Have you ever made one of those phone calls where a disembodied voice asks you questions and you can either answer out loud or you can press something on your phone's keypad? This morning I was trying to pay a couple of bills this way. I really don't like talking to disembodied voices, so I normally choose to key in the numbers. This particular day, I had a lot of throat clearing going on, and the disembodied voice kept thinking I was trying to answer its questions - "I'm sorry, I did not understand that response." Kinda made me laugh. Kinda made me frustrated.
Did you ever make a split second decision that changed the course of your day? Not that this was anything earth-shattering or life-changing. Just an example of how something you choose to do or not to do can have an impact.
We enjoyed a bit of the lunar eclipse last night as we came out of church. It was 8:30 MST - I should have looked out again later, but I didn't (I have seen some amazing pictures out there in blogland today). This morning, as I was leaving for work, I chose to leave my camera at home. I should know better than to ever leave my camera at home. I always regret it. Sure enough, about a mile up the road to work, I peered over at the mountains and saw an amazing sight - a slight sliver of the moon was going behind a cloud, just above the mountains. I was stunned with the beautiful and unusual view. I was so sad I didn't have my camera - so I did a quick turn back south, hoping I could get back in time for the last glimpse. Of course, in the 5 minutes it took to get back to that spot, it was completely gone. You'll just have to try to imagine it. But I did get a winter view of Long's and Meeker peaks.
Then I looked to the east and was rewarded with this beautiful sunrise. Thank you, Lord!
I hope these next three things tickle your funny bone as they did mine and give you a good chuckle to start or end your day (depending on when you read this).
When Kristen was going to the hospital twice a day to feed Kate and Emma, Feisty was often with her. One thing the nurses stressed was the importance of "skin to skin" contact with the babies and their mommy. Since they've been home, Feisty and Care Bear have been a big help. But when Care Bear is in school, Feisty cherishes her time with Mommy and the babies. She loves to hold them, especially Emma whom she named. She'll pull off her shirt and say, "I want her to feel my skin!" Oh, my, how they are watching and listening and absorbing everything around them. Behooves us to be careful what they see and hear!
This morning when I got to work, I looked at the white board, which faculty use to check out and in, so we have some semblance of an idea when they might be available to students. I got a real kick out of this entry:
QUICK LUNCH? 4:00-ISH?? (Hope she left 3:30-ish!)
And, last but not least - you can tell you have been married a long time when - you hear the hall closet door open, you hear your husband say, "Hmmmm," and you know exactly what the problem is (because it has taken all week to get last week's laundry done, since I was a "tad" busy and a lot tired) - the clean towels haven't been brought up from the laundry room yet!
(Our last picture in Hawaii)
Have a great Friday!