August 19, 2005 @ 12:21 am by sean
I’ve actually been working on this post for a week. I started it last Thursday at work just writing down little things, but I haven’t had time for a real post since then. And that’s pretty awesome, because these last few days have been spent away from the computer and with those who I will dearly miss.
I was in Canada last weekend with my family and Alyson camping at the Pinery. It was pretty much great. All but Kristyn and Jen and John were there. Lots of lounging. Lots of swimming in the waves and building drift wood forts and monuments. Napping. Reading. Waltzes on the beach and creepy Lake Huron swimming at midnight with ma copine. Drives through the Canadian country side. Camping food. Camp fires. The best car problems ever. A fine weekend it was. Ma copine and I even swam in a large body of water in two countries in one day.
I lazily packed Monday, and packed almost everything.
Tuesday I went over to the Vrazo’s and Alyson joined me for errands. We washed and vaccumed my car and it looks pretty. For now. And we went to pick up Jillian at the air port, having returned from Massachusetts. Alyson and I sat out on the swing for a looong time. I kept falling asleep. I went home after a difficult good bye.
Wednesday I mowed the lawn for the last time this summer. And finished my chair. It was kind of sad to do. I met Ben at the mall so I could try on shoes and get CD cases and photo albums. We stopped at Rock a billies and I found the Chin Up Chin Up CD, so I got it. Then we went to youth group because everyone was there, especially ma copine. It was a grand time indeed. Applebees followed, followed by last farewells. Then back to the Vrazo’s. I was there pretty late. I didn’t realize how late until I got home. I kept falling asleep again. An even more difficult good bye concluded the evening. The most unfortunate good bye to date.
Thursday finished packing. Grandma and grandpa came over for dinner. Mum took me food shopping.
So those are the facts. Mostly emotionless plain facts. Maybe I’m not in the mood to explain the emotions with the facts. Most of the emotion I’m feeling now is sadness, so to talk about how wonderful these last few days have been would not have full justice done.
I’ve never been so sad to leave for one of my favorite places.
I am excited though. I’m leaving in 8 hours. I need to go to bed.
Two specific Biblical stories have come up lately, and both have another part to the story that could be emphasized, but I’ve never heard it done so. The two stories are the Prodigal Son, and the Promiscous David. In the Prodigal Son, the other son is often overlooked. Poor guy. His being overlooked is even part of the story. Being the momma’s boy I tend to be, in many situations I’ve been the good son while the prodigal son got all the attention. And I felt the same way the good son did. Although we certainly should rejoice when one comes back to the Father, let us lift up and celebrate those who have remained faithful as well. Let us focus more on rejoicing when one comes back to the Father, than being the one returning. I know we all sin, but I think the good son offers a great example for us. He remained faithful. He too should have rejoiced when his brother came back, but he showed that not everyone has to go astray.
Everytime David and Bathsheeba are spoken of, it tends to be the same ‘David was a man after God’s own heart but was still a sinner’ ‘David was forgiven’ ‘Don’t fall into temptation like David did’ ‘If you lie it’ll only make the problem worse.’ Again, we are sinners so it is easy to focus on this, but why not focus on Uriah’s devotion? He refused vacation and sex with his wife and slept where a good soldier would sleep. Even when drunk he still was devoted. His devotion to his king and country and God led him to death on the front lines, all the while unknowingly letting a man get away with a wretched sin against him.
Of course we’re sinners and David can be encrouagement knowing even the good ones fail sometimes, and even when we get as low as we can get like the Prodigal Son did a loving Father still will run to us, but look at Uriah and the good son too. They didn’t even have to deal with those issues because they were too involved being devoted to what is right.
Isn’t it obvious? Peaches are the missing link. Why else would fruit need fur if it were not on it’s way to becoming an animal?
Speaking of making trade fair, cocaine sold on the street costs around 80 times more than what the grower gets.
National Geographic, July 2004
“A protozoan named Toxoplasma gondii, commonly found in CAT FECES, contaminated water, and undercooked meat, has been implicted in some cases of schizophrenia.”
National Geographic, August 2005
From the Blue Water Bridge crossing back into the US, Alyson and I spotted a church down below with a sign that I thought was quite clever that read this,
Now here are a bunch of links that probably aren’t worth visiting.
Some of these made me smile.
12 reasons you already knew to have a toilet in your car. Now you can!
Suddenly being as far from American as possible became the greatest thought in the world. They’re 4 year old ibooks folks.
If you’re bored, waste your time with this.
Two more reasons to hate the H2
Though hating a machine does nothing, if you’re going to hate, hating GM and the people that buy them are the ones to hate. But don’t hate people, that’s mean.