Friday, August 31, 2007

The Need Is The Call (thoughts of a vagabond)

Sometimes you read a blog that makes you want to thrust your fists in the air and yell "YES" as if your favorite team just did something important. That happened to me last night. I sent it to a lot of people via e-mail, but now I'm linking to it here. I started reading Bush's stuff 'cause I like his "The Church Being The Church" blogs. This is my favorite so far.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Puspus for dinner

Tonight during a lovely dinner of a chicken pot pie topped with grits and mexican cheese, Clay pointed out that the grits reminded him of puspus or "is it couscous?" We assured him that he meant couscous.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

true religion

"To hold fast to God with one hand while you open wide the other to your neighbor-that is true religion and undefiled, that is the law and the prophets, that is to live the life Jesus came to teach us about and to demonstrate to us. "
George McDonald
spoken by his character, Thomas Wingfold, in Paul Faber, Surgeon, 1879

Friday, August 17, 2007

Home School Schedule

My cousin Dreama posted her home schooling schedule on her blog. I'm sorry to say that she should be really embarrassed with her lack of organization and lack of covering enough subjects. I thought as a home school expert with 13 years under my belt I would show a truly perfect, organized, detailed schedule and put her to shame.

Monday - Friday
try to get up before 10
drink coffee
make sure English/History get done
leave Math for Dad
Thursday take Clay to zoo

Yep, that about covers it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


i think i am to the point that i can write about this without crying. on August 1st i was decorating for Camp Tacky Tacky at church when i got the call that Aaron had had an accident at his mission project with Four Corners. August 1st was the first day of our new insurance so his medical release form wasn't up to date and i needed to take him the insurance card. Jumping into his car, Salsa Verde, i headed up to McKinney when the bottom fell out of the sky. Traffic on Central was almost at a standstill. we just crept along until we were in Allen and then we speeded up to about 50. a semi pulled into the middle lane and put on his brakes. i put on my brakes, but there was nothing. i hydroplaned into the back of the semi, bounced off, went sideways and was struck by a van. the van was able to slow down and was at an almost complete stop when he hit me. two off-duty EMTs from two different cities stopped almost immediately and jumped in to help. my head was pounding and i had a lot of pain between my shoulder blades and in my left shoulder.

i am so upset about Aaron's car. it was handed down to him from a friend. they had run out of family members to pass it down to, so Aaron was gifted with it. it is such a sweet little car. the driver seat doesn't match the rest of the interior. the right hubcaps don't match the left hubcaps. it could use a new paint job, but it has the sweetest clutch and shifts like a dream. i love Salsa Verde. my husband thinks it is totaled. i can't even look at it without wanting to cry.

this is the second wreck involving someone trying to get to Aaron. makes me wonder. as for Aaron's accident. he was playing Capture the Flag with the VBS kids and hit a water spigot. broke the spigot and ripped open his knee all the way to the bone. his stitches look like the stitches on a baseball. it is nasty.