Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday Highlights

1. Glad to be home. Our trip was good, we enjoyed the girls, had a comfortable place to stay, and everything went fine. But I'm glad to be home.

2. This week seems like it will be busy with everything and nothing. More choir recording this weekend. Small groups. More Maeve Bridal stuff. (New pics are going on the website soon!) I have 5 (count 'em) bags of stuff we brought home from Nebraska sitting in my dining room, all of which I must find new places for.

3. It's supposed to be in the 50's all week. This makes me happy.

4. I bought a gluten-free chocolate cake mix and some egg substitute. It's time. Sometimes you gotta have a little cake...or a lot. Ha.

5. We visited a little antique shop on our way out of Kearney yesterday. I bought 3 handkerchiefs with hand-embroidered corners and an old key for $6. Silly little things, but they made me smile, and it's nice to have something from there. Any ideas what I could do with them?

6. Minor annoyance that I hope will not become bigger...our neighbor's dog keeps getting out. It looks an awful lot like a pit bull, although I've never been around one before so I'm not positive. It comes over into our driveway area and barks. Thursday night it was going for our ankles like it was going to bite us. The neighbor told Nick several weeks ago that they've been trying to get rid of it because it gets out no matter what they do to keep it fenced. That's all well and good, but that means it could easily get Into our yard. Thus, we don't feel all that safe right now. We really don't want to call the Humane Society because we don't want to make enemies, but we've tried talking to the neighbors and they don't seem to be able to do anything about it. Hmmm...

Well, Hannah's yelling at me from her room where she's supposed to be napping, and my messy house calls.

What are your highlights this week?


  1. We have an annoying pet problem and our neighbors too have said that they would take care of it and they did. For a week. Having a pet is a priveldge not a right. If people aren't willing to take care of their resposibilities you have to do what you have to do to protect your family and probably should call the humain society. You have to consider what is more important, possibly having a "bad relationship" with your neighbors or you or your kids getting attacked by a dog. You know? Just do what you know you should do if you have already tried to resolve this with them.

  2. Well, that's true, but we also have to weigh what we think is the real risk from the dog. She doesn't get out that often, and the neighbors are not Christians. Honestly, I would hope for a chance to influence them toward Christ. Making enemies out of them would certainly cut off that prospect. The neighbor actually was outside yesterday and asked me about the dog. I told him that she was pretty scary when she got out and than she was trying to nip at us the other day. I suspect he will do something serious about it this time.