July 2006

I’m not sure what kind of bird this is, but I saw him just chirpin away on the top of my clothesline pole.


I found this fuzzy little dude in my backyard. Hopefully the garbage pile in the background is adequately blurred. I barely got it snapped before Tony popped it out of the ground and blew it out into the wind.

Buckminster Fuller, was considered one of the most original thinkers of the 20th century:

  • “Faith is much better than belief.  Belief is when someone else does the thinking”
  • “Either war is obsolete or men are”
  • “God to me…is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper”
  • “The end move in politics is to pick up a gun”
  • “I am a passenger on the spaceship Earth”
  • “We are not going to be able to operate our spaceship Earth successfully, nor for much longer, unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common.  It has to be everybody or nobody”

This guy seems like a pretty forward thinker to me.  It would be interesting to hear what he would make of the current state of affairs.

Uncle John’s Third Bathroom Reader

Apparently, I have been extremely blessed in not getting stung when I walk to mama’s. I go right under this hornet’s nest, and didn’t even realize it. The neighbor told me about it. It’s well camouflaged, so I never even saw it. I had to stand pretty far away and use the whole 10x zoom just to get this pic, and you can’t see it very well. I was afraid to get any closer, becauset the little stingers are buzzing all around, some about 10 feet away, so I decided to stay back.

This is the one Jessica calls Waffle. She’s just so sweet! They are 16 days old today.

Tony @ bibleschool, originally uploaded by hockamama.

Thank goodness, bible school is over. I’m sorry if this changes your perception of me, but, although I love kids, especially the kids at my church, a whole day with them seems to drain me of all my energy.

Ms. Judy, the Queen of all things -school related (Sunday-, bible-) took some time off to spend with her new grandbaby. So, I was recruited to step in. We had several planning meetings, laid out plans, cut out foamy things, and such. However, somehow we ran long on time, and short on activities.

We decided to just do a one day event this year, rather than the 3 evenings we have been doing. We had hoped that in doing so, we would bring in some new children; maybe mama and daddy would like to have a whole Saturday to themselves. Unfortunately, we still only had 6. Tony, the preacher’s daughter, and the 4 little girls who live around the corner from the church.

Our theme was “Hip for Jesus”, and we learned about the original hippies. I found this great picture on Google’s images page, and we just went from there. leojpeace1.gifWe tie-dyed shirts, made foam VW Bug picture frames, and made stepping stones. We had planned to spend quite a bit of time outside, but it was so flippin’ hot today, high 90’s. Nobody wanted to be out there for very long, so the kids played in the nursery between crafts.

It was fun, but I was very glad to come home to my computer and my couch.

It came today!  My new camera!  I know I’m a bit behind the times, with my little Kodak 4 MP digital, and I’m probably still behind compared to alot of y’all; but today my new z650 came.  I am so excited!  I can’t wait to use it tomorrow at bible school.

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