25 October, 2009

Reformation Day

Church today. Glad I was there. Reformation Day. Justified by faith and not works.

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.

We're going to sin because we are weak. God still loves us.

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.

That is good to know. I'd miss seeing my dogs in heaven.

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

This to is true.

18 October, 2009

No man or woman is worth losing a friend over

The kids are having a dilemma. I can't fix it. But I can tell you that a friendship can be tested and tested sorely. Relationships will go by the way, but in the heat of the moment, it's hard to know that.

I don't have a lot more to say. Only that love is selfish at the start and when you stand back and look at it, you have to think oh Lord, what an Ass I've been.

da bunny

16 October, 2009

Aiii yi yiiiiiiiiiii---I'll never be a helpmeet.

My eyes are crossed from reading some fundamentalist blogs. I guess we're going to hell because of what we believe and what we confess so we might as well get on the bobsled now and let 'er rip. The KJV is not the only Bible, God loves Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists and most anyone else who believes in the crucified and risen Christ. Why these people think they are so exclusive and have the only clue as to what God is saying is far beyond my rational thinking. So therefore I won't chance on leaving a comment on someone's blog that I totally disagree with because it's not fricking worth the effort. Some of these people think they are the greatest thing on God's Green Earth yet they hate their extended family, don't allow negative comments and will preach to your face that you are damned. Good show of God's love isn't it?

On to normal things. Children. Opposite Sex. First Kiss. Love. Finding out your best friend is in serious like with your brothers best friend. Hurt feelings, hurt everywhere. Oh the sun will come up tomorrow. Soon it will blow over. Never let a man get in the way of a friendship. Friendships are worth so much more.

Watched that Balloon saga yesterday. Uff da. Nothing like a trainwreck waiting to happen. Glad the kid was safe, but it sounds kinda fishy to me.

We had a nice couple of days of rain and now it's near 90. I hate heat. Never ever made it a secret. Where is my fall? When will we have some more rain?

Saw the ortho for the last scheduled visit. I am now permanent and stationary. My restrictions are : -0- lifting, no over head with injured extremity, sedentary only, and keep on the meds. I see the foot doctor on Monday and as far as that goes, I have a terrible time walking up stairs, standing for more than a few minutes, and pain in both ankles. I am eligible for vocational rehab so maybe DOL would pay to put me through school. Makes sense?

Have been having weird dreams lately. Don't know why. Strange people show up in my dreams. My synapses must need a real vacation.

and that's all for the bunny today,

11 October, 2009

Where did that thermometer go?

Gee I'd love to get one but the medical group that I go to says they won't have them till November and they don't know if they will even get the swine flu ones. So should I go to Walgreens or CVS and pay out of pocket to get them? Nope, I will just hope that whatever is causing me to have this temp will pass. I took some tylenol sans the hard stuff and it seems a little better now. Just force fluids and stay comfortable.

The forecast says drizzle all day Monday and heavy rain on Tuesday and tapering Wed with warmer temps by the weekend. We can only hope. We need it so bad. The strange tree in the front is looking like it's turning color and losing leaves. Here's a picture and it was very windy when I took it.

Yep fall in Southern California. This is about as good as it gets. LOL.

When digging through some bins in the garage (of which I need to get bagged and off to Goodwill and The Salvation Army thrift shops) I found both of our wedding albums. One chronicles the tale of the dress, from the first attempt at the pattern, to the final product. We bought all the material in the garmet district in downtown LA, the lace and ribbons at a huge store in Long Beach, the itchy stuff that made those 1985 shoulders so with it there too. I wanted to wear a hat but that was vetoed. I remember all the fittings for the dress, laughing and joking and the scrap fabric we used for the first draft. Then losing the weight and more fittings. Finally on the night of the winter solstice at 6 pm in a church decorated with pointsettias and Christmas hangings we tied the knot. How young we looked, he was 29 I was 32. I need to scan all those pictures and put them in the computer.

I dragged out my Emac and tried to resurrect it. I got some of the stuff from my Iphotos and a few things of music off I Tunes and then it died. I am going to try again tomorrow, if I could figure out how to start it off the disc, I would, but it doesn't recognize anything. Boo.

da bunny

07 October, 2009

fair thee well my bonny gal

It's partly cloudy with a nice breeze, and temps in the low 60's. My favorite kind of weather. Nights getting cool enough to wear a sweater and maybe even light the fire and sit and read.

Before we light it though, it needs to be cleaned and also have a creosote log burned to get the crap out of the chimney. We also have to clean the stones above it since they got a little smoked last winter.

Been thinking about my Bible(s). I have been reading some blogs and these people declare that the only authoritative word of God is the original King James Version, thees, thous, and thats. MY first Bible was an RSV and I now have about 5 versions, including NIV, RSV, NRSV, NKJ, and one more, that if I wasn't so tired and sore I'd find it and tell you. I find reading different versions, enlightening and I don't find the Word diluted or sanitized. Oh yeah, The Good News Bible. That was one that the church bought and put in the pews. Kind of Bible Light. But they all said that Jesus was born of Mary, taught and preached the Gospel and was crucified and died, and was resurrected on the 3rd Day. What more do we need?

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.

I like Luther, he makes sense where sense is sometimes missing. He also railed against the Jews, but he liked beer and sex and all those thing that make a marriage worth the effort. He loved dogs. A human. Just like we all are. Failed and fallen, but redeemed because of the faith we have in Christ Jesus.

On to less pressing things. The Vikings smacked the Packers this week. Brett is still giving as good as he gets. The Vikings Defense is something else. The Packers need some protection for their QB, he kept getting smacked big time.

I saw Star Trek the Movie, hmmm. Action packed. Pretty darn good.

Angels and Demons is a better movie than The DaVinci Code. The sets are wonderful, the detail is great. The Vatican refused to let them film at St Peters. Poor Vatican, more people visited there after TDC, more tourism for the churches in Rome now. Waiting on getting the new book, it's ordered, got it used on Amazon.

Well now I've gone on and on and the coughing has started to knock me back a little. So I'm going to stop and relax.

da bunny

03 October, 2009

Thoughts on tv and other things

OK, I am tired of the bias in the announcers when ever USC plays. It's like the other team doesn't exist and only USC can breathe the rarefied air. So my thoughts on that are this:

Hopefully sooner than later.

It seems like we may actually have a taste of fall starting tomorrow. Even some drizzle and maybe rain. It would sure be nice to have cooler temps again.

I sent my app into the college finally. Now I have to get in touch with financial aid to see what is there for me. I need to get it taken care of soon. Classes start the middle of this month. I am actually kind of excited, if it all comes together. It will be a good thing to get this knowledge, benefiting our family and me. I'll be a lifelong student if I can, never can stop learning.

I have just started the 3rd book in the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson, called The System of the World. The first 2 books took me a while to read, they are all over 800 pages but are just so detailed that you have to take the time to really understand what they are about. It's fascinating to read about Newton and Leibnitz and the intrigues that went on in early 18th Century Europe.

Tomorrow night is meatloaf night. I bought some nice acorn squash so we will have them and some baked beans for the child who doesn't like vegetables, except for baked beans and corn. And smashed potatos and gravy. My kids love my meatloaf. I don't ever make it the same way twice. I just go by instinct.

I've been reading a lot of blogs by people with totally different mindsets than mine. Women who have been taught their entire life to be SAHM and be obedient to their husbands. Not to continue their education, not to get a job, only stay home and be their husband's help meet. For them, that is their belief and their life. My mother was an OB nurse, my father was a policeman, we were loved, churched and raised to be independent thinkers who loved God and followed the teachings of Jesus. And we believe that with Jesus, began the new covenant, which I think that people keep forgetting. I won't debate religion or politics with anyone, that's is why we have the constitution and the 1st amendment. But I can disagree. That is my right.

Now if we could only do something about our 4th amendment rights about unlawful search, things would be amazing! Hopefully that will happen in this administration, if the ostriches will pull their heads out of the sand. Wanna know why we lost the Olympics? As a foreign or domestic air traveler. No question, hands down.

So long, farewell, auf weidersehn good night!

da bunny
*who got a thumper sweat jacket for 10$ at Ross! You go girl!