The other day I was hanging out with some friends, and one happened to comment on how she always tells her husband when she goes to the bathroom. We all laughed, especially when she described how he always looks at her like she's nuts for telling him. Later on, it occurred to me that I do the same thing, with both my husband and kids. I've figured out though that it's actually more of a defense mechanism than a desire to keep my family updated on my waste elimination processes.
When my kids were little, they always used to want me for something every time I went into the bathroom. Over time I've taught them to leave me alone when I'm in there unless it is an emergency. The thing is though, if you don't tell them where you're going, they'll be running around the house yelling for you the minute you pull out your reading material.
So, Sandy, we may have laughed when you admitted to this habit, but truth is, I do it too, and it's a good self-preservation practice. Anyone else out there with the same habit?
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
What we see in Lewis
is the steady place of his parish church;
the quiet regularity of his Bible-reading and prayers;
the natural large place for his main work of study and writing;
the large blocks of time for leisurely conversations with special friends;
and the importance of letter writing,
especially with those who sought his help
in the matter of Christian pilgrimage
For all of his immense output of literary work,
his life is marked by a spacious,
Read the rest of the article:
Dick Staub: Staublog - CS Lewis: On the unfrantic life
Posted by reJoyce at 22:18
Friday, March 9, 2007
My Dad sent me a picture of our son Peter's tree today. It's planted on the grounds of the Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin, TX, put there by our friends and the kids bible class. It's been there since 1993, planted during the year after his death. As far as we know this is only the second time in all those years that it has bloomed.
I'm too practical to think that there is anything miraculous about the tree not blooming. It's probably the soil or something. But, still.
Posted by reJoyce at 10:53
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
So, here's the weather in Texas and Michigan today. The screen shot was taken originally because the snow from the MI weather widget was covering part of the TX widget, and I thought it looked neat. Then I thought I'd add it here. I'm pleased to be out of the snow, though I do miss it a bit. Come August I'll post another comparison and then undoubtedly be wishing for the cooler climate of Michigan.
Saturday, March 3, 2007
We saw the preview for this movie when we went to see Music & Lyrics, and my son decided it was a movie he wanted to see. The rest of us were not unwilling, either.
It was certainly funny. Side-splitting funny. Along with that there was some beautiful scenery, and even a few truths to ponder on. I liked how the four men were friends and stuck with each other, despite being very different people. And, the old biker dude had some good words of wisdom for the young ones who had gotten off track. Be sure to stay for the credits. You'll walk out laughing. And seriously contemplating getting that motorcycle out of the garage.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I stumbled across a web site called Great FireWall of China that will tell you if a site is blocked in China. So, I plugged in my two blogs to see if they were blocked or not. My reading list, bibliophilist is blocked, and this one is not.