My brother bought a new [to him] truck. It's nice. Really Nice. The driver and passenger seats are like captain chairs. Very comfortable. But I'm guessing it gets like 18 miles to the gallon. Not the best. My brother works really hard and he deserves something nice. He puts everyone above himself. Especially his boys. He loves those boys more than anything in this world. I'm very proud of him. He's turned into the kind of man I always knew he would be. He's had his struggles and came through on the other side better for having been through those tough times. He truly is a good, decent man. I hope my son follows his lead. What I admire most about him, he always follows through on his word. If he says he will do something, he does it.
Last Saturday, we went cat shopping. I had been researching them online. Trying to find one that has personality traits that would fit in with the kids and the dogs. There were so, so many. So we chose, Cooper, a Himalayan-Siamese mix. He was on a 3 day trial run with another lady. *sigh* Second choice was Purr Bucket, he was already gone. *another sigh* Third choice was Miss Kitty, she wasn't in town for the adoption day. And I had no desire to drive out of town to find her. It looked like we were going to go home cat-less again. *yet another sigh* But then... This guy showed up! Meet Pete! He is adorable and Polydactyl! He's a lover, likes kids and dogs.
Staurday night I was supposed to go to my
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I received this book by chance, literally. There was an entry via blogger and twitter to enter to win an autographed copy of The Shack. I had just mentioned to Michelle that I wanted to read The Shack and I had a reply on Twitter stating I had won! *Squeeee* You can see the post on her blog here. You will also find my comments about the book. I was going to mentioned a few quotes from the book here but I would end up posting it all because touched me completely. I have never been a very religious person. But.. This book goes so far beyond religion. I thought about trying to describe the book but find that I lack the means to due so while still doing it justice. All I can say, is you should read it. It confirmed what I thought I knew about God but went so far beyond what I could ever comprehend on my own. I think I will carry this book and the experience of reading it with me for a long time to come. I will read it again. I'm sure I will find more that will resonate with me each time I do. The autograph reads "If anything matters, everything matters." Which you can see here.
Track is over now. My son loved it. He is more involved in school sports then ever. He was in wrestling and track this year. I think he will be doing wrestling again next year. My nephew played basketball and baseball. My daughter wants to play soccer next year. I truly