Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
- I did not drag my husband to the store with me to buy a hair stuff because I'm sick of my hair.
- I did not then proceed to go overboard buying baby clothes for a certain little nephew who will be soon arriving.
- I am not seriously considering stuffing myself into my parent's luggage next week...or hijacking a plane.
- I did not walk into my kitchen to clean up, take one look and turn around to go back to my laptop.
- I did not then justify it by telling myself that I needed to get planning MZ's preschool stuff because we're getting a late start.
- I did not then get distracted by free Kindle books.
- I did not then justify it by telling myself my husbad would be happy to get free books on theology.
- I did not go into the kitchen to make lunch, then looked at the mess, looked at the lack of food in the fridge, turn around and go back to my laptop with a handful of Skittles.
- I am not spending too much time on my laptop today.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Just in case some of you haven't seen this yet...
Isn't that too funny? Kelsi was bummed that there wasn't a picture of her to compare. I had to explain to her that 10 (almost 11!) years ago no one had digital cameras. So now I need to dig up some baby pictures of her and scan them. And by scan I mean take a picture of it with my camera since I'm not cool enough to have a scanner ;)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This made me laugh =)
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Clearly the writer is telling an Israel story, and here alludes to the Temple. This echoes other lines in early 2nd Nursery Literature, such as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard (the “storehouse” of the Temple) and the bone (resurrection life) which she sought for her dog (“Gentiles”). “But when she got there, the cupboard was bare and the poor little doggie had none.” The temple had nothing to offer the Gentiles, and they thus remained in their state of Adamic sin and decay.
So here, too, one should not be surprised to discover that the Temple and its “wall” are bankrupt. The next line, then, is not a shock, but an expectation:
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
Again, this is patently a forecast of the Temple’s destruction (and contra Crossan and Borg, an entirely possible historical forecasting). Doubtless this claim is intended to lead the reader to ponder the eschatological recreation of the Temple. Since Humpty stands for the Temple, he seems to be sharing in the divine identity, functioning as the locus of God’s presence, not outside of, but within creation.
Of course, this fall is an exile of sorts, the loss of God’s presence. The tension is palpable: how will humpty’s story not turn out dumpty? In other words, this line presupposes what I have called elsewhere the great metanarrative of humpty, not least the promise of resurrection.
But all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put humpty together again.
So the Temple will be built again, but not by human hands. Many have undertaken to suggest that this passage runs counter to a belief in resurrection. But this atomistic reading of the text lacks imagination. Of course, it is the king himself who will put humpty together again, and this great act will complete the metanarrative.
After all, Humpty is the place where the Creator God is resident with his creation. But the human inability to recreate Humpty does not negate all human effort for creation, which should be done in light of the proleptic nature of the king’s restoration of Humpty and all creation.By N.T. Wright
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
- This is my first full day at home with all three kids
- I wonder how many times I've had to say one or all of the following: no climbing, jumping, grabbing, or wrestling with eachother. Don't hug and/or kiss your sister while she's sleeping. No running. No yelling or screaming.
- I cleaned the kitchen and the refrigerator today. This is the most physical activity I've done in weeks. I will probably regret it later.
- Little Miss has only woken up 1 time the last couple of nights. Yay!
- I have a desert/fundraiser to go to tonight, and I probably shouldn't wear jeans. Unfortunately, my skirts and such are a bit tighter than I'd prefer. My options are 1. Deal with it and use my Moby Wrap in hopes that it will cover any unsightly bulges. Or 2. Wear jeans with the excuse that I had a baby less than 3 weeks ago and they are lucky I'm not wearing pj's.
- Maybe I should just wear my pj's...
- K-lou has survived the first 2 weeks of her new school. There are a grand total of 5 girls in her class which consists of 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
- MZ is spending the night at Grandma's house tonight and has been spending the week planning what to bring. Oddly clothing has never crossed his mind.
- So far our bill for Little Miss is over 5.5k...and we haven't even gotten the bill from the hospital yet. Thankfully we have good insurance!
- It's about lunchtime and I have some hungry kiddos!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
But she's certainly cute! For those of you who don't know, I'm no longer breastfeeding her. When we went to her first doctor visit (about 4 days after she was born) she had lost 12% of her body weight so the doctor suggested we give her a bit of formula after she was done nursing. So we did for a while, but it was getting to the point where she was nursing for an hour and still drinking an ounce or more of formula. So, we decided I was not going to be able to make enough to feed her properly. Which is the same thing that happened with both K-lou and MZ so it wasn't a big surprise. It was quite sad though.