Friday, February 27, 2009

And the Word of the Day is:

revanche • \ruh-VAHNSH (the N is not pronounced, but the vowel is nasalized) -- noun
: revenge; especially : a usually political policy designed to recover lost territory or status (Thanks to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)

In other news:

I finished the 1st project mentioned in my last post. Hallelujah! And as for the second---it's all stripped of it's painted 'glory' and is ready for staining. (For those of you who are dying to see pictures...I might have some up...eventually. I make no promises. :-)

And now for something completely mindless because you have nothing else to do with your time but read my blog:

The Name Game

Rachel Unger

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(mother and fathers middle names)
Lenore Prescott

3.NASCAR NAME:(first name of your mother's dad, father's dad)
Joe James

4.STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)

5.DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal)
Red Horse

6.SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, first street you ever lived on)
Grace O. (I’m all about the anonymity)

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning)
The Green Coffee (seriously, that’s gross)

8.FLY GIRL/GUY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

9.HOOD NAME:(favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Mud Slide Shortbread (mmm!!)

10.YOUR GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of last name, add izzle to the end
Ungizzle (sounds like a breed of Orc ---pardon my nerd)

11. YOUR GOTH NAME:(write in black, and the name of one of your pets)
Black Daisy

12. ROCK STAR NAME: (current pet's name, current street name)
Eighty-Sixth (I don’t have any pets :-( )

13. YOUR HIPPIE NAME: (what you ate for breakfast plus favorite tree)
Chex Magnolia

14. YOUR CRIMINAL NAME: (name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy bar)
Heavenly Snickers (what???)

15. YOUR CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit plus garment you're wearing, with an "ie" or "y" added)
Pineapple Shoesie (related to Strawberry Shortcake?)

16. YOUR SPY NAME (favorite season, favorite flower)
Fall Yellow Rose (puhleeeeze…)

That's all for now folks! Toodles!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I’ve been working on a few projects lately. I hope to have two of them done before April. Not that anything is happening in April, I just figured that it’s a far-enough-away-but-also-close-enough-to-motivate-me time frame, plus spring will be well on its way, and it’s before I start gallivanting off around the world in June. Wait, you didn’t know that I was a galivanteer? ;-) Actually, I’m only going to Poland with a group from my church and one other for a mission’s trip for two weeks, but we will be stopping in Germany sometime along the way; but it is the furthest from home I’ve ever been.

But I digress; the topic on hand is projects. The first that I hope to have done is the blanket I began making for my nephew a long time ago, so long, I’m not entirely sure of the date, I just know he wasn’t born yet…he’s now 14 months old….yea…time to finish. The other project is one that is the first of its kind that I’ve ever done. I acquired a dresser (for free- yes!) from a neighbor. It was in need of some repair and a lot of TLC. Thus far, I have all the drawers glued or nailed back to working order, and stripped of their hideous brown paint with a sad attempt of white distressing over it. The top of the dresser is all sanded of paint but the sides still need to be done as well as the front. I’m having so much fun! And this is actually turning out to be a rather cheap project, because I got the dresser for free, we already had glue, nails and even the stain that I’m going to use, so far the only thing I’ve had to buy is the paint stripper and cleaner - $14 total. Makes me happy. :-) I wish I had taken a before picture of the dresser so I could post an after shot, but maybe I’ll just post what it looks like now, then the final product.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Life Check

Last night we had some good friends over after church, the Dahlin family and the Shearer family. We had a great time playing games and some good discussions as well. Among those discussions came up the subject of covenant children and what kind of people do we want our children to be. We were talking about the different examples of characters and qualities (or lack thereof) that are so prevalent in our society around us and how we respond to those Biblically. Topics of smoking, tattoos, etc were brought up. I know people that I consider friends that participate in these activities. They know I don’t approve or agree and I won’t participate in them. But it makes me wonder sometimes what they are thinking.
As Amy and were continuing talking, she mentioned that she points to people like me and my sister and some others as examples of what she wants her daughters to emulate. Wow! Talk about a responsibility! While it’s nice to hear things like this, it’s also very humbling. Its things like this that God uses to help me keep my head straight. Even as an adult, I am still accountable to my parents since I'm still part of their household. But I am also being held accountable by sources much smaller (and younger) than just my parents. I teach Sunday School to 2-3 year olds. Jesus had some very heavy (no pun intended) words on this subject in Matthew 18:6. I have to ask myself: What kind of example am I helping to set? Who am I and what is my life saying to these kids?