Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Her eis Brisas letter from her Aunt Lorena

Brisa Picture

We recieved letters from our sponsored children in Chile saying they were well despite the earthquake.

Brisa is 4 and colored this picture for us. I will upload her aunts letter later.

Please pray for the children and families in Chile and consider sponsoring a child through Childrens International or some other organization.


This is our 4 legged son, Gideon. His original family relenquished him to a rescue organization in the summer of 2009 after losing their house and we adopted him shortly after.
He is 4 years old, 30 pounds, and an American Eskimo/Border Collie mix.
He is smart and funny and has been a wonderful addition to our household but he has some weird quirks. He refuses to go outside when it rains but he loves the snow and will even lay down and take a nap in it. He also doesnt like baths. He hides when he figures out what I am trying to do and wont come out from his spot under the bed even for a treat. He likes the kids but he growls and barks at them when they try to get on the bed. Only is he is under the bed though, he doesnt care if he is standing next to it. He also takes disgusting things out of the trash and brings them under the bed. Its so gross.
He does the 'herding' thing to the kids and other dogs if they run around. His 4 legged cousin, Vader, who is a black lab and outweighs him by 70 ppounds is constantly being herded around the back yard.
I will post some pics later of Gideon and his 2 and 4 legged friends.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Aliens and Pantyhose

I witnessed a probably innocuous event at work today that got me thinking. Do we walk amongst aliens?

I was walking down the hallway about 15 feet behind another employee when out of the blue he stops and swings an imaginary golf club. I stopped half out of surprise and half out of wanting to see what else he might do. He stops in mid swing and then cocks his head in a very quick and unhumanlike manner, waits for few more seconds, and then starts walking again. Maybe he’s an alien? One of my very good friends says she saw an alien aircraft some years back. She is as normal as the rest of us and I have no reason to not believe her EXCEPT the bible, or at least my interpretation of it, doesn’t talk about aliens. Well it doesn’t talk about dinosaurs either but the fossils are there so they must have been around at some point. Or maybe God created the fossils just to screw with us. I do believe that God is the single master but is it only our universe or does he have all kinds of others that he is ruling? I told one of my other coworkers about the 'golfer' and now we both think he is an alien.

The Pantyhose Incident
For the third time in 2 years, I walked out of the rest room at work with my skirt tucked in the back of my pantyhose. As with all my other memory lapses, I forget to check my skirt before I walk out of the bathroom but remember (sometimes) on the way back to my desk. As my memory makes a brief appearance, I stop dead in my tracks, much like my alien co-worker in the story above and scramble to make sure that my hindquarters are not on display. I think I have discovered something that will help me keep my skirt from getting tucked in. My skirts are really flowy and this particular skirt has 2 layers so instead of just gathering it up and squatting, I gather it all in front of me and put all the layers into the underneath most layer and holding that under my chin while I pull up my underwear and hose. Picture gathering berries in an apron where the apron is my slip and the berries are all the layers of my skirt. Or maybe I should just stop wearing pantyhose?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My sponsored children in Chile

Ken and I sponsor 2 small girls in Chile and we have been worried about them and their families but I got an email from our sponsorship organization saying that no sponsored children in Chile have died. It is a relief to know that they are safe but please keep them in your prayers.