Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
"You are this awkward little girl with these big pretty eyes, it's very powerful and you don't know how to use them." -Kristin
"What the crap?!" - Kimberly
"Kati may not like Vegas, but Vegas likes Kati." -Kristin
"Somebody pleased the vegas gods- it must be all that elvis statue kissing." -Kristin
"Then what'd you stop for?!" -Kimberly
"Whatever the crap?" -Kimberly, requoted by Kristin, requoted by Katrina
In high school, I thought it would be the coolest thing to be a mechanic... not as a career (I wanted to be a writer and a mom...that's been my plan for a looong time), but just as a high school job. What would be cooler than a chick mechanic in high school? My uncle lived with us for years, and he and I talked countless times about him teaching me about cars, but he never did. I did get to attend a number of antique car shows with him across the years, but I retain nothing but the memory and the term "suicide doors." Shameful.
That said, I am back home and am sitting in my cubicle at work, having become newly recommitted to being IN the office for the majority of my work week. And as I sit here and fiddle with my to-do lists... many random thoughts surface. Like the fact that my oil change is past due and I wish I would have made Uncle Charlie teach me back when I had the chance... I may not be a chick mechanic, but at least I'd be saving myself some good money every few months.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I have never considered myself much of a cat person... but. My last visit to Tennessee, Banks (Kim's diva cat) began to warm me up, as after many years in our friendship, she had finally decided she would seek affection. Apparently, with two big labs in the home, the once queen of the castle was feeling a bit infringed upon and had determined to cuddle, as a cat should.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.
Oh Lord, help me to perceive what each time is... what time today is, and not to worry too much about what kind of time tomorrow will be. Help me to live today in a beautiful and courageous way. Give me Your joy that can't be overcome. Help me to be faithful, today. Lord, give me courage and grace to accept whatever season I am in and see the changes from where you see them- a sure ground and safe place that never trembles. George MacDonald once said, 'The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to and the last duty done." Oh the sound of faithfulness. Let my life make such a sound.