Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seinfeld Post - Or, Here's Something About Nothing

I'm still spending most of my computer time working on the homeschool convention. Looking forward to a great couple of days of fun and fellowship and encouragement. And cinnamon rolls.

And, serioulsy? I've been sitting here for over 30 minutes and that's all I can come up with. I will now go sweep the floor.

Man! What I wouldn't give for a good meme...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Alpha Waves Have Eroded the Surfaces of My Corneas

It is the time of year where I spend every spare (and not-so-spare) moment in front of a computer. The Oklahoma Homeschool Convention is just over a month away and one of my responsibilities is recruiting, scheduling and managing convention volunteers. This year, the best part of the job is that this sweet lady and her darling hubby have agreed to consider taking over these duties, which means we've had the pleasure of their family's company a few times over the last several weeks. It has been such a privilege getting to know this dear family.

If you want to see what I did today instead of mopping the kitchen and unpacking my suitcase, click here. Feel free to nose around and give me whatever feedback you have. I particularly like feedback that includes the words "incredible", "beyond awesome", and "skinny", but of course I just want you to be honest.

If you are a homeschooler in Oklahoma, please consider taking advantage of the opportunities to shop and learn at the convention. From seasoned home educators to those just starting out, we've worked to provide something to encourage everyone. Wanna know something? I have a blog dedicated to OCHEC activities that I've neglected even worse than this one, and that's saying a lot.

And now, with the 3-hour nap I took between 5 and 8 this morning having completely worn off, I'm going to peel my eyeballs away from my MacBook and put myself to bed. Have a blessed Lord's Day.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

If BooMama Can Do It... can I! Lookie here! It's a list! And it must be cute and oh-so-sassy because I've seen it on the most fashionable blogs. I will commence with the list, post haste, lest all the wordiness detract from the impact of aforementioned list.

One more note, real quick: whereas it's Stupid-thirty in the morning, and whereas I'm living the reality that mother's milk is composed entirely of maternal brain cells, this list will be neither orderly nor logical. You've been warned.

1. Watching 24 should qualify as aerobic exercise. I clinch muscle groups which have yet to be named while I watch Jack Bauer single-handedly attempt to save humanity from certain doom. Again. As usual.

B. While I LOVE being a mom, and I'm OVER THE MOON about my five (count 'em, F-I-V-E) (seriously, somebody count 'em, 'cause I might've left one at the library) (HA! I had you thinking we go to the library!) (where was I?) kids, and I am BEYOND GRATEFUL to be able to stay home with them, and I KNOW in my KNOWER that we're supposed to home school...Y'ALL! Doing all these things at once is like juggling cats and I'm getting scratched to pieces! Therefore, henceforth I shall only Mother on Mondays, Teach on Tuesdays, Wash on Wednesdays, Train on Thursdays and File on Fridays. On Saturdays, I shall Sit and on Sundays I will Sing. Man! Am I glad I got THAT worked out!

III. I got home from a trip to Colorado exactly one month ago today. I remembered to tell you about it because THE SUITCASE IS STILL ON THE FLOOR OF MY ROOM. You'll want to come back here to read the rest of my housekeeping tips.

Four. My blog reader runneth over, but I'm reading them here and there as I have a spare moment. I mostly read on my phone, which means that I'm not commenting as much. If your sitemeter stats list a visitor from Oklahoma City using a Mac, assume it's me and try to imagine me nodding, mm-hmmm-ing and muttering the occasional "you go, Girl". Because I totally am.

Cinco. I love Twitter.

The end.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Theology of Suffering

Joni Eareckson Tada's message begins about 5 minutes in, and is about 25 minutes long. It's worth the viewing, I think. I hope you agree.

Two of our children have disabilities. I've learned over the last 17+ years that all people have disabilities, only a few of which are visible. All people suffer. Only a few of them do so publicly. May we all have the grace to submit to all of God's sovereign plan, and to deal gently with each other as we participate with Him in our transformation into the likeness of our suffering Savior. Thank God for the suffering "driving me down the road to Calvary, where otherwise I might not naturally be inclined to go."