Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Fed 3 kids breakfast. One fed himself.
Packed a lunch.
Dropped 1 kid off at school.
Managed to have pleasant conversation with said kid. No small task.
Piano 30 min.
Naps and Math.
Check the outside world (email, twitter, fb).
Plan dinner and start breadmaker.
Lord willing, this afternoon I will:
Pick up said kid from school.
Swing through dry cleaner (I'm spoiled to not have to iron my husband's shirts).
Pull dinner together and enjoy the evening.
Go to bed.
This is not a complaint. This is turning out to be a really great day. The kids have been (mostly) good company and (mostly) obedient. I don't feel overwhelmed, just busy. I'm sure those days will come, but hopefully not anytime soon. Well, a girl can hope.
Here's some shots from Phillip's last day of freedom. Like starting school is sending him off to prison or something:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
But this sequence of events is curious:
On a day when no severe weather was predicted or expected...a tornado forms, baffling the weather experts—most saying they’ve never seen anything like it. It happens right in the city. The city: Minneapolis.
The tornado happens on a Wednesday...during the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's national convention in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The convention is using Central Lutheran across the street as its church. The church has set up tents around it’s building for this purpose.
According to the ELCA’s printed convention schedule, at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19, the 5th session of the convention was to begin. The main item of the session: “Consideration: Proposed Social Statement on Human Sexuality.” The issue is whether practicing homosexuality is a behavior that should disqualify a person from the pastoral ministry.
The eyewitness of the damage continues:
This curious tornado touches down just south of downtown and follows 35W straight towards the city center. It crosses I94. It is now downtown.
The time: 2PM.
The first buildings on the downtown side of I94 are the Minneapolis Convention Center and Central Lutheran. The tornado severely damages the convention center roof, shreds the tents, breaks off the steeple of Central Lutheran, splits what’s left of the steeple in two...and then lifts.
Can you say "Yikes!"
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I think he's quite dashing.
And here's some silly shots of Ruth for her fans: