Friday, April 17, 2009

Rebuilt

I think that many of us, when Christ has enabled us to overcome one or two sins that were an obvious nuisance, are inclined to feel (though we do not put it into words) that we are now good enough. He has done all we wanted him to do, and we should be obliged if he would leave us alone. But the question is not what we intended ourselves to be, but what he intended us to be when he made us...

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what he is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on. You knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.

But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is he up to? The explanation is that he is building quite a different house from the one you thought of -- throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.

You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage, but he is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it himself.

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wisdom Teeth


So, this morning I take my husband to get his last two wisdom teeth removed. (By the way, Wikipedia says: "They are called wisdom teeth because usually they come in when a person is between age 16 and 25 or older—old enough to have supposedly gained some wisdom.") I remember when I got the four of mine out, and I had butterflies in my tummy going into it. He didn't seem nervous going into it...but he definitely wasn't excited about it...I asked him, "Are you excited?" His response, "Uh no...?" (kinda like...what kind of question is that?)

Well, as I waited in the lobby for everything to be finished, I listened to music and rummaged through magazines in hopes of getting some inspiration for a new look (haircut). Then a lady came to the lobby came to get my to come back and gave me instruction, "Try to keep him awake." Easy....or so I thought.

So, I get back there and as I come to sit down by Mike, I'm greeted my him slowly turning his head towards me with unfocused open eyes that nearly made fall out of the rolly chair. One needs to be warned before coming to see your loved one half-there. He had me so concerned as I tried to keep him awake, which was an almost impossible task. Each time he shut his eyes I would say, "Mike WAKE UP!" even if it was a blink. He was talking to me, I'm not quite sure I was understanding everything he was saying, but at one point he was singing to me. I listened as he sang along with the music that was playing in the office....then I noticed it wasn't the same song that was playing?...I actually have no idea what he was singing, but I loved it. The car ride to the pharmacy and the to work...(yes, he went to work!) were also quite entertaining. I was soooo tempted to take video of it all...but I didn't.

I love my husband and I can't wait to get home from being at work to spend time with him and take care of him.

What an interesting way to start out our week!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Strolling Around Burbank

Ahhh, a relaxing afternoon spent in Burbank. We went to the mall, walked around, browsed, and bought. Mike found a nice track jacket at American Eagle, it looked good! Then we bought a pan from Bed Bath and Beyond so we can finally make those pancakes that we've been hankering for.

We then walked down San Fernando, stopping at Starbucks of course to pick up a Berry Chai for me, and a coffee for Mike (he's still trying to make himself like it). Then we kept walking a bit more and finally stopped at a nice little bench to just sit and relax and sip our drinks. Then I snapped a few pics...





We then went to Fudruckers for dinner and ate some deliciousness!
The End.