Monday, May 31, 2004

Oh, I've been meaning to put this up for a long time. A guy at work shared it with me and it fits with the toilet bowl warning post. Someone has created an entire website with dumb warnings, laws, and acts. I've just been able to look at a few of the laws and warnings so far but they're funny. In Iowa the fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire and horses are forbiden to eat fire hydrants. Worse, in Arizona it is illegal to hunt camels or keep a donkey in your bath tub. Apparently they had problems with these things in the past. The site is and there is a link to dumb warnings that I'm sure you'll be able to figure out. You're smart.
I had a prayer request that I haven’t been able to pray for quite a long time. When it got to be a problem I gave it to the Lord and said I would stop worrying about it, but I wasn’t trusting. In reality, I had just buried it in the back of my mind and refused to think about it. Lately it’s come to the surface again and seemed more baffling than before. Yesterday I felt such a need to pray that I almost walked out of church to go find a quite place. Driving home I made a terribly feeble but genuine attempt to pray about it again, and last night I began to see it answered. I finally have peace about the matter.
I forgot that it’s ok to pray and get the answer “Wait, let me work”, but God gave me even more than that. In waiting, I can pray too and after my last goobered mess of prayer he at least steered me in a specific direction now.
Ok, I know this is a very vague post, but it’s my blog and no one says you have to read it :-p Maybe someday I’ll share more but probably not. For now just know that God is there, he’s very worth trusting, and he does care.
Caleb loaned me and Lisl a CD last week by Barlow Girls. There were quite a few songs that I liked on it but one song in particular comes to mind as I write this…

Never Alone
I waited for you today
But you didn't show
No no.
I needed you today
So where did you go?
You told me to call
Said you'd be there
And though I haven't seen you
Are you still there?

I cried out with no reply
And I can't feel you by my side
So I'll hold tight to what I know
You're here and I'm never alone

And though I cannot see you
And I can't explain why
Such a deep reassurance
You've placed in my life.
We cannot separate
'Cause you're part of me.
And though you're invisible
I'll trust the unseen.


Wednesday, May 26, 2004

According to the toilet bowl cleaner "The toilet is not a recomended source of drinking water". Why didn't someone ever tell me this? Really?!

Shopping at Walmart with Lisl is great fun. Of course we generally make our own ammusment no matter what. It took us 20 minutes to choose which set of plates we wanted only to get home and find they were broken. C'est la vie.
Ok, the lunch hour is quickly slipping away so I'll come back later and turn this into a proper post.

Monday, May 17, 2004

The storm was even better up close *grin*
Nothing like running through puddles then coming home, drying off and curling up in soft, clean sheets. I missed you summer. I think everyone needs to play a little every now and then. Not all the time though, good.
I'm remembering summer. Summer is when there aren't so many people around and I begin to resurface. I love people, people are one of the funniest, greatest things God created but it is so easy to let yourself drown in the crowds. I had thought the initial grouchiness and later re-aquaintance with myself was something that only happened when I returned to Indiana because I was suddenly cut off from everyone at school. But no, it just happens to be the way I shift modes. Sorry Lisl and those who have to be around me when that happens. :-)
I took a walk tonight. A lovely summer walk (actually an attempt to counteract the ice cream/expresso concotion my roommate fed me...yum). As I started my walk there was a pile of brilliant white clouds building in the south west. For the first time in a long time I noticed how beautiful America is. There were cardinals and robins in the sprawling green grass. The air was clear and perfect, humid enough to wrap around you but not so sticky you feel like you're swimming. I thought I liked spring, but summer is better. The deep green of summer leaves and the smell of sun warmed pine needles.
The clouds grew as I walked. Everytime the sky and lighting changed I would say to God, "This is it, you've done it. The evening can't get any prettier." I think God likes proving me wrong. When I turned the final corner the clouds became an all out storm. I could see lightening in the distance where once my white fluffy clouds had been sitting. The wind picked up and an all out dust storm broke out from the construction site. Now as I sit here I can hear the rain pounding on the road outside. I think I'll go sit on my new porch and watch it. It's so lovely having the time to watch rain and think about whatever I like.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Well, I no longer reside on ELH 2. After three short years I found myself on my knees wiping away the last remains of silly string, confetti and motor oil out of room 212. A lot of happy memories of a lot of friends who've graduated and moved away. Even though I've lived longer on that floor than anywhere else in the past 8 years or so it was time to move.
We've already got our paintings hung and books unpacked down in the new appartment. There is a pleasant bit of moving clutter around but nothing nearly as bad as what our room looked like the past two weeks with about 4 people's boxes in it. Whoever thought of the concept of an attic should get some kind of prize. It is a wonderful relaxing feeling to sit in one's bedroom and know that there are 3 other rooms around you. I feel sorry for house fish. They must get very stressed living in such a little space their whole lives.
Hmm, I've just discovered that these new desk chairs don't rock...leaning back has unpleasant side effects in case you were wondering. I think I'd better go check the bread, make sure it didn't take over the kitchen. *grin* I have a kitchen. Beware...

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Well, that was an interesting week. I think the professors purposly make the week before finals tough so that you don't grouch about finals week as much.
I found a couple quotes that aptly fit this week:

If you don't stay awake as long as you can, then you'll probably fall asleep trying.

and one of my dad's favorite sayings,
"It has not yet been confirmed, but we've just learned that things are more like they are now than they've ever been before."...and are they ever.