-- In His Strength: November 2006 www.superfluousbanter.org

In His Strength

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength --- Philippians 4:13

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Joys of Public Trasnportation

"I'm gonna be an Airforce Ranger, I'm gonna put myself in danger"

A young man who was in the Army struck up a conversation about the Military. Thus proceedeth the busdrivers Air Force song, the only two lines he could remember. I think he said it was back in '68 when he was in. I've had the two lines of the song stuck in my head for two days. (Hey Lance, you were in the Air Force, do YOU know the rest?)

As I am coming home from the YMCA, the bus driver says to a woman taking her sweet little time "I'm running late!" Woman to bus driver: "yeah, who cares?" Me (so glad I didnt say it outloud) : thinking "We Do!" I was hoping to catch the route 1 bus but instead had to take the route 12. Which is not that big of deal, but it does get me on the correct side of the street. I hate crossing, especially in the winter.

Riding the bus can take so darn long sometimes, but hey, it gets me out of the house. I go to the gym, to my voice lesson, job appointments, and sometimes other places too. As are the cab drivers, the bus drivers are great. Some of them even go to CLC.


Alehe's in Trouble

I had left Alehe at home while I went to choir tonight because I thought she was getting a bath from one of my aides ( we may have discussed another day, but my brain ya know... I AM thirty-two). When I came home, one of my roomates Krysty had shared with me that Alehe had eaten all of the popcorn and fruitloops off of our Christmas tree. That shocked me, I couldn't see how, or WHY for that matter, she would do that. But then again, she was left at home, alone. And she DOES love popcorn.
When more of my roomies came home Krysty says to them, " I have a sad but funny story to tell you", and proceeds to tell them. All three laughed hysterically.

As a side note, it is almost ten p.m. and it is three degrees outside. B-r-r-r-r-r-r-r!


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turkey, Turkey Everywhere

In Honor of Thanksgiving
from the November LaughLetter Newsletter

Turkey, Turkey Everywhere

THE TURKEY shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air.
It knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.
It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with a deafening boom,
Then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.
It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor.
There was turkey attached to the ceiling
where there’d never been turkey before.
It blanketed every appliance,
It smeared every saucer and bowl.
There wasn’t a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.
I scraped and scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
That I’d never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn’t been popped

Thursday, November 16, 2006

God Moment II

I was practicing for voice lesson the other day when at that moment something ocurred to me.

When still in junior high I believe, there was a choir from Azusa Pacific University that came tosing at our church one Sunday morning. At that moment I decided I wanted to go to APU and major in music ministry. After all, I had an adopted aunt who travels the U.S. and sings for various groups of peoople/events. I wanted to do the same as she.These past few months, though I am absolutely thrilled with the fact that I will one day be teaching
preschoolers, that dream has still been in the back of my mind.

As I was practicing for my voice lesson, I was thinking about my being in the church choir. Church choir has also been a dream of mine since I was a child. I remember siting in church one Sunday morning yet again and watching the choir sing. "Someday that will be me up there", I thought to myself. It's not the church I thougnht I would be doing it in, but I am doing it just the same.

Anyway, while practicing for my voice lesson "Praise the King" by Cindy Morgan, (a song I will one day sing in church it was decided), A thought came to my mind. " I am doing music ministry, just not in the way I thought I would be doing it!"


Thursday, November 09, 2006


So I received notice of jury duty a few days ago. I don't know how I feel about it. All these what if's came to mind when I sent in my questionairre they make you fill out (what if they really ARE guilty and I say not? What if I have to go to the bathroom? Do I take Alehe or leave her home? how ling is each session, as I can't sit for very long before needing to move around). They say that sometimes the case gets settled even before going to trial. Dear God I hope that's the case. I guess I can't use ccollege as an excuse to get out of it anymore. I have heard others say its a great experience, but I really don't know if I have the desire. I am to report to the courthouse in November. Oh yeah, and what about transportation? Is THAT going to be an issue?

Oh well, I guess we'll wait and see
I recently turned in a paper that gave an excuse as to why I could not do jury duty this time around. Although the more I thought about it the more I would have liked to do it, there were a few personal issues that got in the way and I wasnt sure how they could accomodate. Just recently too, I was scheduled for surgery on Friday 11/10/06. Though jury duty wasnt until Monday and it was to be outpaitent surgery, I was really unsure of how I would feel. I have had sugeries where they tried to release me that afternoon or the next day and had ended up staying longer due to how I felt afterward. Anesthesia does weird things to you sometimes.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Things Have Been a Wee Bit Stressful Lately

These past two weeks seemed like it's been a month already. It seems I have seen more doctors in a weeks time than I have in a year. And I am not taking it very well. Some issues caused by ny disability have been slowly getting worse, to a point where it is out of control. The more I try to keep these functions under control, the worse it seems to get. Meds don't help at all. I have dreams for my future, and while I still hold on to hope for those dreams...because of this situation my confidence is being crushed.

I just ask that you keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I am going in a week from Friday for an hour-long procedure to hopefully regain some of what I have lost. I am having to rely on certain people for help in this area (as well as a few others) and I am so used to being independent and doing things on my own (especaially this) I am taking it very hard.

I have one doctor (who is a believer by the way :) !) who said something very encouraging " If we can't get you better, than we have failed). There is no reason I should be having this problem at all, that even doctors in CA should have been able to do something long ago.