Friday, January 23, 2009

Bring the Rain!

What is in the picture above?
Multiple Choice:
1) A pile of very rich dirt.
2) A pile of coal
3) A pile of chicken poop.
If you guessed 3, you guessed correctly. This is what I've been smelling for the past couple days. At our house, we have neighbors in front, neighbors to the right and woods in the back. However, on the left is an open field. For the most part, this is a good thing, but during this time of the year it's not very pleasant for at least a few days. Each year they fertilize this field with chicken poop. They bring it out by the truck loads, dump it in a big pile and spread it in the field. What I've come to notice is fertilizing with chicken poop is all about timing and this year...they brought out the goods way to early in my opinion. Last year they spread the stunk, and the next day it rained and the smell was almost completely gone. I'm telling you..."this stuff reaks!" As I said, the rain will end most of the smell...not all of it...but at least where you can walk outside and breathe without feeling a sudden need to vomit. As soon as I get close to home, I smell it about a half a mile before I turn in the driveway. When I get out of the car I can feel's like a big beast or's like walking into a wall. Seriously, it's a violent smell. Anyway, rain, ice or snow is on it's way early next week and I say "bring it on." I walked out this morning and it was like..."BAM!!!" Pray with me..."Lord bring the rain."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

For those that haven't met Oscar...

This is our (Marinda's) newest pet. He's a full-blooded Maltese, lots of hair and will not shed...that's awesome. He's cute when he's not poopin' or going pee in the floor (or the bed). Yes! In the bed. He's doing better though. After he learns to stop going in the house, I plan on singing him to sleep like this guy...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Drama Class

I was taking stuff off the camera last night and came across this video. It's a month old, but that's ok. It's obvious that Maddie's acting...if you've ever seen her room you'll know what I'm talking about.

Friday, January 9, 2009

With or Without You - Sungha Jung

I was thinking about Rock Band on the Wii...since the girls got it for Christmas. Why the fascination? Because anyone can become a guitar player in a rock band. I mean who really doesn't want to be able to do what Jon Weese can do on the guitar? However, after seeing this 11 year old play...forget Weeser.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year Goals

I've been thinking this week about my goals for 2009. I're supposed to have resolutions and it's a little late to be coming up with this stuff since the New Year is already a little over a week in. Well, I just never got around to it until now. Anyway, one of my goals each year is to read thru the Bible, specifically, a different version each year. This year I'm reading thru the NKJV. I have a Max Lucado Inspirational Study Bible that I've owned for a few years now and I only use it if I can't find my NIV or I just want to see how the New King James interprets a specific verse I may be studying at the time. So, it will be pretty cool to put a little wear and tear on this Lucado Bible that appears near mint condition. One of my other goals is to read 24 books this year. I read about 20 last year which was huge. A few years ago I was not the reading type of guy...just give the movie was my motto. However, I changed that mentality and started making goals each year for a certain number of books. 24 is 2 per month. That may not sound like much, but it's quite the task when you throw in everything else life has to offer. Even though my motto in the past was 'give me the movie' I don't read anything that will be made into a movie. I only read books about God, church, religion...stuff that will help me in ministry. I don't get into all the latest best sellers...twilight, harry potter, etc. On that end, just give me the movie or tell me about it. In fact, I saw the movie Twilight when it came out since Marinda had read all the books. She teaches 6th grade writing so it comes with the territory. Anyway, I watched the movie, (it was ok) and told Marinda to tell me the rest of the story. After seeing the movie I didn't really see what all the fuss was about. Marinda said that most readers are connecting with the characters and the relationship aspect and they get sucked into it. I can understand that but I just don't do it. I watch the TV show Lost but I could care less if Jack or Sawyer gets Kate...just tell me what the heck is goin' on with that Island. Anyway, didn't mean to get off on that stuff. I have other goals for the Year but I have no interest in posting them for the world to see. Later!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I know, I haven't been doing very well on the blogging thing over the past few weeks. The past couple weeks have been sort of abnormal with school being out and visiting family...all that stuff. There's my excuse for 2 weeks...the weeks beforehand...I can't really come up with a good excuse right now. I suppose blogging can be one of my resolutions for 09'...we'll see. Hope you guys had a good Christmas and are ready to make 2009 a great year! See ya Sunday!