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Listening: ‘With You’ by Chris Brown (Check out his Michael Jackson moves!)

Reading: ‘Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers’ by Henri Nouwen and Yushi Nomura

Thinking: Next time I go out of town for longer than a couple of days, I think I’m going to have people guest blog for me.

How to Annoy Me: Make *that* noise.

How to Charm Me: Confirm that it was indeed my cleavage that was making him stutter. 😀

Quote of the Day: It is one thing to be forgiven; it is another to become more and more and more and more the person God made you to be. – Rob Bell

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

enough money within her control to move out

and rent a place of her own,

even if she never wants to or needs to…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

something perfect to wear if the employer,

or date of her dreams

wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

a youth she’s content to leave behind….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to

retelling it in her old age….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

one friend who always makes her laugh

and one who lets her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

a good piece of furniture

not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,

and a recipe for a meal,

that will make her guests feel honored…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

a feeling of

control over her destiny..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

how to fall in love without losing herself..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

how to quit a job,

break up with a lover,

and confront a friend

without;

ruining the friendship…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK

AWAY…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

that she can’t change the length of her calves,

the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..

that her childhood may not have been perfect…

but it’s over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

what she would and wouldn’t

do for love or more..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW….

how to live alone…

even if she doesn’t like it..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..

whom she can trust,

whom she can’t,

and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

where to go…

be it to her best friend’s kitchen table..

or

a charming Inn in the woods….
when her soul needs

soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

What she can and can’t accomplish in a day…

a month…and a year…

Pamela Redmond Satran

Listening: ‘Tranquility’ by Phil Coulter (It sounds much more rich and full on the cd.)

Reading: ‘Dancing’

Thinking: Hamlet nothing! Something is rotten in the David household. Phew!

How to Annoy Me: I think I made it through the day without anything irritating me….*checks pulse*….am I alive?

How to Charm Me: Ask me to make your drink because I do it the best.

Quote of the Day: “…heaven and earth are neither the same thing, nor a long way removed from one another, but they overlap and interlock mysteriously in a number of ways; and the God who made both heaven and earth is at work from within the world as well as from without, sharing the pain of the world – indeed, taking its full weight upon his own shoulders. – N. T. Wright

Listening: ‘Take Me Out Tonight’ from ‘Rent’ (Still feeling sassy…)

Enjoying: ‘Weffriddles’ (Enjoying….being driven crazy by….po-tay-to, po-tah-to)

Thinking: Insanity isn’t talking to yourself. It’s talking to yourself and then responding.

How to Annoy Me: Do your job so poorly that it effects my ability to do my job well.

How to Charm Me: Give me a note that begins: “God is especially fond of you.” Good to be reminded, particularly at work.

Quote of the Day: Coming to faith is like falling in love. – James Emery White

Listening: ‘Before He Cheats’ by Carrie Underwood (Not that I would *ever* do this… *innocent look*)

Reading: “Man robs station with cheese grater”

Thinking: I probably landed myself in advanced calculus or something…

How to Annoy Me: Get annoyed when I buy my own groceries but then don’t have what I need to eat in the house. WHY DO YOU THINK I BUY MY OWN?!

How to Charm Me: Sometimes hearing your voice is all it takes.

Quote of the Day: I’ve been accused of vulgarity. I say that’s bullsh*t. – Mel Brooks

Testing Center Assistant: Do you need a calculator?

Me: No, I’m going to flunk anyway.

TCA: *laughing* You can’t flunk a placement test.

Me: Oh, watch me.

TCA: People are always worried about this test. You can’t flunk it.

Me: No, really. This isn’t going to end well.

I think I successfully filled out the survey at the beginning…

Listening: “Does he take you out dancing just so he can hold you close?” (from ‘Enchanted’)

Reading: ‘The Path of Celtic Prayer: An Ancient Way to Everyday Joy’ by Calvin Miller

Thinking: Close enough for jazz…

Enjoying: I wouldn’t survive this marriage preparation class.

How to Annoy Me: Tell me you will kill me if I cut my hair. IT’S MY HAIR!

How to Charm Me: Humbly help a man I assume is your father maintain his dignity in a wheelchair.

Quote of the Day: God shall not refuse or reject whoever strives to praise Him at the beginning and end of the day. – Welsh Poem

Listening: ‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillet

Reading: “Well excuse me for not examining the duality of human nature in just a few short pages of effortless prose.”

Thinking: The women in my group of friends put mules to shame with our stubbornness.

Enjoying: ‘Jesus loves the fundies almost as much as He loves you’ 😉

How to Annoy Me: Try to make me think at 1 in the morning. “Fire bad, tree pretty” is all you’re gonna get.

How to Charm Me: “Make it easier when life gets hard.”

Quote of the Day: There’s a way to do it better – find it. – Thomas Edison

Listening: ‘Don’t Need A Man’ by The Pussycat Dolls (Ironically, I blame RWG…)

Reading: Still reading ‘The Shack’. Absolutely heart-rending.

Thinking: Thank God for 3 day weekends.

Enjoying: The nagging wife 😀

How to Annoy Me: Get an attitude with me for absolutely no reason first thing in the morning.

How to Charm Me: Offer to stay on IM if I need someone safe to talk to.

Quote of the Day: Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. – Oscar Wilde

I need You to be my Daddy. Is that okay?