Saturday, September 23, 2006
The sticks are in . . .
Well, there it is. A little bright on the exposure I know, but when you bring a camera from low humidity to high, it takes a while to adjust and 'de-fog' so to speak - but you get the picture. I drove the sticks in early as I could, knowing that the sun had already been up about 30 minutes, but I could not get a perfectly straight line on it and had to wait. The Autumal Equinox has come and gone. It will be interesting to wait for the Winter Solstice (around Dec 22nd) and see the change. It was fun. While I was waiting I sprayed down some of the vehicles to get the loose dirt and funk that has softened because of the dew and then sprayed some windex on the outer kitchen window, let it soak and then sprayed it off. I was going to spray the living room triple window set, but then I notice my little "tree frog battalion" that tirelessly mans the porch lights for bugs every night were still perched around this area. Windex and frog skin do not go together well, so I just sprayed it with water - and can you believe they sat there and must have thought it was raining! They seemd to love the spray. Then I drove my sticks.
While looking up the spelling of equinox to be sure I was correct, I came across "exult". Now we rarely use this word, but I love the definition - "to leap for joy - to be extremely joyful: REJOICE".
Then my eyes catch the next one - which has a dairy/agricultural root meaning - could not pass this one up - "exuberant" to be abundant - from ex - + uber - more at 'udder' - get the picture. Can you imagine the joy a baby calf (who is hungry) feels when he see moma's udder full of milk? "Joyessly unrestrained and enthusiastic - produced in exteme abundance: PLENTIFUL
So, we can exult exuberantly due to the fact that God has provided everything we need for life and Godliness through Christ Jesus our Lord. Regardless of appearances, the way has been made for us who call upon His name. So we rejoice over that fact.
Today is our 17th wedding anniversary. I can still remember carrying her across the threshold of our first home - which I had been working on for months to get ready. Her cousin Barbara was our photographer and she had asked me to hold her at the top step and turn towards the camera and pause for a shot or two. Well, back then I was a little 'stouter' than I am today. It was a fun memory to make and is a great one to hold onto. We have had many great memories we have made together. We are blessed! We ate out last night at Semolina's and afterwards perused through the bookstore while the oldest was at a birthday party for a few hours. We had fun. Today is looking to be a good one, too.
Go about your day exuberantly knowing that God loves you.
P.S. LSU plays tonight. Go Tigers!