Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Three Year Old and Jesus

At church on Sunday I was commenting to a lady about how cute this little 3 year old boy was. She told me that one time she was teaching Sunday school to him and others and they were talking about Jesus. They had a coloring page to go along with the story and the lady was retelling the story again while the kids colored the picture.

The little boy interrupted her, "Mrs. Rhonda! Mrs. Rhonda!"

She told him very patiently to wait until she was done then he could talk. But again the little boy said, "Mrs. Rhonda! I have something to tell you!"

Finally she gave in and told him to go ahead and tell her. Here is his most important comment:

"I just colored Jesus' heinie!"

True story! Enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Creepy Kid

Amazingly enough this story is not about one of the kids I teach....although....

Kidding! Sort of...

Anyways, I was driving to a baby shower today at 4:30 PM. Along the way I saw this kid walking down the street going the same direction I was. Nothing really special, but he stood out because he was wearing a hoodie and it was rather warm. Plus, the hoodie had a gold metallic lining in the hood.

Four hours later, yes it was that good of a baby shower!, I am drving home and I see a person walking down the street going the same direction I was. It was dark by now so I couldn't really make out many details, but as I got closer, there it was! The gold lined hoodie!!

Exactly FOUR hours later the same kid is walking down the street again when I drive down it????

Oh my gosh! CREEPY! *Said in a slightly high pitched voice*

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wii Baseball Math

The game that come with the Nintendo Wii has a training module for the different sports. This evening Frankie and I were playing the baseball training that is suppose to help you learn control. You have to hit in certain area and you get points based on which color it falls in or in other words how well you do.

I wanted to figure out how the points were determined. So I played a round and saw that I got so many white stars and blue stars which equal 22 points. Then Frankie played and got his stars with them equaling 26 points.

So I set up this system of equations to try to figure out the point system and made this complicated mess. Frankie then suggested that we hit one ball into one of the colors and then miss all the rest to see what score this gave us. We tried this several times and finally, finally, finally after about 3o minutes we got it figured out.

We both love to figure things out like that....we are such nerds. It is one of the reasons I love my husband, he indulges me in my mathematical whims!

Oh and in case you were wondering:

If you hit the ball in the white area it is 3 points.
If you hit in the light blue area it is 6 points.
If you hit in the dark blue area it is 10 points.
And if you hit the ball but miss the color areas then you still get 1 point.
No points are given if you miss the ball completely.

You have no idea how happy knowing this information makes me. :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And They Call Chicago The Windy City

Yesterday the wind blew fairly hard all day. It was really just a pain in the rear (it mussed my hair!) but nothing to worry about. Then the sun went down.

Oh man, the sun went down! The wind didn't just pick up, it started HOWLING. I haven't seen winds like these since I was a kid growing up in west Texas. I would have to estimate that it was a steady 35 mph with gust reaching even higher.

At around 3 AM it was blowing so hard that it woke me up. I just knew our house was going to fly off its foundation. (Ok, slight exaggeration, but still it was bad.) Not long after that there was a loud crash as something flew into the side of the house. Neither one of us got up to check. I really think that if we had tried to open the front door it would have been ripped off the hinges and that part I am not embellishing.

The wind finally did settle down and by day break it was within normal range. We went outside to go to work and that is when we saw what damage had occurred. Our poor shed didn't make it through the night.


Frankie and I saw it and just started laughing. What else could we do?

The shed was as tall as the fence and we could fit the riding mower in it. As you can see the roof is at the end of the fence line and the sides are all around. But notice, if you will, the portable BBQ grill on the mower. It didn't move. The walls collapse around it and it doesn't budge! Tell me how is that possible??

We need trees! Hopefully the wind will stay calm, but with spring starting somehow I doubt it. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Where Does God Live?

I knew we lived in God's country.

But the other day we were in Uvalde, Texas and we saw his house!!

I don't know though, I was expecting it to be more grand than this. But at least he lives close by us! :)