Friday, October 23, 2015

Not the pastor

So, evidently my parents thought our banjo-pickin' chiropractor was our pastor & greeted him as such.

But he wouldn't take that honor from our pastor; we all know it's a lot of work to be a pastor.  So he corrected them that he was just Big Frog's friend.

They returned, "Big Frog's best friend."

To which he replied, "I wouldn't say best... greatest maybe."

I bet someone has that on a tee-shirt or a mug we could send him.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Dad's prayer

"You're keeping me, LORD, I can't keep myself. I'm desperate for you. I know I can't do it alone. I know I need you LORD." -Big Frog's dad, as related by Sharon as the thing she most remembered about him.


Big Frog: It was nice of them (the hospital) to provide coffee and some snacks.
me: I think any time anyone calls you up at 3 am they should provide hot beverages.
I think it's a corollary of Sheldon's.
Big Frog (patting me gingerly on the shoulder at arm's length): There, there.
(He gets up to toss some bits we've accumulated.)
(From a distance) We could sing "Soft Kitty" to my dad.

What a friend

What a friend we have in Jesus

Did you know there was a 4th verse?  It's a really good one!  It should get sung more often.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The girls

"I have a lap full of squeaks."

Nilla & Mocha are rarely affectionate on cue, and even more rarely simultaneously,  but I'll take it.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Attitude adjusters

Went to Royal Expressions' dance recital today -- my friend Alicia, whom I've known since elementary school, was one of the guest choreographers. It was wonderful and powerful, focused on P31 (Proverbs 31) women, or in Maya Angelou's words, Phenomenal Women. But one particularly nice touch was that they had a leadership workshop beforehand and left posted around the auditorium some self-talk and focusing lists.

They asked for feedback after the show. I said they need more tap classes. I would dance with them if their adult tap class (and yes, they only have the one) weren't right during Kerner Chorale rehearsals.

Dragon wing cowl

Knit Dragon Wing Cowl -- add it to the list. For once I finish up at least one project (the downside of knitting as opposed to crochet is that once you have a project going, you have to finish it -- there's no using the needles for another project in the meantime the way you can a crochet hook). And once I learn to read knitting patterns.