My Week

Hey everybody!

Well, I thought that with the family out of town I would blog more.  I haven’t even been reading a whole lot, just staying busy.

This evening I will have eaten with 5 different members/families from church since Sunday.  It’s been fun.  Although, I am still hurting from the hamburger I ate on Monday.  Too big.

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I think tomorrow I will accomplish one of my childhood dreams and something I have been trying to schedule for the last couple of weeks–The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY!!

I already paid for a one-year membership which grants me admission for that year.  I hope to leave early and stay late.  Maybe I will get back up there in the winter, but I am looking forward to it.

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I saw the G.I. Joe movie last week and enjoyed it.  I didn’t go in expecting “Citizen Kane” or anything like that.  It was a typical action flick made special because of my childhood memories.  My inner child did not feel abused by the big screen adaptation.

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I checked out Mary Roach’s book, “Spook” which is a take on the scientific approach to learning about the afterlife.  I really enjoyed her book on cadavers, “Stiff.”  She has a really funny style.  I wasn’t aware of her hardcore modernism, though, until I read the prologue to Spook.  She was raised by devoted Catholics but won’t accept miracles or anything that is not scientifically proven.  This book on the afterlife may be more interesting than entertaining to consider a lay person’s anti-supernaturalist beliefs.

You know, not everyone we want to save is a post-mod, emergent.  Other and older folks still need Jesus, too.

Two other books I hope to check out from library and may blog about after reading:

  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • The Definitive Book of Body Language by Pease and Pease

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I have enjoyed cooking as much as I have eating out lately.

Last week I made some pasta with squash, tomato, and red onion.

The  next day I made some chicken wrapped in bacon, cooked in olive oil and marsala sauce, with various seasonings like Basil.

Then I cooked some eggplant from the garden (not ours, in-laws) with olive oil and fresh mozzarella.

Yesterday, I made some chicken and veggies with soy sauce, and threw the cooked rice in the skillet.  It didn’t turn out quite like fried rice, but it was yummy.

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I watched Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood last night.  I would love to blog more about it but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.  Please watch it if you can handle the language.

On one level, it was a slow movie, but not boring at all.  It had a slow build-up and the ending was marvelous.  It’s a great story of transformation/redemption.

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Well, that’s me.  Just a few more days till my fam gets home.  The kids are having a blast staying in hotels (with a pool) and playing with cousins and getting gifts.

What is your week like??  What’s up with you?

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