Feb. 27th, 93 degrees. March 1, waking up to 30 degrees. Yep, that's south Texas for ya.
I'm amused to see the movement toward a Boston-style "tea party" in protest of Obama's stimulus plan and budget (and I guess we will now have to re-define "budget," huh?). As good as it is to see a grassroots movement rising against the Theater of the Absurd, I'm not encouraged that the results will be as positive as those in Boston in 1773. After all, the colonials only had to throw off the yoke of a tyrannical king who sat across a vast expanse of ocean, the crossing of which could take months. We are faced with a president who was fairly elected by a majority of Americans and who view him as the One who will lead us to the promised land. How does a grassroots movement fight that?
How nice to look up this morning and see our blogger friend Grafted Branch and her sweet family in our midst at church!
This is the saddest story I've heard in a very long time and a good illustration of how sin leaves us with no good options. Those who decry the making of choices they label the "lesser of evils" should tackle this one.
It's March! That means it's time to get down to the brass tacks of planning our family vacation this year in Red River, New Mexico. This time vacation will be with lots of our extended family, in a place where we've stayed many times before, so there are fewer unknowns (and less planning) than with our vacation in the Smokies last year. Sometime during the week, we're all going to take the ski lift to the top of the mountain where John's brother Jack and his wife Beverly are going to renew wedding vows after 30 years of marriage. What a setting!
Sad to see the passing of Paul Harvey yesterday. The word "icon" doesn't even do this man justice. His inimitable voice is one that takes me back to my early childhood...
The clothing industry must be getting better at some things. Yesterday Beth asked me to sew a button on for her (at 18, such things are still a little tough) and I realized that it's been a couple of years since someone asked me to sew on a button! Maybe not that long, but long enough that it's not common any more. And believe me, that's not because they're doing it themselves! Have you noticed less trouble with missing buttons?
This week we'll replace our trampoline. After five years, the elements have finally done it in (helped out by Blair and Tiffany ;-) ) and we miss it! It serves multiple functions around Granny's House...it's used for jumping, wrestling, sunbathing, picture-taking and, occasionally, group lunches. The place just doesn't seem the same without it. Soon we'll be bounding again!
Just try to schedule dental and eye appointments for your kids during spring break week! I practically had to offer what's left of our retirement account!
That's all for the Snippets...hope you all have a lovely week!