Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stretch Run

It's the last 2 weeks of our preparation for the 18th Annual Presentation of the Gospel According to Scrooge at Faith Assembly.

You'd think after 18 years (along with my 3 years of Scrooge in Ocala) this would be getting easier. Nope.

But neither is it less fun. The challenge of getting 120 people on the stage, along with all the stage and technical crews, moving in the same direction is always fun. Not always good fun, but fun anyway.

Here's a picture from last night during the "Ring the Bells" song. I'll also be posting this on the Scrooge blog.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Four...and Counting

Best sign from the game tonight - "You Have Been Percycuted".

I would add "and Tebowned."

The only Heisman question is - who's #2?

(Photo from Yahoo and the AP.)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

List of Thanks 2007

  • "God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him." (Romans 5:8, The Message). Getting what I don't deserve; not getting what I do.
  • Family.
  • Friends.
  • A home to live in.
  • (lots) of good food to eat and a wife who loves to cook it.
  • The Gators.
  • My Powerbook, iPhone, and other computer goodies.
  • Sports on T.V.
  • Holiday movies.
  • Good health.
  • I still have (most of) my hair.
  • The sense of smell.
  • 82 and sunny.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Talking Turkey on the CDP

Just posted the latest episode of the Church Drama Podcast. It's our Thanksgiving Show, though no one dressed up as Pilgrims or Indi- uh, native Americans. Another fun show.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Claiming the Third Magisterium

An Entirely Other Day - The Third Magisterium.
Absolutely brilliant post. Or stupid. I'm not sure. I just wish I had said it first.

Friday, November 16, 2007

...and to all a goodnight

Before I head to bed, thought I'd fill in a couple of the gaps from the day. Hope you enjoyed it. It was an experiment for me, and a way to share "A Day in the Life" with you. Here are some tidbits that didn't make it into the blog before now, but which were part of the day...

- Between the groceries and dropping off paperwork, there was a picture I tried to get, but just missed. It was of Trudi passing me headed the opposite direction on the interstate as she went to pick up Shae from school. I snapped the picture, but my shutter was too slow to catch her.

- Before we went to Kohl's there was a quick stop by the church to pick up the receipt for Trudi's gifts that I left in my office. I should have taken a picture of my office. Just because.

- As we left Kohl's, we passed emergency vehicles blocking one lane of the road in front of the store. A fire truck blocked our view, so we couldn't tell if it was an accident or what, although Trudi thought it looked like a red vehicle on the other side of the fire truck had front end damage. We found out later it was the car of Kathy, a friend of ours. Chase Goss and her daughter, Trinity, were also in the car. Someone had pulled out in front of them. Kathy, Chase and Trinity all seemed to be fine. Chase told me all this when I dropped Sawyer off at the church. She had pictures on her iPhone of Kathy's car. (They would have made a good entry for the blog.)

That's about it. Trudi and Shae are getting up early to head to JC Penneys. I have to have Sam and Summer to the church for Upward Basketball by 9am and I'll pick up Sawyer from her sleepover then.

Good night.

Getting close to the end

Finally finished recording, editing, and posting the BQ podcast. Watching some football talk. Gators have FAU...on pay-per-view tomorrow.

Podcasting the night away

This is the setup I use when I'm recording at home. The output goes into Garageband on my Powerbook.

Getting ready to record an entry for the BibleQuizPodcast. I do this weekly though the day of the week sometimes fluctuates.

A night with Day

Shae, Summer, Trudi and I are watching "Romance on the High Seas" - one of Trudi's birthday gifts. They refused a picture, but Doris didn't seem to mind.

Pretty Pretty Princess

Just returned from taking Sawyer to the church for tonight's Missionettes sleepover. The girls were instructed to dress up as princesses, and this one's the prettiest. Lots of girls. Glad I don't
have to stay.

Dalton and Ravioli Soup

A cool evening gets us Ravioli soup (one of my favorites) and cheesebread (the kids' favorite).
Dalton - Sam's friend and our "adopted son"- joined us.

Making NFL Picks

My picks for this weekend in the USA Today pool I'm in. Other members of the pool mostly are connected with Assemblies of God HQ in Springfield, Missouri. Was invited by my sister, Tammy. (Hey - Tam - no fair looking at my picks. Specially since I'm ahead of you right now!)

Trudi's Treat

Returns plus some other shopping, then Trudi sprung for the coffee (hot chocolate for her) on our way home. Off to pick up Shae in a few minutes.

** In case the picture is too dark on your monitor - it's not on mine - it's a Starbucks cup.

Happy Returns

At Kohl's, returning some birthday presents. Trudi vowed to stay away from me today so as to not show up in the blog. So much for that.

Checking email

And fixing the spelling and spacing of some of my previous posts.

Medieval Summer

Well, she's not, but she was helping at the CCS medieval fair. After lunch and a quick check of my mail at the office, I stopped by the North Campus to pick her up.


Sam and Sawyer are my helpers for today. Summer is at the church.

Dropping off paperwork

Shae left some accident reports in the van, so I dropped them off for her on my way home. She works for Jorgensen Contracting/DBI.

Checking out

Coffee first

The only way to shop.

Time to shop

Accidentally hit send on last post. Shae drove to school without incident. Now ready for groceries.

Off to School

Getting ready

Paper, SMALL bowl of cereal and clipping my coupons.

Up and at 'em

Starting my day

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Testing for tomorrow

Waiting for dinner and tonight's Scrooge rehearsal. Testing blogging from my phone.

Busy days

Been busy. Very. But tomorrow's my official Day Off, so here's the plan...

I'll be blogging my day tomorrow.

I'm not exactly sure what all I'll be doing, but whatever it is, I plan to put it on the blog. Good or bad, exciting or dull, fair weather or foul, I'll put a picture and a blog post for each step along the way.

See you tomorrow!

(This picture has nothing to do with anything, other than it's old.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's Even Good to be...

...I won't say how old, even though I don't think she'd really mind. After all, she is still young and beautiful. Happy Birthday to my lovely Trudi. Tonight we're going to let her open her presents, then we'll all go out to eat. At dinner we'll continue with a family tradition - on anyone's birthday or special day everyone takes a turn saying something nice about that person. We always have lots to say about her.

(This pic is from last year's birthday.)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's Good to be One

A great big happy FIRST birthday to nephew Luke. This is a picture posted on his mom's blog from his first Halloween. Cute, no?
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

More from Trunk or Treat I

I have all of our pictures from Trunk or Treat in a Web Gallery on .Mac. You should be able to view all the pix and download your favorites!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Trunk or Treat I

We participated in our first Trunk or Treat Wednesday night. It was great. We had a big turnout. There were over 60 cars and a bunch of kids in costume. And a bunch of adults in costume, too.

Everyone seemed to have a good time. It was fun to walk around, seeing everyone at their decorated cars, passing out candy.

Of course, one of the most talked about things - or people - was the couple of Pastor and Naomi. At least, it looked a lot like them. (Sam and his friend, Adam, if you don't know. Sam has the wig.)