"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fat Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday...

What a fun weekend! Nick and I did not partake in the Mardi Gras festivities... that's just not our style. Next year we have vowed to visit at least one parade. In fact, come Tuesday we are getting the heck out of town and going to Rhode Island. I am really, really excited! I've never been to New England, except New York and New Jersey, but those just don't seem to count. Its just a quick trip, we get back Friday, but I think it will be fun! We're going to Salem, MA and I hope that I will find something to scare me (insert Ted Kennedy joke)... I always have to visit the macabre when we travel. We also plan to visit Maine one day too to eat lobster.

This weekend we worked on Nick's baby, a purgola for our backyard. Our house faces almost due West, and has no shade and only a worthless deck, worthless because its way too hot to go outside and sit on in the afternoons. Nick, being the thrifty, creative, structural engineer that he is, figured out a way to turn the deck into a purgola at a minimum expense to us. Nick's been really excited about this and designed it on autocad. He then took it and ran it in a hurricane simulation at work to make sure that it will survive the coastal tempests that come round every year, which I thought was kind of overkill, but its one less thing for him to worry about in the next evacuation. I love my husband... he's just delightful (and very strong...) :).

We spent the most of the weekend dismantling part of the deck and then putting in the four main posts. It worked out well because we were able to use the deck to hold the posts in place. Nick and a friend will finish next week by adding the slats and cutting the posts to the proper height. I have to admit that I have been only mildly interested in the project, but I'm happy that Nick's happy, and I love helping him and working with him. I have been mostly excited about decorating the area, and I kind of want to buy a table with a firepit in it! I've also been thinking about planting a butterfly garden along the side.

Finally, when we get back from RI, we are both going on a diet. I have gotten so roly poly (10 lbs, ok 13 lbs over my wedding weight!), and eventhough Nick assures that I'm lovely, I really need to cut back on the sugar. Its my sweet tooth that gets me every time. We've been working out, now we just need to focus on diet, so we're going to start the South Beach diet. I've been trying to do it for a while now, but my mistake was not getting Nick on board. I think I have his full support this time, so there will be no sabatoging my efforts with his delicious peanut butter, chocolate crackers that he makes every night.

We also got Frodo some new toys, which he's so cute playing with. We also got him a new bed, which he seems to like and snuggled right into.

Hrmmm... that's it. Its a little boring, but I'm learning.



Every week... we get Lost!

That's the lamest pun... but doggonit, I love Lost! Here's Jessica and mine's latest on Lost. We are dorks.

From Jessica:
Here are some of my outstanding questions for LOST as of 2/18 episode "316":
1. What happened to Aaron?
2. Who did Ben get in a fight with? Did he try to kill Penny and Desmond beat him up? Or, did Widmore do it?
3. Why is Kate and Sayid and Hurley acting so wierd?
4. How id they find out about the flight?
5. Is Kate pregnant with Jack's baby and is Claire's "proxy"?
6. Where is Walt??
7. If Kate is Claire's proxy, Sayid is Kate's, and Hurley is Charlie's, the other guy in first class must be Sayid's. Who is Ben and Jack a proxy for?
8. I thought Ben couldn't go back to the island.
9. Why does John have to wear something of Christian Shephard's?
10. We still are not sure what the smoke monster is...

My Analysis:I think this whole show is themed around the life of Christ; Something to do with it anyways. Ben talks about the story of the Apostle Thomas (I think it was Thomas). I think that John is "Jesus" because he has to come back to Earth, die to save everyone, and then he comes back to life (as we know from the preview for next week). Jack is "Thomas"; Jack has never lived life based on faith, he always has to "see to believe" and this is exactly what Thomas did to Jesus after the Resurrection. Ben must be the devil (lol, actually I am just kidding. Could be, though). Actually, Ben could be Judas Iscariot, because, from the preview, He looks like he is there to help John die.I will have to do some research on some more of the Apostles and Disciples to see if any more fit. Of Course, this could all change after next Wednesday. I like to think that I am on the right track, though! :)

My Response:
1. I think that Kate gave Aaron back to Claire's mom. I hope that they don't make us wait a long time to find out though.
2. I think Widmore did it. I don't think Widmore knew where Penny was until Desmond came to see him, then Widmore had them followed to protect Penny. Then whoever it was, was waiting until Ben tried to make his move on Penny. I don't think it was Desmond because, beating people up that badly doesn't seem like Desmond's style. I think he would have incapacitated Ben and then gotten the heck away, not beaten him to a pulp.
3. I think Hurley saw Charlie, and that's why he's acting so wierd and why he had the guitar case. I think that Kate must have seen Claire again, I think that Claire is the only person that could convince Kate to give Aaron up. Claire told her to give him to her mom - see above. Ben turned Sayid into the authorities for all of the murders he had done for Ben, knowing that the bounty hunter would take him on the flight.
4. See above.
5. I HOPE SO! Since Kate and Jack are back in time in the 70s/80s... who's the grown up Kate/Jack baby in today's time??? Who's parents do we not know about?
6. To quote Ben... "Who cares?" :)
7. Ben is a proxy for Hurley who showed up late for the original flight, and also maybe Locke who was paralysed, Ben's not that badly hurt but still hurt. Jack is just Jacks...
8. Me too. What's the deal?
9. Because he's Christian Shephard's proxy - but what is the connection between John Locke and Christian Shepherd, other than our John Locke is Jacob theory. But why?
10. I know!

Also, chew on this. They were on flight 316... as in John 3:16! "That who so ever believes in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life!" Locke's note - "I wish you had believed in me Jack." I like your Ben as Judas theory.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

So a girl starts up a blog and...

I started a blog! I don't know if anyone will read it or if it will be interesting, but I figured that it would give all of my Facebook friends a break from having to read my notes.

I promise it won't all be political.

That's it for now!


PS... are you supposed to write a blog like a letter?

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