Friday, July 07, 2006

Just Pretend That There's A Thesis And That The Numbers Are Transitions

1) We're heading out on a quick day trip to Mississippi for my mother-in-law Martha's birthday luncheon. And yes, it will be very much a "luncheon" as opposed to a "lunch," and no doubt we have big fun in store what with trying to tame a three year old bronco in a luncheon setting.

Which reminds me: has anyone ever left one of those little luncheon things where they serve you 2 tablespoons of chicken salad, some finger sandwiches and a handful of grapes - and then an hour or two after you leave your car almost instinctively heads to the nearest McDonald's because oh sweet mercy, the hunger?

Because that might have happened to me. Once or thrice.


Also, being with David's mother guarantees that when we get back here later this afternoon and David tells me that we're out of milk or something like that, I will lapse into Martha-speak and say, "Really? REALLY?!? You don't mean! Oh - YOU DON'T MEAN!"

2) Y'all's comments? From "the pickle post"? Kept us laughing all day yesterday. And last night. And I'm still chuckling a little bit this morning. When I posted it, I was, as my friend Laura's mother would say, "as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers" - not sure exactly how people would react - so it made me very relieved and very grateful to see all those comments. Thanks for that.

3) My sweet friend Lea Margaret emailed me earlier this week and asked me if I'd share something with y'all.

Her little boy, Mac, who's 2 1/2, is having open heart surgery at Vanderbilt today. He was born with a hole in his heart, and after vigilant monitoring of his condition over the last couple of years, his doctors decided a couple of months ago that it was time to correct the problem surgically.

So would you pray for their family today? For Lea Margaret and her husband, Chris...for the doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt...for Mac's recovery...and that they would all be comforted by God's peace and His promises. The surgery is scheduled to begin at 12:30 this afternoon - thanks in advance for your prayers.

Later, internets.


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