Well...mine is failing then, because no matter how hard I try I can't make it have holes!!! If I hold it up to the light and look through, I can see some small ones, but other than that it is a giant mass of solid yarn!!!
*sigh* everyone who looks at it will say..."Beginner afghan maker!!! Look at that! No holes!!!!"
Tom and Lainey Munger
the marriage of their son,
Benjamin Munger, to Keri Daniels
Saturday, August 6th, 2006.
In celebration of this event,
you are invited to a reception given in honor of
Benjamin and Keri Munger
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
Come and go as you wish
or stay the afternoon.
The couple is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and especially need kitchen things, like pots.
"Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, Fuwa will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and blessings from China -- to children all over the world.
Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate circle of friends, Fuwa also embody the natural characteristics of four of China's most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow--and the Olympic Flame.
Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name--a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.
When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games."
Those people did not live normal lives. Their actions were ludicous and irrational if you take God out of the formula. Given proper counseling, they would have known better than to do what they did. The vitality of their life in God moved them beyond the practicality of simply being reasonable."
-Erwin Raphael McManus
The Barbian Way pg. 66
As a bonus...I think that perhaps stuffing that hole may keep out the jumpy bugs!!!
Monday was babysitting from 7am until time for work. Then work until 8:30. Then a conference until 9:15, then piano playing at church...eventually I went to bed.
Tuesday was get up (but I don't wanna!) and go to work by 10:30 (ahhhhh it's so early!!!) then work, work, work all day until 8:30. Then I came home and finished a puzzle with Cam.
And now I am lying on the couch listening to the rain. I love rain. :)
Rain is my favorite natural phenomenon. No matter the mood I'm in, rain seems to bring peace to my soul. It brings clarity when I'm confused or frustrated, and peace when I'm sad, or distraught. Happiness seems sweeter when rain is falling, joy feels complete. When I feel helpless or hopeless, rain reminds me that God is faithful to bring life. It's smell is beautiful, and it's sound soothing. I love rain!
Rain reminds me that no matter how in control one may feel about life, God directs the rain outside of our control. A couple can spend their entire life building a their dream house. Millions of hard earned dollars, billions of drops of sweat, and probably many marital arguments later their house is finished. Then one strong rain can completely wash it all away. On the flip side one good rain can turn poor dirt farmer into a successful agricultural entrepreneur. Rain is powerful, it's soft, it's sometimes quiet, sometimes thunderous. Rain is a widow into the heart of God that I long to understand. But simply for now it's falling, and it's beautiful.
We had a great time visiting and played this great new card game called In a Pickle.
They also brought their cat, Tex, with them. It was so great to see them, they are really doing well. When asked what the biggest adjustment was, Keri said it was hard getting use to someone else sleeping in the bed with her (her first 5 nights she needed a sleeping pill). Of course Ben had no such problem. He could sleep through a train wreck!!!
It is so nice to have Keri for a sister-in-law. I don't think Ben could have chosen better. And I am very glad that they are living so nearby. We are making plans to see Aida in November. Which is great because Keri has not had much exposure to theatre...yet. ;)
After a trip to Wal-Mart my room is now a mine field. I have 9 traps set up with several more spread throughout the house. I am not sleeping in my room until I've caught it and any of his friends who might be around.
By the way, I named him Horace.
No, I had a perfectly lovely holiday at home last week.
(Maybe Scotty is right, I could be a nun!)
This afternoon when I came home from church, as I walked into the kitchen I thought to myself..."Hmm, what is that sound? Did I leave the shower running?" I quickly looked around to see if water was pouring out from anywhere it shouldn't be, and wouldn't you know, there was a nice puddle of water to the side of the fridge. (Well, we don't use much ice anyhow.)
Turning off the valve to the fridge and laying a large rag on the floor took care of that problem for the time being. I'm just glad it wasn't something really major with 6 inches of water everywhere!
A missionary from Guatemala spoke at church today. It just reminded me how very different life (especially Christian life) is in most other places. We as 21st century Americans really have no idea what it means to suffer and fight to live, or the reality of facing death for what you believe.
But the encouraging thing is that God is the same here as He is everywhere else in the world. He doesn't change.