Thursday, February 08, 2007

This 'n That This Week

1.David comes home tonight from the XPastor conference in Dallas (translation: Executive Ministers all huddled in a hotel talking policy, staffing, lawsuits, administration, - I'm guessing the fun factor was pretty low :-)!!!! Actually, in his defense it was more about people than paper. Yeah, we are ready for him to be home.

2. Anna Nicole Smith died - how strange is that. Okay, I am not a fan but I hate to think of that new baby without a Mom and two possible Dad's, neither of which appear to be up for Parent of the Year award.

3. You know you have an incredible friend, when their sagely words to you are..."the problem is not in your heart, its your mouth." HA - I just can't stop smiling about that. It was great. What a great morning, thanks friend! In her defense, (and to keep my reputation) she was referring to my need to share my personal self discovery overanalyzations. It was not about gossip.

4. I am reading Steinke's book, Healthy Congregations. I love it. I am so convinced by systems theory and how very few conflicts in church are isolated but rather systemic. I guess at some level this makes me a nerd. Was there any question?

5. I joined a gym and have been working out fairly regularly. I'm actually enjoying it. I have started talking to a guy who is there everyday and usually wearing some kind of "G-Unit" t-shirt. Well, yesterday he wasn't and I commented on it. He almost fell over that I (40 year old Caucasian woman in Amarillo, TX) would know G-Unit. He gave me excessive details about how gross and sweaty they were and not yet laundered. Today he was back in uniform and made sure I noticed. I think he thinks I am a fan....At best I can handle a little 50cent, but G-Unit are entirely too "gangsta" for me. Guess I'm going to have to polish up my rhymes....

6. I had my car washed after almost a month of snow, sleet and general yuck in Amarillo. It was so beautiful, that it inspired me to clean the inside, the windows etc etc. Word got out and a bird with a bad case of IBS targeted my windshield. Nothing that a little cleaning couldn't take care of, but geez that is irritating.

7. Had lunch at Nothing But Noodles. Not a cheap place considering you are eating Pasta. We had a table of 5 and asked for more breadsticks. Sure, they said, it will be 54c for 6. Seriously, who has the gutzpa to ask for 54c for bread when a table of 5 have all had entrees and a couple of desserts. And besides, what is the 54c going to cover...

8. I am thankful that my almost 11 year old and my almost 6 year old still like to play together.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Arlene, I just looked at your blog profile. I didn't realize you were 250 years old!

Arlene Kasselman said...

I think I have a wonderful friend to thank for that....I have since corrected it and we will see what happens next!

susan said...

Arlene,cherish those times of them getting along. My daughter gets annoyed if she can hear her brother breathing! Also, I know what you mean about NBN. Lon & I ate there for lunch one day and I ordered some Thai dish and she asked me what veg's I wanted and I proceeded to reel off about. Well, our total was over $20!Lon looked at me and was like "What did you order?" We looked at the ticket and they had charged me 54c for EACH vegetable! Lon still gives me a hard time about my $12 noodle lunch!

susan said...

...that is I reeled about 8 vegetable choices. (I guess I accidentally deleted the "8") :-)

Amy said...

You must have given my husband your password. :)

susan said...

Actually, now that I think about it, I think it was more like 69c for EACH vegetable, and they were NOT exotic vegs either, it was like carrots, onions, broccoli etc,etc. Now I'm getting irritated all over again! Not trying to beat a dead horse or anything, this will be my last post about vegetables! :-)

Arlene Kasselman said...

Susan
I am slapping my thigh laughing out loud. I think we need to go to lunch at NBN just for the fun of it.

Amy
I tend to attract these "joker" kinda' friends..hmmmm

Scott said...

Does the phrase "birds of a feather" mean anything to you?

Arlene Kasselman said...

Okay so you have a point there,Scott

Angela Bruce said...

I'm not sure which "joker kinda friends" you might be referring to, but just for the record, I plead my innocence about the age thing. If it wasn't something about c-l-a-y, it wasn't me! =) Can you tell I'm getting paranoid after all these posts without naming names? =)

Arlene Kasselman said...

It's okay Angie-Baby - just you wait....when you least expect it, late at night....