Friday, September 7, 2007
Potpourri Friday and a Little Football Too!
Fall is definitely in the air out here in the Northwest. Our temperatures have cooled considerably. I think we were over 100 degrees every day this summer. This last week we had a day in the 70's and the rest in the 80's. And it's amazing how refreshing that feels after such harsh heat! Hopefully all the fires will die out now and our state can stop burning up. It's just too bad that forest management has to be such a hot political subject. It just seems to me that cutting out old and dead trees and cleaning up the brush makes good sense. I'm just saying.
And speaking of fall - it is my most favorite time of the year. I have always found it interesting that a season that symbolizes death and endings of nature brings with it so much newness. I just love how there is a crispness in the air and soups and stews start sounding good again and my Christmas gift list begins to form. I love that we are going to be able to use our new patio fireplace during the evenings. I love that we can make s'mores in it while we relax in our deck chairs. Can you just imagine the deliciousness of a s'more without having to pack a camper and clean it all up again when you get home! I love fall decorations and putting my flower beds to bed for the winter and dreaming through my seed catalogs for next year. The only thing I don't like about fall is that winter follows it. I really don't like winter. But I guess it's a small price to pay for the beauty of autumn.
Fall also brings with it the start of a new Bible Study in our church and this last week we began our Beth Moore study of Daniel. It was powerful. I am so excited to get going with this study. What an anointed speaker she is! I am already challenged and ready to learn.
Our church began all its new Wednesday night fall programs last week and the place was buzzin'! It always blesses my heart to see so many kids and teens involved in church stuff. What an oasis the church is after living in such a hot, dry, un-thirst quenching world.
I was excited to discover that my daughter, Andrea, started a blog. She was shy to let me see it but what a thrill to my heart to read her words. You can find her blog, Living By Grace, here. Go read her first post and tell me I am not one blessed mama! She references to the fact that I once told her she was going to marry a pastor. I was really just joking. I told her that she would marry a pastor and Jess will marry a math teacher (because she HATES math). But truly, I was as surprised as Andrea when Jayson shared God's calling on his heart. But they are both going to be great at it. God knows what He is doing!
Have any of you listened to Big Mama and Boo Mama's podcasts yet? These are two very funny ladies! I downloaded both podcasts on to my iPod and listened to them on my drive home from work. I felt kind of funny for laughing out loud when I'm the only one in the car - I wonder what the passer byer's though? They are fun to listen to and they have the most lovely southern accents. I love a southern accent. Becky, do you have one?
I have made plans to catch the BSU vs. Washington State game Saturday afternoon. I know. I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm really confused about all of this. I don't even know how to tell my husband about my plans because it will really confuse him too. We just don't watch football. Or basketball. Or golf. But BSU hasn't lost a game in I don't know how long. And it's just getting exciting around here folks. And even though I don't know the difference between a down and a quarterback - well I'm excited too. And if Boise State can convince me, a sworn non-sports person, to watch not one but three games in the last several months - well hey - they must be pretty good.
Oh, and remember that speeding ticket I got? Well, I sort of forgot about it. And I sort of didn't get it paid. And yesterday I sort of got a piece of mail that said something about a warrant and an arrest. I'm thinking I'd better get that piece of business taken care of. Right away.
Oh, and if you haven't posted a picture of the place in your home where you love to be creative - hurry up and do so. I love looking at pictures of the places where you love to be! Be sure and let me know when you post it so I can come and visit!