Sunday, June 15, 2003

Aahhhh, Sunday night and kids are in bed. Today was a day of sunshine and soapsuds and clean cars. In lieu of a big fancy bbq dinner for Fathers' Day I washed Andy's cars instead --ooOOO I windexed the windshields and windows too. Kids "helped" by playing in the suds and eating otter pops.

I could almost ignore the pile of ironing that needs tending to... but not for much longer, the closet is bereft of short-sleeved shirts, and in this oh-it's-summer-already? weather I need a good supply of those on hand. Not to mention this is the last week of normalcy before the world grinds to a halt for our church's vacation Bible school. Just write off anything productive THAT week, lemmetellya.

best way to pass time as you iron: talk to God. Pretend He's sitting on the couch while you work. It's very interesting. God and I iron clothes together. Give it a try sometime.

5 days until the new Harry Potter comes out. Figures it will be the day before vacation Bible school. Guess who's gonna be staying up all night to read it? :O) yeeeep. I will be sure to get all the laundry and meals done in advance so i can live on popcorn and quarts of water.

POPCORN. good ideeee. then God and I will iron.


Wednesday, May 07, 2003

What do I think? I think that moms desperately need more personal time. This mom does, anyway. But when when when? Get the kids safely off to bed, and I'm whipped myself. Can't sit at the computer during the day or the house goes to Sheol in a coracle. BUT IF I Turn on the one-eyed-monster to serve as a babysitter--NOW WE'RE TALKING!

So right now the kids are watching Kipper the Dog whilst I sit here and do nothing. very cool.

Kite flying was on the agenda for the afternoon, so Andy took the kids over to Aylen Jr Hi and tried to catch any passing breezes with varying degrees of success. My mission: hit the bank and deposit this month's piano lessons income, then get a portable buzz from the nearest Martin Henry's coffee. Turbo mocha for me; decaf vanilla latte for Andy. I'm ready to go running for 3 miles now!

Spring is in the air, and sandals are on the feet. D has outgrown his so off to Wal-Mart, that Bastion of American Frumpery On Display, to purchase some cheap teva rip-offs.

Monday, April 21, 2003

Ok, so a whole year goes by since last posting...
I still have a sense of restraint, writing here. LOL if I would DO IT more often it wouldn't be such a challenge. The unfamiliarity of it all chafes.
May 3 I have a speaking engagement for a Mother's Day Tea. The theme is from the Gospel of John, Chapter 4 - The Samaritan woman meeting Jesus at the well. Noooooooooo problem, right? we'll see. I seem to want to tie in the thought from Jeremiah where God says to the prophet regarding Israel something like "Do you see my people Israel?? Do you see what they've done? They've forsaken ME, and hewed themselves broken cisterns that hold no water!"
We of today try to fill our lives with things other than God Himself - we keep striving for significance, for satisfaction - and continually fail to acquire these things. God means to fill us with Himself, and we will not be content otherwise. All else is a chasing of the wind, bringing nothing real or lasting.
Mr Rodgers used to quote the verse from Psalm 34 - "O taste and see that the Lord is good!" To so many of us, however, God is just an ideal, a vague concept that we know we ought to respect and worship - but to Taste? to See? Wasn't it Alexander Pope who said something along the lines of "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing/Drink deeply, or taste not of that ____(something)__ spring." (Me and my vague recollections).
I think in our culture we've conditioned ourselves to be satisfied with the soundbites, the fast-food version of everything. The discipline needed to "drink deeply" just isn't cultivated anymore. I too struggle with this! This "instant, now, immediately, or I'm going somewhere else" mentality. Relationships fade, or otherwise are so shallow that they don't reach past the surface to the living material within.
Drink deeply. Taste and see. Depth takes time. Must ponder this more in weeks to come.