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Adventures Beyond the Comfort Zone

Monday, August 22, 2005

Skippy goes to the dentist

Grandma is doing much better now. Thanks so much for all your prayers. I finally get to go see how she's doing for myself tomorrow... as soon as the dentist is done with me....

I was awakened much too early this morning with the news that I had an appointment with the dentist at 10. was barely able to prepare myself in time. (three days in a row now that I've been jarred out of my summer sleeping pattern... Sure I want to change it back, but not like that.)

Anywho, it always surprizes me, in spite of how well I think I've been taking care of my teeth, there's always a lot of scraping with that little pick thing to get my teeth truly clean.
Then something clicked in my head...
I knew I'd taken better care than usual in the past year, but had fallen off over the summer in addapting to my extreme work hours... I know it's important but I can't always find that daily time to pick up my Bible and floss. What ought to be such a simple thing to do and only takes a tiny fraction of my day gets squeezed out of the picture... Then suddenly it's time for a checkup, and God leans over the dentist chair and shows me the spots I've missed.

Has anyone else noticed that similarity before, or am I just different?

Anywho, the dentist did discover a few weak points in my teeth... and thanks to a cancelation in his schedule, I get to go back tomorrow and have the one that broke through, filled. (he'll wait and see if I can take care of the others well enough for them to fix them selves.)
Huzzah! .... eep...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Grandma's Heart

I came home from work this morning to discover that my grandma had been in surgery overnight.... My folks will be going to see her in a couple hours... Dad called in this morning, and learned that everything had gone fine. Any and all prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

a good day

Today was nice! Not only did I get to see Alicia again (in addition to having gotten to see her yesterday at Luke's let's-get-together-and-do-stuff-before-I-go-back-to-school-thing, which was nifty in itself.), but Grandma K. also came to visit so that we could all go see my Dad perform in the Brookings Comunity Theater's production of Annie Get Your Gun! I knew that he had done some theater in the past, but none durring my lifetime. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to see it. I could tell that he was really into it too. And good at it! He made a great Chief Sitting Bull. (all the other actors were pretty good too) I'd encourage anyone with time on their hands to come see next weekends performances; Thursday through Sunday. If I can, I'm gonna go see it again!


Last time I carelessly mentioned that I was going to a wedding. That ambigious comment was in reference to the union of long-time family friend Carrie P. (our parents knew eachother since before we were born) to much more recent friend Marc A. Okay, I don't really know him that well, but his sister met mine at USF last year.

The wedding was short and sweet. Something I didn't really know was possible. It had never really occured to me that a wedding dance is not required. Cerimony led to dinner reception which led to the couple sprinting to their car under our rain of flower pettals. They drove off and it was over. And the night was still fairly young. I want my wedding to be like that.


I've started playing with the Square Root of Cheese again. My old, seemingly abandoned hobby. I started redesigning the site a while back when I got ahold of Dreamweaver. my current goal is to re-create the archives. or at least allow them to be visited.


Huzzah! I have restored connectivity to the past! for those of you unfamiliar, or have just forgotten:
no.... no.... false alarm.... it doesn't really work yet...

Goodnight world.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

can't say I didn't try

My culture makes me sad. If not for my faith, I'd harden into a block of hoplessness.... sometimes it's hard not to anyway...

What kind of society allows crude one-liners and foul language to saturate our various mediums of entertainment to the point where 1st graders are picking it up? What kind of culture finds bikini tops to be acceptable attire for the grocery store or tourist shops?
Saw a t-shirt at work yesterday with a Mark Twain quote on the back: "Censorship is like telling a man he can't have steak because a baby can't chew it."

Well I've tried a couple of times now to start an actual post.... (see above) Having returned from a wonderful week at Judson, I find myself having to turn my internal clock back around again to go back to work. It's actually early Friday morning now after a Thursday night of work. And I'm to tired to do justice to the thoughts God gave me at camp.

Maybe after the wedding.

Untill then.... some random bits of life since the last post.

~My search for childhood favorite TV series' has led me to http://www.myspleen.net , which turned out to be a wonderful source. (I don't want the DVD rips they have, I just want the totally leagal, digitized TV recordings [though I can't say it's not tempting..])

~I've seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 3 times now. I absolutly love what Tim Burton has done with it. Especially the Oompa Loompas. I was also delighted to see squirrels instead of gooses. 'Twas far more true to the book than whoever was responsible for the first attempt.

~Alicia and I will have been together for 20 months this coming weekend! Even if I were awake, I wouldn't have words good enough.

Peace out, friends