How I Feel Right Now

Lately I’ve been winning battles left and right
But even winners can get wounded in the fight
People say that I’m amazing
Strong beyond my years
But they don’t see inside of me
I’m hiding all the tears

They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down
They don’t know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
‘Cause deep inside this armour
The warrior is a child

Unafraid because his armour is the best
But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest
People say that I’m amazing
Never face retreat
But they don’t see the enemies
That lay me at His feet

They don’t know that I go running home when I fall down
They don’t know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
‘Cause deep inside this armour
The warrior is a child

I drop my sword and look up for His smile
Because deep inside this armour
Deep inside this armour
Deep inside this armour
The Warrior is a Child

–“The Warrior is a Child” by Twila Paris

Thanksgiving

We just got home from dinner. A family in the church adopted us and we had a great time with their daughters, their husbands, and the extended family that showed up. I made my family’s orzo recipe and got rave reviews and requests for it. After dinner, we took a walk through the snowy woods and played pool and talked. It was great and I came home to two lovey, sleepy kitties.

To all y’all in the U.S. and abroad: Happy Thanksgiving!

My Day

My gingerbread cat is a bit angry with me. First, I chopped 8 inches off of my hair this morning (and I will post pics when I get them back on Sunday — I promise) and then I had Jon take a picture of both of us… WITH THE FLASH!!!!!! He sulked under the bed for the rest of the day.

After Jon left this morning, I went for a walk around the neighborhood and took pictures of the snow before it melted. We went from a marshmellow world this morning to a melted world this afternoon and was perched on the chair waiting for me, so I got some very nice pictures of him — he is such a photogenic beast.

This evening was the community Thanksgiving service. I was standing around before the service and got impressed into carrying the banner for St. Paul’s. This banner itself is about 6 feet long (vertically) and the pole adds another 3-4 feet. I’m all of… 5’1″ on a good day. I did manage to maneuver OK and though I think I almost gave Bill a heart attack, I did pretty well. It was a nice service and the music was all stuff I knew.

Tomorrow
Tomorrow I have to assemble the pasta salad that we’re bringing to dinner. And…. I GET TO SLEEP IN!!!!!!!

Meanwhile… Robin Williams is on Whose Line!

OK… Open for business a few days early…

I was getting a little too impatient about waiting until Advent actually starts to open up my blog so… I announce the grand opening of Magnificat, a weblog which will now house my thoughts and such. It will be done in Greymatter until I learn how to manipulate MT a bit better.

The color scheme is blues and purples and candles because this is an Advent layout. Advent is the liturgical season that happens during the 4 weeks preceding Christmas. It is a time of preparation for the birth of Christ and is probably my favorite liturgical season. So… enjoy the layout and I’ll start posting some more here later!

Oh yes… I have a re-direct script (muchos gracias Krissy) at /blog, so if you are coming there off of that link, please update your links. Thanks!