even though it is my day off i am sitting in my office at the church. shannon needed some time without kids to get some of her graphic design work done (she does have her own business, after all, on paper designs), so i took them here to my office. jack is watching madagascar on a portable dvd player (and by "watching" i mean that he is stomping around my office roaring into a styrofoam cup). cade is sleeping peacefully, ignoring the ferocious lion of a toddler on the other side of the door, and i am sitting at the computer. i thought i would throw a quick post up here since i'm going to be out of pocket for a couple of days. we are traveling to central pa for some family birthdays (neice and nephew), and i won't have access to a computer. so here is what is bouncing around my brain today:
-the yankees are now only 1.5 games behind the red sox in the american least, with a magic number of 5 to win the wild card. the playoffs almost seem like a lock right now, and winning the east is a real possibility. who would have thought that back in may when the yankees were playing so bad and no one believed. i rememberd the stories of 1978 and really really hoped that they could repeat it. its incredible. i love baseball.
-oj simpson is ridiculous.
-i watched a movie late last night called sliding doors, starring gwenyth paltrow. has anyone else seen it? it is very interesting, and just ondered if anyone else had any thoughts.
-there are moments in these days when autumn is starting to show up. its on the tips of the trees and the slight crackle underfoot. its on the edge of the morning. its the soft and so far subtle surrendering of the valant trees, about to relent to the seasons' expectation. the whole world will soon seem to burst into flames of amber and orange, deep bloody red and bright yellow. i love autumn. i love long sleeves and seeing my breath in the morning. i love leaves. i love football and cider. and apples. and pumpkins. and the leaves that dance in front of my car. and the way the world pulls up the blanket over our heads in preperation for winter. sigh.
-in case you missed it, yesterday was national talk like a pirate day. if you didn't talk like a pirate, do it today. its never too late to celebrate. arrrr....
-in case you've been wondering about that accountability i was talking about several weeks ago in terms of my diet and excercise, here you go: i'm still going. i've lost about 24 pounds now, and still trying to maintain these good habits. it feels like i've made some lifestyle changes that aren't just for the short term....but keep me accountable anyway.
-jack just unplugged the dvd player. my guess is tears will soon follow. ah yes, here we go.