I’m breaking my I’m-through-with-this-blog silence to post something I’m thinking about today.
As many of you know, our dear friend, Greg Hewlett went to Heaven forever this morning. While we are really sad about him leaving us like this, we are really happy for him, as he has been healed of cancer forever. Thanks be to God!
Anyway, as I have been pondering his earthly departure at age 42, I am reminded of the Heidelberg Catechism, Question #1 (our family just started memorizing this a week ago, fittingly). It says:
“Q: What is your only comfort, in life and in death?
A: That I am not my own,
body and soul,
in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.”
I’m confident that Greg is in Heaven today, getting together with Jesus and Paul and all those other delightful saints, knowing and being known by His Savior. All things have worked together for his salvation. He is home now.
As you know, this space is extremely neglected. Is anyone even still reading this sorry blog? Please comment and let me know. It might be time for me to quit (as if I hadn’t already, ha ha).
This is what vegetable-hating children do:
Here’s the official update….
I did NOT have my camera with me at 76,543. I do know that I was driving on a major highway, so snapping the picture might have been slightly dangerous. But as you know, I laugh at danger. Still, I did not have the camera with me. I also did not have my camera with me at 76,667 or at 76,676. I guess I’ll have to wait for 87,654. I know you are all waiting patiently. You are nice cyber-friends.
We went out to dinner to celebrate the extra fantasmic report cards the girls brought home (PTL!!) today. They chose a restaurant that happens to have TVs in it. As Susanna was fixated on one such object, Luke piped up.
(He said…) “Susanna, this is a restaurant, NOT a movie theater! Eat your food!”
One evening this week, I had to take the kids with me to a late appointment. We returned home later than anticipated and, as a kind gesture, Mark made dinner.
Exhibit A (”lovingly” referred to as “Daddy’s Surprise”):
Rice, black beans, and corn. Mixed together. I threw some cheese in mine. My sister would die (she hates her food to touch each other). It actually wasn’t all that bad. He even sauteed onions to go with it. I don’t like mine with onions.
Exhibit B — onions:
Here is the whole she-bang, up close and personal:
Not a bad picture. If you like rice, beans and corn mixed together. And shoved in your face.
So that was Daddy’s Surprise. Here is Mommy’s Surprise:
No comments this time. Just a picture.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
I won something. Off of the internet. Can you believe it?
One of my favorite websites, WantNot.net, was giving away a Lands’ End piece o’ fleece and I won it. I can hardly believe it myself! I was notified of my glorious situation on Tuesday morning and this very happy Wednesday morning, the kindly UPS guy rang the bell and delivered my prize. Within 24 hours.
And my Lands’ End ThermoCheck 100 Half-Zip Pullover is perfectly delightful. Warm and fuzzy and soft and happy and zippy. And all in Vivid Plum.
Oh, yes, Winter…bring on the chill! I’m ready!
Alternatively titled, “For John”.
Today, I decided to try something a little different.
Aside from the myriad of problems associated with this last picture (i.e., “real cheese”? Come on!), I was intrigued by the possibilities.
This is the end product:
Aesthetically, kinda pretty. Not too bad, tastewise, either. A tad on the artificial side, if you know what I mean. Otherwise, I’d give this snack a 7 out of 10.
Here’s something else you can do with this snack:
In case you didn’t catch that, let me point it out to you:
And that’s how to use your creativity for good. Happy eating!
Anyone else out there the oldest child in your family?
FINALLY!! A bit of research that makes sense…. The Plight of the Older Sibling
It’s about time MSNBC.com has something worth reporting…..