31 July 2006

I thought weekends were for relaxing...

I think that was their original intention, but this past weekend was anything but relaxing for the Libby Clan.

We trekked to San Antonio on Thursday afternoon to spend some time with Debbie's folks before heading off to Tapatio Springs for a weekend with our college friends. However, things went south quickly. Debbie spent Thursday night coughing and not sleeping, went to the emergency care doctor on Friday morning and found out that she had a sinus infection.

That nixed our time at the resort - much to our chagrin. We were able to head out for an afternoon get together with our friends on Saturday, but we only stayed a few hours.

We were unable to go to church on Sunday morning because Debbie needed to recuperate from another night of coughing and no sleep. Our trip home that afternoon had us driving through a grass fire in Belton which stopped traffic for about 45 minutes.

Now we are home. Deb went to the doctor again and is suffering from allergies as well as the sinus infection. Tomorrow is her birthday - I think I'll be extra sweet to her since it will not be fun being sick on her special day.

BTW - I don't feel 100% either.
FYI - It sucks being sick!


24 July 2006

Starved for Entertainment?

Is there really nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon than watch as someone commits several crimes on live TV? Are we so starved for something to watch that we will get in our cars and stop traffic in order to see a woman at gun-point drive a semi down the highway? Have we lost our minds to the point that we will hold up a sign that reads "Keep on Truckin" and cheer when a fugitive from the law rides by?

I am certainly glad that I didn't find out about the car-jacking/truck-jacking/hostage-taking incident until it had safely concluded. I must say that I was (and still am) appalled at the number of people who left their homes to see the hijacked semi drive down I-20. Honestly, I think that anyone who stopped what they were doing (be that watching TV or driving along the highway) in order to cheer on the stolen semi should be arrested for failure to render aid.

This incident was neither funny nor worthy of cheer.


19 July 2006

Happy Blog-iversary!

Today marks one year in the blogosphere for "The Gospel According to Dean" and I just wanted to share a few stats with my readers:

# of posts: 70
# of comments: 86
# of profile views: 140
avg # of posts per month: 5.83
avg # of comments per post: 1.23
avg # of comments per month: 7.17

top posts:
The big winner is "welcome to the internet caitlyn!" with 7 comments
Second place goes to "interesting conversation" with 6 comments
And three posts tied for third with 5 comments each:
"the wait is over" "Here's what I'm wondering..." and "For Sherry..."

Thank you to all of you who have posted comments and helped me to flesh out some of my incoherent thoughts. Maybe year two will provide a post that receives double-digit comments - who know?


17 July 2006

The Heat is Melting My Brain

Summer is almost over and it feels like it is only just beginning.

Last week was "action packed" to say the least. I read with kids at PT, married a couple, and preached on Sunday. To borrow a phrase, "Oof!" I thoroughly enjoyed all of it, but I am very tired this afternoon and I am desperately trying to catch up on the things that had to be pushed aside last week.

I heard some great news between services on Sunday and congrats are in order for one Jon Rutty! Way to go, bro!


05 July 2006

Is there such a thing as "slow" in the church?

July is supposed to be the "slow" month here at Trietsch, but as I look at the calendar I don't see anything "slow" about it
  • Kids Eat Free with Young Adults - 6th
  • Project Transformation - 12th
  • Officiating Wedding - 14th
  • Preaching - 16th
  • Kids Eat Free with Young Adults - 20th
  • Six Flags with Young Adults - 21st
  • College Reunion Trip - 28th-30th

Plus all the things I have to do to get ready for the school year starting in August - Fall BS Schedule, Medical Response Team, National Night Out, Back in the Saddle, Elevate planning...

I am not complaining, I'm just saying there is lots to be done and I hope that the "slow" month doesn't go by too fast.