Friday, November 24, 2006

A day late, again... what I'm Thankful for at Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I was happy to see family. I'm thankful that they are still here for me to talk to.

But when thinking about what I'm REALLY thankful for, I mean above and beyond thankful that the inevitable hasn't happened yet, I had a hard time coming up with more than one thing.

But that one thing is HUGE, and thanks to Dave Ramsey for leading me to the words to express it:

[Proverbs 31: 10-31]

10 Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her. He shall have no lack of gain.

12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

13 She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.

15 She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.

17 She girds her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.

18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp doesn't go out by night.

19 She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

20 She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things, but you excel them all."

30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands! Let her works praise her in the gates!

All day yesterday, when I'd think, "What am I really thankful for?" Only one thing kept coming to mind. I have many, many things to be thankful for, but the first and most important is Lisa.

Lisa, Many women do noble things, but you excel them all. Of all the things I'm thankful for, above all, I'm thankful that you're my wife.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Big News

Ok, it's been a little over a week, but here it is:

Lisa's pregnant.

As those of you who know us, or have been following along closely, we lost our first child to very premature birth.

And we're trying again.

Yes, I'm excited. Yes, I'm scared shitless.

This past Thursday I saw the first sonogram... as the sonogram tech said, "There's your peanut"

Yep, the baby looks like a peanut, except peanuts don't have heartbeats, and I could see on the screen a clear heartbeat. It looked like a little strobe light.

The due date is late June. Please send us whatever good thoughts or prayers that suit you... we'll take them all :)

Thank you all. I'll keep everybody posted, at least intermittently :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

On Toilets and Knowledge

I replaced a toilet tonight in our master bathroom.

Never done that before. I've removed a toilet, in a room slated for demolition, but never installed one, or removed one in a way conducive to replacing it.

Complete success, even if it took 4-5x longer than a professional would have.

I told Lisa, "When you say your prayers tonight, thank Daddy".

She asked, "Why, for teaching you how to replace a toilet?"

My reply: "Nope, I never saw him replace a toilet, so he never taught me about that. Thank him for teaching me how to figure shit out that I've never seen before."

Thanks, Daddy.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Is this thing still on?

Damn, there's a lot of dust and cobwebs around here... guess I should try to keep it up a little better.

There's a lot I'd like to say, but for the most important part of it, I'm not yet at liberty. Hopefully in about a week.

In the meantime, we're in the last stretch of campaigning for a pretty important election. I'm sure most everybody here knows this, but control of Congress is up for grabs. The Libtards are WAY too close for comfort to gaining control of the House and the Senate, something which would be catastrophic for our military and national security in general. Not to mention taxes and personal freedoms such as the RKBA.

Note that I said Libtards and not Democrats. There is a difference at a personal level, but when you get to national politics in Washington DC, they are one and the same. With Reid, Pelosi and company the Democrat leaders in Congress, any reasonable Democrat who doesn't toe the party line is going to get slaughtered, politically speaking.

And that party line is completely Libtarded.

Think you've got a pretty reasonable candidate for your District running on the Democrat ticket? Think again. Even somebody like Harold Ford Jr or James Webb, both of whom are individually tolerable as far as I know (they kinda remind me a little of Zell Miller) would have to dance to the tune of the likes of Pelosi, Reed, and Kos, or risk getting Leiberman'd.

BTW, I think it's gonna be funny as hell when, after being basically kicked out of the Democrat Party for not being "liberal enough", the guy with one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate kicks the crap outta the Democratic Primary winner, Lamont, next Tuesday.

I'm not going to vote straight-ticket, like Kim did, simply because of the abuses of emminent domain Gov. Perry has pushed for the Trans-Texas corridor. Land takings rank right up there with with gun takings as far as I'm concerned - the cases where it's justified are EXTREMELY few and far between, and if you want to convince me that any one in particular IS justified, bring a sack lunch - you're gonna be here a while. That's one of my hot buttons that Perry has smacked HARD, and we have decent non-democrat options in Texas this election cycle, one of whom will get my vote for Governor.

But for Congress? As much as I'd like to vote for any non-Republican, non-Demcratic candidate, to "send the Stupid Party a lesson", this is not the time. Bet your ass, however, that after holding my nose and voting to keep the Stupids in charge in Washington, I'll be looking VERY closely at voting records, and who's available to challenge Republican incumbents in the primaries in two years.

THAT's the time to go for a change.

In other news *glances around* Yep, I'm still here, and John "the unnatural offspring of Thurston Howell III and Lurch" Kerry is still an idiot. (I didn't make up that description, but forget who did. Wish I could take credit for it!) Here is a mention of it from a pretty good guy, and I LOVE that picture!

Oh yeah, and CA's class on AEC sucks. If you know what that means, you have my sympathy.