Saturday, July 16, 2011

A wedding that makes me feel old

My nephew is getting married today. He was two years old when I married his uncle Gregg.

This event has made me realize that I have somehow been thrown into the "Older" generation. I am peers with the PARENTS of those who are getting married and having babies! When did this happen? How did this happen?

Inside, I'm still the age of these fledging children. When I look in the mirror, I am surprised that I see some grey hair. A few deep set wrinkles are even appearing!

Does anyone actually feel the age that they really are? Is anyone out there shocked that there are at least as many generations younger than you than are older than you?

Okay, maybe it's just me. I have to keep repeating to myself: I will be 50 next month. I will be 50 next month. I will be 50 next month.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Things that Amaze me

Today I found out that there are not a plethora of fireflies in California!
Now, this "fact" may not be entirely accurate, but according to a young lady on the Disney channel (who was from California), the first time she ever saw a firefly was when she visited Maryland!

I have to confess that I have never even questioned the fact that there might be places that don't have fireflies. How many other questions have I never asked??

After having these revelations today, I wrote on my facebook that I am amazed at the things I don't know. One of my friends asked me how I can be amazed at the things I don't know, because... well because I don't know what those things are...

argh! How many things don't I know?

Why do cats spit up hairballs?
If a dromedary camel mates with a bactrian camel, how many humps will the baby have?
What really happened to Enoch of Bible fame?
What was the older brother's final decsion in the Prodigal son story?
Just how intelligent is a dolphin?

How about telling me a fact that you think is amazing. I'd love to learn more and be even more amazed.


One year "blog" anniversary

I've just realized that this blog is almost an entire year old. A few months ago, I went back and checked to see what the exact day to reach this stellar achievement would be and found out we could celebrate on the 23rd of July. Now, at the time of this discovery, I thought that it would be awesome if I could hit the "100 blog entries" mark before I hit the one year mark. I had all sorts of plans...

And then my life went into a whirlwind of activity. Since my last blog I have officially become the children's pastor at Solid Rock Church. (Yeah!) I've also been preparing to become the director of our after school program (Oh my!) and will soon be heading off to Wisconsin for a week or so... and if I am going to hit my "100 blog" mark, I'll need to write 20 more blogs in the next thirteen days, seven of which, I will probably not be near a computer!

Can I do it? I have lots of ideas... some entries may be quite short, but I'm going to give it a try!

Stay tuned and wish me luck!