Physical affection. Well, we all know what this one means, so I won't elaborate. :-)
EAT OUT -- Kids should treat parents:
  • E - Encourage your parents. They need it.
  • A - Assist your parents when you can.
  • T - Thank your parents for what they do for you.
  • O - Obey your parents.
  • U - Unconditionally love your parents.
  • T - Trust. Behave in such a way as to deserve your parents' trust.