Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What day is it?

The calendar says Tuesday but it sure feels like Monday doesn't it? I told Sherry this morning before I left the house that I felt a little down. Maybe it was due to the fact that summer is over, or that I spent all day (literally) painting on my day off from the office. Whatever the reason, once I got to the office and started prepping for Life Group tomorrow night my attitude rebounded, and now I'm back to normal (well as normal as I can be). Stuff going on today includes:

- I went home at lunch to watch President Obama's speech with my girls. Even though some parents kept their kids home from school to avoid this, we home-school our girls and made sure they would see it. By the way, Sherry and I are not communists, socialists or even Democrats. I had read the text of the speech on the White House website beforehand, so I knew that it was good stuff for them to hear. I think the uproar over this thing proves that our country is more divided now than anytime in my memory. Since when did telling kids to work hard, take responsibility for themselves, and not to give up become a bad thing? This controversy reminds me that you'd have to be crazy to want to be President, and that I'm glad that my real home is in Heaven not in America. Also my leader isn't a President. My leader is a King named Jesus. He was my leader when Bush was in the White House as well.

- I took a walk along the trail on the property after lunch and disturbed a decent sized black snake from his or her rest.

- Chris has already had several folks sign-up to participate in auditions for the band. If you can sing or play an instrument you need to sign-up. You can do so by clicking here or you can do it the old fashioned way on Sunday morning in the atrium of GHS.

- We enjoyed four free Chik-Fil-A sandwiches for supper last night. I would love to see the stats on how many freebies were given away nationwide yesterday. Sherry and I discussed the strategy of giving away free food on the way home, and I told her that chances are someone tried a Chik-Fil-A sandwich yesterday for the first time because it was free. Of course I don't know anyone who has never had Chik-Fil-A before. If you have never eaten a Chik-Fil-A sandwich, or if you know someone who never has please leave a comment. Also, if you want to leave a comment on all the political stuff I wrote about earlier I'll read those as well.


Anonymous said...

I read your blog often and am very excited to see how God is continuing to use you and Freedom Fellowship to make a huge impact for the Kingdom.

My girls and I got a Chicken sandwich yesterday too. I had a Clemson fan comment about how ironic that was. I told him to keep his mouth shut. We don't turn down free food. :)

Trey Frick said...

I love Chik-Fil-A! The only thing better than Chik-Fil-A is free Chik-Fil-A!!! We also partook yesterday. I think I could eat there everyday but my bank account just could not handle the stress. Jill and I talk all the time about how there was only one Chik-Fil-A in the mall when we were little. We think children today are spoiled having the drive up version. I seem to remember only going on days my parents got me out of school to go to the Dr though. After the Dr's visit was over, we'd go to the mall to get our special treat. We'd then walk down the mall in Columbia to sit outside of Cromer's Peanuts and watch the monkey's. Ah, the good ol' days.

Robin Cathcart said...

I totally agree with your comments about Obama's speech. I've known several people who are saying he shouldn't be able to make this address. I also read it, and think it was a good message that all students should hear. Working hard, listening to your teachers, and having a good attitude - sounds good to me. I have been surprised over the uproar - actually having to notify parents ahead of time that the speech will be shown and giving the kids an alternate activity to do. He is the president of the United States after all. I think the office still deserves respect.

We also enjoyed 5 free Chick-fil-A sandwiches yesterday! Delicious! We were glad to see that there was a lot more garnet and black in the restaurant than orange!

brenna said...

David and I had free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for lunch yesterday at one restaurant then again for dinner at another restaurant. Can't pass up good Chick-Fil-A!