Thursday, September 28, 2006

Praise God for Christian schools!

I just have to say that as I am now in the depths of a class at a secular (and rather liberal) institution, that I appreciate as I never have before the chance to learn in an environment that is not hostile to Christianity. There's a lot of pressure that comes with being the only one who is willing to stand up and say that the favored world-view of a class and/or teacher isn't necessarily the right or even the best way to look at life, and I am so glad that I did not have to fight through all of my high school and college classes the way I'm fighting through this class!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Falling

It was chilly on the way to work this morning. The air had that extra little bit of edge that foretells the end of lush green days and the beginning of nights cool enough to spend with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

It was a happy realization. It made me remember how nice it was to snuggle up with my newly acquired hubby on the first cold day after we were married. It's nice to know, going into this winter, that I won't be enduring the cold on my own. I got out my terrycloth robe (that I originally bought for Chris) last night, and we snuggled and watch a little TV. Nice and cozy.

Our new living room is all cleaned up now, and we're starting to feel settled in. We can generally find what we're looking for, and soon we'll get all the books out of their boxes and line them up on the shelves. That's Chris's project; he enjoys organizing them just so. He didn't work in the library for nothing. :-)

Life is happy in our little town house, and we thank God for all of His blessings.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Today be the day!

Arrr! Me hearties!









Take yer pick o' the pirates below, but whatever ye do....











































Be ye piratical!!!





Friday, September 15, 2006

For my wonderful hubby

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
Andre Maurois
I love you!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Just for the record...

Putting politics, Christianity, and lots of emotion together is never a good thing.

Ever.

Everybody comes out looking bad.

Argh. Stuff like Jesus Camp makes me so mad! I feel like I need to watch it, but I don't want to. I know I'll spend the entire movie yelling at the screen. People persist in lumping every little group of people that call themselves Christian together as if everything that called itself Christian really was. Even within what could properly be called Christian, there is a huge variety of practices and beliefs. You can't lump us all together! STOP BEING SO CLOSED MINDED!

Sigh. Guess it'll never really stop...

Monday, September 04, 2006

Shoutout

Please find for your continuing edification and general delight new links on the sidebar. My own dearest brother is now at the top of the list, and I have added my good friends from college Tim and Ashley and Lincoln as well. There is also now a special section with breaking News from Abroad.

And of course, now that the school year is back in progress, much fresh meat has landed on the Frittering Away platter.

May a good time be had by all!

Caught me!

OK, Camille. You caught me. :-)

1. One book that changed your life: VanVonderen’s Tired of Trying to Measure Up

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: The Lord of the Rings trilogy (so I was a speech major, not a math major!)

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: The book of Psalms

4. One book that made you laugh: The Paper Bag Princess

5. One book that made you cry: The Atonement Child

6. One book that you wish had been written: Hmmmm... (I may update this later.)

7. One book you wish had never been written: Anything by Robert Rector (grrr...)

8. One book you’re currently reading: Selling Women Short

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Broken Mirror

10. Now tag five people:
Becca
Mel
Ben
Joanna
Laura

Friday, September 01, 2006

Marvellous Miscellany

Well.

Now that I am mostly done tinkering with Blogger code, I can breathe and catch up on posting.

Prais the Lord, Chris has a job! The firm he worked for this summer called him back one week after his internship ended and offered him a spot for next fall. We are so thankful for that offer! It takes a lot of pressure off of this next year, and it allows us to start making plans in advance instead of at the last minute.

Equally exciting is that there is a university about 45 minutes from where Chris will be working that offers a Master's of Social Work. So, Lord willing, next fall I should be able to make some serious progress towards that degree. I'm a long way behind on prerequisites, but I'm taking a class this semester on Family and Society, and I'll take another class next semester as well. Then perhaps I can do the remaining 10 or 12 credits that I need to be accepted next fall, hunt up an internship or some kind of work experience, and then get going full time on the degree in the fall of 2008, with completion in May 2010.

DeWitt is merrily gaining weight. I thought that was a good thing (just a growing boy!), but now the doc tells me that we have a pudgy budgie. :-( I'm not sure what to do with him since he won't touch the food that the vet recommended to replace the seed, but I comfort myself with the knowledge that my family raised four or five birds on seed, and they all did just fine. He has recently recovered from a mite infestation on his beak and feet. Non-transmissible to humans, but they can do some serious damage to a bird's beak. They're all gone now though, and he's going to be just fine.