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Office Livin…

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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So I have an office now. It is basically great in all aspects, except that I feel the need to be smarter/better/more professional/older to have an office. Despite these insecurities I know this is where God has planted me. And just like the paper sunflowers I plan to put on the walls; this is where I plan to grow.
Other good news is that I now have a place for Mr. MLK and a daily reminder to live the dream.
Still to come to the office are plants and a dog bed with pillows to create a comfy, safe place for my kiddos under the desk.
That last picture is not a view from my office (darn) but instead from the hallway (which will more than suffice).

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Windy Weekend

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 at 9:13 am

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Irene has come and gone…and left quite the mess. It was a weekend of both craziness and calm. The bad was no power, trying to find people to help us move when you know a hurricane had just hit and everyone’s yard is a disaster, and a general feeling of stress I had all weekend.
The good thankfully outweighed the bad- everyone I know and love is fine, people are paying more attention to each other and helping each other out, at stoplights that are out we wave and acknowlege each other, lots of people are giving up the right-of-way, I still got to go to church and worship with my family, people have been gracious and generous to us and others. Lastly I’m thankful for all our great friends who have taken us in, fed us, let us shower, and simply hung out with us. Above are scenes of a 4+ hours game of monopoly we played with the Davis’ (aka some of my favorite people).

quick. thought.

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Today at work I scrolled through many an article about Hurricane Irene (who is seriously trying to ruin everyone’s weekend). In every article there was mention of how government officials were having millions along our coasts evacuate (no small task I imagine), and  how local governments were preparing to respond to Irene. I got an email from my local representative (I don’t agree with your policies Randy Forbes, but I appreciate your service nonetheless) giving me tips on how to prepare and phone numbers for my local government and power company (how helpful). On the drive home I listened to a story about how the National Guard and other governmental units have been called up to begin preparing to assist our communities in need.

And I could not help but think…

If you really take the Tea Party message to heart then all of this big government is a waste. All those people who are making sure the 46+ millions of Americans, who are going to be affected by Irene, are safe and prepared for this huge hurricane are a scourge on our “great” country. These people and the work they do is excessive and wasteful. They are impeding on our rights to stay in our homes and possibly die, and worse yet they are making us foot the bill (taxes ohhh no its taxes) to save our fellow Americans’ lives.

Seriously? Seriously??? What happened to the common good? Why do we view government as such a bad thing when really it does so much good. Is it perfect? No. Can it be wasteful at times? Yes. But I sure wouldn’t like to see us try to tackle Irene without it.

A Good, Great Day.

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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I have a new job (yay for no unemployment). With said new job comes half days on Mondays. Here is what Phillip and I did with our day…