Quick Thoughts

Yellow. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Let’s have some quick thoughts to start out our week shall we.

  • Monday morning equals covering the front desk again. Have had numerous times with multiple calls coming in at the same time already, always an adventure to get someone to tell what they need before I lose a call.
  • MU/ku football may never play each other again. It would be sad for the rivalry if it happens that way, but I think kansas will wise up and quit being babies at some point right?
  • My brother told me on Thanksgiving he might get into repo. My immediate thought was the reality shows you see about repo men on TV. My new thought is can I turn it all into a reality show?
  • I need college basketball rankings to come out for this week. I want to see how high Mizzou jumped after whipping Notre Dame by 29 and then California by 39.
  • Helped in the infants room at church yesterday. My right arm is still tired from holding little ones the entire time. I was doubling up a few times.
  • It was fun though as one of my favorite babies in all the world was jealous of the other baby in my arms and was starting to push his arm off or my shoulder. Classically cute.
  • I went Black Friday shopping for the first time this year.
  • Free breakfast will get me to do anything….see previous thought.
  • Just realized most of these aren’t thoughts, they are statements of fact.
  • Maybe I should change the title.
  • Now they are becoming thoughts.
  • Statements again.
  • This is confusing me.
  • Chipotle after church yesterday. It is soooo good.
  • I only have to work one job this week. It is a good feeling to know I won’t be working all day and night on Wednesday and I will get to sleep in on Saturday.
  • The sun was at a perfect angle causing it to be right in my eyes for about the 1st hour of the day. I can finally see again, but now just started getting a glare off of a car window.
  • Apparently the NBA lock out is over. “NBA lovers get an early Christmas Present” was the 1st quote I heard when it was announced. Somebody doesn’t understand early Christmas presents as games start on Christmas day. So it should really just be “NBA lovers get a Christmas present, on Christmas day, that should have been given 2 months ago.”
  • I just created a PollDaddy account so I can put polls and such on my blog.
  • I am not quite ready to go all Christmas music in my Spotify rotation. I will do a little bit and work my way up to all Christmas tunes soon.
  • Alright, as always, thanks for reading and if you fill out the other in the poll please let us know in the comments what you like about this time of year.

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>Rainy Day at Notre Dame

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A couple Saturdays ago Miriam and I ventured to South Bend, IN with Pastor Phil (Trinity UMC Pastor) and Andrew (Trinity UMC’s youth). The purpose of the trip was originally the idea to go see Granger Community Church, which is a very successful United Methodist church in Northern Indiana. Miriam and I had planned on going up to see it before the semester was over and when I proposed the idea to Pastor Phil he was excited about it and wanted to take Andrew along as well. Once I knew the plan was a go I had to see Notre Dame’s campus and all the history, as it is very near Granger.

We began our journey around 10:00 in the morning. It took a little while to get out of Hartford City because of some errands that had to be run. But after a few stops we were on our way to our first destination which was the campus of Notre Dame. On our way we got a little hungry so we stopped in Columbia City, yes that name is correct, at a Hardee’s. Our stopped turned into quite an adventure as a couple minutes after we got our food the electricity all along the street went out and we had to eat our food with no lighting. I offered multiple times to eat the ice cream and shakes just to help, but the Hardee’s crew declined to accept the offer on each occasion.

We finished up our lunch and headed on to Notre Dame. I was hopeful that Rudy would be there as it was my understanding the real Rudy just hangs out on campus constantly. Apparently I had heard incorrectly from my sources as we never did see him, but we did get to give ourselves a nice little tour. The bummer was that it was pretty rainy all day, not too hard of a rain but every now and then it was coming down.

Pastor Phil gave us a pretty good tour of the campus for it being so rainy. Has was familiar with the area so he showed us around and made sure we saw all of the important areas. He was very adamant about showing us “Touchdown Jesus” as he called it. I also got a sweet shot of a low flying airplane right near the “Golden Dome”. It was a good tour of the campus even though the rain brought our moods down a little.Miriam was not feeling very photogenic as you can see.


Along with those shots I got a picture of probably the fattest squirrel I have ever seen. Andrew and I were very excited about that.

We finished up our campus tour and then had a to stop somewhere else I had to go while in South Bend. Of course if you know me you know that we grabbed some dinner at Chipotle before heading to the GCC.

So from there we journeyed on to Granger Community Church where we toured the building and then attended their 5:30 Saturday night service. GCC actually does four services; two on Saturday night and two on Sunday morning. It was a good experience, the only real problem was that it probably made Miriam and I a little homesick as it had some characteristics we are familiar with.

After GCC we headed back to Hartford City to part ways and call it a night.

(Authors note: the ride back from Hartford City is when I finally thought of the blog about our time in Indiana. Too bad that idea came so late….but I have been able to catch you up on the big stuff at least.)

Welp. See ya!