Any time I spend time in the garden, I have little elves 'helping' me...well, not elves but my pets, Biscuit (above) and Cookie (below). Biscuit helps by taking dainty bites out of my catmint, thus 'trimming' it for me. Cookie fertilizers the garden with her own unique bits. Cookie has not yet figured out that I don't like her to walk across the plants, but around them. Hmmm...maybe better training of my assistants is in order.
We had rain and hail and wind today. But I got lucky enough to have my walk, with Cookie of course, in total sunshine...4 whole miles! I was going to get into the garden again, but that rain/hail/wind stopped me so I puttered around the house, instead.
Boring post, but posted! I'll do better tomorrow...
Sunday is a favorite day for me. It is usually my laziest day of the week...mostly because we are delivered of TWO big Sunday papers: The Oregonian and the New York Times.
I don't often go to church anymore, but John said that this new series that our pastors were doing on Answers for Atheists (or something like that) was very thought-provoking. And he knows that what I am most interested in is to have my brain poked...to be made to think. And this sermon did do that.
One thing that hit home: He said that we are all hypocrites: we profess values but we don't always live up to them. True, true. None are perfect. I am totally guilty of getting angry because someone tailgates me, or because something doesn't go the way that I expect or any number of other things.
Then I realized that I hold others to the perfection standard. When they fall short, I get so disappointed. And today's sermon made me realize that I fall short, too, and I'm sure that I disappoint my fair share of people. Humbling, actually. Oh, I am so often humbled...
I have been horribly remiss about blogging...I was hijacked by Facebook and I have joined the 2010 WordCount Blogathon to get myself back on the road to blogging fun.
Facebook has helped me to connect with friends and family, which is great. It has also helped me sometimes see a little too far into the character of some of them, which is disastrous. I have been particularly saddened when a friend or relative has seen fit to personally attack another person's character because of disagreements on political points. Is this really necessary? I would beg to argue that it is NOT.