Love and laughter all around at the Alexander Open House celebrating a life well-lived.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
We went to the local men's homeless shelter with a bunch of other homeschoolers to leave cookies, candies, and Valentine's on their beds while they were out. I didn't know this until we arrived, but this shelter is what used to be the sorority where, Teala (365 Jan 1 2007), was the housemom. It has been transformed.
Sadly, this time next year, it will be torn down and condominiums will be built in its place. :(
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Last Sunday afternoon, a ton of middle school boys and their families marched and chanted through the Alexander's neighboorhood as they made way to their house to honor one of their favorite coaches, Bruce. George took shots for this moving event. (I was supposed to, but my back went out). They march back to the neighborhood club house and kid after kid shared what Bruce has meant to them. The recurring theme was "You didn't just teach us about how to play football. You taught us about how to live life."
Bruce sits in a hospital right now awaiting test results after experiencing much pain in the middle of the night two nights ago. They don't know if it is the result of his brain radiation or tumors from stage four melanoma. Please pray for him and his dear family.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I am nursing a sore back today (all put back in place by bil but still sore). So, I am in bed doing things that I love. I have been watching a Teaching Company DVD about The Odyssey, doing Bible study using my Logos Bible Study Software (left computer), updating the Bible Book Club Blog and dialoguing with others on Lamp-post (right computer) about Crazy for God by Frank Schaeffer (right book), contemplating reading Greek Lyrics for my next classic (left book), and welcoming My Mr. Knightly (see arm on right) as he brings me a slice of buttered Challah Bread.
I love my life!
I was up early this morning, but I didn't open the blinds. Later, George was leaving for basketball, but he said, "Carol, you should see the sunrise this morning!" He opened our window blinds, and I was in awe! This picture just doesn't do it justice. There is no good angle to take a picture from our backyard, and I didn't want to take it through the window. Also, this isn't exactly what my eyes beheld. We had such a hard time getting the colors we saw.