Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lazy Saturday

Gary is gone, and it's Saturday, so I've had a slow and lazy day. I talked to Gary this morning via Skype, and he's doing well.

My day wasn't entirely unproductive. I continue to scan my old slides. The colors are a bit faded, and there are definite dust specks, but didn't we live in a beautiful place all those years ago?

Rachel got her hair cut a couple of days ago, but she didn't like the cut very much, so I recut it this morning. I think the results were satisfactory.

In exchange for a haircut, she agreed to go for a walk with me at the local park. We fed the ducks stale burned bread I'd been saving in the freezer. There were lots of "local" ducks (I guess they are just odd looking domestic breeds) but here are a couple "real" ducks to add to my Birdstack life list, Lesser Scaup and Gadwall:

Friday, March 13, 2009


We really need the rain, so it is very good we're getting it. That said, three days in a row of gray make me feel blue.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hardship Duty

This photo is over 30 years old. I dug it out for two reasons--mainly to remind myself that as far as Hawai'i goes, I've been there and done that. No need to do it again, just because Gary is there for a week without me, is there? The second reason is to get going again with my slide scanning project. I set it aside several months ago, but I want to get going on it again.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Changing Churches

A couple months ago we left the local church we had been attending for several years. Deciding to leave was a fairly traumatic process to go through, and telling people that we were leaving was even harder, partly because we decided it would be unproductive to go into the details of our reason for leaving. We made an email announcement about our departure to those who needed to know, and many people were kind and wished us well as we started looking for a new church.

We've started the process of church hunting, but I wouldn't say we are any where near settling down anywhere just yet. As background, Gary and I come from somewhat different church traditions, and we work in an interdenominational Christian mission, so we don't have strong denominational loyalties. We've personally experienced a variety of worship styles and intellectually note with some sadness that the body of Christ is so fractured by denominationalism. We know that churches come and go based on music styles, location, and leadership personalities as much as they do on specific points of theology.

Ah, so much to think about when church hunting.