Hello, It’s Me

My last post was posted on Wednesday. In today’s blogosphere that was forever ago. Are you still here? I haven’t forgotten you! My life has been a little busy, which should make for good bloggy fodder, right? Why can’t I remember what I’ve done since last Tuesday?

Sunday after church we headed up to a lake nearby to spend the night. Originally it was going to be us and my brother and sister-in-law. My dad and step-mom ended up joining us as well. We stayed in “chalets” right next to each other, right on the shore of the lake. Even with cloudy weather it was beautiful. And although it was for only one night we all had a great time.

For instance, the ladies went scavenging for food and it ended up taking much longer than we expected. What did we scavenge for? Meat. Of the prepackaged variety that would cook up nicely on a grill. Jeeves (my nav system) took us to this tiny, out of the way, grocery store that ended up being closed. Who would have guessed that it would be closed on a Sunday…so thirty minutes later we’re stopping at all of the gas stations/bait shops that we had passed along the way while winding our way back to the campsite.

$2 for a package of 20 Ritz. My step-mom probably gave her right kidney for the meat we picked up. Here’s our awesome grill items we acquired (there were bacon wrapped shrimp waiting on us that Richard & Lee had brought): 1/2 pound of ground beef (frozen solid), two andouille sausages (precooked), and a frozen pizza. Oh, and some french fries. Our “cookout” ended up costing us about $50…

Camping is nothing if there isn’t a campfire. We sat around making S’mores and talking politics (who’d have thought that too, huh) until Richard and Lee decided to show us how they could telepathically communicate with one another. Pretty soon we were all catching on to “Clicks is the name of the game”. Ever play it?

At bedtime we each retired to actual beds (these were chalets) with our own linens provided from home. Except, Du and I forgot our pillows so we had to use the ones provide–with our towels wrapped around them so as not to contract any diseases from previous chalet inhabitants…

The girls and I are now on the road in order to give Du quiet time to study–big final on Tuesday.

Hmm, what else has been taking up my time? Listening to podcast after podcast of Grammar Girl. Catching up on all the ones I’ve missed. I can’t say I’m putting any of it to practice, but it’s good to at least know when I might be committing an error…

Also, various people have been talking/writing about using God-given talents for God and how sanctification is not something many Christians still seek these days. I need to work on both of those. What good are talents if they’re only used for worldly purposes? And what good is life if you’re (read: I’m) not seeking to become more like and act more like Christ each day? So, my challenge to Christians: how are you using your talents for God, not just for glory? AND are you really seeking daily sanctification?

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8 thoughts on “Hello, It’s Me

  1. so glad you are back 🙂 I don’t know that game you were playing… my hubby doesn’t really like games, so I need to have others over to play with me… isn’t that sad, he will play with me but you can tell it isn’t something he wants to do, but he does try…

  2. I wondered where you had gone, but glad to see you were just staying busy! Glad you are back!!

    Camping…that’s one thing I have never done. Sure as a child my siblings and I attempted to camp out in the front yard..but my mother neve let us stay too late. Afraid someone would stop and kidnap us.

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