Monday, August 30, 2010

"The End"

Tomorrow is the first day of school.

To me, and I may have written before,
this is a bitter sweet thing.

For one thing, I have to reintroduce
myself to the alarm clock. I've been
using Levi as my alarm clock for the
summer. He rises, I rise.

Another thing, 2 sets of hands will
be away for the most part of the day.
As much as they act like kids and
steer clear of all things work, they
actually do so much. It's easier to
trust an 8 year old or even 6 year
old to entertain the soon to be 2 year
old while you take a potty break.

Now, it will just be me, the Lukenstein,
and Mr. MumbLevi.

Also, it back to routine. Fall brings that
to me, routine. Sure, we have it during
the summer, but it's much easier to
buck routine then and do something

Bitter Sweet. Good-bye Summer.
Welcome back, old friend Autumn.

Good-bye horrible Buccos.
Welcome back, Steelers and Penguins.

Good-bye 90s.
Hello... well, maybe not yet on that one.

Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul;
if you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 24:14 NIV

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"They Are Coming"

Pretty soon, the big yellow monsters will be
out in force. In some parts of the country,
they are roaming already. They seek out
children to devour... and then regurgitate
at institutions of public fund wasting.

That time of year is upon us. And this
to me is a bitter sweet affair. YES,
bitter sweet.

It marks an end; but also a new beginning.

"See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland. "
Isaiah 43:19 NIV

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Summer Bug"

Well, I spent from about 9pm Saturday night,
until about 9am Monday morning, fighting a
fever of bubonic proportions. 105 at one reading.

It was an experience. Fighting the summer bug.

Also this summer, we had on several different
occasions, battling ticks. I believe all of us at
one point, except me, had one removed from
their persons this year.

And if that's not enough, the mosquitoes and
the flies have gotten to a rather annoying point
in recent days. Not that they aren't always
a nuisance, but the level of their annoyance
has been rising quite quickly.

Enter: The cross orb.
Last summer, I was very adamant that a
beast of this nature must be destroyed.
They are down right scary looking and
as I found out later, rather harmless to
humans (especially my babies.)

Add to my info this:
Diet: flying insects, such as, flies and mosquitoes.
Oh how the ugly duckling turned into the swan
with that little bit of information in my brain.

SO, goodbye Mr. fly and Mrs. mosquito.
You are now on the entree list of my new
friend. I guess you could say as far as
the flying pests are concerned... my family
is now protected and covered by the cross.

For the message of the cross
is foolishness to those who are
perishing, but to us who are
being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV

Monday, August 2, 2010


3 boys +
1 girl +
2 parents +
1 bathroom +
3 bedrooms =

well, it's beginning to not add up very well.

And what's really beginning to add up
quite well is the headaches that I've been
getting thinking through all of this...
trying to pray through all of this.

What's for sure... well, I'm not sure.

I believe we are on the verge of outgrowing
our home, and leaving ourselves with some
tough decisions.

How do we put another bedroom in our
home... or is it even possible?

Do we sell our home... then try to find
one that at least gives us another bedroom?

Do we really want to move...
to another town, school district,
higher tax area?

Motrin is now my second best friend...
right next to Tums.

Decisions, decisions.
Prayers and more prayers.