Tonight, I fed my husband a staple

It was an accident, I swear! It was in his salad and I think it came from the bag of pecans...and I...shucks. Sorry, Andy. Better luck next time.

So, on Friday when we were on our way to the Engineering potluck, I was in a bad mood. Like, really feeling sorry for myself. My mindset was not "keep your chin up", "look at the bright side", or "hang in there". It was more like "this sucks", "I'm so mad", "poor, poor, pitiful me". And Jesus decided to give me a big ol' hug anyway. There we were zipping through traffic on I-40, and within 30 seconds of each other, two license plates: [GIVTHX] and [JEREMIA]. Coincidence, says you? No, says I. Not only did the Lord gently remind me of all that I have to be thankful for (and that thankfulness is the healthiest emotion in the deck), but he gave me a little clue to seek his face in a more specific place. And when I crack open the Good Book, what do I see? Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart;...for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future...You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Refreshing, isn't it?--to know that God really is in control and he really does know everything you're dealing with--whether it's joyous, depressing, frustrating, exciting, or any other adjective you want to throw in there. And if you're watching--and even when you're not-- he might just use an unexpected medium to speak to your heart--like the butt end of a Cadillac.

So, while we were in Raleigh on Saturday, we also saw a most rare and unexpected sight: a flock of Gray-Wheeled Goober-Guppies. You may not have heard of these creatures, but they travel in packs, come in all shapes and sizes, and meal on cheeseburgers, however, their most remarkable quality is their gullibility: they've been cozened into taking a tour of downtown Raleigh via Segway, and on a rainy day, no less. Here is proof of the sighting:

A rare snapshot of science, if I do say so myself. And we wonder why we have TV shows like the Biggest Loser, Big Medicine, etc...

Welp, it's still January. And that's all I have to say about that. I'm looking forward to Andrew's birthday and Valentine's Day (I never thought I would say that, but there it is, in writing!). We went to Barnes & Noble on Sunday and I literally. couldn't. find. a book. There are so many and I just don't know which one to pick! I need help. Anyone read any noteworthy books lately?


  1. Oh, look at those goobers! haha! :) I've never really enjoyed Valentine's Day either. I don't have any books to recommend. But good luck finding one!

  2. have you read the new donald miller yet? had me in tears for hours. love it.

  3. Try Jennifer Haigh novel or on the more serious side, What's so Great About Christianity? by D'Souza or Is the Bible Intolerant? by Amy Orr-Ewing (good if you're talking with unbelievers) XXOXOXOX