Friday, August 8, 2008

My multi-talented man

You probably knew (or assumed) that my man could translate Greek and Hebrew, engage someone in a deep philosophical discussion, teach a very interesting Sunday school class and preach a convicting Spirit-filled sermon but did you also know that he could:

  • shoot a mighty buck at 125 yards with a shotgun
  • make the best homemade popcorn ever
  • make balloon animals
  • clean out a closet like a mad man
  • put trim on a wall with the best of them
  • get rid of all the weeds in my yard
  • describe in detail every well-known battle from the Civil War (this is especially entertaining when you are at the battlefield)
  • drive a stick shift in a foreign country where you drive on the right hand side of the car and shift with your left hand
  • butcher the said deer above better than any other butcher I've met
  • can say "jalapeno peppers" just like Billy Crystal from When Harry Met Sally
  • remembers pretty much everything he's ever read
  • and....can run a cotton candy machine (I just learned that today. We needed someone for the carnival tomorrow and who knew my hubby had run one before?!)
I've just touched the surface. What a truly multi-talented guy!!!

BTW, he's also an awesome hubby, truly the best ever--he's whisking me away this weekend!

Question of the morning

If a bar of soap gets flushed down a toilet, how long does it take it to dissolve so the toilet will flush properly?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's a good thing it's Thursday....

and there is only one more day of VBS. Evidence of this:
  • I forgot to eat lunch. Joe reminded me but I was so tired I took a nap first and then forgot.
  • I cut my finger with a knife and probably should have gotten stitches. It bleeds every time I take the bandaid off. Does that mean it needs stitches? Joe would probably tell me it just means that I need to leave the bandaid on (BTW, he's not home this evening or I would have consulted him. He is the ER expert in our house.) All I was trying to do was open a bag of frozen chicken.
  • I left my wallet in the van when I went to the grocery store. I had my purse but forgot the wallet. Still not sure how that happened...
  • I forgot to feed the kids supper. In all fairness they had a snack around 4pm--frozen pizza which used to fill them up enough to be called supper. But since there are four of them and the pizza was small I think technically it was a snack.
  • My feet hurt. That probably would have been preventable but I really enjoy wearing my flip flops rather than my tennis shoes.

And now my finger is bleeding again because I'm typing with it. I'm glad tomorrow's Friday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

mid-week update

I thought I'd give you a mid-week VBS update. Today we had 68 kids. We also had at least 4 kids accept Jesus as their Savior! Yeah!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The game of golf...the ultimate distraction

Sara had to get a filling yesterday. She was so scared--I mean really, really scared. By the time we got back to the room with the chair she was in complete tears and pretty much beyond reason--silent tears and a shaking body. The hygentist showed her the "pink pig nose" that would be used for the laughing gas and then left. By her glance at me, I took it as a hint that I definitely needed to step in and calm my child down. We prayed, prayed and prayed some more. We talked about where the fear was from--the unknown. For ten minutes I tried pretty much everything. Then, and it had to be from God, I realized I just needed to move on and talk about something else--ANYTHING else to get her mind off of it. There was a big mural of a golf course on the wall and so we talked about what else--golf. She learned everything I know about golf (which isn't much) but now she actually wants to go golfing. So if you ever happen to be around her and wonder where she learned such a vast knowledge of the sport of golf--it was at the dentist--where else?

She did great by the way. The whole procedure from the time she put the mask on to when the dentist was done took maybe five minutes. Oh, and laughing gas makes Sara, well, laugh!


VBS started yesterday and I know many of you may be wondering how it is going. We had 41 kids (pretty good for a church our size, I think). They learned "The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God." 1 John 4:14-15 We didn't lose anyone and no one got hurt. All in all a successful day!