Showing posts from December, 2011

Perplexities, Prayer Request, and Ponderings

I guess I should have lumped this in with my previous post, but (obviously) I didn't, so you'll just have to deal with two posts from your favorite crazy blogger girl. ;-)

As some of you may know, my dad's working for Samaritan's Purse in Japan. He's helping rebuild the homes destroyed by the tsunami. Apparently, Samaritan's Purse likes him. They talked him into staying an extra month and upped his pay. So now Dad's asking if the rest of us want to come to Japan so we can help with the re-building/cleanup/whatever needs to be done, and have the added bonus of getting to see him before his homecoming on March 1st. We're talking a free trip to Japan. Free plane tickets. Free food. Free lodgings. And, get this, I don't want to go.

Yeah, I'll run that by you again: I don't want to go to Japan. Me, Janie, the globe trotter. The girl with itchy feet (and we're not talking about my athlete's foot, just so you know). The girl who will go an…

Brief Update...Actually, Forget the 'Brief' Part

Here lately, I have been coming up with all sorts of things to post about, but have lacked the time/inclination to go ahead and post them. Or, I start a post and then decide that it's not really worth writing.

I have the house all to myself tonight, and am in an unusually communicative mood, so I think I'll just blog about some random stuff I've been thinking, feeling, and experiencing lately.

Penny had her calf a few days ago. He is adorable. But then, what calf isn't? I have been meaning to go out and take pictures of him, but haven't gotten around to actually doing it. I am mildly paranoid of cows, especially cows with calves. I have been chased and kicked a few too many times for me to ever feel truly comfortable with my back to a bovine. I hide my fear well (I think), but now you know the truth.

I have been re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring. I am falling more in love with it than I was before, if that is possible. Tolkien did a masterful job of de…