Tuesday, February 27, 2007

How was your week?

Interesting that one of the girls I have known for a few years asked me that question at Alpha tonight. My week was good. Hmm was that right? Maybe, but as I reflect on my answer there have been a mixture of events . A couple meetings I would rather not had, but needed. Many meetings and phone calls which are just a part of working. Good food. A good wife. Chats with Melissa, Lois May, my small group boys, Deb Welter. Good family connections, one birth and one death..

My week was good!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Feb 22nd has been quite a day!

Today is an around the world day.

In Asia there is new member in the clan. Congratulations to Heather, and her husband, Vincent on the birth of their first baby! Atticus Vincent Lu was born on February 22, 2007 at 10:31AM in Taipei, Taiwan. He weighs 8 lbs, 4 oz. Grandma Gerrie got there on the 20th so she sure had good timing.

In Courtney B.C. we had one member pass away today. Auntie Lois died at home. Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.

Here in Saskatoon we are expecting another big snowfall. Probably not the newsmaker of January 10th, but it sure has people talking about emergency preparedness.

Oh an interesting note, on this date Feb 22nd 1948 Beulah (Breeden) Meeds, aunt to Lois, passed away. She was one of 6 sisters in the Breeden-Royce-Meeds family connection. It was complex then and has only gotten more complex. After 36 years I have some of it straight. Oh and when we were in PA this past weekend we discovered some notes written by Colleen's Grandma Carrie listing some of the who was born when and where. Wow it was something to see Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska mentioned. It could be my family history. We’re safe. None of the towns or family names match up so were not likely 4th cousins!

Enjoy the laugh. Make it a hearty one so you get the health benefit.

Monday, February 19, 2007

another week another trip to PA

Well maybe not just that, but we got back from PA less than an hour ago and I am feeling the effects of diving 90 minutes, not sleeping well last night, wife, and mother-in-law. Not sure which order, oh and of course the effects of me being who I am so it's not just their fault.

Let's see the last week I've seen one of our young friends looking pregnant, but I'm NOT saying who until I hear it. Don turned 50, Sandy turned "not that old". Bryer will be 22 on Tuesday. We saw Linda and Maurice at Fudds' Saturday and shared bkfst. Sat. afternoon I shovelled some snow off our roof. 4 ft from the edge the snow was knee deep! AND the eaves trough has 8 inches of ice buildup hopefully it will melt without creating a problem.

I'll try to post mid week so I'm not rambling and give a few more thoughts. I'm sure glad I get to chat with Melissa several times a week. It keeps me sane.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

I feel obligated to espouse on my spouse, but she would be embarrassed so I won't.

Now I challenge you to look back into what Valentine's day really celebrates. Once you know let me know and then we all may feel a bit less disappointed in the grandeur of the marketing surrounding it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

well another week flew by

Wow, hardly seems that long.

Let's see COLD

Last week work involved reviewing decimal, binary and hexadecimal numbering sytems as we prepare to be able to assign IP addresses.

ALPHA on Tuesday night


Wednesday monthly lunch meeting with two coworker's Dragon's Diner at hwy 5 and 42.



Zou Friday night Wahoo full gym space

Saturday was nice for us both to be off and have a nice slow brkfst of waffles and sausage then I got some more done on the corner unit in the family room so Colleen could show the house to her coworkers Sunday.

Sunday church was great and then rush home so Colleen could get ready for hosting coworker's bridal shower. Then I washed the car, parked underground and wandered, lunched in Circle Centre mall and watched "Unaccompanied Minors" movie. Easy empty brain amusing show about pre and early teens snow bound in an airport at Christmas. I got home just as they were walking to their cars. Do I know women!? COLD-sort of watched the Grammy show. slipped to another tv and caught parts of Sniper 2 movie and Brothers and Sisters tv show. I enjoy music, but tolerate award shows in favour of my wife.

COLD looks like tomorrow will be around -23, hmm Melissa mentioned that 2 nights ago it was too warm so she kicked off the covers. I have a tough time feeling sorry.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Carnival and FIRST services in new Sanctuary

Wow 4 hours of Carnival on Saturday with close to a thousand people through food, gym, gallery and other rooms.

Then the weekend worship led by Corwin. Our camera and low lighting mean 3 hard to see pictures.

Pastor Dean spoke about how this is just the beginning of the next phase of development. These church walls are not the objective, they provide the foundation for working outside and beyond to serve God working in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and the world.

And then at the end of the service people walked across the stage with phrases of loss and brokenness which turned in to phrases of love and acceptance.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Tail end of another week

well 3 1/2 weeks since the blizzard of '07 and -25 with wind! BRRRRRR

Lakeview has Grand Opening weekend. I have mixed feelings about the Gala Supper tomorrow night, but support I will and be there. THEN SATURDAY IS CARNIVAL!!! Yahoo! 4 hours of kids and games.

And for you that think this 56 year old is crazy, you're right. But I'm having fun.

Jerrod, Susan and Suhky's son, is here this weekend for Med school residency interviews. It's always a pleasure to host him and hear of his latest adventures and conquests.

We miss seeing Jay, Julie and Alex more often. Saturday will be 3 weeks since Jay dropped Alex off for 4 hours. Please pray for every body's wisdom and patience.

Check Melissa's blog through the link to see her 3 dogs! All seem pretty fantastic for her. And warm for here even though cold for there.