I'm trapped! I was just trying to leave the house (to go to BSF) and I pushed the garage door opener button, walked to my car and opened it, and then the stupid garage door opener self-destructed! It got about 1/3 of the way open, stopped, started buzzing and vibrating violently, the plastic cover over the light bulb shot off of it, then something broke and the door came slamming back down! *freaked me out!*

Now I can't get my car out of the garage. I tried pulling the red handle that is supposed to disengage the door from the opening machinery and I can't tell that it did anything. I pulled some other things that looked like they might help and... nothing. I can't get the door open. Now Doug is extremely amused and on his way home to see if he can free me from the beast. He says it's the rise of the machines. Ha. Ha.

So much for BSF...! :oI~


Ack! I was just cleaning the kitchen and noticed it was awfully warm near the stove. I checked and one of the burners was on. The stove hasn't been used today, so that means it had been on since last night! Good thing it was on medium-low... :oI~
I don't know how many of you are like me, but I tend to get extra stressed around the holidays. Even if nothing has changed in my schedule, I suddenly feel like I have *so* much going on and it's kind of overwhelming. I don't know if it's the prospect of all the driving between and within cities that will take place or if it's thinking of the millions of family members I'll see or what. My threshold for stress just decreases.

But you know, God has given me a large family and He has given me many responsibilities. And if God calls me to a task, He will give me the strength to do it! So, I may find the holidays extra stressful, but I can have faith that God will give me an extra measure of peace and patience to handle all the activity. Cool, huh? Check out the story of Elijah in the Bible (1 kings 17-19, 21). It's one of the many stories that's helpful for understanding God.


Curse it all, I've been sucked in by the latest fad! I accidentally ended up on blogger.com and decided to read a few posts. Then I thought it might be fun to have one of my own. And it's free... alas, my inner-trendy came out!

On a less dramatic note, this will be a good way for people I don't call or email as often as I should to make sure I'm still alive! Plus, I can tell people random things like, "My husband thinks I've sold my email soul to Blockbuster, all for a free rental!"