the great circle of crap

Not sure where to start. This week has just been crappy, even this morning.

Monday it was crappy because I felt horrible nearly all day long. My back hurt so bad that I could hardly sit down here in this chair to work on my homework. Homework that I did get done, but it turned out isn’t due until next Tuesday. So basically I looked like an idiot turning something in that we hadn’t even “officially learned” yet. I am so going to screw up this CSS stuff in class, we’re supposed to stick to CSS1.

Monday was also crappy because Elijah found out that not only could he pull toys off the top shelf of his white toy shelf in his room, but he could climb up there too – over 3 feet off the ground, maybe 3 1/2.

Elijah was going to wear a Cardinal’s jersey to the Harvest Festival on Sunday (31st)…. I think now he shall be wearing his Rams onesie instead. (more…)

producer/director/editor – is me

I never did post about how Sunday went… so here goes…

Sunday was my first day without B – I was supposed to get there at 7.30 and I would do both services and then edit the second for television. :eek:

The day started out just like Squidward’s “best day ever” (read: worst day ever). I woke up at the moment I should have been leaving the house. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten ready so dang fast in my life, including a shower. 85 mph for the interstate part of the 30 mile drive, no cops in sight. :blink:
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A Child’s Love

Where there is a child, there is love. Children love honestly, truly, faithfully, and unconditionally. They love you with all of their hearts, souls, and minds, even if they themselves do not know why.
Here are some examples of a child’s love.

I miss you
My brother-in-law was in the hospital at the end of June 2004 for four days (three nights), two of my sisters-in-law spent a lot of time with me. The littlest one is Sarah, she was nine at the time. While at my house on his second day, she talked to him on the phone. I had asked her if she wanted to, as I was calling up there anyway, and she never would give me an answer. When I finished talking to him, I handed her the phone and left the room for a few minutes. I returned just in time to hear her say to him, “I miss you.”

A baby’s kisses
There’s nothing sweeter than a baby’s kisses. Maybe it’s because it comes from a baby or because they have not quite learned to make their lips give a “real” kiss, or maybe it’s because they love unconditionally. They love anyone who shows even the least bit of interest in them, and even sometimes those who do not.
I remember the first time my son gave me a kiss, he grabbed my face, pulled me to his open mouth, and pressed his mouth against my cheek and, “mmmmmm,” he said.
Then there was the first time he gave me a hug. I had changed his diaper first thing in the morning and stood him up on the changing table, he leaned forward throwing his arms around my neck and squeezed me tight, “ahhhhhhh,” he said.

Trust
Along with love, a child trusts. My little boy trusts me so much that after changing his diaper, I can stand back from the changing table about two feet and while holding my hands, he will still try to walk towards me. He does not care about the “canyon” between us, he knows I will not let him fall. All he thinks about is how he wants to be held by his Mommy, and that is all that matters.

So what have we learned today?
…who is the greatest? Except you become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom; whoever humbles as this little child, the same is greatest. And whoever receives one such little child, receives me. – based on Matthew 18:1-5.

it’s crazy

It’s absolutely crazy the amount of political ads we have received in the mail this past month.

Just the other day, we got four of them. Four!! And three of those are about the same guy, the other one about his competitor!

Of course, usually there is more of a variety of the candidates we receive by mail.

It is just crazy though.
I vote, and I take it seriously.
But I do my own research. Being on a mailing list, seeing a commercial on tv, hearing one on the radio, getting a phone call, or hearing some celebrity say they endorse “so-and-so” — I don’t care, it’s not going to change my vote any. And I honestly don’t know anyone who will change their vote because of those things. I’ve seen it, however, happen by word-of-mouth, friends telling friends who they’re voting for and why. But the rest of that, it’s just a waste of money.

Today we got two more.
I wish I’d been keeping these things instead of just throwing them all away — then I could see how many we’ve actually received !-)