Monday, February 28, 2005

A quiet day...

Since we've been moving at such a hectic pace for the last few weeks, it was nice to just spend a quiet day at home. Since my wife works Mondays I get to hang with the kids. It would have been better if they slept in longer, but that's ok. That means I had more time to not do the things that I actually should be doing.

Eating breakfast and watching Aladdin seems to have been the highlight of the day for the 3 of us. Robin Williams always cracks me up!

Watched a little soccer when the kids went for their nap. And Man City gets away with 3 points in injury time off a lame Fowler goal. Good grief! And Norwich had a chance a few minutes earlier to take the lead. I would have rather seen the Canaries take the 3. Oh well, at least it doesn' affect us at the top of the table!

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Busy week...

Lots going on around here lately.

Monday was board meeting and that was an experience. I don't think I have enough time to explain...except to say that it felt like I had the rug pulled out from under me. Time to heal now, but I'm not sure how.

Man Utd lost to AC Milan on Wednesday. We need a big win on March 9 to ensure we can have a chance at winning Champion's League. It's never fun to watch my team lose...especially when the only goal came after Carroll decided to not hold onto a shot fired at him. Good grief! And he wants a better contract?!?! Learn to hold on to the ball!

And then on Wednesday night it was all topped off by our Annual General Meeting. It never ceases to amaze me how trivial and tightwadded people can be. There were more questions/complaints about budget than I could process at one time. Lots of snotty comments and bad attitudes. And we call this the body of Christ?!?!

On a positive note, I get to bapatize 2 of my students on Sunday. That's always a blast. It always encourages me when only 1 adult wants to get dunked and we have twice as many students that want to. I actually had 3 other students take the Baptism class to prepare for the next one. So cool!

Monday, February 14, 2005

Feeling like...

I don't know if words can explain it. I'm feeling underappreciated these days...used and mistreated. I'm not sure if I'm just being selfish or if these feelings are legit. At what point do you stand up for yourself and your family? At what point do you stop being a doormat for everyone?

Lost the key...

So my wife and I (and the kids) just got back from a whirlwind tour of three provinces. Spending that much time in a vehicle with a 2 and 3 year old will drive anyone batty! I thank God for the invention of the portable dvd player. Can I hear a "hallelujah"?

But now my wife went to pick up my in-laws at the airport (they are flying in from a Hawaii vacation). The problem is that they left their vehicle at our house and I seem to have lost the key to their truck. We have one, but it only occasionally opens the rear hatch.

I'm just not too sure where the other key could be. If you've got any ideas, I'm open to suggestions.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Talk, talk, talk...

Well it all started last Saturday when I spoke at a youth retreat for another church. I had never done that before. In my 5 years at my current church I had only spoken to my youth, or at events where my youth were present.

Today the journey of "speakerman" continued as I spoke at a Christian school where I grew up. I had to give the same talk 4 times about how to find a church. That's also the first time I've ever had to give the same talk more than twice.

Anyway, this was an eye opening experience. I had forgotten about how nervous I get speaking to a group of strangers. I had forgotten how to start from scratch. I felt weird and out of place. I felt like the outsider. I knew very few people. And if I'm honest, I kind of liked it...

Is that normal?