Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Birthday party!

Hey everybody, we are having a little, spur-of-the-moment birthday party for ourselves this Friday at 7pm. Would love to see you if you can make it - everyone is welcome! Call for directions :)

Monday, March 20, 2006


Today is officially the first day of Spring. And my birthday. (Heidi's) Happy Spring and happy birthday to me :)

Thursday, March 16, 2006

winter blues

Ugh, Tim and I are both sick. Full-fledged colds, yuck. I even went out and bought a thermometer. Too bad we don't believe in calling in sick. I don't work today, but Tim is at the office. This time of year is the worst, it's cold, grey, snowy, and everyone is sick with something. And it's tax season!

I am ready for spring. Technically, the first day of spring is Monday, my birthday. Tim's bday is next Friday. Who thinks we should have a party?????

Monday, March 13, 2006

Snow Day!

Living in Minnesota with the brutal winter normally have, you would think there would be the occasional snow day. We have not had one in years. Today we finally got one. At least I (Tim) did. I woke to about 8 inches of wet snow covering my car and everything else. Heidi had gone to work a couple hours earlier. So I called the office several times and there was no message about the office being closed. After cleaning off my car, I ventured onto the extra slow freeway and somehow made it to the office without incident. Upon entering, the first person I saw informed me that the office was indeed closed. (Information that would have been helpful earlier.) I headed back out to my car and made my way carefully to Starbucks to see my wonderful, beautiful wife. When I walked in she had just started her half hour break. We hung out during her break, then I settled in with a coffee and did my perspectives homework. On the way home I swung by the McDonald's Redbox to return Walk the Line and pick up a couple more movies. Heidi came home and is taking a nap now. I already watched The Longest Yard and tonight we'll watch The Island. We plan to hit the Y for a little exercise as well. What a great day. There are real benefits to living in the great white north.

Friday, March 10, 2006

reflecting on the week

We had a quick (and yummy) dinner with some Youthworks friends tonight (thanks Kari and roomates!) and now Tim is at Park Avenue to hear auther Ron Sider speak. So I am taking a few moments before I dig into some homework to reflect on the week.

This has been an extremely rough week for me. Lots of homework, some family stuff and a few commitments in the midst of some severe headaches. At some point this week, I realized that I have been living each day in survival mode. Just trying to get through the day, the week, the month, etc. When I get up in the morning, my first thought is ok, I just need to get to work and make it through my shift, then I can close my eyes and rub my temples.

Well, as I began to think about this pattern of "functioning," I could see it for what it really is, a way that I was working in my own strength and giving up my joy b/c of the trial of my circumstance.

I'm not very good at asking for help, but I need some help right now. Please pray for me. Pray that God would strengthen me and give me what I need to "show up" for my life right now. To get out of bed in the morning and go to work. And to praise Him for His goodness to me. This week has been a heady (no pun intended) reminder that I am still in a battle. I know who wins, but I could use some reinforcements right about now.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Too small?

So I'm checking out at Super Target this afternoon and the checker, in her thick Indian accent (always funny), comments on the good deal I found in a sweater for $3.75. I respond with "yea, it was such a good deal that I didn't even try it on!" She says, "what size did you get?" I answer "a small." She says "oh?" and she looks me over and says, "you might need a medium."

What?! I don't believe I asked her for her oppinion on that matter! Well, miss checker-lady, it's fits just fine, thank you very little!

So next time you're at Target be careful what you converse about with the checker b/c they just may subtely call you fat! Or at least fatter that you think you are!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Tim's thoughts for today

• My interview for the HR position went well. I feel good about my chances. Thanks for praying.
• I watched The Second Chance again last night with my Guy’s Group. My hopes for this film to be a sleeper hit like Napoleon Dynamite and propel the director, Steve Taylor, to stardom will probably not be realized. However, it is still a darn good movie and I cannot wait for Steve to make another one. If you have not seen it yet, I would encourage you to check it out.
• Three of my favorite Broncos players gut cut from the team yesterday. Mike Anderson, the former Marine and 27 year old rookie of the year was one of my all time favorite Broncos. Trevor Price, the defensive lineman who mauled the Chiefs on Monday Night Football and was a popular player. Last, Jeb Putzier, the tight end who caught passes in the middle of the field and got hit more than anyone else. I’ll miss them.
• The class that Heidi and I are taking, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, sure is good. There is a lot of homework each week, but I am learning a ton and Heidi and I have had some great conversations from the reading. I would encourage you to check it out.
• I love my wife. She is the greatest.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I need a craft fix

Ugh! We have been so busy lately. I hate being busy. I like down time and I (Heidi) haven't had any time to do anything even remotely crafty in ages. I need a fix! So the next time any of you has a craft party, invite me and maybe, just maybe I can go. But probably not. At least send me photos of your own craft projects and I can live vicariously through that. If any of you know my sweet and wonderful old roomate, Am, you know that even if I didn't have time to be crafty, I could live vicariously through her amazing mad skills in that dept. She's even better than jailbird Martha Stewart!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A sweet opportunity

I (Tim) have an interview on Thursday, March 2, for a transfer to a position with Human Resources at my present employer. This would be a great career move and allow me to use my gifts more. I am excited for this and want it bad. If y'all could be in prayer for me, my interview is at 1 pm cst. Thanks.