Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas

May the peace of Christ be with you this Christmas and throughout the new year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Beautiful Disaster (Winter Wonderland, part 3)

One of my coworkers, Pat Hackenberg, went out and took some pictures around campus this morning. Now that the sun is out, it really is "a beautiful disaster" as Pat described it. But it's still a very challenging disaster for thousands here in northeast and north central Kansas who are without power. Pat said I could post these pictures, so enjoy, but I hope you'll also remember the people who are dealing with the after effects of the ice. Reports are that some people may not have power back for another 10 days or so.

These are all scenes from around the K-State campus. The building in the last picture is Anderson Hall, the main administration building.

Winter wonderland, part 2

Everything is still ice-covered around here. Clay Center and Manhattan were both hit pretty hard by the ice storm, so lots of things aren't quite back to normal. We have electricity to part of our house because only one of the wires to our house was pulled out at the pole. Once we figured that out, an electrician was able to bypass something so our furnace would kick on (because it was in the part of the house that didn't have electricity). We had lots of limbs down around our house, but we are fortunate that no big limbs came through our roof -- that happened to people around town. If you go to you'll see some pictures from Clay Center. Clay Center has lots of big, pretty trees but I have a feeling they won't be so pretty now. It was kind of freaky to go outside Tuesday morning and see the tops of trees falling as I watched. It may warm up a little today, but I don't know how much will melt -- but the sun is shining so that should help.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Winter wonderland my foot

Well, it's come all over winter here -- freezing drizzle, sleet, snow, slush, gray skies. It's not doing anything right now, but it did yesterday and it will all weekend. It was pretty when the snow was falling yesterday, but now it's just icy slush on the streets. And it's cold. So bundle up, keep warm and stay inside.

But there are a couple of positive things going on these days: it's less than a month before my grandson is due, and on Dec. 16 we do our adult Christmas program at church. And one of the neat things about the Christmas program is that I wrote it. At least, I wrote the scenes between the songs. Back in the fall the woman who is co-worship coordinator at our church asked me to write some connective scenes for the program, so I did and she's worked on coming up with music. I haven't gotten to see much of the acting practice because I've been in music practice, but what I've seen is fun. It's exciting to hear my words coming from actual people's lips and see how the scenes are coming to life. It's not a full-fledged play, but I think it does provide some continuity to the program and tells a little story of hope and redemption. So (shameless plug coming) if anyone happens to be passing near Clay Center Evangelical Covenant Church on Dec. 16 (at 7 p.m.), stop and see.

Monday, December 03, 2007

What kind of writer am I?

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This seems pretty accurate. (Thanks to Jen for the link.) I am such a sucker for quizzes.