It’s been one of those weeks…
…where dishes consists of 15 coffee mugs and 3 plates.
I like taking naps on Sundays.
Today’s nap lasted about an hour.
And now I’m completely out of it.
So, do you nap? Do naps make you refreshed or groggy? What’s the perfect length of time napping?
Wifey and I had a busy weekend:
-Date night with dinner at Bella Pasta and a movie (Where The Wild Things Are). The food was amazing, the movie was interesting, and the company was fabulous.
-A trip to the zoo with Tim and Kristen on Saturday morning. Seriously, I can spend all day at the zoo. Animals are awesome.
-Dinner with the Lovens at our place.
-Fresno State football. We beat San Jose State.
-Leading worship at RVC. I loved this week’s service!
-A short nap.
-House hunting. No results.
-Dinner and Sunday Night Football with some friends.
-Lesson plans (Wifey) and 30 Rock (me).
The complex of condos in which we reside has decided to take on a new project: xeriscaping.
For those of you who don’t know, xeriscaping is landscaping designed for low water areas (aka “deserts”, aka ”Fresno”). So, they pull out anything that requires water to thrive (aka “anything alive”) and replace it with landscaping elements that don’t require any care (aka “bark and rocks… maybe a manzanita or two”).
Philosophically, I’m into the xeriscaping thing. It’s good for the environment, it’s cheap, it seem natural for an area like Fresno. Asthetically, however, I’m not a fan (aka “I think it’s butt-ugly”). Of course, we’re renters, so it doesn’t really matter what we think.
Anyway, after about two months of slowly watching our grass die (so depressing), they’ve finally gotten around to pulling out all the normal landscaping. Instead of hauling it away, they’ve been piling it–along with all of the trash they find–at our front door.
So, if you visit us anytime soon, please know that we’re not rednecks who’ve let their lawn die and toss beer bottles off the font porch. We’re just doing our part to save the world.
Travel update: once again, those of you following my Twitter updates know that I’ve had the worst luck with delayed flights and reassignments. My flight from Atlanta ended up being 3 hrs late and I spent the night in Las Vegas last night. For some people that’d be fun, but I loathe Vegas and really, I just want to go home. So… It’s been a challenge to remain grateful and upbeat when I’m just beat down.
My dad decided to text message me this morning and remind me of my decision to be grateful. He also included this helpful information:
“FYI: If you had driven the I-30 “Lincoln Highway” [the first transcontinental highway] home to Fresno, it would have taken you 36 hours. Isn’t that just about as much time as you spent on the plane trying to fly home?”
Made my morning. Thanks dad!
A little bit of a vacation and a busy return to work has left me with a neglected blog! I thought I’d take a minute to check in with you all though–everyone doing ok? Good.
Sarah and I had a great time in Sonoma just hanging out, enjoying one another’s company, touring some cool vineyards and farms, and eating fabulous food. Oh the food. Wine country cusine is my fave…
Anyhow. I’ll get back to some regular posts soon, but for now here’s a cute picture of Sarah buying fancy cheese and a not so cute picture of me eating said cheese.
A month from today I’ll be on vacation, celebrating 3 years with my wonderful wife.
This gives me hope…
It seems like the last few weeks have been abnormally busy for Sarah and I. I can’t really think of what’s made it so hectic, but I can’t really think of anything. What I do know I’d that I’ve got lots of unfinished projects sitting around:
I’m sure there are a host of other things I’m neglecting, but the point is that we’re in a busy season around here. I’ll let you know what we’ve been up to soon!