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So Long, Farewell...

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Last night was the last night for our small group acting as a “medium group”. We finally made the decision to “rip the band aid off” and birth off the new group. I personally have been ready for this for a month or so now. Although I have loved this group with every fiber of my being (and I honestly do mean that), I’m ready to make room for new people, share lives with others and continue to grow in Christ with these people. With the increasing size of our group, I’ve been a bit concerned with us not being as “gelled” as we used to be, not allowing our true selves to show, and even becoming stagnant in growth (and in that I mean growth in Christ, growth with each other, and even growth in numbers). And so last night was it.

I’ll go ahead and openly admit that I’m somewhat of a mess this week anyway with other things going on so it was no surprise (well, maybe a little) that I was crying off and on all day yesterday. It reminded me of when we built the new church and had to say go…

What I've Learned Thus Far

What I’ve learned so far at my new job:Hyperlinks. I’ve learned that there are absolute and relative hyperlinks. When using an absolute hyperlink, it’s easy and will most definitely work…unless you’re making a webpage and then all bets are off. When using a relative hyperlink, it will most likely work…unless you’re holding your mouth a certain way on the third Tuesday of the month while wearing black shoes with nude knee highs and then all bets are off.Microwaves. I’ve learned that unless you wish to take your life into your own hands you NEVER use the microwaves on the first floor. They are disgusting and both are in the same condition. After asking if there was one that was somewhat clean, I was told, “Oh your poor thing. I forgot to tell you about that…” and shown the microwave in the “kitchen” on our floor. Although it is cleaner than those downstairs, it does seem to be on its last leg (or rubber knobby thing) and I therefore do not recommend standing in front of it while in oper…

Safe in the Safe

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This past Wednesday night at small group, a friend of ours got a new safe. Now when I say “safe” I mean…a safe. I’m not sure if it’s exactly like that one, but you get the idea. So after bible study he asks a few of the guys to help him unload it. Soon after the guys have it in its new home, he and Ryan are carrying a smaller safe (I instantly assume it’s the safe that’s being replaced) toward the back door. I figured he was going to be putting it in his outside shed…nope. They walk outside, walk up to OUR car, and Ryan starts pilfering around in his jeans pocket for the keys.

Then it hits me. And I understand.

“ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!”

(Apparently I seem to really be liking this phrase/question lately as it’s the same thing I screamed when we finally found a road (the state park entrance) the last time we went hiking…and got lost…thus tacking on an extra 2 miles or so…I was not a happy camper…literally speaking.)

Ryan gives me the little boy smile he loves so much. This smile…it…

Strictly Strength=Strictly Sore

I’m constantly seeing my manager as I’m leaving the gym on base. As I’m leaving, she’s heading to a class. (I say always but I really mean often…work with me.) Anyway, I finally decided to join her in one of these classes. I emailed her Wednesday about the time for the Thursday class. She replied that it was from 4 to 5 and she would see me there. So…Thursday I got off work at 2:30 and headed to the gym. I walked on the treadmill for an hour and 15 minutes (go me!) and then headed to look for her so we could go to the class. I HATE going to this kind of stuff…it’s like it’s a clique or something…same thing with walking in a music store…everyone looks at you like you don’t belong in their world. So I head to the locker room to put up my book and see if she’s in there; she’s not. That’s okay, she probably already changed and is in there looking for me…I’m actually cutting it pretty close to 4:00 since my book was SO STINKIN’ good and I couldn’t put it down.

I quickly head to th…

Givin' It Up...for a while...

Last Thursday I came home to find that our internet and cable was no more. This was partly a surprise. We called and ordered to have our cable TV shut off, but were still going to maintain the "phone plus internet" bundle. Doing so cut our monthly statement in HALF and since we have the instant streaming available through the Xbox and Netflix (I LOVE me some Netflix) we really aren't missing it. So...back to the "part" surprise. So they turned off the internet cable, also. I called and tried to get them to fix it, they couldn't. They scheduled us an appointment for a tech to come out on Monday...Ryan was NOT happy. Neither was I but I like to keep the focus on him when tempers flare...mine is SO not pretty so...DIVERT ATTENTION TO RYAN. Long story short, the guy just left about thirty minutes ago and we finally have internet service.

So I told all that to tell this, I quickly became aware how much time and energy is spent online (and yes, I know blogging …