You know that moment when you realize the novelty stage is over with something? The point when you realize that, though the thing is still awesome, you can also see its flaws or the hard work involved to keep it good. That’s when real choice begins, right? Whether it’s a workout plan, eating healthy foods, or staying with someone you’re in a relationship with, true wisdom says that you make a choice to stick with it, and that’s when REAL love begins, that’s when you recognize the true good in the thing/person and respect that instead of what you’re feeling. Right? Well, if that’s true, then I chose to love a ninja today. Remember this guy:
Well, Mr. Whacker-San started his mow-rate’ at 6am today. I can tell you that if I’d had a throwing star around, or even a slice of bread……..well…….let’s just say things might have turned out way differently. (I’d have missed, either way, and he’d be one star or slice richer and I’d be wide awake.)(S’why I didn’t do it, actually) Anyway, on the bright side, the house smells like freshly-cut grass now, with a strong touch of lemon grass, which grows all over the place here.
I’ve noticed two cool things about Jacelyn being in medical school, and they both pertain to seeing things that the normal, non-lab-coated population like you and me never get to see. First off, Jacelyn got to dissect a human heart this week! I can safely say that there is a pretty slim population of people who get to SEE a human heart, let alone cut one into pieces. (I know I shouldn’t be a doctor, because all I’d want to do is hold the heart up high and scream “FOR ENGLAND!!!” or make terrible puns like “NOW we’re getting to the heart of the matter.) So, that’s the first one. The second cool thing is that Jacelyn gets to see combinations of situations and people that would be nearly impossible to think up and make happen out in the real world. For instance, while dissecting the human heart, two I.T. guys came in to work on the computers. The normal work environment for techies is not, as far as I know, in close proximity to dead bodies (unless you’re in a Bond film). She looked over at them just in time to see one guy scrunch his face all up and say, “Ugh”. To which the other one replied with something to the effect of, “It wreaks in here.” For my part, I’d almost rather watch the techies be grossed out than watch Jacelyn break someone’s heart. (HA, puns!)
Today is a perfect laundry day. Sun, heat, wind, Ray Lamontagne on the iPod. I’m going to try to make something out of pumpkin today, being as it’s Thanksgiving time, where I come from. I’m thinking……carriage.
Next Tuesday, I’m going to Roseau to have dental work done and to meet with the youth director. I’m hoping to meet with her before I am hopped up on novocain. While in town, I am going to find Christmas lights; I’ve heard tell they’re 50% right now, which I like! America should do that: put things on sale as the need for them approaches, NOT the day after the event is done. Island Time, my behind; these guys are AHEAD of the game when it comes to celebrating the birth of our Lord!
That’s it for now!
Pray for us.
On to the next thing…
Hey, its good to get a visitor’s perspective on my Island. Keep them coming Nic.
It looks like you haven’t changed much since you left 🙂 You inspire me even when you are away. Thank you.