Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Memories of the Fundamentalismo

I took this picture Sunday night. It hit me today that what I'm going through reminds me of the Fundamentalismo. I guess that was good experience. : )
Please pray I don't get so tired that I start chewing people's heads off.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Matt, maybe this is why the professor discussed talked about ethics for the entire first class. :-)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Picture I took yesterday on my way to work

I've found that I need these moments of sanity in order not to lose my mind completely.

It's been pretty quiet around here--except for Matt's surprising entry. Trust everyone's doing fine. Work is insanely busy, but I think we'll make it. We really don't have an option. : )

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I'm hoping no one falls over in shock when they see that I posted on the blog :).

Just a quick note: Life is stressful and busy, which I'm sure everyone can relate to. I'm in my 2nd week of classes, and behind on my reading. Brings back seminary days. Classes are interesting, and a totally different experience then seminary (obviously I suppose). There's a lot more discussion and group projects, and there's a lot more discussion on how can one possibly do business ethically. That didn't seem to be as much of an issue in seminary (i.e. how to be an ethical pastor). Being a grad assistant is interesting, and not a whole lot of work. It's tiring, though, being back on a front desk with people walking in and out. I got used, at EDU, to having my cube I could run to when I didn't want to talk to anyone. Now I'm surrounded by people. It's very exhausting. The other funny thing, speaking of discussions on ethics, is that the first class period of my Marketing class was spent discussing ethics. Apparently marketing is a profession particularly prone to unethical behavior! Who woulda thought?

Monday, September 18, 2006


I put pictures of the Irish/Scottish Festival on my mindsay blog. I haven't had time to put anything here.
Actually, I'll be pretty non-existent for the next two weeks. I think I'll be putting in more hours than I ever have in the next two weeks. At least the paycheck will be nice and fat. I'll have to carry my "mate" around all time. : )
The project is coming along, and we've hit the crunch time--if it doesn't happen in the next two weeks, it won't happen. I still have to do one more training class for people that missed today's class. I have all sorts of odds and ends to get done, so Chris won't see me too much either. So, if you don't hear from me between now and then, don't worry. :)
Meli--the lastest is that Ben said that he's taking that week between Christmas and New-Years off, so he offered for us to meet at his house for Christmas. We're game. I told Matt last night but didn't get an answer from him. I know that you don't know where you'll be then, but would that work?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Cholesterol Update...I know you're all dying to hear

Well, the good news is that my cholesterol is about 2/3 of what it used to be! I went from a total of 251 to 178! :) The bad news is that my good cholesterol (HDL) went down too: from 41 to 35. (The optimal is to be above 60.) My bad cholesterol (LDL) is still a little high (122--was at 183!) The optimal for the bad stuff is under 100. So, they said to keep working on it with diet and excercise. I'm going to start taking Omega3 supplements. I hadn't tried that yet. I hope that'll boost up my HDL level. So, good and bad news, all around, but more good than bad. :)
Hopefully, I'll get a chance to start using the gym equipment at work.

Weekend was a lot of fun...I'll post pictures soon.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Micah's 4! (which means, according to him, that he's stronger)

We had about a dozen preschoolers here yesterday for Micah's birthday party. (Could that be why I was a basket case today??) That does not include the 3 babies and 2 toddlers that came along with their mothers, who wanted to stay and help. :) Needless to say, Micah had fun...although I had a hard time convincing him that his birthday was all day long, and not just during the actual moments of his birthday party. Oh, well.

The gift of taekwondo belts that he's opening was from his big brother, who handed down his belts to Micah, who he thought would enjoy them. He was right--it was one of Micah's favorite gifts. And I was thankful for the maturity and grace Jared demonstrated.

The other 2 gifts were the ones from Mom & Dad. The gun was a hit (with everyone!). Micah was delighted.

To finish off the post, I'll share Micah-isms.

Most 3-year-olds (this was before his birthday): "I hate this food."
Micah: "I don't really love this food."

Most 3-year-olds: "When I get up in the morning, I want to play outside."
Micah: "When it's another wonderful day, may I play outside, please?"

Jared was telling Micah about a sporting event he attended a few months ago, about which Micah had no recollection. After Micah said several times, "I don't remember that," Jared pointed out that Micah couldn't remember, because he was taking a nap while Jared went to the soccer game with Jason. Micah pondered that for a few moments, then observed, "Yes, I remember that nap. It was a lot of hard work."

Don't you long for the days when the hardest work you had to do all day was take a nap? :D :D :D

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Analía, Martin, Gonzalo and Matias

Gonzalo likes Thomas the Train--it´s funny to hear him though, because he says "tren" with an English "r". :)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

We've made it to two! :)

By the way, I put some pictures of people on my blog.

Ground Zero

This last picture is of the building across the street from Ground Zero.

The block (area) was surrounded by a fence, and on the inside all you can see is a construction pit. On the fence there was a row of pictures (one of them is the first picture here.)

It was all I could do to not start crying.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sam--doesn't this bring back great memories?


There's nothing like a little hyperventilation to start off the day.

Friday, September 01, 2006