Saturday, September 24, 2005

Good News, Bad News

Here is the good news--Tomorrow we are flying to Seattle because Max entered the Stockstock film festival and his short film was one of 25 selected to be shown at the Seattle Art Museum tomorrow night. We had gotten vouchers for a free flight from Alaska Airlines bacause of a flight delay back in July, so we decided to go. I used to really enjoy being spontaneous, but those were the days when I didn't have every day booked with something, I had to cancel church, a picnic, and physical therapy just to be gone overnight! Yikes. Anyway, I have never been to Seattle so we are going to try to cram a bunch of touristy stuff into our one day. You just never know where life is going to lead you I guess.
Which brings me to the bad news--On Tuesday a pipe burst underneath my sink and ruined the floor in my kitchen, family room and bathroom. The disaster cleanup people came and currently there are 5 industrial strength fans running 24 hrs a day in my house to dry out the walls. The noise is awful, we are mostly staying in the bedrooms with the door closed because we can't stand it. They will be running until Tuesday, which goes back to the good news because now we will be gone for 2 days while the fans are running.
It's all quite an adventure.
P.S. thank God for homeowner's insurance.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Church Chat

This morning I went to my church's membership class, which is the class you attend when you are fairly new there and you want to become a member. Well, I have been going to my church for almost 5 years. It is really not a big deal whether or not you are a member, nobody pressures you or anything. I have always volunteered, been a part of things and felt totally at home there. And because we are moving in less than a year it would have been easy to just not ever become a member. But I felt I owed it to the church which has been so faithful to me, to be faithful to it. I equate it to living together without the benefit of marriage, it's time to make it official.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hooked on Fake Knitting

I do not know how to knit. My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was a girl, and that makes me a crocheter. I have tried to learn how to knit on a few occasions, but I just can't get the hang of it. Recently though, I found this thing called a hat loom. This loom enables you to "knit" a hat without actually learning how to knit. Well, this has opened up a whole new world to me, I am not only a crocheter anymore, I can "knit"! This is the equivalent of heating up a Mrs. Smith's pie and proclaiming to be a baker. But I don't care! Armed with my new "skill", I am making beanies left and right, equipping my family to withstand the ravages of the harsh Monterey winter! Really, that's not true for two reasons: a) Monterey's winters are anything but harsh, and b) my boys refuse to wear the butt-ugly hats I am churning out. But I remain undaunted! Next year, when we move to Spokane, and I get stuck in a snowdrift, I will be easily spotted in my lifesaving neon rainbow beanie!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Past Week

I have been very sad all week, I'm sure you all know why. I have been praying like crazy, I hope my prayers helped. The enormity of this thing is unfathomable to me. I will keep watching CNN and FOX until this story ends. But this is a story that will never really end, certainly not happily. I feel guilty for having petty problems, I pray I will never know what real problems are. I love you all.