Monday, November 27, 2006

In Memory of Lisa

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Psalm 46:1-2.

This was read at the service on Saturday night before I knew you were gone. Your immediate family's earth has been removed and they feel like the mountains have been carried into the sea.

I will miss you. I will pray for your immediate family to help move on with their lives when they are reminded each minute you aren't here. So many lives have been touched by your time here on earth.

See you in Heaven and love you always (even now that you're gone),

Aunt Kim

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Chloe drew a picture of me! She's my next-door neighbor and has a wonderful giving spirit! When she's a famous artist, I will already own a "Chloe". She already has a drawing up at Java Nation!

New cousin

Got to meet my new cousin on Thanksgiving day! She's about 2-months-old. Why do baby heads smell so good?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Christian commercialism

Went into Perfect Peace (a Christian bookstore) on Monday and felt a little uncomfortable. Why? With me being a Christian most of my life, why should I of all people feel uncomfortable in a Christian bookstore?

After seeing the life-sized cutout of Michael W. Smith for his new album, I realized it was the commercialism. That fake "buy this and you will be a better Christian" type of feeling. I know they need to advertise, but I don't have to like it.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Psalm 100

1Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100 (kjv)

This was read at the service last night at Wheatland Mission ( I remember Charlie having us memorize it in Disciple Bible Study, but don't think I could recite it fully now. It just seems familiar. Maybe I need to strengthen that part of my brain more.
Oh yeah, a couple of years ago I bought some Navigator's book at at a used book sale and tried to memorize 5 different verses at once while I was on the treadmill...should try to look for it again.
Back to Psalm 100: I like the King James' version in verse 3 about it is He that made us and not we ourselves...The other versions just say "we are His".

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Superficial postings

Apologies to the bloggers out there whose blogs I comment on, but then don't share my deepest, darkest feelings on my own blog. I commend you for putting your heart out there on the world-wide web, but I'm just not ready yet. For some reason, I want to keep my blog superficial and fluffy still but when you hit on a great topic I just want to pour out my heart. Thanks for letting me do it on your blogs.

Melanie's art at Java Nation plug

Check it out! Melanie has her artwork up at Java Nation on Douglas in Old Town including her new one about Psalm 137! One of Chloe's is up, too!
For those who don't know, Melanie is my friend/next-door neighbor. For my mom, No-I don't know the guy in the picture. He's just a customer...I thought you might ask. It's not a stupid question.
The coffee was good, too (or latte?). I had a Bellisima with caramel and vanilla and whipped cream or something. The guy asked if it was good, and I told him it was better than Quiktrip and I've only been to Starbucks twice and both times were in an airport and that the only fancy coffee I drink is usually hazelnut. I finally figured out what a barista was...Thought that was a new word like "hottie" or something at first.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Drive home

Yeah, that was me taking pictures out of my window in the car next to you. I thought no one noticed. It least I wasn't bored during the red lights.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Please click to enlarge pics. There are others that I spent lots of time on, but they turned out ugly...oh well. Besides relearning how to throw on the potter's wheel, I'm getting used to the different glazes. Some run more than others...If you get too much on it will run and stick to the kiln shelf.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

American accent

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
The West
North Central
The Northeast
The Inland North
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes

Had to laugh at the last question of this quiz--When you say the word "bag" does it sound like "vague"? When I first moved here, I worked at Musicland and a customer didn't understand me when I asked, "Would you like a bague?"

Friday, November 10, 2006

Photo Friday--Gross

The topic of Photo Friday is "gross", so I thought this would do. It's a jack-o-lantern in my compost bin. Please see the "Photo Friday" link if you're wondering why I am putting this on my blog.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


With it being the day after election day, I think it's interesting that this one little devotion book that I just pulled out of the closet has "Oneness" listed for November 8th.

I will be in them, just as you are in me. I want them to be brought together perfectly as one. This will let the world know that you sent me. It will also show the world that you have loved those you gave me, just as you have loved me. John 17:22-23

What I'm getting out of this today besides relating it to the Christian body is that even though some of the people I voted for yesterday lost, I need to remember to feel the "oneness" of being a Kansan and even an American.

I'm still trying to get over the arena tax increase election outcome from two years ago, though. I'm trying, I'm trying.

November iris

Thought this iris bloomed already this autumn , but here it is again in my "Zone 7 area" of my yard. Think this one's called Immortality.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Kaki King

My husband introduced me to Kaki King...She plays guitar way differently. You can check out her video at I am a new fan of youtube and think it's great. I looked up some for pottery, and there are tons of videos on the subject.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Photo Friday--Light

On the Photo Friday link to the right, each Friday they post a topic to take a picture...I might not do this all the time, but thought I'd do it today. I just learned from the Digital Photo School (another link) that it's better to give the subject in the pic some "space to look into" and cropped this that way.


No, Mom, these aren't all mine. I went in with my friend Vee and ordered them in June. This is my favorite place to order bulbs! Two years ago there was a hurricane there and they had everything half price after Thanksgiving.

So one of these nice fall days I will be figuring out where to plant them...Last year I planted hyacinths the last week of December and they were just fine.

Also need to figure out where to plant that Harry Louder's Walking Stick filbert plant I just HAD TO HAVE in the spring...It was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

First pots, finally!

After taking the pottery class once a week for two months, I finally brought something home. Now my husband can stop teasing me that I must be going somewhere else even though I come home with my jeans all dirty with clay on them. I think getting dirty is half the fun...And I love the smell of clay!


My new word I made up in pottery...The instructor liked it.