I confess that I am officially on vacation for the next few weeks – really more of a stay-cation, which is not my favorite. I confess that I’ll be doing projects around the house for most of the three weeks, starting with a new study room for the boys. I further confess that this will be somewhat of a working vacation – as there are just things I need to stay on top of. Nevertheless, vacation means lots of time w/my family, so I’m feeling blessed today.
I confess that I nearly always listen to educational tv while I work around the house. I usually pick some sort of long television miniseries from the history channel that will last for much of the project. Last year when gave our living room a makeover, I watched the entire Revolutionary War miniseries from the History Channel. Edward Herrmann is one of the best narrators ever. I confess that this year, it will probably by Ken Burn’s “The Civil War,” and perhaps “The West,” both of which are on Netflix for free. Books on tape are great as well.
I confess that I don’t like Veggie Tales. My kids love it and it annoys me. I would never listen to it while working around the house.
I confess that I love watching NASCAR, even though this fits with no other part of my life. It’s a complete flier, but I can’t help it. I’m all about the speed.
I confess that I love taking naps on Sunday afternoon, but they have become problematic. If I take a nap during the day, I struggle getting to sleep that night. Then on Monday morning I’m tired from having stayed up too late. I’m considering putting a moratorium on all naps until I figure a way out of the conundrum.
I confess that I’m still reading Bethge’s biography of Bonhoeffer. I read quite a bit from it last week and I”m still only 300 pages in (900 pages total). It’s a mother long book, but completely enjoyable.
I confess that at the beginning of the summer, I decided to try and keep our grass alive this year. Actually what I wanted to do was grow a garden, but decided if I could keep the grass alive for the whole summer this year, then I’d let myself plant a garden next year. Who knew it was going to be a phenomenal heat wave and drought year. So far so good, but now there’s a water ration in JoCo. I confess that this could get tricky.
I confess that the Suttle family is in a car-quandry right now. Our 2003 mini-van w/140k miles on it needs about $3,000 work of work done. The van is only worth about $5k. Do we sell it & get another used one? That’s about a $15,000 hit, instead of a $3,000 hit to fix it. Is it really worth fixing, or will it nickel and dime us to death for two more years when we have to sell it again. I hate this stage in car ownership & it’s happened with nearly ever car I’ve ever had.
I confess that our church baptism yesterday was my favorite one ever. I’m so glad to be a part of Redemption Church.
I made my confession – you make yours!