1) The silliness comes out of no where at our house. When Ladies Man came over to give me a hug before he left for school, I noticed he was WAY taller than Drama Queen, his older sister and mentioned it.
Ladies Man to Drama Queen: Bye, Shorty.
Drama Queen: Yeah, bye, Gorilla.
Miss Innocent One entered the kitchen as Ladies Man shut the back door.
Drama Queen to Miss Innocent One: Well, hello there, Peaches.
Peaches?! Where did that come from? I live here and I'm confused. Is it some kind of evil plan they've concocted to keep me off balance?
2) We've kicked into crunch time on this year's Christmas musical at church. Every year the set gets more and more involved. This year we're suspending things from the ceiling as well as building 14 foot walls! It takes a regular construction crew to get this thing together, I tell you. We are blessed with fantastic people at our church who freely give of their time and get excited about the productions. It's a perfect picture of the body of Christ using their distinct gifts together for one purpose. It gets me every time. Thank you, CCC people!
And to those of you live in our area, COME SEE THE PRODUCTION! It's a full fledged musical for the whole family and FREE besides. You won't be disappointed.
3) There's a much touted defensive tackle who plays for Nebraska named Ndamukong Suh. I still can't pronounce his first name. I'm so impressed when the television announcers say it so effortlessly, letting it roll off their tongues with ease, like it's the same thing as saying Fred Jones. I wonder how long it takes them to master it. Anyway, I thought Ndamukong Suh was a mouthful until Drummer Boy showed us the name of a kid on the Husker drum line--Krit Palakavong Na Ayudhaya. Try to say that three times really fast--or even once! If you can say this name without stumbling you'll have everyone believing you're a genius, just like if you read through all the tough names of the Bible at Bible study without pausing. It doesn't matter if you say it right. As long as you say it with confidence and no bobbling, people will think you're really smart.
4) A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a devotional at a bridal shower. I decided to make it an object lesson and pull out different kitchen utensils to remind the bride of what she should do in marriage. For instance, a cook book was to remind her to put the right ingredients into their relationship, a kitchen timer was a reminder to spend time with her husband. . .you get the idea. I was so surprised Drama Queen was horrified as I explained what I was going to do. One item in particular sickened her.
Me: So I pull out the meat baster and tell her she needs to keep their relationship juicy.
Drama Queen: Mom! That's sick! You're not really going to say that, are you?
Me: Why is that bad?
Drama Queen: Mom, that's just wrong.
Me: Hey, it's a very important part of married life. Sex bonds a couple together.
Drama Queen: Ew. That's gross.
Why is it okay for her to tell her siblings they smell like butt, but I can't say two married people need to keep their relationship juicy? Is she a teenager or what?
5) My hair is doing some strange things this week. One day I looked in the mirror and told my husband I had Betty Rubble hair (You know, from the Flintstones. Hey, now that I think about it, I should have wished for a Betty Rubble waist!). He laughed and laughed (He's good like that--always making me feel witty), until he carried the comparison through.
"Wait, that makes me Barney," he said.
6) We finally have a picture of Ladies Man's pvc pipe trombone. Yep, it really exists. He added the black electrical tape for funk, I guess. For some reason, it reminds me of Dr. Seuss.
7) I'm excited for Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday. There's no pressure to find the perfect gift for people who don't need anything in the first place. No huge commotion. Just cooking and eating and hanging out. Since I rarely have to cook too much, it's mostly hanging out and eating. What's better than that?
I've got LOTS to be thankful for. If I think about it too much I'll cry, so instead I'll leave you with a good word.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
The best way to express our thankfulness to God is to love and support each other.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
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