So how was your weekend?
I spent all of Sunday putting shingles on my house.
On my gingerbread house, that is. And can I just say that this little house is ending up costing me the same amount of money it would have cost me to build a life-sized sunroom on the back of our actual peoplehouse--complete with stained glass windows?
I mean, you just don't realize when you're getting started how many gumdrops and Christmas M & Ms and butterscotch and ribbon candy and peppermints and candy canes you're going to need. And those are just the snacks while you're waiting for the walls to bake.
I cannot tell you, well, I could, but I won't because I don't want you to know the actual number, how many pounds of powdered sugar I have used and how many batches of gingerbread I have baked.
Did I tell you why I've spent hundreds of hours, dollars and calories that I'll never get back on this project? It's going to be the centerpiece for my table at "The Gathering," a Christmas women's ministry event at church on December 5th, whose title Jorge says sounds like a Stephen King novel.
In other weekend news, in our 9:00 church service yesterday, someone's cell phone went off, playing ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me," which in the moment mortified me, even though it wasn't my phone, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was ironically kind of appropriate, since "Abba" is another name for "Father," and "Take a Chance on Me" could be construed as a message from God to lost people.
I said, "could be."
Also this weekend, I was listening to NPR's "Sound Medicine," as the host was being interviewed by her son in a tender moment. I'm not sure because I can't trust my hearing (remember, I thought "type two" and "type one" diabetes were "tattoo" and "Tai Kwan" diabetes recently), but I believe she said the son's father (probably ex-husband, then) was Neal Conan of "Talk of the Nation." I was so shocked to hear, or think that I heard, that Barbara Lewis of "Sound Medicine" used to be married to Neal Conan. Because do you know what this amounts to?
High brow "Entertainment Tonight!" tabloid scandal!
It's like finding out that Deborah Norville used to be married to Matt Lauer, only high brow-er.
Finally, I wanted to tell you about the National Day of Listening which you can read about, but basically, I think I'm going to participate in this on the day after Thanksgiving with my folks. You can get tips through the link about how to conduct your interview.
Truly finally, Jorge has ordered the new computer, so this desert of no-pic posts and borrowed computer time has an end in sight. Merry Christmas to me?
So how was your weekend?