Wednesday, July 11, 2007

They're Baaccckkk!

Every year at my work place we have a big swarm of cicada killers flying around. They are a little intimidating at first because they are big & look like they could just get mad enough to sting you to death. But according to Wikipedia (and they are always right as we all know!) they won't sting people. This is the 5th summer we've had them outside the door and flying into our windows & so far no one has been attacked. It is hilarious when delivery guys come to the door. They get as close to the door as they can & look over their shoulder at the cicada killers with fear in their eyes. I'll answer the door & they come running in usually demanding to know what in the world kind of hornet we've got flying around. It's probably not very nice that I get a jolly out of their fear, but I just can't help it!

Friday, July 6, 2007

A Poll Question

I was wondering if my readers would like to weigh in with their opinions, horror stories, happy ending stories, etc. concerning blind dates. Unleash & let me know the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Ahhh...the weekend!

Just like everyone else out there, I love a good relaxing weekend. I had to work both jobs on Friday so I didn't get off to a fabulous start, but I went to bed & fell asleep reading (my favorite way to sign off for the day b/c I sometimes have lots of trouble actually getting to sleep). I got up early Saturday morning & headed out to get some square donuts. That's right, square donuts. They are somewhat of a novelty & point of pride for my hometown. They are also essential food for yard salers. Autumn & her two sisters, April & Abby, were having a yard sale on Saturday. So I took them the donuts & found some great bargains for my niece Madison. Then I was off for a run. Three miles down & then I spent a few hours cleaning & messing around at home, including a run to the farmer's market on my bike. One quick shower & a stop for an iced cappuccino & I hit I-70 East. I headed over to Indy to visit with Heidi (Coston) & her boys for the afternoon/evening. She's 8 1/2 months pregnant with their third son & I did my best to wear her out & walk her around so that she could maybe go into labor (her idea). Didn't work. But I did find a great bargain on a pair of jeans at the Gap & I also found a great tour book of Ireland (hopefully next year's destination).
Today I enjoyed a wonderful time of worship & communion at church. My pastor has been preaching out of Micah and this morning's text was Micah 6:6-8

Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

An excellent reminder that the Lord is more interested in my obedience than my sacrifice or worship. If only I would love the Lord as I ought, obedience would fall into place. Definitely something to ponder.

After a nice dinner with my parents I met up with Stew & Mike. I went to high school with these 2 brothers. Stew was in my sister's class & Mike was in my class. We've all been friends since band camp of my sophomore year. They are also my bike riding buddies. We set out on a ride around downtown with a special objective. The city has put together a parade of colts (just like they had the bulls in Chicago, the horses in Lexington, etc.). I've seen some of the bulls and most of the horses, & now I've seen all of the colts. This is where the Colts football team comes for their training camp so it's quite appropriate that we have colts all over town, don't you think? We took some pics for your viewing pleasure...