dimanche, février 21, 2010

Friday morning I worked off graveyards and went to meet Woody and a couple of his friends, all of whom had also finished a stint on the hoot shift, at Waffle House. I got there after they had finished eating, so I got a coupe of coffee. We left WH and went to Bird's house to visit some more.

Bird opened a bottle of wine and we all had a glass and discussed the usual things, of course the Christian faith was a part of that discussion, since not all of us there were convinced of its veracity. We had a good discussion and Bird was a cordial host.

After that I came home and slept a few hours. I picked the boys up from school, spent the afternoon with the family and went to bed early. Saturday I about nine (after catching up on some needed sleep) and went to work in the yard, where i stayed most of the day. Saturday evening, I took Lisa out to the best restaurant in town (Mazen's) to celebrate her birthday, which is Monday (i.e. tomorrow).

This morning, I was up by 6:40. I promised the boys that I would cook my world famous Pain Perdu for breakfast. I informed Morgan the night before, so she and Danny came over to have breakfast with us.

After breakfast it was time to head to Bethel. MK is teaching a Sunday School Class. Todays class was on the Popes of the High Renaissance, a story I know pretty well. It was lots of fun.

After Worship services we returned home. This afternoon some of us took the kayaks to the lake for a fun.

It has been a good weekend.

Coram Deo,

lundi, février 15, 2010

Last Week

Last week, I continued training on my new job as a lab tech for the refinery. It is going well so far, the best part is I am not involved in the latest unscheduled shutdown and unplanned maintenance on one of my old units.
Last Friday, Lisa and I met a couple from church, Jason and Heather, at Luna's for Dinner. We had a very enjoyable evening. Saturday morning was spent working around the house, but that afternoon our youngest son and I drove to Lafayette to catch the Krewe of Bonaparte parade. We stopped at the Best Stop in Scott for boudin, boudin balls and homemade jerky before meeting up with David (Dah-veed) and Jon-Ella Hays. We attended the parade with them.
David's brother is part of the Krewe and we were with other members of the family. My son was very excited, because the folks on the floats knew the people we were with and when ever one of them recognised our group they showered us with beads and stuff. We had a great time in Lafayette and we were still able to make it home before 10 PM.
Sunday, we attended Sunday school and worshipped at Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Coram Deo,

jeudi, février 11, 2010

This is a WONDERFUL biographical movie that I watched a few days ago on HBO. It is about Temple Grandin, a successful women who has autism. I can not write a review that will do the movie justice, but I hope you will look for it on HBO and watch it.

I highly recommend it.


lundi, février 08, 2010

The New Orleans Saints have defeated Peyton Manning and the Colts to win the Super Bowl and become the National Champions. Hell froze over at that point in time.

Tens of thousands of Louisiana (and Mississippi) Saints fans have believed for decades that they would go to their graves without ever seeing the Saints reach the Super Bowl, much less win. Down here in Louisiana, the happiest state in the Union, are overjoyed by the Saints' victory.

Mardi Gras will be an even bigger celebration this year, than ever before.


dimanche, février 07, 2010

I am now training to be a lab tech. I have been at the refineries lab for two weeks. I know that this will be a stress free job, unlike the top operator position I just left.

I have invited the guys from my old units to come over after work to chill on the porch and have a few beers. It was nice.

Today, Lisa, the boys and I worshiped at Bethel. After worship we ate at Casa Manana and then came home. I took a VERY long nap and now I'm well rested to watch the Saints and Colts in the Super Bowl, which is starting right now!


jeudi, février 04, 2010

I pledge allegiance 2 da Saints
and 2 da great city of New Orleans
and 2 da Super Bowl,
4 which we will win,
1 city, B low C level,
under God,
with Mardi Gras and alcohol 4 all.