Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vacation run through

No pictures in this post as I don't have them downloaded at this time. :)

Okay.. got back yesterday from being on Vacation.
We camped at fanshawe park conservation area in London. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were not in any huge rush to come home.

We took Milo (the cat) with us since we lost Sparks on the day we left. Milo LOVES being with his people and made an excellent camping cat. I enjoyed having him with us except for.. CAT LITTER EVERYWHERE! we MUST find a way to get rid of the cat litter everywhere before we let him be a camp cat again.

What else?

We took in Storybrook Gardens, saw a movie "mr. popper's penguins", took in the hometown folk festival, and the Ontario science centre.

We swam alot. Had friends over twice. Justin played with several other camp children and had a hoot. Walked trails, biked, and just relaxed. we played, looked for bugs (brought some home), and had water gun fights. It was all in all a lovely time.

We did have a couple of blips.
1. Having to put Sparks down before we left
2. campfire ban the last week
3. discovering the van has issues... problems with ground wire spots rusting out, but gives Jim a task to figure out and caused some stress times.
4. worry about rabbit care since the weather was VERY hot

All that aside though, and life worked out pretty good for us over the past two weeks.
Ate too much (including junk food), gained some weight but that can be shed again, but spent good time as family. Today comes the clean up from that.

OH... we did get a new cat. He's just a baby kitten yet. He's a spunky lad who was found in the middle of the street (Wellington and Exeter in London) when he was just a tiny baby cat. He'll have to learn that we are safe good people to be with, but he'll add a different personality to our household. :)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

christian carnival ii - July 6, 2011

Due to time constraints, I used the insta-carnival maker this week. As I have time I'll go through and tweak things. :)

Welcome to the July 6, 2011 edition of christian carnival ii.

Moyo presents Fight the good fight of faith posted at Eden Life Magazine.

Rajat K presents The One World Religion. posted at lambsaved ministries.

Joe Plemon presents Should Christians Participate in Boycotts? posted at Personal Finance By The Book, saying, "Boycotting may not be the best way to get others to change objectionable behavior, but it may nevertheless be something Christians should consider."

Tim Fraticelli presents What's Your Mustard Seed Doing? posted at Faith and Finance, saying, "A fresh look at the mustard seed parables. We all have mustard seeds to use - this article is a challenge for you to plant them and make the most with what you have."

Josh presents 7 Spiritual Growth Tips posted at What Christians Want To Know, saying, "Check out these great tips for spiritual growth."

Teila Tankersley presents Her Life was Anything but a Sitcom - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com posted at Associated Content, saying, "Teila Tankersley - freelance writer and author highlights stories that are upbeat and positive; sometimes even controversial. Her specialty is in writing human interest stories."

Jason Price presents The Compass Map from Compass – Finances God’s Way posted at One Money Design, saying, "Compass Ministries recently introduced their Compass financial map, a simple step by step guide to help people put their finances in order."

Chris Price presents North Dakota Revivalism--Billy Sunday's Coming to Town posted at American Church History, saying, "In 1930, the great revivalist Billy Sunday scheduled a visit to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Not everyone was excited, however."

Rajat K presents Is Yoga Demonic. posted at lambsaved ministries, saying, "The articles delves into Yoga Sutras for history and analyzes how yoga is practiced today to ascertain whether it leads to demon trafficking!"

Margaret91 presents Top 20 Web Forums: Creationism vs. Evolution posted at Theology Degrees, saying, "Debating Creationism vs. Evolution is a tale as old as time. These 20 web forums offer arguments for both sides, and they do a fantastic job of explaining their beliefs and how they back them up."

loswl presents Evolutionary Tales Exposed: Part 4 – Scientific Basis posted at INSPIKS, saying, "I want you to know that the theory of evolution looks pretty good if you look at it from a distance. When you get right down to the `nuts and bolts` of evolution, it is in deep trouble. One of the leading scientists of this age has called evolution `incredible`."

Russ White presents Is Christian Exclusiveness Moral? posted at Thinking in Christ.

Kaleb presents Star Sprangled Banner-Too Violent? posted at W2W Soul: Windows to The Woman's Soul, saying, "“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air; gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!” The Star Spangled Banner is our national anthem but more importantly it is a historically accurate account of how America fought for and won its independence."

Christian Carnival presents WLC's case for the resurrection posted at Ichthus77, saying, "This is an attempt to give a brief case for the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection, gleaned from Dr. William Lane Craig’s “Reasonable Faith” and “On Guard”."

Ridge Burns presents The Awfulness of Our Own Sinfulness posted at Ridge’s Blog.

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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Overdone things a bit

so we've had a fairly busy, followed by a busy Saturday biking and playing and doing things in the sun. Followed by a late night watching fireworks.

So I had a sulky sounding boy to put to bed last night, and a sulky sounding one this morning.... to be followed by a boy who tossed his breakfast up.

FORTUNATELY...my boy is a helpful lad in that he holds it in, and uses a cup and tells us when we need to stop the car (we went out to Clinton this morning to deliver a couple of rabbits and to do a spot of yard-saling). Sold the bunnies, found Jim a hand held auger (for putting holes in the ground for his workout thingey), and bought a change of clothes for the lad at the Rack and Room thrift store.

Then home with a sleeping boy, and a good time relaxing on the couch.

At 115 p.m. he asked for some crackers/cheese and a drink. by 2 p.m. he was sounding a bit better. Still not quite himself yet, we'll encourage him to continue to just sit and relax and not be busy, and he'll have crackers/cheese/banana for supper and then to bed early. Hopefully that will completely get him back up on his feet.