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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hi and Goodnight

Seriously, that's about it. Rebecca and I skated into church on time - barely. She changed her jeans one last time in the van. (Tinted rear and side windows). She still wasn't totally happy but she settled for what she had on.

Rochelle was supposed to read the scripture this Sunday but we never received the text. I wondered but thought they'd changed the program somehow. They sure had. Our new minister decided to talk about David and Bathsheba and realized it would be odd for an 11 year old to be reading about adultery, pregnancy, coverup, betrayal, and murder. Right. The modern day t.v. dramas can't compare to parts of the Old Testament.

Of course Rebecca, who was taking it all in, came home and told her sisters the whole story. They were enthralled. Next week, chapter two.

It's most unusual for us to be reading 2nd Samuel but the minister did a good job of tying the sad story of David in with today's world. I certainly wasn't offended; just a little surprised.

That was the highlight of my day.

My older son has all but finished his packing and moving. I took the girls and we all met at Barnes and Noble (Tim and Jim's wife Melissa were both at work there) and we chatted for a little while over cold drinks. Jim deploys for the border on Tuesday. I had thought it would be sooner but he'll be completely moved, the power will be on, and Tim will be available to help Melissa. It'll work out somehow.

Nothing much else today. The girls have rediscovered UNO and we've spent a lot of time hanging out and playing cards in shifts. Rochelle and Rebecca went to the playground with the kids across the street and came in a little before dark. They're all more or less settled in the living room for the night. I think Elcie opted for her room but she may change her mind. By next weekend they'll all be back in their beds and we'll start working on earlier bedtimes with school starting on the 14th.

I've added a few names to the blogroll and at some point I'll catch up on introductions. Maybe.

Thanks to all for the comments and take care everyone.

(There are two new posts - both short - below this one.)

20 comments:

Atasha said...

Hey I love UNO. Well actually it's been years since I played but I had bought a deck. School so soon?

Merle said...

Hello Ann ~~ So glad it is a bit cooler for you for a few days. That gives you a break and the nights are reasonable.
I hope Jim and Melissa are soon settled in their new home. You will miss them and the baby. At least Tim is still near
Thanks for your comments. Love, Merle.

Jenny said...

UNO! Man, I love me some Uno.

Life of a Banana said...

Oh Granny, your blog is SO clean. Maybe I shouldn't taint it with my presnce.

smiley said...

Hey I used to love UNO too, I still have the card pack, but can't really remember the rules anymore.

Alissa said...

Glad to hear the Jim and Melissa have gotten (mostly) settled before he deploys. Anything to make it easier on her and the baby. She'll do fine. She's got you guys to lean on for support.

Stay cool!

Autumn said...

Sorry Rochelle didn't get to read her verses. I had to giggle at the content of the ministers sermon..He probably didn't realize but a lot of those 11 year olds are living, the adultery, pregnancy, coverup, betrayal, and murder stuff lol.
Ok well maybe not that bad, but kids these days do go through a lot more than we did at there age. It is probably a good lesson for them to hear. Sounds like your minister would be interesting.
Glad the rest of the day went well. When my kids were young we played a lot of UNO too..Haven't thougth about that game in years.

madcapmum said...

Hard to compete with the Bible for scandal! ;-)

Kendra Lynn said...

Yeah..we gotta start working on earlier bedtimes here, too!
My kids end up stayin' up too late in the summertime. Kelsey gets to start preschool this year, so I gotta get them into bed earlier SOON!

Kendra

Beth said...

But will he discuss the story of David and Jonathan? Have you ever read it? Put aside all preconceptions and read it. It is a genuine love story...beautiful and sad.

Gina said...

Yes, I think the bible pretty much has it all!

And UNO rocks!

wolfbaby said...

i can't belieeve that it's time for school to start again.... i love uno!!!

PEA said...

Am I the only person who's never played UNO? Of course I've heard of it and seen the game in the stores but nope, never played it! I'm so deprived!! lol Ummm Ann, do you think you'll run out of room soon on your blogroll??? lol School here won't be starting until the first week in September...I'm sure a lot of parents wish it was starting sooner!!

Chris said...

3catsmeow4me sent me to you site.

Wystful1 said...

Hi Granny!! Oh how I remember the game UNO! We used to play it all the time....Hmmmmmm, *Wystful wondering if we still have it*

Happy day to you. The sermon actually sounds quite interesting. And, I agree about the texts of the Old Testament

Mary P. said...

Good thing your minister is organized! I'd have like to have seen the congregation's reaction had Rebecca been the reader of that particular text. Heehee... Or would you have stepped in and subbed for her just this once? :-)

But when you think about it, where better to learn about the more sordid realities of life than in church? Not by doing them, obviously, but by thinking them through: the events are put in a philosophical and moral context that helps to sort through the event, its implications, the best way to respond. (And in David's case, he provided a great example of how NOT to do some stuff...)

mo-wo said...

I wonder if there is a way to play UNO online... I loved it when I was younger...

mo-wo said...

I wonder if there is a way to play UNO online... I loved it when I was younger...

Jo said...

Yup, amazingly enough, the bible is filled with murder, mayhem, fornication and all kinds of assorted sins. You'd think that God wanted us to learn something, wouldn't ya?

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

My daughter will be starting high school on the 14th as well, with freshman orination on the 11th.

Janice~