Here's a few things going on around here.
--> Jake went back to school today and Danielle will next week. It's hard to remember what my house is like with them both gone. I love having them home but I'm also looking forward to a quieter, slower, more peaceful pace of life.
--> We've been playing a lot of Wii, and having a lot of fun. If you hear of someone who is playing a lot on a gaming console, you might think that they are wasting time and/or don't have a life. But I would argue against that as our game playing has actually been a wonderful family time.
One night we spent a couple of hours playing tennis, baseball, and bowling against each other. We only have two controllers so only two can play at one time. We play where the winner gets to stay while someone else challenges him/her. None of us are good enough to stay in the winner's spot so the players were always changing, but all of us were engaged in the game and the conversation. This was good, clean, cheap [after the cost of the console] family time that I would recommend for every family, with kids of any age.
An added bonus... it gets you moving - much better than sitting on the couch watching TV or reading.
--> Last night, we watched the first episodes of the new season of 24. If you don't watch 24, you just wouldn't understand how much the viewer loves this show. And we, the viewers, have been waiting over a year for this new season. The writer's strike of last year delayed it some and then the producers of the show decided to wait until January 2009. Why? I don't know or understand, but watching it last night was a real treat and you'll know where I'll be every Monday night.
--> I woke up to nearly 3" of snow on the ground and it's still snowing.
--> Don is heading up to Canada again tomorrow. Let's hope nothing happens like the last time he was up there.
--> Don and I have been asked to help our Pastor with a series of sermons on marriage. It was an honor to be asked as he said he can see that we have a good and Godly marriage. We will be celebrating our 28th anniversary here in another week or so.
I've been thinking about what could and/or should be said to encourage a man or woman in their marriage that is Biblically based. I have some ideas but if you have any thoughts or ideas, please leave them for me in a comment or email me. I'm sure there's things I wouldn't even think of so I would love to hear from you.