Archive for January 2007

Cherry Moo

January 22, 2007

Has Chickfila always served cherry coke? I don’t think so. Not that I can recall. Well, they do now! Had one today. Great move: Serving the best soft drink on the market. Yum. (Oh great, now another tempting reason to eat there.)

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January 11, 2007

Defined: Aperiod of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday
Freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.

Next week will be a challenge. Next week is different from the norm. What some people anticipate every year and have no problem doing, may be the biggest challenge of 07 for me. (Ok, that’s probably an exageration.) Next week is a vacation. A real one. As in: no kids. As in: “Freedom from duty, business, or activity.” What’s weird: I struggle to relax. My mind has a hard time slowing down. In our 7 years of marriage, Dana and I have had very few true vacations. (By this point in the post you may be screaming at your screen saying, “Are you crazy, just go! relax! I’d love a vacation right now! Shut up. Stop thinking about it and just go!”) I hear your pleas of common sense. I yell the same thing at myself.

So, my prayer is that instead of listing out all the things I have to do when I get back, that instead I’ll take time to reflect on God’s goodness. His grace. His patience. His passionate pursuit of us all! His ultimate plan. I hope to come back re-energized and fresh. I hope this time strengthens my relationship with Dana. But, no pressure on these things, eh? I definitely will sleep in past 6am…at least once.

I’m coming around. I’m seeing the HUGE importance of taking time off. It has much spiritual significance. This “freedom,” if only for a week, is now highly anticipated.

Look for pics and a new post in a week & 1/2.

Sharing Joy

January 9, 2007

Having a ton of kids is great. So many things to share. Memories. Laughs. Wisdom. Faith. Hope. Love. Dreams. Encouragement. Joy…….ahhhh, so many things….yes indeed, so many things to share…..oh, almost forgot. The Flu.

Our oldest has it.
Ah, joy.

Consider This

January 6, 2007

The 2006 college football season will come to an end Monday evening when the Buckeyes and Gators clash in Arizona. (Can’t believe I’m about to utter these words, but, GO GATORS!) They are SEC after all. So, allow me to brag on my Tigers as we wrap up another great year (full of surprises):

Consider This:

*Auburn is 33-5 over the past three seasons. That is third best in the country behind the past two national champions, Texas and USC.

*This year’s outstanding seniors set a new school record with 41 wins over four years.

*In the last five years, AUburn has won exactly 50 games.
2002 9-4
2003 8-5
2004 13-0
2005 9-3
2006 11-2
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TTL 50-14
*Auburn is averaging 10 wins a season over the last 5 years.

*AU has a five game winning streak against their archrival.

*AU has won parts of 5 SEC-Wests since CTT arrived.

*AU has the only perfect season in the SEC since UT in 98.

*Creating a virtual factory for NFL talent.

*Leading the charge for a Div-1 playoff system and integrity from the media.

Props to Tubs:
*Tuberville is 7-1 against the last 8 Top-10 teams he has played, and 13- 7 against his last 20 Top-10 opponents. He is 22-3 against SEC teams over the last three years.He has had only one losing season at Auburn—his first, in 1999, when he went 5-6 following a 3-8 season the previous year. (One year later, he was playing in the SEC Championship game.)

Not too shabby, eh?

War Eagle!

Gym Tip #27

January 5, 2007

When going to the gym to workout, please be considerate of others by not wearing your grandmother’s perfume. Application of such perfume, especially in large amounts, can be harmful to the health of others in the gym. Please note: Recent studies have shown such perfume to even cause a choking effect on others within a 20 foot radius. Furthermore, this deadly odor is amplified when you choose to workout on a treadmill or running device. Furthermore, this deadly odor is amplified when the gym contains a large fan that blows such odor directly into the nostrils of the person on the treadmill right next to you.

Thank you.
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Happy 07

January 2, 2007