All The Loose Ends Are Driving Me Crazy

Let’s just take several topics from the last few days and wrap them up in some festive paper with a lovely bow on top, shall we?

1. Based on your comments and some serious over-analysis on my part, I’m gonna leave the blogging church people alone. Here’s what I figure: if they wanted me to know they were blogging, they would’ve told me. Now if it comes up in conversation and I decide to tell them about my own blog and they’d like to visit, fine. But since I do know them, and since they haven’t told me about their blogs, then I don’t want to trample on their territory. Put it this way: if they were all having a picnic, and I found out about it, I wouldn’t just show up. The thing is, I wouldn’t care at all if one of them stopped by here and commented…but since I don’t know what their blogging boundaries are, I’m going to assume they’re pretty rigid and keep my distance. At least until I change my mind. :-)

2. I’m officially not posting what I wrote for the LBY study this past weekend. I talked to D. about it Saturday, and he thought it would probably be wise to leave it off the blog – and we got major, 100% confirmation last night that it was the right thing to do. Just because I feel strongly about something does not always mean that I need to share it with the world. The irony is that NOT posting actually confirmed what I learned last week in the study about being humble. Posting what I wrote, telling y’all how I felt about a certain something – it would’ve been really cathartic for me. But sometimes – and in this case in particular – it just ain’t about me. I actually exercised more gentleness – the topic we were studying – by leaving well enough alone. And I hereby abandon this vaguest of all vague topics.

3. D. got the chance to continue his home improvement marathon today when he and our neighbor Jimmy used some form of metal-melting tool to fix our lawnmower. D. described all the sautering to me with pure love in his eyes, said he even got to wear protective goggles, and told me that he and Jimmy looked like Stormtroopers as they worked in the garage. D. also got to cook on the grill not once but twice today, then discuss how to kill ants over supper, so I think all in all it’s been a fine Memorial Day weekend for him.

4. Not that anyone, you know, CARES, but I’m probably going to be a sporadic blogger this week. Alex and I are heading out of town this Thursday, and I have a bunch to get done Tuesday and Wednesday. A haircut is a top priority…those of you who have never seen me don’t know that I usually love me a funky haircut – the more pieces sticking out all over my head, the better – but my hair has gotten so long (it’s touching my shoulders – I might as well be Crystal Gayle) that I can actually pull it back into a ponytail. Clearly the sun will be hurling itself toward the earth any moment now. GOT TO GET IT CUT. And I’m sure you’ll be surprised, but I’m cooking for a dinner at church this Sunday night, so there’s lots of grocery shopping to do before I head out of town, because I’ll have to HIT IT when we get home Saturday afternoon.

5. Seeing the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” on Oprah today has me considering renting the season 1 DVD’s. Daphne, pick yourself up off of the floor. It is VERY difficult for me to get on board with a TV show unless I watch it from the first episode, but I’m considering playing catch-up with this one. I know, I know – MAJOR comfort zone step-out on my part. I typically don’t like medical shows (never been an “ER” fan), but I’m increasingly willing to give this one a chance. Nothing like jumping on a bandwagon, huh?

Have a great week, everybody!

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  1. What is it about men, their garages (a sacred place around MY home), tools that melt stuff and their protective eyewear? I swear. Rob has three pair, in different colors! None of us women can ever figure out what he’s doing out there that would cause flying debris, but if it ever happens, he’s definitely covered! Last serious thing I saw him do in his sanctuary was catch the filter in his shop vac on fire. Sigh…..he must have been trying to melt something. At least his eyes were covered. In the orange ones I think.

  2. Have yourself a good week, too!

  3. I had some very brilliant and inspiring things to say about your first 4 points, but then it all went to mush with number 5. Oh, I loooovve Grey’s Anatomy, I’m sorry I missed them on Oprah. They are all so AWESOME! The whole dang cast. And they have a character with the nickname Addie, so I love that.

    Speaking of DVD’s of past season’s. I’m thinking about diving into the first season of Lost this summer, just to see what all the hullabaloo is there.

  4. as usual, first cup of coffee and your blog – good stuff. And if youre busy and taking a break – gee possibly I could do coffee and devotions???? Hope you have a good week out there, and I’m with you – funky hair is just the best – smearing goo in it and its good – why wouldnt everyone do that? I tell my hairdresser, when she asks how it worked for me the last month, I need more funky….

    your vagueness on being vague – LOL

  5. I think it’s fine to not post. A study is to help you grow in God. Sometimes to grow we need to be silent. When God tells you it’s time to post, you will know. He may never tell you. It may be just between you and your family.

  6. Glad you had a good Memorial day weekend. And just so you know, I CARE, although I may not qualify as “anyone.”

  7. BM, I’m so proud that you’ve decided to give Grey’s Anatomy your consideration. I promise it’s not your typical medical show. I predict that you will LOVE Christina Yang (Sandra Oh’s character) for all the wrong reasons, just as I do. You will also LOVE Preston Burke (I think the actor who plays him was on Oprah). I will tutor you as you catch up…you must be prepared for the fall season.

    I missed them on Oprah, but my mom saw it; she said they were great.

  8. They were great – but somebody needs to get that Ellen Pompeo (sp?) a cheeseburger. Stat. :-) She is SO thin. The only problem, though, is that I don’t think season 2 will be out on DVD before season 3 starts. But I’m willing to take a chance….oh comfort zone, where art thou?


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