Thursday, July 5, 2012

9 Innings

I think 9 innings is too much of a good thing. I could happily watch maybe 4 innings of a baseball game, particularly if you didn't have to pay $3.50 for a bottle of water, or even if the water fountain was working. Or even if my broken toe were not throbbing and aching as though the tendons were slowly being chewed apart by millions of tiny sharp toothed ants. 4 innings of anything seems quite sufficient to me. But then the fireworks came. After sitting in the 95 degree stands for 9 (interminable) innings, watching the bats come out as dusk descended, trying to find a comfortable position for my broken toe....after all that, the full moon rose like a pumpkin in the inky darkness and then a good half hour of magnificent music blared into the night, accompanied by the fireworks that were nothing short of dazzling. AH! Happy Birthday, my beloved nation, one nation under God!

Asherel and I leave this morning for a week to NY to visit my folks. I almost snagged a rescue dog that needed a free trip up north to his forever home, but in the end, it fell through. Maybe next time. Apparently, whenever anyone travels, it is good to let the rescue grapevine know. They have an underground railroad for doomed dogs snatched from gas chambers. Sometimes all the dog needs is a free ride North, and a family is waiting to throw their arms around his furry face. Keep that in mind friends, when you travel and have a little extra room in your car. The rescue folks will arrange to drop off the dog, and then pick up wherever you can manage to get the dog if it is in the right direction.

So this week is filled with God and patriotism and family. Now those are three things that should go at least the full nine innings....

Nehemiah 2:6,18,20 (NIV)
Then the king , with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time. [18] I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work. [20] I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success.

-save a dog-

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