Monday, November 28, 2005

Life Is Busy

Life is really, really busy (so my apologies for not posting more regularly). You'll have to bear with me for a couple more days at least while I try to wrap up papers. In the meantime, you may want to check out Rebekah's story about a cat named Jasmine.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Ray of Sun

'Tis the season for papers - seems like that's all I do these days; I have two down and two to go (in the next 12 days). Blech. I am tired of studying. So tonight I bagged study and hung out with the kids instead. We had a good time, but I find myself gloomy nonetheless - it's hard to relax when there is so much going on. Life can get to be such a grind...

At any rate, it's always nice to get something cheerful in my inbox. The other day my brother, Master Aegidius, closed one of his emails asking "P.S.- Where can I get the decoder ring for all the BTY, LOL, web acronym stuff?" So I pointed him in the direction of this to help bring him up to speed, and then promptly forgot all about it.

Until today, when I received this email, not only telling me what he's up to, but showing up his new found web saavy:
Hey there!
Thx for the picture/avatar stuff. Worked better than a .338 Magnum on a bedded down buck at 300 yds.

Funny, but I could of swore that I typed in the same thing and it didn't work.....

Sad news: tell Malachi no antelope skin. The maggots got into it, and it was a little to much even for me. It was ready to crawl away.

I am going elk hunting all day tomorrow. Going to try to shoot a fat cow elk.

How many more weeks till end of term? Two? Three?
Do you have a Christmas/ Winter Solstice/ Kwanzaa term this year, or do you get to kick back for a month?

Warm thought: I will take you fishing this summer on the lower Madison, slapping grasshoppers next to the banks, waiting for big faty Browns to slurp them up. Feeling the sun beat down, sipping a Fat Tire, smoking real tobacco, listening to the waves gently slap the sides of Chrysophylax....

Also THX for the elk photo, FWIW, I was ROTFL, thinking did they ever WYSIWYG. IANAL, but IMHO they exceeded the GVW. Of course the FAQ is: so where did you get it? Well I suppose if I want one of my own, I better RTFM*.

(Read The Firearms Manual: Cow elk @ 200 yds + .30/06 w/ 165 gr. Barnes X = Pull the trigger and ask the questions later!)

Only my brother could say it so well. What I would give to be back in Montana right now :-)

It really is nice to hear from folks back home. Thanks to those of you who drop us emails from time to time (we really do miss you all), and thanks even more to those of you who pray for us (please continue to pray - we really need it).

I'll try to post more soon, but I need to make some headway on my papers first.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Like I Have Time For This...

...but I took the quiz anyway :-) HT: Karyn (who CLEARLY should be writing papers).


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Friday, November 04, 2005

Spaceship Earth

So a couple of days ago, I posted about Rock Balancing and Intelligent Design over at SLD. That inspired my friend Karyn to try her hand at this art, first at home, then on campus! (For those of you who don't know them - Karyn and her husband Mark are a delightfully eclectic couple that we've been getting to know of late, first through WTS, then through blogging, and more recently over Sunday evening dinners).

At any rate, Karyn has a serious artistic streak, and she has been so taken with rock balancing that she gave me my own rock balancing "travel kit" the other day. Tonight, while studying in the Westminster Cafe, Malachi pulled out the kit and began experimenting. What you see up above is what he created this even when we got home! I took a couple of photos from slightly different angles, which you can view over here on the photoblog.

Way to go son! And thank you Karyn, for sharing this with us!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Pray for Bridger

For those of you who followed Ryan and Rachel's journey through the loss of little Joshua last summer, we have another prayer request: Bridger (above) had his two year check up today and the doctors discovered something that concerned them - it seems like Bridger has a heart murmor and arrhythmia (skipping beats).

This has the potential to be very serious, and they will need to go see a heart specialist ASAP.

Please pray also for Bridger, that he would be ok, that this will be something the doctors can fix or at least control. And please pray for Ryan and Rachel in this, as they struggle to rest in God while waiting for a more detailed diagnosis. Finally, pray for those of us who are their friends, that we would know how to love them well in this difficult situation.

I'll post more as soon as we know it.