Sunday, November 27, 2005

Too Many Things to Write About

Thanksgiving is over, but it is not a reason not to be thankful. It is a cool evening in Lockhart, Texas as I reflect on the previous events that took place. Kari came to visit and we were able to spend a great deal of time together. Spades one night and Uno Hearts the next evening. Thanksgiving was spent with my grandparents, my Grandad turned 88 on Monday, and on Thursday he and I played bumper walkers. I don't think a winner was declared. I had the pleasure of helping him on the couch and covering his legs with his blanket because he wasn't hungry. Growing up, Grandad would always let everyone eat first and this Thanksgiving was no different. It was an honor to say the blessing that my Granny and Grandad's even thought I forgot to bless the food. On to Bastrop to my mothers parents, Maw-maw and Pa-Pa, for lunch number two. Everyone was present, four cousins, two brothers, my aunt and uncle, mom, and the grandparents too. I am uncertain if it was planned, but I was again honored with blessing the meal at lunch number two. This time I remembered to mention the food. Friday was delight. In addition to my brothers dinner rehearsal, Kari and I traveled to College Station to join her family for a Thanksgiving meal. It was good fellowship, conversation, food, and Texas won (yes, almost everyone was pulling for A&M, except for me and Kari's little cousin Jack, 5 years old). We ate and made a dash to Bastrop. Little to our surprise, there was traffic in Caldwell and my little brother Aaron said, "Be there at 6:30!" I pushed my little Mustang, and arrived on time in Bastrop. Ahh...Cut to the chase, Aaron got married on Saturday and there was much applause and rejoicing. I hope everyone had such a blessed time as I. Don't forget, "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

No, Not Really Breaking News

Yesterday was a successfully day, I completed a 50th Anniversary project and mailed the DVD's off this morning. I think I got swindled* by the Postal lady...I mailed two bubble wrap packages and the prices came up on the screen with different mailing options. I had a choice of four prices, each with a different arrival date and I asked, "So, the $3.49 is the total?" The clerk replied, "Yes, sir." I thought that was a reasonable price, so I selected the $3.49 option. She completed transition and asked for about $8.00. I was a bit baffled and gave her an awkward look and I said, "I thought that $3.49 was the total?" She replied, "No, that is per package." I went ahead and paid the fee, but left feeling as though I was swindled. Watch out for those postal workers.

*Definition of swindled: to take money or property from by fraud or deceit. I was later informed by Kari and Warren that I was not swindled because I knew what I was going to pay and could have changed my mind. I think I was had!

Monday, November 21, 2005


It is a day we Americans get together, eat turkey, dressing, and all the fixings. Considering all these things that we busy ourselves with that day, take time to remember what you are truly thankful for. One psalmist reminds us to, "Sing to GOD a thanksgiving hymn, play music on your instruments to God" (Psalm 147:7). Remember to give thanks to God for He has given us this life. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Mid Week

I don't think I have written it, but Wednesday has always been my favorite day of the week. My fondness of Wednesday developed in high school when we practiced the block schedule. Meaning, you attended four classes one day, and then another for the next day, and so on and so on. When Wednesday rolled around I would only have to attend my classes one more time, and hence, my fondness for Wednesday.

Monday, November 07, 2005

November Times

School is almost over and Thanksgiving is on the door step. My tummy longs for some good Thanksgiving foods! I do believe it is unusually colder though about this time, but it is Texas. I am thankful to be still wearing sandals and t-shirts. This is a busy month, not only is Thanksgiving at the end, so is my brothers wedding. It is rumored that I will be forced to wear Wranglers and a black cowboy hat, but whatever my brother wants it is his wedding. It was a long weekend for me, little sleep, no studying, but busy and fun.

A year or two ago, I had the pleasure or working with a band called Rhythm for a few weeks all over the state. They recently released a new album entitled Moment In Your Life. The tunes are catchy, upbeat and just want to make you smile. Check 'em out if you get a chance.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I could not help but post this quote. The rap star 50 cent stated, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God." This statement was a response to the infamous statement made by Kanye West, "George W. Bush doesn't care about black people." Well just wanted to put that out there!
News Update

I just got off the phone with JMob's mother and learned that JMob is doing fine after doctor's "shot" a pin in his thumb. I say shot because according to Mrs. Mobley they did not have to open his thumb up to insert it. He was headed home to his comfortable bed, where I am sure he will get much rest. I am going to go hang out with him later this evening, so I shall report more later. School is going well, I have about six more weeks to go and than Christmas will be upon us.

In Addition:

It was a great weekend in Milano with Kari, although we went to a Milano football game, they were 4-0, no more...they lost to Thorndale. It was still a great weekend. I came home to a house full of sick people. Apparently our neighbors daughter got my little buddy Jordan sick. My roomies babysat Jordan, and they got sick...and this huge sick cycle is running wild in Lockhart! I am thankful to be left out of the cycle. I am jamming the new Third Day, good tunes! Well, I had better write a paper. Keep JMob in your prayers.