Thursday, November 11, 2010

Swamped. Slightly.

I am going to be just slightly swamped for the next couple of days so I will sadly have to deprive you of yet another one of my infamous long and ramblin’ posts.

However.  So as not to drop a dollop of disappointment into the hearts of any of my faithful, daily stopper by-ers, I do have a couple  of assignments to keep you occupied.

Assignment One

1.  Go to

2.  Select “get directions.”

3.  In  the “from” box, type Japan

4.  In the  “to ” box,  type China.

5.  Select “get directions” again.

5.  Scroll down to item #43.

6.  Decide whether or not that particular piece of instruction is a particularly good idea.

7.  Write a 3,000-word paper backing up your opinion. (just kidding)

Assignment Two

1. Look at the following pictures taken during Sarah’s ongoing, never ending room re-do.

2. Try to decide if the redecorating of her room will ever be finished and, if so, when might you get a peek at the final product.       (Answer:  very soon)

sarah's room progress

Assignment Three

Read--and ponder for a while--this piece written by a (believe it or not) 14-year old boy.

Present Tense

It was spring . . . but it was summer I wanted,

the warm days, and the great outdoors.

It was summer, but it was fall I wanted,

the colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air.

It was fall, but it was winter I wanted,

the beautiful snow, and the holiday season.

It was winter, but it was spring I wanted,

the warmth and the blossoming of nature.

I was a child, but it was adulthood I wanted,

the freedom, and the respect.

I was 20, but it was 30 I wanted,

to be mature and sophisticated.

I was middle-aged, but it was 20 I wanted,

the youth, and the free spirit.

I was retired, but it was middle age I wanted,

the presence of mind, without limitations.

My live was over.  But I never got what I wanted.

                                      —Jason Lehman

Assignment Four

Enjoy living today in the present tense!

6 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

jmckemie said...

Love that poem - thanks for the reminder to not waste today, the present, for the gift that it is.
Sarah's room - loving it! And I say that by thie weekend we will see finished pics!
Off to google maps! :)

leeanne said...

Assignment #1 is complete and I am still laughing!!! Come on now #43, seriously??? And I am soooo curious as to how (or why) you were moved to get directions from Japan to China??
That poem is a great reminder to live in the present and not to 'wish away' our days. Thanks for sharing! Will be anxious to see the makeover of Sarah's room!

MaryH said...

JET SKI???? Seriously. That is hilarious - thanks, Becky - also, the poem is excellent - will try to do exactly what is in Assignment 4. I can't figure out Sarah's room - anxiously awaiting the big reveal.

Anonymous said...

#46 on New York to China has you kayaking!

Becky said...

I thought that Google Maps thing was hilarious! I wonder which employee sneaked that in!

That poem is excellent.....and from such a young mind! wow!

Hope all is well with you, sorry I haven't commented for a while but I still check in every day :)

Kristy said...

Love the luncheon pics! We have about two weeks worth Thanksgiving preparations. In addition to dicing and freezing a few ingredients ahead (onions, peppers, celery, we also make a huge amount of beef stew ahead and freeze it. On Thanksgiving Eve, we put the thawed stew in a pumpkin (rubbed with veg. oil) and put the whole kaboodle in the oven and heat it through. That night is when we host all of our friends from our contemporary music group at church for soup and song. Our daughter will be home from the Coast Guard Academy next Tuesday, so I feel your joy about having your son home!